Just another black glossy carbon bike... BENOTTI by AX Lightness...

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Lig
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by Lig

Hi guys and thanks for the kind responses,

Bruno2000 - I have had the brakes for a number of years now and have 'gone through' a few sets of LW wheels. I did the Etape Du Dales a few years ago in the rain with these brakes and a set of LW clinchers and they were just fine - but yes compared to new DA or direct mount calipers there will be a difference, but so long as you know and adapt then I have no issues with them at all....

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Lig.

rexyi1990
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by rexyi1990

Wow, 6kg would not be a problem, I think it is whether it can blew 5kg, hah :thumbup:

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Not a big fan of XL frame builts. But this one is exceptional. Well done LIG.
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Lig
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by Lig

Hi Rexyi1990 - its done - please see the images at the bottom of page 2 - final weight is 5.72Kg so not under 5kg sadly!!
Bura - thanks, yes generally the larger the frame the more ugly the build - A good saddle to bar drop and deep rims always help :D

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Lig.

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I am loving it, Chris :!: :thumbup:
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by Seedster

The Meilenstein Weiss editions look great on this frame.

Speaking from experience, it's not easy to make a big bike look good. You nailed it with this superlight build. How stiff is the frame?

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by TonyM

The Garmin mount definitely needs to be replaced with a premium carbon expensive one!

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Lig
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by Lig

Thanks guys...

Seedster - thanks, the frame is super stiff and comfy at the same time. I think this is due to the 27.2 AX seatpost that has a fair amount of flex.. I did think due to the weight it could be a bit flexy but not at all, in fact the opposite. Same goes for the cranks, I was a bit dubious when ordering, but they are so well made and very very solid indeed. There is no movement of the rings at all when on power..

TonyM - yeah I have always used the Racewear mounts and found them to be very good (initially I did have a few snap, but Martyn at Racewear was great and sent me the 'updated' versions and since then (a good few years ago now) they have been faultless.... However.... I am intrigued do you have a 'premium carbon' one in mind? I have seen the ones from CarbonWorks and they do look nice, but wont work with my stem due to the bolt positions..

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Lig.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

No sorry I don’t have any particular in mind but as your whole bike is quite premium carbon expensive, the Garmin should also be like this. Best would be a carbon one like the Berk stuff for example.

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by JKolmo

Very very nice!! Very well done! Love the white accents, even works with white bar tape.

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Lig
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by Lig

Quick update..... as expected the white bar tape didn't last... I also hit a pot hole while on a chain gang, which resulted in me trading in my damaged wheel for a new Gipfelsturm... - brings the weight down to 5.6kg. Every little helps!! :D

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Lig.
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dshiels
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by dshiels

Fantastic build. Looks much better with the black tape as makes the wheels stand out even more now

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