For the mean time I put on my ultegra skewers. I'll do some research on the enve skewers. I asked sugar wheels if they should have come with the wheels and she said no, but she has them for sale for $60 if I like. 60g for them, but dont know how they perform.
Wow...my oldest KCNC skewers are several years old...with several thousand miles. And they look practically factory new. I also have 3 other sets of KCNC skewers of various ages and miles. So far, so good. Crossing my fingers they don't spontaneously disintegrate like yours!!!!
2009 Cannondale CAAD 9-6
2005 Raleigh M40
Riding the mountains of North Carolina
I do today what you don't , so I can do tomorrow what you can't
"Absolutely imbecilic. But typical." ..... pcad
Those look a bit different than my 2 yr 12000 mile KCNC skewers which are still working fine. No black plastic lining. Just aluminum lever on brass surface.
They were 41 gm lighter than the OEM skewers. With 12,000 miles = ~19000 km that comes to nearly 800,000 gm-km I've saved! That's only 0.005 cents per gm-km.
I am another Zipp fan. I have both titanium and stainless. Great skewer. Work as well as what was replaced but look better.
I would bet its just a bad batch. I have sets from Taiwan, and China (oh noes!) They all look like new. Get the warranty replacement if they offer it.
Originally posted by Whyfi "Who needs thumbs when you can lick yourself?"
Specialized Roubaix SL3 -- Giant Anthem X4 29er FS -- Leopard CX1
I don't think that the minimalist Ti skewers can tolerate being cranked down as tight as much heavier steel ones - how could they be, its called physics. I've been riding a set of the J&L Ti skewers off of Ebay and they work fine on my bike - no creaking and the wheels are tight in the vertical drop outs, but I am careful not to tighten them beyond what feels right to me. From the OP's pictures, his skewers definitely look "mashed". I'm surprised the threads didn't fail first.
My authentic KCNC skewers developed quite a bit of play in them -- and thus creak. They've been relegated to adapted chainkeeper tool status.
I use these vintage American Classic skewers on one of my bikes:
"Winning is the best deodorant. Someone can look at your bike and say it stinks, but if you win with it, suddenly it's okay." - Jim Busby
A friend uses his KCNC Ti skewers for MTB racing (and has like 10000+ km on that bike) and they still look good...
My KCNCs on my BMC are a couple years old and still in excellent shape. I do put them on tight though... Good enough experience with them that I got them for my Spooky too...
Getting new caps sent to me from KCNC. said to try and not go so tight.