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    What I want for Xmas... from Titus

    Titus, please, I would like the bastard child of your El G and Racer X, not the FTM they spawned when the MotoLite faded out of existence... but the one where they were both on illicit drugs and lots of booze and clubbing the night away. I want Titus version of the Yeti ASR 5. Low BB, slack HTA, short stays, tall head tube and long top tube to give it that "in the bike" feeling that I've never been able to get out of my MotoLite. Travel around 5" with a nice and planted 68 deg up front with a 130mm fork. Beefier chain stays to take a bit more abuse.

    Hope to see something like this in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Titus, please, I would like the bastard child of your El G and Racer X, not the FTM they spawned when the MotoLite faded out of existence... but the one where they were both on illicit drugs and lots of booze and clubbing the night away.
    If it has similar feel to current EG, 140mm el Guapo 29 will own those trails

    ..stomp on the FTM and Motolite
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    Maybe... owning a few $500 wheelsets and a $700 fork that could be bolted up to this wish-list frame kind of makes it hard to move to a 29r. Plus I'm only 5'8 and have not found a 29r that doesn't feel like I'm sitting on top of a horse.

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    I want a carbon Rockstar.

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    I want a V1 el guapo front trianlge in brown please.
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    Clean up your manufacturing shortfalls. Make Titus owners proud to own your product. You have a ways to go here, compared to your peers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Clean up your manufacturing shortfalls. Make Titus owners proud to own your product. You have a ways to go here, compared to your peers.
    You just get coal in your stocking every year, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr View Post
    I want a carbon Rockstar.
    Ditto

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    I just wish I could fit 29" wheels into my MotoLite frame.

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    Getting closer

    Demos arrived in Portland. Michael says the Rockstar will be available sometime in January, apparently they are being loaded into a container right now.
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    .................................................. .... . . . .sweet^

    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Maybe... owning a few $500 wheelsets and a $700 fork that could be bolted
    I hear that, though I have been trying to kill my Vanilla so I can get a Vengeance
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    Quote Originally Posted by budgie View Post
    You just get coal in your stocking every year, don't you?
    Really? Thanks for the negative rep dude.
    So you don't care if Titus is putting out a product that is inferior in quality to it's competitors? What is your driving point? Price in front of quality?
    I like my el guapo. I don't like the quality history, and the customer relations that Titus has demonstrated. So yes, I still get coal in my stockings, because you think Brant is santa claus. You must live in a very small world, which must comfort you.
    I hope you enjoy your inferior products the rest of your life. Keep buying Titus/On One, and you will be happy in your ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Really? Thanks for the negative rep dude.
    So you don't care if Titus is putting out a product that is inferior in quality to it's competitors? What is your driving point? Price in front of quality?
    I like my el guapo. I don't like the quality history, and the customer relations that Titus has demonstrated. So yes, I still get coal in my stockings, because you think Brant is santa claus. You must live in a very small world, which must comfort you.
    I hope you enjoy your inferior products the rest of your life. Keep buying Titus/On One, and you will be happy in your ignorance.
    I wouldn't say they are inferior, maybe behind the curve a little bit. However, when I walk into my LBS and I see a $10,000 specialized hanging on the wall I cannot complain about the product and price point. Granted I have an El Guapo V2 (1.5 head tube) and a Lurcher 29er. No issues to complain about, other than the monarch shock on my El Guapo.

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    I would also like to see a 140 mm 27.5 motolite.

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    The MotoLite is a great bike, period. Mine is going strong and I'd have to think real hard about what to do with it if, knock on wood, something were to happen to the rear triangle. But, a slack and lower 5 inch bike would be nice. In 650b it would have to be the titties for me to buck up and spend an extra $1200 on wheels, tires and a fork. The thought has crossed my mind. My El Guapo with Conti trail kings in 2.4 is pretty close to a 650b though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Really? Thanks for the negative rep dude.
    So you don't care if Titus is putting out a product that is inferior in quality to it's competitors? What is your driving point? Price in front of quality?
    I like my el guapo. I don't like the quality history, and the customer relations that Titus has demonstrated. So yes, I still get coal in my stockings, because you think Brant is santa claus. You must live in a very small world, which must comfort you.
    I hope you enjoy your inferior products the rest of your life. Keep buying Titus/On One, and you will be happy in your ignorance.
    Renegade, very glad that you like your El Guapo. Also, you needn't get coal in your stockings. I appreciate your willingness to express constructive feedback about our organization and perceived product quality. I can assure you that we are doing our very best to take care of all our customers.

    Are there some specific complaints you have with our organization? If so, I would be happy to hear them. You can reach me on my personal email patrick [at] planet-x-usa [dot] com

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattyCroas View Post
    Renegade, very glad that you like your El Guapo. Also, you needn't get coal in your stockings. I appreciate your willingness to express constructive feedback about our organization and perceived product quality. I can assure you that we are doing our very best to take care of all our customers.

