Kitsuma Frame

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Litespeed Kitsuma

extremely versatile, vertically compliant titanium hardtail

Named after the legendary Kitsuma trail in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina, the Kitsuma is Litespeed's most contemporary and versatile hardtail mountain bike. Made in the USA with Litespeed's precision hand-built quality and attention to detail.

Featuring a new modular dropout system, Lite-Ride seatstays and yoke chainstay, the Kitsuma has magical titanium vertical compliance and amazing torsional rigidity. The additional cush and bite have been coupled with the perfect amount of titanium stiffness. The compact rear-center creates an agile platform that provides great traction and ups your chances to clean the most challenging sectors of trail. On the downside, she's the most capable and stable on super technical descents - predictable and responsive when you’re working the pedals, stable and centered when things get rough.

The modular dropout system is quickly convertible from 142 to 148mm. The PF30 bottom bracket shell is compatible with almost any crankset (30mm or 24mm spindles), and also accommodates eccentric bottom brackets. This lets riders easily tweak their BB height, or set up the Kitsuma up as a single-speed.

With the Kitsuma, we took what was great and improved upon it — agile, comfortable and geometry that keeps you planted and carving. The next (r)evolution of Litespeed titanium.


Key Features

  • 3AL/2.5V cold-worked, stress-relieved titanium
  • Convertible modular dropout system
  • Lite-Ride seat stays
  • CNC-machined chainstay yoke provides ample chainring clearance for 2X and 1X systems
  • 44mm head tube
  • Di2 compatible frame
  • PF30 bottom bracket shell, with T47 bottom bracket upgrade available
  • Optimized for 120 travel
  • Expanded size range for rider versatility with multiple wheel size compatibility — 27.5+ or 29" wheel compatible (up to 2.5 tire on 29")
  • Side-swing front derailleur compatible 
  • Single-speed ready
  • Handmade in the USA with a lifetime warranty

  • Geometry Chart
    Size XXS XS S M
    A Top Tube Length 21.0 21.7 22.4 23.1
    B Head Tube Angle 65.5˚ 66.0˚ 66.0˚ 66.0˚
    C Seat Tube Angle 73.0˚ 73.0˚ 73.0˚ 72.5˚
    D Seat Tube Length 13.0 14.0 15.0 16.0
    E Chainstay Length 16.75 16.75 16.75 16.75
    F BB Height 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8
    G Wheelbase 42.3 42.8 43.5 44.0
    H Front Center 25.7 26.2 26.9 27.4
    I Fork Rake 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
    J Standover Height 30.6 31.2 31.5 32.2
    K Head Tube Length 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4
    - Wheel Sizes 27.5+/29”

    *Based on 120mm travel fork