View Poll Results: DT or XTR?

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  1. #1
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    DT RWS skewers wtih aluminum handle or non fancy type XTR skewers?

    Which would you go with and why? (I don't like open cams so I'm not doing boutique stuff like salsa and hope)

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    Depends on the dropouts. Standard QR dropouts XT. 142x12 through axle, DT.

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    These would be for standard QR dropouts BTW.

    And why the different choices?

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    The DT RWS skewers worked great for me when I used standard 135 dropouts. I would use them again if I go back to that style of rear end.

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    dt. learn em. love em.

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    RWS skewers

    I've been using 'em for some time-9mm front, 10mm rear. If your hub can be modified to run the bigger skewers there's no need to go with a 15mm fork and the 10mm really makes a big difference stiffening up the rear.

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    Because me new frame with 142x12 rear end came with a DT through axle, seems good but the axle would have to come completely out for the wheel to slip free.

    But for standard QR dropouts I can't see the DT holding any better than a Shimano quick release. I used to run a salsa QR on the rear wheel of another bike, but started getting rotor rub when cranking hard, switching back to an old XT skewer solved it.

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    Don't you have to have a 9mm thru-axle hub to work with the RWS?
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

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    I don't even know what that is. They work with QR hubs.

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    I have the RWS skewers on a variety of wheels on a few different family members bikes. On two, we have the 9mm thru, a 10mm thru on one rear, regular dropouts on a couple others. I like em all.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Don't you have to have a 9mm thru-axle hub to work with the RWS?
    They make rws versions to work with any QR hub as well as the thru bolt style to work with DT hubs and a few others.

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    Stans and I9 hubs can be converted to 9 and 10mm thru bolt and believe me they hold a damn sight better than road skewers.

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    That's what came with my Stumpjumper but the handles are plastic. I liked them. Much easier to tighten than regular QR levers. You don't have to worry about them coming open while you ride.

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