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    carbon X questions

    Hey:

    I'm trying to convice myself to replace my large Intense Spider XVP with a Titus X Carbon. I do enough racing to think shedding some weight would be worth the investment. I like the idea of a bit more than 100mm of travel, so I'm intrigued by running 120 on the X. Though Titus has a new owner, I've heard that the carbon frames have not been reliable, but did not find solid evidence one way or another searching this forum. Any concensus regarding durablity?

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    I've been riding a 2008 Carbon Racer X for 2 years with no problems. I have no idea what the differences are between my model and the Carbon X to be honest, but I bet someone on the forum can help out.

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    The 2009 Titus X frames suffered from seat stay failures where the carbon meets the dropouts. From what I have heard the 2010's were redesigned and modified but I personally can't vouch for their integrity. So in good conscience I can't recommend the purchase of a 2010 Carbon X. With that being said I recommend checking out the Specilized Epic which is a knock off design of the Titus Racer-X design. Try to find one that uses the Fox RP23 shock as Specilized in house shocks and forks have been disappointing in their durability and tunability. Hopefully now that On-One has purchased Titus they will come out with a new "race hardened" Racer-X for 2011.

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