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    Litespeed Choutta 29er...anybody on one?

    Anyone out there with a Cohutta? How do you like it? Why did you decide to get it? What were you riding? How do you intend to use it? I bought one. Looked at Moots, BS, have a Lynskey, had a Niner A9C. Wanted Ti for durability and ride, but did not want it too flexy. Decided I'd give Litespeed a try had one in the 90's...actually 2.Not built yet, will set up SS and use for endurance racing and general riding. Will run the Problem Solvers EBB for the PF 30.

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    Mtbr recently got one of these in for review! I've only logged two serious rides on it, but it is friggin' sweet. Climbs like a goat (cliche, but true). I'm no powerhouse but it is definitely not flexy. The ride is a great balance of suppleness and stiffness in the right places.

    This one is geared, but I'm sure a lot of people will use these for SS.

    One of the things I want to try is the different head angles available, will report back on that more later.

    Please excuse the crappy cell phone pic.

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    Thanks for the response. Looks like a small. I wondered about the headtube angle for out west riding with the short chainstays. I'm starting neutral and figure I can get the angleset later, if I don't like it that way. Have you weighted it?

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    Yes, it is a small (I am 5'5").

    It weighs 24.4 pounds on the Ultimate/Feedback Sports digital bike scale. That's after I added about a pound with:

    Crank Brothers Candy 2 pedals = 296 grams
    Lezyne CNC cage = 42 grams
    Lezyne Carbon Drive 2 mini-pump = 88 grams
    total weight added = 426 grams total
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    Massive problems with the new 29er Litespeed Cohutta.

    On the medium size frame the water bottle holes are located so that the front dérailleur clamp, clamps right over the bottom hole. The downtube water bottle holes are too high resulting in the water bottle catching on the tob tube when being taken out.

    Also a huge issue around chain ring clearance. Litespeed recalled my medium frame and I am now waiting for a new frame.

    First they said mid December but this has now become mod February.

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