decent quick releases?
I imagine some people (the majority for all I know!) can spin the them back on to exactly the right tension for the lever to be perfectly tight enough first time, unfortunately I don’t seem to have this ability.
I’d like to be able to just “put the wheel back on”, without it being a bit of a fuss as seems the case with standard QRs….Posted 9 years agosillyoldmanSubscriber
Shiamno make the best standard ones, but a lot of new bikes come with these:- http://www.clixqr.com the video shows how they’re used. No need to adjust the preload. Don’t know if there is an aftermarket importer (though if I bothered to look, the website probably tells me….. Your LBS probably has one or two knocking around though. If not, let me know and I’ll sort you out for a nominal sum.Posted 9 years agoJonBurnsMember
On a similar theme to OP, I bent a rear skewer on the weekend so looking at replacing it or getting a pair.
There’s such a big difference price wise from a few quid to over £50 for a pair. Is there really that much difference or benefit (currently looking at hopes but not sure if they’re worth it).Posted 9 years ago
the hope ones I’ve seen are horrible – it’s much more difficult than a standard Shimano one to get any leverage on the handle. They also seem to be more picky about the tension too.
If you don’t fancy shimano and like the standard kinda style, look for something with a flat end to the lever so you can push it properly.Posted 9 years agotheflatboyMember
i’m building an uberbike, and speccing more expensive dream components than i’ve admitted the cost of to my other half. but when selecting the correct method of keeping the wheels attached the only real answer is shimano steel. got a pair of xt off ebay for £20. can’t argue with that.Posted 9 years agoV8_shin_printMember
JonBurns, did you bend it while riding? If so you might find you need to replace the axle through the wheel too, i did this last summer. If you buy a shimano axle it will come with a free quick release.Posted 9 years ago
Try sticking the non-bent skewer through the wheel to check.AdamMMember
Yep, Shimano (or Mavic) are the best QRs on the market. As theflatboy implies, QRs are not a place to be trying to save weight!
Salsa would be my third best choice, partly because they are more readily available than Shimano often appear to be.
Golden rule for all QRs if you want them to work properly is keep them clean and lubricated.Posted 9 years ago
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