LITESPEED TACHYON -
This is a Tri-athlete road frame with a 78 degree seat tube angle and vertical dropouts.
The Tachyon (tack-e-on, like tackyon bounce in TNG) Is made from 3Al-2.5V Titanium tubes. The seat tube has been cold worked making a stronger spine for the frame. Made for 650c wheels the wheel base is approiximately 100cm axle to axle.
The shifter bosses, bottle cage bosses, drop-outs, brake bridge, seat post binder assembly and 68mm B/B shell are machined from 6AL-4V Ti plate or rod stock then TIG welded with the tubes.
The Tachyon uses a 1 3/8" clamp-on front derailleur, a 27.2mm post and has external cable routing.
Available in 6 sizes (stand over height) 49cm (71.5) - 51cm (71.5cm) - 53cm (73.8cm) - 55cm (75.7cm) - 57cm (77.7cm) - 59cm (79.7cm). There is also a 61cm size made that has a stand over height of 81.5cm.
This larger size use 700c wheels.
The frame weight averages 3.2 pounds.
To keep its price under $1150, the Tachyon comes a satin Titanium finish only. Very affordable for this type of frame. $ 1139.99
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