AX lightness brakes

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mariocippollini
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by mariocippollini

Anyone know the availability of the AX lightness brake calipers yet? could phone posh bikes but can't be arsed.

Plus price.

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JTC
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by JTC

Have mine already on order from Posh. Latest reply (earlier this week) was that they will be receiving first shipment in late December/early Jan. They will fill all early orders from that shipment I am guessing. Not sure if you order now weither you will have to wait for next shipment. Expect the price to be around $1000 though.

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Superlite
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by Superlite

$1000? Is that just a guess or did you talk to somebody? Seems way overpirced if correct, Don't think I'd pay more than 500, and thats too damned expensive.

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by nikh

JTC wrote:Expect the price to be around $1000 though.


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by Florian

Superlite wrote:$1000? Is that just a guess or did you talk to somebody? Seems way overpirced if correct, Don't think I'd pay more than 500, and thats too damned expensive.

Offical price on the Eurobike was 950 Euro (incl. VAT), but it wasn't 100% sure if this will be the final price.
Currently Axel needs 3 days to manufacture one pair, that's the reason why they're so expensive.

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tunecampa
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by tunecampa

Read this:

875,- Euros, includes *f##k* nokon shit

http://dk-community.de/tour/showthread. ... ss+bremsen

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Thats crazy! Guess these will never find there way to my bike. Oh well, my CAT brakes are just as light, but carbon would have been cool.

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by spytech

I am thinking of getting the CAT brakes also. Just as soon as Fed ex pays for my missing FSA cranks that i just found on the 6th floor of my building Still SEALED :lol: it took me 2 months but they will pay for it.

I think $1000 is too much for brakes, unless you have it like that. but still thats $25 shy of my frame for and headset.

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Ye Olde Balde One
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by Ye Olde Balde One

But reason says I'd be best served by getting a set of CAT or FRM brakes.
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spytech
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I hear FRM brakes dont brake that well. whats the price difference from the CAT's

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Delpi
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by Delpi

This in the new Advanced Carbon brakes
Claimed Weight: 210gr with pads (front and rear) :D
Price: 485 Euro (front and rear) :cry:
Dual Pivot
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benz76
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by benz76

Hi...
Italian importer of Advanced Composites bikes&parts is in my town.
I'll ask him immediatly how much do those carbon brakes cost in Italy!
I hope I can give you the price soon... and real weight also...:!: :!:

Bye, Benz.

benz76
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by benz76

:lol: Sorry, I forgot to mention that also AX-Lightness Italian importer (O.Beltrami) lives in my town...

I'll ask him too actual price&weight of "his" carbon brakes...

Bye, Benz.

mariocippollini
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by mariocippollini

Cheers guys, thanks for the help and the pics of the advanced brakes.

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by doozer

are the CAT brakes dual pivot? The FRM are pretty naff at stopping a bike so I've heard. I know one guy who uses them on carbon rims but then he only really ever races on closed circuits and tracks so no mega breaking efforts are really required..

40mph on a wet descent.. I wouldn't like to say :shock:

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