Review: Litespeed Cohutta Titanium 29er Hardtail

29er Pro Reviews

The Test Sled Spec:

I received the Cohutta from Litespeed with the top of the line spec. Highlights include:

-Reynolds XC 29er Carbon Tubeless wheels
-Fox 32 Float 29 Fork with Kashima Coat and FIT
-Full SRAM XO 2×10 drivetrain (derailleurs, carbon cranks, shifters)
-Cane Creek angleset
-SRAM XO Brakes
-Truvativ stem and carbon seatpost and bar

Litespeed left nothing to chance and the SRAM XO drivetrain and brakes worked flawlessly though out my entire extended testing period. The Cohutta could easily have handled a longer travel fork up front and if you are the kind of rider who rides their hardtails through some pretty gnarly chunk, a fork with 120mm of travel up front is highly recommended.

The other highlight of the parts spec are the Reynolds XC 29er carbon tubeless wheels. These wheels work well with the Ti frame, allowing the wheels to soak up the initial hard hits with the kind of damping that carbon is known for. This allows the taut Ti frame to really feel nimble and lively without being prone to deflection.

Bike weight without pedals for the size small I tested is 22.90 lbs (this also includes tires that were not the lightest). I added Crank Brothers Candy 2 pedals, Lezyne alloy bottle cage and carbon pump.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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  • joe says:

    Nice bike indeed. Don’t like how the geometry looks like a Rockhopper. The way the top rear triangle connects to the seat tube and how it’s higher than where the top tube connects is not very appealing.

  • JafaSaffer says:

    Awesome bike, I have one!

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