The Alpha is a FULL custom frame, i.e. besides geometry and paint jobs we also customize the layup of the tubes as well as well as the tube shapes themselves.
Our intention is to offer a perfect racing machine with an as high as possible degree of customization and room for individualism, not necessarily simply a light frame per se.
This is the future for carbon frames. Hard to do if you've based your manufacturing in Asia and charge an arm and a leg for cookie-cutter frames all made in the same factory.
One frame for instance has been following a Bavarian theme with Bavarian scenery, flag, beer mugs and Weißwurst. That very frame will be auctioned for the children anti-cancer foundation next month.
That is excellent. Absolutely a great gesture on the part of AX Lightness.
Final pricing as well as info on availability will be available shortly.
Whatever the price is, that is a lot of work to put into a frame. The custom options seem almost endless.
I am intrigued by the fact that Axel said they have a database of other brand carbon frames and can customize carbon tubes to whichever frame feel a customer would prefer. So let's say someone prefers their Giant but aren't crazy about the geometry-you can customize the geometry and Axel can dial in the precise tube configurations so the frame can ride just like one.
A lot of innovation with this latest offering from AX Lightness.
Out of curiosity-how many employees does AX have doing all this work? It can't possibly be a one-man operation...
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