Litespeed’s emphasis on technology attracted the attention of other bike manufacturers and high-profile athletes seeking an edge in competition. Most notably, Lance Armstrong famously rode a Litespeed Blade painted to look like a Trek to two wins in the individual time trials of the 1999 Tour de France.
Other bicycle manufacturers noticed Litespeed’s titanium building expertise and sought creations of their own. Litespeed created titanium road and mountain models for brands DeRosa, Eddy Merckx, Basso, Univega, Alpinestars, Marin, Rocky Mountain, Bianchi and others.
Though Litespeed is frequently associated with titanium, the company has remained current and introduced a line carbon bicycles and frames in 2010.