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    Hope vs Salsa skewers..

    If you have used both, which is better and why?

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    Hope QRs are bad

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    If you have used both, which is better and why?
    The Hope QRs stop at the point of highest tension, instead of the tension decreasing a little when fully closed. Because of this, they fall open more easilly than other QRs. Go for the Salsas. They don't get much better than that.

    Just got a pair of Extralite Aliens 2 today, and boy are they light and pretty. They seem to lock with a very positive feel. But being Ti, they are not the best if you're looking for a stiff front end. Or rear, for that matter.

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    Chips and ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    If you have used both, which is better and why?
    ...Salsas! They have not failed on me and weighed in at 90gm.

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    I used think the Salsa were close to Chris King Headsets in terms of quality. Then I bought a Salsa seatcollar and it barely worked. I sold it and got a Hope QR seat collar, it clamps worlds tighter with less effort. Hope uses a brass bushing where Salsa uses a delrin bushing that doesn't seem to work as well. Now I want Hope QR's for all my wheels and I'll get rid of the Salsa's. I never thought I would see the day.
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    Both goog but

    I like the action of the hopes better, they are smoother. The hopres are lighter and the shape of the lever is a bit better. Overall I like the hopes a little better.

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    I've been swapping out my older Salsas for Hopes, the delrin or nylon lever seat on the Salsas gets funky with use and looses it's smoothness. The lever shape of the Hopes is more ergo and also doesn't have the sharp edges of the Salsas, which don't feel so good but more importantly don't scrape and scar my fork lowers, the shape of the lever also gives more clearance.

    The toothed steel rings grip on the forks better and are more secure. And finally, you can spin the Hopes quickly to get past the fork tabs, the Salsas have lock nut like liners on the non-lever side, nice but not as handy.

    Love Salsa in general but the Hopes just have a superior design not to mention are really nicely made. Besides, what else can you buy from England?

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    Quote Originally Posted by consolidated
    Besides, what else can you buy from England?
    ...Hope hubs!

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    You asked ...

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    what else can you buy from England?
    Dandelion & Burdock
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