Litespeed 2001 Tsali Full Suspension Bike

User Reviews (5)

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MIKE BEGLEY   Cross Country Rider [Jan 18, 2002]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

NONE! ARE YOU KIDDING.

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

Similar Products Used: LITESPEED PISGHA,KLEIN ATTITUDE COMP,CANNONDALE F-1000,KLEIN MANTRA,CANNONDALE KILLER V-900, TREK 7000.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
steve holcomb   Weekend Warrior [Mar 30, 2007]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.)

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.

Similar Products Used: vitus 1987 w/campy super record. still going strong!
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
steve holcomb   Weekend Warrior [Mar 30, 2007]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.)

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.

Similar Products Used: vitus 1987 w/campy super record. still going strong!
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
EndoPotential   Cross Country Rider [Sep 05, 2005]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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?

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.

Similar Products Used: Merlin road bike; GT STS-1000 thermoplastic; Ellsworth Truth
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
steve holcomb   Weekend Warrior [Jul 18, 2004]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: vitus, raleigh professional with Campy Record
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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