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    Tune skewers

    Hey just wanting to report on these little puppies...

    Clamping force is good , and the cf lever feels solid , no flex when tightening.

    No springs on these skewers but they do weigh under 40g the pair

    Took the bike out , feels no different compared to the heavy xt skewers that where there, no squeaking or flex that I can feel anyway and I'm 180lbs

    Titanium shaft with magnesium cam,alloy nut and carbon lever

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    Thx for sharing - always appreciate when folks take time to report back/review stuff.

    From what I checked, a pair of XT skewers would run 116g, so you save ~80g, which is surprisingly good from skewer to skewer.

    That said, I'm not sure I'd feel the difference riding, but maybe you are ultra-sensitive.

    Since they are so prominent in the photos, had you considered different rotors if you are on a WW kick? Assuming you run. 180-160mm combo at ~300g (not including lockrings) you could shed more there without crazy cost.

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    The Tune's are awesome. What do you have to say about the generic ones you can find online that are 30-40 shipped. Titanium shafts with 180lb rider weight limit, carbon alloy handles and look like Tune's.
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    Nice I have a 15mm front one and normal QR rear coming which both save a fair bit, the 15mm one did make me wince a little price wise

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    could you post a link for any1 selling the 15mm version please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant View Post
    could you post a link for any1 selling the 15mm version please?

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    Yeah , I've go the kcnc x7 brakes, which out of the box weigh an amazing 500g (levers hoses rotors inc)

    But I wasn't that impressed with the stopping power so substituted the 78g 160mm front rotor with the 160mm xt rt79 i currently have on the rear and the difference was noticable.

    i then bought 180mm xtr rt98 (130g alloy/steel with sandwiched alloy centre) and I wouldn't be exadurating that its doubled the stopping power.

    So I'm not willing to sacrifice performance for weight.

    The skewers made No noticible difference other than weight.

    Stock rotor -

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    Here is a top view of the rt98 , I dunno if you can see the alloy between the metal surfaces.

    They say it dissipates heat quicker to avoid fade, not sure how true this is but-

    I would have to rank this rotor as of the best I've tried

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