tune skyline skewers

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canbakay
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by canbakay

started to make a list for a ww build -

I've read a lot about the al tune skyline skewers (17.5g) - seems there are a lot of concerns on its safety however i couldn't find any entries on its failure etc.

so IS is safe?

(road use)

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by SWijland

It is.

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by fa63

I am sure they are safe for their intended audience, that is for lighter riders who are not so hard in equipment. For 100+ kg riders like me, the factor of safety goes down significantly.

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canbakay
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by canbakay

im 72kg & on the veggies now

careful with my equipment however roads in london, getting out of the city especially can be unpredictable.

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by artray

Im about 75/ 80kg and I use them all the time with no issues.

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by konky

Have you thought about getting the Tune U20 skewers. Only 2g heavier but solid as a rock for even 100kg + riders and very beautiful. Also a fabulous closing action.

Only down side is cost.

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canbakay
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by canbakay

I did look at it its some €150 :shock:

Thanks guys, I think Ill go through with the 17.5g version -

Is the tightening spanner included with the skewers? (doesn't seem to say anywhere)

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Would you then need a spanner to open the skewer in the event of a puncture. How much does this spanner weigh if you have to carry it? No point in loosing weight in place to add it on in another.

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by HammerTime2

konky wrote:Tune U20 skewers ... solid as a rock for even 100kg + riders
Solid as a rock?

I love the feel of ultra-light alu axle skewers during out of the saddle up hill 2000W sprints of my 100 kg body* and 5 kg bike - it feels solid ... or not.

* this is for a hypothetical 100 kg rider, as neither the body mass nor wattage are mine

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canbakay
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by canbakay

yeah, but we weight our bikes, not whats in the back of our jerseys, right?

we're talking about an equally light tiny spanner. I personally carry an oldschool keychain with slots for maybe 5-8 keys - 3 occupied. That also carried my cards, id & cash. so for me, its not a big deal.

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by TOflat

150lb rider, I've been using them for the better part of 5 months now, zero complaints so far as my wheels are still on!

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by frankq

I've used them for about 6 months also. I havent had problems with them but they do creak.

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