Litespeed 2001 Tsali Full Suspension Bike

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $4910.00


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by steve holcomb a Weekend Warrior from tampa, florida, usa

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2007

Strengths:    This a a follow up from my first review. I have owned the bike since Mar. 2002. The Tasli is now 5 yrs old. I notice no difference, frame rides like new, the xtr components still are working great. I have only had to replace the front derailleur cable. Rims (mavic517) still true, chris
king hubs have only been adjusted one time. The easton bars, stem and seat post are like new. Basicly, its performs like its just off the showroom floor.


Weaknesses:    The rockshox sid xc rear just started (mar. 2007) to leak
alittle air in its negative chamber. I tighten the value,
and now it leaks much much less. The positive chamber holds air fine. (the front sid xc fork still performs fine, but I have notice alittle "clicking" when I depress the shock, it is probably showing alittle signs of wear over the years.)


Bottom Line:   
I'm 57, this bike will last me the rest of my riding days,
which I hope last intil I'm in my 80's.
Note: if I could "repurchase" a quality bike like this again, I would NOT get a frame with a rear shock. I would
purchase a hardtail frame, and use a suspension seat post.
Why??? What going to happen if and when I cannot find a
rear replacement shock for this frame? Then the frame is
useless..............this is something to remember before purchasing a frame with a rear shock, its only good, if you can find a replacement shock.

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Favorite Trail:   n/a

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   beyond bikes

Similar Products Used:   vitus 1987 w/campy super record. still going strong!


Bike Setup:   xtr,easton monkey lite bars, easton stem, easton carbon seat post. chris king humbs (man, they are the best), avocet seat

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by steve holcomb a Weekend Warrior from tampa, florida, usa

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2007

Strengths:    This a a follow up from my first review. I have owned the bike since Mar. 2002. The Tasli is now 5 yrs old. I notice no difference, frame rides like new, the xtr components still are working great. I have only had to replace the front derailleur cable. Rims (mavic517) still true, chris
king hubs have only been adjusted one time. The easton bars, stem and seat post are like new. Basicly, its performs like its just off the showroom floor.


Weaknesses:    The rockshox sid xc rear just started (mar. 2007) to leak
alittle air in its negative chamber. I tighten the value,
and now it leaks much much less. The positive chamber holds air fine. (the front sid xc fork still performs fine, but I have notice alittle "clicking" when I depress the shock, it is probably showing alittle signs of wear over the years.)


Bottom Line:   
I'm 57, this bike will last me the rest of my riding days,
which I hope last intil I'm in my 80's.
Note: if I could "repurchase" a quality bike like this again, I would NOT get a frame with a rear shock. I would
purchase a hardtail frame, and use a suspension seat post.
Why??? What going to happen if and when I cannot find a
rear replacement shock for this frame? Then the frame is
useless..............this is something to remember before purchasing a frame with a rear shock, its only good, if you can find a replacement shock.

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Favorite Trail:   n/a

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   beyond bikes

Similar Products Used:   vitus 1987 w/campy super record. still going strong!


Bike Setup:   xtr,easton monkey lite bars, easton stem, easton carbon seat post. chris king humbs (man, they are the best), avocet seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by EndoPotential a Cross Country Rider from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2005

Strengths:    Incredibly light for a (nearly) full suspension bike. A fast, nimble ride; climbs like a bat out of hell; well mannered enough for most gnarly descents.

Weaknesses:    Probably a bit heavier than a comparable Unicoi or Moots YBB, but how you could you pass up that gorgeous beefy downtube? Expensive frame, but how much happiness do numbers on a bank account statement really bring you?

Bottom Line:   
Ditto to all the rave reviews on this board! I absolutely love this bike. It's so incredibly fast and smooth that it's totally changed my perspective on mountain biking. If I ever took my road bike on singletrack and survived, I imagine this is what it'd feel like. Perhaps not the optimal bike for hard core downhilling off boulders and trees, but otherwise I couldn't imagine a better bike. If you can get your hands on one, I'd definitely recommend it. I promise you'll be grinning from ear to ear by the end of your first ride.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   EBay

Similar Products Used:   Merlin road bike; GT STS-1000 thermoplastic; Ellsworth Truth

Bike Setup:   Standard XTR package and SID SL shock; swapped the RapidFires for SRAM Gripshifters which I find so much more intuitive; the softer red coil spring made a huge difference for this mid-weight 155lb rider; a carbon seatpost and Selle Italia Prolink saddle - amazing how these two additions have taken the edge off of high frequency chatter and vibrations that the rear coil doesn't absorb.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by steve holcomb a Weekend Warrior from tampa

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2004

Strengths:    Great Ride.........smooth........XTR works great even 2 years later.....chris king hubs and headset are great.
easton bars and seatpost are lite and forgiving


Weaknesses:    the only thing I dislike........the XTR pads......sometimes they feel like "sand paper"....good thing there are no hills in my area.......they would ruin the mavic 517 rims.

Bottom Line:   
I don't ride off road, so I cannot comment on off road ability. I have the bike set up for city riding. The
frame is very forgiving....you do notice a slight bit of
"flex" in the rear tringle when you "stomp the pedals".
I don't think it climbs very well...probably due to the
rear shock set up and hence the slight bit of movement
in the rear triangle. I have had NO problems with the rear
Rockshox Sid or the Rockshox Sid front fork........and from reading other reviews.......i am amazed.....but this might be from the fact that I only ride the city streets and never go off road.......It is a great bike for the City.

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Favorite Trail:   n/a

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   beyond bikes

Similar Products Used:   vitus, raleigh professional with Campy Record

Bike Setup:   XTR, Criss King Hubs and Headset, Easton Monkey Lite Bars and Easton Seatpost. Mavic 517 rims laced 32 spokes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MIKE BEGLEY a Cross Country Rider from COLORADO SPRINGS

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2002

Strengths:    EVERY THING. THIS BIKE ROCKS! THIS BIKE RIDES LIKE A CADILLAC.

Weaknesses:    NONE! ARE YOU KIDDING.

Bottom Line:   
LIKE I SAID, THIS BIKE RULES! ITS A LITESPEED! THE XTR STUFF IS VERY SMOOTH.

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Favorite Trail:   BUFFALO CREEK

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   CLARKSVILLE SCHWINN IN.

Similar Products Used:   LITESPEED PISGHA,KLEIN ATTITUDE COMP,CANNONDALE F-1000,KLEIN MANTRA,CANNONDALE KILLER V-900, TREK 7000.

Bike Setup:   FULL XTR, ROCK SHOCK DUKE RACE,CHRIS KING HD SET, CROSSROC TUBELESS, EASTON CARBON BAR.

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