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What's the benefit of having the split...

What's the benefit of having the split levers? Honestly, it seems like one more step in the wheel securing process. What gives?

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The Crank Brothers Split Quick Release Skewers aim to split the forces necessary to set the release. The two stage lever design is meant to ease opening and closing by using two levers to do the work of one. It is sometimes an unnecessary step and if you are strong it is pretty unnecessary. If you have ever struggled with the QR this will be helpful. I looked at these originally on the thought this would save time buy not requiring loosening of the nut to get the QR past drop-out tabs but in reality these didn't open much further than a standard QR and still required loosening of the nut.