Liteville 601 – Freeride All Mountain Bike


Liteville is a German brand that has been building aluminum framed mountain bikes since 2005. Liteville incorporates the tried and true 4-bar suspension design on their 3 full suspension models (they also make one hardtail model for 4x racing). The 601 highlighted here falls in the middle of their lineup (which also includes the 301 and the 901) with 190mm of rear travel. They use custom drawn marine grade 6000 series aluminum and their tubing is scaled to be size specific and the different sizes are also available with different wheel sizes (26, 27.5, 29). The 601 also has some interesting adjustability options and features a liberal amount of componentry from fellow German brand Syntace.

In this video, Kenny Roberts from Radsport USA (Liteville’s US Distributor) shows us some of the details of the 2013 Liteville 601.

Liteville 601 Features:

  • 190mm of travel
  • RockShox Vivid Air shock
  • 142×12 rear axle spacing
  • Custom drawn marine grade 6000 series aluminum
  • Multiple butted tubes
  • Adjustable front shock mount to adjust BB height and head angle
  • 4-bar link design
  • Wide rims, Syntace German made hubs
  • Custom sized chainstays for each model size
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

From the manufacturer:

“Our all new long travel do-everything weapon: it will take you anywhere from normal mtb tours to “vert-riding” or Super-D racing. It combines the characteristics of an all rounder trail bike with those of a LT trail bike and handles like a DH bike on the descents.”

“Thanks to the well separated pedaling forces and optimized climbing geometry the Liteville 601 will also climb like a mountain goat.”

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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 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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  • ginsu says:

    Sweet 4-Bar with lots of Instant Center Migration….should be initially supple with a nice ramp up as the IC gets closer!

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