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    Post your FTMs

    Haven't seen many new FTMs up here yet. I felt impelled to put together a large orange with Creamsicle theme (thanks Craig).

    Revelation Air U-turn, X9 rear/shifters, XT front, Stylo 2.2, Formula Oro K24, Syncros FLR DS23 wheelset.

    Not quite finished. Looking for a few more white bits. But you get the idea.
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    FTM thread

    I put a link to this thread in Warp's "Titus Setup and Database and Pics" sticky thread.

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    Hey Bob, that color doesn't go with the vehicle.
    Saddle up, Effendi. We ride.

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    I will post mine up here shortly. Gunna rebuild the wheelset sometime here in a the next few weeks with white spokes to play off of all the black.

    BikerBob, I wouldn't be surprised if we are the only two with the FTM currently on the board!

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    Not for me

    Quote Originally Posted by YetiBear
    Hey Bob, that color doesn't go with the vehicle.
    It's supposed to go with someone else's vehicle, I hope.

    I'm more of a Summer, according to my stylist. My last ML was mango, and silver ano before that.

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    I like it

    A white bar and seat would top it off.

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    Would love to but .....

    Bob ,

    International FTMs

    Ordered an orange large WAAAYYYY back last year through NZ distributor.
    But it seems supply went to US first - even thou it is SUMMER here !
    My ride will be - reliable solid build
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    Just waiting .... waiting ....

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    The Black and White ones look Hawt......That orange is for someone who really likes orange or wants something different. What gives...2 FTM's built so far for MTBR display. Man the economy must be sucking.
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    I was at Hammerhead(in Austin, TX) last week and a guy was appreciating his newly built black FTM. It was a beaut.

    BTW, I don't know why they don't just call it a Motolite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalVinsBike
    I was at Hammerhead(in Austin, TX) last week and a guy was appreciating his newly built black FTM. It was a beaut.

    BTW, I don't know why they don't just call it a Motolite...
    They do, it's a full tilt motolite. Since they kept the Motolite in the line up, they had to change the name for the new 5" bike.
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    CAL, that guy at hammerhead with the black FTM would be me haha!

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    It just seems a bit of over-manufacturing(if that's a word). You can put 5" on the current model. We're only talking minor changes to the frame, besides the hydro forming.
    The same goes for the Racer-X versus the X. Just "redesign" the models and continue the line.
    I'm not really complaining or griping(Getting last year's carbon Racer-X soon!), it just seems weird.

    By the way, I just love that head-badge! It makes me lust after one just because of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejasMTB
    CAL, that guy at hammerhead with the black FTM would be me haha!
    Hey there! Have you gotten her dirty yet?
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    My Black 'FTM arrived here in the UK at the weekend. (so i can join the fairly short list of Titus owners on this side of the pond) - building her up on thursday, so il post pics asap. Love the subtle understated looks. A beautifully built frame.

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    More than you may have noticed

    Quote Originally Posted by CalVinsBike
    It just seems a bit of over-manufacturing(if that's a word). You can put 5" on the current model. We're only talking minor changes to the frame, besides the hydro forming.
    The same goes for the Racer-X versus the X. Just "redesign" the models and continue the line.
    Many of the changes have been detailed earlier. The derailleur hanger and RP23 remain the same.
    Completely new rear triangle, including new HL bolts. New rocker arms. New front triangle design and manufacturing. Every tube is new. Lighter weight. Additional travel. 30.9 seatpost. New cable routing. Incredible new stickerless finish.

    When the Motolite was first designed, it was optimized for the then new Talas 90-130mm front fork. The FTM is designed around the 100-140mm Talas. You will notice this when climbing, or when using a shorter stem.

    Definitely not just cosmetics.
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    Took her on one ride thus far CAL, did a write-up on it under the thread "FTM, first ride report"

    I am going to get some more time in the saddle hopefully this week now that I have had some time to recoup from my surgery.

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    Orange and RED

    Trying out some variations.
    Here is today's project.

    I have more red I could add (rotors, headset spacers) but I am waiting to hear from the chorus.

    And where are the photos of the others mentioned above-Texas, UK, New Zealand?
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    Ewww!

    Dom might like it, especially if you had burnt orange ano cable ends. What about black wheels with blue accents? I still cant believe nobody like the creamsicle theme!

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    Kiwi Orange FTM

    And where are the photos of the others mentioned above-Texas, UK, New Zealand?

    What about black wheels with blue accents?

