Axle Release: A Safer Quick Release
- Due to the dual, independent cam system, in the unlikely event that one of the cams openned during use, the cam on the opposite side of the hub would remain uneffected and retain the wheel connection thus preventing detachment.
- “Open” warning indicators.
- All Pro Models feature a lever openning stop such that they will not open past 150 degrees. This causes the lever to protrude outward slightly when open. This safety feature makes it obvious to the user that the device is either not installed properly or has openned during use.
- Existing and inherent safety devices that came with the bicycle from the manufacture may include the following: hooked washers that insert into eyelets in front forks, lipped dropouts, and no-turn washers (e-bikes/internally geared hubs). Do NOT remove these devices when installing the Axle Release system. Install the Axle Release system in lieu of the securing nuts only. The Axle Release is designed for intergrated use with all these devices.
- The knurled teeth on the end of the Axle Release bite into the bicycle’s dropouts or safety washers in order to prevent slippage.
- The innovative Axle Release Design incorporates the use of rotational washers. These washers rotate the final, closed handle positions such that both levers may either line up symmetrically or be placed in an ideal, closed position. This may minimize the chance of coming in contact with objects that could knock them open during use.
- A traditional quick release system uses a thin skewer that can stetch slightly under load thus weakening the connection. The Axle Release system is designed to be used in conjunction with thick, threaded, and rigid axles that resist stretching thus allowing for use on hubs that require greater torque such as e-bikes, internally geared hubs, or BMX.