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Getting new wheels!! Should I upgrade quick release skewer?

Old 01-04-19, 08:41 AM
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What Psimet said. I pulled out of the lightweight external cam skewers that came with my race wheels. Rear wheel pulled out of the dropout, chain got stuck, wheel locked up and I went down. Hard. Luckily I wasn稚 too injured, just road rash and contusions. And luckily I didn稚 take anyone else out since this was during sprint training and not an actual race.

Replaced them with Ultegra skewers. Exchanged a few grams for a whole lot of peace of mind.
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Originally Posted by Jewishcowboy View Post
Hey guys, I知 getting a new set of carbon wheels this week and was curious if there would be any benefits to upgrading the quick release skewers. I知 getting the Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3痴

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They come with fairly nice skrewers. I have a set of Pro 5s.
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Originally Posted by biker128pedal View Post
They come with fairly nice skrewers. I have a set of Pro 5s.
I'm still trying to understand. What skewers do the Pro 3 wheels come with? The Trek website listing for these wheels does not list any skewer of any type as part of the wheel set. The four pictures they have of the wheel set are sans skewers.
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I'm still trying to understand. What skewers do the Pro 3 wheels come with? The Trek website listing for these wheels does not list any skewer of any type as part of the wheel set. The four pictures they have of the wheel set are sans skewers.
Mine are Bontragger labeled. Visit the bike shop and they should be able to show you.


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Originally Posted by Athens80 View Post
I'm still trying to understand. What skewers do the Pro 3 wheels come with? The Trek website listing for these wheels does not list any skewer of any type as part of the wheel set. The four pictures they have of the wheel set are sans skewers.
They come with these skewers. Bontrager Elite Internal Cam Skewers. They come in at over 100gs.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
After having had to source skewers as a wheel company as well as having to deal with them non-stop in the shop environment and as neutral race support, as a team manager, etc.....

I have found a few things - skewers cause more issues (sounds/creaks/shifting problems/etc) than many are aware of.

The cheap ones generally do suck.

Internal cam ones are better. Way better.

Strength and reliability are the 2 most important factors. Remember this is when dealing with actual racers - not the perception of what racers are or want. Ever picked someone off the deck who smashed their face because their cool lightweight Ti skewer snapped? Not a pretty sight. Ever had someone lose because it took too long to change their wheel because their external cam skewer was so contaminated they couldn't get it off in a wheel swap? How about have a wheel slam over because their external cam skewer "felt" tight but wasn't actually tight....

Most racers leave the steel, old school trainer skewer on all the time because it's easier, works great all the time and helps with getting into and out of the trainer for warmups, etc.

For people riding generally - get Shimano skewers. The newer Ultegra and Dura Ace versions are really well done pieces of engineering. They are worth the money and worth using.
[** Self-chastisement for resurrecting old thread **]

I recently upgraded (using this term loosely) to a set of FFWD carbon fiber wheels and noticed that the included QR skewers seem far less sturdy than those on my Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels. The old ones have a noticeably bigger and more distinct difference in tension between the open and closed positions. So I did some research, found this thread, and learned about the difference between internal vs. external cam. Thank you to Psimet2001 for extolling the virtues of Ultegra skewers; I have ordered a set.

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