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2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike

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2011 litespeed m1sram rival complete bike   2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike

A well-mannered race machine, the 2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike is speedy but not twitchy and steady but not slow. Without the weight or dowdy components, the bike rides very smoothly as a traditional road bike.

Everything is kept in place by the SL-250 micro-adjusting aluminum post with an easy-to-operate single bolt. Mavic provides the bike with excellent Aksium wheels that are lightweight enough for road race but are still tough enough to endure a year of demanding rides.

For enhanced hammering comfort, the bars have a 80mm reach, 125mm drop, and a minor 4-degree outward sweep of the drops. While the 2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike is inexpensive, its quality is topnotch and it is available in five sizes, Small, Medium, Medium/Large, Large, and X-Large.

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2011 Litespeed M1 SRAM Apex Road Bike

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New from Litespeed this 2011 is a road bike called M1 SRAM Apex. Combined to make the bike a reliable machine for road rides is the 3K unidirectional monocoque carbon weave frame and the new SRAM Apex component gruppo.

The major features of the said road bike are the box section bottom bracket that allows for vital power transfer and a flattened shaped downtube that enhances aerodynamics. While a taller head tube offers added comfort, the slightly longer wheelbase offers better stability when descending rapidly.

Riders are given a built-in option for a more upright position, thanks to the taller head tube. Aside from being comfortable, sleek, and stable, the 2011 Litespeed M1 SRAM Apex Road Bike is also very speedy and efficient.

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2011 Litespeed Archon C1R

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For 2011, Litespeed launches its top of the line aerodynamic carbon bike, the Archon C1R. It comes in five sizes and is 150 grams lighter than its predecessor, the CR1. Litespeed uses the Reactive Pressure Molding process on the Archon C1R which meant that during the construction process, a carbon manufacturing technique that allows control on the internal form and thickness of the wall.

The Archon C1R has torsional stiffness on the headtube and increased level of stiffness on the bottom bracket. It features an aerodynamic seat mast design and aero shrouded water bottle mounting. The CEO of American Bicycle Group Peter Hurley, shares his enthusiasm over the new bike, “Our entire team has worked exceedingly hard to construct a carbon aero road bike that rides like no other and I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result.”

Hurley further adds, “The value of taking the time and energy to…

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Litespeed C3 Archon 2010 Road Bike

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Lightspeed has assembled the latest perfect ride: the 2010 C3 Archon. It features the C-Series frames that display a definite layout of aerodynamic improvements. Litespeed’s engineers have altered the tubing proportions, cross sections, carbon lay-up and profiles to ensure that you get the most from your riding experience. The modifications apply throughout the full range of sizes.

The C3 Archon’s water mounting is designed solely to have a unique aero shroud. The latest BB30 bottom bracket technology is also in place. This creates better ride comfort through the lightest and stiffest drive components.

With Aerologic innovation, the C3 Archon comes with an integrated seat mass that is designed to reduce weight. This means better advantage on descents. The C3 Archon represents the peak of carbon engineering from the industry, making it a standard-bearer in design innovation.

Litespeed outfits the C3 Archon with a mix of Shimano Ultegra and FSA components and…

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