Syncros Ti and Steel Skewers Skewer

2.92/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.40


Product Description

Syncros Ti and Steel Skewers
  • Swaying curves. Sexy lines. In featherweight titanium at 85/grams or steel at 105/grams.
  • Easy on the fingers. Gentle on the frame. Courtesy of an ergonomically savvy design.


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    Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Travis Too a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

    Date Reviewed: April 20, 2004

    Strengths:    Looks sexy....

    Weaknesses:    They don't secure the wheels tight enought and it caused my rear wheel to come off slightly. Wow that is dangerous...

    The reason for this is because the nut was too difficult to screw in further and this created an impression that you had already reach the maximum point before you lock the level.


    Bottom Line:   
    Not worth getting it as you are risking your life with this device.

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    Favorite Trail:   bt

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $18.00

    Purchased At:   SCH

    Similar Products Used:   XTR,XT

    Bike Setup:   GT,

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by veg a Weekend Warrior from birmingham england

    Date Reviewed: August 14, 2002

    Strengths:    look good lever feels good

    Weaknesses:    my beast now feels like a jelly on ice. these skewers make the bike feel all floppy. not good!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    look good but they take away all my confidence in tight twisty turns especialy up hill. had them for 3 weeks but going to but some different ones very very soon. these are for commuting to work on!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   any technical singletrack

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   local shop

    Similar Products Used:   shimano

    Bike Setup:   bontrager frame,marzocchi forks, magura hs33s, hope/mavic wheels, its black n silver and looks cool

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bulent K a Weekend Warrior from Holland

    Date Reviewed: June 11, 2002

    Strengths:    they never failed so far,close means close,they can take alot of abuse,I have the Ti model

    Weaknesses:    nothing so far

    Bottom Line:   
    It is still working very good after 2 years,and it takes all the abuse he can get ,very nice

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    Favorite Trail:   secret

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   shop

    Similar Products Used:   bontager,shimano

    Bike Setup:   VRX 400 xt\xtr drivetrain,Z1 fr,Chris king no thread and disco tech,hope pro,and all other

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Gary a Cross Country Rider from London, England

    Date Reviewed: April 22, 2002

    Strengths:    None!!

    Weaknesses:    Strength

    Bottom Line:   
    Got a pair of Ti that bent after 10 hours riding. Nothing at all extreme just normal X trail riding.

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    Favorite Trail:   CyB

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic, Cook Bros, Shimano

    Bike Setup:   Enduro 2002, Thomson Stem and Post, Hope XC4 & Ti Hubs, Easton Monkey bars, XTR shifters rear &front mechs, Race Face Cranks

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Hardcore a Downhiller from Germany

    Date Reviewed: January 19, 2002

    Strengths:    Looks super!

    Weaknesses:    Quick-release lever "disconnected" itself and the axle popped out.
    Glad that I wasn't jumping!!!
    Expensive, like Syncros is!


    Bottom Line:   
    I chose Syncros because they develope hardcore products.
    The bar, the crankomatics and the headset are perfect
    (have them for 3 years now).
    But don't buy this product!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Die Rinne

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Mounty, Suntour, Ofmega, ...

    Bike Setup:   GT ZASKAR, RPM, Syncros, Magura, Bees, Kore, Flite
    Today my loved Cook Bros. Crank broke!!!
    I loved it! I'm very very sad!!!

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mad Cyclist a Cross Country Rider from SW Herts, UK

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2001

    Strengths:    cheap, light, easy opening, strong

    Weaknesses:    Only one colour.

    Bottom Line:   
    These are very good skewers for the money. I find them easy to open even with cold hands. I off-road toured with these last year and they didn't slip once. I liked the warning etched onto their open side! Take a look!

    Overall nice bit of kit. Would recommend them to XCers and trail riders.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dartmoor, Morocco

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   chain reaction cycles N. Ireland

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano (old and new), X-lite, Tranz X,

    Bike Setup:   DNA frame,Manitou SXTi forks, front wheel-Shocktec hub (superb), Mavic 217cd rim d/b spokes, rear Middleburn hub (ugh!), d/b spokes, Velocity aeroheat rim

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by JC Jourdan a Weekend Warrior from Ecully, France

    Date Reviewed: November 3, 2000

    Strengths:    Nice looking. Light.

