The new Liteville 601 MK4

We have radically redesigned the 601 Mk4 with the goal to come up with an Enduro bike with 27.5” wheels that is as agile as a bike with 26” wheels. We have questioned every detail of its predecessor and put it to the test leading to all-new solutions. The result is stunning with its 10 mm shorter chain stay yet its wider tire clearance thanks to the SuperYoke design (comparing frame length M). The revolutionary and fully lowerable Eightpins seatpost with setback head allows for a 180 mm travel frame still featuring the ideal seat tube angle. Besides this, it comes with a revised geometry with a lowered bottom bracket and an increased reach of 23 mm (frame length M).

(0) Radically revised geometry:
Scaled Rearend

(1) SuperYoke – allows for an even more compact rear frame that still is compatible with tires as wide as 27,5” x 2.6”

(2) EIGHTPINS compatible – interface for fully integrated variable seatpost

(3) Geometry adjustment via damper skid (int. patent) for an individual tuning of the steering angle and the height of the bottom bracket

(4) Evo6 frame standard for the optimal wheel size geometry and an improved chain line

(5) Perfectly usable travel (180 mm) thanks to proven Liteville four-linkage kinematics

(6) NCP+ cable routing – entire routing is hidden inside the frame

(7) Weight reduction inside the tubes thanks to variable wall thicknesses

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

(9) Oversize seat tube for 34.9 mm seatposts

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

(11) SCS chain guide – the most silent, stable and easy to mount chain guide on the market
(12) TCL (Tuned Chain Stay Length) – the length of the chain stay is adapted to the overall frame length

(13) 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.

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

(15) Serviceport simplifies the work on cables inside the frame

(16) Low DirectMount front derailleur socket, compatible for one- and two-speed derailleurs

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

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

(19) RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 dimension 250 x 75 mm, External Rebound damping adjustment, 3-position compression adjustment ( Open / Pedal / Lock ) 
High value Titanium screws as standard


Bester sein wird nie langweilig, auch wenn wir wissen wie´s geht. Der Test bestätigt auf´s Neue, das Liteville Know-how im Aluminiumbau ist zukunftsweisend. Die besten Steifigkeitswerte zu erreichen und gleichzeitig fast so leicht wie ein Vollcarbonrahmen zu sein, das muss man können.
Wir freuen uns über das super Testergebnis im Freeride-Magazin.
Danke an die Freeride Redakteure für die Testnote 9,5 von 10 in der Herbstausgabe 2018. Dank der dadurch sehr ausführlichen Fahrerprobung mit vielen unterschiedlichen Testexperten können wir außerdem lernen, was wir noch besser machen können.
Das geilste daran: Wir haben es schon in dieses aktuelle Liteville 601 Mk4 eingebaut!

Denn das Liteville 601 Mk4 hat ein weltweit einzigartig variables Fahrwerk. Leider wohl auch deshalb hat beim Test des Freeride-Magazins der Fehlerteufel zugeschlagen. Tretlagerhöhe und Lenkwinkel wurden von der Fahrwerks MicroAdjust-Einstellung aus dem vorangegangenen Bike-Magazin Test übernommen: 352 mm Tretlager Höhe und 65,2° Lenkwinkel sind die Werte für die mittlere Dämpferschlitten Position. Die im Freeride-Test gefahrenen Fahrwerkswerte betrugen tatsächlich aber 347 mm und 64,3°.

Wir empfehlen generell für den Downhill-/Freeride-Einsatz die MicroAdjust Federbein-Einstellung auf „tief“ zu stellen sowie zusätzlich die 1,5 ° flacheren DH VarioSpin-Lagerschalen zu verwenden und nicht wie im Test die 0° Trail VarioSpin-Lagerschalen.

Wäre interessant das Testergebnis in dieser potenten Abfahrtsgeometrie bei sehr gutem Kletterverhalten im Freeride-Heft zu sehen... ;)

Die kompletten Testberichte sind im Bike-Magazin (Ausgabe 08/2018) und in der Herbst-Ausgabe (04/2018) des Freeride-Magazins nachzulesen.





