Coming in 30g lighter than their prior lightest mannequin, the T1SL, the brand new Litespeed Spezia FI highway bike counts greater than weight financial savings amongst its methods.
Paired with the newest ENVE IN-route fork, stem & bar combo and Chris King’s AeroSet 3 headset and T47i backside bracket, the FI (Totally Built-in) bike hides each wire and hose contained in the body.
This retains all the things out of the wind for higher seems and aerodynamics, all on an 1145g body (measurement medium). They declare that’s 200g lighter than another titanium disc brake highway bike in the marketplace in the present day.
The bike’s title and do-it-all persona come from La Spezia, a coastal Italian city that’s a frequent cease on the Giro d’Italia. With a mixture of flat coastal roads, punchy climbs, and lengthy descents, it’s received one thing for everybody.
The Spezia body is usually 3/2.5 tubing however with Litespeed’s proprietary sheet-formed 6/4 high tube, which provides extra entrance finish stiffness for higher dealing with. All tubes are measurement particular, and the downtube will get tri-ovalized for a wider form on the backside bracket that creates extra weld floor for a stiffer junction.
The seatstays are ovalized to cut back drag, and the rear brake mount is a single CNC’d half that (they are saying) is lighter and stiffer than conventional building and even 3D-printed elements whereas providing good alignment.
It’s designed for wi-fi (and semi-wireless, like Di2) teams solely, there’s no lodging for traditional shift cables by means of the body. Designed as an throughout performer, it matches as much as 700×35 tires for consolation on the longest, roughest days.
Full bikes begin at $8,299 (introductory worth) with Ultegra Di2, with choices for wheel, tire and cockpit upgrades as you construct it out on their web site.