Incorrect quick-release use is dangerous because these mechanisms hold the wheels in place. The most common mistake is simply turning the lever like a nut until the wheel seems tight. Used this way the lever and wheel can loosen as you ride leading to catastrophe.
Watch this video and read the instructions below to learn how to properly use a quick release.
Please contact us if you're still unsure how to use this crucial piece of equipment after reading this tutorial.
Get to know your quick release. Click here for a close-up of the quick release showing all the parts.