Litespeed T1SL Frameset

The T1sl is a no-holds-barred race bike, born of years of our titanium expertise. Now even lighter and stiffer than before, it’s proof that weight-weenie status isn’t limited to carbon and that titanium is still the material of choice for discerning riders. High performance road geometry with a 15% weight reduction from the 2015 T1, the new 2016 T1sl is Super Light. It's new innovative top tube is created from a single sheet of 6Al/4V titanium to make a unique multi-facted tapered tube that reduces weight and increases stiffness. Oversized, triple butted, asymmetric chain stays for maximum power transfer. Oversized and bi-axial oversized downtube provides maximum performance and stiffness. 44mm oversized headtube for precise handling.

The T1sl is formed from the highest-quality titanium available, and our cold-working makes it even better. While our competition settles for softer, more easily processed grades, we go above and beyond to deliver the most premium cycling-specific tubesets.

Each tube of the T1sl is handbuilt from 6Al/4V or 3Al/2.5V titanium for a specific purpose. The top tube is rolled from one sheet into a unique multi-faceted, trumpeted shape, providing unmatched stiffness. An oversized bi-axially ovalized downtube (opposing ovals at either end) contributes to the stiffness. The chainstays are triple-butted for compliance, and single-pass welds tie it all together with increased strength.

A 44mm head tube yields precise handling. The PF30 bottom bracket is compatible with virtually every crank on the market. The T1sl accepts caliper brakes only.