Litespeed Appalachian 2002 Cyclocross Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SupaComuta a Commuter

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2010

Strengths:    Solid, smooth, light, will last me until i die, beautifully constructed...

Weaknesses:    None so far. I have a small apartment, so I could only fit one bike. While this bike may not be the best at any one thing, it is the best bike ever made if you can only have one bike for everything.

Bottom Line:   
I only have enough room for one bike, so I made it count. This bike rides beautifully, will last a lifetime, and is very smooth, yet solid. I put fenders and a rack on it to ride to and from work, I've ridden a triathlon on it, and I even change the wheels to knobbies for singletrack. I'm very happy with the bike, and haven't found a weakness yet.

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Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Kona Hei Hei (I like titanium), Trek 1500

Bike Setup:   XT rear derailleur, Ultegra front, Mavic 517 rims, Scott AT-4 pro handlebars with paul thumbies, various tires, and sometimes a Tubus Cosmo rear rack when commuting.

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