The long-regarded Sutra LTD has steadily evolved into a progressive drop bar off-road rider’s dream: true mountain bike tires, a real dropper post, modern yet sensible and capable geometry, and ample frame storage capability while still boasting a fun-sized sloping top tube with cornering-worthy standover clearance. All while touting the supple steel ride quality that made it that instantaneous cult classic. Plus year-on-year-on-year durability. Is it perfect? If it’s not, then this is as close as perfection gets.
The Sutra LTD has a longer reach, wider bar, and slacker headtube than the Sutra and previous-generation Sutra LTD, creating a more stable feel when descending on technical terrain.
A short seat tube provides the perfect home for 100mm dropper posts. Time to get sendy!
Two sets of water bottle bosses under the top tube are perfect for mounting custom frame bags.
Fork mounts and bento box mounts offer more gear-hauling options.
Massive tire clearance means you can run up to a 29x2.25" tire. The Sutra LTD comes with 2.25" Maxxis Rekon Race tires.
Updated dropouts allow 160/180mm rotors for increased braking performance carrying heavier loads on steeper and more demanding terrain.
Compared to the previous Sutra LTD, the geometry is more aggressive for more dynamic riding. The headtube angle is 69.5°, the fork offset is 55mm, and the seat tube angle has increased .5°.