Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Nice and smart
I have been using these skewers for some years now. They give me some extra piece of mind and they are great. Of course I've already lost the key - and bought another pair of skewers just to get another key :))
They tend to unscrew themselves tho - and you really don't want to over-tighten them either.
Tighten them so there is no play in the wheel and use some loctite and you'll be fine. And don't loose the key!
27 June 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Almost a year ago I wrote a review saying how good they were. Yes, neat lightweight.
All four that we have installed have failed totally. The shaft is made of steel and the "nuts" are aluminium. The problem is that the steel of the shaft on the locking end (i.e. the end where you insert the special Allen key) binds with the aluminium of the "nut". What then happens is that as you tighten them, the "nut" turns, with it's steel face eating into your fork or drop-out. This also renders them of no value as an anti-theft system, you could easily undo them with a pair of pliers. It's actually a design fault that could easily be overcome with the use of a pair of thin stainless thrust washers.
As for the paranoia about losin the "special key", just make your own......
I will now go and look for a similar product, but better made.
11 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great product
Simple. Neat. Theft deterrent. Handy if you ride tubeless, i.e. you don't need to remove the wheel as often to fix punctures ;)
10 February 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Too long
Good quality but too long for singlespeed. Thread sticks 11mm on front. Even with 11mm protruding from back still 8-9mm from doing up. Shame.
22 September 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Special Allen key
It’s not too hard to buy bits and keys for these bolts with a central pin, you should know.
Still much better than a quick-theft skewer, though.
01 April 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Good, but a spare security allen key would be nice.
Had these for 8 months and my wheels havn't been stolen yet!
Only downside is that they come with only 1 security allen key. If you loose it, you won't be removing your wheels for a while.
09 April 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Good no nonsense set of skewers
Needed these to convert a road front wheel for use on the track. Worked a treat. The only annoying thing for is the little pin inside the allen key part of the skewer which means that you always need to use the allen key provided (with a hole in it). This would be a good thing though if you intend to lock your bike anywhere.
08 April 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Broke too quickly
I'm a big fan of Brand-X products, but not this one. I've been using it over 6 months, but this week I guess I must have overtightened the skewer, but I really didn't apply all that much power. Anyway, the specially shaped head stripped through its housing, so I'm back on this website looking for a stronger product.
13 March 2010