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Litespeed Saber question(5 posts)

Litespeed Saber questionMalandMo
Jul 27, 2003 11:49 AM
The litespeed saber is made as a tri bike. I am not a triathlete, but have a chance to get one at an incredible price. My question is after changing the handlebar setup, could it be used by just a regular cyclist? Just wondering, because I hate to pass it up if I can make it usable for just a roadie. Thanks for your help
You guys are no help! Thanks!MalandMo
Jul 27, 2003 6:19 PM
Call litespeed tommorrow, maybe?Zonic Man
Jul 27, 2003 9:03 PM
Perhaps there is no one on here with experience that can help you out, ever thought of that?
Sorry, I have been out of town... Maybe I can help.Marketing Dept
Jul 28, 2003 4:46 AM
Can it be done? Yes. However, it was designed to be ridden primarily in the aero postion.

Unless you live in the mountains or decide to race crits, I don't think it will be too much of a problem. I would recommend a short stem with a road only set up.

Check out Litespeed's web site and compare the geometry. You will notice a longer top tube and a steeper seat angle. This will be a draw back in the mountains.

Also worth mentioning is the wheel size. If you alread have a supply of 700c wheels and tubes/tires around, you will need to invest in a few new 650c tires and tubes. You may also need to invest in an additional set of wheels rather than swapping out a pair you may have (700c) already.

Plan B: If it is a great deal like you say, buy it and sell it for a profit and put your money into a standard road bike.
Sorry, I have been out of town... Maybe I can help.MalandMo
Jul 28, 2003 6:17 AM
Thanks for the help. I live in Texas and ride in the mountains about once a year. And I have no desire to race. I just like to ride. My current bike is a 63cm and has an extremely long top tube (too long, that is why I am thinking of getting a new bike) The geometry is slightly different, so I was just unsure about making the switch.
Thanks again.