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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
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    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
    29" f/r Setup
    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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