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Aluminum Carbon Litespeed Frames(4 posts)

Aluminum Carbon Litespeed FramesCherry1
Feb 16, 2002 6:10 AM
I saw a few of these yesterday in a local shop, and really loved the way they look. Would love to ride one, however it bothers me that you can't just buy the frame. They come with either Campagnolo Centaur or Shimano Ultegra components, and I demand more out of my components. Does anyone have any idea why Litespeed decided to sell them this way, and if they plan on selling jus the framesets in the future. And has anyone ridden on them yet and have a reaction?
inappropriate question...C-40
Feb 16, 2002 7:09 AM
Questions like this should be posed to Litespeed directly. Obviusly these bikes are aimed at the general consumer, not high-end customers.
inappropriate question...Cherry1
Feb 16, 2002 7:23 AM
I think all of Litespeed's products can be considered high end. I am sorry if you disagree. They produce some beautiful frames. Give me a Litespeed any day over a Trek.
Why they're bikes only...TJeanloz
Feb 16, 2002 6:15 PM
Litespeed offers the aluminum models as complete bikes only as a bone to their dealers who are constantly being undercut by mail order. You'll notice that Colorado Cyclist offers all Litespeed frames at full retail; but then discounts the fork and components to the point that other dealers have a hard time competeing. By offering the complete bike only, Litespeed is able to sell them a little cheaper, and prevent mail order houses from seriously undercutting traditional dealers.