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    Titanium skewer on rear axle of dually xc bike?

    Salsa dont recommend putting Ti skewers on the rear of dual suspension bikes. I ride XC only with one - two foot drops absolute max and own a Salsa caballero.

    Has anyone run Ti on rear with problems, will I be OK or am i risking death?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    Salsa dont recommend putting Ti skewers on the rear of dual suspension bikes. I ride XC only with one - two foot drops absolute max and own a Salsa caballero.

    Has anyone run Ti on rear with problems, will I be OK or am i risking death?!?
    No problem, in my experience.

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    As far as I know the industry in general does not seem to recommend it. However, I'm sure tons of people over on the weight weenie board do it. You might try asking over there.

    Also, you may want to consider what type of hubs you are using. I believe Chris King for one does not recommend using ti skewers with their hubs. Although once again, I'm sure plenty of people do it .

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    no ti with discs either. NO no no!
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    The recommendation is NO and most don't use them but some choose too. A good place to look at for this discussion is the Save Some Weight. You should be able to read up on the pros and (Obvious) cons of using them in the rear.

    I use good bolt on steel. Light and strong = Perfect!
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    Steel stretches much better

    Strength is not really the issue. Steel can break too, but it stretches and rebounds much more before it breaks. Ti will snap from metal fatigue that starts with a scratch.

    Skewers by design are stretched, which is not a good application for ti.

    - ray

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