AX LIGHTNESS ORION BRAKES:
- You know that feeling, on a standard brand of brakes (Sram / Shimano / Campy) you would account that I should start pressing the brakes here. But w/ the AX, you will need to double that feeling or a great amount of distance to assure that when you break, is at that precise point that you have anticipated to stop
AX LIGHTNESS MORPHEUS CRANKSET:
Non – drive side of the crankset, just above were you install the pedals, needs more volume of carbon layup. Carbon is just coming undone due to the pedal strokes
EARLYIER AX LIGHTNESS FRAMES:
VIAL (1st generation), Alpha, S1 & Swift (Sculp) all of the rear derailleur hangers are glued on, once the glue comes undone, frame is practically useless, unless you want to convert it to a fix bike.
THM CLAVICLE SE CRANKSET (design flawed):
- Using it on an AX Vial Evo frame. None drive side of the cranks, I scratch my head & wonder why did THM, did not just apply the same axle diameter in the drive side as to the non-drive side. Instead they implement that spacer cone plastic to compensate for that missing diameter, as a result it does not spin freely as the standard crankset.
To sort a fix this problem, I noticed that spacer cone plastic diameter is wider than the drive side axle, so I sand it down. It spins more than before, but it’s still not at it’s potential.
https://www.thm.bike/en/spare-parts/cla ... se-61.html
- The bolt / plug that goes on the non-drive side, goes loose during rides. Came off the frame, luckily I was near a bikeshop, or else I would have been walking home.
THM FORK STEERING TUBE, (came w/ the AX frame):
- That whole system of not using a compression plug & implementing that sort a integrated plug. If you tighten it to some degree, you end up ripping off the threads of the steering tube. For some reason as well, when you tighten the top cap, it eats up the steering fork head (something is wrong with the carbon)
- Rear shifting, to go 1 gear down, you need to shift down twice (Campy). With the brakes, they are ok and does the job.
CAMAGNOLO BRAND REAR HUBS (Campagnolo bora ultra):
- The springs to hold the pawls in place: you would think that in that area were so much action is taking place that they would Design this concept where there is a component that is sensitive and really can not handle the stress that cycling offers. This spring is holding the pawls that allows that rear wheel to spin when pedaling, when that gets damage, the pawls will not grip into the teeth’s of the free hub thus your not going nowhere.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-Ful ... SwlxRaWOqq
SCHMOLKE TLO CLINCHER RIMS:
- It’s so light that it can not hold speed. On my commute to work, there is a segment that I normally hit 29 on a ZIPP, but with these wheels, I could not go pass 25. Sold it and ended going back to ZIPP
It seems when a cycling part is light in weight, it goes hand in hand that it’s overall function / performance will be flawed!
- Tune magnesium spacers
- Alligator I link housing (both)
- AX lightness brake pad holders, saddle, seat post cradle & yoke
- Schmolke headset top cap & bar end plugs & screws
- THM handlebars & stem
- Shimano titanium shifter clamps
- Tiso front derailleur
- Carbon TI carbon chainring