I have never written that Ax is not in the zone i spoke of, have i?
I suggest most of these super thin wall frames are in the risk zone.
So you intentionally and willfully ride a dangerous, deadly, unsafe bike? Why? Does the risk and reward formula justify it for you? Is the ride so wonderful that it is worth risking your life every time you go for a ride?
I wish i could explain better, to make you see why i am writing this.
I must point out, i am never here to be rude.
For me, i find it a bad mistake getting angry and writing in anger.
There is no good reason.
I mean i think when we go under a sweetspot for durability, i think we risk to open a can of worms.
It's a risk level that more than double going from an already low weight to a lower one.
From certain levels of manufacturing, to a new level, i think the risks increase exponentially.
I am not an engineer and certainly have no skills when it comes to mastering carbon.
But if we rewind for a moment to Pinarello F8X at 780 grams (+/-8%) and 600 gram Extralite.
We see a difference of +30% in weight in Pinarello.
There is a reason why some manufacturers will not go below certain weights.
The reason i assume we can imagine is durability and with that, safety.
Why did it take THM ten years to develop a crank lighter than Clavicula Road to Clavicula SE as an example!?
Why you fall back on me and my Ax Lightness i can understand in some ways and some not.
Let me say this, this was my first project into building a light weight bike.
For some reasons i began to look things up.
Over a few years i have been in contact with both dealers, manufacturers and other people in the business and ofcourse, common bikers.
This have made me think about this in a wider angle.
I rather not set out to bad mouth anyone or any brand. This is why i like to not name brands or people.
In this case i used Rolo, which might have been bad of me.
I am glad Dexter came in and nicely sorted things out here.
But still i should not have named Rolo.
It was my bad, i admit this.
But if you are so curious of why, i could tell it to you.
I have my reasons and my own "eye opener".
It was for some experiences i actually began to seek more information.
I have also talked to people who know they could have been severly injured today because they had terrible accidents using light weight frames.
This when frames simply just broke right off from a sudden crack or an unseen one.
It is always when things has happened we start to wonder why, how and what did i do and / or what failed this time and not the last.
Some things simply never trouble us untill it has happened.
Be well, ride safe and be nice.