Litespeed Submits All-New Road Frame for New UCI Certification Process
In compliance with new regulations for the International Cycling Union, or UCI, Litespeed has submitted an all-new road frame for the certification process. In an attempt to clarify previously unclear UCI equipment guidelines, certification or pre-approval for all equipment to be used during UCI competition will be required, beginning with 2011 race equipment. UCI-approved equipment will be designated by asticker on the equipment.
Due for release in 2012, the new Litespeed road model, name and full details still undisclosed, will launch the brand's foray into the uber-light carbon road bike arena. Litespeed sources say the bike is aimed to be a perfect race bike, low in weight but high in stiffness. The bike will be available in two complete builds or as a frameset.
Litespeed's first step into the carbon world in 2010 was met with applause as consumers and media alike recognized the knowledge and skill with which its designers used to craft the Archon C-series. The accolades continue in 2011 as Velo News just named the 2011 Litespeed Archon C1R the Editors' Pick for the Aero Road category in the 2011 Buyer's Guide. The praise for the C-series, Litespeed's unique, wind-tunnel proven, aero carbon road line has pacified those claiming Litespeed could only make great titanium bikes.