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Hope Skewers Skewer

4.55/5 (22 Reviews)
MSRP : $54.99


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When strength and lightweight matter, the Hope Stainless skewers are the quick release skewers of choice.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Allrotor13b a All Mountain Rider from La Mesa, CA

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2012

Strengths:    So, so pretty.

Weaknesses:    So pretty i want to look at them more.
It would be nice if Hope's gold ano matched Shimano's (Saint) gold ano. The Shimano gold is much more like real gold than Hope's somewhat bronze gold. It does match e*13's gold ano, though, so whatever.


Bottom Line:   
Oh, man, these are trick. i did NOT get these (exclusively) for the bling; i had the wheels built and figured "Hope hubs, Hope skewers," and there were enough red accents to make red seem a pleasing choice. PERFECT match to the little eye-catching spots of red here and there. These look so cool.

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Favorite Trail:   The one i am riding now

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, Mavic

Bike Setup:   Banshee Amp locking in Mavic EX721s on Hope PRO II evo hubs (black rims/black hubs/black spokes/black nipples with red skewers)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by panzer07 a Weekend Warrior from Fremont

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2008

Strengths:    These are not only the nicest looking but also the best funtioning skewer I have ever tried. They look trick !!!

Weaknesses:    More colors please! - Mango orange.

Bottom Line:   
Great product, just lube with a drop of chain oil ocaisionally and you will be impressed as I was. I like them even more than the excellent Salsas.

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Favorite Trail:   Toads

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Salsa, Dura Ace, XTR, Control Tec and cheesy Specialized.

Bike Setup:   Nomad and Rockhopper 29r

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by crappy from san francisco, ca

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2008

Strengths:    look pretty

Weaknesses:    they don't do their only job: hold the wheel on!

Bottom Line:   
piss poor skewer...in fact i've never had to think about a skewer until i bought this product. i wanted to up the bling on my bike, get some sweet gold skewers. every ride, all throughout the ride the front skewer comes loose. this is super dangerous! what's the point of how cool something is if it can't do it's only job? i've read it's the cam design, and u need to grease it. great, add a stupid maintenance task to my everyday ride that i didn't need to do with my stock crappy shimano skewers. if you do any sort of aggressive riding, these will come loose. maybe if u tighten them to the point of insanity then they wont, but never had to do that with the shimanos. the price of bling is not worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa

Similar Products Used:   stock shimano skewers

Bike Setup:   ibis mojo, marzocchi AM1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Psycho Mike a Cross Country Rider from Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2007

Strengths:    Review of both wheel skewers and seatpost clamp. Big bling factor, all metal construction, easy to lock down properly, easy to grip (even with gloves on), easy to adjust.

Weaknesses:    Can be pricey...need to shop around

Bottom Line:   
Getting Hope stuff in Canada can be expensive....but then again, what isn't? Shop around for a good price and they get full marks for value.

Alberta mud is nasty...shades of UK mud. I ride a lot too, so I didn't trust the *plastic* pieces on the stock Bontrager skewers. Looked at Salsa, but they are waaay to expensive locally. Hope (provided you don't try to grease them) have a good, solid reputation of doing well in the slop, so I thought I'd give them a try. The Skewers were easy drop in, easy to adjust and locked in securely.

Seatpost clamp was a joy too. My stock Bonty needed an allen key to adjust...not so with the Hopes.

In both cases, the product works well, is easy to adjust, holds securely and adds a little bling while doing so.

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Favorite Trail:   Ewok Forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Monk-a-moo and ebay

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager OEM, Shimano Deore

Bike Setup:   Modified '06 Gary Fisher Cake 2 DLX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Get A Clue a Cross Country Rider from Norcal

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2006

Strengths:    Works impeccably when used properly

Weaknesses:    Doesn't work when used incorrectly

Bottom Line:   
OK, let's nip this in the bud. If you grease a brass fitting it won't hold, and it will just attract and hold dirt. So all of you who are greasing the mating surface are creating your own problems. They use a brass compression fitting so that you don't have to grease them. If you should get dirt inside the curved fittings, all you need to do is pull the lever away from the wheel and wipe the bearing surfaces with your finger, and it's good to go.
I've ridden these things through mud up to my axles and haven't had a single problem.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim a Weekend Warrior from sussex, england

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2006

Strengths:    Pimpy looks, colours

Weaknesses:    Don't work. Always move. Need constant regreasing.

