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    HELP!!!! Losing my rear wheel??

    Looking for suggestions.

    My fatty trail bike has 10mm quick release dropouts. When I crank hard on technical uphills, the rear wheel sometime slides out of the dropouts. The quick release is pretty tight already.

    Will switching to lock-nuts help?

    Any other ideas? Surely I am not the only one with this problem.

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    It probably has a 10mm in back, FYI. Never heard of 9mm in the rear.

    Iíd get a DT Swiss RWS in the appropriate length and try that.


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    Dt swiss skewers are usually quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    It probably has a 10mm in back, FYI. Never heard of 9mm in the rear.
    Learn something everyday. I thought it was just a US vs Europe naming thing & the numbers were about as factual as tire sizes.

    Does DT Swiss make an RWS skewer for 190mm hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi_Lee View Post
    Looking for suggestions.

    My fatty trail bike has 10mm quick release dropouts. When I crank hard on technical uphills, the rear wheel sometime slides out of the dropouts. The quick release is pretty tight already.

    Will switching to lock-nuts help?

    Any other ideas? Surely I am not the only one with this problem.
    I had that EXACT problem on my late 2014 frame 9:zero:7 singlespeed until I upgraded to the ďRacerís SpecialĒ $499.99 purple frame and fork deal 9:zero:7 had back in early 2016; thru-axle in rear made all the difference. I was racing Cat1 XC singlespeed at the time, and in two of my races I had that issue (really sucks during a race!!!). Fortunately an off-the-shelf set of 190 - 197 thru-axle adaptors (of which I had a few spares lying around) caps did the trick with my existing wheelset to work with the thru-axle frame.

    Steep-ass uphill out-of-the-saddle torquemonster climbs arenít recommended if youíre running a skewer out back. I havenít had the problem since (well, Dr. Obvious called me, strongly advised me to not take his job away from him) moving to the thru-axle frame. I really hate to offer up advice on upgrading to a thru-axle frame, but itís the only real way to ensure you wonít be experiencing the problem again.
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need
    BTW, itís called ďsarcasmĒ; youíre soaking in it!

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    Hope or Salsa both make QR's for fatbikes that may help (170mm or 190mm). The On-One Fatty's used to suffer from this same issue and fitting a hope skewer used to resolve the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi_Lee View Post
    Looking for suggestions.

    My fatty trail bike has 10mm quick release dropouts. When I crank hard on technical uphills, the rear wheel sometime slides out of the dropouts. The quick release is pretty tight already.

    Will switching to lock-nuts help?

    Any other ideas? Surely I am not the only one with this problem.
    Sometimes putting a drop of oil on the locking surface of the QR allows it to be tightened enough to keep the slipping from occurring.
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    quick releases are for road bikes. robert axle project will probably have a thru axle to fit your needs

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    the old Borealis Yampas had the same problem. They sent out a Pauls QR as a warranty item, and it solved the problem for mine.

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    I have Hope skewers on one of my bikes. Pricey, but nicey. Never have had any issues.

    Those RAPs or Paul's sound pretty solid too.

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    I was considering an expensive skewer, but I had a spare 190mm one. The spare one had a metal cam and sliding surface. You don't want the plastic one, it distorts and releases the tension as it distorts.

    Once I had a metal skewer and a backup, I greased the cam and the sliding surface. Then I tightened the crap out of it. So much I thought I would break. So much I can't release it without a plastic tire lever for leverage.

    I carried the spare with me for a few rides because I was a little worried it would break. Two years, and plenty of rear wheel removals later it still doesn't slip.

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    I like turtles

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    These are the ones to get. Salsa ones are garbage.

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    I have Paul's skewers on one of my fat bikes and on the rear wheel of my folding commuter bike. Made a huge difference on the folding bike.
    I like turtles

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    Have you run into any shops or solutions for converting a Yampa to TA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I have Paul's skewers on one of my fat bikes and on the rear wheel of my folding commuter bike. Made a huge difference on the folding bike.
    I have a Paul Skewer on one of my fat bikes and it holds better than the Salsa by far!

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