Trail & Allmountain

LITE290

29’’ Wheels | 130 mm travel

You are looking for an agile and playful trail bike?
Our LITE290 is the solution. Our short-travel trail rocket LITE with 130 mm of travel is the perfect bike for your local trails and all-day exploring adventures. It definitely will tame every technical mountain and flowtrail on your next bikeride!

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FEATURES

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130 mm progressive travel

Our short-travel trail bike LITE is the smaller brother of our DASH and carries it’s genes through and through. The LITE provides 130 mm of progressive travel at the rear and is thus the perfect bike for your local trails and all-day exploring adventures.

78° pure power development

Trail bikes have become conservative all-rounders. From relaxed rides, over flowing trails to rough downhills, a trail bike has to do it all.

The steep seat angle of the Dash, combined with an active platform and the playful character of the Zero is our formula for a lot of fun on your hometrails.
The seat angle of 78deg and 5mm more BB drop are suited for a longer trail time in the saddle.

Optimized tubes and well balanced geometry

With its low center of gravity, the LITE offers plenty of stability.
At the same time we’ve optimized the tubes to shave off some additional weight. While the frame size M has no seattube gusset, the sizes L and XL just got a smaller one to generate more room for creative trail maneuvers.

Aluminum at its best

Well tried and tested features combined with new DNA. As successfully tested on our DASH-Frames
we only use double-sealed bearings that are adequately dimensioned. Just to create a fun bike without worrying to much about any maintenance. In addition, an internal cable routing provides a clean and tidy look.

Redesigned Link

We’ve completely redesigned the Link of our LITE Trailbike to match the demands of a potent trail bike. You now have a more active position on the bike and it the shock slightly stands higher in the shock travel. And as another feature, our already efficient rear end is even more drive-neutral. This highlights the sportier character of the Lite even better. The shock length is 210x50mm in metric sized and optimized for the use of air shocks.

Specifications

Material Aluminium 7020
Travel front / rear 140mm or 150mm / 130mm
Shock 210×50 / 22,2x8mm
seat tube diameter 30,9mm
seat clamp diameter 34,9mm
Headset ZS 44/56
Bottom Bracket BSA 73mm
Brake PM 180
Rear hub width 12 x 148 mm
Bottle cage 2 x
ISCG05 Yes
Dropper Post Ready Yes
Max tire width 29″ x 2,5″
Weight  (Raw, Size M) 3,9 Kg

Geometry

S M L XL
Body Height 155  – 167,5 cm 165  – 177,5 cm 175  – 187,5 cm 185  – 197,5 cm
A – Horizontal Tube Length 526 556  588 620
B – Reach 415 445 475 505
C – Steering Angle 66°
D – Seat Angle 78°
E – Head Tube Length 110 110 120 130
F – Chain Stay Length 447
G – Wheel Base 1176 1206 1240 1275
H – Bottom Bracket Drop 40
I – Seat Tube Length 380 380 425 465
J – seatpost offset 17
K – Fork Length 551
L – Stack 625 625 634 643
M – Standover 777 776 781 785
max. seatpost insert 235 235 280 320

*All dimensions in mm unless otherwise stated

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FAQ

Whats the biggest difference between LITE and DASH?

The Lite is similar in appearance to the Dash, but has less stroke at the rear, butted tubes and a geometry adapted to trail bikes. For example, the steering angle is slightly steeper, the reach is minimally shorter, so that the Lite creates a maneuverable character.

For anyone with more flow and a moderate pace, the LITE is the perfect choice.
For anyone else whos looking for an enduro race bike, you should check our DASH models.

Is it possible to spec the LITE with a little more travel?

Our Lite is designed for a 210 x 50 mm shock.
Of course a 210 x 55 mm shock could be mounted.
In this case, the LITE290 generates up to 144 mm of rear travel.
Please note:
In any case, a minimum distance between the tire and the frame in the compressed state of 18 mm must be maintained in this configuration. If you have any questions, just talk to us.

Which bottle cages can be used on the LITE?

It was important to us that you find enough space for bottles or minitools on the Lite. Therefore, we have created enough space for bottle holders on the underside of the top tube and in front of the shock.
In the frame size M has a 450 ml bottle in front of the damper enough space, in the sizes L and XL even 600 ml.
At the top tube there is no restriction in terms of bottle size. With two Bottlecagemounts one is thus prepared for any trail adventure.

What does the Radiant Raw color mean?

Frames in Radiant Raw color are really raw, without clear coating.

The raw material may contain minor imperfections, which result of the production process of our supplier.

After welding, we use steel wool to finish our frames. This helps to remove small scratches that can occur during our production process. Since this needs almost some time, we have decided to make no difference in the price of our raw frames.

Of course, you can’t get every scratch out of the raw material. But because of this small imperfections the frame is not less valuable or should be sorted out for that reason. It would be very contrary to our idea of sustainability.

By the way : After a season full of riding, you can use some steel wool to finish the frame again. With new decals on, the frame looks shiny and new again!

Why don't you use any protection of the bottom bracket parts on the Dash?

Starting our prototype tests, we experimented with some kind of protection there. However this protection tends to trap dirt, especially in dirty weather.
Without protection, the dirt can also fall out through the openings of our milled bottombracket. You don’t need any protection there against stones or other things. This parts are really stable at all

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