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  1. #1
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    Weight range- too flexy or too stiff for the Lynskey Helix or Litspeed Xicon? Me- 172

    I am about 170-175.
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  2. #2
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    Dec 2005
    There is more to than your weight to factor in when deciding on a frame. Does your pedaling style lean toward spinning or mashing? Do you do a lot of climbing or riding into strong headwinds? Do you like to sprint? How do you prioritize comfort vs. a super stiff feeling frame?

    If you really want control over how the bike feels, you have to go custom and find a builder who will design a frame with tubing that matches your riding style and personal preferences.

    Otherwise, you should find a shop that has a bike in stock, or someone who owns one that you can test ride, even if you have to drive 100 miles.

  3. #3
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    My 1997 Litespeed classic is plenty stiff enough and rides smooth as butter. I'm ~170. The question you should address is, "Stiff enough for what?"
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  4. #4
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    For the Helix 175 should be fine, I'm 213 and I can tell you that it is too flexy in any situation, but i'm way heavier, I recon that should be rider weight range that would allow the Helix qualities to shine best, Light and confortable ride.

  5. #5
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    175 race weight and 182 in the winter. No issue with my Helix whatsoever.
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