Brand. Our Value Guide is constantly growing with pricing information and bicycle specs daily. I swapped the seat for a Selle Italia SLR Carbonio. Shop had bike setup for a lighter rider (Rear shock was preloaded at 145 lbs) so first ride felt very plush, I tend to like the ride a bit firmer, so that suspension works ONLY when you need it. sure. Your pleasure. KTM BIKE INDUSTRIES. anyway, I left the Arizona Bike Experts without setup only because I really had to go, but needed a bike...lol, so I stole it (for $2000.00 of course) and rode like it's HOT!!! The guy told me how to setup the wrong shock on the wrong bike (brain shock). nearly bottomed it out, so my bud James Hooked my up the next night and we set up the rear shock.......rode even better although even we set it up for a lighter rider (170 lbs, but I am 180 lbs, maybe a difference, maybe not, you decide) thought about a different fork, but james recommended just getting a stiffer spring for the fork ("cheaper that's why, you don't have to spend all that money"..... basically, he said try new spring, then later get a new fork if you wish)so I took it to Sun & Spokes to see about new spring....Mike adjusted the rebound......still a little plush, but will continue to ride it too see if I still want to go firmer.....not sure how it will affect the ride.....so that is why I say it should have been spec'ed with a Float instead. Lateral stiffness isn't an issue. Dial in the suspension and enjoy the ride.I must Thank James from Arizona Bike Experts and Mike the Owner of Arizona Bike Experts for such a Killer Deal!!! Opens image gallery. It is very, very fast, but does not have the actual travel necessary to bomb downhill with the current shock. Forums - Mtbr.com > Mountain Bike Manufacturer Forums > Litespeed. © Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. I was having trouble setting up the suspension even after I downloaded the manual for the RP3 shock. A surgical singletrack XC run on our Pinhoti hardtail. I feel as if I use less energy after a ride on this bike. Note: Expect more XC then downhills as this is not a downhill bike. Kitsuma Titanium MTB Frame. Therefore, the construction of this kind of frame is unique. XC riders will absolutely love this bike. You could easily get this bike to 26 lbs too. it felt PLUSH!!! Please enter a ‘from’ amount or a ‘to’ amount. First off I need to come clean and say this is my 3rd frame from Douglas. I only weigh 165. Help identifying this frame; A2Z or Litespeed Disc Brake Adapter ??? Thanks James, you rock dude!!!!! Start your next adventure with a Litespeed titanium bike. Mountain The full range: Alpine Trail and Rift Zone full suspension models, along with the El Roy, San Quentin, Bobcat Trail, Wildcat Trail, Bolinas Ridge, Pine Mountain, and Pine Mountain E models. ** Please!! looks fragile but beefy strong. Blur, Trek Fuel 98, Specialized Enduro, single pivot FS designs, Giant hardtail. Frame type Full Suspension Frame material Titanium Gears 27 speed Wheel size 26 inch (MTB Wheel sizes explained) Chainset Cassette XT Front Derailleur Rear Derailleur XT Brakeset XT XT Disc Shifters XT Front Fork Fox 130RL Wheels CrossMax Enduro Show detailed specs. Mine work great though so far....maybe later look for another post by me in the wheelset section. Light, Responsive, too many to count. I will keep my hardtail for lightweight cross country racing on generally smooth courses. $495.00 + shipping . they work great with the Kenda Karisma's (not karnivores like I said in earlier review) I ride them at about 30 lbs, and they work great for most stuff (still a little weak on the soft pack). This frame is made by Litespeed, a USA based company based in Chattanooga TN. Commencal (7) Cube (9) GT (1) Kona (2) NS Bikes (7) Nukeproof (33) Vitus (23) See less See more. The bike rides great. Excellent bike. I found myself losing traction on climbs were the Niota stayed hooked up. I liked the Ellsworth a lot, however the front and rear suspension did not feel well balanced/mated to me. I was worried about the reviews the Crossmax XL's recieved, as they were not rated highly in this same site. Fast, Light, Very Stiff, Balanced Geometry. I am a very good Cross country rider and at the age of 40 do not jump or freeride as my body will not handle that but I am still a strong rider and am not intimidated by anything up or down. Titanium mountain bikes ready to hit the trails. It was first released in 2004 and again in 2005. This bike is the best yet, and I have ridden numerous high end mountain bikes, however, I am partial to the quality of Litespeed. 