AX Lightness wheels

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
HarryS
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by HarryS

That frame drawing is pretty well perfect! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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xrs2
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by xrs2

So, I've had these wheels for about a year now. They are a disaster.

The rims are fine, no problems there. The Dash hubs were a mess from day 1. On the front, the end cap fell off and the axle fell right out. The rear lasted for a few rides, and then became a creaking nightmare that neither I nor a bike shop could fix for more than a few rides.

Hate to criticize any small company, but I wrote Dash about these issues over a month ago and never heard back from them. I've noticed that they discontinued the hubs that I have, presumably because they were just not reliable.

All told, I've ridden these wheels a total of 10, maybe 12 times before I gave up, both from annoyance and concern for my safety. At some point I'm going to get the rims laced up to some reliable hubs.

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by bura

QUOTE:Dash Cycles was started with a single goal in mind: to push the boundaries of cycling performance. This is why each component Dash makes is developed and produced from start to finish at the Dash facilities located in Boulder, Colorado. By creating everything in-house, Dash's teams of designers and engineers are able to oversee the entire development and production processes and ensure the utmost in quality and innovation. By using the latest in materials and manufacturing processes - many of which Dash has developed specially for its components - Dash can extract every bit of performance from its products to give you, The Rider, that extra edge.

Dash is continually working towards furthering the capabilities of the bicycle and the rider. The creative team is constantly pouring new ideas to be developed into what will become the next generation in performance cycling components.UNQUOTE:

This is a quote from Dash website. What me and some others try to tell members here is that Made in the USA or other western world countries plus an exorbitant price level does not guarantee you a product any better than "cheap" far east components.What is guaranteed is less money in your account.
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by mdeth1313

Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

It really depends on which company. On the other side of this, there are plenty of stories about chinese wheels and frame issues that were pretty bad.
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bura
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by bura

mdeth1313 wrote:Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

It really depends on which company. On the other side of this, there are plenty of stories about chinese wheels and frame issues that were pretty bad.


Hi,

Exactly what I am trying to tell. What I would recommend is not to listen to forum stories. Get some far-sports wheels and/or hong-fu frame test them and you will know better. :beerchug:
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by J-Nice

Moral of this story is, don't put yourself out there to be some company's R&D monkey, and definitely don't pay full retail for the privilege.
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SWijland
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Moral of this story, stick with Tune hubs :wink:

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SWijland wrote:Moral of this story, stick with Tune hubs :wink:


Having used both, I prefer Extralite.
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