Litespeed Vortex Frame 2004 Frames

2/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $3250.00


Product Description

6/4 titanium oversized diamond shaped down tube, tapered diamond shaped top tube, integrated head tube using 6/4 cups and 31.6mm shaped seat tube.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by darth_geekboy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2010

Strengths:    looks and works well in the beginning.

Weaknesses:    subpar materials resulting in crack.

Bottom Line:   
ride was awesome in the beginning. but 3 years later, crack develops at the headtube under the headtube/downtube joint. this happens on a normal ride. e-mailed litespeed/abg about it. at first they said the packing slips were legitimate PoF's, and that they would replace the headtube. then subsequent emails say that i don't have legitimate PoF's and that they wouldn't replace the headtube.

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Favorite Ride:   Merlin Magia

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   totalcycling.com

Similar Products Used:   litespeed arenberg

Bike Setup:   Dura-Ace


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gary a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2007

Strengths:    Beautiful shape, welds

Weaknesses:    Obviously saying Ti is safer, more durable than carbon is not the case. This frame looks great, no signs of wrecks and tubing is cracked like a plumbers butt.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for Litespeed GET Vortex Compact '06 model. I got it used off of ebay, previous history shows no abuse, frame looked great otherwise. Problem? Cracked 6/4 ti tubing on downtube, across the weld and straight into the downtube. This shows a serious problem with the raw material Litespeed is using, not so much workmanship, welds look beautiful. This is my second Litespeed, other was a Ghisallo. Contacting Litespeed to see what they do to resolve this issue. Hope it's satisfactory or maybe these tubing defects should be recalled via CPSC.

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Favorite Ride:   BMC SLC01

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   Spectrum Ti Custom, Two Airborne (chinese made-no cracks) Zepplins, Litespeed Ghisallo (no problems, just a wet noodle)

Bike Setup:   Campy Record Ti/Carbon 10 speed



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2004 vortex frame, $1250, good deal?

Is $1250 a good deal for a 2004 Vortex frame? I'm guessing 2000-2500 miles on it. No visible defects or damage. Thx. -jRead More »

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