New Extralite carbon frame

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

No, please keep the external cable routing. Internal is a useless PITA.
Threaded BB option would be heaven.

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by Gehenna

RussellS wrote:
Gehenna wrote:
RussellS wrote:
Gehenna wrote:No point in enjoying the climb if i'm gonna fear for my life on the other side of the mountain.

Where in my post did i say people were dying? I said it would be disconcerting, not dangerous.


Your original quote was "fear for my life". An English speaker would consider that "dying".

At dictionary.com the definition of disconcerting is: disturbing to one's composure or self-possession; upsetting, discomfiting.
At dictionary.com the definition of dangerous is: full of danger or risk; causing danger; perilous; risky; hazardous; unsafe, able or likely to cause physical injury.

I'd say dying and fear for life fits the definition of dangerous better than disconcerting.

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

That is an amazing weight, even if it is for their smallest size! And I'm pretty sure it doesn't cost as much as an RCA...

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An italian shop working closely with Extralite has built up one with a Sram Red at 3.77kg.

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by kgt

Extralite is the simple proof of the fact that even a small company can make a very well designed, reliable and superlight bike component. I would get it over anything from Cervelo or Cannondale. I even like the integrated seatmast.

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So....no ride reports, no long term reviews, no info whatsoever, but it's "well designed and reliable".......really?

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goodboyr wrote:So....no ride reports, no long term reviews, no info whatsoever, but it's "well designed and reliable".......really?

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in fairness he did say bicycle components ... everything I've used from Extralite has been solid. They are my go to hubs. I have heard of faceplate issues on the stems, but has not happened to me personally.

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by sunki

Very light. Rigidity?

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by pdlpsher1

Their issue with the Hyperstem is well documented. Also I recently took off my Aliens 4 QRs as they don't have enough clamping force for my 62kg body and 210w FTP.

Does anyone know of a weight limit for this frame?


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by tonytourist

I have the Aliens 4 and they work perfectly. You must be doing something wrong.
This frame looks awesome, really looking forward to seeing more photos.

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by RussellS

kgt wrote:I even like the integrated seatmast.


I failed to notice the integrated seatpost when I first saw the picture. Big, big negative. It is surprising they were able to get the weight down to 596 grams WITH the integrated seatpost. I would think an ISP would increase the frame weight. Might be lighter overall by replacing the seatpost.

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by KWalker

Internal cable routing is not a PITA really with the various cable routing kits out. When I had cables I liked it. If you run a sealed housing system especially you end up with a cable system that takes a lot longer to gunk up and shift slowly, it looks cleaner, and with wired systems it's a no-brainer.
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by thprice

micky wrote:An italian shop working closely with Extralite has built up one with a Sram Red at 3.77kg.
Are there any links to it?

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by kgt

goodboyr wrote:So....no ride reports, no long term reviews, no info whatsoever, but it's "well designed and reliable".......really?

You have never used anything from Extralite, right?

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thprice wrote:
micky wrote:An italian shop working closely with Extralite has built up one with a Sram Red at 3.77kg.
Are there any links to it?
My buddy from Bikeonline.it built this particular bike for a customer. With the chosen parts, it costs about €13000. Check out the gallery over here: https://www.facebook.com/bikeonline.it/posts/1286365061435066

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