I would recommend this bike for 12/24 hour races, technical cross country races, and general cross country riding. I put the bike through the paces but I don't ride unreasonably hard. 29er Full Suspension Boost Carbon Mountain Bike Frame Mtb with Shock Absorbers ... LITESPEED NIOTA DOWNHILL BIKE FRAME. Litespeed Niota Al 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. It takes a bit of tinkering with both the front and rear suspension to find the sweet spot- the Fox shocks are infinitely tunable- but once you do, the bike can take you over just about anything. The first time they replaced the frame but I hope there is a better option the 2nd time? The RP3 is gemicky with the 3 pro pedal settings. This bike successfully straddles both worlds. It is not necessary to waste the extra cash on XTR. I have to say this bike rocks! 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. great climber. Seems the wheel sets break when the rider is 210 lbs or heavier, so if you purchase this bike, maybe consider an extra wheelset or a different one. Designed for MTBRs who want to custom build a full suspension 29er and only want the best. Fox said that is basically the nature of an air shock. So dun go and punish it like a Santa Cruz or ibis! Full Suspension. Key Spec: *Material: Light weight Aluminium Heat Treated Frame *Seatpost : Kore Race *Headset: Cane Creek *Steertube : 1 1/8th *Wheels size : 26" QR 135MM . I was going with a Jamis XLT or a Specialied Enduro, but for the Group on this bike (XT, Disks with Mavic Crossmax XL's), and the weight (about 5 lbs less than the Specialized Enduro, and about 6-7 lbs less than the Jamis XLT) the Litespeed Niota was too good to pass up...again, Thanks James, for making this review by me possible. It is very, very fast, but does not have the actual travel necessary to bomb downhill with the current shock. The guy told me how to setup the wrong shock on the wrong bike (brain shock). World's best titanium mountain, road, and gravel bikes. maybe the plush shock, but I think not!!! I easily put 500-1000 miles on this bike in the short time I had it. $156.69 shipping . Found??? I was worried about the reviews the Crossmax XL's recieved, as they were not rated highly in this same site. I'm 35, and wanted a bike that would be plush, so the body can take less of a pounding now and in the future, but also light for the climbs. no.I wanted a bike that would get me off my aging ass to ride, even when I'm not in the best shape. Litespeed titanium road bike 56cm (Black Friday Discount) $900.00. If they change the rear triangle next year, maybe I will try to replace just that. The five inches of travel eat up the trail. Help identifying this frame; A2Z or Litespeed Disc Brake Adapter ??? And that could be anything. 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. I feel as if I use less energy after a ride on this bike. This frame is made by Litespeed, a USA based company based in Chattanooga TN. Setup: no. Fast, Light, Very Stiff, Balanced Geometry. $1,295.00 0 bids + shipping . reviewed here just a few weeks ago. Honing in on the style of mountain bike you're looking for is a great place to start. I bought this frame as a replacement for my Heckler. have been going full bomb downhill with alot of baby heads sticking out and they are taking the hits and riding over them!! 17" Frame - Centre of BB to Top tube . 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!!! you can underestimate the strength by weight, but it is very strong. The Niota is AWESOME!!!!! JMG 10-23-2004, 08:04 PM #2. car!os . 1998 Ibis Bow Ti Mountain Bike. Derailleur Hanger for Thru Axle MTB and T5g Frames $ 40.00 USD. American Bicycle Group (ABG) customer service is horrible. Light, FAST, great climber- even without the propedal, fairly plush, looks like a piece of art hanging my wall. The small pivots at the top of the swigarm arm just screws in brass bushes and they always came loose. I called the warranty department myself and they said they had to redesign the rear triangle and the new triangles are still 2 months out. It was a little stiffer than I thought it was going to be (coming off a hard tail) but what else could you ask for if it can be stiff and still have a great suspension system. "THE POOR RATING IS FOR SERVICE ONLY", Beautiful finish, attention to detail, innovative design, high quality. Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter. Lastly, its just nice to look at- the rear triangle and linkage is simple and seamless, downtube is thick, geometry is on the slacker side, but not too much. Or a big day of com © Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. Female (82) Male (81) See less See more. 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. 2008 Litespeed Niota Ti (XTR Disc) Find out how much a 2008 Litespeed Niota Ti (XTR Disc) bicycle is worth. Maybe it’s a weekend rip with friends on our full-suspension Nolichucky. I got a full refund which cheered me up but I smell a rat because they offered it I didn't ask for the refund. I found myself losing traction on climbs were the Niota stayed hooked up. Buy Now. The rear triangle was returned to the American Bicycle Group mid-May and I am still waiting a new rear triangle. Aluminum Rear Derailleur Hanger $ 35.00 USD. Not the best downhill machine, Front end seems twitchey going downhill-any one else experiencing this? $1,660.00. Needs adjustible spring rate or revalved for bike. The other one is a softtail. Anybody can tell me something about the new Litespeed Niota Ti, I'm thinking on getting one, I have riden a Litespeed toccoa Hardtail and want' to get Muchas Gracias Dudes!!!! sure. Can stomp on the pedals and not notice any bob. The bike rides great. Shop with confidence. looks fragile but beefy strong. This bike is the best yet, and I have ridden numerous high end mountain bikes, however, I am partial to the quality of Litespeed. or Best Offer. I have also had trouble with the Rapid Rise but going back to a conventional rear der. Total Weighs sub 11kg. love it! Maybe i am being critical coming off of the tomac eli (broken frame), which was very plush with the swinger 4 way. Add to Cart. ** Please!! Please enter a ‘to’ amount greater than the ‘from’ amount. Free shipping. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. I attached a small camera on the frame once and video'd the trails as I rode along and was horrified by how much the wheel swayed from side to side.Suffice to say the frame has broken twice. Was thinking of the Specialized Enduro and the Jamis XLT. Titanium mountain bikes ready to hit the trails. Precision handmade in the United States. Accelerates very well. Gotta give it all the chilis. Due to the frame materials and other factors, we estimate that this bike weighs around 35 pounds. **Be on the look out for a LiteSpeed Niota Al! Could I deal with a bit more travel at times? Your joy. Rear fox rp23 (came with frame) Kore Headset and Bar Contact Litespeed if you need information on how to set up the rear shock for your weight. That’s your expression. Saddles are a personal thing and the Selle Italia Nitrox Gel seat did not feel confortable to me. Picture Information. Ending Thursday at 3:44PM PST 1d 18h. Kitsuma Titanium MTB Frame. In a full suspension mountain bike a.k.a dual suspension Mountain bike, the rear wheel must come with a suspension shock. I don't know as so far I'm riding 80% XC trails, 20% DH rides. Sent a review earlier this year when I first purchased the bike. or Best Offer. It is about 3 pounds heavier than my XTR equipped Owl Hollow, however, the suspension factor is worth the weight. While other bikes like the Nomad, Intense 6.6, Ellsworth Moment, have more travel and can be set up fairly light- I don't think you'll see them in many XC races. 1994 seat post clamp? How you ride them? If you want a great suspension bicycle, then I think this is the best bike going for the money. That's all the linkage design. This thing climbs like a FREAK! I only weigh 165. It is very, very fast, but does not have the actual travel necessary to bomb downhill with the current shock. Find great deals on eBay for litespeed mountain bikes. Somewhere along the lines titanium slipped behind carbon as the preferred material for frame manufacturers. Derailleur Hanger for MTN/2016 T3&T5 $ 30.00 USD. lol, but that same weekend took it to Cooper loop. The FOX shocks ride so much better than anything Rock Shox makes. Looking for the latest version of this bike? Nevertheless, this is a very good bike and very worth the price. Giant VT1, Trek Liquid, Trek Fuel (recently demo'ed before buying