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    Show off your Liteville!

    I bought a Liteville 301 a while ago and would be keen to see how others have their's built up. A 601 might be on the cards in the future too.



    Frame: Liteville 301 matt light blue powdercoat 140mm travel
    Fork: Rock Shox Revelation WC 150mm
    Wheels: Shimano XTR Trail
    Brakes: Shimano XT 180mm
    Shifters: Shimano XTR
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR e-type
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR Trail
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-36
    Cranks: Shimano XTR Trail 26/38
    Chain: Shimano XTR
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano Saint
    Pedals: Time ATAC XS
    Tyres: Maxxis Ardent 2.25" UST front, Kenda SB8 2.1"UST rear
    Stem: Easton Haven
    Handlebars: Easton Haven alloy
    Grips: Troy Lee Designs
    Seat Post: Syntace P6
    Seat: SDG TiFly
    Headset: Syntace Superspin
    Extras: Syntace chain guide, Syntace rear derailleur bash protector, Elite bottle cage.

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    Crank,

    Give me two or three weeks and I'll let you know how things pan out. I picked up a Liteville 301 frame a couple of weeks ago and the building process has just started.

    At this stage the bike is likely to end up with:
    Fox TALAS fork
    XTR groupset
    XTR brakes
    XTR bottom bracket
    XTR pedals
    Mavic Crossmax ST wheels
    Stem and bars - undecided but quite possibly Syntace
    Seatpost- Syntace P6 (the only one that will fit, I think)
    Seat, grips and bottle cages - undecided

    Once it's finished I'll stick a photo up

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldenslow View Post
    Seatpost- Syntace P6 (the only one that will fit, I think)
    The 34.6 post is an interesting choice, especially considering the cable routing is there for a dropper post. I found a 34.6 to 31.6 shim but have decided against using it.

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    the 301 and all other liteville has a 34.9mm seatpost
    other 34.9 from:
    kcnc, fun works, ax lightness, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONE78 View Post
    the 301 and all other liteville has a 34.9mm seatpost
    other 34.9 from:
    kcnc, fun works, ax lightness, ...
    That's right, 34.9. I'm not sure why I was saying 34.6.

    I have a shim going from 34.9 to 31.6 though.

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    Crank

    I've finished building up the Liteville 301 with:

    Fox Talas 32
    Enve bar and stem
    Syntace carbon seat post
    Mavic Crossmax SL Disc wheels
    XTR Trail groupset
    XTR brakes
    Continental Race King tyres

    This bike is fitted with the 160mm linkage plates and replaced a 2011 Cannondale Jekyll. There isn't much difference between the weight of the two bikes (the Liteville is about 200 grams heavier), but there is a marked difference in the way the bikes handle.

    I bought the Liteville frame on the spur of the moment and I think it was a good purchase; it is a bike that seems capable of anything.

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    my mk3:

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    Very nice.

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    Marzocchi 44 RC3 Titanium forks fitted.


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    Is anyone able to actually use a drink bottle on the bike? Using the smallest bottle I have with the cage fitted as low on the down tube as possible, the rocker link hits the bottle.

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    Nice looking bike!

    Would you mind if I asked how tall you are? I'm toying with getting one while the euro is down, but am unsure between a small and a medium.

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    I'm 172cm tall, riding a small.

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    Liteville 2012

    Cheesy pic, but bike is amazing!

    Float 34's and XT.

    Love it.
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    Looks good. I'm not a fan of the rear brake routing though. I've tried both ways and there is a lot of rub along the seat tube with both. Plenty of clear tape seems to work though.

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    601 MK1 + Bos Deville

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    Quote Originally Posted by mny_mine View Post
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    i like the looks of that. would love to demo one

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    My new Liteville 301 650B!

    loving this bike! sooo nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePodraza View Post
    loving this bike! sooo nice!
    Nice. What seat post are you running?

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    LEV! Perfect! Works better than the reverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePodraza View Post
    LEV! Perfect! Works better than the reverb
    What reducer are you using for the post?

