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Old 10-11-15, 01:15 PM
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Disc/Quick Release Overstated Risk?

I am looking for a winter commuter. I am considering this bike (don't get started on BD):

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How much of a risk is it that the front wheel can eject from the dropouts under hard braking with a quick-release axle? Is the move to through-axles just something new to promote bike purchases? I get that it might be marginally safer, but is there a risk in the first place? Thanks!

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