Litespeed CX Cyclocross Bike

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

The CX is the first true production cyclo-cross bike from Litespeed. 3/2.5 Litespeed titanium delivers durability and strength like no other cross frame material. Geometry developed from feedback out in the field.."Literally" Team Maxxis. No other cross bike has the experience and knowledge that went into the CX.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by vcnz a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2012

Strengths:    lightweight

Weaknesses:    I broke the rear derailleur hanger during a cyclocross race. The pulley of the rear derailleur got stuck due to the mud, the chain pulled up the derailleur and the hanger got broken
Litespeed didn't want to fix it under warranty, their customer service is horrible, and their lifetime warranty is fake

Bottom Line:   
The frame is great, it has a very good balance in responsiveness, weight and confort.

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Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Litespeed official d

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by twinpro a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2011

Weaknesses:    Warranty and customer service

Bottom Line:   
The bike was built using a wild collection of parts by a bike store employee - Zipp 404s, Captain CX, Pro bar and stem, Specialized carbon seat and post, Dura Ace group. It looked kinda ugly but I liked it. In my first event, and only my third week of ownership the frame failed. The rear dropouts bent straight out on both sides. I contacted Litespeed and after sending some photos they said it is not a warrantable issue. They would repair it if I paid $459 plus shipping both ways.

Since the bike was only three weeks old my credit card insurance was going to cover the repair cost so I agreed - disappointed that I had to pay but happy it could be repaired.

During the disassembly of the bike I discovered that the seat post was stuck; I left it in the frame and asked the warranty claim department if they could remove it.

Fast forward four months and I still don't have my bike back - weeks later than the expected return date that Litespeed gave me.

When it finally arrives I look in the box to discover that they removed the seat post but didn't send it back to me. After another round of emails (you're not able to call the warranty department) I learned that their techs broke it and they would not be reimbursing me for it. They reason that since I asked their techs to remove it I was assuming the risk that they would destroy it. I say that their techs should have told me up front that if they break it it's my responsibility. That never happened. And they didn't bother to tell me it was destroyed - I had to ask why it wasn't returned.

The bike might be great but their customer service and so called lifetime warranty are non existent.

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Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Toronto Bicycle show

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace, Zipp 404, Pro bar and stem, Specialized saddle and post

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pablo1982 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight. Robust. Comfy. Customisable. Lifetime frame warrenty. Build quality

Weaknesses:    Not for extremes of riding but a great all rounder.

Bottom Line:   
For road cycling alll you have to do is pop road tyres on, for offroad: same just change tyres. This is a great all rounder!

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Favorite Ride:   country lane

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   fatbirds

Similar Products Used:   Nil.

Bike Setup:   Ultegra, ksyrium, alpha-q and brooks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PA MTNBKR a Commuter

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2009

Strengths:    LIGHT WT

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Ride:   CLASSIC CROSS

Price Paid:    $6400.00

Purchased At:   PEDALPUSHER

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Hookless MTB rims for tubeless CX?

Cross-posted over at mtbr, but rbr cx page seems to get a bit more traffic. Anyway: Has anyone here had much success with using a hookless MTB rim as a tubeless setup for their cross bike? I've had pretty great luck with Stans Alpha 400 rims and Vittoria TNT tires, but that was after a bit of ... Read More »

Park Tension Tool conversion chart and Sapim CX-Rays question

Well I'm elbows deep in my first wheel build. I got the 18:9 Pacenti wheelset that Mike T posted about in another thread except with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. I have to say thanks to Mike for all the tips on your site they are helping ALOT. Anyway, at this point, I'm in the process of bringing up the t ... Read More »

SuperX CX-1

I pre-ordered a new CX-1 build SuperX... Cannondale keeps pushing out the delivery date. Just curious if anyone else have received theirs or if you are seeing the same. I'm sure the cause is SRAM's backing on the CX-1 groupe. I've got a new set of tubular discs built up just waiting for it...Read More »

Single narrow / wide chainrings - performance in the mud for CX

What is everyone's thoughts on using single narrow / wide chainrings in muddy CX race conditions (vs. a standard single chainring with bashguard)? I like the idea of narrow / wide chainrings in dry conditions, because it is much harder to drop a chain (if you bang the rear wheel on a barrier or the ... Read More »

Open tubular CX clinchers with latex tubes; vs tubular tires for cyclocross

What do you guys think about "open tubular" clinchers with latex tubes (for CX); vs tubulars. The Challenge versions have a very similar high TPI cotton casing (like the tubular versions). I can run fairly low pressures (on my Challenge Grifo "open tubular" clinchers) with the latex tubes, but sin ... Read More »

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