Skewer Question.

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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Why do some come with springs and others not? Are they needed at all?
2016 Orbea Orca OMR: 15.0lbs/6.804kg...😐 | 2016 Rca: 11.07lbs/5.048kg...😭 | 2015 Pinarello F8: 13.04lbs/5.915kg...😩 | 2018 S-Works SL6: 12.04/5.625kg... 😥

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

The springs are a nice way to center the hub on the skewer...making it easier to drop the fork in.

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:12 am
The springs are a nice way to center the hub on the skewer...making it easier to drop the fork in.
Thanks. This place is making me so upgrades on an almost weekly basis. Tunes are going the way on Lightweights and the LW skewer's are going on Rovals.
Last edited by tabl10s on Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR: 15.0lbs/6.804kg...😐 | 2016 Rca: 11.07lbs/5.048kg...😭 | 2015 Pinarello F8: 13.04lbs/5.915kg...😩 | 2018 S-Works SL6: 12.04/5.625kg... 😥

JerryLook
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by JerryLook

With my heavier skewers the springs make it easier to align the wheels. With my KCNC skewers, the springs actually make it harder to get things straight. I took them off that set of skewers. Now I don’t use the springs any more on any of my bikes. And I have had zero issues.

And hey it’s like a 2 gram savings. 😄
2010 Orbea Opal 54cm
6.05kg

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