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 Post subject: Mortop?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:59 pm 
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Anybody know anything about them? They've got a very light flat bar (85g) at a decent price, but have never heard of them, and a search here doesn't reveal anything!

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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:51 am 
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It is unbelievably light... (AND it allows barends!)
Their headset is also claimed to be EXTRA light (66gr INCLUDING TOP CAP!) and cheap (only $32)

Anyone want to give them a try?


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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:34 am 
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any websites?

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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:26 am 
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http://www.mortopbike.com/product/main.php

The headset really weights the same as Tune Bubu(or less!) and is just a copy of it. With the bar I'm sure the weight is also correct therefore it makes me wonder what is the difference between let's say AX-Lightness :?: I could have paid like 3 times less for basically the same weight...

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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:46 am 
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Asian brands started to make real WW parts... KCNC parts are as good as other alloy WW parts. Woodman's carbo EL seatpost weighs almost the same as AX lightness at 1/3 price. Trigon makes 93gr carbon saddle at $120... (branded as cycle king or something)


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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:42 am 
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The headset weights are real and I'm using one on my bike currently.

Here's some pics of the semi integrated and the other on a scale.

This weight is with the topcap
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This is without the topcap
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Enjoy :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:43 am 
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So the handlebar is lighter than schmolke SL barend version and 14gr heavier than AX lightness hera handlebar.

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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:42 am 
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raxel wrote:
So the handlebar is lighter than schmolke SL barend version and 14gr heavier than AX lightness hera handlebar.

:shock:

The new asian stuff
Will expose how overpriced
Weight weenie brands are

A four hundred clam
Handlebar is larceny
No matter how light

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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:20 am 
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Where did you find the prices? I did not see them.


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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:43 am 
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They seem to make a fairly nice product...

My headset:
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Another "cheapo" seatpost (34,9mm 186g):

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As for the handlebar, it looks very appealing!

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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:42 pm 
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where are they based?


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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:56 pm 
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I have been using the semi-integrated headset, no problems so far. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:43 pm 
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plumzbrad wrote:
where are they based?

Have a guess!

slim83 wrote:
Where did you find the prices? I did not see them.

I searched and found prices on ebay.

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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:55 am 
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yeah, I found them there, but was not sure what actual retail was. They are very reasonable on ebay but was curious because on ebay he said his prices were going up soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Mortop?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:58 am 
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It seems that lots of people rushed to buy the headset on ebay..
Ebay seller increased the price 2X!!!!!!!
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