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    Sick bike Phil. sexy.

    Heres mine on the trail, from a few weeks back.


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    Titus Bike Pr0n

    I did the seat post upgrade. Love it. How i ride without it before? Wahoo Is night day diference.


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    Sick dude. Dropper was well worth the investment, imo. Love mine.

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    what is bike pron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHROMAG19 View Post
    what is bike pron?
    An elusive creature that has an exoskeleton and likes bikes

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    Pretty sad what has become of Titus bikes. The EG is a beautiful bike, picked one up on the cheap and now throwing together a budget build. I might be selling my carbon everything 27.5 beast and just keeping the EG as too many surgeries do not allow me to ride enough.

    What it looked like when I bought it, too much white for me!


    Now with some black parts & CTD shock.

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    Looking better already!

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    Good job! Guap stoke

    sweet

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    Titus Bike Pr0n

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilWong View Post
    Attachment 930134

    There you go.

    Phil
    I fogot. Nice. Love the white fork with contrast of color with frame and wheels.

    Ps. I need a white fork too


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    I took the motolite to Kansas back in Sept. and rode the Switchgrass trail


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    Titus Bike Pr0n

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    Sick dude. Dropper was well worth the investment, imo. Love mine.
    Yes. Best investment. Love it And still under 26 pounds. Goooood


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    X Carbon

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    X Carbon bought on a bro-deal

    22ish pounds
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    Hi, all.
    First time EG owner.
    I was riding an Ibis Mojo at that time but it was too small and started to give me knee problems.
    Sold the frameset and needed a frame to transfer everything else over.
    Looked online for a suitable replacement and found what was a barely used frame from a local rider. Almost mint except from a small dent on the underside of the downtube near the BB.

    The dent? RockGuardz will cover it as well as stop future dents


    Ready to start building. Revelation slotted in with new headset.


    Brakes laid, front wheel matches up with front brakes.


    All things laid and ready to rol.... Wait. Where's my seat?


    One week later, my Reverb arrived and I can finally sit on it. Saddle is a Brooks Cambium C17. For the gentleman rider look.


    Maximum shredding means maximum control. Ice Tech pads with fins works with Deore M615 calipers.


    Wheelset - Easton Haven 26"
    Crankset - Shimano XT with RaceFace NW 32T & Raceface thin bashguard
    Rearset - Shimano XT Shadow+ with XT cassette & KMC 10S gold chain
    Brakeset - Shimano Deore M615 with Tektro Draco 180mm rotors
    Fork - Rockshox Revelation RL 150mm
    Cockpit - RaceFace SixC Carbon 785mm with ODI Rogues
    Seat - Rockshox Reverb 100mm with Brooks Cambium C17

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    Titus Bike Pr0n

    Looking really good. Nice ride


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    2006 Switchblade 650b Conversion

    How about a Titus Switchblade....much better as a 650b....26lbs 2oz, nothing exotic or expensive in the conversion. Pretty light for a full suspension 3x11 27.5 all mountain.

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    got myself a new 1x11 setup and fork decals....




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    Titus Bike Pr0n

    That's gone be my next move. I'm in 1 / 10. Love it


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    Still rockin' it. Just put on some DT 240 hubs/wheels. Marzocchi front and rear, 1x10, SRAM Guide RS brakes. Feels like a new ride.

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    650b! So worth it.

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    Hi, Can someone please guide me as to how to change the travel settings at the rear from 4" to 5"? Mine is set at 4" (bottom hole) and I read that 5" is to have it at the top hole.

    Is it as simple as loosening the screw and setting to the top hole? Are there special tools needed? I would highly appreciate a step by step guide

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    Pretty sure those don't adjust travel lengths, but rather the leverage ratio. So for example, I use the top hole since I have a coil shock and it needs that particular leverage while before I had an air can on there, lower hole.

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    Sorry, mine is motolite not el guapo

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    Upgraded to CCDB Air CS XV.

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    Titus Motolite

    I stripped the special edition decals which I found ugly and not to my liking and ordered custom titus decals off ebay



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    Titus X2

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    Bought the new frame in March 2013 and have loved it since.

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    I just finished up a El Guapo 29er and this thing rocks! Monster truck it all. I've ridden a 26" EG v.3 and this handles as good. No pedal strike shenanigans and great handling in corners. It was like riding a 26" EG someone had converted to a 650b with better rear tire clearance and better rollover. This thing climbs like a beast. Plus it's less than thirty pounds with a middle of the range burly build.



