AX Lightness Shows 55g Saddle, 80g Post & More, Plus 10.8lb Vial Road Bike

2013 AX Lightness Vial road bike with lightweight carbon fiber frame

AX Lightness unveiled the Vial road bike frame in January, claiming a 745g frame weight (medium) without sacrificing stiffness. Now that we’ve got a closer look, we believe them. It’s quite gorgeous with a sweeping top tube into the seatstays, but the bottom bracket section meets up with a massive rectangular downtube.

Put it together with a host of their own lightweight components and you get a bike that tips the scales at just 10.8lbs (4.9kg).

2013 AX Lightness Vial road bike with lightweight carbon fiber frame

They take full advantage of the BB 386 Evo’s extra width.

2013 AX Lightness Vial road bike with lightweight carbon fiber frame

2013 AX Lightness SRT 24 Ultra carbon fiber tubular road bike wheels

Their SRT 24 Ultra carbon tubular road wheels give the Tune wheels a run for their money as the lightest wheelset available. The brands seem to regularly use each others’ parts on builds.

2013 AX Lightness SRT 24 Ultra carbon fiber tubular road bike wheels

2013 AX Lightness Sprint carbon fiber saddle and Europa carbon seatpost

More ridiculously lightweight goods join the ranks, check the signage for details (click to enlarge any image).

2013 AX Lightness  1000 carbon saddle and 2200 carbon seatpost

2013 AX Lightness  1000 carbon saddle and 2200 carbon seatpost

2013 AX Lightness Morpheus carbon fiber cranks

The Morpheus cranks use inserts at the pedal threads that change the center position, allowing for multiple crankarm lengths.

Comments

Jason - 09/14/12 - 1:18pm

Kinda boring , also you can get lighter and cheaper sets at Scott, C-dale and others as well as nice Enve clinchers for less.

Mindless - 09/14/12 - 5:31pm

Overpriced, unreliable crap.

Pete - 09/14/12 - 6:21pm

Yes I agree with the above comments however, they will sell some.

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