    Are there some specific complaints you have with our organization? If so, I would be happy to hear them. You can reach me on my personal email patrick [at] planet-x-usa [dot] com
    Are you a new person in the organization? Yes, I can engage you in a constructive conversation. Your predesessors [Shiigy and Brant] reacted on the defensive, covering up significant shortfalls with a bit of smoke, mirrors, and BS. E-mail coming to you soon.
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    I can engage you in a constructive conversation.
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    holy fucnuts batman...

    I do tend to side with renegade a little bit on the way titus has communicated/acknowledged issues for their customers. I was more than slightly pissed when I (edit) had to call 30 nike shops to unsuccessfully try to find someone with a reamer for the headtube (edit) then I paid extra $$ for a slackset headset, had to pay another $40 to have the upper cup ground down on a lathe & pressed, and then ended up tossing in a smoothie mixer headset and paying again to have the cups pressed in on my V2 EG. Being left with a $75 slackset that I cannot sell and out an extra $120 or so was not fun, much less the added time on my build project. A simple statement on the purchase page that the frame "MUST" be used with the smoothie mixer would have solved ALL of the issues that I had.

    I am a long-time Titus owner and a pretty loyal customer all around so they haven't lost me yet. If it wasn't for interactions I've had with Brant while at Ragley and then again at On-One, he ended up helping to resolve my issue with the EG by sending me a free smoothie mixer, I might feel otherwise. However, it should not remain in the hands of a company's frame designer to assist customers on a forum with issues like this. I've been working for companies that live and die by their commitment to customer service and I expect CS to be handled appropriately from the highest levels of a business down to the lowest man on the totem. This is the ONLY way to keep loyal customers loyal these days. There are far too many options and everyone is competing for our business.

    nuff said, now how about that frame Titus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    I am a long-time Titus owner and a pretty loyal customer all around so they haven't lost me yet. If it wasn't for interactions I've had with Brant while at Ragley and then again at On-One, he ended up helping to resolve my issue with the EG by sending me a free smoothie mixer, I might feel otherwise. However, it should not remain in the hands of a company's frame designer to assist customers on a forum with issues like this.
    Kind of puzzled about this... I love hanging out on forums.

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    Yes, Brant. Being able to talk with you personally here on MTBR and ask questions is the main reason I bought a Ragley. Then after Titus went under and i saw that you were stepping in to help take the reigns I felt much better sticking with them. As for you taking care of the problem, I just meant that it seemed well above your pay grade. I thought you'd have more pressing items to take care of. Like designing this frame for me, LOL.

    Edit, I meant that it seemed well below your pay grade. Anyway...
    Last edited by mnigro; 12-21-2012 at 08:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    In 650b it would have to be the titties for me to buck up and spend an extra $1200 on wheels, tires and a fork
    This would be a miracle.. @ santa I want 27.5" EG : D
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    2013 miracle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Nice list. Just not too sure about the NN. My usual inner tubes were way bigger than the 2.25 that lasted 1 ride... Not sure what to do with them now

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    12x142 rear.... Simple

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    ^^ yes please

    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den View Post
    Nice list. Just not too sure about the NN. My usual inner tubes were way bigger than the 2.25 that lasted 1 ride... Not sure what to do with them now
    Hopefully the elves could re-make a version of the beefy 09's in 650b. .the current 8.5 x 2.5 shock just plain rips

    Have you tried the 2.35 Nobby Nic 650b version?.. actually 1 ride, f it then. Just remember reading that it has bigger volume than HD, have not even looked at it's tread. Only Schwalby I've tried is 26 Muddy Mary (great tire)

    Damn, forgot to put the 650 Wild gripr
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    while waiting for the foundry...

    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Hopefully the elves could re-make a version of the beefy 09's in 650b.
    ..was wondering if wide 45-47mm trials rims might be able to fit on existing EG. Just for the heck of it since I always luv the float on my Pugs but wish there was some suspension to it.

    Happy Holidays

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattyCroas View Post
    Renegade, very glad that you like your El Guapo. Also, you needn't get coal in your stockings. I appreciate your willingness to express constructive feedback about our organization and perceived product quality. I can assure you that we are doing our very best to take care of all our customers.

    Are there some specific complaints you have with our organization? If so, I would be happy to hear them. You can reach me on my personal email patrick [at] planet-x-usa [dot] com
    sent you an e-mail a week ago, haven't heard back from you, and I expect a reply please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den View Post
    ..was wondering if wide 45-47mm trials rims might be able to fit on existing EG. Just for the heck of it since I always luv the float on my Pugs but wish there was some suspension to it.

    Happy Holidays
    That's make for a heavy ass ride uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    sent you an e-mail a week ago, haven't heard back from you, and I expect a reply please.
    Please forward to me. Him at Shedfire dot com

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    Quote Originally Posted by brant View Post
    Please forward to me. Him at Shedfire dot com
    Brant, are you forwarding it to him? If not, what am I sending it to you? I think you already know what my issues with titus are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Brant, are you forwarding it to him? If not, what am I sending it to you? I think you already know what my issues with titus are.
    I'd love to see the mail. I will forward it of course but interested to read your thoughts.

