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Litespeed Veneto?(4 posts)

Litespeed Veneto?Daddylonglegs
Nov 21, 2002 5:39 AM
Is anyone out there riding this frame? I am looking for some feedback on it's more upright riding position, especially in the XL size.
Thanks much
re: Litespeed Veneto?USMC LogO
Nov 23, 2002 5:26 PM
I am riding an XL Veneto and have found it to be one of the few stock frames to actually get the bar within a decent reach. No more 6" drops from seat to bar. I am 6'4" with a long inseam (37") and once the seat is adjusted, most frames with their short head tubes usually have too much drop for me.

With my seat adjusted on the Veneto I have about 2.5 inches of drop with the full stack of spacers (approx 1"). I am now working my way down to find the best position. As such, I don't find the "upright" position to be as much as one would expect but the short top tube does help somewhat. I am not stretched out as far out, or down, on this bike as I have been on others and consequently I am much more comfortable.

Hope this helps in your decision making.

Good luck,

re: Litespeed Veneto?bsdc
Nov 24, 2002 7:41 PM
I've been interested in this design as well. It seems to be a great idea for almost anyone who's not racing. Merlin has a similar design called the Solis. I started noticing Sevens this year with that design. People in the gallery were taken back by the relatively tall head tube, but it seemed so logical to me. I've been doing my homework and I'm leaning towards the Seven Alaris... custom built for about the same price.
re: Litespeed Veneto?Daddylonglegs
Nov 27, 2002 6:40 AM
I just got my hands on the catalog from Seven and am now interested in the Alaris as well. The customer service rep at Litespeed informed me that they are now only selling "complete bikes". That helped steer me away from the Veneto.