WTB empty Skewer

WTB empty Skewer 

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[Apr 27, 2001]
wiley coyote
Racer

Strength:

good track record

Weakness:

I had bad time with these

My rear qr just plane sucks, it slips out on every climb. problems started about two months ago and no amount of lube seems to quill the prob. I'm upgrading to XT's, XTR's, or Salsa's today.... Friend recomends avoiding any skewer with a plastic doo-hicky on it,plastic can save some wieght but compromises strength.

Similar Products Used:

none yet

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1
VALUE
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3
[Mar 29, 2001]
Tomek
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

If looks could kill this would be a serial killA.
Long levers allow to you to tighten the wheel very tight.
Didn't brake yet, and the availiable colors kick azz

Weakness:

Since they are long I'm afraid they might just snap one day so I'm a little cautious of that. A little pricey for what I paid

I'd probably get the Kores next time since I'm really scared that these will snap on me :)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 21, 1999]
JA
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

STONG,GOOD LOOKING AND THERE WTB,NUFF SAID.

Weakness:

NONE YET

THESE ARE GREAT SKEWERS . STRONG(STEEL)BUT LIGHT ,NICE LOOKING AND @ $25.00(ON SALE) YOU CANT GO WRONG. WOULD BUY THEM AGAIN IF NEED BE.

Similar Products Used:

SHIMANO

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 12, 2001]
Brian
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

-Looks really nice in polished aluminum.
-Long handle makes tightening and loosening easier.
-Matches the aluminum flanges on my King hubs

Weakness:

-Poorly built.
-Didn't even get to ride with them on my bike before they broke.

The reason why I have selected "less than 1 month" for the time used is because upon the first installation of the rear skewer, it snapped! I just built the wheels for this bike, got them all adjusted and setup just perfect, put on the front skewer, tensioned it just right. No problem. Put on the rear wheel and started to adjust the skewer to get it to the right tension.....but just as I got it to just the right tension and closed the handle.....SNAP......I thought I had busted the threading on the King Hub. Took off the rear wheel, checked the hub, not a scratch......so I put the wheel back on and started to tighten the skewer, when I noticed it wouldn't tighten.........the little nut that holds the skewer handle to the steel rod had stripped its threading........

Bottom line: These skewers look really nice, but unfortunately they are crap! Now, after almost a year of building and fine tuning......I have a set back that is preventing me from riding this monster......

Similar Products Used:

Steel Shimano Deore (1986) Skewers......and these are way better than the WTB skewers, just heavier.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
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1
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