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    Kenny from Radsports sent me a shim

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    I've added a 34.9 Lev to the Liteville. The DT shock is starting to show some wear on the shaft. Does anyone know if a CCDB Air (7.5 x 2) will fit the Mk9 301? It's the size of the shock body I'm concerned about.

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    As far as I know the ccdb does not fit the 301, but a monarch or monarch plus would and it's an excellent alternative to the fox.
    What I also know is, that it's difficult to find a shock that will work well in the 301, due to the unique linkage.
    Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    I've added a 34.9 Lev to the Liteville. The DT shock is starting to show some wear on the shaft. Does anyone know if a CCDB Air (7.5 x 2) will fit the Mk9 301? It's the size of the shock body I'm concerned about.
    maybe give EightyOneSpices a ring and they can advise - tho probably will advise their custom tuned Fox
    EightyOneSpices Components Distribution

    On another note, how does a head mounted cable seat dropper work with this frame (you know, the ones where the cable moves)
    I have just picked up a 301 2nd hand and want to retain my Specialized command post
    Any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Bloot View Post
    maybe give EightyOneSpices a ring and they can advise - tho probably will advise their custom tuned Fox
    EightyOneSpices Components Distribution

    On another note, how does a head mounted cable seat dropper work with this frame (you know, the ones where the cable moves)
    I have just picked up a 301 2nd hand and want to retain my Specialized command post
    Any tips?
    I've emailed them a while ago but got no response. The guys from Liteville/Syntace said the RS Monarch Plus would fit and work with the M/M tune. Everything I found (and translated) suggested the CCDB Air wouldn't fit. I'll get the Monarch on there eventually.

    I don't see why the routing on the frame would cause any issues with the Command Post. Unless the rocker arms snag the cable as they move through the suspension action.

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    Show off your Liteville!-liteville-front-.jpg

    Mk 10 with new Mk 11 Fox kashima shock
    Bought 2nd hand, like new at a good price

    Just love this bike
    So many tasty bits to replace/ add to bring out it's full potential

    With the large size, I have thankfully has no issue with a full size drink bottle

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    Liteville 301 Mk11 by ritcheyp20, on Flickr

    My Mk11 301. It's been built with the kit from my Yeti ASR5c. 140mm both ends, with Fox Vanilla RLC in the front. A very capable and well built bit of kit

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    Hey P20 - nice bike
    how do you think the ride compares to the Yeti (which is also a nice bike)

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    Liteville 301 MK4



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    This may sound like I'm being 'down ' on the bike, but I do like it. I'd ridden Yetis for nearly 7yrs ~ 575 which finally broke for the third time at nearly 6yrs old and the ASR5c which I killed in a crash. The Yetis would dance when you got it right on the right track. The Liteville has only danced a couple of times so far, but it is a very capable and stable bike. Certainly the most stable thing I've ridden when it's wheels leave the deck (not very often and not very high I hasten to add!)
    I also think the Liteville would benefit from a more modern fork, I'm thinking Pike. The Vanillas are my favourite fork, but they're probably a little short a2c height and could do with being stiffer to match the frame. It's sat on 26" and I don't think I'll be switching to 27.5".

    Overall, not as fun as the Yeti (yet, I'm still getting used to it) but very, very capable and exceptionally stable. I'm certainly not interested in changing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    I've emailed them a while ago but got no response. The guys from Liteville/Syntace said the RS Monarch Plus would fit and work with the M/M tune. Everything I found (and translated) suggested the CCDB Air wouldn't fit. I'll get the Monarch on there eventually.

    I don't see why the routing on the frame would cause any issues with the Command Post. Unless the rocker arms snag the cable as they move through the suspension action.
    It depends on the frame you have. The MK10 and earlier have the ash-tray (as the germans call it) and makes running a dropper post a charm.



    The MK11 doesn't have the ash-tray anymore, but a stealth option. You can still run a command post but running the cable is a bit more tricky.


    Or the sweet stealth option:


    Further, Liteville allows a hole to be drilled on the MK8, MK9 and MK10 for a stealth post, while still being covered under warranty.

