Litespeed T3 Disc - 16

Litespeed T3 Disc - 16
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2016 Litespeed T3 Disc

As much as most of us love the idea of an all-day gravel grind, or even some multi-day bikepacking, the reality is that most of us are slipping our rides in between family, work and other obligations. Most of us also probably don’t live in the middle of nowhere, so we’re dealing with all sorts of surface types, from smooth or broken tarmac to rooty or rougher gravel. This type of reality riding is what a versatile bike like the Litespeed T3 Disc is perfect for.

Though a lot of folks rave about the soft, supple, comfort-oriented ride you will get with good titanium bikes, that description is apt to put off as many people as it appeals to. But with the T3 Disc, you won’t have to worry about exchanging the efficient, responsive ride that you love in your carbon frames for the comfort vibration absorption you can expect from a ti bike. Hand-crafted from 3Al/2.5V titanium, the T3 Disc has received the strategic tube shaping that Litespeed has dedicated to their other bikes, so that a tapered and oversized top tube, flattened and ovalized seat stays, and a biaxially ovalized downtube will result in a bike that handles beautifully, is stiff and responsive while still offering a smooth, comfortable ride.

And then having disc brakes on the bike increases the multi-use versatility that will make you start thinking about all those rough or even gravel roads you could explore on this bike. Now, this is not a gravel bike, per se. Litespeed makes one of those too if you are seriously keen on spending most of your time on gravel. But this is a bike that can certainly handle some mixed surface adventures with ease. And that is just as well because it has an aggressive race geometry closer to the T1 than a gravel bike, so it is made to go fast.

For the handling the Litespeed Flat Mount Road Fork combines with the 44mm oversized head tube to offer a precision with just enough feedback from the road to feel in control. The fork has a 12mm through axle to enhance the responsiveness of the handling, though they have stuck with a 135x10 quick release rear axle. And to guarantee the rigidity in the rear triple-butted chainstays meet up with a PF30 bottom bracket for a stiffness factor even a big legged sprinter would love.

Available in six sizes and compatible with electric or mechanical groupsets, the Litespeed T3 Disc is that perfect all-rounder waiting to make the rest of your road bikes obsolete.

  • Frame: 3Al/2.5V titanium
  • Fork: Litespeed flat mount tapered disc (optional +$400)
  • Rear Stay: Titanium
  • Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
  • Head Tube Diameter Top: 44mm
  • Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 44mm
  • Headset Included: No
  • Bottom Bracket Type: BB30 Press Fit
  • 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: Disc
  • Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
  • Seatpost Included: No
  • Seat Collar Included: Yes
  • Rear Axle: QR x 135mm
  • Sizes: XS | SM | MD | ML | LG | XL |
  • Colors: Titanium

  • 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

    Rylan Doherty
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 207
    International | Direct +1 510-529-3052

    Charlie Zamanian
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 210
    International | Direct +1 510-529-3042

    Alex Ratcliff-Jones
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 214
    International | Direct +1 510-529-3054

    * Individual experiences and results may vary.

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