Delta Cycle Axlerodz

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Delta Cycle Axlerodz
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Delta Cycle Axlerodz -

Prevent wheel theft with these bolt-on skewers for quick-release wheel hubs.



  • Skewers are lightweight, weighing only 69 grams for the pair
  • Uses a 5mm Allen key for installation
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Delta Cycle Axlerodz Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great for its intended use

This is intended as a replacement for quick-release skewers on bikes without horizontal dropouts. It deters thefts of convenience. The person wanting to steal your wheel will need to at least bring an Allen wrench to get your wheels off the frame. Will this stop a determined thief? Of course not, not even Pitlocks which cost about 5 times as much will do that. But it adds an extra layer of protection. Often you don't need to have a theft-proof bike, but just a bike more difficult to steal/vandalize than the person next to you.

It's also useful as a deterrent against casual vandalism where someone messes with your quick releases just for "fun".
BBiker at REI on 10/10/2010

Negative Reviews:

Failed to function as intended

The first thing you should be aware of is that the packaging on this product states that you should tighten them to 7 N-m (newton-meters). That is 5.2 pound-feet, or "not very tight."

I did not have access to a torque wrench when I first installed these, so I simply installed them at what seemed like a reasonable tightness (fairly tight). Soon after, my rear wheel shifted during a tough climb, causing it to rub the frame. I tried making the skewers tighter, and this worked with some success, but the rear wheel would still shift from time to time.

Eventually I made it over to a bike shop where the mechanic showed me with a torque wrench what 7 N-m felt like (loose). I tried riding like that just for kicks and sure enough the first time I stood on the pedals the rear wheel shifted again. At this point I decided to tighten them back down, ride home, and put my original quick release skewers back on. No such luck - the Axelrod skewer stripped out with a dull "pop," forcing me to borrow another skewer to get home.

I rate this product "unsafe." They are not tight enough at the rated torque and fail at higher torques.
Scott Ehardt at REI on 11/11/2007

Can't tighten enough

I agree with the previous review - these skewers are not suitable for a bike with horizontal dropouts. You can't get the skewers tight enough to hold the rear wheel in place without the Axlerodz self destructing. I have a torque wrench and 7 NM or torque wouldn't hold, so I tightened them to 8 NM, which did seem to hold.

I got a flat this morning and when putting the wheel back on the threads on the acorn nut stripped out long before I got to 7 NM.
micet at REI on 04/04/2008

acorn nut will strip

In response to the previous reviews, I don't think these are intended for use with horizontal drops (get real track bolts!). They are to prevent opportunity theft of wheels from say a mtn bike used as a commuter bike. I think they do an ok job here.

But, the nut stripped on me also and I had to replace it. So be careful when tightening or they strip! as such, not a very good product...
macb at REI on 05/05/2008

Acorn Nut Will Strip X 2

Just like the other reviews, the nut striped with ease. No over tightening or cross-threading. Had to remove my wheel to fix a flat, and BAM, stuck looking for a skewer just to get home. Would NOT Recommend!
Bike2Work at REI on 09/09/2009