Launched in 2018 XFS is the logical progression for our long running and successful XFS suspension platform. The XFS combines the best features from our race proven Hex and Switch frames and incorporates them with the look, geometry and clean lines of the Vendetta X2, making our dream weapon a hardtail with a little travel in the rear.
The XFS has been the go-to titanium trail bike since its launch but we wanted it to do more.
So, for 2020 what have we done? sWell we re-defined the XFS genetics whilst keeping the best bits, still long but steeper in both the head and seat angles, and created the XFS Lite, a super playful ultra-low stand-over for maximum throw-a-bility trail tamer. The XFS Lite breaks away from the ever longer and slacker arc that seem to define mountain bikes each year. It's a mold breaker.
The XFS Lite has shorter 120mm travel, by using a shorter 190x50 shock we moved the pivot points and it allowed us to develop the XFS’s suspension curve and make it better suited to short travel trail bikes. It keeps the dual linkage system fabricated from high-quality 7075 alloy CNC links but now uses titanium pivot hardware for increased strength and durability.
The rear triangle features our signature CNC titanium yoke and symmetrical tubing system that’s now lighter with improved tyre clearance and extra stiffness but we added sliding dropouts into the XFS Lite mix.
Why sliding dropouts? Well we tested sliding dropouts on our Vendetta hardtails last year and loved them. On the XFS LIte they add an unique flexibility to the frame as they provide the ability to run your perfect length chainstays, either: SHORT 275 as a 'miles of smiles park and trail bike' or LONG 29 with a 29 fork and wheels making the XFS Lite a XC plus trail weapon, thus a new generation of do-it-all Kingdom suspension frame is born.
Frame price €2899 frame only - 35-55* days leadtime from order.
*production window is guide only shipping may be longer than indicated
The XFS Lite is a low-slung missile, giving you loads of body clearance so you can throw the bike around when the trail gets rowdy.
Using REACH to help you get the right size?
We suggest the "Reach" measurement as a great starting point for choosing the right size XFS LIte frame. The reach measurement tells you how the bike will feel when you are in an riding position standing on the pedals. Reach is the standard that the mountain bike industry uses so you can use it to compare other bikes.
Need more help sizing the right frame for you?
Send us an email and we can give you more advice on the right size for you.
Frame price €2899 frame only - 35-55 days leadtime from order.