Shimano XTR skewers£24.95

Superb engineering but needlessly fiddly

BikeRadar score4/5

XTR kit tops the Shimano tree, and these are no exception. They're beautifully finished, with a cut-away silver logo CNC-machined into the handle and the racehead's trademark blue-grey anodising elsewhere.

The enclosed mechanism is tried and tested and pulls no surprises here, working flawlessly throughout. The only fault we could muster was that the lever is not all that finger-friendly, and was difficult to get purchase on with gloved hands due to the manipulated lever shape.

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