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Disc brakes/quick release levers
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posted 8/30/2018
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Noticed in the latest edition of Bicycling magazine that many of its bikes have the quick-release levers on the front wheels on the opposite side from the disc brakes. Is there a reason for that or doesn't it matter?

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posted 8/30/2018
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I believe Trek had a recall that involved disc brakes and quick release levers. This may be a way to avoid the potential issue.

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posted 8/30/2018
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Yes, tojesky is right. The recall involved the quick release levers getting caught in the disc rotors thus resulting in accidents.

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posted 8/31/2018
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Thru axles are threaded just on one side, and that is opposite the disc.

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posted 8/31/2018
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If your quick release lever opens to more than 180 degrees AND IF YOU CLOSE IT INCORRECTLY it can get stuck in the brake rotor. That entire recall was about user error. But yes, putting the skewer in with the lever on the opposite side will alleviate that.

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posted 9/5/2018
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Gotcha. I don't have thru axles. It is causing the pro riders in Tour de France and now Vuelta a España to take long times for wheel changes with thru axles and also in some cases disc brake rotor wheels. Gosh before the fork had lips on it and no disc rotors or thru axles wheel changes in front were warp speed fast.
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