It's not just titanium. It's Litespeed Titanium.
Litespeed takes the highest quality titanium available and makes it better. While our competition settles for softer, more easily worked grades, we go above and beyond to deliver the most premium cold-worked, cycling-specific tubesets in the world.
LITESPEED GRADE TITANIUM GEOMETRICALLY ENHANCED TUBING COLD-WORKED SHAPE SPECIFIC STRENGTHING BUTTED WALL THICKNESS MANIPULATION
Every tube in every Litespeed titanium bike serves a purpose, and you won’t find any tube that hasn’t been shaped accordingly. No other company has mastered shape, size, and thickness manipulation - while applying properly sized variations of each tube throughout the design of your bike - the way Litespeed has. Shaped tubes are designed to make our bikes function better. We can more precisely shape the tubes through our use of high-quality, cold-worked titanium. Bending and shaping doesn’t just change a tube’s appearance: It enhances the ride quality of every Litespeed bike in every size. The T1 and Citico’s hexagonal, trumpeted top tube begins its life as one 6AL/4V titanium sheet that is rolled into shape and seam-welded. The result is a tube that’s incredibly resistant to ex with maximum stiffness. HANDBUIL T T I TANIUM Litespeed uses only aerospace-grade titanium alloys. The most pure raw materials (titanium, aluminum and vanadium) go into the ingot, and only the best ingot1 is qualified to be made into seamless tubing. The ingot is then machined, drawn, and pilgered2 to the tightest tolerances of any material in the cycling industry. Litespeed purchases this premium titanium with the highest certification of its mechanical, chemical, and physical properties. We selectively use 6Al/4V titanium (a stronger, stiffer alloy) in our higher end models as well as 3Al/2.5V for the perfect ride quality.