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The Liteville brand comes from German component wizards Syntace, so as you would expect it’s been very well crafted with lots of attention to detail on the frame. This is the 160mm travel Liteville 301 mk10 and visually is a bit of a Marmite bike due to it’s unique 4-bar layout.
Initially it does look like it may chop your balls off with it’s scissor like action but in reality your tackle is well out of the way (though when flicking the shock lock-out lever your fumbling fingers are in the dangerzone).
But then again some do like it’s simple double diamond, hardtail-esque appearance and it has the right numbers geometry wise, 66º headangle, 1180mm wheelbase, 354mm BB height. It’s light too, has to be around the 30lb mark (the office scales have broken soz).
We’ll be putting the Liteville 301, blinged out with SRAM XX1, through the rigours of a harsh Welsh winter to see how it gets on. So stay tuna’d for the full review in Dirt Magazine.
Check out: www.liteville.de