ax-lightness frame with 580gr?

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kingtom
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the german magazine roadbike has written something about a new frame from ax-lightness with about 580gr :shock:

who knows more? has anybody more infos?

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The frame name is AX-Lightness ALPHA
http://www.light-bikes.de/website/new/2 ... -580-gramm
http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7086

Weight: 580 g in size S
Price (frame): 3900 €
Price (frame+fork+headset): 4600 €

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:shock: The weight oh my.......
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Holy crap. I'm glad I didn't make any big expenses yet...
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We have no idea how small a size S is, but Nils said that they will announce weights and stiffness numbers for all sizes "shortly"(my translation).

Should be interesting.

I like the early warning so that I can start saving my lunch money, but weight speculation of a given size/geo with or without RD hanger and so on is pointless. :smartass:

My money is on 647g for a 54 horizontal TT. :mrgreen:
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My insider connection leaked this photo of the prototype:

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Here's it being tested at the velodrome :wink:

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Allright! It is real guys. I've seen the Proto pics and it looks great! I really think that AX can live up to their claim.
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Between giving 8000euros for the Cervelo California or 3900euros for this one I wonder where most will put their savings :) Im feeling tempted!
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I've been waiting for this kind of development, ever since I started checking out those crazy light German frames.
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stolen here:

http://www.forum.light-bikes.de/showthread.php?t=12893

Since Nils provided the pic I hope it's okay.

and I hope the pic isn't too large?
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I'm agnostic on that fork: it looks like a wind bucket. But maybe not. In other regards, it looks very promising!

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ok 580g sound OK...but for what stiffnes?

bike on picture looks incredible!

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I'm not worried about stiffness as much as practical function.

That said, we now have to define the word "production" so we can start to call a winner in the "production" weight class. I'm siting hear thumping my brain trying to figure out if there is a frame sold that isn't "produced".

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