Litespeed Ghisallo Frames

4.82/5 (11 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris carter

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2012

Strengths:    Climbing, comfort, and aero. Craftmanship is impeccable.

Weaknesses:    toe overlap

Bottom Line:   
I bought a 2004 model frame with a Chris King headset. This frame has the 31.6 seat tube, curved seat stays, and flowing manipulated top tube and s chain stays. It is built up with Easton EC90 fork, stem, handle bars, and seat post. Also AC carbon 38 wheels. So all components are carbon. Add a lively forgiving and light Ti frame and this is the pique of technology.Comfortable and climbs like a gazelle, descends like a silver bullet. The slacker 43 rake of the fork tames the handling a bit for a stable line. Add in the tear drop down tube, and a scant 13.2 pounds it would be hard to beat the ride quality with a blend of aerodynamics and climbing. Bottom bracket is stiff and stable on climbs both sitting and standing from riders watching from the rear. .....I think I have a unique pinnacle of bicycles!

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Similar Products Used:   Cervelo, Giant TCR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by d68001 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2010

Strengths:    great bike for up hills...feels like you're on a straight away...

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
let me tell you...this is by far the best bike i have ever ridden..just upgraded all campagnolo super record 11 parts..this bike flies....!

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Favorite Ride:   Litespeed Ghisallo

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Tarmac SL-3

Bike Setup:   all campagnolo super record 11 parts
Mavic Ksyrium Sl wheels
Easton EC90 handle bars and stem, seat post
Fizik saddle

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ross McBryde a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2009

Strengths:    Light, compliant and fast. Titanium does not rust or corrode.

Weaknesses:    Expensive, not strong enough for a 175 lb. rider.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike in 2005 and it was a Litespeed demo built with durace 7800 and a carbon wheelset. I average about 5K miles a year and weigh 175 lbs. I enjoyed this bike until last weekend when I noticed a stress crack from the cable stop mounted on the head tube into the down tube. Fortunately, it has a lifetime warranty and Litespeed is sending an Icon to replace it. I hope to have better luck with a heavier titanium tubeset.

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Favorite Ride:   Fast ones

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Litespeed Demo

Similar Products Used:   Pinarello, Lemond, Specialized.

Bike Setup:   Durace with Zipp 303 wheels.

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

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2008

Strengths:    Climbs hill like mountain goat, Fast and very stable down hill, Great looks and performance.

Weaknesses:    Trying to find some; let you know if I find any.

Bottom Line:   
Simply Amazing!! Nimble, light and moves like a snake and with fluid motion without any lost in energy. Climbs the hill with ease that I've never experienced before. Forget the comfort of carbons; if it drags down your energy then you are tired after few hours. This is like a miracle in cycling technology. Many thousand thanks to Litespeed.

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Favorite Ride:   Palos Verdes and S.Cal Bike Trails.

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5200, Look 486, Specialized Roubaix Pro, Giant TCR Carbon, other Litespeeds.

Bike Setup:   Full DA 7800 components, Real Design Superspher Wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Manner a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2007

Strengths:    Weight, stiffness, ride, appearance, longevity.

Weaknesses:    price (although all high end bikes are expensive, particularly similar quality carbon bikes)

Bottom Line:   
I have a special fondness for silver bikes, as my first road bike was a silver steel columbus tubed bike in 1970. The Ghisallo is very light and adequately stiff. It is smooth over rough roads and for me descends well at 40+mph. I like the way titanium is impervious to the usual paint chips, and it cleans up well. The thin tubes take a little getting used to, but they appear to be very strongh and adequately stiff. This is my favorite bike (I have a Colnago E1 and Tomassini Fire).

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Favorite Ride:   country roads

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   online frame

Similar Products Used:   Colnago, Tomassini.

Bike Setup:   Changed from its original DA to Campy Record, Zipp wheels, Powertap SL2.4, Zipp stem/bar, Easton ec90sx fork, with result that total cost as equipped exceeds price referenced above.

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