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    Hope Pro 2 Evo Hubs with Flow Ex rims
    XT 1x10 Groupset with an XTR bottom bracket
    Raceface 750 bars
    generic Salsa stem
    Thompson seatpost
    Fizik Tundra2 seat

    Dropper is immanent as is a shorter stem. Didn't want to wait on them as my current build is rideable, just not ideal. I'm good with the current range of my drivetrain as I don't have enough long sustained climbs to warrant a 42t cog. I have one and the chainline was screwy with it on and I didn't feel like messing around with it.
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    Titus El Guapo 29er vs Titus El Guapo 26 v.3 Both are kickass bikes. The 26" is super playful despite having a 160mm fork. That thing loves air. The 29er climbs like it has velcro tires. Then turns around and eats rock gardens for breakfast. Walnut Creek in Austin, TX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    Titus El Guapo 29er vs Titus El Guapo 26 v.3 Both are kickass bikes. The 26" is super playful despite having a 160mm fork. That thing loves air. The 29er climbs like it has velcro tires. Then turns around and eats rock gardens for breakfast. Walnut Creek in Austin, TX.

    Nice! The EG was always the best bike Titus ever made and the 29er version should be a winner.
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    Guys, apologies if this is not the correct thread but since they merged the Titus section into here, kinda lost.
    Anyone has any idea if its safe to put a 180mm fork onto the EG v3 26"?
    A2C for the proposed fork will be about 567mm.

    Anyone has experiences to share?
    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSR_WildCard View Post
    Guys, apologies if this is not the correct thread but since they merged the Titus section into here, kinda lost.
    Anyone has any idea if its safe to put a 180mm fork onto the EG v3 26"?
    A2C for the proposed fork will be about 567mm.

    Anyone has experiences to share?
    Many thanks.
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    Been running Fox 36 180mm for almost 3yrs now!

    Phil

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    Taken this afternoon out on the trail. Some minor updates since my previous posting above....removed stickers from wheels, removed the bar-ends, added green grips, and added green Titus vinyl decals. Oh and different lighter front tire...

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    Nice rig.


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    2009 motolight with lefty!
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    2009 Lefty-Equipped Titus Motolite

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    Titus Bike Pr0n

    Nice rig. Weight?


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    Titus Bike Pr0n

    Just a update. Change brake system and disc. 185 f/160r. Awesome power. Really awesome modulation.


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    Rockstar.


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    I bought a build kit for my EG above that came with XT brakes and 203mm/180mm discs. Coming from SLX on 160mm discs front and back was an eye opener. I'm over 200 lbs so the extra stopping power was welcome. If I were 50 pounds lighter, it would take some adjustment to keep from going OTB every time.

    Good modulation on those Hayes brakes?

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    I love it. This set has a better brake pads , they are bigger that the one I replace. I was with the impression that they use the same because the caliper look a like but is not and if you looking for good modulation you need to have a good surface to hold on to it. Those light rotors do not have surface They are really light but compromise in performance That's why I change everything But HAYES never fail to me even in my motorcycle.


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    more pictures please of the front brake

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    Quote Originally Posted by preda_0 View Post
    more pictures please of the front brake
    Here is the old set up

    Old set now is in my wife rig. Work nice for her. 140 pound.


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    The Motolite with Lefty is about 28 lbs for a medium. Has heavy but durable Mavic 819/719s on it tubeless. Going to take it to The Hague next year where I'll be working. Everyone it seems bicycles to work. Lots of junky bikes. Mine will stand out. Better get several locks!
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    2011 Titus RX1 - Custom Built

    Frame: Titus RX-1
    Rear Shock: Manitou Radium R
    Fork: Manitou R7 100mm
    Fork Dust Seals: Enduro Fork Seals
    Headset: Cane Creek S8
    Headset Top Cap: KCNC Blue
    Stem: Ritchey WCS 4 AXIS 100mm 25.4
    Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Rizer 600mm 25.4
    Bar Ends: KCNC Blue
    Grips: Mortop Lock-on Blue
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7
    Brake Rotors: Ashima AiRoToR 160mm
    Rotors Bolts: MOWA Blue
    Brake Pads: Avid Sintered
    Seat Post: Race Face Deus XC 30.9 [update: Kind Shock i900 R 125mm]
    Seat Post QR: KCNC QR 34.9mm
    Saddle: Fizik Vitesse HP
    Crankset: Race Face Deus Cranks Black/Gold 170mm 22-32-44
    Bottom Bracket: Race Face Team XC
    Chainring Bolts: MOWA Gold
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M970 34.9
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M971 GS Top Normal
    Rear Derailleur Pulleys: KCNC Alloy Gold 11T
    Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M770
    Cassette: SRAM PG-990 11-34 Gold
    Chain: KMC X9 SL Gold
    Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 [update: Shimano PD-M424]
    Wheels: Mavic CrossRide
    Wheel Skewers: TOKEN TK480 Ti QR
    Tires: Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo 26 x 2.1





























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    Looking good. Nice rig enjoy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtvet View Post
    The Motolite with Lefty is about 28 lbs for a medium. Has heavy but durable Mavic 819/719s on it tubeless. Going to take it to The Hague next year where I'll be working. Everyone it seems bicycles to work. Lots of junky bikes. Mine will stand out. Better get several locks!
    Don't do it. Buy a Craigslist use bike for that.


