- 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 5 years agoJImmAwelonMember
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 5 years agoMrSalmonMember
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 5 years agoWaderiderMember
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 5 years agonedrapierSubscriber
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 5 years ago
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