Nov 10, 2023
Litespeed Spezia FI is their lightest disc brake road bike ever
Coming in 30g lighter than their prior lightest model, the T1SL, the new Litespeed Spezia FI road bike counts more than weight savings among its tricks. Paired with the latest ENVE IN-route fork, stem
Coming in 30g lighter than their prior lightest model, the T1SL, the new Litespeed Spezia FI road bike counts more than weight savings among its tricks.
Paired with the latest ENVE IN-route fork, stem & bar combo and Chris King’s AeroSet 3 headset and T47i bottom bracket, the FI (Fully Integrated) bike hides every wire and hose inside the frame.
This keeps everything out of the wind for better looks and aerodynamics, all on an 1145g frame (size medium). They claim that’s 200g lighter than any other titanium disc brake road bike on the market today.
The bike’s name and do-it-all personality come from La Spezia, a coastal Italian town that’s a frequent stop on the Giro d’Italia. With a mix of flat coastal roads, punchy climbs, and long descents, it’s got something for everyone.
The Spezia frame is mostly 3/2.5 tubing but with Litespeed’s proprietary sheet-formed 6/4 top tube, which adds more front end stiffness for better handling. All tubes are size specific, and the downtube gets tri-ovalized for a wider shape at the bottom bracket that creates more weld surface for a stiffer junction.
The seatstays are ovalized to reduce drag, and the rear brake mount is a single CNC’d part that (they say) is lighter and stiffer than traditional construction or even 3D-printed parts while offering perfect alignment.
It’s designed for wireless (and semi-wireless, like Di2) groups only, there’s no accommodation for standard shift cables through the frame. Designed as an all around performer, it fits up to 700×35 tires for comfort on the longest, roughest days.
Complete bikes start at $8,299 (introductory price) with Ultegra Di2, with options for wheel, tire and cockpit upgrades as you build it out on their website.