For 2013 Litespeed has incorporated a 3rd Titanium road frame in to there quiver. The T3 falls directly in the middle of the T1 and T5 (Archon and Xicon of 2012), offers the perfect blend of race performance and comfort at a price that wont light your wallet on fire. Built only a slightly raised platform, the T3 offers a little more forgiving geometry than that of the T1, but is still 100% race ready. Using the same upgrade’s to that of the T1, the T3 will offer the same PF30 bottom bracket, as well as the 44mm oversized headtube.
Strengths: climbs wonderfully, stiff and responsive. Compare to my former Carbon frame it feels alive. When you stand to sprint or climb the power transfers instantly. No lag or that feeling of flex. Its my first TI frame and Im glad that I spent the money to get it. Its a joy to ride, the envy of the bunch and looks stunning. I also have 11spd DuraAce gropo on it which is a pleasure to ride on.
Weaknesses: The fat bugger on the peddles!
just buy it, you will not regret it. Once you go TI you'll never go back!
Was wondering, and pardon me if this was raised before.
Has anyone, tried Di2-ing their Litespeed Xicon or the T3?
Is it ok to drill holes for the front D and the rest of the harnesses.
I also noticed that for all Ti frames, the FD is always clamped instead of brazed on. Any reason ... Read More »
Trek-LIVESTRONG team is now Bontrager LIVESTRONG and licensed as Continental Team so that they can race at same races in US as Team Radio Shack Nissan. If you watch about 37 seconds I come by and harass bill.
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Indecision 2008! This is worse than Obama vs. Clinton!:D
These 2 bikes are very similar (especially as they come from the same manufacturer).
They have identical geometries, but come with slightly different component setups.
My riding is city riding/commuting, no big hills, the occasional s ... Read More »