Tune DC14 Road Skewers
|Front Axle||7075 aluminum|
|Rear Axle||6V4 titanium|
Tune has brought together aluminum, titanium, and carbon fiber to create one of the lightest and most attractive quick release road skewers available.
Using several clever and elegant design features, the DC14 achieves an incredible weight of 33 grams. Perhaps the most unique and striking feature of the DC14 skewers are the thin but strong carbon lever ends. The lever bases and adjusting caps are elegantly machined from high strength aluminum alloys, with knurls added to the dropout contacts and adjusting nut for maximum security and easy adjustment. The lack of torsional load on the front hub allows Tune to use an incredibly light aluminum axle, while the rear axle is constructed from 6/4 titanium in a tension screw design for maximum strength where it's needed. The levers and adjusting caps are elegantly machined from high strength aluminum alloys.
Installation and Maintenance
Tune's skewer design operates the same as most other skewers, with a simple closure of the lever to secure the hub in the dropouts. However, the ball-and socket eccentric cam allows for the skewer tension to be modified once the lever is closed. Simply rotate the lever clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the clamping force. Tune impregnates the socket plate with molybdenum disulfide (i.e. graphite) to reduce friction in the cam. For this reason, the cam does not require lubrication, and should be kept clean and dry. The skewer threads should be occasionally lubricated with a light grease to prevent corrosion and allow for smooth adjustment.