AX Lightness Vial Evo carbon frame

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  • Available from March 2014 - preordering is highly recommended due to the small manufacturing capacity

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    Adapter for Shimano Hollowtech cranks included, adapter for Campagnolo UtraTorque or Sram GXP cranks available separately

    Our Vial sets the benchmark when it comes to stiffness of the bottom bracket and comfort. Considerably raising the bars without accepting losses at another point do not work without new concepts.

    Everything should improve. This is why the Vial and Vial evo also differ so much in terms of appearance. The improvement of the already very high level of comfort and the aerodynamics resulted in the shrinking of many tubular cross sections. In order to provide once more stiffness in the bottom bracket and the steering head at a maximum level, we placed structures at certain points of the frame.

    These efforts were worthwhile with regard to the weight. Comfort is more important than lightness. Of course, our Vial evo is one of the lightest frames worldwide, but it should provide for a relaxed bicycle ride on longer tours.

    This is why the chainstays and the seatpost tube feature a particular design, a design that makes a vertical flex possible at all.

    The diameter of the bearing of the lower control bearing was reduced to 1 ¼“ as such forks offer remarkably more flex exactly there where you need it. At the same time, the head tubes get bigger and provide for a relaxed posture in the upper handlebar without spacers. An extra for your racing bike in terms of appearance.

    • Steerer : 1 1/8“ – 1 ¼“ tapered
    • Bottom bracket : BB 386
    • Better aerodynamics, cable routing inside the frame, Di2 compatible
    • Seatpost diameter = 27.2mm

    Frame sizeS52M 54L 56XL 58
    Top tube, horizontal520542565588
    Seat tube lengthxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Head tube131152175198
    Head tube angle72,57373,573,5
    seat tube angle74,574,073,573,0
    Chainstay length402403403405
    bottom bracket depth72,070,070,068,0
    Weight660g (+/- 5%)680g (+/- 5%)700g (+/- 5%)720g (+/- 5%)
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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.
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    AX Lightness Vial Evo carbon frameinstruction manual
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    AX Lightness Vial Evo carbon frameinstruction manual
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