Advice on climbing frame

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

Surprised no one mentioned the Ax Lightness Vial Evo Ultra. I wonder what its weight is now though, heard there was a weight increase a while back. They seemed ashamed of it; its touted as a light frame but the website declined to mention the frameset weight at all

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Miller
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by Miller

This is a climbing frame.

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Lafolie
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by Lafolie

that Crow looks pretty interesting and a UK company . Yes, been also looking at the VAM . I think my heart is leaning towards the Scalatore , but I haven't made my mind up yet. cheers

Lafolie
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by Lafolie

I'm also going to check out Werking

Seedster
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by Seedster

Some great suggestions offered. Since you’re looking for something special and light, I would look at the following:

1. Sarto Seta
2. Sarto Asola
3. WR Compositi Valcava Alpha
4. Crumpton T5 Superlight
5. Colnago V3RS



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Lafolie
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by Lafolie

The new Sarto Seta looks amazing

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by burglarboycie

Miller wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:11 pm
This is a climbing frame.

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I very nearly spat coffee all over myself!! :lol: :thumbup:

mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

Wilier Zero.6
Speedplay is the devil!

Lafolie
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by Lafolie

the other frame possibly is a Legend 11.5

Seedster
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by Seedster

If Bertoletti's Ti frames are indication of the carbon, it will be a great option.

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by moonoi

rlanger wrote:The Chapter 2 Huru is a great bike and incredibly light.

Got a chance to test ride one earlier this year and was pretty smitten.

Actually rode all of C2's offerings and the Huru was by far my favorite if the bunch.
This is a great option, but then I'm slightly biased

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by Lafolie

moonoi wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:33 am
rlanger wrote:The Chapter 2 Huru is a great bike and incredibly light.

Got a chance to test ride one earlier this year and was pretty smitten.

Actually rode all of C2's offerings and the Huru was by far my favorite if the bunch.
This is a great option, but then I'm slightly biased

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just reading up on them

shotgun
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by shotgun

mdeth1313 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Wilier Zero.6
I'm pretty happy with the Scalatore, but my buddy's Zero.6 is giving me a run for my money. Our builds are both neck and neck at 5.8kg.
2018 Giant TCR Advance SL0 Disc
2017 Festka Scalatore
1989 Battaglin Roche
1985 Alan Carbonio

StevenH72
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by StevenH72

Two already mentioned:

Canyon Ultimate CF Evo and Facotr 02 VAM. Both incredibly good frames and perfect for a super light, but high performing climbing build.

I've also heard that Festka's quality control is pretty poor and was the main reason I didn't go that way when purchasing mine. I went with FiftyOne based in Ireland. Love their frames. Not the lightest at 890g for the frame, but built up with Enve 3.4's, Enve finishing kit (incl aero road bars) and eTap it weighs in at 6.7kg which was fine for me.

mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

Chapter2 = NeilPryde.
Speedplay is the devil!

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