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Litespeed Archon C1 - SRAM Force Build $0.00
Free speed and great handling ?together at last
You've stuck to your off-season training plan, your diet (except for that holiday-week binge), and your budget. Now it's time to reward yourself for all that hard work with the Litespeed Archon C1. Equipped with SRAM Force drivetrain and shifting components, the C1 brings aerodynamic design to the road-racing masses. Aerodynamics make everyone faster, so why let the triathletes have all the fun? And triathletes, leave uncomfortable aero bars and twitchy bikes behind without losing all the free speed you need to stay competitive. The C1's variety of tube designs and carbon layups provide the best quality, highest performance ride possible.
- Over-sized down tube design shrouds your water bottles from speed-stealing wind so you can hydrate and god fast at the same time
- BB30 bottom bracket adds incredible stiffness and efficient power transfer at the frame's most crucial point
- SRAM Force shifters utilize SRAM's patented DoubleTap shifting technology ?providing, crisp, solid, and intuitive shifting
- Mavic Kysrium wheels are light enough for race day, but tough enough for every day
- SRAM Force drivetrain is lightweight and durable for season after season of racing
|Top Tube Length||20.7in
|Head Tube Angle||72.5deg||73deg||73deg||73deg||73deg|
|Seat Tube Angle||74deg||73.5deg||73deg||73deg||73deg|
|Seat Tube Length||20.7in|
|Head Tube Length||4.3in|
Reviews & Community
One of the first rides on this rocket.
2011 Archon C1
I pulled the triger on this because it was one of the 6 "Aero" bikes I was intrested in and when Real Cyclist put it on sale it made it a no brainer. I figured the worse case I would take the Force stuff off and sell the frame. Well, that's not going to happen! I only have a hand full of rides on this bike but I'm already thrilled at what this makes possible. First impression is wow get better shots the pictures can't seem to show what a work of art this frame is. Next impression was Holy Cow this baby is stiff, I push down and it goes forward with no flex or hesitation. As I have ridden the bike I am actually amazed that it is as comfortable as it is, having read the reviews I could find I was expecting a board but not so much. It will let you know your on bad pavement but you'll have your fillings when your done. I do feel it in heavy side winds, but I use to feel wind with my Orca too, and though a bit more noticable with the Litespeed it is nothing I would sell the bike for, besides when the wind turns and your into it or with it this bike disappears. I did change the wheels and Bars (just not a round bar guy) to Easton EA90 SLX and Easton EC70 bars and with those changes got this to the exact same wieght as My Orca (16.87lbs.). It's a bit over the published weight but I'll admit I need to loose far more weight then the bike to get bent out of shape about that. I can hardly wait to push this in a race this year and I'll be taking it out West where I hope to see how she handles a big decent. One final thought as to How much I like this new Litespeed, I have moved My Orca to the trainer and it has not been on the road since I got the Litespeed. I was going to be buried with the Orca, now I have to make some tought choices or room.
rush through the installation
Stock heavy wheel, heavy tire, heavy tube, just replaced them right out of the box and now it's 16.6 LB only with pedals.... will cut the seatpost, grab a full carbon suspension saddle and integrated handlebar later.
haven't had time to cut the chain yet.
Does this use the 2010 SRAM Force set?
Does this use the 2010 SRAM Force set?
What size cranks and stem are om the m/l...
What size cranks and stem are om the m/l frame?
The specs say 172.5 for the medium and 175 for the large
100 stem length for the medium and 120 for the large
Yes I current ride a lightspeed titanium...
Yes I current ride a lightspeed titanium ride double centuries yes 200 milers. Looking for something new.. how is the Archon C1 on the long rides. Do I need ot go custom fit. What is the total weight equiped as advertised. Any other ideas?
Archon C1 size S 52.5 cm
Fast and super stiff. No problems at all under strong cross winds. I'm sure I made a great purchase. Just completed two centuries last weekend and didn't feel any road discomfort. Perfect fit, I'm 5'8", size S (52.5cm).
Archon C1 - SRAM build VIDEO
Some pretty shots of this LITESPEED beauty in action.
So I tricked out my bike. Put on aerodynamic bottles with cages, clip-on bars, and deep rim wheels. I also swapped out the handlebars for ones with internal cable routing. So it's now worth around $6K.
My bike is a size Large and even with all the extra material added, it is still only 20 lbs! And yeah, it's still super fast. I imagine my bike is a TT with the practicality of a Road Bike.
The bad thing about this build is that it catches crosswinds and that gets pretty scary. The other bad thing is that the bike is technically NOT STREET LEGAL. Of course, that really just means BRAGGING RIGHTS!
This build cuts through the wind like a Samurai sword!
Beauty and Performance!
The double tap shifting is really nice. Its curves make it look good and aerodynamic especially the bottle shroud... I was sold on that!
I plan on getting some profile bars and deep rim wheels... it's gonna look like a freaking Time Trial! But this bike is all about that: aerodynamics.
Looks mighty fine, rides smoothly, rides fast, and this build is under $5K!
Also, I get compliments on this bike 99% of the time I ride it, from people who know nothing of road bikes to other cyclists. It just goes to show you how much of a fine bike it really is.
Fast and Smooth
Who knew plain black and white could look so good!