Laïti Navajo | 427
The French engineer Michel Laïti conceived this mountain bike with single-side attached wheels in the late 1980s. This construction was possible thanks to the special hubs with drum brakes. After all, there are no mounting points for rim brakes.
The wheels can be removed without touching the chain because the cogs stay in place on the frame. Front and rear wheels are even interchangeable.
The frame is made of Vitus steel tubing, with an interesting paintwork reminiscent of the enamel of grandma's pans.
Shifting gears is done with Suntour’s version of STI: 7-speed X-press. The chainrings are not oval for a change: Sakae Roundtech.
|Frame||Vitus Stone Light Tube|
|Shifters||Suntour X-press 7x|
|Derailleur front||Suntour XCM|
|Derailleur rear||Suntour XCM|
|Brake levers||Dia Compe XCM|
|Brake front||Exceltoo drum brake|
|Brake rear||Exceltoo drum brake|
|Chain wheel||Sakae RoundTech|
|Front rim||Rigida Rally 30|
|Rear rim||Rigida Rally 30|