Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:17 am

All times are UTC+01:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: AX Lightness Ultra
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:31 pm
Posts: 9
Thx Guys.
This is very helpful.
I just have now to decide if I buy first the 55t or the 25t.
Both look extremely appealing to me, while I will use my zipp 202 Tubular for training.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: AX Lightness Ultra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:05 am
Posts: 45
Location: Hong Kong
bogologo wrote:
mai wrote:
For me, the ax braking is excellent. I have a pair of 24T and a pair of 55T - they outperform my Enve (6.7, old brake track) and Shimano (DA C75) sets by quite a margin.

The wheels are supplied with a black prince pads, but I've been told by the local distributor that they do not limit your choice of pads. For me, Reynolds cryo power (blue) and Campy red pads work best.


Hai Mai

Thank you very much for reply. If you would have to choose just for one of them 24 vs 55. which one would you go for?
I am stuck btw a rock and a hard place.
Thx for your answer



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


i would get the 55s if i can only choose one.

the 24s are very nice climbing wheels. they are obviously extremely light and you definitely feel it when you go up climbs - like you are in easier gears. however, they don't keep speed well on flats, so unless you do a lot of climbing, the 55s offer a better compromise. 12xxg is light enough, especially if you came from heavier wheelsets.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: AX Lightness Ultra
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:21 pm 


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: AX Lightness Ultra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:05 am
Posts: 45
Location: Hong Kong
Image
the 55s

Image
the 24s, and me passing out after a PR attempt on a 15% climb


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: AX Lightness Ultra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:52 am
Posts: 86
Both the 24 and 55 look good on your bike Mai. I had the chance to demo a set of the 24 last year and they were amazing for climbing and descending. Very good breaking for a carbon wheelset and provides confidence when pushing hard down a steep descent. Much better breaking than my Lightweight wheelset.

P.S. If anyone has a pair of 24/25T wheelset for sale, let me know as I want to pick up a set.


Cheers.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: AX Lightness Ultra
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:46 am
Posts: 26
How do the AX rims hold up? I have a pair of Corimas that I really like, but I dinged the rear rim on a railroad track this summer. Still useable, but can be some slight brake rub if pads are adjusted to close to rim. I've had other carbon tubular rims that have gone over those same tracks numerous times with no issue...


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: AX Lightness Ultra
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:12 am
Posts: 171
Location: Sydney
I have the Ultra 45C and they hold up great. The braking is very good and silent. I did try a few different skewers and have found the DT Swiss do make a noticeable difference to the stiffness of the wheels. I tried Tune and Extralite, Tune very weak clamping and Extralite better but the butted and skinny skewer has just too much stretch. So I highly recommend using these wheels and hubs with a good strong skewer.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Where to buy AX-Lightness Ultra 25T (US based)?

in Everything wheels

Noctiluxx

9

793

Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:51 am

UpFromOne View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Sub 5kg of German lightweight engineering: AX Lightness Ultra 2017

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

mrlobber

18

2047

Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:11 pm

4ibanez View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Ax-Lightness Ultra (disc) clincher - strong enough for 90kg rider?

in Everything wheels

jever98

1

434

Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:43 am

jcumpstay View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. AX Lightness 25T ERD Please

in Everything wheels

UpFromOne

0

307

Sun May 28, 2017 6:07 pm

UpFromOne View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. can not decide (AX Lightness)

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Everything wheels

bogologo

19

1323

Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:09 am

quanmer View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited