Shimano XTR Skewer

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Shimano XTR


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim cheshire a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2012

Strengths:    strong easy to use an looks ace if you match your xtr disc calipers with that years version.
xtr front chainsets may have gone downhill but the rest of there kit is ace its a shame its so overpriced


Weaknesses:    older versions like mine an older are better an look more sexy than the newer models which just look like a pimped XT with a R at the end

Bottom Line:   
if the shimano ranges were cheaper across the board from xtr to deore then they would be the no1 like the old days , so much competition out there
these days there should be a rethink on the prices 299 upwards for a xtr crank an even deores are 70quid now its getting silly in the uk , deore should be 45 lx 75 xt 100 an xtr 210 if they were i would not even look at other brands but sadly they remain T00 Dear,
an i only buy them when theres a sale on

so apart from modern xtr chain rings being weaker than middleburns the rest of there xtr kit is flawless

, xt an lx an deore are good but they have all let me down at some point an the price of xt these days it should be as flawless as xtr just heavier but sadly there not quite as good as xtr it has to be said

anyway best part about my xtr skewers (2006 version)
is i paid just £25 all in, for the front an back brand new thanks to a cool dude in usa , they had never been used not a mark on them ,


had mine since 2009 they still look an perform like brand new

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Favorite Trail:   llan deglar

Duration Product Used:   2009 to 2012

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   usa

Similar Products Used:   xt x9 x7 x4


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by thubeav a Cross Country Rider from Decatur, GA

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2010

Strengths:    Reliable. Looks. Durable. Predictable. Don't leave the starting line without it.

Weaknesses:    Sometimes hard to find the model I prefer: the laser cut out XTR. Cool retro.

Bottom Line:   
Predictable and reliable. The XTR closure cam has a great profile. You can easily set the tension you expect and the skewer and wheel stays put. Ride on man. I love the XTR cut out styling but as those become more and more scarce I may have to move to a more modern XTR iteration.

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Favorite Trail:   Pinhoti

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager. Felt. XT. Deore. Mavic.

Bike Setup:   Felt. SS. King hubs. Stans ZTR Flow. Maxxis Ardent. Thomson. WTB. Avid disc. Time ATAC. Endless bikes 20t. Action tec 32t.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jesse VOZA a Racer from St-Martin, Caribbean

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2006

Strengths:    + Strong
+ Smooth
+ Secure
+ Lever away from wheel axle


Weaknesses:    - Heavy
- You can't spin the lever because of the offset to take off the front wheel


Bottom Line:   
The shimanos are the only one with that kind of arm to lock the wheels. I guess they have the patent and it is the system that is working the best.

If you want them, find the 2000-2002 versions they are not laser etched but cut through ! They are marvelous and rare. The 2003-2005 are heavier and not as high-end.

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Favorite Trail:   Procupine rim in moab

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   TRISPORT St-Maarten

Similar Products Used:   Almost all of them

Bike Setup:   Everything but with shimano QR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Klauser a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2002

Strengths:    Longterm Strength, clamp force

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
They are very strong, clamp force is extra high; and they keep functioning. Slightly less strong: the cromoly Salsa ones; these look nicer. Don't use titan skewers. The clamp force of those is not sufficient. The skewers is the one part of your bike where weight reduction is NOT indicated.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Rösch

Similar Products Used:   tune ti, control tech ti, salsa cromo

Bike Setup:   DeKerff Generation 96

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott Frazier a Cross Country Rider from Alpine, UT

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of the XT skewer, recorded here as there is no category for the XT skewer as yet.

The Shimano XT skewer is sadly deficient.

First, the nut is hard to turn. I almost need pliers to loosen my skewers, even after lubing.

Second, the lever side of the skewer cannot rotate a complete revolution on my 2000 Marzoochi x-fly fork. The lever hangs up on the drop-out.

I replaced these skewers with old (admittedly expensive, ti) skewers from another bike which rotate just fine on the x-fly fork, and are much lighter also.

Shimano, you can do better! The XT skewer only merits one chili, but I don't want to throw off the tally for the XTR skewers so I'm putting down a five chili rating.

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Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry Mesa, UT

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came on Santa Cruz Superlight


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay a Cross Country Rider from Waco, TX, USA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2001

Strengths:    Stay in place well, very easy to open

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Although not an important part of the riding experience, these skewers surprised me with the ease it takes to open and close the skewer. Definitely grease them before use, it makes it much easier =) Happy trails!

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Favorite Trail:   Cameron Park in Waco, TX

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with XTR hubs

Similar Products Used:   Specialized skewers

Bike Setup:   2001 Specialized Stuntjumper M4, 2001 Judy SL fork, XTR mega 9 drive train, King headset, Mavic 517 rims, XTR hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DR. DRE a Weekend Warrior from B.D.P.

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2000

Strengths:    SUPER STRONG, EAZY 2 UZE. XTR CUTOUT IS HOTTT! MADD SMOOTH

Weaknesses:    NONE TO MY KNOWLEDGE

Bottom Line:   
GREAT LOOKING. GREAT WORKING. THEIR XTR. sHIMANO DOESN'T LABEL ANYTHING XTR UNLESS IT IS TOP SHELF EQUIPMENT.

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Favorite Trail:   STEEEP & TECHNICAL

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   SALSA, XT.

Bike Setup:   FREERIDE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike snare a Cross Country Rider from wales

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2000

Strengths:    BEST ACTION PERIOD, PROBABILY THE STRONGEST!

Weaknesses:    heavier than others... thats it!

Bottom Line:   
compared to all other quick releases, these do actually quick releases compared to the majority of slow releases on the market that require a twist or are just a pain to use due to the un ergonomic shape! these will also waaay outlast any of the other lite weight wannabes
iff you're not concerned with the weight then get these, almost a fit and forget mentality that is chris king!

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Favorite Trail:   abertillery

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   control tech, odyssey, xt

Bike Setup:   fat chance titanium, wbsc72ul, king, xtr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chip a Weekend Warrior from South Pasadena, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2000

Strengths:    light, cheap, reliable

Weaknesses:    none found

Bottom Line:   
They work like they should, light, smooth and cheap!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT, Salsa

Bike Setup:   '96 Gary Fisher Mt.Tam dble butt'd 6061 frame polished, old RockShox Judy XC, Bones carbon arch with White Bros hardbody+ and long WB Judd steel springs (83mm travel), XTR derailers with Carmichael jockys and rollamajig, XT brakes & pods, RaceFace cranks on World Class Ti BB with Avatar's ramped and riveted Werks rings, XTR hubs w/ DT ss dbl butt'd spokes laced to Mavac217 SUPs, Kevlar IRC Mythos tires, Syncros Ti post w/ Avocet Ti race saddle, Syncros Stem w/Scott carbon LFX bar, SpeedWorks Ti and SRP alloy bolts throughout, 21.5lbs.

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