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    Finally got a Titus! SUPERMOTO!

    Well I am SUPER excited to join all you Titus owners! Been trying to score a deal on a Supermoto for some time now and finally got a sweet used one thats going to come in the mail.

    Specs:
    05 Supermoto w/ coffin link , a lighter Switchblade chainstay, and the Fox DHX4.0 coil.

    -Custom pained pink by Titus
    -Maverick DUC32
    -Maverick 90mm stem
    -Chris King Headset
    -Chris King hubs and Mavic EX823(fr)/X3.1(rr) tubeless rims
    -XTR 8-speed 11-32 cassette
    -SRAM grip shifters
    -Easton MonkeyLite carbon bar
    -Salsa skewer + seatpost QR
    -Race Face Turbine LP crankset
    -Race Face Signature XC ISIS BB
    -XTR M960 front derailleur
    -X.0 rear derailleur
    -Thomson seatpost
    -Hope mini brakes
    -33 pounds w/ different pedals and saddle






    Not quite sure I am a good enough rider to be rolling in pink. So, it may be back to Titus for a repaint. What do you guys think. Would you rock a pink Supermoto?

    As for other changes those grip shifters have to go! Some nice x.9s should do the job

    All I can say is woohoo finally got my Titus
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    Congrats, bro!!!

    I would definitively would not ride it in pink, 'cos I'm girly enough.
    Black is the color of those who know!

    You mean the WHOLE rear tri is from a SB??
    Cool... that would mean that my SB can fit a SuMo rear... or my SB rear could accept a SuMo front
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Congrats, bro!!!

    I would definitively would not ride it in pink, 'cos I'm girly enough.
    Black is the color of those who know!

    You mean the WHOLE rear tri is from a SB??
    Cool... that would mean that my SB can fit a SuMo rear... or my SB rear could accept a SuMo front

    Thanks Warp

    As for the rear I am not sure. I am waiting to hear back from the seller on if its the chainstay or seatstay or both that where switched...I am hoping the geometery was not altered that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberjad
    Thanks Warp

    As for the rear I am not sure. I am waiting to hear back from the seller on if its the chainstay or seatstay or both that where switched...I am hoping the geometery was not altered that much.
    It looks like a whole, but I'm not very aware of the progression of the SuMo.

    However, a little bird had already told me it was maybe possible and I don't think geo would have been affected.

    I'd take one of those "XC" SuMo's with the 5.7"-air link any day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    It looks like a whole, but I'm not very aware of the progression of the SuMo.

    However, a little bird had already told me it was maybe possible and I don't think geo would have been affected.

    I'd take one of those "XC" SuMo's with the 5.7"-air link any day...
    Hmmmm interesting on the rear end. This has the 6/7" link but I was thinking it might be nice with the air rear end. The bike is quite light for what it is already though AND i am building a very light Chumba mamba right now that was supposed to be the substitute dream sense I could never find my Titus...UNTIL NOW!

    Yea so the Chumba is black if I repaint the SM I was thinking maybe blue or silver. That pink is oddly growing on me though!


    BTW Warp I think you just hit your 10,000 post. Congrads on that man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberjad
    BTW Warp I think you just hit your 10,000 post. Congrads on that man!
    Thanks, Bro... In my case, I don't know if that's something to brag about...
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    32 pounds! Dude, you're stoked! I like the pink. Ride it like you got a pair...forget what other people think.

    I'm curious how those tires ride...been looking at trying those out on my SuMo.

    I'd try and find a short pier and take a long walk with the Maverick fork though. Seems to be the weak link in your battle gear. I've heard they can be ok with featherweights though.

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    Pink is good keep it pink

    Congratulations Titus cyberjad !~!

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    keep it pink. let the bike have an identity. 99.9% of huck bikes are black. I've actually been on group rides as large as 8 people, where, every bike was black. every one.

    having a little color is cool. doesn't matter. just ride it more. but, if you are insecure then go ahead and paint it.

    and there is no way that thing weighs 32 pounds. thats a 10+ pound frame ( PS mine was 11 pounds).

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    Pink is good keep it pink

    Congratulations Titus cyberjad !~!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    keep it pink. let the bike have an identity. 99.9% of huck bikes are black. I've actually been on group rides as large as 8 people, where, every bike was black. every one.

    having a little color is cool. doesn't matter. just ride it more. but, if you are insecure then go ahead and paint it.

    and there is no way that thing weighs 32 pounds. thats a 10+ pound frame ( PS mine was 11 pounds).

    We will see on the pink. Growing on me for sure and it seems like you guys sure like the idea! I know the guys at the shop are gunna rip on me for months though But I guess ill have to wait to see it in person.

    As for the weight I think 32 pounds is a believable number...keep in there are a lot of light parts in that build. That fork is sub 4 pounds, the wheels are going to be quite light with those CK hubs, CK headset and carbon bar saves some weight, and hope brakes shed some grams. Ill throw it up on the shop scale when I get in and see for myself.

    I bought it from a bike shop owner so I am trusting he is being at least relatively honestl about the bike.

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    congrats cyberjad... looks great.. that pink sure makes a statement!

