You really don't appreciate a good set of skewers until you get frustrated with a crap pair. Not only is it potentially dangerous, the questionable clamping force will have you pondering this all-important connection on the fastest descents. Put your mind to ease and enjoy the precision engineered and machined beauties from Zipp. The Tangente Stainless Steel Quick-Release Skewer, sold as a pair, securely anchor your axles in the dropouts so you can throw your bike side to side in the fastest sprints with little concern other than hitting the line first. The skewers' shafts are stainless steel which is super durable and resist stretching. Handles feature a wider and more comfortable lever so you can crank up the clamping force and still easily close it. Zipp claims that the lever's aerodynamic design can help save some watts equivalent to same as removing a few spokes from your wheels.