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Aluminum Litespeed(5 posts)

Aluminum LitespeedDaveL
Apr 16, 2002 4:00 AM
Anybody have any feedback on how the aluminum Litespeeds are working out ?
re: Aluminum LitespeedJekyll
Apr 16, 2002 11:07 AM
Played around with a Hyperion the other night (about 5 unremarkable miles). I was just about as unexcited about it as the shop guys who took it out. Its just another Al McBike (allegedly made in Taiwan). Actually looks better in the picture that in person.
My thought is that if I want aluminum I'll buy it from someone who has been doing it for a long time and has a reputation for it (Giant, Canny, etc). The same reason I would consider Litespeed when looking at Ti bikes.
re: Aluminum LitespeedTonyR
Apr 16, 2002 11:43 AM
I think you probably are buying it from a manufacturer with Al bike experience. Giant? It could be them or someone else, but I bet whoever it is, has experience making bikes out of this material.
As with all Litespeeds, the Al ones are overpriced. Their appearence is also underwhelming, IMHO. If you're looking for an Al bike you can do far better for the price.

TR
That's probably true...Jekyll
Apr 16, 2002 11:53 AM
You're right, who ever makes their bike probably makes a bunch of others. I probably should have said designed rather than made (if that).
Its kind of like the ultimate poser bike - I wanted a Litespeed but did not have enough common sense to buy a Ti one......
That's probably true...DaveL
Apr 16, 2002 12:41 PM
Well said...that's about the best take on this scene that I have heard. I had toyed with considering one but I always came back around to 'if you're going to buy a litespeed, get ti,' and I really want something a little lighter.