Quick Release Skewers
One time, a long time ago, a man was in a bicycle race, going over a pass, in the freezing snow. He
got a flat tire. All there was were wing nuts to hold on the wheels back then. His fingers were too
cold to loosen them and remove the wheel. He had to give up the lead because of that, but he had
the inspiration to do something about it and invented the wheel quick release. His name was Tulio
Campagnolo. It was made of steel and had an internal cam that was protected and impossible to miss
Our first product in 1989 was a seat post quick release. Then came wheel q-r’s. They had the same
internal cam design as Tulio’s. Yes, Paul is a huge fan of the man. Now, for our 25th anniversary we’ve
updated the design and brought them back.
The stainless steel shafts screw into orange 7075 aluminum heads, which are oval putting the material
where it’s needed and not where it isn’t. The handles are a stainless steel/aluminum affair for a good
balance of ergonomics and weight savings. The nuts have a nice matching o-ring and a thread friction
element to keep them in place after the wheels are removed. Sizes from 100 to 170mm. With a 190mm coming soon.