Hope Steel Rod MTB Quick Release Skewer Set
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A pair of wheel skewers available in various colours.
Top Features of the Hope Steel Rod MTB Quick Release Skewer Set
- Weight: 116g
- Laser engraved
- Levers pivots on an ultra smooth brass seat
About Quick Release Skewers
Quick release skewers are rods which are threaded at one end, with a cam assembly on the other. This combines to make a lever operated cam system. The quick release mechanism was invented in 1927 by Tullio Campagnolo, who was an Italian bicycle racer. He was frustrated when he needed to repair a flat tyre during a race, the weather had turned cold, and his hands were numb, so he could not operate the wingnuts which retained the wheel. He had been well-placed prior to the puncture, but lost valuable time, so decided to develop a quick release skewer system which enables simple wheel removal in seconds.
About the Hope brand
Hope are makers of CNC precision cycling components such as braking systems and accessories, hubs, bottom brackets, wheelsets, lights, stems, headsets, quick releases, tools and cycle clothing and merchandise. Hope has for many years sponsored many of the World Cup teams in downhill and cross-country. Their own team has become a formidable force in the United Kingdom and on the World Cup scene, allowing them to test their bicycle parts at the highest level. Hope is a company working at the leading edge of engineering technology, they use the most advanced materials and computer aided design techniques to produce bicycle components of unrivalled quality. At Hope, they have always maintained that their people are their most valuable asset and so they invest heavily in training to ensure that they all add to their knowledge, learn new skills and keep abreast of relevant developments. Product development and improvement is part of their business philosophy, and with their commitment to technical excellence Hope will continue to produce cycling products of unrivalled quality and value for money.
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Magazine reviews for Hope Steel Rod MTB Quick Release Skewer Set
Review from What MTB
Hope's quick releases fall firmly into the bling camp. The cam and bush are both made from resilient brass, but care must be taken that these stay lubricated as they do tend to bind if left dry. We had problems getting several wheels in tight enough - in both rigid and suspension forks - and weren't helped by the knurled nut which was sharp to grip. The handle is also pretty uncomfortable and a bit too narrow to fget purchase on when wet. The shaft is stainless, so they shouyld last ages, though.
Great looking pair which are strong but need a little tlc occasionally
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I'm looking for a skewer with a harder material (steel) at least on the nut side that will hopefully solve the problem.
front = 132mm
rear = 166mm
You can, however, convert the hub to QR very easily by buying the adapters. They are just alternate end caps for the hub.
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