Just another black glossy carbon bike... BENOTTI by AX Lightness...

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Lig
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by Lig

Hi all,

Just about to start building my new summer bike… I hope you like it!!

Spec as follows:

Frame : AXLightness VIAL Evo Ultra XL – BENOTTI branding..
Fork : 3T Rigida Ltd
Headset : AX
Shifters : Campagnolo SR 11 Speed
Rear Mech : Campagnolo SR 11 Speed
Front Mech : Campagnolo SR 11 Speed
Brakes : AXLightness 3000
Cables : Black Nokon alloy cables.
Wheels : Lightweight Standard III SE.
Tyres : Continental Competition
Chainset and Bottom bracket : THM Carbones Clavicula SE 175mm 53\39 Praxis rings (might try some Fibre-lyte ones that I have) BB386 Ceramic Speed bearings
Cassette : Campagnolo Super Record 11 Speed 12-27
Chain : KMC DLC X11SL
Bars : AX 4200 Ergo
Stem : MCFK
Seatpost : AXLightness Daedalus Selection
Saddle : AXLightness Leaf
Pedals : Look Keo Blade Ti.
Cages : Arundel Mandible
Weight : TBC

Build pics coming soon!!

Cheers,
Lig.
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dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

Looks awesome! This was the frame I was going to get if my Hi Mod didn’t come through. Looking forward to more pics. How much did frame and fork weigh?

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Kazyole
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by Kazyole

That build list is giving me feelings. What are you estimating the full build weight to be?

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Lig
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by Lig

Cheers chaps,

Would you believe I forgot to weigh the frame and forks... The frame with the BB and headset bearings was about 780g if I remember correctly.... Anyhow I have started to build it now and will post a few pics tomorrow....

Lig.

Kazyole
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by Kazyole

Lig wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:48 pm
Cheers chaps,

Would you believe I forgot to weigh the frame and forks... The frame with the BB and headset bearings was about 780g if I remember correctly.... Anyhow I have started to build it now and will post a few pics tomorrow....

Lig.
That's exciting to hear. 780 with the bb and headset? mmmmmmm

Can't wait for the pics!

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Lig
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by Lig

Build progress....

Cables, chain, pedals and chainset to fit .... Chainset on order....

Bartape - do I go black or white??
Stem and seatpost decals - do I remove them?? Hmmmmmmmm.... Initially I am thinking leave the decals and go black tape....

I am hoping that it will come in complete under 6Kg...

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Cheers,
Lig.

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Klaster1
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by Klaster1

Lig wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:01 pm
I am hoping that it will come in complete under 6Kg...
Did you mean 5kg? :P The white spokes look really grows on me.

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Lig
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by Lig

I wish... but sadly not....

I have just installed the cables and the weight is 4.78Kg....

So approx weights to add are:

Pedals 200g
Cranks 500g
Chain 250g
Bartape 50g

Which will bring the total to around 5.78Kg.

Cheers,
Lig.

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by dereksmalls

Keep the seat decal, maybe lose the stem one, although it's notmassive.

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Frame weight & size, please :)
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

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Klaster1
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by Klaster1

Lig wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:16 pm
Chain 250g
Bartape 50g
PYC chain is about ~215g (as per 4ibanez's thread), Deda Traforato is about 35g with plugs. CarbonWorks cages will save another ~40g compared to Mandibles. That's almost 100g less. If your fit works with a zero-offset seatpost, then look at Darimo T1, it's 68g for 25cm, should be significantly lighter even in your length.

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Lig
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by Lig

Cheers guys....

@Prendrefeu - Size is XL and from memory the frame with BB and headset bearings was around 780g
@Klaster1 - Thanks, I didnt know about the PYC chains, they are cheap too :D but I have a few KMCs 'in stock' and I like the black. I will check out the tape and yes I have looked at the CarbonWorks cages and might invest, although I do like the reliability of the mandibles. I will see how the seatpost performs...

Cheers,
Lig.

Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

...not just another black glossy bike. This is good stuff. Lots of good stuff.

It's one mean machine from the aggresssive drop down to the build components.

I love seeing the carbon patterns throughout the frame and stem. It just works well together.

White bar tape might look nice for awhile with your white spokes, but I gotta believe it won't stay white for long. Your machine is all business and I think black bar tape and a black saddle is the "right" choice.

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Lig
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by Lig

Thanks Johnny for your kind words...

I nearly paid extra to have the frame painted a solid colour, but so glad I didn't as it does look great in the Sun....

Yeah, black bar tape it is....

Lig.

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by 4ibanez

I agree with Jonny, maybe one more white component might be nice, IMO a saddle or a stripe of white paint (or tape) round the middle of the seatpost, or the top end Time pedals. They have a little flash of white on them IIRC. Could work...Either way, looks really nice - keep the pics coming!

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