QR skewers….what works well?
I’d like to spruce up a little SS bike I’m building up at the mo and need new qr skewers.
I’ve done light ,dinky little ones in the past but would like better clamping.
Do Hope ones work well? Or save the pennies and stick to boring old Shimano?
If Hope work well, anyone got a decent pair for sale? Black, red, silver or gun smoke……
Thanks.Posted 6 years ago
ShimanoPosted 6 years ago
Shimano every time and lets face it they are just skewers.Posted 6 years ago
has anyone mentioned Shimano yet? Deore if you skint, XTR if your wallets over flowing
PPS: I have a lot of love for Hope but would not touch their qr skewers with a shitty stickPosted 6 years ago
Shimano XT. May not be the lightest, flashiest, swankiest, but certainly work the best.Posted 6 years ago
Do they have to be QR, if not? Halo XL Hex skewers.Posted 6 years ago
Shimano Deore. The ally ones.Posted 6 years ago
ShimanoPosted 6 years ago
Have used Hope for 2 years on my Singlespeed and they have been great.Posted 6 years ago
Shimano. Or Campag if you’re on a road bike. But not Hope.Posted 6 years ago
What’s wrong with Hope? I’ve used them for 10 years without complaint. I’ve avoided STW for many of those 10 years though…Posted 6 years ago
On several sets of wheels on several different bikes I have the newish shape Hope ones and in my experience they are fine. I believe that the original shape Hope ones (that indents your hand when you close them) had a few instaces of coming open when riders didn’t want them to.
Conversely the newer shape Hope seatpost QR is rubbish and could not hold my seat posts with my heft on it. So I run the older Hope seatpost QRs and they are fine.
No one will fault any era of Shimano wheel QR though.Posted 6 years ago
If you don’t want shimano, I have several sets of salsa flip offs that have been spot on.Posted 6 years ago
XT I have a new rear you can have for a £5 posted if it helps , its a black one, I ended up with two for some reason. 😀Posted 6 years ago
Been using Shimano ones for 20 years my wheels have yet to fall off. I tried hope ones but the lever hurt my hands.Posted 6 years ago
OR Shimano.Posted 6 years ago
If what you’re after is for something to hold your wheels where you want them with no fuss or fettling then Shimano. If you’re more bothered about shiny and less bothered about the holding-the-wheels-on part then you could maybe do better.
This is from my extensive experience of exactly two brands though!Posted 6 years ago
Salsa is the other one I’d use but more expensive.Posted 6 years ago
What matter is the cam – internal trumps external.
External cams often do not have predictable friction due to exposure to the elements. I’m not suggesting they flip open, I’m suggesting they stiffen.
You’ll remember your first balls tight external cam on a wet winters night.Posted 6 years ago
Replaced front external cam QR with an internal Shimano one and now my wheel doesn’t pull left when I brake hard. Best tenner I’ve spent.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks for that offer, yes I’d like to take you up on that.
How best to pay you?
Thanks!Posted 6 years ago
Hope, Salsa, Shimano.
All good, all work if you tighten them properly.Posted 6 years ago
Hi Benz PayPal to my email jeffmarsh at hotmail.co.uk and your contact details for me to post it 😀Posted 6 years ago
Hi Benz cheers will be with you soonPosted 6 years ago
I tried Ti KCNC ones, having heard a mixture of “they work” “they don’t work” “they do work if you tighten them correctly”.
I’ve tried everything suggested, including tightening as hard as possible, then tightening again by twisting the closed lever round.
They still slip under braking, front and back. QRs supplied with Stan’s wheels did the same, but less so. Probably not so much of an issue with rim brakes, but I don’t have any of them, so I’m back to shimano, no problems at all. Got me over the weight weenie thing!
Nearly new KCNC Ti skewers for sale, anyone? black. 🙂Posted 6 years ago
I’ve got some X-Lite Ti QR’s from about 1996 ish that have been great. They are the ones with the 3 holes in the lever. Been on all my MTB’s since.Posted 6 years ago
SalsaPosted 6 years ago
Hope. No, sorry, Shimano.Posted 6 years ago
Shimano if possible.Posted 6 years ago
Salsa if you want some bling.
Paul do some closed cam ones. Anyone tried em?Posted 6 years ago
Been very pleased with my Hopes, one to avoid is the crank brothers items they undid on me on a couple of occasions, properly tightened but just came loose, not nice.Posted 6 years ago
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