Best and Lightest Skewers (again_)

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Roberto Bicicletas
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Cheers!
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I too use the control tech skewers. They work great. Except if you need to constantly take your wheels on and off to make your bike fit into the trunk of your car. Then it gets tiring trying to find a 5mm wrench each time you need to take off or install the wheels.

I have since switched to the KCNC skewers for both MTB and Road. Great Skewers.

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theremery
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I think I'll be joining cheers.....and for the same reasons (tho I use cheap racebolts Ti bolt-on skewers at 46g/pair, not control techs)
Updated: Racing again! Thought this was unlikely! Eventually, I may even have a decent race!
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XL_Carbon wrote:My black ORs have over 1000 miles and so far no issues to report. I did however put grease in the cam/lever section just so that it's easier to lift the lever. Now it's easier to release especially since I clamp my skewers on relatively tight. Clamping force seems just as good as M2s.

Is there any guidance/concern on how grease is applied to skewers relative to slippage or inadvertent opening of QR, especially on lighter weight models?

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XL_Carbon
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HammerTime2 wrote:
XL_Carbon wrote:My black ORs have over 1000 miles and so far no issues to report. I did however put grease in the cam/lever section just so that it's easier to lift the lever. Now it's easier to release especially since I clamp my skewers on relatively tight. Clamping force seems just as good as M2s.

Is there any guidance/concern on how grease is applied to skewers relative to slippage or inadvertent opening of QR, especially on lighter weight models?


Only apply on the cam. A small amount should do. Yes, inadvertently adding too much can get to the bottom of the cam washer (the dropout side) but luckily, the washer on the new OMNIs is serrated for gripping. (Not sure if serrated is the correct word... but the surface has a machined roughness to it. Maybe rough knurled surface? The nut surface is also knurled btw.)

Surely, slippage can occur if grease is introduced especially on smooth washer and nut surfaces like on the older M2s. Just a matter of being careful. Anyhow, I haven't detected any slippage with the OMNIs.

Also, I don't think the introduction of grease would cause the QR to open accidently since the lever is already as tight as it can be. No way is it loose or too easy to lift.

Hope that answered your question. Mel

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Can someone forward info on the parts of passion stuff? I've done a gogle search with no results... what is that?

I may go with a set of kcnc and the controltech bolt ons for kicks but I would like to know more about the Pop somebody had mentioned.

thanks all

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by Singletrackmind

Johnny Rad wrote:Nobody running the M2Racer QRs anymore?!

Did they or do they wear out?!


I still use mine daily. They are very solid and I have no worries about them. If I need another set of skewers, I guess I would probably get the Omni Racers or a set of the Carbon Ti skewers.

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HillMut
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by HillMut

Another +1 for SpinStix, been using them for a little over a year with no problems at all. I'll have to try out the KCNC skewers next, they look nice!

johnnyha
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by johnnyha

NS wrote:


Yes, I have a pair for sale. I have less wheels than skewers these days


Any views on them? Could be interested...

artek
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by artek



Yes.
They demand some brain re-progamming to become accustomed to.
Clamping is excellent - consistent, precise. More gently achieve high clamp force; especially good for forks with carbon dropouts.
However, I consider their durablity unacceptable - the plastic ratchet teeth fail quickly.
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linus
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by linus

:shock:
Are those carbon rods?

Raxel
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by Raxel

Controltech recently released a lighter one weighing only 29g.
It uses a proprietary wrench Like m2racer one, and hopefully quite cheaper than m2racer (now omniracer) ones.

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by fdegrove

linus wrote::shock:
Are those carbon rods?


Hi,

Yep.
Carbon rods and levers with alu threads and cams bonded on.

Ciao, :wink:
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by GrahamB

Cheers! wrote:I have since switched to the KCNC skewers for both MTB and Road. Great Skewers.


Me too :)
Graham

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