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    Great looking bike!!! Bubble gums my favorite food!

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    Pink is Punk !

    Schweeeeet
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    congrats cyberjad... looks great.. that pink sure makes a statement!

    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    Great looking bike!!! Bubble gums my favorite food!
    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Pink is Punk !

    Schweeeeet

    Thanks for all the crongrads and positive commends guys!

    I must say its awesome how active the Titus forum is! A real change from hanging around the Ellsworth forum. Making me that much most excited for the new bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberjad
    We will see on the pink. Growing on me for sure and it seems like you guys sure like the idea! I know the guys at the shop are gunna rip on me for months though But I guess ill have to wait to see it in person.

    As for the weight I think 32 pounds is a believable number...keep in there are a lot of light parts in that build. That fork is sub 4 pounds, the wheels are going to be quite light with those CK hubs, CK headset and carbon bar saves some weight, and hope brakes shed some grams. Ill throw it up on the shop scale when I get in and see for myself.

    I bought it from a bike shop owner so I am trusting he is being at least relatively honestl about the bike.
    mine is 37LBs . I've got the same CK stuff. CK head set. CK hubs and rims. 823s run tubeless.... XO RD, formula brakes. all thomson. I see maybe 2 pounds difference but not 5. and this is by far the lightest I've ever gotten mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    mine is 37LBs . I've got the same CK stuff. CK head set. CK hubs and rims. 823s run tubeless.... XO RD, formula brakes. all thomson. I see maybe 2 pounds difference but not 5. and this is by far the lightest I've ever gotten mine.

    Beautiful bike man

    As for the weight yea I think 32 pounds may be a stretch. I figured about 2.5 pounds under yours between the fork, shifters, seapost, and handlebar. Other places it may be lighter though are the saddle, rear end (remember I have the lighter rear end), and tires.

    Knowing that tires can make a huge difference what kind are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    mine is 37LBs . I've got the same CK stuff. CK head set. CK hubs and rims. 823s run tubeless.... XO RD, formula brakes. all thomson. I see maybe 2 pounds difference but not 5. and this is by far the lightest I've ever gotten mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    Black Beauty ... I can't believe retirement is on the way
    its in a box. RIP little SuMo..

    the tires are Spec. enduro 2.4 2bliss... they are 999grams each.

    the last ride on it, it was actually 36.1 pounds. but I didn't snap a picture. that was with DT swiss 5.1s and Kings ( much lighter wheelset) and a WTB pure stealth saddle, 240g. and some "lighter" time pedals XEs. so with that build, If I removed both tires. it would be 32Lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    its in a box. RIP little SuMo..

    the tires are Spec. enduro 2.4 2bliss... they are 999grams each.

    the last ride on it, it was actually 36.1 pounds. but I didn't snap a picture. that was with DT swiss 5.1s and Kings ( much lighter wheelset) and a WTB pure stealth saddle, 240g. and some "lighter" time pedals XEs. so with that build, If I removed both tires. it would be 32Lbs.
    Box ?~?

    Sorry you didn't get a last photo

    Good-bye SuMo

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    its in a box. RIP little SuMo..

    the tires are Spec. enduro 2.4 2bliss... they are 999grams each.

    the last ride on it, it was actually 36.1 pounds. but I didn't snap a picture. that was with DT swiss 5.1s and Kings ( much lighter wheelset) and a WTB pure stealth saddle, 240g. and some "lighter" time pedals XEs. so with that build, If I removed both tires. it would be 32Lbs.
    Personally, I think you made a bad decision. Should have kept the SuMo. But, it's your money. New bikes are fun though.

    Any rides on it yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Personally, I think you made a bad decision. Should have kept the SuMo. But, it's your money. New bikes are fun though.

    Any rides on it yet?
    I've had that sumo since 2004..... its a top notch bike. there was nothing wrong with it at all. and I'm super picky. even the cable routing was great. and its real easy to ride a wheelie on. a very fun bike to ride..... but the geometry is so much different then my ML. all the techneque I use when I ride the ML doesn't translate to hustling the SuMo. its a free ride bike. I really restpect titus for makeing something defferent and good. the SuMo jumps much better then the ML for sure, I'm not so stoked on jumping....

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    I've had that sumo since 2004..... its a top notch bike. there was nothing wrong with it at all. and I'm super picky. even the cable routing was great. and its real easy to ride a wheelie on. a very fun bike to ride..... but the geometry is so much different then my ML. all the techneque I use when I ride the ML doesn't translate to hustling the SuMo. its a free ride bike. I really restpect titus for makeing something defferent and good. the SuMo jumps much better then the ML for sure, I'm not so stoked on jumping....

    Makes a lot of sense to me demo_slug. Thats why Im going to go ahead and finish (!?!?!) building my Mamba (basically same thing as the Chumba all mountain EVO) as a lighter more trail friendly bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Personally, I think you made a bad decision. Should have kept the SuMo. But, it's your money. New bikes are fun though.

    Any rides on it yet?
    you know what makes less since....buying a frame and not building it for a few months.

