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
  • Front length: 110mm
  • Rear length:145mm
Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers
  • WEIGHT 30g (F); 36g (R)
  • Rating 3.5

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Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers
 
3.7

(based on 15 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city (7)
    • Road biking (4)
    • Road bikes (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (12), Commuter (3)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice skewers

    By MOJO Biker

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    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

      Comment on this review

      (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

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 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

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      (0 of 1 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

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      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

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          (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

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          (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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good value, my 2nd set.

            By jots

            from Fremont, CA

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fits well on my mtn bike
            • Good quality
            • Lightweight
            • Nice looking
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City

              Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

              Nicely made product that is not too expensive and it works. Especially, because of the use of hex key, you don't worry about loosing a special key to remove these. I got the chrome color and they turn out very nice.

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

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EXCELLENT!

              By Jim

              from Annapolis, MD

              About Me Commuter

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

                I purchased these because they are lightweight and add a measure of security if I need to leave my bike unattended. At least the thief would need a hex tool and a little more time to swipe my wheels. Super lightweight too! Just what I was looking for.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Rear skewer should be longer for MTBs.

                By Sundance89

                from Scottsdale, AZ

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers:

                    The rear skewer is too short for MTBs under normal circumstances, but I have a hitch for my Burley Trailer, and the skewer is not even close to being long enough. Other brands will actually have excess and if you choose, you cut it off.

                    Still, it's excellent for my front wheel. I think it looks much better than QR and gives me a little piece of mind against theft of convenience. My back wheel is protected anyway because I use a Kryptonite U-lock with the Sheldon Brown locking method. So it is my front wheel that most needs a layer of protection.

                    Mind you, these are not locks, just hex key. But that is most times enough to prevent easy wheel theft as happens with unlocked wheels having QR skewers.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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