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skewersJames
Apr 16, 2001 8:22 PM
The skewers my Rolf Vectors came with are really crappy. too many times they have loosened on me, its time for them to retire. any advice on a good set of skewers, i've lightly thought about salsa or dura ace. i did read the reviews, but not much skewer stuff.

thanks
Mavic!grz mnky
Apr 16, 2001 9:58 PM
Mavic makes pretty bomber skewers with the "high leverage ratio" - you can usually clear your "lawyer bumps" - that is if you still have them.
re: skewersSlow Ned
Apr 18, 2001 9:03 PM
Salsa skewers are the best made. I recently purchased a pair (stainless). I didn't think I could get fired up about skewers, but they are great. You can close them tightly with little pressure, and the QR levers nest nicely behind your fork and rear stay.

Mavic also makes a very nice skewer. Having owned both, I would go with Salsa (also keeps your $$$ in the US of A instead of shipping the $$$ to France).
I don't like my Salsa skewers...biknben
Apr 19, 2001 7:32 AM
I bought them a few years ago because they came in red. I was young and stupid, what can I say.

I found that tightening them was no problem. But later when I had to take the wheel off I had a hard time getting them to release. Sometimes it took a couple tries. The lever isn't very comfortable. The plastic piece will wear a little.

The lever does have a nice bend in it that allows it to tuck nicely behind the fork or between the stays.

I'm not bashing them too much. They are only skewers. I prefer the Mavics or Shimanos. They are easier to work with and more comfortable.

Just my $.02
I've used Mavics, Shimano something-or-other, and Cook Bros.,bill
Apr 20, 2001 6:01 AM
and, as ridiculous as it is for such meaningless differences, I like the Cook Bros. They are different and sort of cool looking, they weigh about the same as the Salsa's (which I've never tried), and the cam action is really nice, with a surprisingly definitive "there, it's tight now." Something about the Mavic's seem clunky and indecisive.
They are sick expensive for what they do (although not much more than Salsas or Mavic composites). The only reason I bought them was to use a discount coupon that, it turns out, I didn't get to use. But, I'm thinking of replacing the Mavics (when $65 is burning a hole in my pocket). I'm still trying to figure out why I care; thankfully, the $65 is safe for now.