Thanks to an anonymous tipster that made the trip across the pond to Eurobike for these sweet photos of Litespeed’s new 2011 C1R aero road bike. Other than the obvious, like a full integrated seatpost, massive headtube and bottom bracket sections and bladed fork, we don’t have a lot of details.

Jump in for closeup photos…


Thinner top sections of the seatstays look like they’ll provide some comfort to offset the oversized everything on the front triangle…


…but they taper to more aero shaping at the bottom in a fairly unique design.



  1. Looks like every other carbon aero bike on the market now. Poo poo to Litespeed for not sticking to their roots and only working in titanium. Carbon bikes are throw away bikes, titanium bikes last a lifetime (and ride better too!). Don’t be a sheep.

  2. Throw away bikes? Really? I think it’s more about diversification. It’s not like Litespeed swapped their whole modus operandi. It’s one model in their entire line up. It’s an aero bike…it’s very difficult to make aero shapes out of metal. It’s impossible to make the bike ride well with deep section tubes, if it’s made out of metal. I think we should be commending Litespeed. I’m not saying titanium isn’t a great material, it is. It’s fantastic…but there is a lot of hate out there for carbon. I think we should appreciate what manufacturers are learning and doing with the stuff. Carbon has come a long way and the cost-performance ratio of the carbon process is far more appealing to the bank account. Now, I don’t know what the size of your wallet looks like Cody, but to say that someone is a sheep for riding carbon is a bit hypocritical. All of the “hip” kids are riding custom fabricated Ti and steel bikes…they are the ones that are “following” a trend. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  3. Well, technically the photos were from the set up day before the show opened, we just didn’t get a chance to post them until today.

    Oh, and there should be some new Ti stuff to show you soon if our source comes through…

  4. Titanium lasts a lifetime? Give me a break. In fact give me two breaks. I’ve just sent the factory my second “lifetime” Litespeed broken frame. The first frame (Ghisalo) cracked after 3 years and the replacement Vortex also cracked after 3 years of riding. Thank goodness Litespeed honors their warranty. It’s time to try their carbon.

What do you think?