In former times, there was only one wheel size due to a fixed chain stay length.
Evolution Step 1:


With the DuoLink design, you can either ride with a short rear frame with a small rear wheel or a long rear frame with a big rear wheel.
The Next Evolutionary Step:

Scaled Rearend

The Scaled Rearend design now combines the advantages of a short chain stay with the reduced rolling resistance of a big wheel. 



(Int. pat. pend)
Leaving out an unnecessary crossbar leads to plenty of clearance for rear wheels with fat tires.

+ Wide Pivot

(Int. pat. pend)
The V-shaped swing arm bearing has been moved outwards.

+ Evo6

The chain line has been moved further towards the outside.

+ Setback Post

(Int. pat. pend)
A steep seat tube angle with a rear bent seatpost.

= Scaled Rearend

(Int. pat. pend)
Yet another milestone in the consequent frame design development of the Liteville Scaled Sizing.


Super agile yet stable riding performance
More comfort at the rear end of the bike
Improved handling of obstacles of the rear wheel
Perfect control of the bike in tricky situations with high grip front tires
Super fast weight shifting with the back of the bike
Enough clearance for dirt and mud even with tires as wide as 2.6" 


New Rockarm

  • New design for the offset seat tube
  • 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

Microadjust Shockmount

  • MicroAdjust Shockmount for individual adjustments of the frame geometry (6 mm range for adapting the steering angle by 1.5 mm and the bottom bracket height by up to 12 mm
  • Metric damper socket (8 mm x 25 mm)
  • Stress optimized construction
  • Titanium hardware

Internal cable routing

  • The cables for the brakes, the rear and front derailleur and for the variable seatpost are entirely hidden inside the frame
  • Optimized NCP+ cable routing in the swing arm axle with the all-new SuperYoke design
  • No cables on top of the Horst-Link bearings for a more direct routing


  • Spacey service opening underneath the down tube protection shield
  • Simplifies the internal cable routing
  • Even allows for an optional, internal Di2 battery socket

Eightpins variable seatpost interface

  • Lightweight and fully integrated design
  • Up to 220 mm range
  • Very easy design with hardly any service requirements
  • 33 mm diameter leading to high stiffness without a bottleneck design
  • Works without a seatpost clamp

X-12 spare screw

  • Integrated in the left-hand chain stay Yoke for the X-12 rear derailleur dropout
  • Allows for a fast exchange on the go


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.

601 MK3 Frame Length M
(intermediate position of the damper socket)

Wheel size:
 26˝ (690 mm)
Travel: 180 mm
Cable Routing: external shifting cable routing at the main frame; internal shifting cable in the chain stay

Seatpost: standard oder variable

Chain Stay Yoke: common Yoke with internal shifting cable routing
Linkage bar: ----

EVO6: no
Rear Derailleur Hanger: X-12 Typ1

Serviceport: no

Tubes: ----
Frame weight: 2,950 g (frame length M without damper)
Seat tub position: 18 mm offset
Fork height: 566 mm (Formula Thirty5, 180 mm)
Reach M: 407 mm
Stack M: 585 mm
Steering tube length: 122 mm
Chain stay length: 440 mm (26˝ wheel)
Bottom bracket drop: + 22 mm (26˝ wheel)
Bottom bracket height: 367 mm 
(tire diameter 690 mm )
Steering angle: 65°

Bearing crossbar width at the Yoke: 62 mm
601 MK4 Frame length M
(intermediate position of the damper socket)

