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Litespeed Arenberg?(5 posts)

Litespeed Arenberg?joerider
Feb 11, 2002 10:33 AM
Does anyone know anything about this frame? How does it compare to the tuscany or classic?
No titanium or litepeed bashers, please. I already ride Ti and love it (not LS) so you're not going to convince me to go to steel or AL. I just want to know how this bike compares to other TI bikes.
re: Litespeed Arenberg?moneyman
Feb 11, 2002 11:26 AM
My wife rides this frame. It is the "beginning" frame in Litespeed's stable, but it is really beautiful. The welds are, IMHO, works of art, and the gently curved seat- and chainstays give the frame a very graceful appearance. It is NOT a frame for a heavier rider, however. But if you don't fit the Clyde category, it should work out well.

She is a new rider, and she really loves the comfort the frame provides. I like watching her ride it, and she likes to be on it.

re: Litespeed Arenberg?cyclopathic
Feb 11, 2002 12:51 PM
I had a chance to compare it to Ultimate and Arenberg flexes alot more. Very comfy on long rides, but if you're a biger guy and race Crits you might wanna go up the ladder.
re: Litespeed Arenberg?STEELYeyed
Feb 11, 2002 2:06 PM
I ride an Arenberg/105 on tours and centuries,I think that is where this frame shines,it's light,affordable and won't beat your brains out.
The Tuscany is a stiffer, quicker ride, andSPROCKETS
Feb 11, 2002 2:37 PM
the Classic is also going to be a bit stiffer and not exactly slow steering. Agree about the Clydes comments of earlier posts. The Classic is a better-stronger-steed for bigger guys, and the ride is terrific. Classic top tube is longish if that matters.