A necessary sacrifice.
Sacrificing a set of skewers to the race gods every so often is an unavoidable part of cycling. If you joined the ranks of those who made the sacrifice this weekend, you can give yourself some small consolation by replacing the ones you lost with the Zipp Tangente Titanium Quick-Release Skewer Pair. The skewers are hollow titanium, and their handles feature a wider, more comfortable lever that's shaped to contour cleanly with your frame when closed. According to Zipp, the lever's aerodynamic design can also help save you a couple of watts over older, less precise options.