AX Lightness Orion

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  • ORION - The perfect mix

    AX-Orion follows the same approach as our Perseus brakeset: Maximum braking performance with minimum weight without compromise! This is made possible thanks to the fibre-oriented construction with stress-tested U half-profiles and the use of premium-quality fibres and materials.

    The carbon crank arms are mounted on the Titanium brake axles with aerospace-tested, interchangeable sleeve bearings. All turning parts are hollow drilled and exclusively equipped with rolled threads. The front and rear wheel brakes are adapted to the various braking powers in terms of leverage ratio, laminate strength and design.

    Thus the front wheel version has longer, thicker levers and the rear wheel brake has a less voluminous cross-section in order to provide the ideal symbiosis of dosing and sufficient braking power with the lowest possible weight.

    The result is a feather-light weight of just 145g for the complete Orion brake pair – including brake shoes, brake linings and sleeve nuts! The front wheel brake from higher-quality series sold by the three largest component manufacturers weighs this much alone.

    The brakes are offered as a complete set. The set includes adjustable brake lining mounts made of aluminium, featuring innovative spherical contact surfaces that prevent the mounting screws from bending. Titanium brake mounting nuts for the front wheel brake and aluminium nuts for the rear wheel brake ensure a secure fit on the frame and fork.

    The supplied brake linings are specially adapted to provide optimum functionality with carbon rims.

    Weight145 g/complete set +/- 5%
    Body100% carbon
    Brake axles and brake armsTitanium Ti6Al4V (DIN 3.7165), rolled thread
    Brake shoesEN AW-7075 (DIN 3.4365), Shimano-type, fully spherical adjustable, available in black or silver anodized, 14 grams per brake
    Brake sleevesTitanium Ti6Al4V (DIN 3.7165) front, 15 mm, 2,2 g; EN AW-7075 (DIN 3.4365) rear, Aluminium 10 mm, 1,1 g
    Brake liningsCarbon-specific
    Area of useStreet
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  • AX Lightness logo-stickers for all items are as standard available in the following colors:
    silver, white, white/green, green (in a limited amount).

    If you want a special color, then you can chose between all Oracal 751c sample colors. This will trigger an addition of 20 Euro.

    If you don't specify a color, all items will be delivered with white stickers!
    'Made in Germany' has always been exemplary for quality products made in Germany and is considered a seal for quality worldwide.

    AX Lightness goes one step further: Our new icon 'laminated in Germany' symbolizes our hand-laminated way of production - off the mass production. In our ax-lightness manufacturing we produce hand-made individual and unique specimens, except for the occasional carefully-selected machine processes.
    And even during the final inspection of a production process, we trust the instincts of our experienced employees.Particularly in times of increasing globalisation, great importance is attached to manufacturing in Germany with regard to quality requirements of international customers.
    The business location Germany and the use of high-quality raw materials such as high-performance fibres which are not available in low-wage countries, give birth to outstanding products on the one hand and secure the future of our jobs on the other. For Axel Schnura, it is important to give Germany a perspective for the future, to assume responsibility for his employees and to make secure the new generation’s future.
  • Attachements
    AX Lightness Orioninstruction manual
    7.51 MB
    AX Lightness Orioninstruction manual
    7.57 MB
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