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    15mm qr or not upfront

    picking up ZTR Podium MMX AC Wheelset soon, have option of classic 130 front hub or 130 15mm qr. other than the obvious benefit of easy removal is one option more conducive to xc racing. This will be on a dedicated racing rig. Your thought are appreciated .thanks

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    Do you already have a fork or can you buy either one?
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    can buy either one, nothing has been picked out yet

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    In a short travel XC fork I don't think it makes a difference.

    Personally I would go with the standard QR.

    1st: You would be able to easily use an old set of wheels as training or mud wheels. If pressed in an emergency you can borrow a wheel from a friend.
    2nd: Your bike will fit on any old roof rack.

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    thank you for the reply

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    Standard quick release unless you're over 200 pounds, and then maybe still QR. Use a well designed skewer though, like Shimano XT or DT Swiss

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMN
    In a short travel XC fork I don't think it makes a difference.

    Personally I would go with the standard QR.

    1st: You would be able to easily use an old set of wheels as training or mud wheels. If pressed in an emergency you can borrow a wheel from a friend.
    2nd: Your bike will fit on any old roof rack.
    Those are 2 issues I have since my new bike came with 15QR. I have a spare wheelset on my old bike I can't use, & can't use a standard fork-mount.

    On the upside, it really feels like a more secure system, something about a solid axle sliding through the end of the fork (instead of the little standard QR holding it in the dropouts.)
    Also the nut the 15QR axle threads into is secured into the fork, so it tightens the exact same every time. My old bike, it seemed I always had to adjust the brake caliper if I removed & reinstalled front wheel. New one, is perfect everytime.
    Riding.....

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