This is Ritchey latest and best titanium skewer to date. They feature a forged alloy lever that makes it easy to get plenty of clamping force without hand discomfort. A tightly sealed cam mechanism allow you to alloy just a fraction of the pressure need to get a nice and tight clamp in the drop out. The asymmetric lever shape optimizes chainstay clearance and looks great on the bike to boot. The titanium axle is durable and helps contribute to the low 82 gram total weight for the pair.