The correct frame size influences the performance of the entire bike. Yet it is not only the frame size that is to fit the rider, but also the wheel size. That is why our frames, depending on the frame size and the body height of the rider, can be built with different wheel sizes (24“, 26“, 27.5“ and 29“).
With the all-new, patented DuoLink system, the MK12 can be ridden with different wheel sizes in the rear without altering the geometry (height of bottom bracket, angle of seat tube and head tube). This genius geometry modification adds no more than 10g to the frame but leads to an unknown variability of the overall geometry.
We do not know of a second manufacturer putting this much effort into their frames.
Because of the different setup possibilities, there is a large number of different geometry combinations and it is not possible to display these in a traditional geometry table. This is why we have developed a geometry generator which will give you the exact geometry of your preferred setup.
…or: two rear frames in one.
Depending on the size of the rear wheel, the MK12 rear frame can be adapted with two different positions. The front position is for smaller wheel sizes as recommended, the rear position for big ones.
When changing the rear end of the 301 MK12, the drop out is not only shifted backwards but also adapted upwards and downwards. This is how it perfectly meets the geometry requirements of different wheel sizes without compromises.
It goes without saying that the individual frame sizes are designed for different wheel sizes already.
The design of our frames as to their core values is constantly worked on and thus improved. For instance, if you put a Liteville MK11 and a MK12 on top of each other, the fundamental differences become obvious at first sight: no tube and no angle has remained unaltered.
This has been the case for almost all MK evolution stages in the past.
Changing the length of a frame rather than its overall size.
The most important points of a frame are the links of rider and bike, it is where the hands, feet and back meet the bike. Everything in between is nothing but the joint of fork, saddle, handlebar and so forth. This is why we have decided to build a bike with oversize measurements, where all tubes, including the seatpost, feature comparatively big inner tube diameters. This allows for a small and extraordinarily stiff frame triangle as well as for frames that differ in their length, not in their actual height.
The ScaledSizing recommendations are as follows:
XS: 24" / 26“
S: 24“ / 26“
M / L / XL: 26“ / 27.5“
XXL: 27.5“ / 29“
In order to find the perfect geometry balance, the distances between the holes of the DuoLink system differ depending on the frame size.
The position of the top tube is the same with all Liteville 301 frames from sizes M to XXL. As a result of the very wide inner diameter of the seat tube, the seat height can be adapted in a vast range.
For optical as well as static reasons, the seat tube of -L-, -XL- and -XXL- frames is longer compared to those of -XS-, -S- and -M- frames.
As the top tube remains unaltered, tall riders with shorter legs can ride a long frame without having the room to move of the legs limited in any way.
The frames in size -S- and -XS- feature a lower top tube for a further increased room to move. In size -S-, the top tube is 15 mm lower compared to a frame in size -M-.
An -XS- is designed with a top tube that is yet another 15 mm lower.
Advice: Do not forget to adapt the length of the crankset.
TCL (Tuned Chainstay Length)
As the first bike manufacturer in the world, from evolutionary stage MK8 onwards, we incorporated chain stays that are adapted to the individual frame sizes. No matter how big the bike or how tall its owner, all riders get a frame with optimized leverage ratios and thus riding performances.