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AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:41 pm
by xrs2
My AX Lightness SRT42/Dash wheel set is arriving today!

I've been riding alloy tubular wheels for years, and this is my very first set of CF tubular wheels. Should be ~880 g. Already have some FMBs stretching.

Just thought I'd share the joy as I sit here trying to work.

AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:41 pm
by Weenie

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:51 pm
by gumgardner
Let us know how you like them...especially the hubs.

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:18 am
by Frankie - B
Wishing you a lot of happy km's on that set!

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:46 am
by theremery
Ohhhhhh poop. I'm feeling the green eyed monster of jealousy build up in me right now. That is 2 brands that I have some serious time for. I LOVE my dash hubs and think Weston is a bit of a genius. Veronica/Mira hubset? Hmmmmm SRT 42....you may have just given me an idea :) (my 49mm chinese ultralights died this week and the hubs are going to be orphans for a while).....off to do some research.

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:51 pm
by mnmasotto
Which dash hubs did you get? I would love to see a few photos.
Mark

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:53 am
by xrs2
Dash built them for me with the Mira-Veronica hubs. 16 front, 20 rear. I weigh 135-140, so please don't worry about the spoke count :D

I should have read my e-mail more closely...they sent me the front wheel, but the rear rim for the wheel is held up in customs. So right now I have one front wheel. I'm on day 2 of the gluing process, and provided I can find some 40 mm extenders (I have 60 mm and they are way too long!) I will be gluing on a 25 mm FMB tomorrow.

Of course that does me no good, but I can take a picture for you....and in case you're wondering why I'm using a 25 mm tire, those are what I have on hand that are appropriately aged.

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:27 pm
by cerro
AX-Lightness, Dash and FMBtires. You have to show us some pictures when your finished. Seems like a lovely combination :)

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:27 am
by xrs2
Front wheel all glued up and ready to go...now I just have to 1) wait for the rear wheel and 2) wait for Mr English to finish my bike (some time next month)!

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:53 am
by mnmasotto
I love the DASH hubs. How are they for durability. Are they made for racing? I would love a set of the Nikki/Monica hubs for my next wheels assuming they can take the pressure of a 175lb rider.

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:07 am
by xrs2
I can't answer that question directly, both because I haven't ridden the wheels yet and because I only weigh ~140 lbs.

I was told the Mira/Veronica hubs were used in cyclocross successfully last year; just as a guess they'd probably hold up for you. The Mira/Veronica set have a weight limit of 176 lbs (80 kg), the Nikki/Monica set have a 220-lb (100 kg) limit.

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:40 pm
by xrs2
A few pictures here...

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Just waiting for the rear wheel and, more importantly, the bike they'll be going on and I'll have a review.

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:17 pm
by SWijland
Mr English?.. This is going to be one hell of a nice bike! :thumbup:

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:38 pm
by xrs2
Yes, I'm looking forward to it.

In my case, custom really makes sense. I crushed a disc in my neck about 3 years ago in a bike accident; it's tough to find an ultralight bike that provides only the small amount of saddle/bar drop I need without a giant tower of spacers. Plus the bike is specifically intended for ultra distances--my preferred mode of riding--and is designed to provide stable, predictable handling when I'm exhausted.

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:35 am
by SWijland
I am also waiting for Rob to build me something. In my case it is just a fork/stem combo unfortunately :?

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:35 am
by Weenie

Re: AX Lightness wheels

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:36 pm
by xrs2