Litespeed) and many other bikes, Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter. The bike corners and manuvers tight singletrack very well. I think that the time has come where I need another bike for safety alone. The customer service from American Bicycle Group is poor. Contests. © Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. Klein 1993 Rascal, XTR. Black gloss is makes it look lean and sleek. Litespeed Firenze 20 speed titanium road bike. Maybe i am being critical coming off of the tomac eli (broken frame), which was very plush with the swinger 4 way. Excellent bike. should resolve that problem. Tweet. TITANIUM MOUNTAIN; TITANIUM CITY; FRAMES + FRAMESETS; WHY CHOOSE LITESPEED; ACCESSORIES; REPLACEMENT DECALS; REPLACEMENT PARTS; APPAREL; GIFTCARDS; The Litespeed Advantage; Why Choose Litespeed; Niota Full Suspension Service Kit. It offers a tiny amount of rear wheel travel and is favored by the top XC riders. If you are the type that thinks that a bomber big should weigh 30 lbs or more look else where..........some people might have a problem with such a light bike. Opens image gallery. Du suchst ein Fahrrad, dann bist du hier genau richtig! Brand: Litespeed Category: MTB Frames: Hard-Tails . That's just what the niota does. Vintage! From light weight cross country 29er bikes through to full suspension enduro bikes, the world of MTB has a machine for everyone, including those who prefer a little electric assistance. Litespeed’s biggest full-suspension rig features a four-bar UpLink suspension design, anchored by a reliable and fully-adjustable Fox Float DPS Evol shock. Frame paint was beautiful but chips very fast and do watch out for the front derailer, that one got me. Subscribe. Have broken 2 frames this year - A good bike that breaks is no good at all. will see how long they hold up to my abuse, and I will let you know. Please enter a ‘from’ amount or a ‘to’ amount. Start your next adventure with a Litespeed titanium bike. very light, total bike is 26 lbs......I am a mix between XC and Trail rider.....I like the jumps and drops and the edgey feeling you get from a more exciting ride as opposed to cruising....but like the length of the XC rides...... the fork spec'ed on bike (fox vanilla) I would think that they would spec it with a float at least. Rare 58cm Litespeed Titanium 650c Wheel Road Bicycle. I love(ed) this bike!!! 2 bids. First off I need to come clean and say this is my 3rd frame from Douglas. $125.00 shipping. To Close this out, if you are a medium weighted rider (140 lbs to 190lbs) this should be a great XC bike with lots of suspension to keep you from bottoming out on bigger than normal XC stuff. I ride mainly technical cross country- lots of gnarly ups and downs, but not a lot of drops, etc. Thomson Elite seat post Litespeed Niota in MN ; 2001 19.5 pisgah recent build. I know Litespeed from my Roadbiking days, and was able to ride one....very supple, very fast, very responsive. Get the best deals on Litespeed Titanium Frame Bikes when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. I just did my first ride on the bike today and loved it. Also, some reviews here on this site as having the wheelset being really fragile or really bomb proof....so far for me, BOMBPROOF!! This bike should not break so easily. The quality of the frame welds and suspension linkage pivot bearings are the best. With the propedal turned up (there's 3 settings) and some more pressure, it climbs even better- in or out of the saddle- but I like the cushiness on the descents. So basically, the niota meets all my needs. Litespeed Niota Ti XT disc XC Full Suspension ... Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter. This bike is just needs a rear shock that will let this bike use it's full travel. Could be stolen, like mine was. Looks like it is more oriented for free ride than xc, but it sure looked sweet. Mountain bikes come in several different styles, from distance-crushing XC or cross country mountain bikes, to do-it-all full suspension trail mountain bikes. I will keep my hardtail for lightweight cross country racing on generally smooth courses. FAST! Would it be worth the weight penalty? The Niota has exceptionally well matched parts package that performs flawlessly. 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