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Proper wheel installation and removal with a quick release without washers

Proper wheel installation and removal with a quick release without washers

Hey guys, I’m Ben from Trek with a reminder about an important part on your bike  that is also one of the most simple to operate and that’s your quick release, So, this is a quick release. It’s important partly because it keeps your wheel attached to your bike’s frame. Now, there’s are a number of different kinds but a traditional quick-release looks like this.  There’s an adjusting nut, a lever, the skewer, and a cam or clamp mechanism. So, now that you’ve been refreshed on what a quick release is and what it does, let’s review how to properly use one and then test to make sure you have done it right.  How to install a wheel with a quick-release device. Place the wheel between the fork legs. Guide the wheel into the dropouts. And adjust the tension of the quick-release by turning the adjusting nut. The motion of the lever should have some resistance when it is about halfway closed.  If the lever moves too easily, tighten the quick release nut and try again Move the lever to the Close position. Make sure the lever does not touch the fork To test for secure attachment, lift your bicycle and hit the top of the tire with a solid blow. The wheel should not come off, be loose, or move from side to side. How to remove a wheel with a quick-release device.  Move the quick release lever to the open position. Loosen the adjusting nut about three full turns. Remove the wheel from the fork. So there you have it. A simple guide to an important part of your bicycle that should be part of your pre-ride routine before every ride. For more tips and information about your bike, subscribe to this channel or go to

6 comments on “Proper wheel installation and removal with a quick release without washers

  1. This wheel doesnt have any mechanisms or brakes or anything like that getting in the way. Im a completee beginner and cant get my wheel back on. My wheel has a round metal thing on one side. the bike has a plastic thing for the brake…. wy doesnt this bike in the video??

  2. The front brake keep interfering with the wheel. Turns out the long black spring like part wasn't in place. Now my wheel spins freely.

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