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    Great deals on MLs

    A little birdie told me about a good deal on 2006 Motolites. Anybody else know about this? If not, my lips are sealed in order to protect the innocent till such news is official. Of course, then there will be this mad scramble, right?
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    Bob, are you out there, what is the bully on this rumour, come on out with the facts
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    It is true, I promise. I never BS unless I'm totally messin' with ya. I have a friend who I recently discovered carries Titus bikes who was informed today of a real price drop on MLs so he called and told me since he knew I was looking. Well, we chat a lot anyway but I was still surprised at the drop. Let's just say existing stock can now be had for several hundred less. Bob can confirm but it is true.

    Applies to the Racer-X as well but I'm not sure about the others.

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    Several hundred less? Where?

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    Look, I don't want to take business away from dealers you already deal with. This price drop will be across the board so everyone should be able to pass that along to you, right? Let's assume the price drop is $200. So if someone quoted you $1,200 earlier, they will make the same profit by selling you that bike for $1,000 or less, depending on the price drop.

    Now if someone is not willing to pass the savings along to you, then I don't mind helping out. I almost exclusively support our board vendors/dealers. I also look out for my fellow riders so a price drop should be passed along to us- that's only fair.

    If who you deal with does not help you out, PM me. I'll tell you what I know and then you can decide for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    It is true, I promise. I never BS unless I'm totally messin' with ya. I have a friend who I recently discovered carries Titus bikes who was informed today of a real price drop on MLs so he called and told me since he knew I was looking. Well, we chat a lot anyway but I was still surprised at the drop. Let's just say existing stock can now be had for several hundred less. Bob can confirm but it is true.

    Applies to the Racer-X as well but I'm not sure about the others.
    Flyer my man, never was not believing you.................Sounds good.
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    Where is Biker Bob? Can anybody at Titus tell us what the 2006 pricing will be? Who has a source? I don't know anyone there.

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    I would have thought that with the price of aluminum skyrocketing, the price of bike frames would have followed.

    Silly me, I paid MSRP last year. Oh well...

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    Bob must be in holiday mode, have not seen him lurking much. I got an email from him last week............. Should be around...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Let's just say existing stock can now be had for several hundred less.
    The key phrase here is "existing stock." When I started looking this spring, I couldn't get a frame in my size for the love of money. Did they fabricate too many in the last production run? I wonder if this means something will be changed for 2007...

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    BTW... there aren't many '06s left... All I can say.
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    Rumour control

    Man, you guys are fast with the rumours/news. Must be those darn Internets. I was out leading a herd of Titusi (ML, Racer X, Eleven) around our technical trails til now and find all this talk surprising.
    All I'll say is, if you ride x-small or small, it's time to pick up a Motolite. Typically, the popular sizes, large and medium, are almost gone. But still a good time. Won't see much more of them for several months. Elevens also good deals. Stock up for your kids and grandkids.

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    Just finished talking to a Titus dealer and yep, pretty impressive price cuts for year end clear out. And Bob's right, limited sizing so get your orders in. Kinda scary as this seems to be a Titus first, so what B*tchin new product is showing up at Interbike, only time will tell, cause thats the only reason I can think of for this first time fire sale.

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    good luck finding a large, or even medium for that matter.

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    Doh! I just paid MSRP on an XS 2 weeks ago.

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    I've called about a Large this morning and only found Mediums and Smalls. Being 5'11" tall and my outstretched arms measuring 6'4". a Large would be the best fit. If my arms were not blessed with an ape-like length , a Medium could have worked just as well as a Large.

    So I'll just have to be happy with a beautiful, black, El Salt I adopted instead. It will keep my Flux company. However, if I find a Large ML, I may just have to give it a new home as well. I still need to review it against the 575. My home is small but my heart is big when it comes to adopting bikes. I'm a Giver that way

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    Yup, Flyer gave me the low down and helped me out big time. The dealer I talked to said I got one of the last Grey Mediums. I'm very pleased!

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    Does this apply to all sizes?

    Or just the small and x-small?

