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litespeed vs. giant(6 posts)

litespeed vs. giantmealex
Oct 29, 2002 9:20 AM
i have to make a decision between purchasing a litespeed arenberg, or a giant tcr2........does anyone have an opinion to sway me either way?

re: litespeed vs. giantfbg111
Oct 29, 2002 9:40 AM
I can vouch for the TCR2, as I own an '02 TCR2. So can the ONCE racing team. I know nothing about the Litespeed though.
I would go with the litespeedspookyload
Oct 29, 2002 9:47 AM
The litespeed is a very smoothe ride. You will find the ti frame much more comfortable than the TCR. Not just in material, but in frame design. When I owned a TCR I found it to be twitchy and nervous. I don't think the litespeed will be the same way. If this is just for training and recreational riding this would definately be my choice. If you are a big criterium racer or spend a lot of time climbing then maybe lean towards the TCR. The TCR is a great bike, don't get me wrong, but between the two, I would pick the Litespeed.
I would go with the litespeedJuanmoretime
Oct 29, 2002 12:27 PM
I own an Arenberg, it's a great bike, I'm in the process of getting ready to sell the frame since I just bought a Vortex frame. Knowing there was a better model out there I had to have it but really I should just have kept the Arenberg. The ride was very stable. Bump absorbtion very good. Go with the Litespeed.
I would go with the litespeedmealex
Oct 29, 2002 5:28 PM
Thank you.....that helps quite a bit. My riding is for training/recreation.

The Litespeed is damn perty, to boot.

Thanks again.
re: litespeed vs. giantaliensporebomb
Oct 30, 2002 5:27 AM

I own a TCR2 and have put 700 miles on it since July.

I don't find it "twitchy and nervous", it seems stable,
stiff and responsive. And it's fast. And to me the
carbon makes the ride smooth and comfortable.

Maybe my weight has something to do with it. I'm 5'7"
and about 215-220 lbs. Not a lightweight by any means
but I'm hoping to drop some over the winter. It's a
great bike - I can only imagine what the carbon would
be like.

I've ridden 30-40 mile rides with no comfort issues
whatsoever. It's a great bike.

Indeed, I'd love to go on longer rides.

I was hoping to do a metric century before the season
ended but time issues can crop up when you work full time
and are married and own a home.

I'm sure the litespeed is a great bike too, but do this:
Test ride them and see what speaks to you.