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1997 Powerlite P61

1997 Powerlite P61

P61 or XL frame

I recently, Feb 2008,  bought this bike off my cousin.  He bought the bike brand new after he finished racing and thought he just needed a cool machine to cruise the town on.  I decided to get back into racing and rang my cousin to find he had a wicked powerlite that hadn't been raced and he was happy to part with it.  I have cleaned it up and added new bars, chainwheel, chain and tyres.  I will use this as my everyday racer for now.  It rides really well. 

'P61' is the name given to the complete bike where as the 'XL' was the name for the frame only.  According to the catalogue the geometry specs are identical to each other.


This bike has the following parts:

  • Powerlite P61 aluminum 6061-T6 frame, 21" tt
  • Powerlite chromoly forks, 1 1/8"
  • Powerlite Pro Powerbend bars
  • Powerlite stem
  • ODI grips
  • Odyssey brake lever
  • FSA sealed headset
  • Powerlite seat & post
  • GT clamp
  • GT 3 piece cranks
  • Profile Imperial 41T chainwheel
  • KMC chain
  • Redline pedals
  • Araya RB-17 1.5 rims
  • Joytech hubs, 36h
  • Maxxis Roller Rocker 1.95 tyres
  • Serial #08970649 XL

Frame Specs:

Original Retail: US$

Material: 6061-T6 alumimum

Top Tube Length: 21"

Wheelbase: 37.2"

Head Tube Length:

Head Tube Angle: 74"

Seat Tube Angle: 72"

Head Tube: 1 1/8

Bottom Bracket: Amerocan

Bottom Bracket Height: 12.5"

Chain Stay Length: 15"

Seat Post OD:

Frame Weight:

Fork Weight: 680g

Colours: Yellow

Ridden By: Chris Acaccia, Robert Pierce

Submitted by primal

  • Race
  • Company: Powerlite
  • Model: P61
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 20.63"
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"