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Old 07-30-15, 07:27 AM
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Hex Key Skewers

So I currently have a set to Titanium QR Skewers. I have been told that it may not be the best choice of skewer material to use on a disc brake cyclocross bike, due to brake rub, so I have been looking into other options 9&10mm thru bolts or steel skewers, I have been told the best type of skewer is an internal cam one. I had a look online and found Hex key Skewers with Cr-mo axle, like the following:
Brand-X Lightweight XC Allen Key Skewer Set | Chain Reaction Cycles
Halo Hex Key Skewer Set | Chain Reaction Cycles
PZ Racing CR5.3Q MTB Skewer Set | Chain Reaction Cycles

And I am wondering if these would work just as well, just as rigid, and clamp as just much as Stainless Steel Internal Cam QR Skewers.
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the 'Halo' looks similar to what I got, uses an apparently normal hex wrench ..


the other 2 try to raise the security, some, with non standard required tools.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
the 'Halo' looks similar to what I got, uses an apparently normal hex wrench ..


the other 2 try to raise the security, some, with non standard required tools.
I would probably get the "Halo" Skewer then, so I wouldn't need to carry an extra tools.
Or I could give these a go http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...rs/zipphubz258

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Originally Posted by azza_333 View Post
I would probably get the "Halo" Skewer then, so I wouldn't need to carry an extra tools.
Or I could give these a go Zipp Aero Stainless Steel Skewers, Hubs, HUB SKEWERS / HUB SPARES
The Zipp skewers have an external cam mechanism, which is inferior (in terms of clamping capability) to the Shimano internal cam skewers which were recommended to you in response to your previous "risking it with bolts" post. The bolt-on skewers are OK if you keep the threads lubricated. I use Shimano skewers, myself.
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There are an increasing number of options in this category and though the simple options still hold some promise, I wonder if thieves can be expected to adapt at some point as these products become more widespread. I hope not, since I use something similar to these Halo skewers...
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
The Zipp skewers have an external cam mechanism, which is inferior (in terms of clamping capability) to the Shimano internal cam skewers which were recommended to you in response to your previous "risking it with bolts" post. The bolt-on skewers are OK if you keep the threads lubricated. I use Shimano skewers, myself.
Or would this be the best option for me (Carbon frame, with disc brakes)
DT Swiss RWS Thru Bolt Alloy | Chain Reaction Cycles
As I can easily convert my hubs to take them
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Thru bolt frames don't have Dropouts.. the axle is pulled out thru a closed hole on the end.

Want to start over from square one with a New Bike ?
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Thru bolt frames don't have Dropouts.. the axle is pulled out thru a closed hole on the end.

Want to start over from square one with a New Bike ?
No I am keeping an my current frame. However 9&10mm Thru Bolts do work with the stardard QR Skewer frame. Many companies make Thru Bolts capable of this. If you open up the link in my post about RSW Thru Bolts you will find this

"The thru bolt RWS optimizes the RWS system even more. Instead of a regular 5mm quick release axle, a 10mm rear thru bolt is used. Together with a DT Swiss thru bolt hub it offers an even better connection to the frame and fork than even a standard RWS as well as any other quick release. The RWS thru bolt system combines the advantages of a fixed thru axle with the ease of use of a standard quick release. The RWS thru bolt system is 100 % compatible with any standard frame or fork that would normally use a quick release!"
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