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Any feedback on Litespeed forks?(6 posts)

Any feedback on Litespeed forks?RCole
Sep 21, 2002 3:07 PM
Building up a 2nd bike and saw this fork for $80. Anyone out there use it? WHat are your thoughts?

More info?Kerry
Sep 21, 2002 4:15 PM
Is this a new fork? In the past, Litespeed was rebadging other makers' forks. Or more accurately, over-badging. For example, there were Kestrel EMS forks with a Litespeed paint job and decal added (still a Kestrel logo), mine are Time/Litespeed, etc. It's possible that LS used "no-name" forks on their lower end bikes at some point - I'm not familiar with that situation. To my knowledge, LS has never made their own forks. I'm guessing this is a used fork, and whether it is worth $80 depends on age, what the original brand was, and what service it saw. You might be able to find out the first two, but the 3rd one is hard to devine. The thing could be in pristine condition, or it could have been crashed hard. Get more info.
More info?RCole
Sep 21, 2002 8:24 PM
Colorado Cyclist is closing these out. I wonder who they're rebadging?
That fork is not a LOOK.Fez
Sep 22, 2002 6:23 AM
It was made by one of the largest carbon fork manufacturers out there, the name escapes me. For 2001 Litespeed finally offered a carbon fork w/ carbon steerer as standard w/ the complete bike, but you could still upgrade to a Look HSC or a Ouzo Pro.

Its not a bad fork, but I'm not too crazy about the fade 2tone paintjob and the Litespeed decals applied under a clearcoat. Would look OK on a Litespeed frame, a little silly on anything else.
re: Any feedback on Litespeed forks?Inhighgear
Sep 21, 2002 5:14 PM
I have this fork on my 2000 Vortex. It's a great fork. Buy it. It's at a great price for the quality. Comes with a nice carbon stem cap as well.
CC close out forks are made by Look, great price. nmJuanmoretime
Sep 22, 2002 4:51 AM