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Named after the Arenberg forest alongside the Paris-Roubaix course, the Litespeed Arenberg returns to the line with more approachable geometry and bigger tire clearance.
The frame is 3/2.5 titanium and made in their Tennessee factory. Compared to their racier bikes, the Arenberg’s head angle is ~0.5º slacker and the chainstays 5mm longer, giving it a bit more relaxed, stable ride over mixed roads. But, they say it’s still a solid climber and handler, too. The model also adds disc brakes, and increases tire clearance to 35mm. They say it’s great for light gravel, which means it’s perfect for rough roads and dirt paths, or just all-day riding.
Cable routing remains outside the frame, but electronic shift wires and disc brake hoses run internally. Builds include: Shimano 105 11-speed mech ($3,595)
Shimano 105 Di2 12-speed ($4,595)
Shimano Ultegra 11-speed mech ($TBA)
Shimano Ultegra Di2 12-speed ($5,595) All bikes come with Shimano RS370 Disc, but they offer HED Ardennes RA and Vanquish RC4 wheel upgrades.Note: As of this post, all four models are on a heavily discounted Winter Sale, some up to $1,100 off, plus free etched graphics. Stock, it uses a PFBB30, but you can upgrade to a T47 threaded bottom bracket. Other options include custom color anodization to replace the standard logo decals (which provide you with up to 9 color options as a starting point). A Chris King headset upgrade is available, too, as […]
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