Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Interbike 2010

Check out the 2010 Interbike booth for Litespeed. Sweet 2011 bikes and cool booth graphics. We are already getting props from media like and Velo News. More to come!

Introducing the 2011 Litespeed Archon C1R...

The Litespeed BMW Cycling Team provides an excellent backdrop for revealing the new 2011 Archon C3 and all-new M1.

The 2011 Litespeed Archon C1R boasts updates that reduce frame weight from its C1 predecessor by over 100 grams.

At $3200, updates to the new 2011 Archon C3 include an adjustable, aero seat post and new graphics.

At $2000, the 2011 Litespeed M1 built with SRAM Apex offers anyone a chance to ride a Litespeed.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Litespeed Carbon Road Show Visits Bikefest at California Bike-September 25

Attention San Diego! The Litespeed Carbon Road Show is heading to sunny Southern California on Saturday, September 25. The Road Show will coincide with California Bike's annual Bikefest. In addition to riding an Archon C3 test bike, you can enjoy food & drink, participate in a group ride, and try to win a new Archon C3 in the raffle, wow! For more information, visit the California Bike website at

Friday, September 3, 2010

Litespeed Announces Flagship Aero Carbon C1R

C1R Boasts Lighter Weight and 12% increase in head tube stiffness

Ooltewah, Tennessee – August 31, 2010 – Performance bicycle manufacturer Litespeed today announced the release of the 2011 Archon C1R, the flagship frameset in their acclaimed line of aerodynamic carbon bikes. Material upgrades to the peleton-grade 2011 C1R include 100 gram reduction in weight as well as a 12% increase in head tube stiffness over the 2010 Archon C1.

The C1R also features Reactive Pressure Molding, or RPM, a new carbon manufacturing technique used to carefully control the frame’s internal form and wall thickness during construction. Greater control during manufacturing process allows the frames to be lighter in weight and more rigid than their predecessors. The all-new C1R boasts dramatically increased torsional stiffness in the headtube, notable increase in stiffness in the bottom bracket area, and the full array of the Aerologic features including cross-section aero-tuning and proprietary water bottle shroud.

“This bike represents a package of features unparalleled in the market," said Peter Hurley, CEO of American Bicycle Group. "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. I have no doubt the C1R will be warmly welcomed by our dealers, industry press, and the avid cyclist alike. "
Hurley also noted the company's long tradition of design innovation: “The value of taking the time and energy to develop material-specific technology has long been evident in our experience with titanium. As the Litespeed carbon range has become more and more recognized in the global market, we see it as both a challenge and obligation to continue that tradition of excellence. We have every intention of holding true to that standard with every pro-grade bike we produce, regardless of material."

The 2011 Archon C1R will officially launch at Eurobike in September 2010. The Archon C1R will be available as a frameset only and is available in five sizes, including model-year 2011 XL.

Background: The C-Series, in development for over 3 years and introduced by Litespeed in 2010, features Aerologic smart frame design which allows for the capture of "free speed." Wind tunnel qualified data verifies a reduction of over 20 watts compared to a standard, non-aero road bike and a 16% advantage across all yaw angles. The shrouded water bottle mount reduces turbulent airflow and drag at 20(degree) yaw by upwards of 8%. The C-Series range features 2 stand-alone framesets and 3 full bike builds, including both SRAM and Shimano.