The new, old in some ways, pin Quick Releases are growing in popularity among manufacturers. Many of the 2003 bar systems have them. Wipika and Naish X2 had them on 2002 bars. Now that these have been out for a while, what do we think about them?
I have been using retrofitted Wipika QRs on two bars for the last several months and so far so good with no problems. I was hoping that these pin QRs could provide a lower cost and more reliable alternative to snap shackles. One of the more reliable, high end snap shackles is shown below. Have folks had problems with the more expensive Tylaska and Wichard snap shackles?
The lower cost designs by many accounts may be unreliable and may not release under loading for a variety of reasons including sand, improper rigging, failure to release under high loading, etc..
So, what sort of experience have people had with the new QRs?
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: RickI on 2002-12-11 14:09 ]</font>