- New Frame: Liteville 301 Mk11
I’m 5’8″ and thats a large frame. For comparison i also ride an 18″ 456C, medium Yetis. If you look in my profile you’ll see a couple of threads on the sizing issue. I’ve based it around the same TT length as my other bikes, but the seat tube is steeper. So when i’m off the back of the bike it will feel longer.Posted 4 years ago
The other option was to go for the medium and a layback post. This would be roughly the same TT and the same out of the saddle. However i couldn’t get a long enough seatpost with layback – the frame requires 140mm post inside the frame. 😕
The seatpost finally arrived today and its built. After all the debating about seat angle, it feels the right size when having a quick ride around the block. I’ll get it offroad tomorrow 😀Posted 4 years ago
All the kit except post and front mech came off my crash damaged ASR5C.
No idea on weight, not that fussed, feels a bit heavier than the Yeti though
A little update. The fox vanillas started creaking so they have been upgraded to 160mm Pikes. Hopefully this will also get around the pedal strike problems. Looking forward to trying this forks out tomorrow. It’s also gained a Reverb stealth. I’m still not convinced I want/need a dropper, so we’ll see how that one goes.Posted 4 years agoHob NobMember
I guess that’s a short fork! It’s a shame the BB isn’t that height, with a 160 fork, and the bigger wheels. It would have been immense then 🙂
That was one of my few complaints with the one I rode for a while. With 650 wheels & a 160 Pike it was pretty high up. And the dire clearance with a decent rear tyre.
Looks good in with the new forks though, Just need a set of black cranks now!Posted 4 years agochickenmanSubscriber
BB height will of course be higher with a 160mm rocker, 650b wheelset and a longer fork; which rocker do you have on?Posted 4 years ago
Some folk are running a 650b at the front only. I might go down that route on my mk10 when I upgrade my front rim (I’m running 140mm travel at the rear, 160 Lyriks up front atm.
Still getting used to being able to really weight the front wheel on corners (my previous bike was 5 deg steeper in the headangle!!).
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