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Old 06-21-05, 10:57 PM   #1
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Q/R opinions

I have always used bolts and do not have experience with Q/R's believe it or not. I am not concerned with ease of theft of components or the slight weight savings of bolts. I was just thinking of buying a few colorful doodads and Q/R's came to mind. So...

What are peoples opinions on:

1) Seat post Q/R's? Do the seat posts tend to slip anymore so than a bolt?

2) Wheel Q/R's?

I would probably get the Hope ones to match other items on my bike.

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I dont like wheel QRs, except for the Mavic ones. I replaced my rear QR skewer with a bolt on skewer, and the front is a TA...
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I dont like wheel QRs, except for the Mavic ones. I replaced my rear QR skewer with a bolt on skewer, and the front is a TA...
Why? For XC use they bind effectively enough...don't they?
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It's easy to tighten a seat skewer enough for the seat not to slip without it being hard to press down. Shouldn't have any trouble there.
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It's easy to tighten a seat skewer enough for the seat not to slip without it being hard to press down. Shouldn't have any trouble there.
Okay...cool.
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It's easy to tighten a seat skewer enough for the seat not to slip without it being hard to press down. Shouldn't have any trouble there.
Depends on the bike/seatpost combo... it's not on my Klein! I can get it to not slip, but it's a bear to close. It's handy to have since it makes it easy to drop the seat for a more technical section if needed.

I've never had a problem with wheel QRs for XC, and when you get a flat on the trail they're fantastic to have.
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Depends on the bike/seatpost combo... it's not on my Klein! I can get it to not slip, but it's a bear to close. It's handy to have since it makes it easy to drop the seat for a more technical section if needed.

I've never had a problem with wheel QRs for XC, and when you get a flat on the trail they're fantastic to have.
Okay...great. I think I am going to get the HOPE QRs for my wheels and seat post in blue. It will add a little new life into my MTB.
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I have no problem with my QR as well. I do XC, i go over small drops though as well. Again, no problems and i would never go back to bolts
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