    LITEVILLE - Allgemeines - FAQ - HOME

    Scroll to the middle of the page for the PDF instructions.

    And last: The newest 301 frames MK"11.2" have both the stealth option and the ash-tray again.
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    Show off your Liteville!-foto.jpg

    LV 301 MK11-1, XXL
    160mm/160mm
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    IMTB

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    Hay guys I have the 2012 LitVile 301 in size L 18.5 amazing bike best full sus agressive trail bike I've rode in a long long time . Due to rideing more more xc these days im getting a hardtail so my 301 frame plus new reverb and headset is up for sale £970 bargin .so msg me for details .cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoomShakkaLagga View Post
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    LV 301 MK11-1, XXL
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    Nice 29er!
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    Has anyone tried fitting a RS Monarch Plus shock to their 301? The shaft on my DT Swiss shock is showing signs of wear so I was going to give it a go. A few German sites have some info but the translation isn't always the best. My main concern is the mounting hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    Has anyone tried fitting a RS Monarch Plus shock to their 301? The shaft on my DT Swiss shock is showing signs of wear so I was going to give it a go. A few German sites have some info but the translation isn't always the best. My main concern is the mounting hardware.
    Give TF a call they are good at this stuff

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    Show off your Liteville!

    Or give me a link to the German website. I can translate...
    IMTB

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    Spoke to TF tunes about the shock setup . They said I can have the shock tuned for me and they can adjust the pro pedal setting to a more of a lock out but not a full lock out . I'm thinking of haveing this done . I'm a agressive rider and find when standing up it bouncies way to much . Anyone done this ? Or any thoughts on doing this ?

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    RS Monarch is an excellent shock for the 301. Most shocks are overdamped for the 301 design. From what has been tried the only ones working well are the stock DT and Fox shocks, even though the latter just blasts through the travel in many cases and the RS Monarch in it's various versions seems to be the best aftermarket shock for the 301.
    Go for it! It'll just make the bike better.
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    Does anyone know the top headset bearing size ?

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    I just picked up the RS Monarch Plus. I'll have a go at fitting it this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2013megaAM View Post
    Does anyone know the top headset bearing size ?
    I don't, your frame should come with the syntace superspin or variospin headset. I believe some fsa will fit too as some people ran tapered forks in their older 301 frames.

    If you need a new headset or bearings contact the syntace distributor which is radsport-usa.
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    Monarch Plus fitted. I should be able to test it out a bit later this week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    Monarch Plus fitted. I should be able to test it out a bit later this week.

    Nice color! Report back please and let us know what you think.
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    I tested the Monarch shock on the Liteville today at Kinross. Straight away I slowed the rebound down 3 clicks from the factory setting. I had to add more air as well. I don't know how accurate the RS sag markings are on the shocks but the Liteville built in sag indicator equates to about 25% on the Monarch when running in the enduro position.

    The ride was nice. Small bump compliance was a little better but pedalling was as good as before. Still better than the old Pivot Mach 5. The rear was a little unbalanced with the forks and I need to drop a few psi in the forks, but it should be a good balance when the 44s go back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    I tested the Monarch shock on the Liteville today at Kinross. Straight away I slowed the rebound down 3 clicks from the factory setting. I had to add more air as well. I don't know how accurate the RS sag markings are on the shocks but the Liteville built in sag indicator equates to about 25% on the Monarch when running in the enduro position.

    The ride was nice. Small bump compliance was a little better but pedalling was as good as before. Still better than the old Pivot Mach 5. The rear was a little unbalanced with the forks and I need to drop a few psi in the forks, but it should be a good balance when the 44s go back on.

    If you want I can connect you with a guy who tunes monarchs specifically for the 301, including syntace team riders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogdaysunrise View Post
    If you want I can connect you with a guy who tunes monarchs specifically for the 301, including syntace team riders.
    Thanks for the offer but it should be okay.

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    Does anyone know if the Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56/40 Tapered Headset will fit into one of these frames!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapmackie View Post
    Does anyone know if the Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56/40 Tapered Headset will fit into one of these frames!?
    I think the headset bearings seem to sit in the frame itself rather than cups. Unless the bearings from the ZS standard headset fit properly I don't think it'll work. IS standard maybe?

