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Quick release skewers that are durable, lightweight and don't creak...and cheap?

Old 07-29-13, 10:54 AM
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Quick release skewers that are durable, lightweight and don't creak...and cheap?

I dont want the Zipp $80 ones. Any other options?
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Old 07-29-13, 10:57 AM
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Whichever ones come with you wheels is what I usually race on.
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Old 07-29-13, 10:59 AM
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KCNC z6 got the "value" nod from fairwheel's shoot-out:
https://fairwheelbikes.com/c/forums/t...wers-reviewed/

i tend not to like external cam skewers for horizontal drop-outs, but for vertical drop outs it doesn't really matter.
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Old 07-29-13, 11:40 AM
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Fjordeewhan out of Sweden make a nice set. Also Phortywon out of Taiwan. Greece could be helpful too, with the current economic situation that would seem to be a cheap alternative place to look.
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Old 07-29-13, 11:45 AM
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I swear by these:

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=quick+release+skewers
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Old 07-29-13, 11:50 AM
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Moved to 41 from 33.
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If you don't want the $80 Zipp ones then get the $40 Zipp steel ones.
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bikehubstore...Brandon sells some good ones, and you don't have to buy off fleabay.
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Originally Posted by NWS Alpine View Post
If you don't want the $80 Zipp ones then get the $40 Zipp steel ones.
hmm wut
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bikehubstore...Brandon sells some good ones, and you don't have to buy off fleabay.
OMG, that makes 2.
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Just had some wheels built, told them I wasn't too picky about the skewers- just give me something solid for the money. They recommended Salsa.
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Cheap+light+strong=does not compute...
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Closed cam skewers too heavy? Try DT Swiss RWS or USE Spinstix. The clamping force approaches closed cam skewer but less weight.
(ref: https://forums.mtbr.com/weight-weenie...ml#post7704541 )
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tacoshredder, have you met nachoman?
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Ultegra.
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I moved away from the KCNC because they started creaking horribly after a season. There are visible wear marks on the copper portions and the cam head. Now I'm just using the closed head Mavic ones -- heavier but more reliable.
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Ultegra.
+1.

For the life of me, I just don't understand people trying to save weight on skewers. I have heard/read many stories re creaking skewers. I just go with Shimano, then try to lose some weight around my spare tire.
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Old 07-30-13, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Jed19 View Post
+1.

For the life of me, I just don't understand people trying to save weight on skewers.....
weight weenie-ism is a terrible burden...kind of like Dexter's dark passenger....
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How about these: https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-HB-RM5...release+skewer

They cost less than $15 and actually work.
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Old 07-30-13, 09:50 PM
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I really like my velocity skewers and the 105/ultegra ones
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Old 07-31-13, 05:36 AM
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I've had good luck with the J&L Ti skewers on Ebay.
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I might just go the safe route and get those Ultegra's. Any good place to buy them? I'm seeing them $60'ish for a set on amazon?
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THe Ultegra ones are $80+ for a pair!
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THe Ultegra ones are $80+ for a pair!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ulte...item19dfec7138
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