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 Post subject: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:13 pm 
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Here's my new Liteville 301 frame. I've built it using the bits off my crash damaged Yeti ASR5c.

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Liteville 301 Mk11 by ritcheyp20, on Flickr

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Liteville 301 Mk11 140mm, large
Fox Vanilla RLC FIT 140mm QR15
Syntace Vario Headset
Chris King Bb
Xt 40/28t chain set
XTR e-type front mech
XT shadow plus rear mech
XT shifters
XT cassette 11-36
XT chain
Chris King on Stans 355 wheels
Nobby Nic/Hans Dampf running tubeless
Hope Tech Mono4 183 fr&rr, floaty rotors
Thomson stem
Easton EA70 low rise
Yeti ODI grips
Yeti WTB saddle
Cranks Bros Cobalt 11 carbon post
Time ATAC Alium pedals

Front hose needs changing so its black and I want the Syntace rock guard for the rear mech. The grips and saddle will be changed to non Yeti at some point.


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 Post subject: Re: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:05 am 
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That's alright, innit! Almost looks like a hardtail.
Amidst the matt blackness I'm trying to work out the top linkage...


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 Post subject: Re: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:35 am 
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It rises up above the top tube and looks like it will chop your bits off!


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 Post subject: Re: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:08 pm 
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Nice!
good build kit too


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 Post subject: Re: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:27 pm 
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It's had it's shakedown ride around Chopwell. All good, even though I had to tighten the rear through axle.


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 Post subject: Re: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:58 pm 
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I've never owned a full susser. That's the only frame that has ever seriously tempted me. I used to go in to Bromley Bike just to have a stare at them.

It looks wonderful and, from what I've read, it should ride brilliantly.


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 Post subject: Re: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:00 pm 
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PIMP!!!!!! like liteville a lot :D


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 Post subject: Re: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:52 pm 
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I really like the look of it.

How does it ride in practice? I'd be worried I'd bottom out the rear suspension and the linkage would decapitate my nads or knees depending on the position of my body over the bike? Or is that just me being stupid!?


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 Post subject: Re: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:30 pm 
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It's effectively a posh FSR. It's been fine so far, though it hasn't 'danced' like my Yeti used to. It certainly feels capable, haven't managed to faze it yet. It is better in the the air than the Yeti, more stable, the rear doesn't try and come up too high, though its heavier than the yeti.

Good link to pics/riding, though obviously not me......


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 Post subject: Re: Liteville 301 Mk11
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:51 pm 
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That's ace. I really like these Litevilles and the reviews tend to be very good too.

I know what you mean about the linkage though...it doesn't look like the best thing if you want to have kids!


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