Litespeed Classic Ultegra Road Bike

DESCRIPTION

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

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 13, 2016]
lebikerboy
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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!

Similar Products Used:

Klein Quantum, Elixxer, Soma Smoothie

[Aug 23, 2004]
Fred_Litespeed
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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!

Similar Products Used:

None (unless you count Cannondale mountain bikes.)

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