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Old 10-11-2017, 06:03 PM
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Bike with no skewers, not sure why?

I was riding with a friend today who was on a new Pinarello f10. He flatted out and when we went to change the tube the bike had no skewers. He realized that he did not bring the tool to remove the wheel. None of our multi tools had a big enough allen wrench to get the wheel off. I don't understand why a bike company would complicate something that is so simple. I also don't understand why a bike company would make someone carry special tools.
Sorry for the rant but it just seems absurd.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:10 PM
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why ?

$$$$$

thats why
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:16 PM
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The Enve Gravel fork uses an allen key to remove the thru axle. You can of course BUY a thru axle skewer. Formula and DT are the only ones who offer a replacement for that tho. And both are kind of pricey for what it is. $45 for a DT.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:27 PM
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:38 PM
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but think of how sleek it looks sitting on the side of the road. I have the same complaint about my new MTB, but I always carry a multitool when mountain biking. But why does looking sleek matter on an MTB?
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:09 PM
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Some of the 2018 Specialized models have these too. Takes a 5mm allen.
We've progressed from quick release to slow release.....
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:07 PM
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Think we should go back to 15MM nut - that would be strong enough

Wing nuts were fun however
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:11 PM
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I had these Control Tech skewers in the mid 90’s that used a 5mm Allen key. Looks like they have not changed much over the years from this image from Universal Cycles.

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Old 10-11-2017, 08:15 PM
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I had these Control Tech skewers in the mid 90’s that used a 5mm Allen key. Looks like they have not changed much over the years from this image from Universal Cycles.
I'm sold quite a few set in the last 2 years! They still work great for people who want to shave every gram possible. And yeah, they are pretty much the same as from the 90's.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:18 PM
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I'm looking at pictures of the 2017 Dogma F10 and it looks like quick-release levers, what am I missing?

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Old 10-11-2017, 08:21 PM
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Probably F10 disc
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:26 PM
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Thru axles on disc brake bikes simplify things in multiple regards. Carry a 6mm l-wrench and prepare for the future. Or you can get thru axle skewers that have a lever and can be removed by hand just like a QR.

Just wait until you need to fix a flat on the road and try to install a tube on a tubeless specific rim/tire. Good luck
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:33 PM
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Who doesn't carry a multi tool on a ride?

Thru axle is mo Betta for disc.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:53 PM
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Thru axles on disc brake bikes simplify things in multiple regards. Carry a 6mm l-wrench and prepare for the future. Or you can get thru axle skewers that have a lever and can be removed by hand just like a QR.

Just wait until you need to fix a flat on the road and try to install a tube on a tubeless specific rim/tire. Good luck
It took me three days to remove a set of 700x34c tires on a tubeless rim set. I would work on it for an hour and stop cause I couldn't get it. And every tire lever started to damage the rim. Didn't matter what I did. Freaking horrible! Almost cut the tires off I was that stuck. Even called the tire and rim manufacturer. They had no answers. Eventually I got them off. 3 DAYS!!!
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:26 PM
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yeah sorry didn't clarify, Disc.
My CX has through axles, however with a built in lever.


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I'm looking at pictures of the 2017 Dogma F10 and it looks like quick-release levers, what am I missing?

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