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Probably some of you weenies have been using this Taiwanese bolt on skewers.
Superlightweight at 31g! but what feedback can you give about them?
Are they strong enough for aggressive XC racing? Will the small alu bolts or the axle snap under power?

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Order a set and try them... I will say the QR skewers that are included with Rotaz hubs (64g) and are sometimes sold seperately under other brand names are NOT up to the task of holding the wheels in place. My rear slipped trying to climb a couple stairs.
 

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I have a blue set at home. I have used them in short Cat2 xc races and they have held up so far. Make sure you order the MTB rods as both front and rear need to be wider than the road version. The hold tight. The rods are a bit smaller in diameter than the Salsa ti rods. I replaced the front twist end cap with one of my Salsa's because the small knobs are difficult to grab. Total weight is 38gr with Salsa cap. 33gr original. I weigh 175lbs.
 

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I've got a red set

I tried these and then took them off. They seemed a little too skiiny for the high speed downhill bombs I do. Not that I jump and slam my ride around but I do hit some ruts pretty hard at high speed.

An issue I do have is that the front axle is a little too short. I could not get the end bolt to thread completely onto the axle. Perhaps the shipper accidentally sent a road set? The rear shaft was perfect in legnth and fit. Neither the front nor the rear ever came loose in the half dozen rides I used them on....

Beware of what you order from overseas!!!

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You should not use Ti Skewers on Full suspension bikes! And technically, you shouldn't use them on Front Suspension either.

I just ordered a Chris King hub and it will void your warranty if you use Ti Skewers, so if CK warns against it, I wouldn't use it on any bike you downhill with.

I now use my Ti-Skewers on my commuter bikes instead.
 

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I've been using KCNC titanium skewers for a year or so now without problems. Have used them for riding in pretty rough terrain 4 or 5 days a weeks (with Fox F100 RLC FIT fork) and for a season's racing. My friend has a set too and he weighs 75kg and has had no problems. I have not used these particular ones, but I have no problem with titanium skewers per se.
 

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have a couple of 24g Tune Skylines on our XC bikes, hundreds of miles without any probs (touch wood) there's a tab on the skewer end caps that stops them for unwinding & they can be torqued up almost as much as RWS Titan (nino posted a German bike mag skewer test that confirms that sometime ago)

this style skewer seems fine for our local mild trails - but probably not so clever in the ruff - no comparison to thru bolt

the OP's skewers look to need just an allen key to tighten, having to carry the Tune skewer key takes some of the shine off weight savings - great if Tune re-designed the key to also be a bottle opener

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I bought a set only to use the rear on on my ti. hardtail. No way I'd use the front one with a suspension fork. The rear one has been working fine.
 

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jordanrosenbach3 said:
I wont use any ti skewers, the tune skylines I had came loose after about 2 miles of downhill, so I sold them
like most bike componants - headset bolts/skewers ect tightness/torques need re-checking after the 1st few rides

mine too were slightly looser after a testride, but after re-torquing them (plus blue loctite) they haven't slackened at all after 700 miles of jolty trails + steep downhills

they are not as convenient as levered skewers + better weight saving with lighter tires

(hope i'm not setting myself up for an incident on my next ride!)

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I have a set that after about 50 miles the front is bent and I cant take off will have to break it....I bought the red pictured by OP, but is more like PINK.

Also, as suggested above the front is really short, need to take it apart to remove front tire.

Will switch back to Halo bolt on skewers...strong and reliable
 

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The skewers I posted are probably good for road bikes only.
They have no torque settings, this is also something I've never seen on any skewers and I think that's important.

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I have a set that after about 50 miles the front is bent and I cant take off will have to break it....I bought the red pictured by OP, but is more like PINK.

Also, as suggested above the front is really short, need to take it apart to remove front tire.

Will switch back to Halo bolt on skewers...strong and reliable
How have you bent the front skewer pp-tso?

I also have a pair of these I bought from torontocycles:

I have been using since February with no probs. Wait the only problem was having to grind the nuts down a bit because the axles were short.
 

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Order a set and try them... I will say the QR skewers that are included with Rotaz hubs (64g) and are sometimes sold seperately under other brand names are NOT up to the task of holding the wheels in place. My rear slipped trying to climb a couple stairs.
How do those Rotaz QR's look anyway? Can some-one post a pic?
 

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(nino posted a German bike mag skewer test that confirms that sometime ago)
Can someone please show me the link? I have looked, but cant find it. :madman:

My bike has horizontal dropsouts - the best skewer to hold the rear wheel would be a good ol' shimano skewer, right? (besides CK funbolts, and all that..)

Please read:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/skewers.html

"The exposed-cam skewers are generally OK for vertical dropouts in back, and for forks with "lawyer lips", but should not be relied on with horizontal dropouts or plain forks."

Exposed cam < Enposed cam

I am also concerned about weight, but I'm afraid the only QR that will hold my rear wheel tight (enough), is shimano... Please correct me, if I'm wrong.
 

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I think, generally, that ti bolt-ons are fine. Ti quick release skewers can be problematic for suspension but the only problems with bolt ons that I've heard of involve "stupid light" with very thin rods.
 

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Control Tech Race (not SL) bolt ons is as low as I would go on a skewer. Not much weight is left to save - but I feel it is getting sketchy. Control Techs served me well.
 

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Curmy said:
Control Tech Race (not SL) bolt ons is as low as I would go on a skewer. Not much weight is left to save - but I feel it is getting sketchy. Control Techs served me well.
my sl's sucked, i couldnt clamp them hard enough so all i heard was a creaking... now i have

the above ones and they get tight enough, it really helped them to grease the rod so they loosened up easily.
 
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