If you’ve run out of places to optimize your aerodynamics, it’s time to look in some less obvious places. Like your wheel skewers. Which means you’re forgoing the disc-brakes-on-your-road-bike trends because they’re just not aero enough. Which is good, because the new TriRig Styx are bolt-in skewers for quick release, rim-brake bikes only.
TriRig says the set, which is made entirely of 6/4 titanium, weighs in at just 45g, saving around 100g or more from your current setup. And, it’ll save 3-4 watts of drag, too, according to their own CFD analysis.
The design uses three separate parts: The axle, plus two independent end caps. This means there’s nothing twisting against your fork’s dropouts, which helps protect it from damage, especially lightweight carbon forks with full carbon dropouts. The small nubs keeps the end caps aligned and locked into position, too, so you can thread the axle into place firmly and securely.
Retail is $84.99 and the first batch is already sold out. More are on the way with expected delivery around mid July.