January 16, 2018

Litespeed Product Comparison

Cherohala vs. Gravel Models

The Cherohala and Gravel bikes by Litespeed are some of the best titanium gravel and all-road bikes on the market. They are extremely versatile and can be used for road biking, touring, adventure cycling, commuting, gravel riding, and even singletrack!

For rough terrain and tarmac, titanium is the ideal frame material as it's vibration dampening properties are superior to that of carbon fiber. This allows you to experience a much smoother, comfortable ride. The ride quality of titanium is truly an addicting experience.

The GRAVEL model is, of course, best suited for gravel grinding and this is it's main purpose, however, it's also very capable in the peloton on the road. With it's various standard mounting options it can be setup for adventure cycling or commuting.

Cherohala features "fondo-like" geometry that will provide a similar fit to our T5 road bikes. The Cherohala takes rough roads with ease and for those looking to do more with their road bike, it features clearance for up to 40C gravel tires. Cherohala comes standard with fender mounts for commuters and touring riders, rack mounts are an optional upgrade.

Litespeed Cherohala Key Features 

  • Fondo Road Geometry
  • Gravel Capable
  • Lightweight Titanium Tubeset
  • Handmade in USA
  • Fender Mounts Standard
  • Tire clearance up to 40C gravel tires
  • 50/34 chainrings and 11/30 cassette standard
  • Internally routed disc brake cables



Litespeed Gravel Key Features

  • Gravel geometry
  • Road capable
  • Handmade in USA
  • Fender and Rack mounts standard
  • Third bottle mount + top tube storage mount
  • External cable routing
  • 48/32 chainrings and 11/32 or 11/34 cassette


About Litespeed

Founded 30 years ago in a small exotic metal fabrication shop, Litespeed soon became a pinnacle brand in the bicycle market. Ridden to victories in the Tour de France, National Championships around the world, and IRONMAN Kona; our titanium frames were sought after by the world's greatest athletes. We've continued to stay true to our titanium roots as this amazing material provides a timeless frame that you can be proud to own and ride for many years to come. 

All Litespeed titanium bikes are handmade in the USA at our very own factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This allows us to maintain a level of quality that is unparalleled and provides an environment for continuous product innovation. Our frame-builders are experts with titanium and all share a high appreciation for Litespeed, our products, and our heritage. Modern advancements in cycling technology have allowed us to innovate and create higher performance titanium bikes than ever before. At Litespeed, we've used our expert knowledge of working with titanium to dial in the properties of each frame's tubeset; giving you a perfect balance of weight, stiffness, responsiveness, and overall ride quality.





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Litespeed Sizing Chart


Road, Gravel, Cherohala, & City

Frame Size
Rider Height (in)
Rider Height (cm)
4'10” – 5’2”
147 - 157
5’2" – 5’6”
157 - 165
5’6"– 5’9”
165 - 175
5’8” – 5’11”
173 - 180
5'-10” – 6’2”
178 - 188
6’2" – 6'4"
188 - 198

Pinhoti III, Nolichucky & Unicoi

Frame Size
Rider Height (in)
Rider Height (cm)
5'0" - 5'4"
152 - 165
5'3" - 5'7"
162 - 174
5'7" - 5'11"
174 - 180
5'11" - 6'3"
180 - 192
6'2"- 6'5"
189 - 198

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