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    Not sure what you mean but my size (Large) is hard to find. Mediums and Smalls are still around and a few people still have them. I have no idea about XS. I'm still bummed that Large ones seem to be all gone though I am spending way too many thousands this year so maybe it's a good thing

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    The dealers I talked to told me only the smaller sizes are discounted. The med and large are still MSRP

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    They will be discounting what ever stock is out there I would say. Too many issues to say, hey Whafe you are 6 3' you can pay full price, would tell them where to get off politely.

    Clearing inventory to make way for the new 07 kit surely......................

    FLyer, youa re a true gentleman for bringing this forward to some very dedicated Titus customers................ Great stuff......
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    Yeah, Thanks Flyer, would not have put buyabikeaholic syndrome in me if I didn't see your post. Dang it was hard not to put the order in for the EXO motolite, modena,XXXXXXXXXXX bike in. Thank God I fit small framed Titus's though as the spirit of purchasing did overcome me and I caved in and ordered and ELEVEN. Should be here soon and will post pics when done.

    All I was doing was minding my own business about to order a poor mans frame from Chad for my wife and boom a post of Titus firesale(LOL). Then after regaining some composure and not buying a Motolite EXO, Modena, Eleven, and my wifes frame all in one go. I chose the humble approach and chose the Eleven as my only purchase. Now I gotta let go of my beloved HCR. Opted out of the Roadie as reality set in and realized I would only use it a few times a year. Motolite got vetoed as already got the Racer-X and if I'm gonna go All-Mountain then El Guepo is waiting in the wings.

    Dangnamit, decisions are hard when you only got 12 hours to decide before all the frames are gone. Cause Flyer you sure did cause a frenzy at the Titus order desk(LMAO). Thanks as it satisfied my purchasing urges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    Yeah, Thanks Flyer, would not have put buyabikeaholic syndrome in me if I didn't see your post. Dang it was hard not to put the order in for the EXO motolite, modena,XXXXXXXXXXX bike in. Thank God I fit small framed Titus's though as the spirit of purchasing did overcome me and I caved in and ordered and ELEVEN. Should be here soon and will post pics when done.

    All I was doing was minding my own business about to order a poor mans frame from Chad for my wife and boom a post of Titus firesale(LOL). Then after regaining some composure and not buying a Motolite EXO, Modena, Eleven, and my wifes frame all in one go. I chose the humble approach and chose the Eleven as my only purchase. Now I gotta let go of my beloved HCR. Opted out of the Roadie as reality set in and realized I would only use it a few times a year. Motolite got vetoed as already got the Racer-X and if I'm gonna go All-Mountain then El Guepo is waiting in the wings.

    Dangnamit, decisions are hard when you only got 12 hours to decide before all the frames are gone. Cause Flyer you sure did cause a frenzy at the Titus order desk(LMAO). Thanks as it satisfied my purchasing urges.
    Well done TiEndo, good purchase, wished you had got an Exogrid ML though..........mmm El Guepo. Would be a needed frame should I take this new position in the US of A...
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    Whafe, what they were selling them for I just about caved in. But since I just finished a renovation of my business and the final numbers came in quite overbudget, I figured I gotta scale the spending back. Plus I still gotta give the missus a bike to.

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    Now if I could find that elusive Large......otherwise I may have to break down and buy a small for the GF but the credit cards are crying already.

    I'm just glad that those who wanted a Titus got a Titus and it just creates more Titus loyalists, right? I love win-win situations. Now where is that Large frame hiding.....gotta go see if one may just be lying around.

    Don't forget pics.

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    Revolution - Sandy, UT

    give 'em a shout I know they have a whole rack of ML's, not quite sure if they have a large tho....
    Anywho give Ryan at Revolution a shout 801-233-1400

    good luck!

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    Here's another link for a sweet deal:

    http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp?part=113613

    2 mediums, 1 small and 1 xs.

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    I hope we see a veritable swarm of Moto pics starting next week. Bling is encouraged and weigh your frames if possible. I wanna know all.

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    Whoa! that is a great deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    I hope we see a veritable swarm of Moto pics starting next week. Bling is encouraged and weigh your frames if possible. I wanna know all.

    I won't be able to get mine built up for a couple weeks. Taking some Vacation down in mexico! I'll be itching to set it up the whole time. Maybe we can post up who's ordered a ML in the past couple days. Seems to be a hot item as that's all anyones talking about.

