With the 2011-12 cross season coming to a close, it’s now time to get prepared for next year. You know, that time of year when you look back and decide which bits and pieces are ready for an upgrade.
Should your bits and pieces be up to snuff, Litespeed is ready with a new frame. Not only are they ready for your future, but the new Ti Cross frame is ready for the future, too, with the option to equip either cantilever or disc brakes. While ‘cross braking tech seems to be moving forward, it’s nice to see the Tennessee-based brand move backward a bit and return to its titanium roots with a U.S.-made frame.
Interestingly, Litespeed has ditched the tapered head tube on this frame. This may be good, may be bad, but does promise for different handling.
The 2013 titanium (3AL/2.5V) frame should be released just in time for next season. More pictures and details after the break…
Check out those brake mounts! The rear spacing is 132.5mm allowing for either a 135mm rear disc setup or a 130mm cantilever setup with a little finesse. Presumably the disc mounts are lined up to account for the slight misalignment that’ll cause.
We should have more information about this frame soon, stay tuned…
Thanks Road.cc for the pics, check out more pics and info there in the meantime.