Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lighten up: Bolt on skewers

So, funds are low? Economy in the toilet? Grab a set of bolt on skewers to drop some weight off your rig. Riding around they are very secure, probably more so than quick releases. Also, unless you have a set of spare wheels in the pit, it doesnt really matter anyway----race them.

Steel shaft bolt ons are cheap. And only weigh 66 grams (about half the weight of Dura Ace skewers) pictured above.

And titanium shafted ones are around 45 grams (for twice the price).

Lastly, search the + 1 lap archives. Cheap weight tips are a plenty.

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