Dawes Lightning 1500 Shimano 24 Speed Tri-Roadbike with Carbon Fork
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Introducing the New 2011 Dawes Lightning 1500 with Carbon Fork
Handbuilt advanced engineered and lightweight Altair 1 aluminum compact frame. Shimano Sora/2200 has 24 speeds, gives you some of the cutting edge tech of the top of the line Ultegra and Dura Ace without the budget biting price. (Shimano Sora parts are used on the Trek 1.2 which sells for $800+)

Performance: The Carbon Fork is a high performance item that is normally only found on bikes starting at $900. The bonus clip-on Aero bars included allow a much faster and still comfortable riding position.
Clip-on Aero Bar Pictures More Pictures

Comfort: Dawes Lightning 1500 can be set up for a comfortable upright position. Want to get more serious? Turn a few bolts and get on the aero bars and you have a lower position and a competitive racing machine while still having the low gears you need to flatten most any hill or mountain pass and headwind.

Versatile: Attach your own rear rack to the Lightning 1500's rear eyelets and grab your groceries while saving on gas More Pictures

Guaranteed Fit* System
Dawes revolutionary fit system - choose the bike size that fits your height

most riders 4'11" to 5'3" choose XSmall/44c = standover 28"
most riders 5'4" to 5'6" choose Small/46c = standover 30"
most riders 5'7" to 5'9" choose Medium/50c = standover 32"
most riders 5'10" to 6' choose Large/54c = standover 32.5"
most riders 6'1" to 6'3" chose
XLarge/58c = standover 33.5"

Then simply adjust the stem and seat height to your liking and ride happy.

Factory Direct Savings + FULL FACTORY WARRANTY
Your Factory Direct Price is only $495.99 with UPS Ground Shipping Included in that price.

What does this bike compare to? Compare to the Trek 1.2 road bike with lower level Shimano parts and no clip-on aero bar. The Trek 1.2 sells for over $900 plus local taxes.

Who should buy this bike? Get this bike if you want a bike for entry to sport level sprint triathlon racing and also want a more upright comfortable position for everyday cycling.

(Delivery in 5 to 7 days, not including weekends/holidays) CLICK HERE to see sample assembly instructions and a video CLICK HERE for your special price on the full Video DVD/CD and Folding Mini Tool Kit

Main Frame Precision Handmade Dawes Altair 1 Compact aluminum with traditional round down tube, Double water bottle mounts FEATURES Rear Eyelets so you can attach your own rear rack
Rear Triangle Dawes Altair 1 aluminum curved seat stay w/ rack mount, Dawes forged road dropout with replaceable derailleur hanger
Fork Dawes 1 1/8" steerer, Aero Road tapered Carbon Fiber legs
Crankset FSA Vero Aluminum arms, 30/42/52T Rings
Bottom Bracket Semi Cartridge Bearing ST
Pedals (FREE BONUS ROAD PEDALS (these are road toeclip and strap pedals as shown above)
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora series, 31.8mm for triple
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra Road (better than the Trek 1.2 which sells for $800)
Shifters Shimano Sora shifters integrated into brake levers, 24-speed Triple
Cassette/Freewheel SunRace, 12-24T 8-speed
Chain KMC Z-72
Front / Rear Hub  Quick Release Formula Aluminum Alloy Road, 36h / Formula Aluminum Alloy Cassette Road, 8-speed, 36H
Spokes 14G Stainless Steel
Rims Alex R-500 Double Wall Aluminum, 36H 700c clincher
Tires Kenda K-152, 700c, Presta valve tubes (racing valve)
Brake Set ProMax Dual Pivot Forged Road
Brake Levers Shimano Sora shifter/brake levers
Headset Ritchey LB 1.125inch sealed bearing for threadless steerer
Handlebar Aluminum Alloy Road / Clip-on Aero bars Clip-on Aero Bar Pictures
Stem Dawes Road Aluminum, Removable Handlebar Clamp
Tape/Grip Custom cork wrap
Saddle Anatomical with Cro-Moly rails
Seat Post Dawes Comp Micro Adjust Aluminum, 250mm x 27.2
Seat Clamp Ultralite alloy, 31.8mm, Lazer etched
Sizes XSmall, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge Sizing
Colors White More Pictures

Our low price is $495.99 plus FREE SHIP* (*SHIPPING UPS GROUND to 48 States INCLUDED IN PRICE)
Compare to Trek 1.5

This bike comes 90% assembled. How much Assembly? CLICK HERE to see sample assembly instructions and a video (scroll to bottom). CLICK HERE for your special price on the full Video DVD/CD and Folding Mini Tool Kit

Shimano STI, 24 Speed Road Bike
2011 Dawes Lightning 1500
(Compare at $1295)

Guaranteed Fit System*
Lightweight Aluminum Frame, Carbon Fork

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Compare to $1100 Trek 1.5

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This bike comes 90% assembled. How much Assembly? CLICK HERE for sample assembly instructions and videos
CLICK HERE for a special price on the full Video DVD/CD and Folding Mini ToolKit