Does tune still make skyline u20 road skewers?

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RocketRacing
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by RocketRacing

This may seem odd, but i ask the question because i do not see them on the tune website. I have only found the front skewers online in non-mtb fotmat.

Any help sourcing them would be appreciated. The tune aluminum shafted tt bike skewers seem a bit sketchy for my needs.

alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Carbonti, tune use brittle materials like carbon and alloy.

I think one of the lighter titanium skewers are the extralite streeters at 29gr.

I haven't looked around carefully though.

Not all rear wheel hubs or carbon frames work well with light skewers. Some skewers don't provide enough tension to eliminate dropout creaks and to preload the hub internals.

There is also the issue of the rear wheel popping out in a crash that could cause some additional damage.

I saw a guy on youtube that gladly uses skewers with round headed nuts that can only be taken off with an allen key. Apparently they are aero and save you 0.5-1w. :D

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mike
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by mike

the u20 skewers still hold a wheel, but tune skyline does not. your rear wheel will pop out when riding and damage the paint on your chainstay.

moyboy
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by moyboy

Bike24 seems to have the u20 front for sale.

RocketRacing
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by RocketRacing

moyboy wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:07 pm
Bike24 seems to have the u20 front for sale.
Yeah, i have only seen the front for road. I see front and rear for mtb.

I have reached out to tune.

TD1198s
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by TD1198s

I have two pairs. No problems here.

moyboy
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by moyboy

Here?

https://www.schmolke-carbon.com/product ... k-release/
RocketRacing wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:01 pm
moyboy wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:07 pm
Bike24 seems to have the u20 front for sale.
Yeah, i have only seen the front for road. I see front and rear for mtb.

I have reached out to tune.

RocketRacing
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by RocketRacing

Thanks for that find!!!

Tune said the u20 skyline skewers have long been out of producton.

MyM3Coupe
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by MyM3Coupe

RocketRacing wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Tune said the u20 skyline skewers have long been out of producton.
Sad, as they are awesome. Expensive as hell probably why there not in production. The installation is where you have to be careful; Don't load the skewer torsion! Load only in tension.

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TimF
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by TimF

After extensive research I got LifeLine Professional Carbon/TI. These have been perfect and are cheap and very light. You can get them from Wiggle if you're in the UK.

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