Bottom Line:   
I find it astonishing these qr's get such good reviews. I have similar sentiments to previous poster. I'm so sick of these things. They have a fundamental flaw in design, they can't handle uk crap, the brass seat wears too easily. This is poor from a uk company. I've had a pair on two bikes and now they have all finally given up the ghost, the last one fell apart yesterday.
Shimano skewers on the otherhand just work and that's what I want from my bike.
Buy if you wan't nice mantlepiece objet dar't.
Hope make great brakes but thats about it.

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Favorite Trail:   Kirroghtree

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   Shimano,salsa

Bike Setup:   Truth, ck hubs, thomson front and back, talas rlc, old hope mini's(fantastic)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Young a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2006

Strengths:    Look nice, not as nice as a Salsa.

Weaknesses:    Metal to Metal interface poor design idea, required re-greasing in Scotland all the time (on both wheel and seat collar), I have a Rock Mountain seat collar which is amazing, Hope is junk compared. Yes they look nice and match Hope hubs, which are also poor compared to CK, Hadley.

Bottom Line:   
Good for their price, and look nice, a lot of people use in the UK, and lots have issues due to materials used and climate. Not the best, but OK for price! If I did not use Hope hubs and brakes on my RM then I would not use these skewers.

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Favorite Trail:   Laggan, Fort Bill

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Deore, XT, Salsa etc.

Bike Setup:   RM Switch with full XTR and carbon, Fox 36's DHx air or Coil depending on riding.
SC VP free with full SRAM X.0 and carbon, 5th rear shock (will be DHx soon) and Fox 40's, bolt thru dront and rear, so no skewers...... woo hoo, super stiff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Davie a Weekend Warrior from Peebles

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2006

Strengths:    Look the dogs bollocks and super strong. Very easy to get required strength

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Well worth the purchase price and well made

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Favorite Trail:   Red Run @ Glentress

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   The Hub in the Forest

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager standard fit - not suitable for our Scottish Mud

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Cake 2 DLX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KBA a Cross Country Rider from Tahoe Vista, CA

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2006

Strengths:    Smooooooth! Pretty! I like!

Weaknesses:    Doesn't match color of my eyes (boohoo)

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow up to my review of the Hope wheel skewers, this time we're talking about the seat collar quick release. The skewers are soooooo pretty, but I can't see them when I'm riding which makes me sad. So I got the Hope quick release for my seat!

Now when I'm riding I can just look down between my legs and see my shiny new Hope with the bulbous knob on the end! And when I stop I can flip it back, and forth, and back, and forth, and back, and forth - ahhh that feels good!

More chilis for Hope! And a Fat Tire Ale to wash em down!

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Favorite Trail:   Fuzzy Pine Nuts Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   JensnUSA

Similar Products Used:   Brand Generic Seat Collar Quick Release, with built in grit and M.A.D. Function (Midtrail Auto Disengage)

Bike Setup:   Turner 5Spot with wheels and stuff - goes fast, makes squirrels pee themselves

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill a Cross Country Rider from Venice, CA

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2005

Strengths:    Smooth, precise, exudes quality of manufacture, nice looking.

Weaknesses:    Maybe a wee bit heavier than Salsa or XT. A wee bit. Wee.

