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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Bent enough skewers now to have no confidence in them at all.

Converted my bike to a solid 10mm rear axle and a 9.5mm front.

15mm track nuts make sure the wheels will not fall off, stiffened up the bike a fair bit as well, bought a cheap 15mm spanner, put it into my backpack, job done!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Not superlight I know but has anyone tried the Superstar 9 and 10 mm QR skewers , I'm thinking about them ?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:22 am 
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I've ran the PlanetX ones on my Carbon 456 without any problems. They did advise against mtb use though!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:56 am 
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I'd be looking at the weight of my tyres and tubes, from which you can save perhaps a hundred times the saving you can make on lighter skewers. Stick to good quality skewers with steel ride. Ti can be made very strong, but its ductile properties less stiff than steel.


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