Miscellaneous

Are Litespeed Titanium bikes good?

Are Litespeed Titanium bikes good?

Conclusion. The Litespeed is a bike that I really enjoyed riding and grew to love as our adventures increased. It’d make an excellent commuter and lightweight touring machine for the way it just gets on with the job but – and it’s the only but – it is a bit expensive for what is on offer.

Is Litespeed still in business?

With every bike still handmade in Tennessee, Litespeed continues to set the high bar for performance titanium road, mountain bike and gravel machines. After 35 years, the legacy continues…

Where are Litespeed Titanium frames made?

All of Litespeed’s titanium bicycles are manufactured at our headquarters in Chattanooga, TN. Get an insider’s look into our manufacturing process. Factory tours are available by appointment at our headquarters in Chattanooga, TN Monday through Friday.

Does Lynskey make Litespeed?

Chattanooga, TN – The Lynskey family, founders of Litespeed Titanium Components, will be returning to the bicycle frame-building business. They will be designing and building high-end custom titanium bicycle frames under the new company name of Lynskey Performance Products.

What happened to Litespeed?

In 1999 the family sold the Litespeed business to the American Bicycle Group, who continue to run the show. After taking a few years off (and waiting for the non-compete to run out), the Lynskey family wanted back in and launched Lynskey Performance in 2006.

When did Lynskey leave Litespeed?

1999
The LITESPEED Company grew for the following 13 years and in 1999 after much deliberation the family decided to sell. Mr. Bill Lynskey (Dad) had passed in 1997 which was a tremendous loss to the family and the Company.

What happened to LiteSpeed?

Did Lance Armstrong ride a LiteSpeed?

In the 1999 Tour de France, Lance Armstrong rode a titanium Litespeed Blade painted and labeled as a Trek during time trials. Several professionals have ridden Litespeeds painted as other brands. European brands such as Eddy Merckx and Bianchi have contracted Litespeed to construct titanium frames in their own lines.

Did Lance Armstrong ride a Litespeed?

Is Lynskey better than Litespeed?

THE VERDICT. At the end of the day, both bikes have their target customer. The Litespeed Ultimate is really pushing the limits of performance with its subtle but effective tube shaping. The Lynskey Helix is pushing the limits of metal manipulation, which results in more compliance and a bit more weight.

When was Litespeed sold?

In 1999 the family sold the Litespeed business to the American Bicycle Group, who continue to run the show.

Who bought Litespeed bikes?

American Bicycle Group
Litespeed

Type Subsidiary
Headquarters Ooltewah, Tennessee, United States
Key people Peter Hurley, CEO
Products Bicycles
Parent American Bicycle Group

Who makes Litespeed?

Litespeed

Type Subsidiary
Key people Peter Hurley, CEO
Products Bicycles
Parent American Bicycle Group
Website www.litespeed.com