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    Something to watch for on the EG

    This popped up on Facebook. Its the first one I have seen or heard of. Seems it is the exact same place the old ML stays used to break.
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    Weren't ML's breaking at the other side??

    At any rate it sucks... not good for current state of affairs for Titus.
    I hope it's just a one off...
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    Dang! That is the first one I've seen broken on an EG. I guess the spare rear triangle is a good idea.

    That is the 2010 model so maybe my '09 will be less likely to break.

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    How much would be fair for an extended warranty (up to 2 years) on your 2008-2011 frame?

    With a $50-$75 deductible, perhaps.
    I'm trying to convince the new regime that it is in their best interests to offer this to current and future owners.

    Ideas?

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    I'd be all for that. I'm harder then most on my EG and mine is showing no signs of cracking, I never cracked the ML stay either. Could be a one off, I noticed the guy is running Azonic Outlaw wheels, could be a sign that he is riding full FR on the bike. I hate to bring this up on the site but I feel it is a safety concern and that all 2010 EG owners should keep an eye on it.
    EDIT: Maybe they arent outlaws?

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    Any more photos of that weld?

    Thanks for posting this, just checked mine no signs of a crack.

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    Yeah they are pretty heavy duty for the EG, about 150 grams too heavy each. I responded to the guy on FB and asked him about his set-up and riding, I will let you know what he says.

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    That was the only pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr View Post
    I'd be all for that. I'm harder then most on my EG and mine is showing no signs of cracking, I never cracked the ML stay either. Could be a one off, I noticed the guy is running Azonic Outlaw wheels, could be a sign that he is riding full FR on the bike. I hate to bring this up on the site but I feel it is a safety concern and that all 2010 EG owners should keep an eye on it.
    EDIT: Maybe they arent outlaws?
    You're right on the wheelsets, they are not Azonic Outlaws. They are Sun Ringle MTX 33 Camo rims.



    Features:
    • Use: Freeride / Big mountain / Downhill / Race
    • Width: 33.5mm
    • Bead width: 33.5mm
    • Inner bead width: 26mm
    • Section height: 25.5mm
    • Weight: 660g

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    Yep...

    ... I'm watching all the time! I've broken 2 alum. seat-stays on my ML. I now have the CF one on there but I haven't ridden it very much since I got my EG...

    So for my 'insurance policy'... I picked up a complete rear triangle from Ben a couple of months back. I want to ride the EG as long as possible!
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    Glad I've got the old beefy 2008. I'd still buy a spare rear end if they had any of the 07-08's laying around.

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    shoptitus site is down.. how much Titus charge to replace a broken 2010 seat stay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG View Post
    shoptitus site is down.. how much Titus charge to replace a broken 2010 seat stay?
    http://titus-bikes.myshopify.com

    Our sites are in revision.

    I do not see the stays online but there is a box of them in stock.

    Send a request to info@titusti.com
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    Those are pretty burly

    Quote Originally Posted by magixuser View Post
    You're right on the wheelsets, they are not Azonic Outlaws. They are Sun Ringle MTX 33 Camo rims.



    Features:
    • Use: Freeride / Big mountain / Downhill / Race
    • Width: 33.5mm
    • Bead width: 33.5mm
    • Inner bead width: 26mm
    • Section height: 25.5mm
    • Weight: 660g
    even for an El Guapo. I run the MTX 31's on my Delirium and I think they are overkill, they are super beefy. The user could have been hucking quite a bit.

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    I agree, little heavy for this bike. Unless it's a cheap rim to save some coin..

    Maybe this person will show up and shed some light
    Last edited by Deerhill; 06-08-2011 at 06:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    http://titus-bikes.myshopify.com

    Our sites are in revision.

    I do not see the stays online but there is a box of them in stock.

    Send a request to info@titusti.com
    Good move for a revision. Seems like the frame-spares are being repackaged into less confusing and better all-round packages than before. I had a hard time trying to guess and hope the spares I bought was correct in the old site.

    But it does look like my Horst Link bushing were indeed missing from last purchase.. Not ranting here. If I cant find locally will shoot a mail then to see how it can be sorted out and maybe grab a spare rear at the same time.

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    is that a flexy QR on the rear wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by triotary View Post
    is that a flexy QR on the rear wheel?
    Interesting, broken stays are not a Titus exclusive thing. I wonder if flexi non-Shimano QR are causing the broken stays?

    The only time I ever broke a dropout on a fork was because of a flexi QR, I wonder if it has the same effec on the stay that has the dropout
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr View Post
    Yeah they are pretty heavy duty for the EG, about 150 grams too heavy each. I responded to the guy on FB and asked him about his set-up and riding, I will let you know what he says.
    Any updates?

    Just looked at the pic again, bike doesn't seem to have many miles on it

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    No response from him, I've been checking mine after every ride, no problems yet!

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