Hey Florian - do you know about new Tune products?

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nikh
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by nikh

I heard there are some new Tune products coming out, do you know anything about them?
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I'm not Florian, but I'm from Germany, too and I talked to Uli Fahl (owner of tune) at the Eurobike this year. There's a new bottom bracket and new cranks coming out, with a new standard (the axle is beeing new designed, extralite is thinking about using it in their new E-bones as well). But he didn't mention anything else, but let's see...

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by nikh

This is what I heard..

soon to be released is Tunes own "6-pack" BB design with ALUMINIUM axle.weights around 105-110g (or just 82g with ceramic bearings!!!). the 6-pack design is said to be 40% stiffer than the square Ti-BB.
and they will also release their own carbon cranks to go along the BB.

other Tune news:
-40g carbon saddle
-350g XC-rim
-lighter hubs!!

http://forums13.consumerreview.com/crfo ... .efde95d/2
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by Joel

That will be nice :P

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by Florian

nikh wrote:I heard there are some new Tune products coming out, do you know anything about them?

I haven't bought the new bike workshop yet (= a catalogue for all kinds of components from German bike magazine).
All I can say is that the new tune price list only includes the new Sixpack Titanium bottom bracket at the moment.
Interesting: it comes with Al crank fixing bolts.
The last time I asked, I was told that the new hexagonal cranks and BBs will be available in mid December.

Another change:
the Speedneedle Lycra is no more, instead an Alcantara version is now available.
According to tune weight is the same (87 g), but it has many advantages compared to Lycra.

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by nikh

Cheers Florian keep us informed pls :)
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by Joel

Do you think that those new Al crank fixing bolts will be much lighter?
A Ti Tune bolt weighs the same of a Al FRM, and Al is Al :?

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by Emil MP

I just found this on ingenieurtec.de

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or here: http://www.pbase.com/image/23957927

Technische Daten Tune Innenlager Sixpack
2-fach gelagert, 8-fach gedichtet, mit Stahl oder Titanachse
Stahl Achslängen: 104/107/110/113/117/122/127mm
Titan Achslängen: 107/107/110/113/117/120mm
In BSA oder italienischem Gewinde erhältlich
Gewicht: Titan bei 107mm 139g
Gewicht: Stahl bei 104mm 169g
Preis: Stahl 182,-
Preis AC38 198,-

No alu axle! Yet

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by Florian

Looks really bomb-proof, especially with those oversized Al bolts.

Shows once again that bottom brackets are Uli Fahl's favourite playground. 8)

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