2008 Litespeed Sportive Titanium M/L with Carbon Fork (frame only)
Purchased in January of 2009 and have probably put around 1k miles on it, never dropped, but does have some nicks and rubs from being loaded into a back of a car or bike rack. I built it up first as a road bike then as a touring bike. The Sportive model replaced the Blue Ridge model and it's design is to be a comfort road bike / touring bike. The frame has front and rear eyelets for rack mounting.
Included in the sell is:
- Cane Creek S2 Headset
- Seat Post Clamp
Only reason I am selling is because I have too many bikes now and this one doesn't get ridden since I built my own custom touring frame.
Here is the manufacturers description:
The Sportive represents a bike that you will simply want to ride. A new bike with the long haul Sportive or Gran Fondo event in mind. It has the same race edge of a Litespeed with the enduring comfort of refined geometry and the ride that is titanium. The construction is from US milled, hand fabricated, 3Al-2.5V aerospace quality titanium. There are no compromises in materials or workmanship.
Tapered, butted, lathe cut seat stays with a swept bend improve ride quality maximizing fatigue resistance.
Chain stays are tapered and butted to create a nice smooth, stiff drivetrain with ample tire and component clearance.
An oversized top tube enhances stiffness and control.
Oversized seat tube provides a more efficient power transfer.
Long reach brake specification is very fender mudguard friendly.
Threaded rack eyelets are standard, rather than an option.
Top Tube Length (cm) 55.0
Head Tube Angle 73.0
Seat Tube Angle 74.0
Seat Tube Length (cm) 50.0
Standover Height (cm) 77.6
Head Tube Length (cm) 22.0
Frame Weight (grams/lbs.) 1365 / 3.01