    What wrong with the Syntace VarioSpin headset?

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    I recently got a 301 mk10 in size xl, waaaay too big for me!

    Anyone have the opposite problem and fancy a trade?

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    How tall are you and inseam?
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    About 5'9" and 26" inseam

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    Oh! Yeah XL definitely way too big for you. Medium probably, maybe Large if you like a long TT and short stem. You should testride, but i know that's almost impossible to do here in the US. The Testcenter from the Liteville distributor will be ready sometime in 2015 but it is in Bend Oregon.
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    Yeah, I actually swapped my downhill bike for it and got a really good deal other than it being a couple sizes too big! did an enduro race on it today as a first ride and it seems like a great bike, no problems at all on the downhills and on the ups the only issue was my rubbish fitness. A medium would be awesome but I reckon it might be a while till I can afford to change it unless I get super lucky and find someone who has the opposite problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    Monarch Plus fitted. I should be able to test it out a bit later this week.

    Hi. Any further update on this?
    My Fox has blown its rebound for the 2nd time. I'm tempted to put the money towards a new shock instead of a service

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    I put my Monarch on 3 months ago and it blows the Fox out of the water.
    However I got mine from Stefan Schimschal, he specifically tunes it to your bike and weight and riding style.
    It's expensive and it's from overseas, but imo worth every penny.
    He is an expert at what he does, tuned Monarchs for Liteville for years, now even takes care of Liteville team riders.
    His email address is: wildsautreiber@"insert googles mail service here".com
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    Quote Originally Posted by P20 View Post
    Hi. Any further update on this?
    My Fox has blown its rebound for the 2nd time. I'm tempted to put the money towards a new shock instead of a service
    It's definitely a better shock than the DT Swiss that was on there. The rear feels a lot less harsh over repeated steps. The Marz 44 is a better match for the Monarch as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    Monarch Plus fitted. I should be able to test it out a bit later this week.

    also seen this beauty on rotorburn! you are one lucky dog! would love to pick me up a 301!!!! seems like the perfect bike for me

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    i have access to a Small 301 mk10, but usually ride a medium on most bikes, currently riding a knolly delirum Medium, is there any way i can fit/ ride the Small mk10 without too much trouble?

    i'm aprrox 5' 8", (178cm)inseam of about 31".

    really want to give it a try, been awhile i climbed onto a new ride, been on the delirium for almost 5yrs now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11 View Post
    i have access to a Small 301 mk10, but usually ride a medium on most bikes, currently riding a knolly delirum Medium, is there any way i can fit/ ride the Small mk10 without too much trouble?

    i'm aprrox 5' 8", (178cm)inseam of about 31".

    really want to give it a try, been awhile i climbed onto a new ride, been on the delirium for almost 5yrs now.
    If it's just for testing to see if you like the bike you should be okay on a small. I test rode a medium with a longish stem but knew it was a great bike. I ride a small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    If it's just for testing to see if you like the bike you should be okay on a small. I test rode a medium with a longish stem but knew it was a great bike. I ride a small.


    thanks for replying!

    wondering what is the effective top tube length on the Small, anyone?

    i see some measurements online, but not too sure if it is actual or effective.

    almost all other measurements are close or same at my delirium (Medium), which is weird.
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    It depends what you ride, but I'm tempted to say you "need" an M.
    You are within the upper end of an S.
    Anyway, here's the geometry of the MK10:
    Liteville 301 MK10 Review - Pinkbike
    Hopefully you can testride it.
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    I'd say with 178 and 31 you should check the Large, Small will be too cramped for you. I'm with the same measurements, rode M for couple of years, switched to L and finally feel like I own the bike, and not the bike owns me. Just after the switch I realized that M was too tight and short for me.

