Quick release skewers

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Quick release skewers

Postby frankspencer1979 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 22:06 pm

With regards standard size QR skewers (I.e. not thru-axles) In people's experience, do they all perform the same? Will the bog standard, plain black ones I got with my bike be just the same as any of the shinier varieties!? Is there anything to look for/avoid when choosing new ones?

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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby snoopsmydogg » Thu Dec 20, 2012 22:10 pm

Very small weight difference and a little more bling but in reality no difference.

Shimano seem to get well rated.

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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby cooldad » Thu Dec 20, 2012 22:16 pm

Shimano are a closed system with a cam. They work well, with less pressure needed to close them than some, and last well because the moving parts are enclosed.
Depends what your bog standard ones are. Some are ok, some are rubbish.
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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby frankspencer1979 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 22:39 pm

I don't know what brand they are, but they hold the wheel in place like they're supposed too, and release quickly when needed! I was wondering if there's any gains in stiffness to be had, like you get from a maxle etc'?

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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby cooldad » Thu Dec 20, 2012 22:59 pm

Nope. Just go with what you've got.
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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby supersonic » Thu Dec 20, 2012 23:44 pm

There are actually small differences in overall stiffness.

Can't go wrong with any shimano.

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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby The Rookie » Fri Dec 21, 2012 08:19 am

The Shimano internal cam has a higher leverage ratio which means it's easier to get a higher clamping load (there are other internal cam designs though) than with conventional external cam designs, they do weigh a little more, Deore work fine, XT shave a few grams but cost a bit more, they work just as well, XTR are flaming expensive!

I'm a weight weenie but don't skimp on Skewers so am on XT's.

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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby njee20 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 09:29 am

Shimano work the best, but aren't that light if you're bothered by such things.


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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby njee20 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:24 am

Tune are light and use an internal cam, not cheap though. Not as confidence inspiring as Shimano either.

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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby rapid_donkey » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:26 am

I have one of these. Much smoother and better to use than the standard QR that was fitted.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220975218198? ... 1423.l2649

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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby oodboo » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:48 am

rapid_donkey wrote:I have one of these. Much smoother and better to use than the standard QR that was fitted.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220975218198? ... 1423.l2649

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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 21, 2012 17:06 pm

But it's Hope - will double the value if your bike immediately.*





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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby plugp7 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 18:48 pm

Shimano Deore. 10 years on, no issues.

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Re: Quick release skewers

Postby DodgeT » Fri Dec 21, 2012 22:23 pm

I had some hope skewers. Thought it was a neat idea that they had also made them anti theft.. once you'd closed the lever, you werent opening them without a bar/spanner.
Soon got binned, well sold for a silly amount on ebay.


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