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    Finally Yes!!

    After months & an upgrade (mostly at the dealers expense, which I am very grateful for) I got my FTM Ti which is now an exogrid, YES!! Got it yesterday, hope to post some pics in the near future.

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    Must have pics. You are gonna love the FTM. What's your old ride?

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    Yup

    Always post a picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex
    Must have pics. You are gonna love the FTM. What's your old ride?

    Hey Orthorex, any more ride updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus
    Hey Orthorex, any more ride updates?
    I've logged a bunch of rides in the last few weeks and my initial thoughts haven't changed. The rear-end is definitely stiffer than the ML's and it's more plush. The front and rear feel more in sync with each other over choppy stuff. Hard to explain. It is a bit longer than the ML and it really feels like it to me. Much more than the actual wheel base increase would lead me to believe. I did a direct transfer of parts from my ML. After three rides, I moved my seat forward about 1.5 cm and I am now starting to feel like a may need a bit shorter stem for the first time since my RX. The hard thing is that the bike handles great right now, I just feel like my arms are a bit stretched. I am going to try a shorter stem this weekend and I'll let you know what happens.

    I couldn't be more fired up about the FTM.

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    My main ride is a SC Nomad (which is an awesome bike) also I have an older heckler. I will get some pics up as soon as I can, that thing they call work is screwing up my time.
    Right now I am torn between what pedals to use platforms w/ 5/10s or spds at the end of last season I had switched to spds so I am not real comfortable with them, but I feel I may like them better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex
    I've logged a bunch of rides in the last few weeks and my initial thoughts haven't changed. The rear-end is definitely stiffer than the ML's and it's more plush. The front and rear feel more in sync with each other over choppy stuff. Hard to explain. It is a bit longer than the ML and it really feels like it to me. Much more than the actual wheel base increase would lead me to believe. I did a direct transfer of parts from my ML. After three rides, I moved my seat forward about 1.5 cm and I am now starting to feel like a may need a bit shorter stem for the first time since my RX. The hard thing is that the bike handles great right now, I just feel like my arms are a bit stretched. I am going to try a shorter stem this weekend and I'll let you know what happens.

    I couldn't be more fired up about the FTM.
    Cool! So the FTM seems like a really good upgrade to the ML.

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    I miss the good ole days when the Titus mod would ban a thread about a new bike if pics were not posted within 48hrs after the announcement.

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    Ok Ok

    Couldn't even wait for the pedals? I beleave I did get it in under 48 hours.
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    I'll never get over how killer exogrid is.

    Another way to run the lines is let the FD cable take the outside guides and sneak the RD and RB lines through the rocker and under the T-brace. Those are going to seriously rub with the constant forward movement of the rocker.

    I can't wait to get your thoughts after you take it out for a spin.
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    great bike! what was the decision process on the fork?

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    Thanks for the advice Orthorex I see your point about the routing. As far as the decision on the fork well the price of course & I do have a lyrik solo air on the nomad & I love it, but I wasn't sure about going to a 160 mm fork for the ftm (anybody know if it is a good idea?) & the reviews on the revelation were really optimistic, plus it is about half a pound lighter than the solo air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synnie
    ...I do have a lyrik solo air on the nomad & I love it, but I wasn't sure about going to a 160 mm fork for the ftm (anybody know if it is a good idea?)...
    Why not get a travel reduction kit from SRAM and try out the Lyrik on the FTM at 150 or 140mm?
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    god darn that is beautiful. Just swapped a reba maxle 120 for that same revalation 130 on my ML. How do you like the fork?
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    Dang that is one nice bike.
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    Hey synnie. When are you going to take the FTM out?

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    First Ride

    Got out today, oh my I shoudn't have bought this I may never ride the nomad or any thing else again. Now, seriously after the first ride I do think this is going to be a great bike. I can't wait to get out again. I did take it easy and it responded to everything I did. I hope to post more, right now I am just feeling it out.

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    Hey Now! That is gorgeous. You are one lucky fella.
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    Sensual... Felicidades!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus
    Hey Orthorex, any more ride updates?
    Stock L Ti FTM felt more stretched vs. the stock L Ti ML. Today, I cut 10 mm off the fork and swapped stems. Race Face 110 mm / 6 for a Thomson 90 mm / 10. I went back to my Race Face Next XC risers because they have less up and back sweep than the Easton Monkey Lite XC.

    I'm pretty sure I got it settled after swapping bars and heading back out.

    Steering is quicker but still linear. With my c.g. shifted back over the lower (vs. ML) BB, this set-up is even more balanced through the downhill swoopy stuff and feels super stable over-all. Cockpit was perfect and steep climbs still felt fine.

    I would love to hear others' thoughts that went from an ML to FTM.

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