Litespeed Classic Ultegra Road Bike


Frame Material: aluminum
Frame Angles: 73.0 head, 73.0 seat
Sizes: 49cm, 51cm, 53cm, 55cm, 57cm, 59cm, 61cm, 63cm
Colors: Brushed
Fork: LSP Carbon
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI Dual Control
Handlebar: ITM Mantjs Super Over
Stem: ITM
Headset: 1 1/8" integrated Cane Creek
Front Der: Shimano 105
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra, 39/53 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra SS
Pedals: Not applicable
Tires: 700 x 23c Vittoria Rubino Pro


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[Jun 13, 2016]
Recreational Rider


The titanium frame with feels plenty stiff to me with, all the gorgeous welds!


None that I've been able to detect.

No one will probably ever read this review however, here goes...
This is for a 2003 frame which is the second to last year the Classic
was made. I built it up as a flat bar road bike with mostly Ultegra 6600
components. The exceptions are the R773-2 front derailleur, R 770
10 speed shifters and R770 brake levers. Syncros carbon riser bar, Thomson
stem/post/clamp, wheel manufacturing ceramic bottom bracket, Selle Italia
TT saddle, Cane Creek 100 headset with ceramic bearings. Wheels are Mavic
Open Pro rims, DT spokes and Ultegra 6800 hubs/ceramic bearings with
Continental GPS 4000 S II 25C tires with Michelin latex tubes.

What a fantastic bike! Corners and tracks amazingly well. Handles speed
without any problems whatsoever.

Without a doubt the best bike I've ever owned or ridden!

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[Aug 23, 2004]
Recreational Rider


Expect a long life out of the titanium frame. It feels fast and responsive, and tracks well.


None so far for the riding that I plan to do: group and solo rides with some racing for fun. In trying to translate what I understand about different fram types and ride characteristics I may sense that this bike does not have the stiffest rear triangle; i.e. I could imagine it is possible to have a sensation of slightly better power transfer when really pushing a sprint.

This is my first road bike after 15 years mountain biking. The bike feels light and tight and fast. I have put in less than 100 miles, but it feels good to me. I think that I made a good choice on a bike that will bring me years of pleasure and where I can upgrade components onto a really nice frame. I wanted a ti frame that would perform and last a long time. I did a lot of research but little test riding. Bought this because it was a good closeout deal - last production year for the Classic. Once I recieved the bike I had it fitted to be sure I had the right size. Switched out the stem from 120 to 110mm. I am 6'4" and riding a 61cm frame: it does not feel cramped in any way. I have longer legs and average torso; I find it comfortable with seat at max height and stem angled up (just a couple inches from seat down to the handle-bars.) My rating numbers are pretty arbitrary because of my lack of experience with road bikes. I am 95% satisfied with this purchase and would rate it a 5 for ME; but I am sure there is always room for improvement. (e.g. if had the Dura Ace package could I make it a 5?) I trust that with time, experience, and education I will be able to say I am 100% satisfied with this purchase - especially for a first road bike!

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None (unless you count Cannondale mountain bikes.)

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