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First picture of Litespeed Ghisallo...(17 posts)

First picture of Litespeed Ghisallo...5ive
Sep 4, 2001 9:32 AM
on But with carbon seat stays? I don't remember hearing about that. Check it out:
Sep 4, 2001 9:54 AM
I thought it was made entirely of Ti?!?!?! At least the picture on the L/S website indicated that. Oh well, chalk one up for marketing.
re: First picture of Litespeed Ghisallo...Tig
Sep 4, 2001 9:59 AM
The Look KG381 is even more impressive. The carbon seat stays on the Ghisallo are nice. I wonder if they are even needed on steel and Ti frames. Worthwhile design or marketing hype? I've seen a few builder's spec cheets for carbon stay versions of existing bikes and it adds weight most of the time. I know they can help smooth out an oversized tube aluminum frame's ride.

Serotta is about to sell carbon main triangle frame with Ti stays. Where will it end? Who knows? If it actually works to your desire and you have the $, all the better.
re: carbon stayscyclopathic
Sep 4, 2001 10:31 AM
the friend of mine has Seven Odonata, and he claims they make the difference. me? I ride steel and fat tires
Sep 4, 2001 12:26 PM
I saw the Look 381i and now I'm heavily in lust. Guess I'll start saving my pennies.......Don't really even care about the Litespeed......
Thats not the KG381iDave Hickey
Sep 4, 2001 12:52 PM
The picture of the bike is the KX not the 381i. Look at the name on the seatube. I just went to LOOK's updated web site. Great LOOKing new bikes. Look at the Aluminum with carbon rear stays. My wife is going to be pissed!
Thank you, oh great knower of all that is Look!look271
Sep 4, 2001 1:58 PM
My bad. I was just soooooooooo excited that I didn't really look (no pun intended!-Ha!) My wife will be pissed, too. Gotta check out their website after I'm done here.
My head hurts...look271
Sep 4, 2001 2:59 PM
I was just checking out their new frames. Which one to choose? The KX, 381i? My head is swimming!
My head hurts... Which one?YAYA
Sep 4, 2001 3:14 PM
I know how it can be when I look at bikes I really like. I sometimes need spank out a batch and I can get a little sore too. Bicycles can be like porno for the enthusiast. Buy the Litespeed.
Sep 4, 2001 4:10 PM
Nah. They're too. well, ORDINARY. Not that it's a bad bike; I don't get into the bike bashing. I can't decide which of the Looks to buy! (Not really-I'm just dreaming-my wife would literally kill me!)
look euro web site???CT1
Sep 4, 2001 8:40 PM
The US LOOK site sucks! No pics or info on the KX. :(

I've been offered the KX but can't find a geo chart for it.... any help.

OH. my KG is very nice but you can never have enough nice bikes.
found it! ... OH MY GOD...CT1
Sep 4, 2001 8:59 PM
That KX looks absolutely EVIL!

Anyone want a near new KG 281 ... ;)

Litespeed Metallurgists get Confusedterry_b
Sep 4, 2001 10:52 AM
The Kings of Titanium go to Aluminum to build their ultralight bike? Very interesting. And a sloping top tube to boot. Perhaps they're merging their road and mtb lines on a single platform?

The paint job looks like the result of Ernesto Colnago's air brush guy smoking a little too much hash while on holiday in Tunis.
Read carefully, that's not the GhisalloAlex-in-Evanston
Sep 4, 2001 10:59 AM
its AL..there will be 3 others..moretcr01
Sep 4, 2001 11:28 AM
i saw most of the new Litespeed line 2 weeks ago in person. talking with the rep, LS will make 4 aluminum frames for 2002. ALL will have carbon stays. They will also have 2 compact ti frames. One of which is the Ghisallo, the other is a heavier, less expensive version. All frames except the Classic will use an integrated headset. The Blade also has carbon stays. The frames looked sweet in person
That's not the Ghisallo...ColonagFE
Sep 4, 2001 12:01 PM
if you read it it's an AL/CF offering. The Ghisallo is not the one in the pic.
That's not the Ghisallo...vagabond
Sep 4, 2001 12:22 PM
The only bike with the carbon stays are the Ultimate and the two(four) AL bikes. The Ghisallo has ti stays.