Tune Skyline skewers

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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spaniardclimber
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by spaniardclimber

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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cyclemanpat
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by cyclemanpat

where can you buy them at? weight?

Joel
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by Joel

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

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Ivan
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by Ivan

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

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by nikh

PLAY DARTS! *WARNING* MUST HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR TO PLAY!!!

popawheelie
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by popawheelie

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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cyclemanpat
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by cyclemanpat

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

Weisse Luft
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by Weisse Luft

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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by mrowkoob

Where´s the weightsaving when you have to have a tool in your back pocket?

popawheelie
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by popawheelie

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.

teutscher
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by teutscher

neither ti nor carbon, just alloy

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by Bill F

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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