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opinions on "litespeed" forks?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by bonj2, 13 Apr 2008.

  1. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    what does anybody reckon to these carbon forks?
    bikeforks.jpg


    they're "litespeed", never heard of them before but they look ok, anyone got them?
    They are apparently 'titanium reinforced carbon', and have an offset of 40, is that above or below average?
    according to my kitchen scales they are bang on 400g which is quite light 'cos i've seen a lot that are advertised as being between 500g and 600g.

    look reasonably good do you reckon?
     
  2. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Location:
    Ice Station Zebra
    Litespeed are or were a Ti bike manufacturer, they did make quality kit
     
  3. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Litespeed don't make their own forks, but use aftermarket ones. They've used Reynolds, Look and Real Design in the past. These look like Reynolds ones to me, very similar to the Ouzo, but the rainbow colours on the badges are also reminiscent of Ritchey WCS stuff?!
     
  4. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside

    Is that the same as carbon wrapped Ti? Sounds a bit strange to me.
     
  5. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    iirc they use a fine titanium mesh over the carbon fibre but under the lacquer.