New 160g rim from ax lightness

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Raxel
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by Raxel

Just saw this pic from FWB's twitter.. ( http://twitpic.com/i8fzn )

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They are 50~60gr lighter than edge 1.25 rim for a set so we can make ~660gr wheelset with stock parts? :shock:
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Looks very nice. I'm excited to see how they turn out. However we know they won't be priced competitively with Edge. Probably cost an arm and a leg due to being German. Also, how is it 50-60g lighter? I know the Edge 1.25's come in ~195g. Looking at more like 30-35g max difference.
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53x12 wrote:I know the Edge 1.25's come in ~195g. Looking at more like 30-35g max difference.


For a set. The lightest 1.25 rims I have seen weigh ~188gr and ax rims are 55gr lighter than those..
And my 1.25 set weighs 415gr for a set (I am very bad at drawing lots) so they are 93gr lighter than my set. :shock:

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Sorry Raxel, I had a brain fart and misread what you wrote. From the picture they look very nice. It will be interesting to see how the production versions turn out.

Any idea on a price point for them? I'm guessing a pretty penny. Maybe close to $1500-2000 a rim or am I over estimating? AX parts tend to be on the pricey side. Is this their first endeavor with making rims?
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WOW! that weight for a rim is crazy!! Unless AX is trying to fool us, and that it is really a 20 inch rim :lol:

Anyone has some info's on the crank's?

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Rim price is going to be 650Eur and there is also a 42mm version and a 200g tubular MTB rim. The crank will be sub800Eur.
Step by at the FWB booth at Interbike to get more concrete info.
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Not bad at 650 Euro, I was expecting much higher. Does AX drill or mold their holes?
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pk0r wrote:Rim price is going to be 650Eur and there is also a 42mm version and a 200g tubular MTB rim. The crank will be sub800Eur.
Step by at the FWB booth at Interbike to get more concrete info.
:mrgreen:


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So they are $1900 for a set? the price seems to be reasonable for ax products.. :mrgreen:
Any info on the weight of new AX lightness crankset?

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Any info on the weight of the 42mm vertion of the rim? :) and when are the rims going to be avalible?

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Relax and "weight" for Interbike, all info will be unveiled there. :D
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I think Pandora's box has already been opened. :)
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53x12 wrote:...Does AX drill or mold their holes?

The rim in the FWB photo does not have holes, suggesting it's a prototype, display item, or the holes are drilled rather than molded in.
Just some speculation.

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53x12 form the pic i don't see any holes so they must be drilled.

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The holes are molded and the rim in the picture has 20h (yes it is a 28in rim as well).
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The rim - both road and mtb - was also seen on Eurobike. I looked nice and the wheelset felt pretty light :D
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