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To paraphrase the movie Blazing Saddles - “Mongo like Titanium.”
The Quick Release/Wheel Skewer is a very important, not too-often thought of piece of equipment on a bicycle. They come in many different shapes, materials, and some darn near qualify as art. However, they all share one function in common – Keeping the wheels safely, and securely, attached to a bicycle, while allowing for the quick and efficient removal/replacement of said wheels.
I have been using the SRAM Titanium’s (alloy lever and a Ti shaft) for close to six months now, and they have been basically invisible to me (except for the pre-ride safety check). While there have been some on-line reports of these skewers coming loose, and possessing insufficient clamping force, well, that certainly not been the case with this mild-mannered evaluator.
I have used them on SRAM S40’s and Mavic Ksyrium’s, and these are truly set-and-forget skewers, with the confidence, light weight, sex-appeal and durability of Titanium.
M.S.R.P. is $76.00, and the published weight is 85 grams per pair.