    Bike still in the LBS window for customers to drool over .
    However have gone more conservative on build colours ( eg after my garish Blue ML and red accents )

    FTM:Ano Orange - sparkles in the sun ( Any Sun in BikerBobland at present ?)
    With Blue Hope Hubs Stans Rims , rest of build , eg CC 110 HS is all black

    really lets the frame stand out

    Promise to get a photo in the next 24 hrs

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    Orange is nice, but color matching that sucker is not exactly easy.
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    Here is the most recent pic of have of mine, it now has a little more Gold bits on it, but you get the general idea!







    Medium Black ANO FTM, Fox Float RL 140mm
    Hope Pro II F/R, Stans Arch, DT Swiss Comp spokes
    XO rear, X9 shifters, XT front, Race Face Deus cranks, XTR pedals
    Formula Oro K24 185 front, 160 rear, Maxxis Ignitor 2.35 front, Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 rear
    Thomson 90mm stem, Thomson seat post, Race Face Next SL Carbon risers,
    Fizik Gobi XM saddle, MRP gold chain guard, Hope Gold QR seat post clamp and Hope Gold skewers
    Total build weight 26.3lbs
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    Wow, these all look fantastic! My LBS here in London, UK will be putting together my anodized orange at the beginning of next week, which is a good thing as I'm tired of drooling all over my desk... Will try to post a few images before the maiden voyage next weekend.

    BikerBob the red with ano orange comes on a bit strong for me but I have to admit that the creamsicle one is pretty cool. The white on white theme is also very sweet.

    With regard to suspension setup has anybody any guidance with regard to amount of sag in the rear shock? I'm a 90-kilo cross-country rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekp
    Wow, these all look fantastic! My LBS here in London, UK will be putting together my anodized orange at the beginning of next week, which is a good thing as I'm tired of drooling all over my desk... Will try to post a few images before the maiden voyage next weekend.

    BikerBob the red with ano orange comes on a bit strong for me but I have to admit that the creamsicle one is pretty cool. The white on white theme is also very sweet.

    With regard to suspension setup has anybody any guidance with regard to amount of sag in the rear shock? I'm a 90-kilo cross-country rider.
    Well if it is anything like a ML, I would run somewhere between 150-160 lbs of air to give roughly 25% sag.

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    I run 155lbs of air and I weigh 170, 180-185lbs with full gear and I get between 25-30% sag at that air pressure!

    P.S. I dig the Orange Dreamsicle theme after having an orange Yeti 575 I probably wouldn't do orange again, but I do like it, it's nice to have a theme to play off of like that!

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    Thanks for the input -I take it then that 25% is what people are generally aiming for?

    This waiting and thinking about it is driving me crazy -want to get out and ride!

    Soon...

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    The wait will be well worth it Derekp, trust me, you will have miles of smiles on the FTM, it is slowly becoming my MTB bliss haha!

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    Here's hoping you're right, TejasMTB! I'm fitting a Talas 140 and have read your comments on this with interest and hope I'm making the right move.
    don't ask "why?" ...ask "why, not?"

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    Kiwi FTM photos to come - just waiting for the sun to come out !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw04snow
    Kiwi FTM photos to come - just waiting for the sun to come out !
    and........

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    that's what I was thinking...
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    Kiwi

    NO SUN so flash will have to do

    Did a quick ride - someone changed a jump on my usual circuit was thinking about bike rhather than the trail - now no skin on L arm - is this the first FTM crash !

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    I am ok with flash pics. Lay 'em on us. Sorry about the arm. You're ok, right?

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    dented my pride more than anything else !
    @ work at present so will get to load pics later

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    ouch, but glad you're okay, man. look forward to the pics. will be building up my orange ano tomorrow...
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    Kiwi Ano pics

    Quick snaps as has to go back to lBS for a few tweaks
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    very tasty! look forward to hearing some riding impressions.
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    orange in the close up pic is a pretty close to the real thing

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw04snow
    NO SUN so flash will have to do

    Did a quick ride - someone changed a jump on my usual circuit was thinking about bike rhather than the trail - now no skin on L arm - is this the first FTM crash !
    I think I beat you to it by 3 weeks. I didn't have that bad of a crash but I had a bruise the size of a cantaloupe inside my left arm and even up in my armpit, it made putting deodorant on an absolute nightmare!

    One of my riding partners was leading and simply stopped in a pretty hairy technical climb and I couldn't clip out nor did I have enough room to pass him so my wheel went right and as I fell3 feet down the side of the trail off of the rocks, my steerer tube and stem repeatedly jabbed me.

    I ended up with a scratched crown and lower on the fork and the pistons on my brakes came out of the master cylinders.

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    Large Ti FTM, Fox Talas RLC fork, Industry 9 AM wheel-set, 09 Magura Marta SL brakes, SRAM XO triggers and RD, XTR FD, Shimano XT cranks, XTR cassette, Race Face 110 mm stem, Race Face XC carbon riser bars, Thomson Elite seat-post, Hope skewers, XTR pedals.

