Litespeed C1R Frames

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $3399.95

Product Description

C1R The Archon evolved. After three years of development, research, and a relentless drive for a flawless ride, we're proud to introduce an even lighter, stiffer, faster flagship model for 2011, the C1R. Stealth-fighter matte finish, fully integrated seat mast design, and Reactive Pressure Molding (RPM) carbon construction translate into the ultimate race-ready workhorse. Carefully considered aerodynamic cross-sections and size variable tubing mean you can have it all: Aerologic advantage on descents and Litespeed's legendary ride-tuning techniques for the entire ride. -Unique Aero shrouded water bottle mounting -Latest BB30 bottom bracket technology optimum use of today's stiffest and lightest drive components -Integrated seat mast design reduces weight and improves aerodynamics aerodynamic design enhancement with no weight penalty - a great climbing bike with a true Aero advantage on descents -Litespeed's engineers have varied the tubing proportions, cross sections, carbon lay-up and profiles to ensure the optimized ride quality and performance throughout the full range of sizes -Morphed seat stays were designed to increase aero performance, stiffness and ride comfort -New XL size -Ultra modulus nanotube construction

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

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2012

Strengths:    Climbing is lots of fun as I have more in the tank towards the end of the ride while climbing the last hills before hitting home stretch. Going downhill is very stable and fun as well. I love this frame - wish I had bought this earlier....I put in 18mph over 46 miles on 620/bee caves/2222/river place blvd in Austin, tx. Absolutely stiff bottom bracket. The seat tube is very compliant and feels awesome when you put power to the pedal over rough surfaces - when previously I used to stand up a little to go over rough terrain - now I just bull dozer over them....

Weaknesses:    none at all....

Bottom Line:   
This is an awesome frame - much better than the titanium Archon/Ultimate/Ghisallo. Extremely comfortable and extremely stiff. It is a shame that it is being sold at such ridiculously low prices on ebay - but good for us riders. It is extremely stable - much more so that my Ultimate - which is aero as well - not as much as C1R. I use 46mm wheels - in spite of C1R's broad downtube and the aero wheels, it is still very stable in cross winds compared to even a rounded downtube with 46mm wheels - I think this is because the downtube sits very close to the wheel.

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Favorite Ride:   620-bee caves loop

Price Paid:    $1550.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   96 Trek 5000, 2004 Litespeed Ultimate, 2007 Litespeed Ghisallo, 2005 Litespeed Ultimate, 2009 Litespeed Archon

Bike Setup:   SRAM Red with EEbrakes, Zipp VumaQuad Crankset, 2004 DV46 Reynolds wheels, Bontrager boron XXX handlebars, Look pedals, fizik arionne cabon braided seat - 14.7lbs, 3t 90 mm stem - C1R is a M frame - I weigh 145lbs and am 5'10' tall.

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