    I got one. Grey medium with the RP23.

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    Thanks for the heads up mcgrath! I put in an order for one of the mediums a half hour ago. Hopefully I hit it in time - the "Closeouts subject to prior sale" disclaimer and the fact that the "2 In Stock" ticker didn't change even after I submitted my order makes me nervous! I feel like I've entered the lottery...

    I'm going semi-blingy with bright red Chris King hubs and headset. With this deal and the one I got on a Pike 454 Air U-Turn last night, I only have to sell the rights to my first born child to afford them.

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    I am worried about my order too.

    I placed an order about 2 hours ago for a medium ML, but saw that the inventory didn't change. We'll see what happens. Good luck!!!!!!



    Faustus,

    Hope things work out for you-----and me too. I have wanted one of these and thought like you (this was a sign from upstairs). Of course, I think if I would have found a Yeti for the right price, that would have been a sign also. Let me know if you get your frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faustus
    Thanks for the heads up mcgrath! I put in an order for one of the mediums a half hour ago. Hopefully I hit it in time - the "Closeouts subject to prior sale" disclaimer and the fact that the "2 In Stock" ticker didn't change even after I submitted my order makes me nervous! I feel like I've entered the lottery...

    I'm going semi-blingy with bright red Chris King hubs and headset. With this deal and the one I got on a Pike 454 Air U-Turn last night, I only have to sell the rights to my first born child to afford them.

    Where did you get the deal on the 454?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAST_TX
    I placed an order about 2 hours ago for a medium ML, but saw that the inventory didn't change. We'll see what happens. Good luck!!!!!!
    Oh well, doesn't look good for me then if you and mcgrath both got one ahead of me.

    mcgrath - I got the Pike from Performance Bike. $487 plus I got Team Performance store credit points. It was marked down to $609 and they had a 20% off coupon that expired yesterday.

    I was taking this deal as the final sign from God that the Moto Lite was the bike for me. Now I have to wonder why God is taunting me...
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    Maybe not man. I ordered mine from Red Barn Cycles. Call Chad.. he may still have some left.

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    Wow, it will be really interesting to see what news Titus got for us at Interbike with El Guapo and the 07 Motolite.
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    Up, Down, Up...

    Nothing like an emotional roller coaster! Put in my order last night and was elated. Quickly realized that I probably didn't make the cut, and was depressed but still slightly hopeful. Got an email from Speedgoat this morning saying I was fourth in line for two bikes, but that they may get in some more Mediums in Blue. Didn't really expect that to happen, so I was crushed. Began looking for other options, but half an hour ago Speedgoat sent me another email saying that they were getting some Mediums in Blue with polished lowers, and I made the cut for one of them. I'd be elated again but I think my adrenal glands are tapped out!

    The only downside is that I really wanted Gray. For that price though, I'll take Blue!

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    2007 will be a defining year for Titus, I think. With new blood at the helm, I hope they are in sync with their customers and the market. Is it going to be growth at any cost or is it going to be a measured approach to gaining marketshare while retaining your original customer base and coming up with even more innovative and solid designs and bikes?

    You know the other companies are going to try and grab some marketshare away from Titus. I almost wish I worked for Titus at this stage in the game.

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    Good luck, Faustus

    I was one of the lucky ones that got my order in on time----I never get lucky? Anyway, hope you are able to get the deal too.

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    Medium MLs are all I'm seeing- and one Small. I located a couple of Mediums that are on en route but no Large yet and I could not get through to Speedgoat either. That's okay since I kind of want to add a nice 29er next for a better balance to my small collection. Looks like Speedgoat has a small left (per the site). That's all Speedgoat has. Hopefully, everyone who wants a Medium has one already. If not, you better get on it.

    I am really looking forward to seeing a swarm of pics very soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EAST_TX
    I was one of the lucky ones that got my order in on time----I never get lucky? Anyway, hope you are able to get the deal too.
    Hmm, this thread is getting all jacked up - posts appearing in the wrong order. Anyway, one of the misplaced posts is the one I put in about getting the deal. The only downside is that I'm getting a Blue instead of Gray one. Anyone get a Gray and really want a Blue with Polished lowers - they could probably switch us!

