I own a Serious Rockville Hardtail MTB 27.5' bike from 2019. Recently the quick release from the rear wheel got stolen.

As the axle is still in place, I was thinking to buy a quick release online and trying fixing myself. But when browsing online I could see different types of QRs in the market, in terms of length which actually make sense.

I was wondering whether we could find out which skewer to buy based on the bike specifications.

These are the specifications I could find from the manufactures website.

Component Details
Rims Meghna Disc Specific 512-035 aluminum double wall 27.5 inches
Front tire Meghna MR-2620 2.1 inches
Rear tire Meghna MR-2620 2.1 inches
Hub (front) KT KT-MD7F
Hub (rear) KT KT-TD4R
Tire size (inch) 27.5 ″
Impeller size 27.5 ″

Updated: You can find the bike model here They dont sell the same bikes anymore. I think they updated the model in 2020, here is the new one. But I assume the measurements might be the same, especially for the QRs.

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I couldn’t find the manufacturer website, so I couldn’t confirm if the bike had quick releases or thru axles. I know you said quick release, but thru axles are very common on disc brake bikes these days.

If you do have a QR, you would need to look for a 135mm rear QR. That’s the standard length for MTB rear hubs. Road bikes used 130mm, but you could use an MTB QR on a road bike. If a manufacturer doesn’t list a length for the rear QR, you can often assume it’s 135mm. To my knowledge, Salsa Cycles, a common aftermarket QR, does this, and this seems to be the general practice on online retailers. I updated the terminology index page on QRs to include this information. You could avoid getting any QRs that are associated with a road-only brand, e.g. Shimano Ultegra or Dura Ace QRs.

The terminology index entry for thru axles has a photo of a thru axle with a quick release beside it. If you have a thru axle, replacement will be more annoying because there are many different lengths. The entry has a guide to replacing those.

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    @AnuBhuvanendranNair I don’t read German, but I think I see quick release nuts on the drive side of the bike. Thru axles would be flush with the dropout.
    – Weiwen Ng
    Commented Dec 9, 2021 at 15:24
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    @MaplePanda true. For simplicity, I omitted that part. The fact is almost all retailers will list skewers as 135mm, if they list a length. Interestingly enough, Trek seems to list its skewers in actual length. trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-components/bike-wheels/…
    – Weiwen Ng
    Commented Dec 9, 2021 at 16:33
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    @ChrisH Salsa lists fat bike QR skewers on their website, and they were really wide. That’s the exception, though.
    – Weiwen Ng
    Commented Dec 9, 2021 at 22:40
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    @MaplePanda With QR on my steel and aluminium bikes I can see that. However they seem to be titled by nominal size ("front"/"rear"/"boost") rather than actual length, with the actual length in the specs if you're lucky. This all reminds me - I need a new skewer for my hardtail: external cam+ disc brakes mean I need to check frequently or risk losing the wheel landing even my little jumps
    – Chris H
    Commented Dec 10, 2021 at 9:56
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    Interestingly @MaplePanda while there are tickboxes for the true length, they haven't actually been ticked
    – Chris H
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 9:47

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