How To Use A Quick Release Skewer

Published on July 30th 2018


The quick release skewer, something that is often used incorrectly by many cyclists out there. They have an ultra-important mechanical function, as well as a safety role, so let Jon teach you how to use them correctly. Subscribe: *50% Off* White & Yellow T-Shirt: Subscribe to GCN en Español: A QR skewer consists of a cam mechanism, you can see that the handle of the lever actually slots inside this curved washer. The lever is shaped in such a way so that when you close it, it compresses inwards by approximately 1.5/2mm. Which may not sound much, but it takes up the slack and holds your wheel in the dropout securely. The skewers have two little springs. If we look closely, you can see that they are shaped in a certain way, almost cone-shaped. They are positioned on either side of the hub axle and held in place on the spindle of the QR. Now the purpose of these little springs is to keep the skewer in place so that you can insert a wheel without having to centre the skewer by hand. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN Tech... Romain Bardet's Factor 📹 GCN Tech Show Ep. 30 📹 Music: Epidemic Sound Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling tech. Suscribirse a GCN en Español: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -