Ok, so maybe I over did it with the title. Anyway, a couple of days ago a client of mine who rides said that he only uses bolt on skewers rather than quick release, because he feels it is stiffer in front, and he has more confidence in their holding ability. Not to mention the weight loss He rides a Stumpy fsr, if it makes any difference. Personally I didn't see how it would make any difference in stiffness, as the skewer diameter is the same, and if it is tight, it's tight, no matter how it gets that way. Anyway, he dropped off an extra set he had today for me to try on my Spot - the front fits fine, but the rear looks about an inch shorter than my XT quick release, and is too short to screw on. So, is this bupkus, or should I actually look for some bolt-on skewers that fit?