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    Titanium QR skewers?

    I need to get some skewers for my new wheels, but I am wondering what the deal is with Ti skewers....I know they're flexier, and I've heard some people don't recommend them - why?

    They just hold the wheel on the bike - the force is on the axle right?

    If it matters, I have a susp. fork, but hardtail frame....the new hubs are CK

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ScaryFast~
    I need to get some skewers for my new wheels, but I am wondering what the deal is with Ti skewers....I know they're flexier, and I've heard some people don't recommend them - why?

    They just hold the wheel on the bike - the force is on the axle right?

    If it matters, I have a susp. fork, but hardtail frame....the new hubs are CK
    Ti skewers will "stretch" more than steel along the axis of the skewer / axel. You would notice the difference (if you could) when the fork is in torsion - being twisted by steering forces. Chris King, among others, recommends against using Ti skewers.

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    Good job! For the record

    Quote Originally Posted by IFrider1
    Ti skewers will "stretch" more than steel along the axis of the skewer / axel. You would notice the difference (if you could) when the fork is in torsion - being twisted by steering forces. Chris King, among others, recommends against using Ti skewers.
    Titanium is more elastic & "flexy" than steel. So theoretically speaking, what you said would be true.

    BUT......I ran a pair of Nuke Proof "twisty" (non-QR) skewers on my Bomber Z1 equipped full-sus bike for years with not a hint of added flex in the front or rear. And my bike happened to have CK hubs, front and rear.

    The pair of skewers were lighter than a single Shimano one. A bit pricey, though.

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    don't use them with a disk brake

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamTwentyFour
    Titanium is more elastic & "flexy" than steel. So theoretically speaking, what you said would be true.

    BUT......I ran a pair of Nuke Proof "twisty" (non-QR) skewers on my Bomber Z1 equipped full-sus bike for years with not a hint of added flex in the front or rear. And my bike happened to have CK hubs, front and rear.

    The pair of skewers were lighter than a single Shimano one. A bit pricey, though.
    disk brakes put too much force on it to go with ti qr

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    I don't use ti w/ discs.

    It's because the braking forces are different with disc brakes. It puts a lot of twisting and stretching on the axles and skewers. But on my cross bike I have cantis. Check these little gems out. Carbon handles with ti skewers, 67 grams. Ummm, wheel candy.
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