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Leslie P.

Leslie P.

Leslie P.

Leslie P.wrote a review of on August 20, 2012

Home Run Lite Speed
5 5

I've only put a few hundred miles on the frame, so base this review on that.
I was leery about Litespeed's carbon frames based on the hard core racers reviews of some of Lite speeds past carbon frames. Then the amazing price made me even more skeptical. Spoke to a mechanic/racer in the area and he gave me the thumbs up to try this one. Took a big risk dropping the dough and its only been payday every since. Thank you Litespeed & RealCyclist.
I wasn't surprised by the amazing acceleration and lighting response I felt when riding this steed; I was surprised by the comfort provided on the longer (60+ miles) rides via 60T carbon; not harsh at all. Handles corners with confidence, and chances down the competition like there's no tomorrow. Complete built up large frame bike weighed a the LBS; came in at 15.02lbs. For a large frame that is super light. And yes, one could shave grams off even more with a good tubular wheelset, dropping the 10 lb saddle I have, or, just ensure your shorter than me, and can ride a small or medium frame. Flat matte finish is a nice touch; not screaming for attention, but makes a point. Be aware though that you can't run a BB30 bottom bracket/crankset with this frame. Do your home work and that's obvious. The good news is that the FSA K-force light EVO 386 is lighter and stiffer than the BB30 cranksets anyway. This translates to even lighter ride, with better acceleration with less effort. 2012 SRAM Red works perfect with the FSA K-force light EVO 386 cranks.
Bottom line, this is a stellar ride. At this price you won't find a better frame. Scoop one up if you can, and then drop the competition like a bad habit on your next local circuit/race.