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    Best skewers on the market - bolt-on and/or QR

    I have red KCNC bolt-on skewers on my Soma...Now that I have totally changed bikes it's the only red on my bike and I want to replace them with blue...Seems like QR is a no-brainer at first but I'll have a bike rack right around the corner and may not need to immediately pop them off. Plus, I have a SID XX front fork and want something really strong.

    For bolt-on skewers how are the Halo's viewed? Any other recommendations?

    If I went QR, which set would you point me to? Thanks!
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    Shimano XT or XTR. Best skewers out there. XT can be had for cheap.
    DT Swiss RWS skewers hold tight.
    If you want colors, Salsa skewers.

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    Do the XT skewers come in bolt-on?
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    No, the Shimanos, DT Swiss and Salsa are all QR.

    If you are looking for bolt on, I think the Halo skewers should be just fine. You can probably get them tighter than skewers can. You just have to carry an allen wrench.

    Another thread about the halos Halo Bolt-On Skewers

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    No.

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    I had a pair of the Halo's installed on my Rohloff and the axle just sheared off at one end. Now have ti ebay skewers in there.

    Would go for something with a ti axle if you want to go beefy

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    I love my DT Swiss ones, much better than the Salsa's imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindraycollector View Post
    I had a pair of the Halo's installed on my Rohloff and the axle just sheared off at one end. Now have ti ebay skewers in there.

    Would go for something with a ti axle if you want to go beefy
    Ti has half the density of steel, it would be less beefy.
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    For QR, I've had good luck with DT Swiss and Crank Brothers.

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    Shimano QR's, no doubt.

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    I used the loaded skewers for a while before I went 15mm and my Clyde ass didn't move them

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    The Halo bolt ons are sweet, ive had 3 sets in diff colours and you can afford to for 13 bucks a set at CRC, ive heard a few stories of them breaking but its only due to over tightning them, order them, they will be fine.

    But make sure you by the longer ones if your rocking gears, they sell a long and a short pair, you want the long set, and i forgot to say, they look clean n slick on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    The Halo bolt ons are sweet, ive had 3 sets in diff colours and you can afford to for 13 bucks a set at CRC, ive heard a few stories of them breaking but its only due to over tightning them, order them, they will be fine.

    But make sure you by the longer ones if your rocking gears, they sell a long and a short pair, you want the long set, and i forgot to say, they look clean n slick on the bike.
    cheers
    I concur. I have a extra long one on the front of my rigid single speed with no problems going through rock gardens and I'm a clyde.

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    picked up the Halo's...should be here tomorrow...will be pulling some bolt-on KCNC skewers off if anyone is interested (they are red).
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    Installed the Halo's....exactly what I wanted...assume it's ok to install while holding bike steady in normal position, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    Installed the Halo's....exactly what I wanted...assume it's ok to install while holding bike steady in normal position, right?
    Great stuff, i would turn the bike upside down to make sure the wheels are seated evenly , but thats just me.
    Happy you like the Halos, ive had them for a long time on my DJ bike and they are a great set of skewers, just dont over tighten them, thats how people break them, cheers
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