Has anyone had any problems with the wheel skewers on the basic hubs. They are supposed to be made of high strength titanium but I’ve experienced a lot of wheel flex - brake rub even after applying high tension. After replacing skewers with some cheap old ones I found in a biscuit tin I noticed a considerable improvement transforming the wheels no end.
Great feedback! We’ve had a switch of skewers on our mind for a while. The issue stems from the sometimes counterproductive desire for ever more lightweight components. Titanium is actually a very flexible material compared to steel, but considerably lighter. When we update the skewers we’ll send you a set of the new ones. Thanks for the feedback!
Good info I will pay more attention tomorrow when I ride tomorrow. It may explain a noise I have heard the past two times I have gone for a ride. Once again good info!!!
Great find - thanks. I have noticed flex but not attributed it to the skewer! I’ll change them and check for improvement.
Let me know what you guys find your preferred skewer is. We will take that info into our new skewer design. Thanks!
I would suggest a skewer made of stainless steel,strong and resistant to corrosion with a robust clamping system similar to that used on campagnolo shamal wheels a small sacrifice for the sake of a few grams
I did noticed some noise but after tighten, it disappeared. As for flexing, none found. Perhaps my modest riding style doesn’t permit so.
Hi James, I have found that the titanium skewers do flex considerably more that steel. I have been able to reduce the flex by over tightening them - but this doesn’t seem to be a great idea.
Hi @stolk61, thanks for letting us know. One thing a lot of people don’t realize is that titanium is a very flexible metal. It’s a shame to have the stiffness of a wheelset negatively effected by the skewers, so please know that this is something we are working on. I appreciate everyone’s feedback.