Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

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Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:55 am

Hi all,
I'm after some new QRs.
Criteria include
#minimslistic
#black
#durable
#reasonably light weight (doesn't need to be uber weight weenie)
#not stupidly expensive!

What cool QRs are people rocking these days? These will be run on ENVE wheelsets. Links to where to get said QRs would be heaps appreciated too...

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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:39 am

Just a thought Harry...
You're talking ENVE wheels not STARRS, is reasonably cheap the best idea?

In your shoes I'd be going down the Pinhead route, make it as hard as possible for some scumbag to lift those (S)exxy hoops.

Not to mention the sleek look that no lever gives your steed...

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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby thecaptn » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:27 am

I bought some of these

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RAVX-TITANIU ... 871&_uhb=1

And some of these

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Black-43g-Ro ... 8026481%26

There's zillions of QR's on Ebay.

The first ones I bought have carbon levers which look cool apart from the logo but they're good and strong.
If you were after the anti theft ones there's heaps of them too.
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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby silentbutdeadly » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:08 am

Tune AC-14's is perhaps the best bet - light, sealed, quality. Otherwise, DT Swiss RWS...more expensive and fiddlier but brilliant.
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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby warthog1 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:05 pm

thecaptn wrote:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Black-43g-Ro ... 8026481%26

There's zillions of QR's on Ebay.


What's the quality like on those? The price is right.
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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby su-pista » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:49 pm

SRAM do a really nice titanium skewer that's functional and reasonably light. The aforementioned Kcnc copies don't cam well, have limited throw, making it hard to get a decent clamping force.
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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby RonK » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:16 pm

I'm using Hope skewers - quite minimalist and reasonably priced at Wiggle (who have plenty to choose from).

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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby il padrone » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:38 pm

Generally such open-cam skewers have fairly poor holding power. Be wary, especially on front wheels, and especially with disc brakes. Disc action can pull your axle out of the drop-outs, then you're in 'the poo'.

These skewers have a lower cam leverage ratio than closed-cam skewers, so often they cannot be closed as firmly; and they tend to have a flat alloy face to grip your drop-outs, rather than a serrated steel face that bites in much better.

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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby thecaptn » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:51 pm

warthog1 wrote:
thecaptn wrote:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Black-43g-Ro ... 8026481%26

There's zillions of QR's on Ebay.


What's the quality like on those? The price is right.

I should have mentioned that I'd only just ordered these and they're in the mail, the others I linked to are very good skewers. I'll report on these as soon as I've had a chance to check them out.

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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:37 pm

I've had a pair of this shape, though not from this seller http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Titanium-Mou ... 8026481%26

Spectacularly light and never had an issue with them. Sure there's a theoretical difference between open and closed cam QRs but on a road bike with rim brakes I think if you do them up properly either will do the job just fine.
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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:55 pm

speaking of Quick Releases...

i might post this up in the SALES section, i almost forgot.

ive got 2013 Zipp Black Stainless Steel Aero Quick Releases that are brand new in the packaging.

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anyone interested?

its new because The front and rear got supplied with Zippy Super 9 Disc and Firecrest 808... which i dont need
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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby trailgumby » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:24 pm

142x12mm Syntace thru-axle - stiffer and lighter than 10mm+skewer
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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby antipodean » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:49 pm

DoubleSpeeded wrote:speaking of Quick Releases...

i might post this up in the SALES section, i almost forgot.

ive got 2013 Zipp Black Stainless Steel Aero Quick Releases that are brand new in the packaging.

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anyone interested?

its new because The front and rear got supplied with Zippy Super 9 Disc and Firecrest 808... which i dont need


Price?
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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby ZepinAtor » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:32 pm

ENVE wheels>>>>>>>>ENVE QR's>>>>>>>>>>simplzz
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Re: Cool New QRs - What to Buy? Where?

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:54 pm

antipodean wrote:
DoubleSpeeded wrote:speaking of Quick Releases...

i might post this up in the SALES section, i almost forgot.

ive got 2013 Zipp Black Stainless Steel Aero Quick Releases that are brand new in the packaging.


anyone interested?

its new because The front and rear got supplied with Zippy Super 9 Disc and Firecrest 808... which i dont need


Price?


what state or area you from?
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