Litespeed introduced the M1 a few months ago as the entry-level model in their carbon lineup. Although the M1 comes with a recommended retail price of £1,999.99 - call it two grand - Evans are selling it for £1,399.99, so that's the price at which we're reviewing it, can't see anywhere else you can buy it. Suffice to say it's not a big bargain at £1999.99.
So, a carbon Litespeed… The famed titanium bike manufacturer has branched out into a brave new-ish world, the Archon carbon framesets are the result of two years of design, progression and testing. The test model here is the C3. Litespeed say that their “relentless drive for the perfect ride has finally delivered the results we had hoped for”. Taken on face, it would seem that Litespeed feel this is the perfect bike, quite a statement for a company who have built so many great bikes in titanium.