Wheel size: 27.5˝ (720 mm) tire width up to 2.6˝
Travel: 180 mm
Cable Routing: completely internal cable routing without elongation of the cables (shifting cable, brake and variable seat tube hose)
Seatpost: standard oder variable; integrated Eightpins seatpost as option
Chain Stay Yoke: SuperYoke for short chain stays with internal shifting cable and brake hose
Linkage bar: optimized kinematics for short chain stays and 27.5˝ wheels (12 mm longer/ 25 mm damper measurements)
EVO6: yes
Rear Derailleur Hanger: X-12 Typ3 for standard or Directmount rear derailleurs; integrated spare screw
Serviceport: opening for cable service and Di2 battery
Tubes: weight reduced thanks to stress optimized wall thicknesses
Frame weight: 2,850 g (frame length M without damper)
Seat tub position: 53 mm offset
Fork height: 572 mm (+ 8 mm, Lyrik, 180 mm)
Reach M: 407 mm (+ 23 mm)
Stack M: 618 mm (+ 33 mm)
Steering tube length: 122 mm
Chain stay length: 430 mm (27.5˝ wheel)
Bottom bracket drop: - 9 mm (27.5˝ wheel)
Bottom bracket height: 351 mm (tire diameter: 720 mm; 361.4 mm with damper in upper socket position)
Steering angle: 64.5° (65.3° with damper in upper socket position)
Bearing crossbar width at the Yoke: 76 mm (+ 14 mm)


The radically redesigned geometry of the 601 MK4 with a prolonged reach of about 20 to 35 mm, the adapted TCL chain stay length and the lowered bottom bracket leads to a balanced, stable and yet extraordinarily agile riding performance. With its customizable features such as the VarioSpin and the MicroAdjust Shockmount, the geometry of the frame remains adaptable to your individual requirements.

Frame Length S
Body size recommendation: 156 cm – 169 cm

Top tube:
576 mm
Steering tube: 110 mm
Seat tube length: 400 mm
Chain stay: 425 mm
Wheel base: 1.162,7 mm
Bottom bracket height: 346 mm
Bottom bracket drop: 9 mm
Seat angle: 74°
Steering angle: 64,5°
Fork insert: 572 mm
Fork offset: 42 mm
Reach: 405 mm
Stack: 609 mm
Wheel diameter rear: 710 mm
Wheel diameter front: 710 mm

Wheel size 27.5˝
Maximum tire width 2.35˝

Frame Length M
Body size recommendation: 167 cm – 178 cm

Top tube: 601,2 mm
Steering tube: 120 mm
Seat tube length: 420 mm
Chain stay: 430 mm
Wheel base: 1.197 mm
Bottom bracket height: 351 mm
Bottom bracket drop: 9 mm
Seat angle: 74°
Steering angle: 64,5°
Fork insert: 572 mm
Fork offset: 42 mm
Reach: 430 mm
Stack: 618 mm
Wheel diameter rear: 720 mm
Wheel diameter front: 720 mm

Wheel size 27.5˝
Maximum tire width 2.6˝

Frame Length L
Body size recommendation: 176 cm – 186 cm

Top tube: 628 mm
Steering tube: 130 mm
Seat tube length: 450 mm
Chain stay: 435 mm
Wheel base: 1231.3 mm
Bottom bracket height: 351 mm
Bottom bracket drop: 9 mm
Seat angle: 74°
Steering angle: 64,5°
Fork insert: 572 mm
Fork offset: 42 mm
Reach: 455 mm
Stack: 627 mm
Wheel diameter rear: 720 mm
Wheel diameter front: 720 mm

Wheel size 27.5˝
Maximum tire width 2.6˝

Frame Length XL
Body size recommendation: 184 cm – 196 cm

Top tube: 654,7 mm
Steering tube: 140 mm
Seat tube length: 480 mm
Chain stay: 443 mm
Wheel base: 1268.6 mm
Bottom bracket height: 351 mm
Bottom bracket drop: 9 mm
Seat angle: 74°
Steering angle: 64,5°
Fork insert: 572 mm
Fork offset: 42 mm
Reach: 480 mm
Stack: 636 mm
Wheel diameter rear: 720 mm
Wheel diameter front: 720 mm

Wheel size 27.5˝
Maximum tire width 2.6˝