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    My new 601 mk2

    Hi guys
    Just taken delivery of my new 601 mk2 frame in anodised black. Very impressed with the build quality of the frame. Added a few Syntace extras to the build too.
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    Liteville 601 mk2 Large
    Syntace SCC2 chainguide, Rockguard, Variospin headset and seatpost clamp
    Rockshox Vivid Air + Lyrik RC2DH @ 170mm
    Hope Pro3AM4 wheels (soon to be WTB i25KOM on DT 350's)
    XTR/Saint drivechain with OneUp RadR cage and 40T
    Formula R0 brakes
    Thomson Dropper + X4 50mm stem
    Reverse Components RCC810 DH carbon bars + RaceFace Half Nelson grips

    Weight, all in, at 31lbs.

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    Here's mine. Its a 180/190mm travel, 29 lb trail riding, backcountry epic loving, park blasting machine. About the only thing this bike can't do is competitive XC racing (although I do plan to ride it in some XC races cuz I'm never above mid pack anyway). I never thought I would love a bike more than my Turner Highline, but I was wrong.

    I'm heading off to ride the heck out of Moab on this thing in a few weeks and can't wait!
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    Currently talking to an AU distributor of liteville bikes if they have one of the 301. I'm from asia and so far the asian distributors have not replied to my queries yet.

    I'm planning to upgrade to a "newer" bike that is versatile all arounder. I have a wide variety of choices, all being sold on sale but the liteville is the one winning my heart out.

    Liteville 301
    2013, carbon carbine 275
    2013 turner burner 275
    2012 5 spot
    gt sensor275
    commencal AM
    plus a few more.

    I really like the idea of "do it all" bikes and the idea that the 301 can do marathon, enduro or just trail is amazing. not to mention carbon-esque weight aluminum.

    I do have a question to liteville, long time owners though, since i cannot find any information about the "MK" series.

    can anyone tell me the differences in the MK series like from the MKI all the way to the newest version. my resaerch tells me that there's a MKI, MKII, MKIII, MK8,MK9,MK10,MK11, etc.

    for sure the innovations like tapered headtube and thru axle spacing in the rear, plus a frame design meant for a dropper won't be available for the older MK series but what about the geo? Old models also sporting the unique scaled sizing tech?

    any help would be a godsend. I love the fact that liteville has a kick ass warranty policy too.

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    I have a Mk9. I think the main difference with the Mk10 was the change to a Fox shock from the DT shock and not doing the 120mm rockers. I have replaced my DT shock with a RS Monarch Plus without any issues and it is a better shock for the bike.

    The wheel size changing with the frame size I think also started with the Mk10 or 11.

    The main change for the Mk12 seems to be the adjustable chainstay length.

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    what' a good size for a 5'6" person with 30 inch inseam? small? will a medium fit perhaps?

    talking about the 301.

    anyone selling a small somewhere willing to do the trouble of shipping away let me know.
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    Dina's 301.
    The whole story here.




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    Frame:
    Liteville 301 Mk12 160mm [small]
    Fork: Pike RCT3 Solo Air 160mm
    Shock: Monarch RT3 Debonair

    Handlebar:
    Syntace Vector Carbon High10 [760mm x 31.8 x 10mm x 8° x 5°]
    Stem: Syntace Megaforce2 [40mm x 6° x 111g]
    Grips: Syntace Screw-on Gripz Moto [137mm x O33mm x 152g]
    Headset: Syntace VarioSpin

    Saddle: SQLab 612 15
    Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 150mm
    Seat Clamp: Syntace SuperLock2

    Crankset: SRAM X01 30T [170mm]
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Team [73mm]
    Chain Rings: SRAM X01 30T
    Chain: SRAM PC-XX1
    Pedals: Syntace NumberNine Titan

    Chainguide:
    SCS II [Syntace Chainguide System]
    Rear Deraileur: SRAM X01
    Shifters: SRAM X01 11sp
    Casstette: SRAM X01 10-42 11sp

    Front Wheel: Syntace W35 MX [26" x 32H x 20mm x 805g]
    Rim: Syntace W35 [26" x 32H x 500g]
    Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
    Hub: Syntace HiTorque MX Front15 [150g]
    Tire: Schwalbe Magic Mary, TrailStar
    Tube: Ritchey Lightweight

    Rear Wheel: Syntace W35 MX [26" x 32H x 12x142mm x 875g]
    Rim: Syntace W35 [26" x 32H x 500g]
    Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
    Hub: Syntace HiTorque MX Rear12 [150g]
    Tire: Schwalbe Rock Razor, PaceStar
    Tube: Ritchey Lightweight

    Brakes Levers: Shimano XT [BL-M8000]
    Brake Calipers: Shimano XT [BR-M8000]
    Rotors: Shimano RT-86 IceTech 203/180

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    wow cool bike whats the weight? 27lbs?

