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I have an 04 Enduro Comp and the front skewer keeps on coming loose when I ride hard on trails. I tried getting a new SALSA titanium skewer but it didn't fit on my bike. The bike shop said they adjusted some stuff on the bike and put a bunch of greasy crap all on the skewer and it looks okay but when I was doing some bunny hops in my parking lot it got loose again...so I'm not really sure what to make of this. Any tips??
 

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what they said....

and if the grease didn't help, replace the skewer as it is worn out. Should be $5-$10 for a new skraxle.

bikinglawyer said:
I have an 04 Enduro Comp and the front skewer keeps on coming loose when I ride hard on trails. I tried getting a new SALSA titanium skewer but it didn't fit on my bike. The bike shop said they adjusted some stuff on the bike and put a bunch of greasy crap all on the skewer and it looks okay but when I was doing some bunny hops in my parking lot it got loose again...so I'm not really sure what to make of this. Any tips??
 

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I've had the same problems, i've come to the conclusion that MY skraxle sucks, not only does it come loose, but it is next to impossible to get the darn thing tight without causing the rotor to rub either the inner or outer pad.

i'm considering buying a new front wheel because i'm so sick of dealing with this issure every ride!
 

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get a new skraxle first.

Part of problem with bad skraxle is that you can make it really tight and t will loosen. Get a new one and see if it fixes the rotor.

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I've had the same problems, i've come to the conclusion that MY skraxle sucks, not only does it come loose, but it is next to impossible to get the darn thing tight without causing the rotor to rub either the inner or outer pad.

i'm considering buying a new front wheel because i'm so sick of dealing with this issure every ride!
 

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Okay, I thought about it :confused:

Well, now it happens to me too! I had no problems for the first 1K miles on my 04 Enduro Pro and then it started just like you all say. I was thinking that because I use a bike carrier that doesn't require taking off the front wheel, I might be less prone to this type of problem. Once it started to happen, it seems he get nothing but worse. After suffering a serious biff because of this, I changed my wheel set.I am now using Hadley through-bolt hubs front and rear. This makes the bike much stiffer at both ends. I took my old wheel to the LBS and told them of the problem. They said I was the first one two report such a problem at their shop. I think the problem is the composite cam washer that he is used with the Skraxle design. There are other threads indicating problems with the rearwheel as well. I have also seen notes about putting degrees on the cam area to allow for smoother action while opening and closing. One post states that tightening the lever in a forward position and then turning it about one quarter turn to tighten it further help some. I think it is a faulty design of the skewer. I will be looking for an after-market bolt-through that will fit in the Skraxle.
 

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I replaced my wheelset with Chris King Hubs/Mavic 717 and Hope Skewers. The bike rides very nice now.

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Well, now it happens to me too! I had no problems for the first 1K miles on my 04 Enduro Pro and then it started just like you all say. I was thinking that because I use a bike carrier that doesn't require taking off the front wheel, I might be less prone to this type of problem. Once it started to happen, it seems he get nothing but worse. After suffering a serious biff because of this, I changed my wheel set.I am now using Hadley through-bolt hubs front and rear. This makes the bike much stiffer at both ends. I took my old wheel to the LBS and told them of the problem. They said I was the first one two report such a problem at their shop. I think the problem is the composite cam washer that he is used with the Skraxle design. There are other threads indicating problems with the rearwheel as well. I have also seen notes about putting degrees on the cam area to allow for smoother action while opening and closing. One post states that tightening the lever in a forward position and then turning it about one quarter turn to tighten it further help some. I think it is a faulty design of the skewer. I will be looking for an after-market bolt-through that will fit in the Skraxle.
 

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I had the same problem on an '03. A custom set of wheels fixed the problem. My brakes always squealed and the brake caliper was impossible to keep centered with the skraxle. Sorry but the skraxle is crap. See Mike Garcia at oddsandendos.com or Larry Mettler at mountaincyclery.com, or at least get a new from wheel.
 
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