Leader Bike LD-715R Frames

4.48/5 (33 Reviews)
MSRP : $249.00


Product Description

The most coveted frame for it''s value. This frame out-performs many frames that retail for thousands of dollars more. Stiff aluminum construction will be there when you need it on the climbs or in the sprints.

  • Example Size: 56 c-t of st
  • Top Tube: 56cm
  • Head Angle: 73
  • Chainstay length: 40.5cm
  • Bottom Bracket: 68 X 110mm English
  • Seatpost: 27.2mm
  • Front Derailleur: Braze On
  • Wheelbase: 99cm
  • 100% Shimano and Campagnolo Compatible
  • S’ tapered seat stays Double Butted 6061 T6 aluminum Alloy


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Patrick Lew a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: June 25, 2010

    Strengths:    Very affordable, responsive in climbs and sprints--as a steel frame.

    Weaknesses:    For the price, really can't complain about anything. Maybe adding a few more colors (gun-metal gray, powder blue, yellow, even red) would be nice.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was looking to build up a steel frame as a beater/back-up and this 2010 beauty from Leader with hydroformed steel tubes came to my attention. At its price-range--comparable to Soma in quality, but cheaper--it was well worth the experimentation. Leader puts out a nice series of frames at a very affordable price for people with a budget in mind who like building their own rides. I got the black, but think the white would've been equally nice on the eyes. Nothing flashy, just pure bike. Smooth welds and glossy finish clear coat over frame ID. It was shipped immediately. This is a super buy for anyone who likes classic geometry and a steel frame.

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    Favorite Ride:   Any day away from work

    Price Paid:    $275.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Leader 715R
    Soma Smoothie ES


    Bike Setup:   Shimano 105 STI shifters - 9-speed
    Shimano 105 FD/RD & brakes
    Truvativ Roleur compact cranks with Ultegra chainrings (50-34t)
    KCR X9.93 chain
    Sram cassette
    Carbon fork


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Della Flora a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: July 26, 2007

    Strengths:    Great all-around handling. Nice finish.
    Price of course.


    Weaknesses:    Weight if you need the lightest.Otherwise none.

    Bottom Line:   
    I've been riding this frame for a while now and really enjoy it. It is very neutral handling. I dont mean slow.
    It just goes where you point it. I only had one other road bike to compare it to, a vintage lugged steel raleigh that rode very nicely. It got too rusty so I got this frame to replace it, along with a GT carbon fork i got brand new for $67! its not quite as smooth as the steel frame but still very comfortable. I thought the bottom bracket wasnt that stiff but after recently upgrading to an isis crankset from the old shimano 600 cranks, and adding a very nice and very cheap set of Performance wheels this thing is accelerating very nicely. It feels much stiffer now.
    I expect to have this bike for a long time. The frame is not the lightest, but ive broken a couple of lighter frames. this frame is built to last. its nice to see the other positive reviews because i haven't ridden alot of road bikes. For the price you cant beat it.
    I raced a couple of duathlons on it and it performed very nicely. It was fun passing the full triathlon and titanium bikes.

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    Favorite Ride:   any

    Price Paid:    $129.00

    Purchased At:   leader bikes

    Similar Products Used:   77 raleigh lugged steel frame

    87 raleigh grand prix lugged steel


    Bike Setup:   Shimano 600 8-speed dual control levers, rear derailleur and brakes. PZ racing compact 50/34 172.5 cranks from eBay, Nashbar stem, seat post, and tires. Performance titan wheels- very nice. Sram 8-speed cassette, shimano hg-91 chain, Shimano sora 8-speed front derailleur. Modolo bar. I am 6'1 and bought a 58 cm frame. I could also fit on a 60cm with less seat post exposed and less steerer shims


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dan a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: June 3, 2007

    Strengths:    Value, value and value. You can't beat what you get for your money with this frame.

    Weaknesses:    A little on the heavy side. Some slight paint flaws.

    Bottom Line:   
    I am a very thrifty person. I was finally ready to give up on my 15 year old 12 speed. The old bike had served me well but was passed up by newer advances in cycling equipment. I bought the Leader frame for the price. Hard to beat a 100 dollar aluminum frame. I built the bike with mostly E-bay bargins. I feel I have a 1500 dollar bike for about a 800 dollar investment. I'm into the third season with this frame and am still very pleased with the performance and value. I don't race but I do like to ride hard. No real compaints with the bike in my type of use. This may not be an expensive fancy bike but I enjoy it very much.

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    Favorite Ride:   anytime anywhere

    Price Paid:    $99.00

    Purchased At:   e-bay

    Similar Products Used:   Schwinn, Giant and have test rode many others.

    Bike Setup:   Mutt mix of 105,Ultegra drive train and brakes. Profile fork, Velocity wheels, Cinelli bars and Sella seat.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris Casey a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: December 4, 2006

    Strengths:    Sweet frame, super cheap.

    Weaknesses:    Unable to persuade people that this is a cheap bike.... lots of compliments (and I mean a lot!)

    Bottom Line:   
    Bargain of the century! Solid riding bike- a little heavy at 4#, but with a hodgpodge of components (mostly Ultegra of varying ages) and a pair of Bontrager Race-Lites, this still comes in at a respectable 18.5 pounds!

    Comfortable ride, good position, no flex when climbing or sprinting. Solid when descending. Nothing to complain about at all.

    Would maybe recommend paying a little more to get their lighter framesets.

    I liked this frame so much I bought another and set it up as my time trial bike. (Though the Leader TT bike looks pretty tempting!)

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    Favorite Ride:   Leader 715r

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Klein Quantum



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bobm 4866 a Triathlete

    Date Reviewed: July 3, 2006

    Strengths:    Light, stiff frame.




    Weaknesses:    None noted to date.

    Bottom Line:   
    Received the Leader 735TT frame in May, delivered on time and in good condition. Had it ready to ride about 3 weeks ago and have been very satisfied. Am still making some adjustments on the set up but I like the frame and find that it is stiff and fast.

    Was unsure of the correct size prior to ordering and called Leader (normally ride a 56 but due to the 78degree seat tube angle was advised to order a 53) for advice. They were very helpful.

    So far am very pleased with the bike.

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    Favorite Ride:   any triathlon or fast road ride

    Price Paid:    $359.00

    Purchased At:   stores.ebay.com/Lead

    Similar Products Used:   Tsunami compact TT frame.

    Bike Setup:   Full Ultegra with VeloMax wheels,Syntace aero bars and a Real Design carbon fiber bladed fork. Riding Michelin, ProRace2 tires.



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