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    Yeah, it's hard to read the latest posts now. What the heck is going on?
    I wish I could use a Medium but no dice- not with arms spanning around 6'4". So two more Mediums (at Redbarn) and one more Small (Speedgoat). After that, we wait for the 2007s unless Biker Bob has a few he is hoarding. Nobody else I've called has any or admits to having any. Fullcycles has none either. I was hoping Will would carry some since they stock a ton of Yetis.

    You guys hear of any more, post here please- preferably with sizes.

    Anyway, now I need to head over to the 29er forum and ask about Steel HT frames (my consolation) but those guys are not all 100% right in the head I may just lurk around for a while first

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    Flyer - When did you get the Red Barn numbers? I talked with Chad around noon EST and they didn't have any Mediums left. Revolution in Utah (mentioned above) did have some Gray Mediums. Didn't ask them about large, but I assume that you've talked to them and they didn't have any.

    It's crazy that in a country this big we're all scrounging around to find a few frames! Then again, my local shop is getting 4 of the Limited Edition RacerX bikes - aren't there only supposed to be 100 of those? Guess there aren't that many Titus dealers out there.

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    Closeouts?

    Just waiting for the dust to settle. I'm not sure this blowout is a good thing for Titus. I'm all for people saving a few bucks and getting good deals, but ebay prices on a popular frame-not necessary in my opinion. And these wholesale prices can't be encouraging for all those who paid the going rate over the years, and waited months for their Racer X or Motolite to arrive.
    So once all the bargain hunting is finished, I look forward to dealing with people who want to build something very cool to ride for years to come. I'll still hook you up with a fair price on the medium greys and large frames I have in stock.
    Meanwhile, now it looks like a shortage again.

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    Well, I spoke to him around 5:00 PM today. He got a couple more in and I was excited there for a while till he said NO LARGES. So I hung up on him and told him to call me when he was the bearer of good news.

    Well, not exactly. I'm getting some tools and grips and so I did ask about the large, as I always ask everyone, including the postman. No luck but he did mention he just located some mediums that were on their way in so I know he had two coming in.

    If you're looking for one, you better call him pronto or better yet, email him now and then call him and leave him a voicemail so you "reserve" your one. Please tell him he needs to get a large one in for Flyer at a suitable price. Not everyone has normal-sized arms", ya know!

    P.S I can't guarantee any prices so don't let me get yer hope up too much except for the fact that a few are still around. Nobody will lose money on them but Speedgoat was letting them go pretty cheap though I don't think Chad is matching their price; nor will Bob, I'm sure. They have both always had very fair prices on ML though, from what you guys have told me. The 2006 Yetis will also need to make room for the 2007s though this may not be the right place for that. The LBS ordered so many now that I bet they will try to move them to get the new 2007s in. I'm already hearing 20% off on frames and bikes at the LBS.
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    Heck, Bob has some too. I think Bob and Chad regularly have the best prices around. So we still have a few left in good hands then.

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    sent Competitive Cyclist an email about the the speedgoat sale and they said they would match the price of the small but not the med or large. They said the would however sell me a new med or large for $1195. Still a good deal.

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    Yup, that's still a good deal on the ML. Comp Cyclist is great. Those guys know a lot about different bikes and if you ever go to the Womble Trail in Arkansas (an Epic ride for sure), definitely go see those guys. They know and ride all sorts of different bikes.

    Slightly unrelated, but I just realized that Titus makes a RacerX 29er. I had no idea.

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    I gotta say, don't quibble about a few bucks in savings over Bob or Chad for the clearout motolite. I for one will say that Chad will give you a great deal on the additional parts that one could use on building up the sled. Wheelbuilds and prices are topnotch and I'm a tightwad with my wallet yet Chad is my goto source even if it's on blowout at mailorder X store. Bob and Chad can rattle off the exact Titus parameters or anyother Bike they carry. They also will cater to your needs and riding abilities and advise you where you should spend money and where to save money. So what I'm saying is, go with whoever has stock, but also go with whose gonna give you proper service and advice as well as a fair deal.

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