Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    -eddie.
    Guest

    litespeed pisgah

    ok, heres my thing.

    i want to buy a litspeed pisgah.

    i have a schwinn homegrown.

    its a good bike but the frame is Al.

    i've read that the pisgah is an excellent bike, and is a Titanium frame.

    and from what've i read thats a good thing, light weight, strong frame.

    Better than Aluminum over all.

    whats everyones thought on this?

    is the pisgah a good bike?

  2. #2
    MarkyMark
    Reputation: MarkMass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,015
    I have a 2001 Pisgah. It's the lowest model, but it's a great bike! I don't think you'd be disappointed if you got one. I'm not sure if it'd be night and day over your Schwinn, though. Also, remember that the Pisgah is designed to take an 80mm fork, which are somewhat rare these days.

    I didn't have the $$$ when I bought my Pisgah back in 2001 to shop around the higher-end Ti dealers. If I were to upgrade now, I'd probably go with a Seven Sola, a Moots or a Silk Ti. I probably couldn't tell the difference between my Pisgah and any of these high-end frames, but I'm sure it'd make me feel better when out riding. ;-)

    I haven't followed Litespeed/Merlin for a few years now. The last time I checked they were selling pricey bike packages and not selling frames separately. They also had the integrated headset, which I avoided.


    Quote Originally Posted by -eddie.
    ok, heres my thing.

    i want to buy a litspeed pisgah.

    i have a schwinn homegrown.

    its a good bike but the frame is Al.

    i've read that the pisgah is an excellent bike, and is a Titanium frame.

    and from what've i read thats a good thing, light weight, strong frame.

    Better than Aluminum over all.

    whats everyones thought on this?

    is the pisgah a good bike?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    19
    I have owned both of those bikes. I think the Homegrown is a GREAT bike and you should keep it and NEVER sell it even if you do buy another bike. If you do sell it let me know cause I would buy it LOL. I have a 2006 Litespeed Pisgah with full XT 1x9 with NO front Der. It's a great riding bike but it's a tad big for me. If your interested I can give you a great deal just e mail me at ztoenvy@aol.com

  4. #4
    RIDE...
    Reputation: MarcoL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    411
    the new pisgah is for far very diferent, take a look at: http://www.litespeed.com/bikes/current/pisgah.aspx#
    looks very similar to the actual ocoee.-

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Ramjm_2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    818
    I've put a few miles on the Pisgah, excellent bike. Good value IMO with a much superior ride to the HG. My 2 cents...

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    4
    I know this is an old thread, but the Pisgah is a fantastic bike.
    I've just renovated mine. I'll not be getting rid of it.

    Climes realy well.


  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    4
    I must add that this was before I trimmed the stearer

  8. #8
    -eddie.
    Guest
    guys. i just got an email about this. here is a picture of the bike i ended buying and sort of "vamped up"?!

    i listened to what every one had to say. 120mm. fan f-ing-tastic!...just saying.

    DSCN4984_zpsdc2b58d4.jpg picture by g0atsticks - Photobucket


    you may have to copy pastem i tried to get it to work. i dunno. anyways...

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    4
    Thats a good looking bike!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •