Putting your skewer on correctly

June 1, 2013

I see so many bikes with skewers put on incorrectly – they are not put on safely, or they are clamped onto the frame so you can’t get them off. There is a safe way to put your skewers in such a way that you can undo them quickly – the skewer should face the centre of the bike, it should be under the frame, and tightened firmly. There are some differences for mountain bikes. In this video clip I demonstrate the correct way with a road bike and a mountain bike.