VIDEO Review: Litespeed T5G Flat Mount Disc Brake Gravel Bike

The Litespeed T5G flat mount disc brake gravel bike landed on the doorstep of Gravel Cyclist HQ in July 2016. Since that time, the T5G has been ridden North and South of the equator, in the USA and Australia. This review also features a ton of drone footage that highlights some of the beautiful gravel roads of Australia.

Thanks to American Classic,, Novatec, Panaracer, Maxxis Tires, Shimano-Road, 3T Cycling and Orange Seal Cycling for wheels, tires, sealant and components that were an integral part of this review. Review features appearances by members of the Gravier Cycle Club from Adelaide, South Australia – and Terra Firma Cycling’s Standard Deluxe Dirt Road Century Event.

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  1. Avatar Rob

    Thank you for the review, I ordered the bike! though I’m curious how did the Panaracer 40c fit? and what particular wheel did you test them on… I want to run them on Stans Grails.

    • JOM JOM

      Rob, I did mention that the 35mm and 40mm Panaracers were used on the bike in the video, but not necessarily on which wheelset. I only ran the 40mm GK’s with the stock Novatec wheelset and there was a good amount of clearance. From memory, the Novatec wasn’t the widest internally, about 18mm if I recall. The 40’s grew to just under 43mm. I believe the Grail’s measure 20.5mm internally.

      I ran the 40mm GK’s at least year’s DK200 on American Classic Argent disc wheels. The Argents measure 19.4mm internally. The 40mm GK’s grew to 43mm on those wheels, so I don’t really expect they’d grow much more than this, even on a 20.5mm wide internal rim channel. But, perhaps your LBS can help you out with a trial setup? Good luck!

  2. Avatar Rob

    Thank you for taken the time to reply & the suggestions.

    Rewatched again can’t believe I missed the text in the video for the Novatecs 🙂

  3. Avatar Sasha

    How does it compare /contrast to your Titanium gravel bike? Pro’s and Con’s please. Choice between the two if starting from scratch and why?

    Thanks in advance. Cheers!

    • JOM JOM

      I’m sorry, which bike are you asking to compare the Litespeed to?

      • Avatar Mark Dobbs

        How about compared to the Lynskey Pro GR?

        • JOM JOM

          Hi Mark, I generally don’t do side by side bike comparisons. I leave the viewers to figure that out for themselves. With that said, the T5G has been superseded by Litespeed’s “Gravel” model, which has improvements in areas such as tyre clearance and I believe, a shorter headtube.

  4. Avatar Sasha

    Sorry – The Lynskey GR250.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Avatar Brandon Brewer

      Yes, do tell. I’m on the fence between the two TN made frames.

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