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TriRig Styx aero road bike skewers bring ultralight, incremental gains to your wheels

TriRig Styx aero road bike skewers for quick release wheel axles
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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.

TriRig styx are ultra lightweight titanium skewers for road bikes with aerodynamic shapes

ultra lightweight titanium skewers for road bikes with aerodynamic shapes

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.

TriRig.com

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Jon
Jon
3 years ago

ControlTech makes a similar product, but theirs is almost half the weight (26g) of the ones above (45g), and only a third of the price ($59 vs $85).
https://www.controltechbikes.com/products/item/154.html

Pm732
Pm732
3 years ago

Viewspeed has been selling a similar design for a minute now.

Jonathon
Jonathon
3 years ago
Reply to  Pm732

ControlTech’s are lighter and cheaper than either option, but stock seems to always be low

Aaron
Aaron
3 years ago
Reply to  Jonathon

I’m on the same pair of Control Tech ti skewers since 1999. They spent the first 10+ years on my mtb, now on my road bike. They’re excellent skewers.

uomorana71
uomorana71
3 years ago

the new frames and forks have thru axles dropouts so these stix are for old bike with standard skewers

K-Pop is dangerous to your health
K-Pop is dangerous to your health
3 years ago
Reply to  uomorana71

You have an uncanny understanding of the obvious.

John
John
3 years ago

As PM732 mentioned. View speed has been putting out an aero skewers for years. Nothing new here just marketing propaganda,

Casey F. Ryback
Casey F. Ryback
3 years ago

I call shenanigans with their 3-5 watts claim.

Matthew
3 years ago

It seems to me that the only folks who should be caring about 3-5W of incremental gains are racers. And racers are probably not so keen on having to wait for race support to use a hex wrench to take off their wheel if they have a flat. Just saying.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
3 years ago
Reply to  Matthew

This is for Time Trialists and triathletes. Also the wheel car for everyone but true cat 1s or pros is really just to give you a wheel to ride back to the start with it’s very uncommon for even with a smooth wheel change for an amateur bike racer to get back on.

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