Our publisher Dan Empfield had Litespeed make him a gravel bike out of titanium and he dubbed that bike Freedom. Litespeed now has pushed it even further and offers it as the T5 gravel, and that means you can own one too.
At home in dust and dirt the Litespeed T5g is a very versatile bike that can handle a variety of chores.
In a time where every new bike seems to be made from carbon, clean welds like this are becoming increasingly rare.
Litespeed is not calling this an adventure bike, they like the name gravel bike.
This bike came with Ultegra components, but you can set it up with components as your heart desires.
Litespeed gave the seatstays a gentle curve and fitted the T5g with a DT Swiss thruaxle.
In case you were not sure what material this beautifully brushed machine was made from
The 3T Luteus fork was on this specific bike, but a thruaxle front fork will also be made available.
A brace supports the disc brake in the rear triangle.
Stan's NoTubes ZTR Grail wheels with 32 mm Ritchey tires were on this one, but word has it that up to 40mm should work out.
Plenty of clearance up front for going bigger and wider.
Less space in the rear triangle but still enough.
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