Thompson Elite "Tuned"

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MrRedRaider
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by MrRedRaider

Super_fast wrote:How much do the yokes from Ax Lightness cost?

8.2 euro a piece, cost me $35 shipped to Tx, also covering paypal fees.

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djconnel wrote:
MrRedRaider wrote:I suppose you could file down the yokes to match the angle of the rails.


Good point. The rear clamp has a nice angle. The front clamp is not parallel/normal to the rails. I suspect it would be difficult to file, as the relevant surface is curved: filing could well end up reducing the contact area rather than increase it.


Doug the rear bolt looks a bit too long. It would stink to damage your saddle on a hard bump.
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Well, the saddle doesn't flex that much, but I agree: that's a stock KCNC bolt, and it's too long for this post.

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Have you test rode the setup yet?? I'm very tempted to do this to my thomson post as well...I have a slr carbonio saddle and I am a 'lil concerned about sharp edges cutting into the carbon rails.

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Lynskey seatposts use a carbon lower cradle...but is it interchangable with a Thomson?? Anyone have a clue?

http://www.lynskeyperformance.com/a/pag ... atpost.php

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Orbea Oiz - xxxx
MSC Koncept Carbon Di2 - 6955g
Leichtkraft Team Carbon - 6868g.

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by BmanX

That would bring down my cut post to 118g and be way cooler than my old KCNC.
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krzysiekmz wrote:http://smud-carbon.eu/


Any idea when this kit will be available? Also would it be suitable for off road too? BTW very excellent looking.
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That's the same weight savings I got from the KCNC hardware. Very impressive.

I inspected the saddle rails with my finger to look for nicks, and didn't find any from the KCNC. Kevin @ Bike Nüt recommended Al tape on carbon rails to help protect them from KCNC clamps. I'm going to try this as well.

Dan

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That kit should be avaidable this month or in 1-2 weeks. In fact some people are already using it. Comparing to KCNC it has a full support for the rails.

Chris.
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by BmanX

Well like I mentioned I just picked up a Masterpiece post and would love to test out this new carbon set up with ti bolts. Let me know when I can buy a set or even test a set which I still do not mind paying for. There is nothing like testing these out on the west coast of Canada on the killer hills we have here. I might even put another set on my road build if it works out great.

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handierthanandy
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by handierthanandy

http://www.luescherteknik.com.au/index.php?p=1_19 has the carbon upper and lower cradle for $130.....at least thats what he qouted me.

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I think the version that you posted does not come with the ti bits and the other version does which I hope will be about the same price if possible.
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Toronto Cycles sells the Ti bits.

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I know that but then you have to buy them from someone else and pay extra shipping. If someone can offer all of it at once, it helps.
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