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    how much would a bike like that cost? Still looking for one over here. Managed to contact the asian distributors of Liteville as they were closest to me. I was told all of the frames were shipped to Germany already.

    really digging minimalistic design of the liteville 301. If i don't find one, I guess I'll have to pull the trigger on another bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavlov0032 View Post
    wow cool bike whats the weight? 27lbs?
    27.7 lbs [12.6 kg] w/o pedals
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    Liteville 301 Mk11 frames are on sale for 1259 euros on bike-components.de get yours before thy gone

    https://www.bike-components.de/de/Li...at-CTD-p34115/

    601 frames are same price

    https://www.bike-components.de/de/Li...ir-R2C-p33291/

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    So I ordered one of these Liteville 301 frames in XXL "Works" finish , they were sold out of all other sizes.


    Took the frame apart for sanding and then priming, then while sanding , noticed a hairline crack in one of the eyelets of shock attachment, upon inspection of the weld joint, I must say that there is no more of that "German Quality" and "Boutique brand" left out in these frames, even Walmart and Costco bikes have better quality weld joint.








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    Warranty ?
    Did you sent fotos to liteville ?

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    I send them to bike-componets.de where I bought it from.. So far 2 weeks and "we are working on it". No reply whatsoever from Liteveille after 2 weeks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavlov0032 View Post
    I send them to bike-componets.de where I bought it from.. So far 2 weeks and "we are working on it". No reply whatsoever from Liteveille after 2 weeks..
    From what I know Syntace asked you to send the frame directly to them with short explanation. Just do it and stop whining like a little girl all over the internet. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure sanding a frame voids the warranty. Should've inspected it right after the purchase. Don't get me wrong, I myself experienced many broken frames [Knolly, Transition]. All of them were replaced under warranty. But I didn't sand any of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBert View Post
    From what I know Syntace asked you to send the frame directly to them with short explanation. Just do it and stop whining like a little girl all over the internet.
    Hey BikeBert, I think you need to change your tampon cause overflow its getting to your little head referring to declined Liteville welding quality and warranty issue as "whining like a little girl".

    I purchased the frame from bike-components.de and they are the ones who got the my money. As of today, after two weeks NO ONE from Liteville/ Syntace replied to my email. I'm not gonna follow advise of someone who is handling their Facebook page with CANNED responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavlov0032 View Post
    Hey BikeBert, I think you need to change your tampon cause overflow its getting to your little head referring to declined Liteville welding quality and warranty issue as "whining like a little girl".

    I purchased the frame from bike-components.de and they are the ones who got the my money. As of today, after two weeks NO ONE from Liteville/ Syntace replied to my email. I'm not gonna follow advise of someone who is handling their Facebook page with CANNED responses.
    FYI - I prefer pads over tampons, unless I go for a ride

    As for your warranty issue, if you are not willing to take Liteville official's word of advice and good will offer to handle your claim, good luck [or in language you understand: Заткнись!]. Maybe it will come as surprise for you but Syntace/Liteville is a small company and people there are doing many things, from handling the claims to running their Facebook page. Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBert View Post
    FYI - I prefer pads over tampons, unless I go for a ride
    It surely shows... Especially when your little ego get bruised in the forum chat.. Oh, you looked up заткнись in google translate? Now go and check out "пошел на хуй" cause that's where your conversation skills are currently taking you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavlov0032 View Post
    It surely shows... Especially when your little ego get bruised in the forum chat.. Oh, you looked up заткнись in google translate? Now go and check out "пошел на хуй" cause that's where your conversation skills are currently taking you.
    OK, Mr Great Conversation Skills. Let me get it straight. First, you got too big frame only because it was cheap. Next, you failed to check it for any damages, e.g. that could happen during long journey from Germany. Then, you voided the warranty of your brand new frame and decided to sand it by yourself. Then, when the seller did not respond to your email you decided to attack Syntace on their Facebook page with you cocky comment and irrelevant picture:

