We have the $24 Wilwood single pin release, works fine.
But I'm really interested in knowing how does one crack their nose or helmet with it?
To answer the OP's question, we spent the $24 for the QR hub under the assumption it comes under the driver comfort & safety exclusion. Even if we did get dinged for it, it really is a safety thing that we won't go without.
When you haven't greased the hub in a while and you're rolling your car down the driveway, into the street and toward the ramp... sometimes you end up with the wheel at an odd angle - not straight ahead. And then when you're struggling to apply pressure evenly across the wheel while holding the pin at an odd, uncomfortable angle the wheel doesn't really want to come off.
So there you sit, with the wheel halfway off, halfway on. Unlatched, but not moving. So you start applying gradually more pressure in short little bursts until WHAM! it releases its grip on the hub and slams into the bridge of your nose.
Blood gushes out, your wife thinks you're going to pass out and is freaking out for you to get out of the car before that happens cause she knows she can't lift your heavy ass out of there... You climb out of the car and your neighbors are driving by while you drip blood out of your hand and onto to the pavement. Your wife grabs some papertowels from the garage for you, but you've still got a sort of blood goatee happening...
Much better to do it when you're wearing your helmet, obviously.
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