Coming from the shadows of the 2012 Xicon, the 2013 Litespeed T5 will match and 1-up both the comfort and performance of last year's frame. The geometry is design around the idea of comfort and stability, made for any rider that is tired of the tiny head tubes. However, the greatest thing is... There has been no lost to performance! In fact, that too is improved. Similar to its big brothers, T1 and T3, the T5 is build with both the PF30 bottom bracket and the 44mm oversized headtube. These will give you the extra edge when trying to catch that young rider in font of you.
Strengths: The 2015 T5 is stiff in all the right directions, shaped tubes, large PF 30 BB, the steer tube and tapered fork lock down the front end like Gibraltar. This frame wants to jump up hill out of the saddle. That said, it can be raced but is not a race bike. Longer wheelbase & higher stack provide great stability, tracks well, and corners on a rail. This will be the ideal bike for anything from a hard competitive group ride to a century and beyond. A frame to be confident on that also can accept up to a 28 mm tire. Plus, with all the carbon bikes out there, modern Ti steel frames are cool.
Weaknesses: None so far.
45 miles hard yesterday with serious climbing and I felt like I just swam a mile when finished. That smooth. Plus I put an extra MPH on my average over prior efforts on the same course.
Anyone have any experience with these guys?
There is a US distrib on ebay that is selling them.
One concern of mine was why they are only rated for tire inflation under 125psi? For tubulars too... ?????
Not sure if it's a legal thing or what.
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