1998 Ibis Bow Ti Mountain Bike. This light, versatile design provides a full 120 millimeters of smooth, progressive stroke through the back of the bike while also providing for increased standover clearance. Image not available. This bike is superb. They sent out an old version 8-7-07 but it did not match the frame, and I don't want to have to warranty it in another year given what a hassle this has been. I'm 80kg On the Litespeed Niota AL I am a little baffled, this frame was a beauty, plush but reactive, predictable and fun to ride, I would say out of the five or so bikes that I own or have ridden the Litespeed rates at the top of the list, I would compare it to the Santa Cruz Blur for quality and performace, and beats the dickens out of my Trek Fuel 90. Tweet. The Niota climbs just as well and has the extreme benefit of smoothing out the trail and allowing me to ride longer. Nevertheless, this is a very good bike and very worth the price. The ride is just getting better as I adjust it here and there. Bikes; Mountain Bikes; Full Suspension; Price (€) from to-Go Go. had ghost shifting due to cable stretch (brand new bike) but took it to James at Arizona Bike Experts for it's first tune up......like butter!!! This bike handles beautifully and has very good geometry especially when needed on the climbs (due to stiff frame!) Buy Now. very light frame. Great Bike. I feel the shock is not right for the bike. the frame didnt come with any setup instructions, or warranty card, or touch up paint etc.. just very technical and light climber....able to handle some climbs that my buddies could not make, and I could not make 2 weeks ago on a Trek Fuel 90. the kenda Karnivores have handled everything, but with a slight weakness on soft pack....they are 2.1's but with the Crossmax rims being so thin, they themselves are thinner too. Please enter a ‘to’ amount greater than the ‘from’ amount. MINE WAS STOLEN on July 7, 2006. The transition from the softail to this will take a bit getting used to but I have had dualies before, so i adapted quicklt. Giro Montaro MIPS| (was $ 149.99 ) $ 129.99 . Get the best deals on Litespeed Titanium Frame Bikes when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. I can put in on 4 inches of rear travel and full propedal for XC races/rides, or 5 inches of plushness for the epic/tech rides. PDA. It is about 3 pounds heavier than my XTR equipped Owl Hollow, however, the suspension factor is worth the weight. Maybe i am being critical coming off of the tomac eli (broken frame), which was very plush with the swinger 4 way. It is the fastest trail bike I have riden and would race this bike even at it's current 28 lb weight. Do you own this bike? Great bike but see below. Thomson Elite seat post XTR. Ellsworth Truth, Trek Fuel 100, Litespeed Owl Hollow hardtail, Cannondale Scalpel 3000, Litespeed Ocoee FS, and Litespeed Unicoi. I am 180lbs and have it set at 120lbs. Smooths out rock gardens and rooty sections- which PA trails have plenty of- with ease.The bike climbs beautifully. Ending Thursday at 3:44PM PST 1d 18h. Picture Information. Free shipping. That’s your expression. JMG 10-23-2004, 08:04 PM #2. car!os . We may receive commission if your application for credit is successful. Litespeed titanium road bike 56cm (Black Friday Discount) $900.00. The RP3 is gemicky with the 3 pro pedal settings. Thanks Litespeed!!! the Mavic Crossmax XL's have taken ALOT of abuse!! Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. There are also 2 other styles of mountain bike. Hot Deals See All Hot Deals >> Shimano|Deore RD-M592 9s Long (was $59.99) $38.27. Derailleur Hanger for MTN/2016 T3&T5. I don't know as so far I'm riding 80% XC trails, 20% DH rides. $600.00. Takes a while to truly dial in the suspension. Honing in on the style of mountain bike you're looking for is a great place to start. Derailleur Hanger for Thru Axle MTB and T5g Frames $ 40.00 USD. great technical bike. Maybe i am being critical coming off of the tomac eli (broken frame), which was very plush with the swinger 4 way. Derailleur Hanger for MTN/2016 T3&T5 $ 30.00 USD. Much lighter and stronger than anything in its class It is very, very fast, but does not have the actual travel necessary to bomb downhill with the current shock. I took it out today for the maiden voyage, I think I had the setup pretty good from the start, right pressure in both fork and shock, correct sag as per manual, being the first time out itook it slow, waiting for the new bike gremlins to show up, but for the most part it was uneventful. This bike is just needs a rear shock that will let this bike use it's full travel. Key Spec: *Material: Light weight Aluminium Heat Treated Frame *Seatpost : Kore Race *Headset: Cane Creek *Steertube : 1 1/8th *Wheels size : 26" QR 135MM . the fork is by far the trickest thing i have ever ridden on, the lockout works great, and the overall feel is very "moto" the back end with its CLR (constant leverage ratio) never felt overly active, I never sensed any bob, I just have to remember to ride in a slightly higher gear, to smooth out the rebound (or adjust the shock!) Sizes from centre to centre: Top tube : 21.5" Down tube : 24" … Specs. 17" Frame - Centre of BB to Top tube . 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