Litespeed T5 Road Bike

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DESCRIPTION

Price Range: $3,550 - $5,150

The T5 uses Gran Fondo geometry (taller stack than the T1SL and T2) to give riders the perfect frame for long days in the saddle. Just like the race inspired T1SL and T2, the T5 frame utilizes a 44 mm head tube in order to take advantage of the latest in tapered-steerer fork technology. The 3AL/2.5V titanium alloy frame uses an oversized bi-axial ovalized downtube is used to help minimize weight and maximize performance and frame stiffness. Framesets retail for $2,475 with Litespeed fork and Cane Creek headset.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 22, 2017]
miner81
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The ride! I rode a Felt Z-1 for 10 years. My LBS started carrying the Lightspeed line and the owner convinced me that I would love this bike. He was right. Such a smooth ride. I am a big guy 6'2" 235lbs. I put a lot of torque on my bikes. While I do feel a bit of flex compared to my carbon Felt it is not enough to be bothersome. The bike climbs really well. The T-5 smooths out many of the bumps that you would feel on a carbon bike. I just love the ride.

Weakness:

None so far.

I absolutely love this bike. Has such a nice ride. Interestingly, the T-5 weighs about the same as my Felt Z-1. Both are outstanding bikes. But the ride of the T-5 is just smoother. If your a big guy titanium is an excellent choice for a bike frame.

Similar Products Used:

Felt Z-1

[Jan 24, 2017]
Joe Martin

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiffness on the course
Comfort on the long haul

Weakness:

None so far

I was searching for my next N+1 and was looking for a machine I could pop into a carrier for air travel without worrying about the damage I have seen to some carbon fiber models at the hands of the airline's baggage handlers. The titanium T-5 was the perfect answer for me. It's stiff enough to be taken along for my races, yet rides comfortably so I can bring it along on my multi-day tours. The fact that the eye catching titanium and classic decals brings folks around for a look doesn't hurt at all, either. Take one out for a hard ride and put it away wet. It won't mind!

[Oct 27, 2014]
WilkaKeeper
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

Similar Products Used:

Airborne, Cannondale, Fuji

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