I've recently got myself a 2012 Cube Peloton Race on the Cycle to Work Scheme, and very nice it is too. However, I swapped the QR skewers over today, and after I'd fitted them I checked the wheels for side-to-side play.
Whilst there was no play in the wheel bearings, there was a good few mm (enough to touch the brake blocks on either side) of side-to-side flex in the wheel when I 'wiggled' it. I'm wondering whether this is normal or not?
I know that all wheels contain an inherent amount of side to side flex, so I'm wondering whether this is something which I need to be concerned about or not. It was more than likely there anyway, and I didn't notice it until I checked, however I'm wondering whether it might have something to do with the QR skewers in so much as they don't clamp quite as well as the old ones which I've taken off?
For reference, the wheels are Easton EA30s (standard spec on the 2012 Peloton Race), and skewers are KCNC Z6 Steels. The old skewers were Easton units.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated, ta