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    Flux or Motolite

    Has anyone ridden both bikes? I am trying to decide between the Turner Flux and
    Titus Motolite 2. Is there any advantage one
    has over the other? I currently ride an XS Titus
    Racer-X. I love the bike, but it is over 7 years old,
    and I would like to upgrade to something with 4"
    travel. I primarily ride XC on my Titus. I like
    technical single track and long, steady climbs. I am
    not a speed demon on downhills. The biggest drop I
    would take a bike down would be 2 feet. (And that
    might be pushing it.) Which of the two would you
    recommend for me? What differences will I feel when I
    switch from my Racer-X? One of my concerns is the
    climbing ability and the weight compared to my
    Racer-X. What do you think?

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    martyv. Lot's of Titus vs. Turner stuff flys around. I would spend the 200 bucks and demo a flux and/or a ml from competitivecyclist for a week. That's how I was sure that I wanted my rx. Also, Titus offers custom ti. Turner does not.

    By the way, I live in Los Gatos so I understand the love for the rx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyv
    I currently ride an XS Titus
    Racer-X. I love the bike, but it is over 7 years old,
    and I would like to upgrade to something with 4"
    travel. ?
    how about a new RX? there are more then enough changes from 2000 to 2007 take a looky. there is the new carbon or a Ti. there are new shocks.

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    martyv. Another thing. Turner abandoned a design that is one of the reasons why the RX is so good. TNT vs. Horst Link. You will hear from some that it does not matter, but it may to you.

    And, the the ML would be better compared to the Turner Spot.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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    You should hit up JTBAZ

    Quote Originally Posted by martyv
    Has anyone ridden both bikes? I am trying to decide between the Turner Flux and
    Titus Motolite 2. Is there any advantage one
    has over the other? I currently ride an XS Titus
    Racer-X. I love the bike, but it is over 7 years old,
    and I would like to upgrade to something with 4"
    travel. I primarily ride XC on my Titus. I like
    technical single track and long, steady climbs. I am
    not a speed demon on downhills. The biggest drop I
    would take a bike down would be 2 feet. (And that
    might be pushing it.) Which of the two would you
    recommend for me? What differences will I feel when I
    switch from my Racer-X? One of my concerns is the
    climbing ability and the weight compared to my
    Racer-X. What do you think?
    It seems like every 6 months to a year he's switching between Titus and Turner bikes I think he's on Turner bikes now, and has owned a Motolite and Racer-x.

    It really depends on what you want out of the bike. I'd say with the new 5-spot redesign, the Motolite is somewhere in between a Flux and a 5-spot (probably closer to the spot though). The motolite has 4" and 5" travel modes, so with an adjustable front fork could have two really different personalities w/ a travel adjustment and tire swap.

    If at all possible get a ride on the two bikes. It's really hard to go wrong with either one, but it's possible that the choice will be obvious after a ride.

    Dave

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    I would say the ML is entirly comparable to a Spot "though in my own bias opinion much more". You mention you love your RX but would like to move up to something with 4" travel. So that's a "no brainer" to me... You need to go Racer-X. It's now at 4" travel, and like others have said it has had MANY changes since 2000.

    Other wise if you just want to try out something diffrent go with the Flux. I feel coming off your 2000 RX that you'd find it an awsome and more capable upgrade.

    But I wouldn't compare it to the ML when it has it's own "actuall" counter part which is the legendary RX.

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    I wouldn't mind going to a Racer X 100 but they don't make them in XS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyv
    I wouldn't mind going to a Racer X 100 but they don't make them in XS.
    Titus would be happy to make you a fits-you-just-perfect-ti-reacer-x-100.

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