The T1SL is a no-holds-barred race bike, born of years of their titanium expertise.
It’s proof that weight-weenie status isn’t limited to carbon and that titanium is still the material of choice for discerning riders. In a sea of carbon Litespeed Titanium stands its ground. High performance road geometry with a 15% weight reduction from the 2015 T1, the T1sl is Super Light. In fact it is the lightest production hand-made titanium frame on the market (averaging 1,000 grams per size medium).
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.
A Meticulously engraved 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.
Size specific tubesets guarantee consistent performance for each frame, whether a size XS or a size XL
Each Litespeed Titanium Bike is formed from the highest-quality titanium available, and their cold-working makes it even better. While their competition settles for softer, more easily processed grades, rgwt go above and beyond to deliver the most premium cycling-specific tubesets.
1,000 grams average weight for medium frame
6A/4V break sheet formed and variably tapered top tube
Oversized, butted and bi-axial ovalized 3AL/2.5V down tube
Triple butted, oversized, asymmetric chainstays
Lightweight internally & externally butted BB shell
i2 specific frame available
Handmade in the USA
Fork: 3T Rigida Team Stealth
Headset: Chris King InSet 7
The T1sl is one of Bicycling Magazine's 29 Bikes So &#@$!% Amazing You'll Do Anything To Own One.
"...Litespeed has a classy, refined look that helps it stand out in a crowd of black carbon." "...a viable option for established racers." "Addictive Ride Quality" - Road Bike Action. Read T1sl Review
"Overall this Litespeed is not only way superior, lighter, and stiffer than all its predecessors but it is also really perfectly crafted." - ProCycling Review English Translation
"The Litespeed frame makes sure that no effort is wasted, delivering power efficiently to the road." - Road Bike Rider