Shimano XTR skewers review

Superb engineering but needlessly fiddly

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £24.95 RRP | USD $44.95
Shimano XTR skewer

Our review

Beautiful but pricey bike bling, and the lever’s not that finger-friendly
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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.

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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.

Product Specifications

Product

Name XTR Skewers
Brand Shimano

Features Enclosed mechanism
Weight (g) 120