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    HELP!!!! Losing my rear wheel??

    Looking for suggestions.

    My fatty trail bike has 10mm quick release dropouts. When I crank hard on technical uphills, the rear wheel sometime slides out of the dropouts. The quick release is pretty tight already.

    Will switching to lock-nuts help?

    Any other ideas? Surely I am not the only one with this problem.

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    It probably has a 10mm in back, FYI. Never heard of 9mm in the rear.

    Iíd get a DT Swiss RWS in the appropriate length and try that.


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    Dt swiss skewers are usually quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    It probably has a 10mm in back, FYI. Never heard of 9mm in the rear.
    Learn something everyday. I thought it was just a US vs Europe naming thing & the numbers were about as factual as tire sizes.

    Does DT Swiss make an RWS skewer for 190mm hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi_Lee View Post
    Looking for suggestions.

    My fatty trail bike has 10mm quick release dropouts. When I crank hard on technical uphills, the rear wheel sometime slides out of the dropouts. The quick release is pretty tight already.

    Will switching to lock-nuts help?

    Any other ideas? Surely I am not the only one with this problem.
    I had that EXACT problem on my late 2014 frame 9:zero:7 singlespeed until I upgraded to the ďRacerís SpecialĒ $499.99 purple frame and fork deal 9:zero:7 had back in early 2016; thru-axle in rear made all the difference. I was racing Cat1 XC singlespeed at the time, and in two of my races I had that issue (really sucks during a race!!!). Fortunately an off-the-shelf set of 190 - 197 thru-axle adaptors (of which I had a few spares lying around) caps did the trick with my existing wheelset to work with the thru-axle frame.

    Steep-ass uphill out-of-the-saddle torquemonster climbs arenít recommended if youíre running a skewer out back. I havenít had the problem since (well, Dr. Obvious called me, strongly advised me to not take his job away from him) moving to the thru-axle frame. I really hate to offer up advice on upgrading to a thru-axle frame, but itís the only real way to ensure you wonít be experiencing the problem again.
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    Hope or Salsa both make QR's for fatbikes that may help (170mm or 190mm). The On-One Fatty's used to suffer from this same issue and fitting a hope skewer used to resolve the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi_Lee View Post
    Looking for suggestions.

    My fatty trail bike has 10mm quick release dropouts. When I crank hard on technical uphills, the rear wheel sometime slides out of the dropouts. The quick release is pretty tight already.

    Will switching to lock-nuts help?

    Any other ideas? Surely I am not the only one with this problem.
    Sometimes putting a drop of oil on the locking surface of the QR allows it to be tightened enough to keep the slipping from occurring.
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    quick releases are for road bikes. robert axle project will probably have a thru axle to fit your needs

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    the old Borealis Yampas had the same problem. They sent out a Pauls QR as a warranty item, and it solved the problem for mine.

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    I have Hope skewers on one of my bikes. Pricey, but nicey. Never have had any issues.

    Those RAPs or Paul's sound pretty solid too.

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    I was considering an expensive skewer, but I had a spare 190mm one. The spare one had a metal cam and sliding surface. You don't want the plastic one, it distorts and releases the tension as it distorts.

    Once I had a metal skewer and a backup, I greased the cam and the sliding surface. Then I tightened the crap out of it. So much I thought I would break. So much I can't release it without a plastic tire lever for leverage.

    I carried the spare with me for a few rides because I was a little worried it would break. Two years, and plenty of rear wheel removals later it still doesn't slip.

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    I like turtles

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    These are the ones to get. Salsa ones are garbage.

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    I have Paul's skewers on one of my fat bikes and on the rear wheel of my folding commuter bike. Made a huge difference on the folding bike.
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    Have you run into any shops or solutions for converting a Yampa to TA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I have Paul's skewers on one of my fat bikes and on the rear wheel of my folding commuter bike. Made a huge difference on the folding bike.
    I have a Paul Skewer on one of my fat bikes and it holds better than the Salsa by far!

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