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    what skewer to get?

    I want to change skewers because my current ones tends to loosen up, they are exposed cam. I would like to stick with exposed cam due to the weight savings. Please suggest a skewer for me. I was looking at Salsa but I read they loosen up overtime as well. Another one I have been looking at are Hope skewers, are they only for mtbs?

    I hope to find an exposed cam that will work or else I will get enclosed and deal with the weight... ahha
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    I have Token ones, which are quite lightweight.

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    Shimano. Cheap, functional and very reliable.

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    I have KCNC titanium skewers, they are very light, great looking and good value. They've never loosened in 1200 miles of use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice41000 View Post
    Shimano. Cheap, functional and very reliable.
    +1

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    s4one, Any skewer can wear out, the camming action goes away as the lobe becomes rounded from repeated usage, primarily on the front. Buy whatever you wish, but internal QRs have a reputation for lasting longer.

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    Thanks, I will see what the lbs has, if anything.. I'll go with shimano ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanC View Post
    I have Token ones, which are quite lightweight.
    What do you think of the quality of your Token skewers?

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    I'll throw a vote in for KCNC, if you have any predilection toward weight weenieism. Very lightweight, but rather small and dainty. Working well for me so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    I'll throw a vote in for KCNC, if you have any predilection toward weight weenieism. Very lightweight, but rather small and dainty. Working well for me so far.
    x2. I use these on my race wheels. They are great skewers, not to mention cheap, and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLN57 View Post
    I have KCNC titanium skewers, they are very light, great looking and good value. They've never loosened in 1200 miles of use.
    +1

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    If you are interested in something new and different (and I think better), take a look at the DT Swiss RWS system . . .

    There is no traditional cam-based quick release mechanism that Campagnolo invented back in 1927. It works just like a regular tightening bolt (like a wing nut) with a lever attached to it. Then after you tighten it, you simply raise the lever by pulling it out against spring-loaded tension and position it the way you like against the fork or seatstay. The ratchet mechanism keeps it in place.

    RWS is easier and quicker to use than a quick release, no need to worry about cams wearing out, or the acorn nut (the nut on other side) failing, and I imagine the lack of cam makes for potential weight-saving design.

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    Anyone have experience with the lightweight no name branded skewers off of ebay. These caught my eye but don't know if there any good.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultralight-titan...item3a63dc8a23
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    Quote Originally Posted by s4one View Post
    Thanks, I will see what the lbs has, if anything.. I'll go with shimano ones.
    I use the shimano skewers, but they are closed cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrr1020 View Post
    Anyone have experience with the lightweight no name branded skewers off of ebay. These caught my eye but don't know if there any good.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultralight-titan...item3a63dc8a23
    Those are the KCNC skewers everyone is talking about. And at that price, they are half the price those skewers typically go for. Better buy them before I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice41000 View Post
    Shimano. Cheap, functional and very reliable.
    Only missing one element.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixternal View Post
    Those are the KCNC skewers everyone is talking about. And at that price, they are half the price those skewers typically go for. Better buy them before I do
    I think there a 3rd party, all the kcnc skewers i've seen say kcnc on the handle. These are blank. The seller lists kcnc in the title but it also says extralite which i believe is also another brand of lightweight skewers. The price is unbeatable which is why i'm interested in them but if there crap quality then i'll look elsewhere.

    EDIT: Reading the description the seller says they are not KCNC. Just says there ultralight skewers, great for weight weenies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice41000 View Post
    Shimano. Cheap, functional and very reliable.
    Quote Originally Posted by hammond9705 View Post
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    Campagnolo Nuovo Record. I've been using the same set on different bikes since 1984. They are a little heavier, but appear to be quite durable. I'll let you know about long term reliability when I get them broken in.
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    Another KCNC nod. I have them on my tandem.

    Cycling Technology has them for $62.

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    Yet another vote for KCNC if you want light. Shop around, you should be able to get a pair for about 60-65 bucks. Watch out for cheap Ebay knock-offs.

    If you don't care about weight just get the cheap ones at the LBS (I have a set of Forte's from Performance, they work fine).
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