THE NEW LITEVILLE 901 MK3

The evolution from a long-travel bike to a true-bred downhill racing machine boasting with 210 mm travel. The frame tubes have been butted multiple times for a maximum of toughness; the race geometry and the adapted Liteville four-bar linkage kinematics are the direct result of two years of research and development in the Downhill World Cup. The customizable features such as the VarioSpin, the MicroAdjust damper socket and the DuoLink at the rear frame allow for the adaption to different racetracks or for the conversion towards a genuine bike park machine.


Based upon the experience of two years in the World Cup

(1) DuoLink for the adaption of the chain stay length


(2) Geometry adjustment via damper skid for an individual tuning of the steering angle and the height of the bottom bracket

(3) Evo6 frame standard – optimized wheel size geometry for improved chain line

(4) Perfectly usable travel (210 mm) thanks to the proven Liteville four-bar linkage kinematics

(5) NCP+ cable routing – entire routing is hidden inside the frame with no elongation

(6) Several times butted tubes for maximal stress resistance in downhill riding

(7) Syntace VarioSpin headset for the adaption of the steering angle. 0 degree as standard; +/- 1.5 degree as an option

(8) Oversize seat tube for 34.9 mm seatposts

(9) Syntace X-12 through axle. Stiff, lightweight and with the option to adapt the wheel alignment

(10) Optional SCS chain guide  – the most silent, stable and easy to mount chain guide on the market
(11) ISCG-05 socket for a chain guide

(12) Depending on the individual requirements, the bearings of the frame are adapted respectively with a maximum of grease load and equipped with the Horst-Link design. The bearings can be greased from the outside for ultimate responding qualities

(13) Integrated down tube protection for the usage of double crown forks


(14) Exchangeable rear derailleur hanger X-12 Typ3 for standard and DirectMount rear derailleurs. A spare screw is integrated in the frame.

(15) Down tube frame protector (optional)

(16) RockGuard – our in-house design rear derailleur protection (optional)

(17) Postmount 7” brake socket (fits 180 mm DirectMount)

(18)  RockShox VividAir with 76 mm damper travel. Compression, rebound and end progression is adjustable


High value Titanium screws as standard

DETAILS OF THE 901 MK3


New Rockerarm

  • New design
  • Two-piece design; a milled and welded component for maximal stiffness
  • Metric damper socket (8 x 25 mm)
  • Four industry bearings
  • Self-retaining cone clamping design at the damper socket

DuoLink

  • For adjusting the length of the chain stay and the wheel base depending on the individual requirements
  • Horst-Link bearing that can be greased from the outside

Microadjust Shockmount

  • MicroAdjust Shockmount for the individual adaption of the frame geometry
  • Metric damper socket (8 mm x 25 mm)
  • Stress optimized construction
  • Titanium hardware
  • Shockmount for 250 x 75 mm metric measurement (optional)

Compatible with ISCG and SCSII

  • Bottom bracket housing with 83 mm and ISCG socket
  • Chain stay Yoke compatible with Syntace SCSII chain guide

Internal cable routing

  • The cables for the brakes, the rear and front derailleur and for the variable seatpost are entirely hidden inside the frame
  • Small, service friendly alloy tubes guiding the brake hoses and shifting cables  

New DH Yoke

  • The left-hand chain stay Yoke has been optimized for the NCP brake hose routing without any elongation (on top of the chain stay)
  • The right-hand chain stay Yoke is designed for internal shifting cable routing without any elongation (inside the chain stay)


THE PRINCIPLE OF CONTINUOUS AND RELENTLESS EVOLUTION

With all Liteville frames we design, the principle of choice is the one of continuous and relentless evolution, or put differently: step-by-step improvement. We kept ourselves from design gimmicks right of the start and instead concentrated purely on function, weight and durability of our products. It might be the case that you will not see the differences between different evolutionary stages. Yet you will notice and experience their improved function, reduced weight and thus improved handling and performance when riding.

THE GEOMETRY OF THE 901 MK3

Race Geometry
Two frame lengths that differ only as to the reaches

Chain stay length

Frame length (S) – 435 mm or 445 mm 
(adaptable via DuoLink)
Frame length (L) – 435 mm or 445 mm 
(adaptable via DuoLink)
Steering angle
63° (+/- 1,5°) adaptable via VarioSpin headset (optional)

Height of the bottom bracket
Adaption of the height of the bottom bracket by 12 mm via Microadjust Shockmount

Wheel sizes
Frame (S) – 27,5" with a maximum tire width of 2,5"
Frame (L) – 27,5" with a maximum tire width of 2,5"

Frame Length S
Body size recommendation: up to 175 cm

Top tube: 548,3 mm
Steering tube: 130 mm
Seat tube: 400 mm
Chain stay: 435 mm
Wheel base: 1.215,3 mm
Bottom bracket height: 370 mm
Bottom bracket drop: 15 mm
Seat tube angle: 77,9°
Steering angle: 63°
Fork insert: 575 mm
Fork offset: 44 mm
Reach: 421 mm
Stack: 593,2 mm
Wheel diameter rear: 720 mm
Wheel diameter front: 720 mm
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Frame Length L
Body size recommendation: 173 cm – 190 cm

Top tube: 573,3 mm
Steering tube: 130 mm
Seat tube: 400 mm
Chain stay: 435 mm
Wheel base: 1.240,3 mm
Bottom bracket height: 370 mm
Bottom bracket drop: 15 mm
Seat angle: 77,9°
Steering angle: 63°
Fork insert: 575 mm
Fork offset: 44 mm
Reach: 446 mm
Stack: 593,2 mm
Wheel diameter rear: 720 mm
Wheel diameter front: 720 mm
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