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    New Titus Carbon Rockstar's on the way!

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    Titus Rockstar Carbon 29er Frame And Monarch RT3 Shock

    Cant beat the pre-order price of $1499!
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    Nice... can't wait for the reviews... Hoping to be able to convince the boss that I "need" a 29er FS next year!!

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    That's a nice looking frame.

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    Very nice. Any idea what a large frame weighs? Where is it manufactured?

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    I've been told the large weighs about 6 lbs ( I will know soon enough). They are made in Taiwan by the same company that makes a very popular brand's carbon frames. (thats all I know)

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    Not a FS fan, but damn thats a nice frame.

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    Titus is tits without u!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flucod View Post
    The Rockstar has suffered from too much flex in the last couple of years. Find it strange they still go with a QR rear (not a 142) and a IS mount, not a post mount.

    The frame does look sexy though.

    i don't think the 142 firms thing all that much. going to a larger QR on the front does.

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    New Titus Carbon Rockstar's on the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flucod View Post
    The Rockstar has suffered from too much flex in the last couple of years. Find it strange they still go with a QR rear (not a 142) and a IS mount, not a post mount.

    The frame does look sexy though.
    Every RStar review I have read that complained of flex also had Crank Brothers wheels on the bike. Replace the wheels with anything else and the flex goes away.

    I rode the Al RS and noticed no significant flex. Moved all the parts to the preproduction carbon frame and I could feel increased torsional stiffness in the main triangle. No other flex.
    QR wheels, straight steerer fork.

    My only complaint with the frames is the low BB.
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    That's a sick frame!

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    Yes, the older RS frames had complaints from having some flex, but this frame definitely looks like it is built more robust. I think it looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Every RStar review I have read that complained of flex also had Crank Brothers wheels on the bike. Replace the wheels with anything else and the flex goes away.

    I rode the Al RS and noticed no significant flex. Moved all the parts to the preproduction carbon frame and I could feel increased torsional stiffness in the main triangle. No other flex.
    QR wheels, straight steerer fork.

    My only complaint with the frames is the low BB.
    Yup. Agreed on the wheel issue. I can not believe how flexy those Crank Brother wheels were. Without them, the Rockstar I tested was solid. A really fun bike. Although I did not see much, if any torsional flex in the front end of the aluminum one, the carbon sounds like it may be better, eh? That's good. Good looking rig too.
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    ehh I like the Pivot 429c better
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    I had one of the demo bikes with the CB wheels most of last summer, I could take the wheel with my hand and flex it all the way and make it touch the chainstay and seatstay. I also always had black streaks of rubber in those spots and could hear the tire buzzing under hard cornering, definitely the wheel, not the stays. My build is going to have American Classic tubeless wheels with the 10mm thru axle quick release, I'm sure it will be plenty stiff.

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    I will send a link of this thread to Brant and get him to chime in on the rear end. I know they didnt go 12x142 on the new El Guapo because it would have raised the cost a couple hundred bucks.

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    Here is what I got from Brant Richards, Titus/On One designer, when I asked him about the rear stays:
    Rear stays are the same model of carbon stay we have used for the last year or so. So it's a compatibility issue.
    We are happy with their performance and of course it's very simple for people to upgrade from their current 29er hardtail frame which will mostly have a qr rear too.

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    New Titus Carbon Rockstar's on the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by PHS View Post
    Yes, the older carbon RS frames had complaints from having some flex, but this frame definitely looks like it is built more robust. I think it looks great.
    Ummm... There are no older carbon RS frames. This is it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flucod View Post

    Shiggy, would running a 120mm fork give enough BB clearence? Think this would a sweet trail bike or 100 mile all day bike. And agree that the wheels add more flex then the frame.
    For my preferences, no, not at all. The BB is about a inch lower than I like. The longer fork may raise the BB 5-6mm. I was bashing pedals regularly. Learned to ratchet pedal more than usual, but that does not work when full pedal strokes are required to keep moving or you are having the bash ring hanging up on logs and ledges.
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    Just a quick thought on rear axle- I used a 135x12 through axle with quick release...I believe it is from Azonic. Run a hope hub (135x12) and it works great. The 12mm axle is what sits in the drop outs and the qr skewer holds everything together. Haven't compared weights because I really don't do that, but can't imagine much heavier than other 142x12 qr systems.

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    Fugly.

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    Sweet looking bike! I'd like to hear a full review.. XC racer or more trail bike?

    One thing though, why is it already so heavily discounted? $700 off for a brand new release? Is this just a marketing tactic or are they worried about not getting rid of these?
    Something with wheels and brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny b View Post
    Just a quick thought on rear axle- I used a 135x12 through axle with quick release...I believe it is from Azonic. Run a hope hub (135x12) and it works great. The 12mm axle is what sits in the drop outs and the qr skewer holds everything together. Haven't compared weights because I really don't do that, but can't imagine much heavier than other 142x12 qr systems.
    Good luck getting a 12mm axle to fit in a 10mm dropout (as you have described it). In any case, the diameter of the axle is not the reason true through axle setups can be stiffer (and not all are).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dickt3030 View Post
    Sweet looking bike! I'd like to hear a full review.. XC racer or more trail bike?

    One thing though, why is it already so heavily discounted? $700 off for a brand new release? Is this just a marketing tactic or are they worried about not getting rid of these?
    Titus bills this as a racer/trail bike. I rode a AL version all last summer, raced XC on it and rode it as an everyday bike most of the summer. Its a great trailbike. As far as pricing goes, Titus/On One always does this when the intro a new frame, its their business plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    For my preferences, no, not at all. The BB is about a inch lower than I like. The longer fork may raise the BB 5-6mm. I was bashing pedals regularly. Learned to ratchet pedal more than usual, but that does not work when full pedal strokes are required to keep moving or you are having the bash ring hanging up on logs and ledges.
    Shiggy what length cranks were you running? I'm seriously considering the carbon rockstar but I am tired of pedal strikes on my current ride.

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    New Titus Carbon Rockstar's on the way!

    Thoughts on running a 120 fork on this bike? Would it feel unbalanced? I'm sure I could run more sag to compensate for the extra travel.

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    I dont think so, the website says max fork travel 120mm. I bought a SID RCT3 100mm. It can be converted to either 110 or 120 (or 90-80) just by changing the air spring. You can purchase all the different length spring easily from SRAM. I'm going to try it both ways. You would get a slightly slacker HA and higher BB, might be good for trail use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    Shiggy what length cranks were you running? I'm seriously considering the carbon rockstar but I am tired of pedal strikes on my current ride.
    I was using 175mm cranks, much shorter than my normal 185mm.

    The RS (Al and Carbon) BB ht is not lower than many other frames on the market, but my preference is for the BB to be higher, even on my rigid bikes.
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    Just in!

    They are here! Get em while you can!
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    i just check on the england webpage and i noted that we can order from theirs for $1300 with shipping incluided and we can get de warranty from planet x in usa

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    Building one of these. Going with a Marchozzi 100mm fork that can go to 120mm without spacer. Putting trail rims on it ( more on the heavy side ), but stiff. Going with 170 mm crank arms. The build will be XT. I hope I'm happy, as this is my 1st 29r.

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    Will this rear wheel fit ??......

    135x10mm Rear

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    Yes sir.

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    Good deal. Thanks.

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    Opted for Mavic SLRs. Lets see how it feels when it's all done. Anyone build 1 of these that wants to post up their build?

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    My build is over on the Titus forum.
    5.86 lbs of pure carbon goodness!
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