February 27, 2020

Featured Ti Build

Earlier this year, we partnered with our friend Michael over in Austria. His enthusiasm for biking and Litespeed caught our attention, along with his beautiful photos. Be on the lookout for more great content from him throughout 2020. 

In the meantime, we wanted to hear how he ended up building out his new Ultimate Road - long story short, his bike is a machine. 

 

Full Bike Specifications:

  • Frameset: Litespeed Ultimate Disc Road(1354g)
  • Fork: Litespeed Carbon Tapered Road (433g)
  • Front/Rearbrake: Shimano Ultegra R8070 Hydraulic Disc (280g)
  • Discbrake Rotors: Dura Ace SM-RT900 140/140 (each 96g)
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070 (each 180g)
  • Front derailleur: Shimano  Ultegra Di2 R8050 (151g)
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050 (242g)
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 11-28T (251)
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG701-11 (257g)
  • Crankset: Easton EC90SL (172.5mm) 52/36 Easton Chainrings (659g)
  • Powermeter: Easton Cinch Spindle
  • Bottom bracket: Wheels MFG T47 (155g)
  • Headset: Chris King InSet I7 (170g)
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss ARC 1400 62mm (1673g)
  • Valves: Muc-Off Tubeless Valves (16g)
  • Bar Tape: Supacaz Sticky Kush (98g)
  • Topcap: Absolute Black Integrated (3g)
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Control TLR 25mm  (300g)
  • Handlebars: 3T Superergo Team Carbon  Stealth Black (190g)
  • Stem: Syntace LiteForce 120mm (111g)
  • Saddle: Beast Components Pure (87g)
  • Seatpost: Darimo Carbon T1 Loop (75.5g)
  • Seatpost Clamp: Tune Würger Skyline (4.5g)
  • Bottlecages: Tune Wasserträger 2.0 (each 9g)
  • Pedals: Speedplay X Titanium (155g)

Bike Weight: 17.50lbs / 7.94kg (with bottlecage and Pedals)



The Build Process

Michael had one goal when building up his Ultimate: combine the cutting edge technology and aerodynamic characteristics of titanium with the lightest weight components. Check out the step-by-step process of his build and what went into the creation of his dream road bike.

Michael's Ultimate

  1. Cut the fork and install the stem.
  2. Install the Di2 cables and the front + rear derailleurs.
  3. Mount the handlebar, shifters and flat mount caliper.
  4. Bleed the Shimano disc brakes.
  5. Install the T47 bottom bracket from Wheels Manufacturing.
  6. Install the Easton EC90SL crank with 52/36 chainrings and a Cinch Powermeter Spindal.
  7. Assemble and install the wheels, tubes and tires.
  8. Install the chain and adjust the front and rear derailleurs.
  9. Install the seatpost, saddle, seatpost clamp - weighing 167 grams altogether. The Darimo seatpost clamps to the saddle with a loop with ultralight Dyneema material.
  10. Install the stemcap from Absolut Black with Tune GumGum Ahead Expander -weighing 14 grams altogether. The handlebar tape is from Supacaz and the ultralight Speedplay X Titanium pedals.
  11. Finally, install the 2 bottle cages from Tune bolted with carbon screws.

 

Michael's Ultimate

Michael's Ultimate

Michael's Ultimate

Michael's Ultimate

 

 

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Road, Gravel, Cherohala

Frame Size
Rider Height (in)
Rider Height (cm)
XS
4'10” – 5’2”
147 - 157
S
5’2 – 5’5”
157 - 165
M
5’4 – 5’8”
163 - 173
ML
5’8” – 5’11”
173 - 180
L
5-10” – 6’2”
178 - 188
XL
6’2 – 6"
188 - 198

Pinhoti, Nolichucky & Unicoi

Frame Size
Rider Height (in)
Rider Height (cm)
S
5'0" - 5'6"
152 - 168
M
5'5" - 5'11"
162 - 178
L
5'10" - 6'3"
165 - 190
XL
6'2"- 6'5"
187 - 195


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