How do I know if I have a Quick Release skewer? Philip Cowles March 30, 2018 17:09 Follow A quick release skewer allows simple removal of the front and rear wheels without tools. If your bike has a quick release skewer, it will look similar to CycleOps trainer skewer. Related articles Does this skewer work with any CycleOps trainer? What is the difference between a Quick Release and a thru axle? If my bike has a thru-axle, can I still use your trainers? Do I really need to use the included trainer skewer? Is the trainer skewer safe to use on the road? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.