It’s a bit strange. I’m not a fan of German bikes and I don’t like just anodized frames. But there is something with Liteville that makes my heart beat a little extra. Can be compared with Cannondale and their Lefty.
Liteville doesn’t care so much about what’s cool but they know how to produce the bikes people should buy. Like Specialized with weight, they just want to make it the best.
An old Liteville 301 MK6, 6 year old made me like All Mountain more than XC and it showed me that a full suspension bike can perform so much better if it’s just built right.
Now 2015 they introduce the 101 MK1:
It may not look as flashy as a modern carbon bike but I don’t think you will ever find a 120mm aluminium frame that will perform better and give you more joy.
Spec in German:
and Scaled sizing like they had for a while:
Duolink to get the length you like:
It won’t be cheap (so please don’t compare to cheap German brands) but it will give you fun for a very long time. And of course it’s made in Germany.
Also from Germany, or developed in Germany are the new Sram Red eTap. Here is some weights of the new wireless group:
with more info: Bikerumor
Sram is also releasing a new cheaper X-Sync chainring. Made of steel for lower price and more durable: