Veratomic Quick Lock Skewers Skewer

Quick Lock Skewers

The Veratomic Quick-Lock is the new way to protect your wheels and seat from theft. It is a cam operated quick release, just like the one you have used for years. The only difference is the handle comes out. Without the specially keyed handle, the quick-release won't open. No need for extra locks or seat leashes. It's always there, so you can't forget to use it.

MSRP: $45 for 3 piece set (2 wheel skewers and seat post skewer)

User Reviews (13)

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John P   Weekend Warrior [Jul 13, 2003]
Strength:

Great product. Easy to use. Makes locking up a cinch. I don’t have to worry about locking my wheels or seat because the Quick-Lock keeps them secure. I use to use a u-lock to lock my bike and a cable around the wheels - the seat was just an Allen wrench. Now I just need the u-lock and I don’t have to worry about my wheels or seat. Much quicker and easier.

Weakness:

It only comes in Silver – I wanted black, but they don’t make it.

I’m happy with my Quick-Locks. They are totally easy to use. Don’t know what happened with Bill A.’s key breaking off, but I’ve used mine hard and had no problems. Before I bought my Quick-Locks, I did some research. I found two online articles which were positive enough to convince me to buy. Also, the new issue of Dirt Rag just did a review that was pretty good.

Similar Products Used: I used hex-nuts for a while. What a pain! Felt like I was 6 years old again. Thought about Krypto’s set, but it costs almost $60. Too rich for my blood. I tried the Delta bolt-on skewers. Paid about $30 for two (front and back). They work ok, but everyone has the same universal key. Fat lot of good that does. What good is theft deterrence when you know the thief has the same key! For basically the same price I got the Veratomic set of three with three keys.
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Deland Bentz   Weekend Warrior [Feb 13, 2003]
Strength:

It was easy to install, very light - I don't have to carry around my extra U locks for my tires - less clutter

Weakness:

I haven't had any problems

I dig it. It works for me! I wish I had something like this in college, I would have made it to class on time instead of fighting with my "high security" devices.

I like to ride with the key's out. I keep one on my keychain just in case I need it. The product comes with 3 keys so its nice to have one at home too, just in case.

The other reason that I bought the quick lock is the packaging. I thought it was designed really well.

I have been really pleased with this product. I have told several friends about it and everyone likes it.

Similar Products Used: I can't really compare it to anything. I don't know any other product like it.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
Don   Weekend Warrior [Feb 13, 2003]
Strength:

Simple and easy to use.

Weakness:

None.

A friend told me about this product and it seemed too good to be true until he showed me how it worked. I like to ride in the city and I always had to make my stops short as I don't like to use standard locks (they're too cumbersome and complicated). Now I stop for lunch or hang out with friends and not have to worry. It's also helpful when I'm parked after a ride and want to hike afterwards. A great value!

Similar Products Used: None - certainly not comparable to U-Locks and the like. Very unique and quite a simple concept.
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4
VALUE
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4
Tara Henrichsen   Weekend Warrior [Feb 14, 2003]
Strength:

Built-in lock. So simple and convenient. Don't have to mess with keys, cables or bother to take seat and wheels on and off. Very light and strong.

Weakness:

Haven't found one yet.

It's awesome! I've been riding and racing for over 10 years and find it hard to believe that nothing like it has been on the market until now. I recommend it to everyone!

Similar Products Used: There are some nut-to-bolt variations out there but nothing compares to this cam-operated version. Love it!
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
CLAY   Weekend Warrior [Feb 15, 2003]
Strength:

Great ease of operation, same as my old skewer, but I can remove the handle and the wheels and seat are locked on. So I simply lock up the frame and not have to mess with other devices to secure all the removable theft prone components. With the Quicklock I am first of my biking group in to get my latte on our cycling break!

Weakness:

None. A new product very well designed and made. Should hold up well with the quality of metal used and the unique keyed locking device embedded in the skewer appears tamper proof.