    I would have already popped the cherry on that XCL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    you know what makes less since....buying a frame and not building it for a few months.

    I would have already popped the cherry on that XCL.
    touche.

    Yeah, I thought about it after I villified you earlier...and I was wrong. You've had that frame for a long time. Time for a change. After a few years on my SuMo, I'll likely look for something a little different as well. Wonder what Cocalis will be cooking up in 2 years?

    So any ride reports on the baby blue, Fanboy?
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    Congrats on your new bike cyberjad

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    Quote Originally Posted by barelylegal
    Congrats on your new bike cyberjad

    Danx

    Loving how friendly this forum is. Any of you guys ride out in socal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberjad
    Danx

    Loving how friendly this forum is.
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    Some days you'll just have to pop a beer, grab a chair and watch the beyotch-slappin'...


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    UPDATE!

    So I got my Titus today and you know I had to take it out for a good beating! All I can say i WOW! I think I finally found my ultimate trail bike! The Supermoto is Super stiff and the geometry is just dead on. Its really a shame they stopped making them with this geometry. The bike is super toss-able and loves to me hucked around. It moves quickly when it comes to the technical stuff but is really stable going downhill. The bike just loves to grip the corners in the tight singletrack turns! The wheelbase is just the prefect length and the stiffness for the frame is really felt as the bike does not need a lot of body english to pivot. Climbing the rear end feels like a very good typical fsr rear end. Although not the absolutely most efficient bike I have ridden it is by far the best pedaling 6+ inch travel bike I have ridden and has great traction. Heck I killed my friend following me uphill on a 26 pound XC Cannondale Best of all this bike just felt perfect with minimal adjustments. One of the few bikes that one the first ride just felt like it fit really well without having to really closely dial everything in.

    Really the best bike I can compare it to out of everything I have ever ridden is my Ellsworth Moment I used to own. Where that was a bit more plush, this is a far faster bike for me. I just could never get efficiency out of the Ellsworth no matter how much I tuned it. This bike already feels faster overall and has a few pounds over that one! The currently owner recently mentioned that he is going to sell the bike for the same reason that he is just frustrated at its inefficient pedaling. That bike was very much the opposite in that I really spent a TON of time trying to get it tuned in and although fit very well, it just seemed to have a small amount of variance in its geometry to feel right for me and I should mention it was a similar build.

    Also to note I did weigh it. With a slightly heavier saddle I swapped on and some slightly heavier pedals the verdict is: 33 pounds and not a hair over! Not bad with that heavy downhill tire! Speaking of which I remember one person wanted some input and the tires rock. Super sticky though the corners...lots of meat on the outside. Good stuff!

    So its official one ride and Im a Titus addict Good to see Titus actually lives up to all the hype unlike a lot of bikes i have tried!
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    Cool cyberjad

    I bet that pink looks hot in person

    I'm jealous... my ML weighs 32 pounds and don't know why

    what do you think of the DUC... if it's still on ?~?

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    congrats, cyberjad!

    any action pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    I'm jealous... my ML weighs 32 pounds and don't know why
    did you weigh it with other scale? maybe your weighing scale is not accurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by barelylegal
    did you weigh it with other scale? maybe your weighing scale is not accurate
    yup.. it's accurate (within reason) and checked against a fancy feedback sports scale

    It was 34 at one point ... now 32

    Oh well it feels lighter than it is .... but no idea where weight went out of control.... I though I was a weenie but apparently not yet

    have a great evening mate !~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    Cool cyberjad

    I bet that pink looks hot in person

    I'm jealous... my ML weighs 32 pounds and don't know why

    what do you think of the DUC... if it's still on ?~?

    Yea the pink does look great in person...still getting some **** from my buddies, but in the end they all admit it looks pretty sweet.

    As for the fork I have read a lot of mixed reviews and I have to say so far I love it. I was told this was one of the first ones they made so it seems to be durable and a couple changes where made to it: "damping changes made to the shim stack to slow down the rebound, and I changed out the oil for 5 wt". Assuming this I would say this is a must modification (at least for the older forks) as I am running it with a slower rebound already and this was used to slow the rebound...seems to naturally want to rebound quite fast. Other than that it rides wonderfully! Absolutely the plushes fork I have ever ridden! Its crazy how well the fork takes the small bumps...I have not hit a lot of big stuff yet. I like the integrated stem and it is feel very stiff on the trail. Stiffer than Fox 32 series fork with a thomson stem as I usually run. The fork really uses its travel well when is 6" mode, but slows the dampening waaaayyyy down for the 4" mode so its really not very useful for anything but steep climbing. So overall...superplus goodness for the supermoto

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    congrats, cyberjad!

    any action pics?

    DANX!!!

    No pix yet...ill post em once I get a buddy to take some

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberjad
    DANX!!!

    No pix yet...ill post em once I get a buddy to take some
    I'll keep an eye out for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    yup.. it's accurate (within reason) and checked against a fancy feedback sports scale

    It was 34 at one point ... now 32

    Oh well it feels lighter than it is .... but no idea where weight went out of control.... I though I was a weenie but apparently not yet

    have a great evening mate !~!
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