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Old 07-01-21, 07:41 PM
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Quick release recommendations...

My current QRs are 10 years old and looking a bit rusty. Need to replace them. Suggestions?
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Any internal cam style...Shimano, Campy...like that.
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Road bikes are 100mm in the front and 130 in the rear correct?
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
Road bikes are 100mm in the front and 130 in the rear correct?
Generally anything in the last 15/20 years , yes.
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Old 07-06-21, 08:12 AM
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Went with Corki Titanium skewers from Amazon. Not that it makes any difference, but the weight difference is noticeable. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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For those looking for the original skewer not amazon knock off : https://www.dtswiss.com/en/component...d-rws/rws/5-mm. They are quite excellent, have been using them for years and zero issues. I would recommend them for any QR bike.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
For those looking for the original skewer not amazon knock off : https://www.dtswiss.com/en/component...d-rws/rws/5-mm. They are quite excellent, have been using them for years and zero issues. I would recommend them for any QR bike.
you can eyeball regular ones to see if they are loose How about these just position?
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Originally Posted by fooferdoggie View Post
you can eyeball regular ones to see if they are loose How about these just position?
Not sure I understand the question, sorry.
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
Went with Corki Titanium skewers from Amazon. Not that it makes any difference, but the weight difference is noticeable. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
A QR skewer is not the place to try to save weight - esp with some cheapie ti parts.

For me, it's Shimano closed-cam skewers: Ultegra for my road bikes, XT for my gravel bikes. I'm willing to carry around a few extra grams in order to keep my wheels attached to my bikes.
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Another vote for Ultegra.
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Just get Shimano in the right size and be done with it.
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If you want something sleeker and no less secure, I like allen head skewers or the anti theft ones from PZ Racing.

Otherwise Shimano all the way
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Would seem wrong to put Shimano QRs on a SRAM equipped bike...like putting a Ford steering wheel on a Chevy.
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
Would seem wrong to put Shimano QRs on a SRAM equipped bike...like putting a Ford steering wheel on a Chevy.
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Would seem wrong to put Shimano QRs on a SRAM equipped bike...like putting a Ford steering wheel on a Chevy.
Could be the first step toward a makeover.
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My vote is for Schimano. Every other QR that I have tried was not as strong. Get stiff wheels where you really need them and the diff is apparent.
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Ti skewers fail. Seen way too many.

To echo everyone else - sorry but Shimano internal cam skewers are the only correct option. I even stopped providing skewers for our wheels we sold.

As for Shimano on SRAM - who cares. Last SRAM skewer I saw was the same skewer we were branding for ourselves just with the SRAM logo on it. I still recommend a Shimano skewer.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Ti skewers fail. Seen way too many.

To echo everyone else - sorry but Shimano internal cam skewers are the only correct option. I even stopped providing skewers for our wheels we sold.

As for Shimano on SRAM - who cares. Last SRAM skewer I saw was the same skewer we were branding for ourselves just with the SRAM logo on it. I still recommend a Shimano skewer.
And even if they don't fail, they are not stiff enough and are prone to creaking. And that's if you buy GOOD ones, not the cheapies.

I've got plenty of those external cam skewers in my parts bin, because they came with new wheels and were immediately replaced with Shimano skewers. It's an affordable piece of mind.
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Ti skewers for all my bikes. Have Zipp, KCNC, and TriRig. Haven't had any issues at all. Good place to drop 50-100 grams.
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Shimano Dura Ace is all I use but I have heard good things about the Campy ones too. I think the Campy ones are also internal cam like Shimano.
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Here's a question for everyone - every other part of your bike is bolted on, so why not just do away with the QRs?

Allen skewers are a fine way to mount a wheel. Who doesn't carry an allen key on their bike? I have one on my keyring.

Bonus: lighter and sleeker than any QR, and clamps hard like an internal cam.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
Here's a question for everyone - every other part of your bike is bolted on, so why not just do away with the QRs?

Allen skewers are a fine way to mount a wheel. Who doesn't carry an allen key on their bike? I have one on my keyring.

Bonus: lighter and sleeker than any QR, and clamps hard like an internal cam.
Sure. And if there were internal thread in the ends of a TA hub, you'd be able to get away with two short bolts rather than one 150mm bolt. I usually don't carry tools tho.
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Sure. And if there were internal thread in the ends of a TA hub, you'd be able to get away with two short bolts rather than one 150mm bolt. I usually don't carry tools tho.
I think maybe the long bolt makes for higher clamping force for a given tightening torque. Or something? I know the stretch in a bolt is important. Also, that may be a thing for some nice track hubs but it's not a thing for road, whereas non QR skewers are a thing you can get.

And okay, lots of people don't carry tools, including me. But when I first got some of these skewers, I cut down a 4mm Allen key to the size of a key and brazed it to a washer; it's lived on my keyring ever since. Pretty handy sometimes, and now it's like I have one QR lever that works both wheels, plus a bunch of other stuff.

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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
Here's a question for everyone - every other part of your bike is bolted on, so why not just do away with the QRs?

Allen skewers are a fine way to mount a wheel. Who doesn't carry an allen key on their bike? I have one on my keyring.

Bonus: lighter and sleeker than any QR, and clamps hard like an internal cam.
Well, you could, but that would eliminate the "Q" part of QR. The whole thing about a QR is that you can drop/install a wheel in one movement. Not really a major concern of a recreational cyclist...but they work pretty well when fixing a flat on the side of the road.
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Not really a major concern of a recreational cyclist...but they work pretty well when fixing a flat on the side of the road.
Not at all a concern for a recreational cyclist. It's just another aspect that's been overlooked by most folks, who have lost more than a few wheels to opportunistic thieves because of it.
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