OnGuard 3 Piece Locking Skewers
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- Front and rear locking axle skewers
- Seat post collar locking mechanism
- Universal fit
- Combine with OnGuard U-lock for maximum security
- Great for use with OnGuard Pitbull and Bulldog mini locks
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|Item Display Weight||2 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.25 pounds|
|Package Height||1.3 x 5.7 x 11.1 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.5 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
My only complaint is that they do not have the option of a headset lock. If you want to get that, my recommendation would be the "Pitlock" skewers (made in germany, more expensive).
Still, a great value and a major deterrent against theft.
My first experience with locking skewers came in 2005 when the Kryptonite skewers were still available. They actually seemed a bit more secure than the Onguard variant but neither was ever defeated. After moving and purchasing a new bicycle in 2006, I installed the Onguard Skewers and have been very happy with their operation since. My only problem has been the rare occasion when I would drop off the bicycle at a repair shop and forget to give the repair technician the key. Most of my riding is in the city, so I have not needed to do repairs in the field. This is something to consider as one would need the key to adjust the seat or replace a flat tire.
These skewers have been used extensively in winter conditions where they were exposed to road salt and slush. There is virtually no corrosion after five years. Essentially, they have been absolutely problem free despite the harsh environmental exposure. And, of course, the wheels and seat are still on the bicycle.
Unforeseen benefits arise once the skewers are in place. One is that the front wheel alone can be secured to a rack/fence where bicycle parking space is limited.Read more ›
After a total of about 50 miles of city riding, I went up on my hoods to climb a hill and my rear wheel fell off! My left pedal jacked up my calf, and the chain and gears jacked up the paint on my chain stays, but luckily the hub seems undamaged.
Anyway...buyer beware. There seems to be a very fine line between getting enough torque to keep the wheel on the bike and getting so much that it shears the skewer off.
So, though I feel far more secure than having quick-lock skewers, I don't feel like these are perfect. I still lock the back wheel through my Kryptonite U-lock, because why not? But I think it's at least slightly less necessary than it used to be.
NOTE: some posts can't accommodate the seatpost lock. Look at the shape of the inside. The curves are different on some seatposts.
I combine this kit with a combo U-Lock, set the U-Lock around the frame and throw my bike anywhere, feeling basically invincible.
Preventing bike theft is about increasing the hassle just enough to divert anyone thinking about it.. and these clearly accomplish that.
A little bit of a hassle to carry the key around, and forgetting it is awful, but if you ever lock your bike outside, these are absolutely worth the investment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wanted skewers that locked with a key not twist locked that anyone could open thereby defeating the purpose of a locking skewer.Published on May 7, 2013 by Mark C. Manriquez
With these locking skewers I now only lock the frame of my bike. I don't worry at all about the seat or wheels. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Gerald F
Great product. The key is a bit strange and kind of heavy to carry around but if you're gong to be locking your bike up in the city and have rims you don't want stolen and a nice... Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Eddie
The items appeared well-made, and packaged. I am not the most hands-on when it comes to mechanical devices but I found this system quite easy to install.Published on June 9, 2012 by NetPurchaseMan
This product has worked out well for me so far. It lets me feel okay about only locking my frame when I go somewhere. Read morePublished on December 4, 2010 by G. M. Miguel
I love these. Just remember to keep your skewer key with you on rides/commutes. I have them on two of my bikes.Published on August 24, 2010 by Jeremy Brodhead