Salsa Cycles Skewers Skewer

4.46/5 (98 Reviews)


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Salsa Skewers


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by pedalitup a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2013

Strengths:    If color choice is a strength, maybe so. .

Weaknesses:    The lightweight plastic part wears out fairly quickly. Overall design is weak. Needs to be really cranked down to sorta work. Sharp edge of handle becomes a functional drag when you have to pull it loose. Your typical old school piece of marketing crap.

Bottom Line:   
Briefly sipped bling kool-aid. Began to notice rear tire off toward left chain stay after every long ride. Put a trusty old 2001 Shimano XTR skewer on to see what gives. Guess what wasn't doing its job? Ordered new XTR skewer just now.

Why I or anyone would try anything but the patented and superior quality Shimano internal cam design in an area so important to basic safety had escaped me briefly. I guess we all fall for it at times.

One more cute red ano QR thingy's in the bin where it belongs.

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Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, Cannondale, Spinergy, Mavic etc. . . All such lightweight imitators suck compared any Shimano skewer.

Bike Setup:   21 lb hardtail that now weighs an ounce more but the rear wheel stays centered and tight.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Fred Corbit a Cross Country Rider from Seattle

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2011

Strengths:    They look good and come in many colors, but ...

Weaknesses:    The rear skewer does not fasten tighten enough to use with horizontal drop outs. Even if the skeewer is clamped very tight, when hamering on a step hill you can put the rear axel askew to the point where the tire rubs up against the frame. (It is a pain to have to stop and straighten the wheel in the middle of a climb.)

Bottom Line:   
There are better skewers on the market and some of the better skewers cost less.

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Favorite Trail:   All of the trails near Sun Mountain Wa.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Campagnolo, Easton, Neuvation (all of which were better)

Bike Setup:   The bike setup where the Salsa skewer's failed me is a road bike with a Concorde (Columbus SL) frame, White Industry hubs, and new Campagnolo 11 speed components.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by vt29er a Cross Country Rider from Vermont

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2009

Strengths:    appearance, well machined, hand friendly

Weaknesses:    salsa graphics wear off easily, plastic pieces decrease clamping ability

Bottom Line:   
Bought these because my hopes didn't match new frame and it's a Salsa. Nice but plasic decreases quality and clamping force quite a bit because it deforms when clamped tight, Where salsa uses plastic Hope uses brass. I would not buy again and go for Hopes.

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Favorite Trail:   own

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   on-line

Similar Products Used:   hope, ringle, xtr

Bike Setup:   Salsa big mama

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by aerske a Cross Country Rider from england

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2009

Strengths:    beautiful finish and colours. so far product has done what its supposed to.

Weaknesses:    none so far.

Bottom Line:   
Was going to purchase hope seat clamp and skewers but couldnt get hope seat clamp to fit my frame 32mm so opted for the salsa.
Looks great and does the job.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   hope

Bike Setup:   Scott Voltage yz,marzocchi dirt jumper 2, Ritchey WCS bars and stem,Avid bb7 brakes.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by alcahueteria a Weekend Warrior from Augusta, Ga, USA

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2008

Strengths:    Good looks

Weaknesses:    Don't seem to be grippy enough.

Bottom Line:   
So I've been using these for around a year. They seemed fine but I've always felt they were a bit hard to close. Not a big deal but more recently other issues have arrisen. I've noticed after longer rides my front skewer would have loosened up to where I question my safety. I haven't noticed this while riding yet though, only when I'd be removing the wheel to drive it home.

The rear skewer just doesn't seem to be able to squeeze tight enough or be gnarly enough to grip the frame because when I lock my rear wheel up it will try to push out of the drops. I have a chain tug on the drive side so it doens't pull forward but with the forces caused by the disc brakes it tries to jump out of the drop outs. I plan on changing to XT skewers to see if they can hold the frame better otherwise I don't know. The problem has only happened when I'm locking down the back wheel though(as in to skid).

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   rigid 29er singlespeed with horizontal drops and disc brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Linette Crall a Weekend Warrior from Dallas Texas USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2008

Strengths:    so far: they work! Do what they are suppost to do: easy for me to take on and off each time bike goes in my car. Great color choices. Easy way to add "bling" to your bike. I have red!

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Buy them if you want easy and to add color to your bike!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Adventure Sport Industry

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   small Ventana El Saltamontes; BB7 disk brakes with Mavic Crossmax SL Disc -Maxxis CrossMark tubeless; mostly Sram parts/Fox Racing Shox 32 F100RLC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Linette Crall a Weekend Warrior from Dallas Texas USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2008

Strengths:    so far: they work! Do what they are suppost to do: easy for me to take on and off each time bike goes in my car. Great color choices. Easy way to add "bling" to your bike. I have red!

