Litespeed Vortex Frame 2004 Frames

Vortex Frame 2004

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.

User Reviews (2)

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darth_geekboy   Recreational Rider [Dec 29, 2010]
Strength:

looks and works well in the beginning.

Weakness:

subpar materials resulting in crack.

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.

Similar Products Used: litespeed arenberg
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Gary   Road Racer [Sep 29, 2007]
Strength:

Beautiful shape, welds

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: Spectrum Ti Custom, Two Airborne (chinese made-no cracks) Zepplins, Litespeed Ghisallo (no problems, just a wet noodle)
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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