It's hard not to smile when you see Salsa skewers. With their bright bursts of color, they're simply a pleasant sight on any bike. After all, the original incarnation of Salsa was run by a guy who always found a way to make bike parts fun. The Salsa Stainless Flip-Offs Skewers first came about when everyone else was 'super serious' about shaving grams. So, keeping with the tongue-and-cheek title, the original Flip-offs were advertised as 'Light. Functional. Expensive.' It was a jab at the 'slow' releases that some of the ultralight skewer sets really were. The levers came in a variety of anodized colors, including the mixed-color 'Rasta' set.
Designed for your front or full-suspension bike, the Flip-Off Skewers haven't lost their purpose throughout the years. Nowadays, Salsa has taken on a more progressive edge, but the vibe of fun is still there, and the skewers are still great. The lever has a sculpted look that is both elegant and makes opening and closing the lever easy. The rods on this set are stainless steel, and while not as light as titanium, Salsa doesn't recommend titanium rods on suspension bikes.
The Salsa Stainless Flip-Offs Skewers are available as a pair in one size and in the colors Pewter, Purple, Orange, Silver, Red, Green, Blue, and Black.