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Skewers on Mavic Ksyriums(18 posts)

Skewers on Mavic KsyriumsPecos
Jun 25, 2002 4:48 AM
I decided to go with the Ksyriums SSC SL. I would like to know about the quality of the skewers that come with them. I have Spynergy Xaeros on another bike and I can tell you the skewers that came with them are terrible. I threw them in the spare parts box and used the Record skewers that came with the gruppo. They are far superior to the lousy Spynergy skewers that wouldn't hold the rear wheel when sprinting or climbing.
They're excellentboneman
Jun 25, 2002 5:01 AM
I have a set of Ksyriums, 2001 models and long before that, I bought a set of Mavic skewers for use with a set of Spinergy Rev-x's. The Mavic skewers are well made, light and close with a very positive action. You'll like them.
they suckishmael
Jun 25, 2002 6:38 AM
my front kyserium kept moving in the dropout. I traded them for salsa quick releases which can be clamped much tighter.
This is too funnyboneman
Jun 25, 2002 7:34 AM
Before the Mavic's, I was using Salsa's on the Rev-x's and had the same problem you had with the Mavic's, but on the rear wheel.

Surprised you had issues up front and not the rear.
Jun 25, 2002 8:15 AM
youre talking about the salsa ones that have the nice curved handle right? As I remember it, they have a higher tightening strength then any others on the market, thats why I got them. Probably depends on the wheel, Ive got kyseriums. I wouldve thought the front would be more liable to move. It gets more side to side pressure than the back.
Is it me, or am I just imagining this?look271
Jun 25, 2002 9:57 AM
Why are your experiences almost always exactly opposite from almost everyone elses? I've NEVER had any problems with mine and I'm using them for almost 3 yrs.
im not just being contrary, switched to salsa, drove me nuts nmishmael
Jun 25, 2002 1:08 PM
You just dont ride as hard as me probably. yea thats it.
Not bustin' on yah.look271
Jun 25, 2002 2:22 PM
Just seems that way. BTW-you're probably right; I suck.
you suck? are you going to the cheltenham race this sundayishmael
Jun 25, 2002 6:20 PM
I know you are in pa. It is a big state. I was hopeing you would enter the cat 4 and 5 race.
Haven't raced.look271
Jun 25, 2002 6:44 PM
Yet. I may one day, but it will be in the old farts catagory. I'm in Harrisburg. You live in Philly, right?
yup nmishmael
Jun 26, 2002 11:25 AM
Hey, he's special.grzy
Jun 25, 2002 3:25 PM
Always has been - always will be. Just a punk that reads far too much advertising copy.....and believes it.
worked fine for about 20,000 miles, and still do... nmDougSloan
Jun 25, 2002 7:49 AM
Don't like themelviento
Jun 25, 2002 8:29 AM
too little leverage. Shimano and Campy skewers are by far the best.
Love 'emgrzy
Jun 25, 2002 9:38 AM
Been running them for three seasons now and really like the high leverage and totally positive way they lock the wheel in the dropouts. If you're having problems with them you're doing something wrong.
Love 'emNJRoad
Jun 25, 2002 10:45 AM
Here's a question along the same lines and maybe I'm doing something wrong...when I swap out my wheel I often have to adjust my brake caliper centering screw. Am I doing something wrong when I put the wheel back in?

The only thing I could think of is that because I haven't ground off the lawyer tabs, I'm unevenly loosening the skewer and I throw off the tension when I put them back on.

Any help?
Be sure they're seated well...shortstroke
Jun 25, 2002 11:23 AM
I've had a similar problem. At first I thought I was just knocking the brakes out of alignment because my tires have to "squeeze" out even with the release open. My brakes are trimmed kinda tight. What I discovered was that I wasn't seating the wheel back the same way every time. Now I re-check clearances each time I remount the wheel and check that the wheel is completely bottomed in the drop-outs. I still have to re-do it once in a while.
Swap out?curlybike
Jun 25, 2002 3:53 PM
Are you talking about in-out with the same wheel or different wheels(swap). Different wheels being off would indicate one or both with bad dish (rim not centered on hub)
Same wheel, see other responses.