Ax-lightness Vial EVO Race build

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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yeah, the dropbox links are not good, I will re up everything..

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ok, sorry about the false start! Tried again, let me know if you can see them!

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Yes got them now thanks, looks great. !!

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Rode the ee brakes in the rain yesterday and I couldn't believe how good they were. Better than my DA 9000. I had to toe them in slightly when the pads were fresh to get rid of a slight front wheel shudder, but the simple toe in sorted that out no problem!

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Saddle has been unreal.

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Could you put up a build list? I'd be interested to see the weights of all the components.

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by wheelbuilder

Such a nicely done build. Looks really good. Those chainstays are so thin! I would have thought the frame would be flexy under power. Glad the ride report says otherwise!

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The most recent issue of German Tour-Magazin has a test of the VIAL evo Ultra (I haven't seen it yet so maybe one of our German friends can upload it it here at some point?) I was told the test showed a lateral stiffness of 101 Nm/deg and a BB stiffness of 68N/mm and that the bike is among the stiffest they tested (and scores the best grade in both of these disciplines) whilst still being very comfortable and also adequately aero.

More importantly I can at least say from personal experience I have never ridden a stiffer more responsive frame. Very very happy. Now maybe I should start saving for some new Ax wheels ;)

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Couldn't help myself :)

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by DEADRE

Question regarding the liners inside the frame.

I'm trying to build my AX Vial Evo D this week and have no experience with the liners. Brake cables that I will be using is either Aican or Alligator I link.

When you applied the rear brake cables on the frame, did you use the liner that was included inside the frame & just added to the length by adding to the front & back of it (so in total, there is 3 liners connected together).
Or did you just removed the rear liners completely & just used 1 liner piece?

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The black liner included with the frame I just used as a guide, pushed an inner through the guide and frame, then slipped the liner off and used the inner as the guide for the jagwire link liner.

So I kept the single liner in one piece all the way through and threaded the links on the rear. I highly recommend using one long piece of liner. I also really like the jagwire stuff, been unreal and very easy to install. I did however upgrade the teflon coated inners with the new super slick polished stainless jagwire cables. They are noticeably smoother than plain stainless or coated, plus there is nothing to come off and gunk up the liners like teflon coatings eventually do.

Shout out if you need any more info.

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The new Trek Emonda 2 rim brake frame stiffness;
88Nm/Deg headtube stiffness
56N/mm Bottom Bracket stiffness

to compare ax;
101 Nm/deg HT
68N/mm BB

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