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    Dusted off the old el Guapo. New brakepads and stans and she was ready to roll

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    Quote Originally Posted by manwithnoname View Post
    Dusted off the old el Guapo. New brakepads and stans and she was ready to roll

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    El guapo. Is a nice rig. Enjoy


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    Titus Bike Pr0n

    Rockstar 29er

    Rock shock Rl 100 with compression adjust with lock

    Reverb seat post

    Fsa Carbon handlebar Kforce

    Fsa crankset

    Pedal platform NEXT

    10 spd XO SYSTEM shifter cassette,derailleur

    On one HEADSET

    SRAM foam grip

    SRAM monarch frame shock

    Brake HAYES with 2 piece AVID rotors

    Uno short stem

    Stand wheel set ARCH WITH 330 hub with true axle

    FIZIK tundra saddle

    Continental tires 2.2

    This is my rig.

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    Here's a buddy of mine's El Guapo 29 built up as a 27.5. He's a smaller guy, so the wheel size is a smart move for him.

    *Fox 34 fork
    *Fox DPS shock
    *XT M8000 11 sp drivetrain
    *Magura MT8 brakes
    *Easton Haven Carbon wheelset
    *Hope ceramic bottom bracket
    *Chris King headset
    *VP Adventure Race pedals
    *Answer Pro Taper bars
    *Renthal grips
    *direct mount stem



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    Original Titanium Cyborg

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    Titus Bike Pr0n-img_1029.jpg

    This bike keeps getting better or maybe its just me not sure. I never see another in the trail which is pretty amazing because it is a great bike.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Titus El Guapo 29er

    Here's my Titus El Guano 29er that I built earlier this year. I finally got around to sharing it, so here it is at the top of the Flume Trail in Lake Tahoe, CA.

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    Specs:
    - Medium Titus El Guapo 29er frame in White
    - Rockshox Revelation XX Fork (140/110 dual position)
    - Rockshox Monarch XX Shock
    - Rockshox XLoc Sprint Remote
    - Stans Flow EX wheel set
    - Shimano XT Shifters, Brakes, Cassette, Rear Derailleur
    - RaceFace Respond Crankset
    - Raceface NW 32T Chainring
    - RaceFace Atlas 780mm Handlebars
    - Truativ Hussefelt 60mm stem
    - RaceFace Half Nelson Grips
    - 3T Doric Pro Seatpost
    - WTB Volt Team Saddle

    I've been busy lately, but when I get back to riding more, I will post more pictures and updates!

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    Nice.


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    How about a 2005 Switchblade 650b conversion. I was very surprised with the result....this turned out to be a really sweet ride....a keeper for sure!

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    Nice. Try a dropper seat post. You gone love it!


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    Dropper post?....another $400 into a 10 year old bike?....maybe when they come down in price. Besides dropper posts have to be straight, I like the weight distribution with a offset post. I will study dropper posts in the meantime. Thanx
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmurray View Post
    Dropper post?....another $400 into a 10 year old bike?....maybe when they come down in price. Besides dropper posts have to be straight, I like the weight distribution with a kinked post. I will study dropper posts in the meantime. Thanx
    You can find good deals in some website like eBay. But if you try it you gone love it and justified the price tag. I use it all the time and really I came to the conclusion of how in the hell I ride without one before. Is that good. And my rig still under 25 pounds with it Not bad. I think so !!!!


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    Protsi,

    Yup, you had me seriously do my homework cuz I want to increase the usefulness and safety of my old school ride. Because the Switchblade is significantly different from standard continuous seat-tube frames, my choices for a dropper post are rather limited. After much study and measuring, I settled on and purchased a KS Suspension LEV DX 31.6/335/100 which should fit perfectly. Getting the ODI grips that integrates with the remote. Thanks Bro! I'm jazzed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmurray View Post
    Protsi,

    Yup, you have me seriously do my homework cuz I want to increase the usefulness and safety of my old school ride. Because the Switchblade is significantly different from standard continuous seat-tube frames, my choices for a dropper post are rather limited. After much study and measuring, I settled on and purchased a KS Suspension LEV DX 31.6/335/100 which should fit perfectly. Getting the ODI grips that integrates with the remote. Thanks Bro! I'm jazzed!
    No matter how old is the rig. Is the geometry that make you feel great every time you ride it. If is the one any update just make it more enjoyable.