    Why not post it here as an open letter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brant View Post
    I'd love to see the mail. I will forward it of course but interested to read your thoughts.

    Why not post it here as an open letter?
    Post it here? Because most of the titus fanboys don't want to hear it anymore. My inbox of hatemail is overwhelming. And you don't want me to open it up again publicly in the forum again either, I assure you. In case you have forgotten:
    Shallow counterbore for upper headset cup on an El Guapo?
    Yes, I will e-mail you Brant.
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    Such a warm and fuzzy feeling in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Post it here? Because most of the titus fanboys don't want to hear it anymore. My inbox of hatemail is overwhelming. And you don't want me to open it up again publicly in the forum again either, I assure you. In case you have forgotten:
    Shallow counterbore for upper headset cup on an El Guapo?
    Yes, I will e-mail you Brant.
    I really don't mind you airing your thoughts in public.

    Referring me back to that thread, does that mean we've done "nothing wrong" in the last six months or so?

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    Hey now, this thread was supposed about a boy's wish for Christmas.... By the way, Santa where's my frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brant View Post
    I really don't mind you airing your thoughts in public.

    Referring me back to that thread, does that mean we've done "nothing wrong" in the last six months or so?
    If you don't mind me airing my thoughts in this thread, then you have an agenda and strategy in mind. No one else here wants to hear it, so you have plans to try to manipulate it in your favor, if you can. No dice, I won't play your game. I was merely trying to respond to Patrick's request. I will talk to Patrick, or no one else, especially you. You didn't exactly treat me like a vendor should back then.
    Nothing wrong? You screwed up the BB heights of many V3 el guapo's, and you have not made right on all of those wrongs yet.
    You were not a total hit in the fat bike forum as well.
    Go on, continue this drama. The members here will groan if you do, and some or most will blame me for it, but right now, YOU are the one trying to drag it out to a fight, I have nothing to lose. You do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brant View Post
    I really don't mind you airing your thoughts in public.

    Referring me back to that thread, does that mean we've done "nothing wrong" in the last six months or so?
    Hey Brant. How about those mis-aligned cable housing guides on the top tube. They are still coming thru welded in the wrong position on the new V3's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doralswheels View Post
    Hey Brant. How about those mis-aligned cable housing guides on the top tube. They are still coming thru welded in the wrong position on the new V3's.
    They aren't wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    If you don't mind me airing my thoughts in this thread, then you have an agenda and strategy in mind. No one else here wants to hear it, so you have plans to try to manipulate it in your favor, if you can. No dice, I won't play your game. I was merely trying to respond to Patrick's request. I will talk to Patrick, or no one else, especially you. You didn't exactly treat me like a vendor should back then.
    Nothing wrong? You screwed up the BB heights of many V3 el guapo's, and you have not made right on all of those wrongs yet.
    You were not a total hit in the fat bike forum as well.
    Go on, continue this drama. The members here will groan if you do, and some or most will blame me for it, but right now, YOU are the one trying to drag it out to a fight, I have nothing to lose. You do.
    Actually, people do want to hear it. A proper vendor/customer relationship relies on constructive feedback about the products vendors make that customers purchase. As a new Titus customer building my bike as we speak, I look forward to technical and customer service issue discussions. It gives me awareness of the issues customers may have. And for Titus, this is the area for you guys to step it up and fix errors'issues that are of mftr'ing fault. That said though, it really has nothing to do with this thread (maybe start your own?). I see you started one about the shallow counterbore, so I don't quite see why you're jacking other Titus threads. Just my two cents.

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    -Updated ISCG

    -Post mount caliper tabs

    -Ditch some of the tabs under TT

    -PattyCroas email renegade
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisingrassia View Post
    Actually, people do want to hear it. A proper vendor/customer relationship relies on constructive feedback about the products vendors make that customers purchase. As a new Titus customer building my bike as we speak, I look forward to technical and customer service issue discussions. It gives me awareness of the issues customers may have. And for Titus, this is the area for you guys to step it up and fix errors'issues that are of mftr'ing fault. That said though, it really has nothing to do with this thread (maybe start your own?). I see you started one about the shallow counterbore, so I don't quite see why you're jacking other Titus threads. Just my two cents.
    It is not my intent to hijack this thread. I put in my 2 cents, regarding cleaning up quality issues and customer relationships. Is that not a noble request? Patrick asked for an e-mail, I sent it, never received a response, then Grant hijacks the thread, as I see it.

    I'm done here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brant View Post
    They aren't wrong.
    I have only been building bikes since 1987, but i have never seen a cable housing support welded in line with the rear shock upper support. It puts a bind in the rear deraiellur housing which could be corrected if the bracket was welded just 10mm more toward the center of the lower top tube. Brant. Please explain the reasoning behind your thinking.
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