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Light but strong quick release skewers

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:18 pm
by jz4nyc
looking for recommendation for light but strong skewers. i'm ~170lbs, and a bit hard on equipment, so is it worth getting something light(er) for this kind of thing? current skewers weigh ~57g each, but i sleep at night (or on rides?) not worrying about breaking them....

(yes, i did use search feature as i'm sure this is a popular topic , but it took forever to sift through the posts, figured i'd be more direct....)

thanks for any tips!

Light but strong quick release skewers

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:18 pm
by Weenie

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:20 pm
by aarw
I'm just >80kg, hard on wheels and have no issues with the KCNC skewers. good price too...

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:28 pm
by jz4nyc
no creaking or anything of the like? how long have you had 'em?

thanks.

aarw wrote:I'm just >80kg, hard on wheels and have no issues with the KCNC skewers. good price too...

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:32 pm
by aarw
no noise at all. i bought them as soon as they were released - start of last year?

check this out:
http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-28730729.html

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:34 pm
by SDP
definately KCNC ..great value as well

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:35 pm
by jmartpr
KCNC are a great option....lighter than that the Parts of Passion but I think the KCNC offer and excellent balance of looks, strenght and price.

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:05 pm
by richard@lbrc.org
I second the choice of KCNC skewers, I've raced mine in our local winter criteriums series, they were faultless.
R.
http://lbrc.org

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:09 pm
by allezkmiec
I know I'm just about the only person here who doesn't like them, but I didn't have good results with the KCNC skewers. They always creaked, on both my road bike and my 'cross bike. I greased every part, greased my dropouts and hub axles, tried different closing pressures, tried them with different wheels. No dice, they creaked every time. Went back to my Bontrager ti skewers, and the creak instantly went away and never came back. I was bummed, because that added 40 grams back on!

That being said, I'm 175 pounds and ride fairly hard on rough roads, so your mileage may vary.

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:56 pm
by ku_hi
Hi,

My wote for KCNC

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:55 pm
by Zen Cyclery
richard@lbrc.org wrote:I second the choice of KCNC skewers, I've raced mine in our local winter criteriums series, they were faultless.
R.
http://lbrc.org

I third that motion I am 190 lbs and I am on a pair!

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:26 am
by gumgardner
How about Carbonsports model?

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:49 am
by runner999
KCNC and Omni Racer on 3 bikes, 1 mtb, 2 road. 80kg and no problems here.

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:14 am
by Strong Bad
I like the KCNC skewers, but I have a set of the OmniRacers that I really, really dislike. The cam mechanism doesn't have the swing range or clamping power of the KCNCs. In fact, I bought a second pair of the KCNCs and the Omnis are setting on my work bench.

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:23 am
by Starter
I don't f*ck about with ti skewers. I know plenty of people have love for them, just not my cuppa. I stick to steel.

That said, there are generic lightweight steel skewer bolt-on's on ebay for around 13-20 bucks shipped. Sold under various names and available in multiple colors- black, silver, red, blue, green, gold, purple, etc... bullet-proof and verified at 65 to 66 grams a pair. They have a standard 5mm hex end.

Cycle Taiwan sells a pair of Figmo steel skewer bolt-ons that are similar, but have larger, more aggressively machined caps and also feature dropout guides. They are available in black only and use a 5mm hex as well. The weight on those drops to 60g a pair (the 52g claimed is inaccurate), and the price goes up to $39 shipped.

I prefer bolt-ons both for the added security and the lower weight... besides, when do you ever ride without a mini-tool? And thanks to lawyer-tabs, a QR takes just as long as a bolt-on...

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:23 am
by Weenie

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:51 am
by boysa
My KCNC have been flawless...