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At Ax-lightness, Axel seems to have found a new passion into the manufacture of rims. Technically the rims feature molded spokes holes, alike the Edge Composites. Claimed as being very stiff, the rims are extremely well finished and are supposed to deliver a powerful braking. Indeed the manufacturing process allow a very good flatness, close to perfection.
Two different versions are being built and should be available within some weeks. The first version is 24mm deep, 200g, and the second is 42mm for 270g.
Targetted price is 650 euros, which will be a pretty good alternative to Edge Composites rims, more expensive.
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Fairwheelbikes unveil these very first 24mm rims on his Twitter. This special version has been specially built for Tune's american distributor. 161g for the 20h rim. Add to this a Tune Mig-rig and Mag90 hubs, the newest 1.3mm steel Sapim spokes and you will get a stunning weight record... When will they stop?
Beside these rims, the manufacturer is testing cranks, we will know more soon.
Finally, EE Cycles Works artisan-manufacturer will unveil its cranks for the Interbike show too.
UBC et PG-Bikes
Very close to Reynolds boot at the Eurobike, we discovered a full carbon MTB wheel where everythings are oversized. Designed for Enduro and freeride, they come in a 1545g the set. They are supposed to be for sale mid-2010.
Giant japenese manufacturer released the Yumeya serie for its high-end groupsets Dura-Ace and XTR where the hardware can be tuned: chain, bolts, etc.