Lightweight Quick-Release Skewers

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

I'm currently using Zipp quick-release skewers-weight about 85 grams. Are there any alternative quick release skewers that would result in a significant weight savings?
If so, where can they be purchased in the USA?

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spytech
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Yes the Tune "Quickie" are very light http://asv-ski.de/Tune_en/index.php4?id ... 6&aktiv_ar[0]=2&aktiv_ar[1]=2&chao=Tune_en&PHPSESSID=6abba3dcc53d35b21c464ab362991a0a

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USE Titanium spin stix.

55g and very easy to use.

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cadence90
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by cadence90

doozer wrote:USE Titanium spin stix.

55g and very easy to use.

Doozer :mrgreen:

The SpinStix are very nice, but they won't work in all orientations if you have Wright/Breezer style hooded rear dropouts.

Bold are really good also, 49 gr per pair 8), and beautiful.
http://www.boldprecision.com/bicycle.htm#skewers
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American Classic Ti nice. They are easy to use and robust. I've been using for two seasons without any problems.
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by nikh

Bold precision super light weight, super expensive.

Do a search under my name with Bold precision and you will find a shop in SoCal thats stocks them.
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by Frankie - B

I personally think the Tune Schnellspanner are the best qr's! I beleve that the road version even has a Al. axle!
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cadence90
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by cadence90

The SpeedCific skewers are not as light, 76 gr, but a good deal for the money: $29.00.
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