By John Stevenson & James Huang
A handful of mountain-bike products hit the tech editors desk this past week, including this rather tasty suspension rig,
The Sewanee is Litespeed no-holds-barred full-suspension cross-country race bike. This all-titanium frame has just 60mm of rear wheel travel but reportedly weighs just 4.4 lbs for a medium-sized frame. A Fox RP3 rear shock (with Propedal) coupled to Litespeed's unique Constant Leverage Ratio linkage makes the most of the limited travel while keeping pedaling performance fast and zippy. Our test rig came equipped with a Shimano XTR disc kit with Dual Control levers, Mavic Crossmax Enduro UST disc wheels, and was topped off with bits from FSA and Thomson. As shipped, our complete bike (with pedals) weighs just 24.5 lb (11.5 kg)./JH
MSRP: US$2995 (frame only)
Read about all the latest New Arrivals at the tech desk here.