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexei Pavlov
    Excuse, me who is doing the welding on one side only? Where is German quality and "boutique manufacturing" you boast on your website. This is brand new Mk 11 301 frame.

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    To answer your ignorant question: Everyone is doing welding on one side only whenever it's needed. It's called welding optimization, see other example below:

    Show off your Liteville!-knolly-chilcotin-015.jpg

    Then Syntace replied to your comment:

    Quote Originally Posted by Syntace
    We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. Instead of the legally required 2 year warranty, Syntace gives 10 years warranty from date of purchase on all material and manufacturing defects.
    Only condition: All components are to be installed and used as outlined in the owner’s manual.

    Within the warranty period faulty components will be assessed by Syntace Germany and accordingly either repaired or replaced.
    The exchange of a Liteville frame within the warranty period occurs free of charge within the first 5 years warranty, in the 5 -10th year a 50% discount on the respective current retail price is offered.

    If you would like to report a warranty case please send the frame with a written explanation to:

    Syntace GmbH, Dammweg 1, 83342 Tacherting / Germany
    Tel. +49 8634-66 666, Fax: 6365, Email: syntace@syntace.de

    In addition, we will make a special goodwill-offer to every Syntace or Liteville owner for misuse or damage - even if you are at fault - due to accident influences (“Bike on roof rack against garage wall”), even after years of use. With Syntace and Liteville products you are in good hands, even after you have made the purchase!

    Regarding guarantee or goodwill enquires please contact us directly. In doing so it enables us to implement the findings resulting from cases of damage, straight into the product development and manufacture. This provides a positive advantage for you, as possible communication difficulties and extra delays may be avoided. Direct contact is the precondition for a smooth handling of a guarantee or goodwill offer.
    To which you said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexei Pavlov
    I'm not gonna follow advise of someone who is handling their Facebook page with CANNED responses.
    I don't know what's the warranty procedure in Mother Russia but in civilized countries you follow simple rules set out in warranty manual. You expected they will send you new frame based on your photo of properly executed weld and home-made sanding of frame? I think in this very case Syntace went the extra mile to make their customer happy. Apparently that customer is a cocky little bastard that knows everything better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBert View Post
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    Hey moron, just like in your initial post, you are showing your adolescence and ignorance by talking about things you dont know. I got too big frame? What you are you talking about? Bike-components had and probably still have full line of frame sizes at $1200. Sorry I dont shop for bikes at ToysRus like you do.. Sanding frames or painting them does not void any warranty, they supply 2 pieces of steel wool with each frame delivered in raw colors.
    Now go back and jerkoff to your liteville facebook page couple more times, and change that tampon cause its getting to your head again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maticek View Post
    Warranty ?
    Did you sent fotos to liteville ?
    Sent them to US and German Liteville, NEITHER one responded for a week. Only I posted this on twitter and Syntace facebook page they replied thru Facebook comments to send the frame back. In the meantime Bike-components replied.

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    Quick update on my 601

    I've just made the jump to 27.5" on the front and loving it. Gone with a Yari @ 180mm, EX471 rims on 350 SP hubs and added a 34.9mm x 150mm Reverb stealth.

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    301 & 601 in action :)

    My first bike video edit since 2000. After 16 years almost everything is different: bikes, video quality, hair quantity... One thing haven't changed though: passion! Turn on your speaker and enjoy Full HD video of Dina struggling to conquer Sljeme mountain in Zagreb, Croatia.


