New Carbon Axle & Clamps
I am a sucker for being up to date, and I had watched the development of the carbon buggy axles from Frans Noordhuis, he has a Facebook page worth checking out Carbon Buggy, while you are there check out the amazing stainless inserts made by Andy Man in Wales, believe me I have seem his work, he is a perfectionist. Of course having the axle is only part of it, you then need to be able to clamp your carbon axle to your buggy, as I ride an Apexx from xxtreme, I ordered some well developed clamps from my friend Ruud.
Well that was my buggy sorted, now I needed a way to transport my buggy on my trailer without damaging the axle, I had some of the blue nylon clamps left over from a previous job, so I set to work and quickly made them suitable for my trailer.
My trailer clamps, made up and angled at 20 degrees
Fitted to my trailer with a concealed 12mm bolt on each one
Axle fitted, clamps mounted, ready to load
The beautifully designed and strong clamps from xxtreme
The new lighter rear end
Now the rear end is lighter, I can now remove the front fork weights, making the buggy even lighter
The trailer clamps are angled at 20 degrees, to make loading easier and, 90% of the time my trailer is open, so the axle will sit in the clamps easily even if I have not secured the top part, which is often the case in my garage
Locked and secured
Seen here with the trailer lid open, which 90% of the time this is how the trailer sits in my garage
My Apexx now weighs with the Landseglers on 40kgs