Bottom Line:   
Superior in every way to Salsa. Cam action is super smooth, even after covered with grit. Cross shaped nut is much more finger-in-the-dropout friendly than Salsa's single bar shape. Rear skewer allows removal and replacement of the rear wheel without a single backward turn of the nut - as it should be. Up front you still have to deal with lawyer tabs, but here the cross-shaped nut makes short work of the extra turns, and allows for very precise adjustment when it's time to fasten everything back up.

Let's face it, though - T works really well at half the price or less. So you're paying for the jewel factor - and the Hopes deliver. A beautiful finishing touch for any beautiful bike.

Hope's QR seatpost clamp works just as well, BTW.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Salsa, XT, Ellsworth

Bike Setup:   Fancy pants high end trailbike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fred Sled a Weekend Warrior from Spawn Ranch, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2005

Strengths:    Color is tight! The blue matches the adjusters on Fox Forx, the action and build quality is second to none.

Weaknesses:    There is none, it's a skewer and you'd pay at least half the price for some no name junk.

Bottom Line:   
If you like nice parts that are built excellent, this is for you. Truely a work of art in in materials, fit and function. Hope sells a matching seat QR that is equal in quility to these skewers.

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Favorite Trail:   Your Mom

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   JENSON

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Salsa, Supergo no names...

Bike Setup:   FS all mountain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KBA a Cross Country Rider from Tahoe Vista

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2005

Strengths:    Little pieces of metal sculpture - and they work too!

Weaknesses:    I keep stopping on the trail to get off and look at my skewers - they're soooooo pretty!

Bottom Line:   
For $35 a pair, even if these things failed miserably I'd still love them - they just look sooooo pretty! But sadly, they do work very well, no loosening on the trail, no problems of any kind. I'm afraid I will have to like them for their functionality first (but they're sooooo pretty!) I could use them to skewer these 5 chilis I gave them too - Hope Chili Kabobs! Will need a beer to go with that. Is there a review category here for beer?

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Favorite Trail:   Stale Pale Ale Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Salsa, Rolf, shish kabob skewers (attracted too many ants)

Bike Setup:   4" lift, 35" BFG's, front solid axle conversion. . .uh, wait that's my truck. Oh yeah, bike: two wheels, two pedals, seat, handle bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Felix a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2005

Strengths:    I am using the Ti version. Looks nice, lite

Weaknesses:    Price is hi

Bottom Line:   
These skewers are good looking, they work what more do you want?

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Mavic, Shimano, Campy

Bike Setup:   X country hardtail with Mavic XMAX SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Swiss Nic a Cross Country Rider from Zurich

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2005

Strengths:    Looks, style, weight, strength.

Weaknesses:    Can find any.

Bottom Line:   
I know they're expensive, but if you can spare the cash - they're worth it! Light and strong to do the job. Easy to open and close whilst being 100% secure. And the looks are great! I knows its only a QR - but its a damn good-looking QR!!!! ;o))))

These are a pair of QR's to last a lifetime, so isn't it work investing a little extra?

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Favorite Trail:   Uetliberg

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $66.00

Purchased At:   http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/

Bike Setup:   K2 OZ-M Carbon, SRAM X.0, Race Face bits, Magura Hydro's, Alex wheelset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graham Mattingly a Weekend Warrior from Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2004

Strengths:    Clearly superior construction versus everything else out there. The brass bushing is a strong argument, as are the toothed steel rings on the end nuts. Combined with the ridges on the lever side, this QR really bites into the frame. It's not going anywhere. So much better than Salsa at the same price. I thought the lever would be much less ergonomic than it is from looking at it, I was pleasantly surprised.

Weaknesses:    People are gripping about price, but these are competitively priced with other products of inferior quality.

Bottom Line:   
Best QR on the market. I and the other employees at my shop ride them and wholeheartedly recommend them to our high end customers. If you're building up a new custom bike, you are doing yourself a disservice by using any other QR.

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Favorite Trail:   Dead Campers

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Another Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT, XTR (held just as well but not as sexy), salsa, mavic

Bike Setup:   Turner 5 Spot with Z1 FR QR20 and assorted goodies.

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