We first sat down with the teams from Easton and Fox to discuss the new additions to the AX line.
Easton has been hard at work testing the new power meter with their sponsored athletes, ensuring that it will deliver consistent and accurate data. The Cinch system is very versatile and anyone that currently uses the system can simply purchase the new spindle and swap it out to have the advantages of power. For the EA70 AX wheelset, Easton has built the wheelset around the popular Arc 24 rim platform. The rim measures 24mm internal and 28mm on the external. The finished product is a $600 alloy wheelset that uses center lock hubs and can fit quick release and 12mm thru axle front and rear plus 15mm thru axle up front.
From Fox we got the new 32 Float 40mm Step-Cast AX Fork that not only resembles its 100mm big brother it is just a trimmed down version of it. Yes, Fox has chopped the stanchions down, added some volume spacers and a 45 mm offset.