    I believe your next move looking the pic is go 1x 10 to go easy with the spending or 1x11



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    Protsi,

    I'm not sure about the 1 x 11, it's 3 x 11 now. I do a lot of "out the door" fast street and trail training to keep my engine in shape for the more serious ups and downs. I use every gear on the bike, especially the large chain ring. The 650b conversion dramatically increased the speed range of my Switchblade....I love it! I'll study the "one by" approach, but for now I've got a unique sub-27lb "does everything" old-school ride that I enjoy thoroughly. Thanx again Bro

    P.S. The dropper is primarily to increase safety on descents, like everyone else, I've ruined a few helmets had a bunch of close calls....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmurray View Post
    Protsi,

    I'm not sure about the 1 x 11, it's 3 x 11 now. I do a lot of "out the door" fast street and trail training to keep my engine in shape for the more serious ups and downs. I use every gear on the bike, especially the large chain ring. The 650b conversion dramatically increased the speed range of my Switchblade....I love it! I'll study the "one by" approach, but for now I've got a unique sub-27lb "does everything" old-school ride that I enjoy thoroughly. Thanx again Bro

    P.S. The dropper is primarily to increase safety on descents, like everyone else, I've ruined a few helmets had a bunch of close calls....lol
    I did it because less parts to fail. Having 33 in front and 42 to 10 cassette. The combination is awesome. In 3 ring fry sis you have to many gears overlapping. Is no real reasond to have it. That's why all the big manufacturers are opting that route. Try to test one in a bike shop to be able to compare yourself.


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    Tell me about that rear shock setup. Is that the TALAS linkage with a new mounting hole?

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    Oweya,

    Can't get a full rebuild kit for the 8.25" x 2.0 Fox Float R TALUS....Fox doesn't support it anymore, and nobody makes an 8.25" shock so I went with a 7.875" x 2.00 2015 Fox Float CTD and looked all over the country for a set of rocker arms for a 7.875" shock, Titus did make these at one time. No one had a set they were willing to part with, so I machined & bushed the 8.25" arms to properly fit the 7.875" Float CTD. Turned out perfect, couldn't be happier, much better than stock setup cuz the Fox Float CTD is much superior to the old Fox Float R TALUS....much lighter too. Going with a dropper seat post and 1 x 11 driveline to finish out the 650b Switchblade conversion, parts are in the mail....totally jazzed.
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    Protsi,

    Pulled the trigger on a 1 x 11 driveline. Going with a 170mm XT crank with a Oneup 32T ring and a 11 - 45 XT/Oneup cassette (Oneup 45T Shimano Conversion kit). This driveline saves enough weight to make-up for the KS Suspension LEV DX 31.6/335/100. Changed to ODI grips to cleanly integrate the KS remote....super slick. Thanx for the "push"

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmurray View Post
    Protsi,

    Pulled the trigger on a 1 x 11 driveline. Going with a 170mm XT crank with a Oneup 32T ring and a 11 - 45 XT/Oneup cassette (Oneup 45T Shimano Conversion kit). This driveline saves enough weight to make-up for the KS Suspension LEV DX 31.6/335/100. Changed to ODI grips to cleanly integrate the KS remote....super slick. Thanx for the "push"
    Sound awesome. But take in consideration a cassette with 10 tooth ring for low gear , the smaller 10 sprocket help a lot when your big chainring is under 34.


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    Protsi,

    I wanted to stay Shimano, that's what I know how to tune. I just copied the gearing Pivot is using on their new 27.5 Switchblade but went 32T instead of 30T up front. Check out the Oneup driveline products.

    45T Sprocket +18T XT/XTR [Shimano 1x11] - OneUp Components US

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmurray View Post
    Protsi,

    I wanted to stay Shimano, that's what I know how to tune. I just copied the gearing Pivot is using on their new 27.5 Switchblade but went 32T instead of 30T up front. Check out the Oneup driveline products.

    45T Sprocket +18T XT/XTR [Shimano 1x11] - OneUp Components US
    I know one up really well But I can't live without the 10. For me shimano and sram is the same just different colors. Returning to the main dish I believe you gone enjoy your ride a lot more having the new benefits of the updates!