This is a much needed product and I am so happy to have been once of the first of my biking friends to learn about it. ( check out internet bike locks) Now I have less worry and hassle when I want to pop into a store and only have to secure the frame and see the other more vulnerable bikes which must be more attractive to any thief than the confounding QUICK LOCKED SKEWER on my bike! Dear bike friends put some of your worries to rest and get one of these NOW!if you ever have cause to leave your bike locked and unattended. It has even helped to keep small children playing near my bike from releasing the locking lever so I don't have to always check that.

Similar Products Used: none like this!
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
John   Weekend Warrior [Feb 18, 2003]
Strength:

Easy to use and install. Makes my tires and seat more secure.

Weakness:

I haven't found any yet.

Quick-Lock ROCKS! I park my bike on campus in a bike rack and can now lock my wheels and seat with a simple 3" key, I THREW MY BULKY 6 FOOT CABLE AWAY. If you park your bike any where out of your site (other than your garage) and need to protect it from theft I think the Quick-Lock is a must, and its so simple anyone can use it.

Similar Products Used: Replaced my original equipment quick release skewer (but they don't really compare Quick-Lock protects my wheels and seats from theft and the quick release didn't).
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Kristine Armstrong   Weekend Warrior [Feb 20, 2003]
Strength:

Versatile, light, easy to carry and enhanced security.

Weakness:

I have yet to find one but I am still looking.

For a novice week-end warrior, the Veratomic quick lock is the only safety device you need that insures your bike will be there when you return to get it....no matter where you lock it...That is security.

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5
VALUE
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5
Lyndon Hall   Cross Country Rider [Jan 06, 2004]
Strength:

Locks your wheels - little bit more security. It's a great idea but poorly implemented.

Weakness:

These things are seriously crappy. I've sheared three keys off using regular strength to take wheels on and off. If you ride in the winter, the keys become more brittle in the cold and snap like twigs. I'm not so sure that the locking mechanism is even that great. I could take the skewer off with a set of pliers with makes it no better than a bolt that you can buy at a hardware store for 10 cents. It looks like the keys on all of these might be the same. The keyed part of the handle needs to be wider and thicker to handle a decent amount of torque from tightening the skewer. This idea needs serious work. Also, their website doesn't have SSL encryption and they decided to ship to Canada using a customs agent - doubled the price of the bloody things.

Don't buy it. It's a catch-22. If you tighten to hard, your key will shear off. If you don't tighten enough, you can remove the quick release with pliers. Expensive garbage, that's all.

Similar Products Used: Just regular quick-releases - are they really that different? This one's 5 grams and that one's 10 grams. I'll worry about the extra 10 pounds on my gut first.
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1
VALUE
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1
Ted Pettus   Weekend Warrior [Feb 22, 2003]
Strength:

Security and ease of use

As a city commuters who locks their bikes outdoors every day, and a couple that rides to restaurants at night, my wife and I have both lost seats, seat posts, and wheels.
This product allows me more freedom and security to leave my bike where I please. And it is so easy to use it has had no drawback further than the 40.00 out of my wife's pocket

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bill Clement   Weekend Warrior [Nov 03, 2004]
Strength:

Works and gives one more problem for thieves. Lets me carry less weight in locks.

Weakness:

The 'centering' springs on the wheel skewers are chintzy. No other problems found so far.

Having read the other reviews(Hey, MTBR- can you LOSE all those first bogus reviews within a week of each other? Obvious shills), I was worried about the strength and durability, but they have worked fine. Tighten easily and hold the wheels and seat in place. Have held up in rain. I am careful with tightening, but I can crank them down hard.

They let me lock up my bike in the city with one more hassle for thieves. Most times I carry one U-lock for the frame and let these skewers handle the wheels. Nice to lose the weight of a cable and padlock. Nothing will stop determined thieves, but every little hassle improves your chances.

If you use your bike for transit and need to lock it up, these will add a bit to your security. If you don't need to lock up your bike, stick with traditional skewers.

Similar Products Used: Traditional quick release skewers.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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