AX Lightness unveiled the latest incarnation of its ridiculously lightweight Vial Evo road bike at last week’s Eurobike show – called the Ultra 9.
Weighing an incredibly scant 9lb/11oz (4.4kg), the new Vial Evo Ultra 9, now holds the distinction of being the lightest production roadbike available.
According to AX Lightness, the frame itself weighs a mere 600g in a size small, and features none other than THM Composites 265g Scapula CT-X fork.
The complete bike is fitted with AX Lightness’ own U 24T wheels, which feature 24mm profile and weigh a scant 195g each.
To further defy gravity, AX Lightness makes use of its own ultra-lighweght Europa seat post, minimalist Leaf Plus saddle, Rigid 6 carbon stem and AX 4200 oversized Ergo handlebar.
Even the brakes and 18g bottle cages are from AX Lightness too.
The crankset is also compliments of THM, which uses compact chainrings from Praxis Works.
Lastly, AX Lightness chose to use SRAM Red for its groupset of choice, mainly for, you guessed it, its lightweight.
Ready for the price ? €15,000, which is roughly $17,000 in greenbacks.
What did you expect? Nothing from the carbon masters at AX Lightness ever comes cheap. 😛
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