    Weaknesses:    Don't hold my wheels tight (What they should be made for !)

    Bottom Line:   
    I never like to complain, but in fact I was really disappointed by these skewers. I simply don't trust them at all, because my wheels (both front and rear) have slipped out of my dropouts several times (not completely, fortunately for me) since I bought the skewers 6 months ago. And I must point out that I'm no "crazy free-rider" at all ! Sure Syncros have made a beautiful design, they sure look great. But if you don't want to ask yourself each time you ride if you're gonna get out of that trail alive, don't buy these !

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Cycles de Zotti

    Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR XC, Marzocchi Z2 X-Fly

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Charles a Cross Country Rider from Portland, OR

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2000

    Strengths:    As everyone says, these look great. They have a good feel on the fingers when either opening or closing.

    Weaknesses:    The seat post QR catches my baggies all the time. It gets hairy when the seat isn't there after a good drop.

    Bottom Line:   
    Real bummer with the Syncros name. I am already $150 out due to the rear QR failing. Lost the wheel on a 6" curb. Trashed rotor, cable, skewer, hangar....the list goes on. I was almost axed from the North Shore the next day!! This wasn't the first time they failed, either. Not a great Syncros product.

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    Favorite Trail:   North Shore, BC

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Syncros bars

    Bike Setup:   Kona Dual Suspension, Hayes Discs

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Bill a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, Ca

    Date Reviewed: October 10, 2000

    Strengths:    cheap price, looks like Kore QRs

    Bottom Line:   
    The bottom line is this, I would not own a pair, but a close friend received a pair as a gift and we compared them with my Kore skewers. The kore skewers are far superior with better clamping power. The only thing the Syncros skewers have is that they copied the exact nut design of the Kore skewers. Well lets see, Riteway/GT was close to Kore at one time, but now Riteway/GT owns Syncros, so I guess they are using Kore nuts on the syncro skewers. Go figure! Another black eye for the industry

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jochen a Cross Country Rider from vienna

    Date Reviewed: September 10, 2000

    Strengths:    durable, nice design, cheap,

    Weaknesses:    no obvious one

    Bottom Line:   
    the cheapest way to have some syncros part on your bike, look nice and keep your wheels in the right position

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   ringle, control, shimano

    Bike Setup:   Bianchi boron steel, xt, irc mythos, mavic syncros

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Weirdo a Cross Country Rider from Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 3, 2000

    Strengths:    Light, Awesome Looks, Durable, Well Designed, Easy on the Fingers, Good Price, Great Clamping Ability

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    No doubts, the BEST Quick Releases that you could possibly buy. The best looking, the lightest, the most durable, super strong clamping, the best feeling. The Laser-etched Syncros logo is the best. BUY THESE QUICK RELEASES!!! You won't regret it.

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    Favorite Trail:   Algonquin...

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano Crap

    Bike Setup:   GT Palomar HT, Syncros Ti Q/Rs, Scott Hot Rod 145 gram Handlebar, Titec Post and Seat, LX/XT

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by K. Chang a Cross-Country Rider from Tucson, AZ

    Date Reviewed: September 16, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Relatively Light. (105 grams steel, 85 grams titanium)
    Cheap!
    Sexy,


    Weaknesses:    
    Awkward fit with a suspension fork


    Bottom Line:   
    These skewers are very nice. I have the steel version. They are noticeably lighter than the XT skewers I replaced. They look nice and feel nice and wide. The only thing that would nitpick about is the way they fit on suspension forks. You kind of have to tilt it to either side of the fork to close it completely, but that's a minor point. They kick ass regardless.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Starr Pass

    Duration Product Used:   
    6 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    Shimano LX, XT


    Bike Setup:   
    Large Green Gary Fisher Kai Tai, Fully XT, Rock Shox Indy SL, blah blah.

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC

    Date Reviewed: July 17, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Kool Looks, Good Price, Easy on the fingers, light weight


    Weaknesses:    
    None that I can find


    Bottom Line:   
    I am goint to get another set for my other bike. The lever is well shaped to fit your fingers, and looks very cool with laser cut graphics. I am using the Ti QR set with front and rear hayes disk brakes without any problems.The price is excellent too

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Anything on the North Shore

    Duration Product Used:   
    6 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    Shimano, Salsa


    Bike Setup:   
    Gary Fisher, Level Betty

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