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Who makes Litespeed brand forks?(5 posts)

Who makes Litespeed brand forks?Horta
Nov 1, 2002 4:46 PM
Anyone know who makes Litespeed brand forks (carbon forks and steerers with Litespeed written down the fronts)? Any opinions about these forks (or why they've now switched to Reynolds forks)? Thanks.
Advanced CompositesTJeanloz
Nov 1, 2002 5:08 PM
Advanced Composites makes the non-Reynolds Litespeed forks. They also make forks for Look, Time, and just about everybody else.

I wouldn't avoid them wholesale, but they are not in the same class as a Reynolds or high-end Look.
Advanced CompositesHorta
Nov 1, 2002 6:30 PM
What about $80 new?
Advanced Compositespmf1
Nov 7, 2002 8:19 AM
I recently removed a Litespeed fork from my wife's Tuscany and installed an Ouza Pro. This was one of the "free" forks that came with the bike. It said "Look" on the sides and "Litespeed" on the front. It was partially painted yellow and had a metal steerer (I think steel).

It was a fairly heavy fork. I don't know how heavy, but the difference was noticable over the Ouza Pro. My wife says she notices a huge difference in how the bike handles. More comfortable and it corners much better (I also installed a CK headset, Easton magnesium stem and Easton carbon bars).

Of course, this fork costs 4 times what you can get the one you're looking at for. An Ouza Comp is a bit cheaper and probably of similar quality.

Bottom line -- Its probably worth what you're paying for it. For $80, you shouldn't expect a lot. Is the Ouza Pro 4 times nicer? No. But is is a nicer fork. Its your money.
re: Who makes Litespeed brand forks?Inhighgear
Nov 2, 2002 8:48 AM
Got one on my 2001 Vortex. I have no complaints. For $80 it's a deal. I like the way it looks as well. Sleek.