Litespeed Archon C1 SRAM Force Build Road Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $4299.95

Product Description

You've stuck to your off-season training plan, your diet (except for that holiday-week binge), and your budget. Now it's time to reward yourself for all that hard work with the Litespeed Archon C1. Equipped with SRAM Force drivetrain and shifting components, the C1 brings aerodynamic design to the road-racing masses. Aerodynamics make everyone faster, so why let the triathletes have all the fun And triathletes, leave uncomfortable aero bars and twitchy bikes behind without losing all the free sp

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gt rider a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2012

Strengths:    The frame geometry is extremely well thought out and it has a very fast race feel but I find it comfortable feel. Not sure if it is slightly shorter wheelbase, but it rides fast with a snappy but not jerky ride. Bottom bracket area is built beefy and stiff, resulting in smooth efficient power transfer. It is an agressive bike that has become my new favorite

Weaknesses:    I think the only weakness might be first the dropout hanger. It is too flexible somehow. I say somehow, as it is said to be made of titanium. Yet have had to have work done to it and anyone can see it is not one of the stronger hangers going. Second would be the finish work. The paint and finish job is excellent but prone to small nicks over time. I don't ride on pristine roads, but horrible. Not weakness but nit pikin, should have rear brake internal cabling as it already has rear derailleur internal cabling, but that cabling also needs to go further down close to the rear derailleur.

Bottom Line:   
Love this bike, ride quality is just excellent for such a racer. Extremely great frame design and feel and it looks killer! I was going to upgrade the SRAM Force to a SRAM RED group i had, but I liked the Force group very much too. Wheel set have been good all around rims, but I mostly swap in an upgrade set. The SRAM group, Fizik saddle are keepers and so far i find the stem and handle bars to be comfortable. Added Time Iclic 2 carbon pedals to complete the bike.

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Similar Products Used:   Still own a Kuota Kom, and a Cervelo TT bike. I split the duties between these bikes. Bought and sold many other really nice bikes, but these are the ones I have kept and ride.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brad.bradley

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2012

Strengths:    Aero = fast, great road racing bike, stiff, smooth, great or maintaining speed and momentum. Affordable.

Weaknesses:    Slightly taller headtube

Bottom Line:   
I have the C1r built up with Campagnolo. Considering the frame, it is faster than regular road bikes, hands down. I can coast more and recover (especially during races) and not fall off the back. I like the look of the bike to be sure and a great test rating was also handed down recently by Velo magazine. It was called the best deal aero bike on the market right now. Testing wise, almost equal with the others (Venge, Foil, Blue) but the only one worth the price.

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