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Litespeed | Pinhoti III Ti MTB Frameset
  • Litespeed | Pinhoti III Ti MTB Frameset

    The Litespeed Pinhoti has a history that appropriately matches our area’s rich mountain biking heritage. It all starts with the Pinhoti Trail, our centerpiece backyard trail just a few miles from our Chattanooga, Tenn. headquarters. The Pinhoti Trail extends between Snake Creek Gap and Dug Gap within the Chattahoochee Forest into north Georgia. Celebrated annually with the famed Snake Creek Gap Time Trial mountain bike series—a point-to-point race over 17 miles of technical ridgeline singletrack, Pinhoti Trail riders are challenged with roots, rock gardens, off-camber banking and tacky forest dirt. Dotted along its wending path by markers featuring the area’s wild turkey footprints, the Pinhoti Trail is quite simply the best of mountain biking—some say one of the most challenging—and fun—mountain biking in the country.

    It was not a whimsical undertaking when we named the Pinhoti; the bike has truly represented the pinnacle of pure trail excellence, capable of scrambling ascents with boundless energy, with unsurpassed surgical precision on technical descents. It was the best in titanium trail riding. 

    Now, the best has gotten better. We’ve updated the geometry, delivering confidence that allows you to go with open, reckless abandon. Tubeset shaping that enhances comfort for the long ride. As trail riding has evolved, our engineers got more creative, and did a complete makeover, modernizing our signature trail model….and as ever, delivered it in painstakingly handcrafted titanium. Introducing the Pinhoti III; more confidence, more agility, more comfort, more fun.

    The Pinhoti III remains a highly versatile machine offered in a speed-hungry 29” and a 27.5+ build that accommodates for the added footprint while delivering the confident traction and technical handling advantage found in 27.5+ tires.

    On its face, the Pinhoti III gains a whole new range of tube shaping. From curves of the downtube and seattube, to the subtle shaping along the stays, all tubesets have been updated in the interest of performance gains, namely greater vibration damping capacity. The Pinhoti III’s compliance will help keep you at your freshest, on even your longest days of ardent trail smashing.

    We’ve made the new Pinhoti a trail bike capable of expanding your ability to attack the mountain. With a slacker head angle, a slightly elongated front center and a head tube that is the stiffest it’s ever been, the Pinhoti III gets even more deft and predictable in tight quarters. We’ve also shortened the chainstays, adding to the Pinhoti III’s nimble, agile handling. So hack switchbacks with confidence. Carve a tight path through the trees. Carry speed across the ridgeline. Scramble up the steepest pitch. The Pinhoti III will go confidently where you point it—without penalty. 

    To accommodate for a wide range of tire and chainring clearance, the Pinhoti III employs an asymmetric dropped chainstay receiving a striking new CNC-machined titanium chainstay yoke. 

    And it gets tons of special touches, including an updated dropper post cable integration port.

    The Pinhoti III will be offered in standard decal, a bright brushed etched finish, and a new two-tone polish.


    • 3AL/2.5V tubeset, with all new cold-worked shaping for tuned compliance and performance
    • Oversized 3AL/2.5V downtube
    • Updated geometry
    • Asymmetric and dropped drive-side chainstay
    • CNC-Machined titanium chainstay yoke
    • Updated dropper cable integration port
    • New two-tone finish upgrade option 
    • Internally butted and oversized head tube
    • Boost spacing, with 12 x 148mm rear thru axle
    • 29” wheel up to 29 x 2.5 tire
    • 27.5+" wheel up to 27.5 x 3.0 tire
    • Optimized for 120mm to 140mm fork travel
    • PF30 bottom bracket shell, with T47 threaded bottom bracket upgrade available
    • Sixes L and XL include seatube bottle mounts
    • Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL and custom
    • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
    • Average weight for size medium frame: 1,649 grams