Yes, this is the 2005 DEAN softail frame Duke Xlite CTI. I like the pivotless concept for the long marathon races here in the Swiss alps. The rear suspension (approx. 2.5"gives extra traction in rough uphills and some comfort downhill. But it is not comparable with the common fullsuspension frames. In fact the pivotless construction needs no replacement of bearings and bushings. The DT Swiss damper (the name says all..) is durable and well build. Over all the bike is stiff and light. The stiffness is better compared to my previous Litespeed Unicoi softail due to the carbon wrap arround the ti tubes.