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Litespeed: ku:wa XT Mechanical 1x11 - 2016
Litespeed: ku:wa XT Mechanical 1x11 - 2016
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The ku:wa is an incredibly versatile frame, ready to tackle anything from urban riding to the most demanding singletrack. Design: On point. Trails: En garde.
With performance-inspired geometry that’s identical to the ah:wi, the ku:wa delivers Litespeed titanium craftsmanship for riders of all breeds.
The 3Al/2.5V size-specific tubeset ensures that each frame has the same finely tuned, highly desirable ride characteristics. The oversized 44mm headtube helps with precision steering and handling. And the tubes are subtly shaped, adding strength where it’s needed -- and compliance where it’s most wanted.
But what really sets the ku:wa apart is its chameleon nature: It can easily be built up as a conventional cross-country machine, a singlespeed, an urban MTB or an adventure bike. Not only does the PF30 BB help stiffen the drivetrain, it accepts an eccentric bottom bracket -- the key to Litespeed's Multi Wheel Compatible design. The frame is optimized for 27.5” (650b) wheels, but is easily switched to 26” wheels with a few turns of a wrench.
ku:wa is the Cherokee word for Mulberry. Mulberry Gap is a popular MTB getaway in the North Georgia mountains, the ku:wa's natural habitat.
ku:wa (koo-wa) is the Cherokee work for Mulberry. One of the popular mtb getaways is Mulberry Gap in Georgia.
10% weight reduction from Pisgah
PF30 bottom bracket means a wider range of compatibility with virtually unlimited crank options
Cold-worked 3Al/2.5V titanium, variable tapered top-tube
44mm oversized head tube
Flat Mount Disc Brake Specific frame design
Optimized for 100-120mm forks
135x10 mm quick release rear axle
Downtube cable routing option for side swing front derailleur
Handmade in the USA
Multi Wheel Compatible; optimized for 27.5" (650b) wheels & compatible with 26"
GEOMETRY AND TECHNICAL SPECS
|Head Tube Angle||69.5||69.5||69.5||69.5|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.0||73.0||73.0||73.0|
|BB Drop (CM)||12.5||12.5||12.5||12.5|
|Front Center (CM)||23.7||24.5||26.0||27.6|
|Fork Rake (CM)||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Top Tube Length (inch)||20.8||21.5||23.0||24.5|
|Head Tube Length (inch)||4.5||4.5||5.0||6.0|
|Seat Tube Length (inch)||13.5||15.0||17.0||19.0|
|Chain Stay Length (inch)||16.75||16.75||16.75||16.75|
|Wheel Base (inch)||40.45||41.2||42.7||44.3|
|Standover Height (inch)||28.5||29.7||31.2||33.1|
*components specifications subject to change
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