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    Airborne TI skewer + disc = bad idea?

    Airborne TI skewer + disc = bad idea?

    I've heard mixed opinions.. Anyone have any facts on this matter. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    Airborne TI skewer + disc = bad idea?

    I've heard mixed opinions.. Anyone have any facts on this matter. Thanks
    I'm a quasi-weight weenie, but ti skewers have never seemed like a great idea for my applications. Most manufacturers don't recommend them for suspension. I've never read much about them with discs.

    I've had great luck with Shimano skewers. JMHO.

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    Some Other Alternatives...

    If you are primarily concerned about saving weight, bolt-on steel skewers are both lighter, stiffer and cheaper than Ti Q.R. skewers. At only 65g a pair actual weight, they compare favorably to the claimed 90g weight of the AirBorne skewers.

    Note that the Weight Weenies website lists a MTB sized pair of the Airbornes at 101g, so I'm not sure how accurate that 90g claimed weight is.

    If you must have Ti quick-release skewers, the SpeedCific Ti skewers are an actual weight of 76g, but cost more than the Airbornes at an MSRP of $29.00.

    SpeedCific's steel Q.R. model weighs 107g ($18), and American Classic Design's steel QR skewers ($30) weigh 101g. Depending on what the actual weight of the AirBorne Ti skewers is, I'm not sure you are saving much weight versus these light steel skewers, and you are adding flex.

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