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What are QR skewers made from?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by tredder, 24 Mar 2008.

  1. tredder

    tredder New Member

    Location:
    East Anglia
    Mild steel / High tensile?
     
  2. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    depends on how much you spend. wiggle have some titanium ones for under £20 a pair, some mavic ones that are a mix of stainless steel and composite materials for £25 each etc.

    i suspect (although i'm no metallurgist) that mild steel would be too weak given that the skewers are long and thin. i'll defer to anyone of superior knowledge of the subject who knows different tho'.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I doubt there are any mild steel ones but Chromoly or Titanium seem to be the most common materials used!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!