Extralite Ultrastar

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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lemmy999
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by lemmy999

I just received my Extralite Ultrastar in the mail yesterday for my EC90 SLX fork. It doesn't look anything like the pictures I have seen of it. The 2 middle parts that screw together look the same, but instead of a rubber piece with two rubber o-rings, it is an aluminum piece with two rubber o-rings. And the o-rings look smaller. It looks like every other compression plug (but just without the top cap and bolt). This is what I thought it would look like:

http://www.extralite.com/Products/compo ... _anglo.htm

When did they change them? It still weighs 8-9grams.
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clingenpeel
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by clingenpeel

I purchased one about 2 weeks ago, and it was NOT like the pic on the web, but as you describe. There was a a thread on this site about not being able to get them tight (they where slipping when trying to compress the headset), which I experienced also. But, as someone in the other thread mentioned, I was able to get it tight enough to allow me to get the compression screw tight enough for the headset to be secure.

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by bikemesenger

In the picture you posted the black piece that looks like it is plastic or rubber is actually alloy.

iubike
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by iubike

Is it the correct weight? If so then who cares.

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lemmy999
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by lemmy999

Yes it is the correct weight, but I had read that many had problems with the ec90 SLX and most plugs wouldn't work with it. The Ultrastar was one of the few that would, and then when I got it, it looked different than every picture I had seen of the Ultrastar. I just wanted to make sure I had the right thing. Weight may be important, but functionality is much more important....if it wasn't I would have just used the beartrap.

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madcow
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by madcow

The picture is the old version. Post a picture of yours, and I'll let you know if it's the new one. If you can't post a pic of yours, I can put up a pic of the new one later today when I get a chance.

lemmy999
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by lemmy999

I will post a picture later today when I get home.

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Mads Kock
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by Mads Kock

This is what my Ultrastar looks like:

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lemmy999
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by lemmy999

That is the way mine looks. Even with it at the smallest setting, it is going to be a tight fit in the EC90 SLX. I can't imagine having any problems with the Ultrastar slipping as tighten the headset. Others have said the inside of the steerer was slick, but mine is fairly rough.

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by madcow

That is the new one.

On some forks we have reduced the thickness of the outer plates and removed the o rings to get it to fit, you may have to do that.

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