Litespeed Cohutta 29er Hardtail

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Attention endurance and dirt lovers: from our titanium shop, we're introducing a rough and tumble hardtail named after the Cohutta 100 race in Copperhill, TN. Featuring the industry's first 29er-specific tubeset, the Cohutta features an angle-adjustable 49mm head tube with 80-120mm fork compatibility. Its light front end tracks exactly where you tell it to go. So, go. Ride Highlights -Press Fit 30 bottom bracket -80-120mm fork travel

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saffermtbkr   Racer [Jan 29, 2012]
Strength:

Titanium durability, Great looks, smooth handling even compared to my carbon 29ers

Weakness:

Weight - its heavy. I have a medium size frame and find that the chain ring clearance is very poor - about 2 -3mm between the large (40t) chain ring and the chain stay. The clearance between the rear tire and the front dérailleur is also a small issue. I am using an XTR M980 top pull front dérailleur. I had to cut off the a piece on the dérailleur which will be used for a button pull frame to allow more clearance. This seems to be a common problem on some other 29ers as well (Karate Monkey is an example)

Great bike, all in all. With a small DIY the tire issue is not a major problem. Bike handles well, climbs well. But its a lot of money for a frame which has some design flaws.

Similar Products Used: Niner Air 9 (carbon frame)
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3
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2
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