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AX lightness brakes
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:21 pm
Anyone know the availability of the AX lightness brake calipers yet? could phone posh bikes but can't be arsed.
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:00 pm
Have mine already on order from Posh. Latest reply (earlier this week) was that they will be receiving first shipment in late December/early Jan. They will fill all early orders from that shipment I am guessing. Not sure if you order now weither you will have to wait for next shipment. Expect the price to be around $1000 though.
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:05 pm
$1000? Is that just a guess or did you talk to somebody? Seems way overpirced if correct, Don't think I'd pay more than 500, and thats too damned expensive.
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:06 pm
JTC wrote:Expect the price to be around $1000 though.
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:11 pm
Superlite wrote:$1000? Is that just a guess or did you talk to somebody? Seems way overpirced if correct, Don't think I'd pay more than 500, and thats too damned expensive.
Offical price on the Eurobike was 950 Euro (incl. VAT), but it wasn't 100% sure if this will be the final price.
Currently Axel needs 3 days to manufacture one pair, that's the reason why they're so expensive.
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:22 pm
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:23 pm
Thats crazy! Guess these will never find there way to my bike. Oh well, my CAT brakes are just as light, but carbon would have been cool.
Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:39 am
I am thinking of getting the CAT brakes also. Just as soon as Fed ex pays for my missing FSA cranks that i just found on the 6th floor of my building Still SEALED
it took me 2 months but they will pay for it.
I think $1000 is too much for brakes, unless you have it like that. but still thats $25 shy of my frame for and headset.
I'd like a set....
Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:43 am
But reason says I'd be best served by getting a set of CAT or FRM brakes.
Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:53 am
I hear FRM brakes dont brake that well. whats the price difference from the CAT's
Advanced Carbon Brake
Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:11 am
This in the new Advanced Carbon brakes
Claimed Weight: 210gr with pads (front and rear)
Price: 485 Euro (front and rear)
Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 11:26 am
Italian importer of Advanced Composites bikes&parts is in my town.
I'll ask him immediatly how much do those carbon brakes cost in Italy!
I hope I can give you the price soon... and real weight also...
Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 11:29 am
Sorry, I forgot to mention that also AX-Lightness Italian importer (O.Beltrami) lives in my town...
I'll ask him too actual price&weight of "his" carbon brakes...
Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:53 pm
Cheers guys, thanks for the help and the pics of the advanced brakes.
Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:59 pm
are the CAT brakes dual pivot? The FRM are pretty naff at stopping a bike so I've heard. I know one guy who uses them on carbon rims but then he only really ever races on closed circuits and tracks so no mega breaking efforts are really required..
40mph on a wet descent.. I wouldn't like to say