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Old 03-13-13, 12:37 PM   #1
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what is a good choice for skewers for Shimano xt hubs (sm-HB20 and Sm-RT96)?
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Definitely not, D. Stick with your XT skewers. They're not much heavier than most and hold a hell of a lot tighter without wearing out your hand. Sheldon Brown says stick with Shimano.

Edit: OP, if you have a QR-15 or QR-20, why wouldn't you just use the one that comes with the fork? The codes you gave aren't hubs but they might be lockrings or rotor parts.
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Definitely not, D. Stick with your XT skewers.
Haha, I kid. I like the smooth camming action of Shimano skewers.
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As much as it pains me to agree with that doosher Sheldon, yep, if you have to run skewers, you might as well use Shimano.
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Stick with the Shimano, or if you really want to run aftermarket, Salsa or Hope. Skip the rest.
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Haha, I kid. I like the smooth camming action of Shimano skewers.
It seems my funny bone is broken. Re-reading that, it's pretty funny.

P.S. Jagwire plastic brake ferrules and aluminum shift ferrules. Avid brake noodles. No rubber donuts on the cables over the toptube to save weight. Shift cable ends on brake cables because it looks sleek and gets the job done.
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