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QC - SCHNELLsteckspanner

QC12 Thru-axle

Award   WINNER 2015
Category   Bike Components
Company   Tune

The newly designed through axle both simplify and reduce the time required to perform a wheel change of wheels with through axle s and disc brakes. The QC through axle does not require threading, instead it has a ratchet system which secures the through axle radially after inserting it into the fork. All that is additionally required is to flip the cam lever which secures the wheel. To open the axle and remove the wheel, the cam lever needs to be flipped to the open position and a button depressed on the opposite end which disengages the ratchet system. The through axle can then be removed.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Design
  • Choice of materials
  • Weight/ pack size

Jury Statement

This new quick release from Tune is an innovative solution that allows quick-release systems on racing bikes to be opened and tightened up again very quickly. The idea of replacing the thread on the opposite side of the quick release with a press stud is simple and clever.