Litespeed Antares 2002 Road Bike

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shehateme a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2009

Strengths:    The compact geometry is awesome. Very light.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is the nest road bike I have ever ridden.

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Favorite Ride:   Litespeed Antares

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5200

Bike Setup:   Campagnolo Veloce.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stellablue22 a Road Racer from florida

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2003

Strengths:    fast, light, campy, compact frame, great great buy

Weaknesses:    i wonder about the intergrity of the paint job on the frame. On another of the litespeed alum. road bikes (the atlas) we noticed the paint chipping off the dropouts. And 2002 was the first year litespeed did these alum. bikes, so i guess there isn't much experience over time to work those sorts of things out. Frame scratches easily. Saddle isn't all too comfortable. will upgrade soon.

Bottom Line:   
Primarily a Mtnbiker, and this is my first road ride. After a lot of looking around this bike is just killer for the price. Campy components, great ride. And the more i ride it, the more i fall in love with it.

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Favorite Ride:   long smooth hills

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   out of box with campy parts

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jonathan a Recreational Rider from Brooklyn

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2003

Strengths:    Great handling, very fast out of the box, climbs great feels smooth. Very nice paint job, very light weight. Makes me want to keep riding instead of heading home!

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This is my first road bike. I shopped around for many months, and considered many brands like Trek, Lemond, Jamis, Cervelo, Cannondale, Bianchi, Masi. I am very pleased with this bike. I don't agree with the other reviews that give the immpression this is a mediocre bike. This is a great ride. Very confortable for alumminum, the carbon stays help out a lot. Climbs great and handles like a dream.

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Favorite Ride:   Nyack and back

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Sheepshead Cyles Bro

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale, Bianchi, Trek, Fuji.

Bike Setup:   Full Ultegra, Ksyrium elites, 3t stem, salsa bars.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mikewb a Recreational Rider from Colorado Springs

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

Strengths:    The bike performs very well!

Weaknesses:    A three year warenty from Litespeed on these bikes makes me a bit concernd about long term quality of these bikes. If they don't have more confidence. Why should I? Most Bike makers offer lifetime warranties(Trek, Cannondale, Klein, even Schwinn)!

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike! The problem I have is more with Litespeed's approach at marketing their Aluminum bikes. These bikes are out sourced from Taiwan. The problem that I have is the fact that, as a consumer throwing down $2,000, I should be able to make an informed decision about my purchase. No where in their catalog or on the bike is this fact made known, and they are only covering these bikes with a three year warranty. I would expect better from Litespeed.

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Favorite Ride:   Air Force Academy

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   I am formost a Mt. biker. I have owned Treks, Cannondales, Kleins, and 3 Litespeeds.

Bike Setup:   My Antares is set up full Ultegra with ksyrium Elite wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jon a Recreational Rider from harrisburg, pa

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2002

Strengths:    excellent design, paint and features. Comes with a full Campy group (my first ride on campy, ever) very light (16.8 lbs) really just a dream machine if you have always wanted a Litespeed, but didn't have the bucks to buy one. Seat is even more comfy than my Selle Italia on my other bike. All name brand parts on this bike, good spec.

Weaknesses:    The only thing that I will change is the 3TTT Morphe handlebar, the bar is shaped so that it swoops back toward you on the brake hoods, and is too wide and too short on the drops to be enjoyable. Campy is too expensive for upgrades. Not sure of whether I want to keep the Campy parts or pull the Ultegra gruppo off of my last bike.

Bottom Line:   
After hopping from website to website for a solid three weeks, I actually found one of these for sale with only eight minutes to go, and was mysteriously the high bidder. The first ride, though short...was an enlightening one, I headed for the biggest hills I could find. This frame climbs very well, allowing me to climb my favorite, very steep hill in the big ring. This bike screams down the hills, handling very well. I felt 100% confident in this bike's handling characterists....just love the way it carves the turns.

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Favorite Ride:   long, flat roads, big hills, twisty descents

Price Paid:    $1225.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   started out on a $300 Trek aluminum bike, went to a full carbon Specialized Epic, then to a reynolds steel KHS Flite800, which I really like, also. As much as I like the ride of 853 steel, I'm always

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arione to antares

I rode on a Fizik Arione for almost a year. I loved it however I would like to try something different like the Antares. Has anyone here switched saddles like I want to do? Some people would ask why switch? I like the shape of the Antares better than the Arione plus I believe that the Antares wei ... Read More »

Fizik Antares alternative

I've been putting in a bunch of miles on a Fizik Antares VS saddle. I have figured out that a saddle that's pretty flat side-to-side works well for me. The Antares VS is pretty good, the channel is good for a low-pressure-on-the-flesh experience and I can move around on it easily, but I have two c ... Read More »

Difference between a Fizik Antares Test saddle and production saddle?

I stoped in my favorite LBS today and bought this saddle for 40.00. I hope I did well. What is the difference in this test saddle, which says TEST on it, and the production model? [IMG][/IMG]Read More »

Fizik Antares vs Antares Versus

I have heard that the regular antares saddle is flexible enough so that there's no need for a channel or cut out. Given that there's no lbs that demos them, does anyone have any feedback? Thanks!Read More »

Ritchey WCS Stubby Seat mast thing+ Fizik Antares 00 Winglfex = FFFFFFUUUUUUU

So my new frame got here today and I started building it up. All is done except for the fact that my Fizik Antares Wingflex 00 seat has ovalish railes and won't fit into the the Ritchey WCS Seat Mast stubby, topper thing. Am I hosed or just incompetent at putting this thing together? I have waited a ... Read More »

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