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    Anyone have a XL 301 MK12 they can look at. I got this thing here and its missing the hole in the top tube for the external dropper cable. The hole is in the gusset and there are the holes in the botomt of the top tube but the one coming through the top is missing


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    Anyone have a XL 301 MK12 they can look at. I got this thing here and its missing the hole in the top tube for the external dropper cable. The hole is in the gusset and there are the holes in the botomt of the top tube but the one coming through the top is missing


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    you mean internal dropper post? if there is no hole, you can drill it yourself

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    No I mean external dropper post. It has internal routing for the cable in the top tube but the top tube hole is missing. Here is a picture of a non XL frame(no gusset from the seat tube to the top tube) with the rubber plug installed. They have internal routing in the top tube for front shifter cables and external dropper.


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    They do have a internal dropper hole in them in the bottom of the seat tube.
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    My Mk2 601 has the same thing. Routing on the underside of the top tube but no hole through the tube to the cutout in your 1st photo. If you did have a hole the cable wouldn't move freely enough I don't think. I ran my Thomson dropper cable along the top tube, then came out on the side. It worked really well but have now got a Reverb stealth, using the port in the bottom of the set tube.
    This was with 'normal routing on the down tube:Show off your Liteville!-imag4803_zpskihgo0i7.jpg
    This is routed on the top tube: Show off your Liteville!-imag5118.jpg

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    So after a few e-mails and such the hole is tucked up inside the gusset. Not sure if the 601 is the same but if it has a hole in the gusset but not the top tube its very likely! It wont let me upload the picture for some reason but feed the cable in the top of the gusset and guide it forward and it will feed into the top tube. Just need to guide it out at the hole towards the head tube .


    With a KS LEV its perfect, the cable goes straight down into the gusset.
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    Is anyone able to list the changes from the Mk9 301 to the current Mk 12 301? Besides the DuoLink rear end is there anything significantly different?

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    Show off your Liteville!-vergleich-mk11-mk12-rechts.jpg


    I'm sure there is a difference. That's a MK11(green) overlaying a MK12(red).
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    Thanks dr76.

    Does anyone have any ideas when the carbon 301 might be released?

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    MK13 was released last month no word on carbon. Might want to check in with Liteville or Radsport.
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    Curious on sizing for the 601... I currently ride a newer Cannondale Jekyll Carbon in XL. I'm 6'2" and like the reach on the Jekyll. It's not too big on standover, but it's definitely a bigger bike. I had a large Trigger 29er before and it felt too small to me.

    Thanks!

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    My MK12

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    My 601 mk3
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    I have not seen that many Litevilles here in Hong Kong, just my 601 and this 901.
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    Liteville seems somewhat behind the times, or very unique choices in standards out of Syntace.

    The 101 looks like an awesome bike, but its got pretty long chainstays and can't fit 27.5+.

    Anybody know if Liteville will ever open up a bit on giving customers a wider variety of wheelsize/tire options? If I could run 27.5x3.25 or 29x2.5 on the 101, and have 435mm chainstays, I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
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    You nailed it! Most US distributors dumped and sold on ebay what ever frames they had as low as $400! That includes Wrenchscience.com and the Liteville distributor Radsport who sold off demo bikes on ebay for $999

    I think it s a dying brand, they have zero dollars for RND and advertising, big names like Santa Cruz, Specialized and Scott are killing it!



    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    Liteville seems somewhat behind the times, or very unique choices in standards out of Syntace.

    The 101 looks like an awesome bike, but its got pretty long chainstays and can't fit 27.5+.

    Anybody know if Liteville will ever open up a bit on giving customers a wider variety of wheelsize/tire options? If I could run 27.5x3.25 or 29x2.5 on the 101, and have 435mm chainstays, I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

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    My 301 MK12 is pretty awesome but they have the MK13 out already which has a shorter back end.

    Crappy part is they didn't seem to know how to route the dropper cable in the frame, its not even in the manual. I had to pester Radsport to find out how it went. Also my XL is supposed to run a 26" or 27.5 rear according to them but fits a 27.5x2.3 with 10mm of clearance in the shortest setting on the duo link. I'd bet it would fit or be damn close to fitting a 29 in the long setting. If I had a 12x142 wheel 'd give it a shot.
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