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    Protsi,

    Thanks for your kind help, appreciate you bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmurray View Post
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    Thanks for your kind help, appreciate you bro!
    Don't forget to post some feedback and long life the king. (TITUS)


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    My 2013 Rockstar 29er

    Still rocking my Rockstar........Titus Bike Pr0n-img_20150125_182244.jpg

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    Rescued another Titus Racer X frame from ebay last month. A 2007 Racer X Limited Edition. Parted out one of my other old bikes and built the Titus up with the components. The only issue being that it was listed as a 16" small and I neglected to find out if it was an 80 or 100 frame. Turns out to be an 80 and I only had a 100 fork to use. Actually it doesn't feel all that much different than my 2004 Racer X 100, or my 2012 X-Alloy. Just a bit shorter top tube length. Still rocks the XC trails regardless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbotoad View Post
    Rescued another Titus Racer X frame from ebay last month. A 2007 Racer X Limited Edition. Parted out one of my other old bikes and built the Titus up with the components. The only issue being that it was listed as a 16" small and I neglected to find out if it was an 80 or 100 frame. Turns out to be an 80 and I only had a 100 fork to use. Actually it doesn't feel all that much different than my 2004 Racer X 100, or my 2012 X-Alloy. Just a bit shorter top tube length. Still rocks the XC trails regardless!
    Look good. Nice rescue !!!!


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    Nice


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    Still love my '08 Motolite, fun, flickable and keeps the bike handling skills up to date. Currently acquiring 1 x 11 parts to consign chainslap to history.

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    Switchblade Talas

    Still have a ton of snow up here in Maine, but I'm itching to take out my new Switchblade. Bought a NOS frame off eBay and built it up. Here's the specs

    2005 Switchblade Talas XL
    Magura Laurin 130AM fork
    Shimano XT 1x10 rear
    Sunrace 11-42 Cassette
    FSA Crankset
    Stan's Flow EX wheels
    Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.4F/Nobby Nic 2.35R
    Magura MTC 183/160 brakes

    Ready to ride, it weighs 29lb 8oz
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    SLX 1x11 installed and couldn't resist a NOS Talas that came up on evilbay.

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    Nice rig. Enjoy


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    Well, PlanetX/On-One/Titus has discontinued the El Guapo 29. Fine. But less than a year later, they stopped making the derailleur hangers. I'm on my last one and it is a bit bent but still rideable. I called them in England to see if I could get a CAD map to get them made myself (with a better alloy than the crap soft one they used) as I have a buddy that will do them cheap(with a CAD map supplied). They not only refused to give me the map, but told me (and I quote) "That bike sucks anyways, you need to buy a new Viajero instead."
    So not only do they tell me that my buying choices suck but their own product sucks. Plus if I get a Viajero or even an On-One Codeine, how can I be sure they won't pull the same crap?
    Goodbye Titus, it's been nice knowing you and awesome riding your bikes. But I refuse to deal with a company that shows that level of contempt and disrespect for their customers. It is way too crowded of a marketplace to treat your loyal customers this way. I will be buying from a company that actually shows that they like the people that give them money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    Well, PlanetX/On-One/Titus has discontinued the El Guapo 29. Fine. But less than a year later, they stopped making the derailleur hangers. I'm on my last one and it is a bit bent but still rideable. I called them in England to see if I could get a CAD map to get them made myself (with a better alloy than the crap soft one they used) as I have a buddy that will do them cheap(with a CAD map supplied). They not only refused to give me the map, but told me (and I quote) "That bike sucks anyways, you need to buy a new Viajero instead."
    So not only do they tell me that my buying choices suck but their own product sucks. Plus if I get a Viajero or even an On-One Codeine, how can I be sure they won't pull the same crap?
    Goodbye Titus, it's been nice knowing you and awesome riding your bikes. But I refuse to deal with a company that shows that level of contempt and disrespect for their customers. It is way too crowded of a marketplace to treat your loyal customers this way. I will be buying from a company that actually shows that they like the people that give them money.

    That is sad. On-one, which was once thought to be the Titus's savior, ended up being their killer. Not a fan of On-one at all.
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    Any chance that this hanger will fit? https://northshorebillet.com/collect...ailleur-hanger

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    Finally broke-down and bought a dropper post for my old motolite. It's an X-fusion Hilo in 27.2 x 100mm and it cost me less than half the price of a new Thomson. Slim pickings in the 27.2 size but I'm happy I did it!



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    Quote Originally Posted by VR6ix View Post
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    Nope, but they did get more hangers at Planet X. But the damage has been done and I've been burned too many times. I'd rather spend extra money and get a bike from someone that doesn't deal with lowest common denominator parts and QC issues. I'll just end up ordering a couple of hangers. One for making the bike work the way it should and one or two to pass on with the frame when I sell it.

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