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  • Specialized Boy's Hotrock 24 (7-Speed) - 2016/2017
    $355.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (5 Reviews)

    Your 24/7 ball of energy can tackle any terrain with ease on Specialized's Boy's Hotrock 24! This cool ride features an agile and durable aluminum frame, a… [more]

  • SRAM PG-850 8-Speed Cassette
    $27.99 - $39.99
    Product Rating
     
    4.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    When it's time to replace your old 8-speed cassette, check out SRAM's PG-850. Its steel construction and SRAM's PowerGlide technology combine to deliver miles of solid… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock Coaster 16 - 2018
    $240.00

    Specialized's Riprock Coaster 16 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Elite - 2017
    $650.00

    There’s a feeling people get when everything just clicks on a ride, and the Specialized Roll Elite is a bike that pulls it all together for you. Take it out on a bike… [more]

  • Strider Sport 12 Balance Bike - 2016
    $119.99

    Strider’s Sport 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by… [more]

  • SRAM PG-950 9-Speed Cassette
    $34.00 - $39.99
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    When it's time to replace your 9-speed cassette, check out SRAM's PG-950 cassette. It delivers solid shifting and durability ride in and ride out for your 9-speed rig. [more]

  • Hammer Nutrition HEED (High Energy Electrolyte Drink)
    $1.99 - $58.95

    Use HEED as your one-source fuel supply whenever and wherever a sports drink is your preferred choice. Hammer's top-of-the-line fuel utilizes an all-complex-carbohydrate… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 20 (6-Speed) - 2017
    $340.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (3 Reviews)

    Someone has to have the coolest bike on the block, it might as well be your little cycling superstar. Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 20 boasts a super-strong aluminum… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock 20 - 2018
    $450.00

    Riding bikes is all about having fun, especially when you're a kid! Which is why Specialized made the Riprock 20 a bike that any of us would have drooled over as a… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 16 Coaster - 2017
    $215.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (4 Reviews)

    Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 16 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Finish Line Shock Oil (8-Ounce Bottle)
    $18.99

    Shock Oil is a semi-synthetic formulation that combines the best of available oils and additives for a super suspension oil. It's fully compatible with all systems and… [more]

  • Specialized E-Cage 5.0 Road
    $9.99

    Make losing bottles a thing of the past with Specialized's E-Cage 5.0 Road. It's constructed from aluminum for minimum weight and maximum durability. [more]

  • Specialized Riprock Coaster 20 - 2018
    $250.00

    Specialized's Riprock Coaster 20 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Specialized Roll - 2018
    $490.00

    Specialized's Roll has everything you need to help you along your journey to a fitter, happier you. Hop on the bike path—dirt or paved—and enjoy the smooth, efficient… [more]

  • Specialized The Captain Control 2Bliss Tire (29-inch)
    $55.00

    Designed by the legendary Ned Overend, Specialized's The Captain Control is perfect for shredding any cross-country course. Its dual compound tread features firm center… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock Coaster 16 - 2017
    $240.00

    Specialized's Riprock Coaster 16 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock 24 - 2018
    $500.00

    Remember when riding bikes was all about having fun? So does Specialized. For the Riprock, they strove to create the bike that any of us would have drooled over as a… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 24 (21-Speed) - 2017
    $399.00 - $399.99
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 24 is a fun ride that's perfect for off-road exploration and urban adventure. Its aluminum frame is light and super fast, while the SR… [more]

 

Be Safe! Use Quick Releases Correctly!

Please note that this video shows the quick release being unscrewed and removed from the wheel so that you can see all the parts. But, when using your quick releases you only need to unscrew or screw them in for adjusting the tightness, and you would never need to remove them completely except for hub repairs. Please read this entire page for full instructions on quick release use.

Incorrect quick-release use is dangerous because these mechanisms hold the wheels in place. The most common mistake is simply turning the lever like a nut until the wheel seems tight. Used this way the lever and wheel can loosen as you ride leading to catastrophe.

Watch this video and read the instructions below to learn how to properly use a quick release.

Please contact us if you're still unsure how to use this crucial piece of equipment after reading this tutorial.

Get to know your quick release. Click here for a close-up of the quick release showing all the parts.

Inspecting Your Quick Release

There are two ways to tell if the lever is open: most levers are marked "open" and "closed" so look for these markings. Also, levers are usually curved. When the bend protrudes outward like a bump, the lever is closed. When the bend is cupped, the lever is open. Closing and opening the lever requires flipping it 180 degrees, not spinning it.

Read the qick release lever to tell if it's safe. If it reads "open," the wheel can come off!!Read the lever to tell if it's safe. If it reads "open," the wheel can come off!!

Even if the lever reads "closed" and looks right, it's a good idea to test how tight it is by trying to open it by pulling on it. If it resists, it's tight and safe. If it opens with only a little effort, it's not tight enough. Follow our directions to tighten it.

Adjusting And Closing Your Quick Release

Animated Quick ReleaseWith the wheel centered in the fork (or frame), adjust the quick release by opening it, holding both ends and turning one clockwise until, when you close the lever, you feel some resistance. At this point, try to close the lever. The adjustment is correct when you can fully close the lever but with some effort (the lever should leave its impression in the palm of your hand). If you can only close the lever part way, open it, unscrew the adjustment slightly and try again.

Removing And Installing Your Wheel

Most forks have wheel-retention tabs on them, which are small protrusions that keep a loose wheel from falling out of the dropouts. The quick release must be open and adjusted by unscrewing to clear these tabs when you remove and install the wheel.

Quick Release - Removing and Installing Your Wheel

To do this, hold both ends of the quick release and turn one counterclockwise to unscrew it until there's enough clearance for the wheel to drop out of or fit into the fork (note that this adjustment is unnecessary on most rear wheels because retention tabs aren't used).

Quick Release Tips

  • The quick-release levers should be on the left side of the bike.
  • Quick releases must be fully closed to ensure safety.
  • If you close the lever in such a way that it aligns with the fork (see animation) and stays, you'll have something to grip while squeezing the lever. It'll also keep the lever tucked away where it can't snag anything, which might happen leaning your bike next to another in a bike rack, for example.
  • If you ever unscrew the quick release until it comes apart, don't panic! Just try not to lose the little springs. They're not crucial and the quick release will work without them. They're only there to provide spring pressure to maintain some clearance between the ends of the quick release and the axle locknuts to make it easier to slide the wheel into the frame. To reinstall the springs, make sure that the narrow ends point inward (see photo).

Basic Maintenance

  • Periodically Lube Your Quick ReleaseAbout once a month, lube your quick-release levers because dry levers won't work well and can feel tight when they're not.
  • Aluminum quick-release levers usually press against bushings as you close the lever. Lightly lube where the lever contacts the bushing (photo), to keep the quick release operating properly.
  • Steel levers usually pivot inside the cap. Apply lube to trickle inside the lever's pivot point.
  • If there's a nut or screw holding the lever (look beneath the cap), snug it with a wrench or screwdriver to make sure it's tight.
 

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop | 8150 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Phone: 610 398-6631

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