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    Horizontal dropouts and quick release skewers...

    I need a little help. Building up a GT peace 9er ss with horizontal dropouts...can I use a standard quick relase skewer or do I need a thru bolt specific hub. Yeah I know a quick answer for you guys and probably a simple one. Thanks

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    An XT level or better QR has worked well for me in the past.

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    Post this over in the SS forum. You'll get some good advice over there.
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    QR skewer should be fine. But, for the peace of mind, you might want to look at getting some nut tuggers (for example, the fantastic ones that ISAR make, which are compatible with both QR and bolt-on - Nut Tuggers!).

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    Tuggnut works well too

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    On my Cross Check with horizontal drop outs, I use DT Swiss RWS skewers. Works great, no slippage, but then again it is geared.

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    Hi,

    I have Inbred 29er slot dropout and without problem I'm using Hope QR. Chain tuggnut as well - On-One branded QR version.
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    I use a Shimano XT skewer that I got off of Ebay for $10 and it works great. Had a Crank Bros. skewer on before and it was next to worthless at keeping my rear wheel in place.

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    Have had this on my SS for a year, works great. Just make sure they are TIGHT.

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    Internal cam skewers normally work fine with horizontal dropouts. Most shimano skewers will work.

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    Thanks for all the reply! I did take a ride with the standard Dt Swiss skewers and found out....no go! I'll try the tugnuts as suggested. I put on a set of FSA Scatto skewers and see if they hold. Sounds like a little peace of mind with the tugnuts. Thanks again RRR

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