Litespeed Pisgah LX XC Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2625.00

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jeff free a Cross Country Rider from harrisburg

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2007

Strengths:    Lifetime warranty and lightweight forgiving ride. Impervious to winter road salt for commuting if you keep the bearings maintainenced and lubed properly

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
This bike rides extremely comfortably due to the Ti and front shock combination. It climbs like a pricked Pronghorn and is fantastic for all day cruises on trails or state forest roads. This bike did work well when I originally got it with a 10 speed rear cassette and triple crankset. I did add the suspension fork which did add control to downhill rides over the original steel rigid fork. It did add a tiny bit of weight but it's technical improvement was worth it totally. It was the very frameset type I had always wanted as I was a huge fan of steel for it's damping but this really has a lot over steel based on shock absorbtion and ease of care in relationship to the elements and due to it's
proper frame shaping and construction it has total control on wormy singletrack and races well at speed - what we all want! This review replaces one from several years ago that seems to have disappeared totally. I also ride Ti now in a cyclocross bike which seems to have the same capability as a hardtail mountain bike in the forest and much better to handle winter conditions. Look for a review of the Blueridge Litespeed on roadbike section.

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Favorite Trail:   The Ironcross

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   specialized s-works ceramic oxide aluminum frame
1989 Cannondale Beast of the east hardtail

Bike Setup:   Lx crank with single inner chainring and single rear cassette cog. XTR brakeset. 1.7 rear drive tire and 2.35 front michelin tire. Manitou Skareb front shock.

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