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Litespeed Siena?(13 posts)

Litespeed Siena?MarkP
Jan 1, 2002 5:47 PM
Has anyone ridden a Litespeed Siena? I'm thinking it might be a great frame judging by its geometry and ti structure, but would appreciate any views about ride quality.
Don't botherfuzzybunnies
Jan 1, 2002 7:16 PM
I work at a shop that sells litespeeds and have gotten to test a few of them. The siena is actually quite heavy and not really stiffer than any of the other litespeeds. I much prefer the classic or the arenburg. Russ
quite heavy??C-40
Jan 1, 2002 7:32 PM
According to the Litespeed website the Siena is lighter than the Classic, Tuscany or Arenburg of the same size.

For someone that works at a shop, you're pedaling inaccurate info.
quite heavy??gtx
Jan 1, 2002 8:25 PM
when you factor the longer seat post weight back in, it's probably about the same. The bike should ride about the same as the other LS frames--pretty much the same numbers for STA, HTA, c-stay, etc. Maybe slightly stiffer rear triangle and a marginally lower center of gravity. Serotta is doing some nice compact ti frames. However, this is the compact frame that I'm interested in right now--high quality, 2.4 pounds and $800! Would probably be pretty comfy with a Moots ti post.

http://www.titusti.com/drop_u_fp.html
does not compute.....Rusty Coggs
Jan 2, 2002 7:27 AM
What is this 'drop-U thing made of?? The discussion was about Ti bikes. 'High quality 2.4 pound Ti for $800' does not compute. Maybe you swithed materials in mid thhought??
does not compute.....gtx
Jan 2, 2002 9:42 AM
sorry, yeah, random compact association--it's AL. Titus does make ti bikes, though.
also made overseas (nm)nobody in particular
Jan 2, 2002 3:59 PM
?gtx
Jan 2, 2002 4:26 PM
where do you get your info? I was under the impression that Titus builds all their bikes in Tempe, AZ.
quite heavy??fuzzybunnies
Jan 2, 2002 10:09 PM
nothing inaccurate about it. We have both an arenburg and a siena built up with ultegra and similar wheelsets and the siena is the heavier of the two. I've taken both for long test rides and just wasn't impressed with the siena in regards to any other litespeed. -Russ
re: Litespeed Siena?redpygmy
Jan 2, 2002 12:44 PM
I just bought this bike over the holidays and I've ridden it three times. There is still a smile on my face when I think about this great bike. I rode this little jewel up and down the hills in Palos Verdes yesterday with energy to spare. You have to get your hands on one of these. My brother-in-law rides a Serotta and after he rode my new Siena he was HIGHLY impressed. Go for it!
re: Litespeed Siena?MarkP
Jan 2, 2002 2:25 PM
Thanks for the reponse. Glad to hear you like it. I plan to test ride one as soon as I can. The problem is that there aren't any LS dealers in Sacramento.
re: Litespeed Siena?redpygmy
Jan 2, 2002 4:34 PM
Mark, I only test rode my bike after the dealer built it. The dealer here in Brea had the frame which he had received very recently before Christmas. I expressed interest in the Siena so he put it together with the options that I liked so I had to buy it. The devil made me do it! Actually, this baby really takes off and hills are noticeably easier. The ride is so smooth and maneuverable. I really hope you get on one for the experience. Larry
re: Litespeed Siena?MarkP
Jan 2, 2002 7:56 PM
Thanks for your insight Larry. I live in Folsom and climb in the Sierras a lot, so I need a good climbing bike. Am also thinking about a Colnago CT1. I priced a Siena today at Colorado Cyclist and it came to about $4,500 with full Campy Record and Mavic Ksyrium SSC Sls with the Ergo computer. Will let you know if I get one.