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Old 07-15-05, 07:54 AM   #1
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Ti skewers + disc brakes = disaster?

Just wondering what you guys' opinions were on using titanium skewers (Control Tech bolt on, NOT quick release) with a cross country bike's disc brake setup (Avid BB7).

Is it OK? Is the fact that the skewers are bolt on, not QR, any difference?

Rider weight is under 150lbs. Fork is a Rock Shox Reba, with Hope hub on front and XT hub on rear.

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The only issue would be if you have a flat, you'll have to undo the skewers in order to remove the wheel, other than that it should be fine.

I use Ti qr skewers on my SS with no issues FWIW.
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The only issue would be if you have a flat, you'll have to undo the skewers in order to remove the wheel, other than that it should be fine.
I use a 20mm bolt through axle and no problems removing wheel for flats, Mind you, I have had enough practice on doing it. Titanium has a tendency to stretch, so if you tighten up really tight, look at steel in preference.
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Removal is easy as long as you carry the proper tools with you.

Ti skewers will be fine for xc. I had a friend machine me up some 20mm through axles for my freeride and dh rigs and have had no problems.

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Do you have to worry about a Ti skewer seezing (did I spell that correctly?) to the end bolts/quick release?
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Just wondering what you guys' opinions were on using titanium skewers (Control Tech bolt on, NOT quick release) with a cross country bike's disc brake setup (Avid BB7).

Is it OK? Is the fact that the skewers are bolt on, not QR, any difference?

Rider weight is under 150lbs. Fork is a Rock Shox Reba, with Hope hub on front and XT hub on rear.

-r
I wouldn't use Ti with skewers with disc brakes - there have been some bad reports involving the QR type and I'm not sure I trust the bolt on Ti either. What I suggest is a nice set of Cromoly skewers in my mind the added piece of mind is worth the small weight penalty
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