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 Post subject: Tune Skyline skewers
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 2:53 pm 
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Has anyone used this skewers? Do you need an allen wrench to mount them? (the info in the site is in german only). Are they rigid enough?


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where can you buy them at? weight?


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Weight 19gram/pair, you need an allen wrench :cry:


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Got any pic ? Couldn't find any on tune.de

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Are the rods for these carbon fiber? The pic looks like they are. I use a pair that have a Ti rod and they need a wrench. I found an aluminum wrench that has a steel alen set into the end that is very light. I just put it into my jersey pocket.


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can these skewers be used for everyday riding? I heard they were for TT rides only??


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Having to use a wrench to function a QR is counter-productive on a non-supported time trial. Unless you have a team car, the time saved from such a lightweight part is of no advantage.


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WhereĀ“s the weightsaving when you have to have a tool in your back pocket?


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The weight isn't on the bike so there is weight saving there. The tool also can be used for other things. I don't race so I don't have to get my wheels off in a hury and I don't flat that often anyway.


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neither ti nor carbon, just alloy


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Generally in most TT, if you flat and no support is close by you are out of it anyway (excepting in long events - Ironman or the like). I use TI skewers which require an allen wrench for two reasons - they are cleaner to the wind and secondly they are lighter. I spend as much time obsessing about being aero as I do about weight and quality of components. As popawheelie says you can always carry one light allen wrench that should be ligher then two QR levers.

If I'm in a supported event with a wheel vehicle QR skewers are the way to go.


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