Litespeed Ocoee XC Hardtail

5/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: Litespeed Ocoee Frame
  • Fork: Manitou Black Super 90-120mm
  • Crankset: TruVativ FireX SL
  • Bottom Bracket: TruVativ Giga-X
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG73
  • Cassette: SRAM Powerglide PG-950
  • Shifters: SRAM X.9 Impulse Trigger
  • Handlebars: TruVativ XR
  • Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy C
  • Saddle: WTB Pure V
  • Seat Post: TruVativ XR Double Clamp

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Olboll a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2009

Strengths:    Very light, very supple, very strong. Feels like it's got some rear travel, but with none of the power loss or mush of even a top-end full susser. Accelerates and climes like nothing else I've ever riden, yet inspires confidence and is easy to place on the desents.

Weaknesses:    Not found any yet, apart from the truely terrible graphics, which will have to go.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this 2008 ex pro racer for a bargain price, yet looks and feels like new. It feels like I've got a rocket up my backside, and despite the fact that the geometry is pretty racy, it's given me more confidence than my full Suss Stumpy, in almost as much comfort. I can't imagine what it would take to make me want to replace it. At aproaching £2500 list it's not a cheap frame, but frankly you can see and feel where the money goes.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Giant xtc, Sanderson Life, Stumpy

Bike Setup:   Fox F100 RLCs, Full X0, Roval Traversees, Juicy Ultimate 7s, Monkeylites, xt cranks, Next sl seatpost, Fizik Gobi, Racing Ralphs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Indiana

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2008

Strengths:    The bike handles great and really does a good job absorbing the shock. The frame is a work of art. Weld quality is exceptional.

Weaknesses:    The replaceable dropouts are my only complaint. I have two reasons for this. The rear wheel is difficult to install, I had to spread the dropouts to slide it in. Not a big deal except in races. I have also noticed that the rear deraileur moves quite a bit when tighten down the skewer on the QR. I don't notice any flex out back when riding.

Bottom Line:   
I throughly enjoy riding this bike. I handles well in all conditions that I've encountered. It is fairly light, mine came in at 23 pounds with the parts listed above and could probably drop a pound pretty easily. The dropout issue is annoying, but not enough to stop me from giving it 5 Chilis.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   I have an Ellsworth Truth that hasn't seen dirt since I took possession of this bike.

Bike Setup:   Fox F100X, Easton EC70 low rise, Easton EA70 stem, Stans ZTR's with I9 hubs and Revolution spokes, X0 shifter and RD, Thompson seatpost, WTB LaserV, Formula Puro Oro, Truvativ 1.1 cranks, Chris King headset, XTR Pedals, Sram hollow pin chain, XT cassette.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from Beer Bottle Heights, Md, USA

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2007

Strengths:    Fast, responsive, climbs like a goat. Good over the rough stuff and goes downhill well. This frame doesn't mind the steep stuff. Replacable dropouts allow for single speed setup.

Weaknesses:    More frame sizes

Bottom Line:   
Best hardtail MTB money can buy!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Other hardtail MTBs

Bike Setup:   XT dual control levers/brakes. Manitou 100mm Black fork with remote lockout. XTR cranks.

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