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Interesting carbon brake calipers(4 posts)

Interesting carbon brake calipersdivve
Aug 25, 2003 10:29 AM
For more see link:
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=47
Ax-LightnessNo_sprint
Aug 25, 2003 10:37 AM
They are made, as you can see by Ax-Lightness. The company was started by a gentleman named Axel Schnura. They specialize in carbon fiber work. They are in Germany. Long ago, before the SLR, the SLR Evolution and some other ultra light products I had many a discussion with him. He was absolutely uninterested in doing business with anyone in U.S. and wouldn't sell a product directly to anyone in the U.S. I had orginally hoped to distribute his product at the time which was absolutely unique. He was absolutely uninterested in this idea too. I didn't ask why he has such a position against the U.S. and all things U.S. He did proceed to tell me that he couldn't keep up with demand in Europe.

Most of his stuff aint unique anymore though the brakes are.
Ax-Lightnesstirider
Aug 25, 2003 11:16 AM
I talked to him too, some time ago and asked why he doesn't sell in America. The reason he gave was that we were too litigious here and he didn't want to deal with the hassles.
Ax-LightnesspedalAZ
Aug 25, 2003 7:51 PM
Wake up and small the carbon, boys. I've got an AX Lightness saddle (99 grams) and an AX Lightness top cap & bolt (4 grams) on the top of my steerer tube.

The saddle is one of the semi-padded versions and is really comfortable - the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden. It flexes with your movement.

I bought the stuff direct from Axel via his web site and e-mail. Cost a small fortune and took forever, but worth it. The top cap cracked slightly when an idiot wrench tried to snug up my headset by tightening it. Luckily, I was there and saw what was happening in time to explain that he would need to swap top caps to tighten and then replace with this one, which is really just for looks.