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Litespeed Flint is USA-Made Complete Ti Gravel Bike Under $3500

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Well, this is a great piece of news to report. Titanium bike manufacturer Litespeed, just announced their new Flint titanium gravel bike for $3395. The Flint is made right in their Chatanooga, Tennessee facility.

To be clear, that price is not for just a frameset, it’s the price of a complete titanium gravel bike built up with Shimano GRX 600 components.

Let’s get into the details.

Calling the Flint “the sharpest blade in your quiver”, Litespeed says this bike is ready for anything. Whether riding off-road with buddies, race adventures, or bikebacking the Flint is a versatile bike offered in a very economical package.

Featuring a full 3AL/2.5V frame, the Flint is fabricated in their facility in Tennessee. It sports elegant, braceless seat stays allowing for full mud-shedding clearance, clean cable routing, and tire clearance for up to a 48mm tire.

Litespeed Flint anodized logo

The Frame is also equipped with all of the mounts you might need, for fenders, nutrition, racks, and hydration/storage. Litespeed says that no matter how you pack it down, the Flint stays “stable without sacrificing agility, and moves with ease where you want – when you want”.

You can pick your style as well when ordering the Flint. You can pick from a wide selection of vinyl graphics or even consider etched graphics or ToDize color anodizing upgrade. The choice is yours.

Litespeed Retail and Build Options

The Litespeed Flint is fully customizable when it comes to ordering your own bike. There are many, many options to choose from for drivetrains, 8 to be exact. So, I will keep it simple and pick the popular ones and list them below. Please check here for all of the many different combos you can choose from, go nuts…

Retail:

  • $3395 (Shimano GRX 600 1x build)
  • $3895 (Shimano GRX 810 1x build)
  • $4645 (Shimano GRX 810 Di2 1x build)
  • $4895 (SRAM Force XPLR AXS D2 1x build)
  • $2095 (frame and seat collar only)

Litespeed Flint Key Features

  • A full 3AL/2.5V frame with frame size-specific tube sets, that are all wall-thickness controlled in-house for consistency and feature zero aluminum inserts
  • In-house designed and CNC-machined titanium dropouts, disc brake mount, headtube and bottom bracket for optimized strength-to-weight
  • Tire clearance to 48mm
  • A dropped drive-side chainstay for improved chainring and tire clearance
  • A UDH rear derailleur hanger
  • Bosses for three bottles (downtube, seat tube, and downtube underside)
  • Geometry with a slightly elongated wheelbase and adjusted stack/reach measure that deliver stability and performance to riders from weekend trail riders to competitive gravel riders
  • Boundless options for upgrades, from components and bottom bracket standard to vinyl graphic, etching, or color anodizing
  • Flint marks the debut of the new Chameleon blue/green fade color anodizing upgrade option
  • Fast lead time, shipping two to three weeks from the date of order

Litespeed Flint Geometry

Stem lengths:

  • XS and S: 80mm
  • M and ML: 90mm
  • L: 100mm
  • XL: 110mm
Litespeed Flint geometery
Litespeed Flint frameset

Size
XSSMM/LLXL
ATop Tube Length50.352.354.556.858.060.0
BHead Tube Angle69.0˚69.5˚70.0˚70.5˚71.0˚71.5˚
CSeat Tube Angle75.0˚74.5˚74.0˚73.5˚73.5˚73.0˚
DSeat Tube Length43.044.547.049.552.055.0
EChainstay Length43.743.743.743.743.743.7
FBB Drop7.87.87.67.67.47.4
GWheelbase101.9103.0104.5105.9106.8107.5
HFront Center59.460.562.063.364.264.9
IFork Rake5.05.05.05.05.05.0
JStandover Height71.473.075.878.481.283.8
KHead Tube Length10.111.514.116.619.221.4
LStack53.555.057.560.062.565.0
MReach36.037.038.039.039.540.0

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Craig
Craig
7 months ago

Wow that’s a great price and a nice frame. I hope they sell well.

Fig Ciocc
Fig Ciocc
7 months ago

Lynskey and Lightspeed are great. Wouldn’t buy a plastic bike from China or Taiwan when you can get something welded together in a country with far superior pay, safety, and environmental standards for the same price.

nooner
nooner
7 months ago

I love my Litespeed! That is a great deal.

JBikes
JBikes
7 months ago

Looks nice. Still think Litespeed hasn’t figured out cable routing, but perhaps the angle for the rear brake is better than it looks. At least they kept the rest external…so I’ll give them credit there.

Dinger
Dinger
7 months ago

Amazing value for what must be a really nice bike to ride (always liked the feel of Ti). I wish they’d explore a plate style yoke for the BB/chain stay junction to shorten the chain stays. I find stays much longer than 42.5cm make a bike feel really dead & slow.

Drew944
Drew944
7 months ago
Reply to  Dinger

Some of their other gravel bikes have plates/42.5 stays. Plates vs tubes = extra parts (cost), extra welds (more cost).

Jason DW
Jason DW
7 months ago

Wow this looks great! Its rare indeed that something gets cheaper in this day and age. Good job guys!

James Ballew
James Ballew
7 months ago

Where do the rear fenders mount? I don’t see a seat stay bridge.

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