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Litespeed Pinhoti - XC/Trail

The perfect titanium hardtail mountain bike.


Few things match the purity of a hardtail on singletrack. Lightweight climbing, quick rail-precise handling of a descent… these hallmarks of a hardtail connect rider with bike in a unique way. It’s cross country riding in its purest form; hardtails deliver pure reward.

But… hardtail done in titanium? That, my friend, is the gold standard of cross country and trail riding. As trails get rougher, it shines on quick singletrack; stiff on the punchy climbs, forgiving on the roughest descents in a way no other material can match. It’s that chase for perfection that has resulted the quintessential XC/trail machine: the Pinhoti.

A nod to a heralded (and rugged) trail system in north Georgia just south of our Tennessee factory, the Pinhoti is a study in evolving cross country technology. As trail systems (and the way we ride them) evolve, it meant creating a hardtail with unyielding torsional stiffness when sprinting or climbing. We’ve also made the Pinhoti versatile enough for any rider, available in two versions: a speed-hungry 29er build as well as a 27.5+ build that accommodates for the added footprint while delivering the confident traction and technical handling advantage found in 27.5+ tires.   

Built on a titanium platform with a compact rear-center and a short wheelbase, maneuverability of the Pinhoti is truly next-level. Slash through tight switchbacks and carry momentum over big rocks with deft ease.

And of course, no other bike can be tuned for compliance the way a titanium Pinhoti can. We’ve engineered every tubeset for balance; a racy rear-center for speed and precision, elevated seat stays that yield support and stability for a balanced center, and vertical compliance touches that allow us to accommodate for high-resonance damping. The result is a forgiving ride on rocky, technical terrain, without sacrificing out-of-saddle stiffness. The Pinhoti is quick and responsive when working the pedals, yet centered and stable when things get rough. It’s this full roundhouse capability that allows us to herald the Pinhoti as theperfect titanium hardtail mountain bike.

For those that truly want it all, your Pinhoti can be made yours in every way. From a threaded T47 bottom bracket upgrade, Shimano Di2-specific frame options or any special build spec request, our team in Chattanooga, Tenn. Is ready to help make your Pinhoti ride your definition of perfection. Just call or live chat with us!

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Key Features

  • 3AL/2.5V top tube, with ovalized zone shaping at the seat tube junction for tuned compliance
  • Oversized and bi-axial ovalized 3AL/2.5V downtube
  • Internally double-butted and oversized (44mm) head tube
  • Post mount disc brakes
  • Boost spacing, with 12 x 148mm rear thru axle
  • i2-specific frame available
  • 29” tire up to 29 x 2.6
  • 27.5+" tire up to 27.5 x 3.0
  • 51mm fork offset, optimized for 100mm to 130mm fork travel
  • PF30 bottom bracket shell, with T47 threaded bottom bracket upgrade available
  • Sizes available: S, M, L, XL and custom
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
  • Average weight for size medium frame: 1,778 grams

  • The Pinhoti hardtail has amazing vertical compliance with exceptional torsional rigidity. It’s geometry results in an agile platform for quick, responsive handling. 

    Geometry Chart
    Size S M L XL
    A Top Tube Length 22.8 24.0 24.9 25.9
    B Head Tube Angle 68.5˚ 69.5˚ 69.5˚ 69.5˚
    C Seat Tube Angle 72.0˚ 71.5˚ 71.5˚ 71.5˚
    D Seat Tube Length 15.0 17.0 19.0 21.0
    E Chainstay Length 17.25 17.25 17.25 17.25
    F BB Height 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.7
    G Wheelbase 42.9 43.4 44.3 45.3
    H Front Center 25.8 26.3 27.2 28.2
    I Fork Rake 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
    J Standover Height 30.9 32.2 33.4 34.8
    K Head Tube Length 4.5 4.5 5.25 5.75
    L Stack 24.8 25.0 25.7 26.2
    M Reach 14.3 15.3 15.9 16.8
    N Wheel Sizes 29 / 27.5+ 29 / 27.5+ 29 / 27.5+ 29 / 27.5+