My Shermans have a through axle and it's a pain to get my bike inside my hatchback because I can't pop off the front wheel. First occurred to me when I walked out the store with my bike and tried loading it in my car! (Arrrrrrrgh!)
What's the advantage of a through axle? I assume they prevent the front wheel from accidentally popping off, but are there any other advantages?
Can they be retrofitted with any quick release skewer? I don't have an open-ended dropout on the Shermans but at least I wouldn't need a hex wrench to pop the front wheel off.
Also, has anyone tried Skeletools torsos (vest)? How are they for movement compared to full body armour by the likes of Dianese, Azonic, Sixsixone...