LITHIUM - Milton Lava (Frameset)
LITHIUM - Milton Lava (Frameset)
LITHIUM - Milton Lava (Frameset)
LITHIUM - Milton Lava (Frameset)

LITHIUM - Milton Lava (Frameset)

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29" WHEELS // 163mm REAR // 170mm FRONT 

Meet the new maniac on the mountain. Introducing the Lithium, an all-new long-travel 29er worthy of wearing a skull on the head tube. Designed to destroy big descents with reckless abandon, unafraid of the effort required to earn them. From enduro stages to bike park laps and backcountry adventures, the Lithium is a big-wheeled warrior ready for anything the mountain throws your way thanks to the secret sauce of the patented Canfield Balance Formula™ suspension. 

With either 163 or 151 millimeters of rear wheel travel (adjustable via shock stroke) paired to the active and efficient CBF™ tuned linkage, the Lithium is born in the lineage of the legendary Balance. But thanks to 29-inch wheels, it’s got even more of a penchant for ludicrous speed and stands ready to flatten any terrain and wage all-out war on the Strava segments of lesser bikes.

But don’t think for a second we forgot fun in favor of going flat out. The signature Canfield geo has been optimized to create a bike as lively and intuitive as it is stable and confidence inspiring. The 430-millimeter chainstays make last-second maneuvers and manuals second nature, and a 64.5-degree head angle paired with a 170-millimeter fork makes any line choice possible. We’ve also refined the reach, stack, seat tube length and standover across all sizes for a more dialed fit.


has been refined even further for the Lithium. The result is anti-squat that is more focused in the ideal range throughout the entire range of travel. An updated leverage curve creates more beginning and mid-stroke support for an even better pedaling platform, and slightly more progressive end of stroke ramp-up. But the benefits don't end at pedaling efficiency. Chaingrowth has been reduced, resulting in even less pedal kickback to keep you glued to the pedals under hard compressions. And anti-rise values are lower for more composed braking and preserved geometry when you throw out the anchor on steep sections of trail. 

While the Lithium’s frame may look familiar at first glance, there’s more than meets the eye. An all-new forged clamshell bottom bracket assembly reduces the number of individual welded parts, simplifying production, ensuring precise frame alignment and creating an even stronger junction between the down tube, seat tube and linkage.

A beautifully machined 7075 T6 alloy one-piece upper link inspired by our big-hit bikes like the Balance and ONE.2 paired with an all-new rear triangle keep things stout and stiff. One-piece forged vertical stays are at the heart of the redesigned rear triangle, maximizing stiffness, strength and durability. A new horizontal seat stay brace ties it all together, further bolstering lateral stiffness. 

The Canfield Lithium is the drug of choice for gravity junkies afflicted by big climbs standing between them and their fix.

Dream big. Go bigger.

• 29” All-Mountain/Enduro
• Patented Canfield Balance Formula™ Suspension
• 163mm/151mm rear travel
• Internal cable routing
• Forged clamshell bottom bracket assembly
• Redesigned rear-triangle with forged one-piece vertical stays
• One-piece upper and lower links
• Boost Spacing
• Custom CBF Chainstay Protector
• Water-bottle mount 

Frames include interchangeable cable ports, removable ISCG05 tabs, two rear derailleur hangers, rear axle, seat clamp and custom chainstay protector. Headsets are not included. Headsets are available here
• Available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large

• 7005 aluminum with CNC 7075 links
• Internal cable routing with interchangeable machined ports
• Shock Specs (Metric):
     -163mm travel: 230mm x 65mm, (20mmX8mm/40mmX8mm hardware)
     -151mm travel: 230mm x 60mm, (20mmX8mm/40mmX8mm hardware)
• Optimized for air or coil shocks
• Recommend fork length: 160mm – 180mm
• Recommended fork offset: 44mm
• Tapered Headtube 44mm upper/56mm lower
• 15mm pivot bearings (6902)
• Bottom bracket: 73mm, threaded
• Seatpost: 30.9mm, stealth dropper compatible
• Seatpost clamp: 35mm
• Rear dropouts: Boost 148mm x 12mm, Canfield axle included
• Max rear tire size: 29x2.5/27.5x2.8
• Removable ISCG tabs: ISCG 05
• Brake mount: Post Mount 180
• Seatpost max insertion: 250mm(S), 265mm(M), 305mm(L), 340mm(XL)
• Weights (medium): 
     -Frame w/ hardware: 7.7 pounds
     -Frame w/ shock: 8.8 pounds
     -Complete: 31.8 pounds

Photos for illustration purposes only.
Final component spec may vary based on availability.







Top Tube Length (Effective)

575 601 628 655


425 450 475 500

Front Center

764 791 818 845


635 640 644 649


702 739 770 782

Wheel Base

1193 1221 1248 1275

Head Tube Angle*

64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°

Head Tube Length

110 115 120 125

Seat Tube Angle (Effective)

76.7° 76.7° 76.7° 76.7°

Seat Tube Angle (Actual)

69.1° 69.1° 69.1° 69.1°

Seat Tube Length

380 420 460 490

Chainstay Length

430 430 430 430

Bottom Bracket Height (Approx.)**

350 350 350 350

Bottom Bracket Drop

28 28 28 28

Rider Height***

5'2" - 5'7" 5'5"-5'11" 5'9"-6'3" 6'1"-6'6"
*Geo based on 582 axle to crown fork (170mm)
**Based on 2.5 tires and 582 axle to crown fork (170mm)
***Recommendation only. Sizing depends on body type, personal preference and riding style.
Seat Height vs. Effective Seat Tube Angle
600mm = 77.43 °
700mm = 76.23 °
800mm = 75.33 °
Rider Weight Coil Spring Rate
120-140lbs 300
140-160lbs 350
160-180lbs 400
 180-200lbs 450
200-220lbs 500


Rockshox Super Deluxe 2022 (B2) NO YES (Reversed)
Rockshox Super Deluxe 2023+ (C1) NO NO
Cane Creek Kitsuma Air YES YES
Ohlins Air shock YES YES
Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil 2022 (A1 Model) YES YES
Rockshox Super Deluxe coil 2023 (B1)  YES YES
Fox Float X  NO YES (Reversed)
Fox DHX2 (coil)  YES YES
DPX2 ? ?

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