Mortop?

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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chrism
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by chrism

Anybody know anything about them? They've got a very light flat bar (85g) at a decent price, but have never heard of them, and a search here doesn't reveal anything!
No scales on the trails

Raxel
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by Raxel

It is unbelievably light... (AND it allows barends!)
Their headset is also claimed to be EXTRA light (66gr INCLUDING TOP CAP!) and cheap (only $32)

Anyone want to give them a try?

by Weenie


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by jmartpr

any websites?

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by krzysiekmz

Web:

http://www.mortopbike.com/product/main.php

The headset really weights the same as Tune Bubu(or less!) and is just a copy of it. With the bar I'm sure the weight is also correct therefore it makes me wonder what is the difference between let's say AX-Lightness :?: I could have paid like 3 times less for basically the same weight...

Chris.
Orbea Oiz - xxxx
MSC Koncept Carbon Di2 - 6955g
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Raxel
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by Raxel

Asian brands started to make real WW parts... KCNC parts are as good as other alloy WW parts. Woodman's carbo EL seatpost weighs almost the same as AX lightness at 1/3 price. Trigon makes 93gr carbon saddle at $120... (branded as cycle king or something)

Copperband
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by Copperband

The headset weights are real and I'm using one on my bike currently.

Here's some pics of the semi integrated and the other on a scale.

This weight is with the topcap
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This is without the topcap
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Enjoy :wink:

Raxel
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by Raxel

So the handlebar is lighter than schmolke SL barend version and 14gr heavier than AX lightness hera handlebar.

:shock:

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Starter
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by Starter

raxel wrote:So the handlebar is lighter than schmolke SL barend version and 14gr heavier than AX lightness hera handlebar.

:shock:

The new asian stuff
Will expose how overpriced
Weight weenie brands are

A four hundred clam
Handlebar is larceny
No matter how light
Oof.

slim83
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by slim83

Where did you find the prices? I did not see them.

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Batas
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by Batas

They seem to make a fairly nice product...

My headset:
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Another "cheapo" seatpost (34,9mm 186g):

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As for the handlebar, it looks very appealing!

plumzbrad
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by plumzbrad

where are they based?

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chrisMTB
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by chrisMTB

I have been using the semi-integrated headset, no problems so far. :D

chrism
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by chrism

plumzbrad wrote:where are they based?

Have a guess!

slim83 wrote:Where did you find the prices? I did not see them.

I searched and found prices on ebay.
No scales on the trails

slim83
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by slim83

yeah, I found them there, but was not sure what actual retail was. They are very reasonable on ebay but was curious because on ebay he said his prices were going up soon.

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Raxel
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by Raxel

It seems that lots of people rushed to buy the headset on ebay..
Ebay seller increased the price 2X!!!!!!!
:twisted:

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