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NEW! V2 LVN160 Chromoly Steel Mountain Bike Frame | USA Built Steel Full Suspension MTB Frame
V2 vs V1
What’s the difference between V1 and V2? The V2 is designed for shocks that are 210mm eye to eye.
Single pivot is fun but when you add a link, it, it transforms into a something more fun and more competitive. Single pivot steel frames are said to pop, send, fly and jib better than the rest. They maintain composure and handle the rough stuff like the best but float over top of the rocks, roots and bumps. When a link is added to that equation, you have a platform that better resists bottoming out and allows for easier shock tuning, without all the multi link maintenance headaches.
The LVN160 will take on any techy hill you want to throw at it while still having enough travel to soak up the drops, roots and boulders. The Pivot Point on our LVN160 was optimized and obsessed over to bring to you a bike that delivers over 100% Anti-squat through it’s travel. When you pedal, you want your bike to put all the power into the ground and not into the suspension to go to waste. Every pedal stroke can force the system to soak up some of that energy causing you to wear yourself out faster. The biggest factor that determines pedal efficiency is the Pivot Point. Looking at our Anti-squat curve, you’ll see that the LVN160 delivers over 100% Anti-squat throughout it’s travel.
Durable and Balanced
The LVN160 is our latest and greatest and is a culmination of all the things we have learned making steel full suspension frames. While steel is incredibly strong, when used in a bicycle frame the tubing wall thickness needs to be optimized for longevity and durability. We put in the work to ensure that the the the weight of this frame is low and centralized. What that means is when riding, is your frame is working with you providing confidence and stability thanks to optimized handling and performance characteristics.
We discovered a balance that others are just now starting to find. Our Pivot Point works magic on the trails. The first part of the axle path is regressive, meaning it grows to counteract a shrinking wheelbase. When descending the chunk, having a bike shrink on you can alter your handling and negatively effect your ride. The opposite of that is having too regressive of an axle path can cause your wheelbase to grow too much in corners throwing your corner speed off and causing an unpredictable handling characteristic in the twisties. Our mid-high pivot is the balance that others are just now realizing is working for them better as opposed to going with either ends of the spectrum.
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 and Durability
Stainless steel pivot axle and quad 6001-2rs bearings double stacked for longevity and rigidity where it matters most. 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 impacts which allows you to carry more speed on those steep descents. It offers a brilliant balance of amazing ride characteristics, simplicity and durability.
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.
Made for 73mm BSA bottom bracket, 148mm boost, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, tapered forks. All your modern mountain bike specs in a more exciting steel frame packge.