Powerplay carbon skewers review

There's a point to this product for someone, somewhere

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
GBP £44.99 RRP
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Our review

Not good enough or light enough to be worth an upgrade
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Carbon lends itself well to some structures, such as organic, flowing, monocoque frames and simple tubes for bars and such.

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Other things it does less well, for example fiddly levers and small components – both of which feature heavily in a wheel skewer.

What you end up with here is a rather large and not particularly pretty cam lever stuck on a very ordinary looking skewer with steel nuts and a chromoly spindle. They’re not hugely light at 112g and they’re not a noticeable improvement, function-wise, on standard Shimano skewers.

It’s hard to see why you’d buy them, really. If you just want better skewers, a set of Hope steel ones are only £25. If you want to save weight, X-lite’s titanium offerings at the same price are 40g lighter.

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If you absolutely must have carbon wherever possible, then I guess you’d better put yourself down for a pair.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Carbon skewers
Brand PowerPlay

Material Carbon Chromoly
Features For moutain or road
Weight (g) 112
Colour Black