Bicycle wheel quick releases make it easy to remove wheels without tools. They’re a great bike feature when you’re removing wheels to put a bicycle in a vehicle and if you need to repair a flat tire.
You want to understand and use your wheel quick releases properly, because incorrect use is dangerous since they 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. The wheel can actually come loose and even fall off in a worst case.
Watch this video and read the instructions below to learn how to properly use a quick release.