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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Always nice to see a titanium bike :D The fork matches the frame pretty nice. I wonder why there are so few Diamond Back Axxis TT around. My brother owns another one:
http://classic-mtb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=3


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:16 pm 
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One of my all time favourite bikes.

Sleek, not in your face, a real dark horse.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Very nice. Reminds me to update the photos of mine.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:45 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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diggler wrote:
Always nice to see a titanium bike :D The fork matches the frame pretty nice. I wonder why there are so few Diamond Back Axxis TT around. My brother owns another one:
http://classic-mtb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=3


Thanks, your brothers' is lovely, more period correct and very nice photos. Puts my camera skills to shame :oops:

Pickle wrote:
One of my all time favourite bikes.

Sleek, not in your face, a real dark horse.


Cheers, nice to get a mods approval 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 DBR Axis TT
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:29 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Notts, UK
This frame has undergone various builds in the 5 years I've had it, from a fairly modern build, a period correct build with m900 and Amp forks, a singlespeed build and a drop bar build. I never got it built in a way I was completely happy with, and it often went months without being ridden. At one point it was stripped and listed for sale.

I found some titanium forks on ebay this year, and decided to build it again with mostly titanium parts.

It's now probably my favourite bike. I recently completed the Whitehaven to Sunderland coast to coast and this was the bike I did it on. As you'd expect with a lot of titanium parts, it's very compliant. It accelerates incredibly and climbs effortlessy but is twitchy at high speeds.

Frame: DBR Axis Team Titanium

Fork: Saracen Kili Ultra segmented ti

Headset: King
Stem: Raceface ti
Handlebar: X-Lite ti
Grips: ESI racer

Brakes: XTR m950
Brake Cables: Goodridge
Brake Levers: XTR m950

Shifters: Dura-ace bar end w/ SJS mounts
Front Derailleur: XTR m953
Rear Derailleur: XTR m952
Derailleur Cables: Goodridge
Cassette: XTR m953
Chain: SRAM pc971
Cranks: Raceface Turbine
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Specialites
Bottom Bracket: Hope ti
Pedals: Odyssey Svelte ti

Hub Skewers: American Classic
Rims: Mavic 217
Hubs: Hope ti
Tyres: Panaracer Smoke / Dart Classic

Saddle: Flite ti
Seatpost: USE ti
Seatpost Binder: KCNC

Weight: 9.1kg or 20lbs (ish)


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 DBR Axis TT
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:50 pm
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Location: Ross-shire
That is the dog's. Big Diamond Back fan, rode a 1992 apex for many years and did some series mountain biking on it. It took a real beating. I would have sold my family for that back in the day. Currently have a axis with onone titanium forks and a few other decent parts. I must get a photo on here soon. But that is lovely, nice smoke rear tyre to complete the period look and performance.


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