    26.1 pounds.




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    @orthorex - That's gotta be one of the most beautiful builds I've seen.

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    Well, they only look like this once:

    orange ano FTM size M
    Talas 140RLC
    MAVIC Crossmax ST wheels
    AVID Elixir CR 185F/160R
    XTR chainset
    THOMSON stem
    EASTON Monkeylite bars and EC90 seatpost

    weighs in a few ounces under 26lbs.
    Many thanks to Matt and Tim at CYCLE SURGERY in W. Hampstead, London UK

    Maiden voyage is tomorrow and the weather forecast is good... can't wait.
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    FTM - Canukistan Style

    As far as I know, this would be one of the first ones to be built up here in the great white north.

    It has been out a couple of times but as we are currently going through the winter that just won't die, it will be 1 - 2 more weeks before I can really put it through it's paces on dirt as opposed to the frozen ocean.

    Great bike; build is fairly self explanitory via the pics but let me know if you need more info.

    Biggest change from stock is I swapped out the RP3 for a XV-RP2. Big difference and (again two rides only, but they were back to back) I highly reccomend moving to the high volume sleeve. Makes me have dark thoughts about a DHX Air...

    Planning to go Easton Carbon for the H/B and Crank Bros for the headset. Otherwise what you see is what you get.

    Cheers.
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    very nice and kinda mean-looking...in a good sort of way.
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    My Bro's bike. Here in Manila Philippines. Thanks to Sabak Sports!
    Med FTM (5.6lbs), 09 Rockshox Revelation, Mavic CrossTrails, KCNC seatpost, Chris King Headset, Fizik Nisene HP, SRAM X9 shifters and rd, XT crank, front der and cassette, Hope mini pro brakes, Hope wheel skewers, USE Carbon bar, Nobby Nics. 26.4lbs


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    Quote Originally Posted by kikoreta
    My Bro's bike. Here in Manila Philippines. Thanks to Sabak Sports!
    Med FTM (5.6lbs), 09 Rockshox Revelation, Mavic CrossTrails, KCNC seatpost, Chris King Headset, Fizik Nisene HP, SRAM X9 shifters and rd, XT crank, front der and cassette, Hope mini pro brakes, Hope wheel skewers, USE Carbon bar, Nobby Nics. 26.4lbs

    Wow, nice bike. One thing that I am getting from these posting is that the new FTM is building up lighter than the ML and appears to be much stiffer. Pretty nice upgrade if you ask me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikoreta
    My Bro's bike. Here in Manila Philippines. Thanks to Sabak Sports!
    Med FTM (5.6lbs), 09 Rockshox Revelation, Mavic CrossTrails, KCNC seatpost, Chris King Headset, Fizik Nisene HP, SRAM X9 shifters and rd, XT crank, front der and cassette, Hope mini pro brakes, Hope wheel skewers, USE Carbon bar, Nobby Nics. 26.4lbs

    Thanks for posting my bike Kiks. All the parts were originally on my ML1 and the bike used to weigh 26.7 lbs. Since I was running a REBA in my ML, I had to change to a longer travel fork hence the Revelation. So with 5.5 inches now, and a stiffer bike, I've managed to bring down the weight a little bit.

    You said it, Really great upgrade!

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    My FTM

    Here it is!

    - 2009 FTM Large, RP23 shock
    - Fox 32 Float RLC QR15
    - Chris King ano red headset w/ ano red spacers
    - Industry 9 hubs and spokes w/ DT Swiss 4.2d rims (15mm front/10mm rear w/DT RWS thru bolt QR)
    - Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires
    - Formula Oro Puro brakes (180/160mm)
    - Shimano XTR crankset
    - Chris King ano red BB
    - MRP XCG guide
    - Shimano XTR front derailleur
    - SRAM X.0 rear derailleur
    - Shimano XTR cassette
    - SRAM PC991 Hollow Pin chain
    - SRAM X.0 triggers
    - Gore RideOn sealed low friction gear cables
    - Crank Brothers Candy 2ti pedals
    - Easton Monkeylite XC bar
    - Spank lock on grips
    - Easton EC90 zero seatpost
    - Tune ano red seat collar
    - Selle Italia SLR Flow kit carbonio saddle
    - Thomson Elite stem

    Complete weight (incl. pedals and MRP guide) is 25.8 lbs.
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    Puuuuuuuurty!!!!

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    My next bike....

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    That thing is gorgeous! Almost, I did say almost, to "Puuuuuuuurty!!!!" to ride!
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