Are Litespeed bikes any good?
Litespeed doesn’t offer a build that low, as they’re targeting the performance customer with the Ultimate. In this day and age when the level of craftsmanship seems to be fading in the industry, both these bikes shine with very good welds.
Did Lance Armstrong ride a Litespeed?
In the 1999 Tour de France, Lance Armstrong rode a titanium Litespeed Blade painted and labeled as a Trek during time trials. Several professionals have ridden Litespeeds painted as other brands. European brands such as Eddy Merckx and Bianchi have contracted Litespeed to construct titanium frames in their own lines.
When was Litespeed sold?
The Lynskeys created Litespeed in 1986 and later sold the business in 1999.
Where are Litespeed Titanium bikes made?
All of Litespeed’s titanium bicycles are manufactured at our headquarters in Chattanooga, TN. Get an insider’s look into our manufacturing process. Factory tours are available by appointment at our headquarters in Chattanooga, TN Monday through Friday. To setup a factory tour, give us a call at 1-800-229-0198.
How much do Litespeed bikes weigh?
Generally, a high-end titanium road frame built stout enough to ride well weighs in at around 1,150 grams. Litespeed’s new T1sl is 1,050 grams in a size medium—pretty impressive.
When did Lynskey leave Litespeed?
The LITESPEED Company grew for the following 13 years and in 1999 after much deliberation the family decided to sell. Mr. Bill Lynskey (Dad) had passed in 1997 which was a tremendous loss to the family and the Company.
Who owns Lynskey?
the Lynskey family
Lynskey Performance Designs LLC is a titanium bicycle designer and manufacturing company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, founded and currently operated by the Lynskey family, who began building titanium bicycles in 1984. The family founded the company Litespeed Titanium, which they sold in 1999.
Are titanium bikes lighter than carbon?
Carbon fiber frames are lighter than titanium frames. In fact, carbon fiber is the lightest material used to build bicycle frames today.
Are titanium bikes lighter than aluminum?
Despite using more metal, bike frames made out of aluminium tend to be lighter than both titanium and steel.
Where are Lynskey bikes made?
Lynskey Performance Designs LLC is a titanium bicycle designer and manufacturing company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, founded and currently operated by the Lynskey family, who began building titanium bicycles in 1984.
Where are vassago bikes made?
Vassago Cycles now has their Black Label VerHauen steel 29er frame available to purchase. The frame is made by Zen Bicycle Fabrication in Portland, Oregon. The frame spec looks very nice with OX Platinum tubeset, sliding dropouts, and 44mm headtube.
How long does a titanium bike last?
Titanium is generally impact-resistant, fatigue-resistant, and rust-resistant, enabling it to last 20-40 years. Experts, however, recommend replacing it after 10-15 years.