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Buy them if you want easy and to add color to your bike!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Adventure Sport Industry

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   small Ventana El Saltamontes; BB7 disk brakes with Mavic Crossmax SL Disc -Maxxis CrossMark tubeless; mostly Sram parts/Fox Racing Shox 32 F100RLC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Linette Crall a Weekend Warrior from Dallas Texas USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2008

Strengths:    so far: they work! Do what they are suppost to do: easy for me to take on and off each time bike goes in my car. Great color choices. Easy way to add "bling" to your bike. I have red!

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Buy them if you want easy and to add color to your bike!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Adventure Sport Industry

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   small Ventana El Saltamontes; BB7 disk brakes with Mavic Crossmax SL Disc -Maxxis CrossMark tubeless; mostly Sram parts/Fox Racing Shox 32 F100RLC

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by C Gallegos a Cross Country Rider from Los Gatos, CA

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2007

Strengths:    Great products. Will last forever. Best seat clamps.

Weaknesses:    Lube often. Certain types of trail dust causes QRs to creak. And after time, sounds like your bottom bracket is giving way or you pivot points are shot. Own several pair and have replaced them with XTR, Mavic, etc. and no more creaking. Watch out for mis-stamps on some skewers - once in a while you will find one with no teeth, just a smooth surface that doesn't grip the dropout very well. Salsa will replace for free.

Bottom Line:   
The QR's work great on the BOB Revolution stroller! Get 2 seatpost QR levers for the rear wheels and a front QR for the front wheel. One sick looking stroller that baby is proud to ride in.

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Favorite Trail:   Skeggs

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Similar Products Used:   XTR, Mavic, Rolf, Campy, etc.

Bike Setup:   Custom Ellsworth, Enduro SL, Fuel 98, 8500 hardtail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Basil Chua a Cross Country Rider from Singapore

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2007

Strengths:    Great looks. Big thumb lock.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Cool looking skewer! But a skewer is a skewer.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Chapter Two

Bike Setup:   GIANT XTC Team on DT Swiss hubs and Mavic XC717 rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will a Racer from Houghton, MI

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2007

Strengths:    Strength, easyness, extreme cheapness

Weaknesses:    None!

Bottom Line:   
My life is now complete, since I have thomson seatpost and stem, and salsa skewers.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Bike Setup:   Stiff, i.e. the Vanilla 130 fork is the flexiest part on the whole bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Racer from Dirty Reno!

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2007

Strengths:    Beautiful construction and color! Effortlessly simple and effective design.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Adds bling to a commonly overlooked part!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Great Basin Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Mavic

Bike Setup:   Gunnar Ruffian single speed totally gucci!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Snorro a Cross Country Rider from the Netherlands

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2006

Strengths:    Excellent and smooth function, excellent fixation,long life and beautifully designed

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These skewers are absolutely the ultimate combination of function, looks and durability, period. Even after years of production a lot of newer products hardly reach the level of these iconic skewers. Just replaced the delrin camfollowers on my oldest set of salsas (8 years)and they are still absolutely as new. Excellent after sales from Salsa

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Hope, Shimano, Bontrager

Bike Setup:   Yeti ASR-SL, RS SID WC 06, XTR shifters and mechs, RaceFace Next LP + Ti BB, King NoThreadset,Thomson stem + seatpost, Ritchey WCS bar,DT Swiss 240 hubs+ DT rev + mavic 717 rims, Hayes Mag+ carbon, salsa flipoff skewers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan F. a Weekend Warrior from San Antonio, TEXAS USA

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2006

Strengths:    My Rastas are great, been many many years with no problems. Always tightens and always looses.

Weaknesses:    None!

Bottom Line:   
MY Titanium Rastas was purchased when I bought my 1999 Tsali. It has a few scraches from the falls I have done, the color has faded in the years it has been subjected to rain, mud, snow! and the blazing sun. But they have NEVER failed me.
The best damn skewers ever made!
I would buy them again!

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere that has dirt!

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   I forgotten... :)

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, shimano, ...

Bike Setup:   1999 Litespeed Tsali-XT Group,Titec 118 Ti Handlebar,Frogs,Judy SID,KING Ti bottle cage,Salsa Brake Brace&Syncros Ti post. WT approx. 23 pounds ;)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike Oxsmells a Cross Country Rider from Chelmsford

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2005

Strengths:    Something nice to buy when you've exhausted all other performance enhancing upgrades.

Weaknesses:    The red finish isn't exactly the same shade as my Hope Ti hubs ;-(

Bottom Line:   
Like buying your wife another pair of Jimmy Choo's. Not really necessary, but if you can afford it you'll show your bike how much you love it.

And it will p*ss your other half off immensely if you get these instead of treating her to something new. Which is no bad thing.

My Zaskar has never claimed to have a headache when i feel like a ride, nor does it ever say 'have you finished yet?'.

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Favorite Trail:   Lingwood common

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Shimano / mavic stocks

Bike Setup:   Obscenely tarted up GT Zaskar

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