As we celebrate this final week of the Tour de France, we look back on the 2002 edition, when Lotto-Adecco (and then Litespeed rider) Robbie McEwen battled German powerhouse Erik Zabel for the coveted green jersey, with the jersey on the line on the final day in Paris as he piloted his Litespeed Vortex toward the finish. How did it fare? Read our story on that iconic (and nail-biting) Tour finale!
In the mid 2000s, mutton chops were in fashion, and nobody made them look as sharp at the front of a cross country race as Geoff Kabush. As we continue our 35th Anniversary celebration, we caught up with the Canadian powerhouse, who put his Litespeed hardtail on the world cup podium and Beijing Olympics start line with speed and style.
As we celebrate our 35th Anniversary, we look back on where Litespeed came from and how we've evolved—decade after decade—to deliver the most technologically-advanced titanium bikes to you. And for all that change there's always been one constant in our DNA: titanium, handcrafted to perfection in a way no other has been able to match.
Bikes are the answer—always. That's what Becky O'Mara learned when she turned a few repaired bikes into a bike repair education program called Bearing Bike Works, benefitting kids in Atlanta. As we celebrate Juneteenth, we chat with Becky about how helping inner city kids find focus, responsibility and purpose in bikes isn't necessarily about race; it's simply about the kids.
Even when the race goes sideways, some can roll away with a smile. Such is the case for Litespeed gravel racer Matt Curbeau. His 2021 Unbound 200 didn't stack up as he hoped, but he came away from the Flint Hills battered, but unbowed.
Dodging gators, swamps, late-night partiers and nearly 400 miles of sand and singletrack, Litespeed builder Austin Sullivan puts the new Pinhoti III to the ultimate test in Florida. Read about his wild "Florida Man" escapades!
Few bike designers can say they've raced as a BMX factory team rider, designed bikes for cross country world champs RAAM champions, and an guy named Lance, and ridden the unforgiving roads of Emporia at Unbound. For decades, Litespeed engineer Brad DeVaney has relied on progressive design and good 'ol saddle time to influence the signature ride experienced in Litespeed titanium bikes, for several decades. Read along about the man behind Litespeed's industry-leading designs: Brad DeVaney.
To say that Michael Eichinger of Austria loves gravel is an understatement. Having ridden three different gravel models in Litespeed's range, he wanted to finally build and ride our newest gravel model, the Watia.
What does it take to make it to the top in the bike industry? It all starts with tube changes. Lots of tube changes. Read about how Chris Brown went from shop rat to (almost) pro racer, to manning the helm at the biggest titanium bike maker in the world.
Could there have been a silver lining in what 2020 was? We think so! Read our 2020 Litespeed Year in Review, where we consider all the inspiration that came of the year... and what we can look forward to in 2021.
Both 700c and 650B wheels are popular for gravel but it's a question we're often asked: which is best for you? We go into detail on the benefits of each in our blog post on 700c versus 650B wheel choice. Once you're done reading, you'll pick the perfect wheelset for your new Litespeed.