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LV145 | 145mm Rear Travel | Chromoly Steel Full Suspension Enduro MTB Frame

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Description

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USA Hand Built Chromoly Steel Full Suspension, by Experienced Riders, for all Riders

Optimized for 29 Front/29 Rear or 29 Front/27.5 Rear Wheels

 

Efficient & Playful
Play in the parking lot and then get serious on the single track, this is your next frame. Our 2021 LV145 Chromoly Steel Full Suspension Mountain Bike Frame has grown up for 2021. We’re able to keep up with the trends faster than the big brands and give you a bike that won’t become obsolete next year. We’re ahead of the curve on Geo. Our LV145 MTB frame was designed for the rider that was looking for the best all-rounder they could find. Designed with a Mid-High pivot point with great effect. This is a bike that pedals up, jibs and slays single track all in the same session.

Chromoly Steel Construction
From our years of experience with many other bikes, finding what we loved and disliked, they always left us with a bigger dislike list than love list. They did a satisfactory job but we wanted a bike that blew all the others away. This was the motivation for the LV chromoly steel full suspension frame, the best of what we loved with the added bonus of our features that we wished we had.

Popular Specs
Made for 73mm BSA bottom bracket, 148mm boost, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, tapered forks. All your modern trail bike specs in a more progressive and exciting package.

CNC Machining
We opted for CNC machined shock mount/pivot arms to help give our frame it’s high end feel. Nothing says “high-end” more than CNC machined parts, especially our 4140 chromoly arms which are not kind to tooling and extremely expensive to machine. We spared no expense to offer a frame that despite it’s simplicity, it’s overachieving compared to bikes that cost a lot more.

Single Pivot Steeze
Thanks to modern suspension technology, single pivot is back. Why single pivot? Easy maintenance and easy on your wallet. The ride is predictable and it doesn’t get hung up as easily on impact which allows you to carry more speed.

Adaptable
Slider Dropouts enable fine tuning of rear wheel adjustment due to wildly variable tire manufacturer sizing measurements. We think outside the box, so we offer a solution to fitment of your favorite size wheels and tires without sacrificing anything you’d love in a chromoly steel frame.

 

Why Chromoly?
Chromoly is much stronger than traditional steel and aluminum alloys. Chromoly is the most eco-friendly material that we’ve seen besides bamboo that’s being made into bicycles. Studies show that chromoly requires 6-11 times less energy and emissions than competing materials to manufacture and process.

Most people looking to buy our frame will have their minds made up on chromoly steel frames and prefer this material for their next frame but if you’re new or curious to this amazing material, here are some of the advantages you’ll hear from experienced riders:

Durability
You’re buying a bike that will stand the test of time with proper care and maintenance. Imagine owning a bike that can be welded and repaired rather than degrade and be thrown away. Most people consider the user-friendly nature of chromoly to be a very wise investment.

Feel
Our LV145 steel full suspension mountain bike frame is engineered with controlled flex, working with the natural flex of heat treated chromoly and stiffening it up where it’s necessary for maximum efficiency. Chromoly tubing for a mountain bike is very thin yet incredibly strong, it has an inherent flex that people strive for in order to reduce vibrations translated to their hands and feet which works to reduce rider fatigue and increase rider comfort. Ride longer, more comfortably and much harder. Slight flex in the rear keeps the wheel planted in sharp hard turns keeping you on two wheels.

Strong
Chromoly’s strength to weight ratio rivals that of titanium yet it’s more affordable. Rest easy knowing what you’ve accepted as norm, steel is strong. Imagine a high tech lighter weight yet stronger alloy of steel being made into a frame for your next mountain bike. There are pluses and minuses for every known material being made into a mountain bike frame but welded seems, not glued, is something we personal feel is more safe and secure. Metal melted to metal, not piece, glued to piece. Fancy marketing words will lead you to believe other materials are “one solid piece” (“Monocoque”) but research shows that’s misleading, it’s actually multiple segments glued together into one piece which is strong too for only a comparable very short lifespan. Ride safe though, we can’t be held responsible for your new found feel of steel, ride at your own risk, ride responsible.

Quiet
Chromoly steel mountain bike frames possess a natural flex that absorbs sounds. While not completely silent when contact is made with rocks or roost, the ride is very stately feeling. Focus on the path ahead, not nuisances.

Geometry & Sizing

The LV was developed with progressive forward thinking geometry in mind. Utilizing slack geometry with proper low-offset forks provides a stable, fast and well handling machine.

GeometrySIZE 1
(5’5″/1.65m to 5’10″/1.78m)
SIZE 2
(5’10″/1.78m to
6’1″/1.84m)
SIZE 3
(6’1″/1.84m to
6’6″/1.98m)
Head Tube Angle64° (160mm Forks)
64.5° (150mm Forks)
64° (160mm Forks)
64.5° (150mm Forks)
64° (160mm Forks)
64.5° (150mm Forks)
Seat Tube Angle76° (160mm Forks)
76.5° (150mm Forks)
76° (160mm Forks)
76.5° (150mm Forks)
76° (160mm Forks)
76.5° (150mm Forks)
Bottom Bracket Drop23mm23mm23mm
Reach465mm490mm514mm
Effective Top Tube (approximate)576mm626mm641mm
Seat Tube Length425mm425mm490mm
Chainstay Length445mm (adjustable +15mm)445mm (adjustable +15mm)445mm (adjustable +15mm)
Headtube Length110mm110mm110mm

Specs

No One-Off specs here, we designed the LV frame to accept all current popular standards including internal routed dropper post, boost, tapered steerer tube forks, 12-speed etc.

LV FRAME SPECS
Frame Weight8lbs/3.63kg To 10lbs/4.5kg (Size 1-Size 3)
HeadsetNot Included
Spec: ZS44/EC44 (example: Cane Creek Part Number BAA0717K or other brand)
Rear AxleIncluded
Spec: 180mm Length – 12×1.5 Thread Pitch
Rear Wheel Travel~145mm (Axle Path)
Rear Wheel Tire ClearanceUp To ~27.5×2.6″ to 29×2.4″(Adjustable for smaller are larger wheels/tires)
Rear Shock200x50mm
Shock Hardware22x8mm Front and 40x8mm Rear
Hub Spacing RearBOOST 148mmx12mm (Axle Included)
Bottom Bracket Standard73mm BSA Threaded
Max Fork Travel170mm
Forks Steerer SpecTapered Forks 1.5″ > 1-1/8″
Seatpost Diameter31.6mm
Dropper Seatpost Cable RoutingInternal
Seat Post Clamp34.9mm (Included)
Hydraulic Disc Brake Mount RearIS
Hydraulic Brake Disc Diameter Max (Rear)203mm
ISCG-05Recommended ISCG-05 BB Adapter as shown HERE

Warranty

Original Owner: 3 Years Materials and Workmanship

Second Hand Owner:
2 Years Materials and Workmanship from Original Owner’s Purchase Date

Warranty Terms

 

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