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 Post subject: Tune U20
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Anyone using yet? Have one arriving soon, not sure what I want to do with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:57 pm 
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I went with the Extralite Streeters because I liked their looks better, report back if you end up using those since I'm curious how they are :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:05 pm 
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I certainly prefer the refined look of the Tune QR. For me they're little works of art.

Everyone to their own regarding looks but when it comes to weight you can't argue with fact. My U20s are under 20g, they weigh 19g which is 10g lighter than the Extralite. That's 50% lighter which puts them in a different class.

In fact I'd go as far as to say I would rate the U20 QR as one of the best WW products available, possibly THE No.1. They are beautiful but also hugely powerful but easy to close and release. Also they don't have those annoying little springs that most QR have.


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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Have one arriving soon, not sure what I want to do with it.


Use it.

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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:21 pm 
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prendrefeu wrote:
carbonLORD wrote:
...not sure what I want to do with it.


Use it.


Which bike?

http://www.carbonlord.com/example/Colnago_C59.jpg
http://www.carbonlord.com/example/S-WORKS_Venge.jpg

The C59 as it is lighter by about 0.10Kg

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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:30 pm 
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konky wrote:
I certainly prefer the refined look of the Tune QR. For me they're little works of art.

Everyone to their own regarding looks but when it comes to weight you can't argue with fact. My U20s are under 20g, they weigh 19g which is 10g lighter than the Extralite. That's 50% lighter which puts them in a different class.

In fact I'd go as far as to say I would rate the U20 QR as one of the best WW products available, possibly THE No.1. They are beautiful but also hugely powerful but easy to close and release. Also they don't have those annoying little springs that most QR have.


10g / 29g = 34.4%, not 50%. Personally speaking I'm wary of a skewer that goes that low, even though I know that's based completely on nothing but personal perception but for a 10g difference I'm fine with that (blasphemy, I know :p).

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prendrefeu wrote:
carbonLORD wrote:
...not sure what I want to do with it.


Use it.


Which bike?

http://www.carbonlord.com/example/Colnago_C59.jpg
http://www.carbonlord.com/example/S-WORKS_Venge.jpg

The C59 as it is lighter by about 0.10Kg


C59! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:12 am 
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carbonLORD wrote:


Order another set ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:16 am 
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Yes I was wrong on my percentages. Maths never was my strong point.

Even though the U20 is ultra light I still prefer it just in terms of function to any other I've tried. That includes DA and top of the range Campy and Mavic skewers. And that includes Lightweight QR that look similar but I don't think work as well. All these skewers are of course significantly heavier. Of the lightweight variety KCNC are also good but still nowhere near as good as the Tune ones. Way off Shimano DA and Campy but still not bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:44 pm 
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carbonLORD wrote:
Anyone using yet? Have one arriving soon, not sure what I want to do with it.

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...or sell them to me :wink:

they're virtually impossible to obtain in the US


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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:01 pm 
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they tend to squeak alot for me.. do not know whats wrong with them? :|

more like a creak sound when i jump out of the saddle . put them on both my C59 and Venge as well on 2 sets of Bora Ultra 2s and Mavic CCU.. sound doesnt seem to go away, although I've been assured by TUNE that being 200lbs isnt an issue.. Im using stock campag/mavic skewers for now.

Let me know how they go.


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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Used them for 2 seasons now. Awesome weight and the function is as good as DC14 or DC16+17 or Carbon-Ti. The only downside is that the right end has a spline into the dropout so hard to choose perfect position on the left side when tightening them. would like on for my mtb too :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
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Not cheap though but hey that's the price of being a WW!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:07 am 
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Give those classy things to the Colnago. Also I may need like 10 of them XD


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 Post subject: Re: Tune U20
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:49 pm 
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are the shafts pure carbon or do they have some kevlar mixed into the matrix?


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