Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lenexa, KS
Bikes: 06 Trek 1200 - 98 DB Outlook - 99 DB Sorrento
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Correlation between QR Skewers and Cassette Rear Wheels
I'm trying to help a friend in TX pick out a decent used bike.
I can spot a cassette rear wheel from across the room based on the lock nut. But he doesn't know what to look for.
Could I safely tell him that if it has a quick release lever on the rear wheel, it's almost definitely a cassette/freehub style wheel? In my experience, bolt-on rear wheels are always freewheels, and QR rear wheels are always freehub wheels.
Is this a pretty reasonable assumption?