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Litespeed Niota Al XTR disc XC Full Suspension

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $4165.00

Product Description

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Weekend Warrior from Hawaii

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2007

Strengths:    effecient suspension design.

Weaknesses:    paint really sucks

Bottom Line:   
Great bike!!! Although I don't really use it to it's full potential, it's been great to me. It's almost too pretty to beat up. I put on road tires for a ride and haven't put the knobbies back on since. I feel kinda bad about that. Fully built it's 25 pounds which is not bad considering I won't give up my comfy saddle and platform pedals. All I gotta do now is drop a few in the gut and it'll be perfect.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   bikewerx

Similar Products Used:   gt i drive, jamis dakar

Bike Setup:   xtr shifters & deraillers, fox talas rlc fork, fox rp23, avid ultimate brakes, race face dues cranks stem and seatpost, mavic crossmax slr

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by wes branham a Racer from charlotte,NC usa

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2006

Strengths:    The frame fit well and seemed to be somewhat stiff

Weaknesses:    Litespeed made the rearend with weak welds so mine natually cracked .

Bottom Line:   
Not very impressed with the welding on the rear end. I had mine less than 6 months and completely cracked the rear weld on the left side. I had some initial problems with ABG in replacing the rear end but finally settled it. In ABG's defense they claimed to have redesigned the rear end with better support....we'll see

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Favorite Trail:   401-crested butte,co

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Tomac Revolver

Bike Setup:   Sram x.0 rear,XTR front,XTR cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dremark a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2006

Strengths:    Light. Stiff. Efficient suspension design. Don't see them on the trails.

Weaknesses:    Paint chips easily. Makes me want the Ti version.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike. Does everything well. Rear is super-stiff. Climbs well. Neutral handling. Not a downhill bike, but suspension takes the edge off, making it a perfect trail/XC bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Specialized S-Works FSRxc.

Bike Setup:   Niota Al, XTR, XO, Thompson, Cane Creek Zonos Ti wheelset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert a Racer from Gainesville Florida

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2004

Strengths:    Extremely well balanced, climbes good, and sprints like a hard tail on flat ground. The adjustable air volume shock gives you the ability to make the bike ride any way you want, from a plush trail bike to a XC race bike.

Weaknesses:    Takes time to master the rear shock.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is as good as it gets. You can set it up to meet any riding style and this bike will perform. Not sure yet about the reliability of this machine but I will test it!
Every bike above(Similar Products Used) was ridden extensivly, and all of them were broken at least once exept the Superlite and the Kona(Very Very Good Bike).

For now I would recomend this bike for anyone. Best looking bike I have ever owned and can perform with the best of them.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Bike Route

Similar Products Used:   Tomac Revolver,Canondale Scalple,Kona King Kikapu,Jamis Dakar Pro,Santa Cruz Superlite,K2 Razorback

Bike Setup:   All XTR with Fox 100 enertia valve.

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