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Is it my imagination or is the rear triangle of the 2007 Niota Ti (as pictured on the Litespeed website) now a grey anodized aluminum instead of a matching polished titanium?
The 2007 rear triangle looks more like an anodized version of the rear triangle on the 2006/2005 Niota Al than the titanium one the 2006/2005 Niota Ti (the differences are readily apparent in the pictures detailing the rear drop outs).
Unfortunately the text on the website doesn't specify any details about the rear triangle.
Does anyone know definitively if Litespeed has downgraded the rear triangle on their flagship ATB? Thanks.
 

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We did indeed switch to an aluminum rear end for the 2007 Niota Ti as we heard consumers asking for a more affordable Niota Ti. The machining cost of the rear end is very expensive and by substituting the ti rear end for the aluminum rear end we were able to offer the Niota Ti in 2007 at a much more attractive price.

2006 frame pricing all titanium: $3,999.-
2007 frame pricing with AL rear end: $2,800.-

Cheers,

Herbert

Litespeed
www.litespeed.com
The Litespeed blog

hmwallbanger said:
Is it my imagination or is the rear triangle of the 2007 Niota Ti (as pictured on the Litespeed website) now a grey anodized aluminum instead of a matching polished titanium?
The 2007 rear triangle looks more like an anodized version of the rear triangle on the 2006/2005 Niota Al than the titanium one the 2006/2005 Niota Ti (the differences are readily apparent in the pictures detailing the rear drop outs).
Unfortunately the text on the website doesn't specify any details about the rear triangle.
Does anyone know definitively if Litespeed has downgraded the rear triangle on their flagship ATB? Thanks.
 

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Interesting... I understand Litespeed's Al frames have only a 3 yr warranty while Ti frames have a lifetime warranty, so will the '07 Niota Ti have separate warrantees for the rear triangle and the main frame? Thanks!
 

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hmwallbanger said:
Interesting... I understand Litespeed's Al frames have only a 3 yr warranty while Ti frames have a lifetime warranty, so will the '07 Niota Ti have separate warrantees for the rear triangle and the main frame? Thanks!
You are correct indeed seperate warranties for the front and rear triangle.

Cheers,

Herbert

Litespeed
www.litespeed.com
The Litespeed blog
 
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