IB13: The Return of the Paul Components QR Skewer

Paul Components QR LeverTwenty five years ago Paul Components was launched. Their first product was a closed cam QR skewer with a machined aluminum lever and steel shaft. Suggested retail was $39 for a set. If you missed out the first time, it’s your lucky day. These classic skewers will soon be available in black and silver.

Since then, the company has grown from a small garage based operation to a beautiful facility on the outskirts of town (and a short spin from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company).

Paul Components Spacer for 1xNew at the show is a spacer that will help create a better chainline for those running 1x drivetrains.
Paul Components Color Match ProgramNot new but also on display was the full spectrum of colors being offered through their new Color of the Month program.

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Comments

cracked-frame - 09/20/13 - 12:05pm

Paul Components – Always on the cutting edge of technology!

MikeC - 09/20/13 - 12:17pm

Waiting for a new iteration of their derailleur…

Paul Grafton - 09/20/13 - 12:36pm

Cool $39 for skewers is a great deal

xcgeek.com - 09/20/13 - 12:51pm

death to shit QR’s! im happy right now.

Justin - 09/20/13 - 1:45pm

$39 was retail for their original set back in the day. I’d wager around $80 in 2013 dollars!

kurti_sc - 09/20/13 - 1:45pm

@xcgeek,
are you sure you are happy? sounds like someone may have swapped your zoloft with my low blood pressure medicine. (I’m picturing a grimacing Chris Farley squeezing out – i’m happy right now!)

Spevas - 09/20/13 - 2:05pm

Will the front skewer clear “lawyer tabs” when opened?

gravity - 09/20/13 - 3:14pm

The problem with quick release skewers that aren’t made by Shimano or Campagnolo is that they are not worth using.

1tec1 - 09/20/13 - 4:21pm

Paul is never trying to be cutting edge and being sarcastic sounds arrogant. Also, since when has Paul Components ever been a “good deal” unless you got’em used off of Craigslist? It’s a boutique company! An amazing one at that. They have a wonderful niche in cycling and fill it perfectly. Don’t hate, participate!

James - 09/20/13 - 4:57pm

I actually consider Paul’s product quite a good deal.

They offer unique ’boutique’ quality products that are a lot more accessible to the mass market than what some other companies would offer.

Their simple, yet elegant approach to engineering isn’t the most lightest or even the most sophisticated, but offers quality and durability that will last a lot longer than use-it-and-throw-it-away-products that we most commonly find in the bike industry nowadays.

Raymond - 09/21/13 - 1:39am

They look rad, and I love American made products, but are they as light as the shimano skewers at least?

Ben - 09/21/13 - 8:25pm

The originals were 130g/pr, FWIW. I imagine the new ones will be lighter, but who knows. Paul has really never been a player in the WW market.

Guy - 09/22/13 - 8:49pm

I would consider a well designed U.S. product a good deal as long as the price matches the quality. My Paul levers and brakes on my flat bar cross bike work perfectly well, thus justifying the expenditure. Or save some money and buy cheaper stuff that doesn’t work as well. Plain and simple.

Fat Chance Wicked Lite - 09/23/13 - 3:12pm

my SS hubs have lasted over 13 years and run smoothly. there is no substitute for made in the USA parts or anyone with 2 or 3 decades of skill and experience. you can trust Paul Comp. for life, bro’s!

Curtis Odom - 09/25/13 - 10:40am

Paul, you ROCK!

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