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  • Skewers are lightweight, weighing only 69 grams for the pair
  • Uses a 5mm Allen key for installation

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Best Use Cycling
Material(s) Cromoly
Weight 69 grams
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for its intended use This is intended as a replacement for quick-release skewers on bikes without horizontal dropouts. It deters thefts of convenience. The person wanting to steal your wheel will need to at least bring an Allen wrench to get your wheels off the frame. Will this stop a determined thief? Of course not, not even Pitlocks which cost about 5 times as much will do that. But it adds an extra layer of protection. Often you don't need to have a theft-proof bike, but just a bike more difficult to steal/vandalize than the person next to you. It's also useful as a deterrent against casual vandalism where someone messes with your quick releases just for "fun".
Date published: 2010-10-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Acorn Nut Will Strip X 2 Just like the other reviews, the nut striped with ease. No over tightening or cross-threading. Had to remove my wheel to fix a flat, and BAM, stuck looking for a skewer just to get home. Would NOT Recommend!
Date published: 2009-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent bolt-on skewers These are decent skewers. I originally purchased these skewers to use on a touring bike with horizontal drop outs because there is a tendency on this bike for the wheel to slip under load if the skewers are not extra tight and I thought these would hold better than QR skewers. I found that wasn't the case and decided that a high quality set of QR skewers with an enclosed cam was a better choice. However, the Axlerodz skewers do work well on my commuting bike that has vertical drop outs (look nice also). A couple of points worth noting: Some of these skewers have solid aluminum acorn nuts and some have acorn nuts with steel inserts. Try to get the skewers with steel inserts (red packaging) since that is considered an upgrade to prevent damaging the acorn nut by over tightening. Delta recommends no more than 7nm torque which, contrary to some online info, is a fair amount of torque for a skewer. You shouldn't need that much torque for a bike with vertical drop outs. The rear skewer is long enough to fit 135mm spacing.
Date published: 2014-10-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't tighten enough I agree with the previous review - these skewers are not suitable for a bike with horizontal dropouts. You can't get the skewers tight enough to hold the rear wheel in place without the Axlerodz self destructing. I have a torque wrench and 7 NM or torque wouldn't hold, so I tightened them to 8 NM, which did seem to hold. I got a flat this morning and when putting the wheel back on the threads on the acorn nut stripped out long before I got to 7 NM.
Date published: 2008-04-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from acorn nut will strip In response to the previous reviews, I don't think these are intended for use with horizontal drops (get real track bolts!). They are to prevent opportunity theft of wheels from say a mtn bike used as a commuter bike. I think they do an ok job here. But, the nut stripped on me also and I had to replace it. So be careful when tightening or they strip! as such, not a very good product...
Date published: 2008-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hope new ones are better Old ones stripped out easily as others have mentioned--the skewer just threads into soft aluminum. New model appears to have a steel nut insert which should hopefully make them more durable. Time will tell if the new ones hold up better than the old...I hope they will.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed to function as intended The first thing you should be aware of is that the packaging on this product states that you should tighten them to 7 N-m (newton-meters). That is 5.2 pound-feet, or "not very tight." I did not have access to a torque wrench when I first installed these, so I simply installed them at what seemed like a reasonable tightness (fairly tight). Soon after, my rear wheel shifted during a tough climb, causing it to rub the frame. I tried making the skewers tighter, and this worked with some success, but the rear wheel would still shift from time to time. Eventually I made it over to a bike shop where the mechanic showed me with a torque wrench what 7 N-m felt like (loose). I tried riding like that just for kicks and sure enough the first time I stood on the pedals the rear wheel shifted again. At this point I decided to tighten them back down, ride home, and put my original quick release skewers back on. No such luck - the Axelrod skewer stripped out with a dull "pop," forcing me to borrow another skewer to get home. I rate this product "unsafe." They are not tight enough at the rated torque and fail at higher torques.
Date published: 2007-11-26
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