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USA Hand Built Chromoly Steel Full Suspension, by Experienced Riders, for all Riders
Single Pivot Linkage
Adding linkage to the equation allows for a much more progressive ride. We scored as much as the guys with more complicated systems but we boast much less labor and complexity for easy maintenance and more time riding than wrenching.
Efficient & Playful
Play in the parking lot and then get serious on the single track, this is your next frame. Our 2022 LVN160 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 LVN160 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 axle path effect. This is a bike that pedals up, jibs and slays single track or DH tracks 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.
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.
We opted for CNC machined shock yoke and 4140 chromoly mount/pivot joints to help give our frame it’s high end feel. Nothing says “high-end” more than CNC machined parts, especially our 4140 chromoly pieces 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.
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.
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:
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.
Our LVN160 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.
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.
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.