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    lightweight ti skewers that you trust?

    I understand some significant weight can be saved on lightweight ti skewers over standard xt skewers, and the cost is pretty low. Front skewer is unsprung weight too (on a hardtail) What do you run and trust?, there's no shortage of ti skewers on ebay.

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    maybe try mtbr's weight weenies forum
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    I use steel "halo" bolt on's at 70g for $20
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    A2Z ones are good, but at 88g they are relatively heavy for Ti skewers. Clamping force is very good. Have never had an issue with them. My daughter uses a set of Ti Circus Monkey skewers (47g). They're certainly OK for her, but I wouldn't really trust them for a full size adult.

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    KCNC are nice.

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    Yeah, I should probably post on weight weenies, my thinking was they might get more thoroughly tested by guys who race (more time on the trail than the scale), but I'm sure quite a few guys over there properly hammer their equipment. My sworks cyclocross bike came with specialized ti skewers, they seem very good, but I don't think it's necessary to buy sworks skewers.

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    Since I pulled my rear wheel out of the dropouts on the first hard, rooty climb of a race (I was doing really well) I've abandoned ti skewers and gone back to cheap Shimano steel ones.
    Prob not a fair test but it was supremely annoying at the time.

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    lightweight ti skewers that you trust?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimPacNW View Post
    I understand some significant weight can be saved on lightweight ti skewers over standard xt skewers, and the cost is pretty low. Front skewer is unsprung weight too (on a hardtail) What do you run and trust?, there's no shortage of ti skewers on ebay.
    None. The weight difference is minor. The difference in security is great. I do not even trust most external cam steel shaft skewers.
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    Re: lightweight ti skewers that you trust?

    I have a set of KCNC, but I went back to the Roval Ti. I like that it is both Ti and internal cam.

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