Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers

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Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers
Nervous about leaving your bike locked up outside with quick-release skewers? Try a set of bolt-on skewers for added security.
  • These replacement skewers bolt on, giving you extra security
  • Chromoly shaft with alloy nut and end cap
  • Can be trimmed for road bikes
  • Requires 5mm hex wrench (not included)
  • Front length: 110mm
  • Rear length:145mm
  • Please note the recommended Maximum torque value is 8Nm for both front and rear skewers
Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers
  • WEIGHT 30g (F); 36g (R)
  • Rating 3.5

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Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers
 
3.6

(based on 18 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (8)
  • Road biking (4)
  • Road bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (13), Commuter (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (8), Comfort oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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2.0

Does not fit mountain bike

By Hairy Monster

from Folsom, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Does not fit

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

    Purchased for a street oriented hard-tail mountain bike. Unfortunately these are TOO SHORT to fit! Would have liked an extra 20mm in length

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    1.0

    Don't buy - poor quality

    By JN

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Construction
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

        I bought this skewer set to replace the quick release set on my daily commuter for added security. Unfortunately, they didn't last a day - the front skewer threading stripped when hand tightening them for the first time. The rear skewer stripped later that day when re-tightening. Do not buy this skewer set - they are very poor quality. When the first skewer failed I figured it was user error. When the second failed, my opinion changed.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Nash bar bolt on skewers

        By Bambam

        from indpls in

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Secure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Extreme Sports

          Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

          Wanted something to secure a single speed that used a tensioner to keep chain tight rather than change to a bolted axle these work great may pua wf moe and change my qrs

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice skewers

          By MOJO Biker

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Campus Parking
            • Commuting/City

            Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

            I bought these for my daughter to use at college. She wanted to save time while locking up going to & from class. Clearly, it's not fool-proof security, but we're hoping it will be enough to deter the casual thieves on campus.

            Thanks to previous reviews, I was careful not to over-tighten and break the plastic washer. So far, so good, but I wish the washer was aluminum.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Metal too soft

            By Electro3000

            from Bloomfield, NJ

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

            I ordered 3 sets for my bikes. One of them snapped while first tightening. Might have been a different batch... The other 2 are working so far. I ordered 2 BBB sets to compare quality.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Snapped after 2.5 years of use!

            By NYC Rider

            from Brooklyn,NY

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City

            Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

            Good price, however, the threads snapped on me after 2.5 years of use. I may have over torqued them, but this is the first time that I've had skewers brake on me. `I do ride almost every day and put a lot of wear and tear on my bicycle. I feel they should've lasted a bit longer.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Snapped at torque specified :(

            By Rob from CA

            from Alameda, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Snapped at 9 nm

            Cons

            • Poor Construction
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

            Hand tightened at first and estimated the torque by hand, worked well that way. I then used my Spin Dr Torque wrench set at 9 nm and when I tightened the rear wheel it snapped the shaft. Hope I can return it without cost to me, if I can't then I'm out $$.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Man falls in love with skewers!

            By dgsmd

            from Des Moines, IA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

                I bought these skewers on sale to increase the chances that I would still have my wheels at the end of each day. The skewers are just as described. They fit my road bike and are lighter than the quick release skewers they replaced.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice product but rear skewer too short

                By Carl

                from Talleyville, Delaware

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good looking
                • Good value
                • Well made

                Cons

                • Rear skewer too short

                Best Uses

                • To prevent wheel theft

                Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

                These are nice products in every respect unless you want to use them on a bike with wide-spaced rear dropouts. Those on my touring bike measure 136 mm. For me, the rear skewer would need to be 1 - 1.2 cm longer for the threads on the skewer to completly go through the securing nut. It's a shame Nashbar won't make this change given other reviews mentioning this problem. For lack of a centimeter, they're forcing customers to turn elsewhere for bolt-through skewers.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice!

                By case

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City

                  Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

                  These look really nice and you won't have to worry about your wheel-set getting ganked.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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