Litespeed 1999 Tsali Full Suspension Bike

Litespeed 1999 Tsali Full Suspension Bike 

DESCRIPTION

1999 Litespeed Tsali, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Shimano Deore XT components, Rock Shox Sid XC, 2.5" travel fork

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 30, 1999]
exotec
Cross-Country Rider

Strength:

Stiff B.B.

Weakness:

nearest cable stop to rear D poor alignment with D

This is a dream frame. Riding this thing is simply dreamy. So if you are concerned about $$$$ don't buy it but if you do anyway don't base reviews on $$$$. This frame deserves all the chilli's availabe. Great climber, descender, and techie manueverablilty

Similar Products Used:

Yep

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 21, 1999]
youngspeed
Racer

Strength:

Plush ride, nice details, bombproof frame

Weakness:

Costs a bomb, and decals could be more hardy.

The tsali represents the ultimate in soft tails. Frame flex is forgiving due to its ovalized 2 inch down tube. An excellent climber with very reactive feel(properties of titanium). On the straight aways, wash boards, and downhills, rides with ultimate plushness. Lightere riders might find little flex in the coil springs though. This bike will never bottom out. Rides on rails and handles the technicals with pleasure. Have to give it 5 chilis!!!

Similar Products Used:

moots ybb, trek 8900, litespeed tellico, merlin echo.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 27, 2000]
Chris Huskinson
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Immaculate welds,very light for a "full suspension", stable at all speeds, FUN to ride!

Weakness:

Rear shock squeeked like the cat was in the dryer again.....seems the company failed to grease it properly (easy fix though!), decals chip

The first week I had the bike it was difficult to adjust to after riding hardtails my whole life. At first the ride seems a little "plush" until you get the feel of it and get everything dialed in. The bike excells on the decends and is rightfully stiff on the climbs. On tight twisty singletrack I've found I have to lower my center of gravity more than in the past to experience the damping ride, but worth it. The more I ride the more I enjoy it. Well worth every penny (a whole lot of 'em!) Weight is down to 22 pounds....those who should buy it? Those who enjoy the best there is and value a quality product.

Similar Products Used:

Klein, Trek

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 01, 2000]
tsali tsali
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Well what can i say this bike Smokes!!!!!!!! i have an awesome setup too and with this frame this is by far the best bike i have ever owned.

Weakness:

The only weakness is that my rear suspension is not adjusted completely right and i need someone who knows litespeeds to help me out!!!!! please email me at ski2rule@aol.com if you can help me

well all i have to say is that this bike is bomb proof! I took it DHin, freeriding and even racing. I put some really strong components on it because i knew that for this price i would need a bike to be able to tackle everything.
Well even though the price was crazy i was able to buy this bike from a guy who barely used it and pretty much was his baby and he never used it. I changed it around for a XC racer to a Freeriding machine. Well trust me BUY THIS BIKE. Once you try it you will never go back to Aluminum.
Well Ride on and this bike deserves 300 chilis but i guess i can only give it 5

Similar Products Used:

everything

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 12, 2000]
tim
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Climbing, going hard, long ride comfort, weight...you name it

Weakness:

Cost

I reviewd this bike 11 months ago. Since then I raced it in an enduro event in Wyoming and have ridden it hard all over. I got a proper position setup thanks to Ron Keifel @ Wheat Ridge Cyclery. If you are riding a bike like this make sure you have your psoition dialed in cuz mine was not and now it is much better, more balanced, better climbing etc.

I love it. It feels like a road bike on my dirt road washboard route. It descends scary fast yet is very stable at speed. It climbs like crazy, accelerates very well.

There is no slop in the rear shock that I can feel while riding and no loss of climbing power.

The shock in the rear helps me keep a smooth pedal cadence as I blast over rocks and washboards or logs or dogs or curbs. Very nice. As an old roadie I sure appreciate this ability to keep my legs spinning in a smooth and efficient manner, especailly over a long enduro course or out on long training rides.

It sprints well too.

It is worth every penny that it costs!

I'm off my skis after an awesome fun year and back into my enduro training and it is so fun to go out and ride this thing.

Similar Products Used:

A steel team marin. It's not that similar at all actually. Both are bikes I suppose

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 28, 1999]
shreddr
Racer

Strength:

beautiful craftsmanship,

Weakness:

none

I sold off my collection, dualies, hardtails, singlespeeds, you name it. THIS BIKE RULES!!!!! If Litespeed tops this one then there will be some very happy riders/racers out there. Check out the POLO race team, they are on Tsali's, I would give this thing 10 chilis if I could! Buy it, Ride it, Love it, Live it!!

Similar Products Used:

tried everything, FS HT, and everything in between

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 17, 1999]
CHASM
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Light weight at 23lbs, fast, stiff, with enough suspension to take the edge off.

Weakness:

Bike is great...cost to get it is HORRIFIC!!

Had Canondale SV2000. Liked rear susp for confort but suffered with weight and rear susp action in climbs. TSALI has it all....climbs like my old hardtails, enough rear susp to take the edge off rough trails, and likes to go really fast. Unfortunately, you have to pay the price to get it all. Nothing but smiles on every ride. Five Hot chili's for this one.

Similar Products Used:

Merlin, Moots, Specialized, Trek

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 16, 1999]
TBONE
Cross-Country Rider

Strength:

Durability, weight, absorption/comfort, handling, styling, and the natural brush finish that looks hot with all colors

Weakness:

Decals not too durable (I had to find something)

This rig smokes!!! Be it uphill, downhill, technical or fire road. Easy to control, absorbs rough terain, and nuke proof.

Similar Products Used:

Spec FSR, Merlin, Ibis

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 02, 1999]
Owl Hollow
Racer

Strength:

Solid bulid, Fine finishing, Feedback of a hardtail plushness of a Full sus.

Weakness:

Nil

This bike gives the impression of a hardtail. It does not produce the bobbing of a HT on out of saddle action and long straight climbs. Down hill trail absorbtion is fantastic. It is fast and aggressive!

Similar Products Used:

Trek 9800, Klein Mantra, Moots HT

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 28, 1999]
Tsali
Racer

Strength:

Everything

Weakness:

nothing i can think of

My ovalised 2 inch down tubes gives me the stiffness i want. The pivotless 1 inchsuspension never, repeat never ever bottoms out. I am bomb proof. 6-4 tubing mixed with 3-2.5. Try to beat that for you titanium buffs. I give my self 5 stars

Similar Products Used:

anything litespeed

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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