NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
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The shop where I work is a K2 dealer, so I'm pretty familiar with both bikes.
The Razorback is a race inspired XC bike, with a focus on lightweight and less travel. Going fast, and enough suspension to smooth out the ride a bit. By no means PLUSH.
The Lithium is an "all mountain" or "Trailbike". It has adjustable rear travel from 4" to 5" with a 5" travel fork, and disc brakes. It's a bit heavier, but not porky by any means. It's a good all day type bike with a bit more effort on the climbing, but a lot more fun on the descents.
Razorback should hit the scales in a stock configuration in the mid 25 to low 26 lbs (depending on size), whereas the Lithium is closer to 30 lbs.
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