Litespeed T1SL

Litespeed T1SL
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2017 Litespeed T1SL

People say that nothing can replicate the feel of titanium. It’s not the stiffness or the agility, it’s not the superior handling or the unsurpassed quality of the material. Although all those things are attributes of every Litespeed bike. It’s what makes people come back to Litespeed again and again. The bike just feels right. And once you’ve owned titanium nothing else will do.

To prove the point, the T1SL is getting rave reviews. (Bicycle magazine called it one of the “29 Bikes So %#@$!% Amazing You’ll Do Anything To Own One.) And that’s just one. Basically these bikes are amazing. And Litespeed puts a lot of care into every bike. The bikes are manufactured right here in the US, and they are all hand crafted using space grade titanium.

It’s not every company that can say that their expertise is so advanced that they are called upon to produce the landing gear for the Mars rover “Curiosity.” And the knowledge gained from working with NASA has trickled down to the bikes built today. In fact the T series was launched in 2013 using the same facility and technology as the Curiosity. This led to the Eurobike Design Award and the Triathlon America Most Innovative Product Award. But what exactly is the design?

Every tube that comprises the T1SL is built by hand from 6Al/4V or 3Al/2.5V titanium for a specific purpose. The top tube is made from one sheet and shaped into a unique multi-faceted, trumpeted shape, providing unmatched stiffness. Contributing to the stiffness is an oversized bi-axially ovalized downtube. For compliance, the chainstays are triple butted and everything is put together by single pass welds. A 44mm head tube has you handling with speed and agility and the PF30 bottom bracket lets you choose any crank on the market. And it is built for traditional caliper brakes.

The bottom line is you have a stiff bike that handles with speed and agility, a bike that is lightweight and made of the best materials in the world, and a bike that has that feel that only comes from titanium.

  • Frame: 6AI/4V and 3AI/2.5V titanium
  • Rear Stay: Titanium
  • Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
  • Head Tube Diameter Top: 44mm
  • Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 44mm
  • Headset Included: No
  • Bottom Bracket Type: PF30
  • Cable Routing: Internal, electric or mechanical compatible
  • Front Derailleur Mount: 34.9mm
  • Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
  • Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Brake Type: Caliper
  • Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
  • Seatpost Included: No
  • Seat Collar Included: Yes
  • Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
  • Sizes: 46cm XS | 47.5cm SM | 49.5cm MD | 51.5cm ML | 53.5cm LG | 55.5cm XL |
  • Colors: Titanium
  • Weight: 995g

  • If you have any questions about this frame or bike, please contact our Litespeed Team:

    Chris Ginsburg
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 213
    International | Direct +1 510-529-3055

    Ray Blair
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 0
    International | Direct +1

    * Individual experiences and results may vary.

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