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514Climber said:
And I tried copy/paste
Did you read the coupon page?
Here it is again: http://www.cambriabike.com/staticlink.asp

"Discount is applied at the time of billing. Your order confirmation will show full amount, but we'll drop the price when your order comes through to us"

I'll attach the graphics from the coupon page to this file.
 

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Jersey said:
are these Control Tech skewers decent for bolt-ons?
It's a tough question for me because I've never used them. I did run across them in mtbr discussions, and I did want to switch to them from my Nashbar bolt-ons (65g I reckon)

Here's what I could google at mtbr for you:

They are heavier than most other TI skewers (47gr vs 42) because they they are fatter (5mm instead of the usual 4mm). That makes them no-flex titanium skewers. That makes them unsuable for some hubs, so it's a hit or miss.

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http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=2704&goto=nextnewest

"Back in the old days, people used a lot of Ti skewers, and had fork flex (course it was 1994 and Rockshox/Marzocchi/Manitou forks flexed more then than they do now). A british magazine called MTB-Pro ran an article in their April '94 issue, comparison test of 14 different brands of wheel skewers, measuring weight and fork deflection (and the load on the wheel was perpindicular to the fork's travel direction). Here are the results in brief. Ones with actual levers will say QR. Also Rod materials will be listed also, most were Ti or steel, but one used Ti & Alloy (british speak for aluminium).

Control Tech Ti 5mm, 46g, 2.1mm deflection
Tune Ti/Alloy QR, 48g, 3.0mm deflection
SRP Ti 5mm, 52g, 2.2mm deflection
USE Ti Spin Stix QR, 59g, 2.0mm deflection
Zero Ti QR, 64g, 2.8mm deflection
X-lite Ti QR, 66g, 2.5mm deflection
Miche Ti QR, 78g, 2.1mm deflection
Ringle Ti Twisters QR, 90g, 2.7mm deflection
Curve Ti QR, 92g, 2.2mm deflection
Salsa Steel FlipOffs QR, 100g, 2.3mm deflection
Ringle Steel Cam Twist QR, 104g, 2.7mm deflection
Odyssey steel Svelte QR, 104g, 2.1mm deflection
Lynx Steel QR, 110g, 2.0mm deflection
Shimano Steel QR (old style), 164g, 1.9mm deflection."

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Skewer/product_124481.shtml:

"These skewers have been off drops, bunny hopped, I weigh in at about 220 and when I launch off of a jump or a big drop, my hardtail lands hard and these skewers have never bent or broken. If you looking for the strength and weight savings, can't go wrong with these."

"I was quite surprised to discover that they were too thick to even go through the King hubs on my mountain bike."
 

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VT Mike said:
Yep... They only have road (130mm rear) version of it now, and I was after the MTB (rear 135mm) version.

I did ask Bikeman if they are going to have MTB version of the skewers and they said they certainly are, but probably only after the new year, so I went ahead and ordered from Cambria while their 20% was still there.
 

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So Control Tech bolt ons don't go through King Hubs?
 

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MegaVolt said:
Control Tech Ti 5mm, 46g, 2.1mm deflection
Tune Ti/Alloy QR, 48g, 3.0mm deflection
SRP Ti 5mm, 52g, 2.2mm deflection
USE Ti Spin Stix QR, 59g, 2.0mm deflection
Zero Ti QR, 64g, 2.8mm deflection
X-lite Ti QR, 66g, 2.5mm deflection
Miche Ti QR, 78g, 2.1mm deflection
Ringle Ti Twisters QR, 90g, 2.7mm deflection
Curve Ti QR, 92g, 2.2mm deflection
Salsa Steel FlipOffs QR, 100g, 2.3mm deflection
Ringle Steel Cam Twist QR, 104g, 2.7mm deflection
Odyssey steel Svelte QR, 104g, 2.1mm deflection
Lynx Steel QR, 110g, 2.0mm deflection
Shimano Steel QR (old style), 164g, 1.9mm deflection."
So... wait a second. My older model, super light, Control Tech bolt on skewers are only nominally less stiff then my newish steel LX quick release skewers? What's with all this talk now about Ti front skewers being too flexy? Is that still applicable with a stiffer fork like a Fox?

Also it says here that my classic purple Ringle twist on skewers aren't so stiff. Not a big deal on a rigid fork, right? I was thinking of selling them, maybe, if anyone was interested.
 

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Did someone say purple skewers for sale?
 
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