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    Speaking of bikes, I just bought a titus today

    Picked up a blue anodized racer-x 100 from a bike shop in jackson hole today, I will get it on thursday as my friend is delivering it then.

    I am excited, finally I will have light and fast bike again!

    Here is a pic, this is not mine but you get the idea.
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    nice bike...

    good buy on your part Chris and welcome to the Titus family. Those guys and girl down in Tempe are great, I went to visit their little "industrial garage" a few years ago and they sure have a great operation going on there. Demoed a Switchblade when I was down there and bought one a few months later.
    I just got my Switchblade, that I was talking to you about this summer, back from Bob's and it sure is a GREAT ride now, haven't ridden it much yet, but it drops well and handles like a dream. Still on for the dreamride series in November in the Owyhees?

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    nice bike smiley !! Did you get the RX100 w/ a 5th element air ?

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    Too Nice

    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    Picked up a blue anodized racer-x 100 from a bike shop in jackson hole today, I will get it on thursday as my friend is delivering it then.

    I am excited, finally I will have light and fast bike again!

    Here is a pic, this is not mine but you get the idea.
    Nice bike, you'll love it for sure.
    It's good you can afford stuff like that.
    But $4000 when you already have a light Jamis Dakar you custom spec'd and built for yourself?

    My first impression when I asked you about it was that you didn't like it for some reason (The Jamis)
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    the jamis was too small

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrdr98
    Nice bike, you'll love it for sure.
    It's good you can afford stuff like that.
    But $4000 when you already have a light Jamis Dakar you custom spec'd and built for yourself?

    My first impression when I asked you about it was that you didn't like it for some reason (The Jamis)
    The jamis was too small for me so I was just not happy, what else do you spend money on

    I only bought the frame and pulled all the other parts off the jamis plus I will put a carbon handle bar and chris king headset on the titus. It is a 100 model so I think it will be a great epic bike. I am shotting for 25lbs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    The jamis was too small for me so I was just not happy, what else do you spend money on

    I only bought the frame and pulled all the other parts off the jamis plus I will put a carbon handle bar and chris king headset on the titus. It is a 100 model so I think it will be a great epic bike. I am shotting for 25lbs!
    By chance does that shop have one more in stock??

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    nope

    Quote Originally Posted by danK
    By chance does that shop have one more in stock??
    I got the only one left.

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    Isn't that cheating?

    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    The jamis was too small for me so I was just not happy, what else do you spend money on

    I only bought the frame and pulled all the other parts off the jamis plus I will put a carbon handle bar and chris king headset on the titus. It is a 100 model so I think it will be a great epic bike. I am shotting for 25lbs!
    A light XC racing bike with a plush ride for epics? Isn't that like cheating?
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    close but no cigar on assembling the titus

    The blue chris king headset came in on friday and I got the skareb platnium put on, but messed up on the bottom bracket size and seatpost size Plus the shop ran out of carbon riser bars too.

    So now I am waiting for my carbon riser, blue wiperman chain, blue grips, seatpost shim, and the right size bottom bracket. So hopefully I will be riding by the weekend!

    Brain Grieger did get his pimped out pink titus toegther so I at least got to see the final product!

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    Congrats on the 100RX.....

    Need to head out to Brian's to check out "big pink"....

    I've owned a 98 RX and now own a Hammerhead (Charles Coker's version of the 100RX). I think Pete at IMT would tell you the Manitou fork you picked is a little flexy for a normal sized rider (he's using one now and doesn't like it). I run a Fox Float 100RLC on my Hammerhead and ran an Atom 80 on my old RX. A stiff frame like the Titus deserves a stiff fork up front.......just my 2 cents.

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    intresting I find the manitous stiff

    Quote Originally Posted by Markv
    Need to head out to Brian's to check out "big pink"....

    I've owned a 98 RX and now own a Hammerhead (Charles Coker's version of the 100RX). I think Pete at IMT would tell you the Manitou fork you picked is a little flexy for a normal sized rider (he's using one now and doesn't like it). I run a Fox Float 100RLC on my Hammerhead and ran an Atom 80 on my old RX. A stiff frame like the Titus deserves a stiff fork up front.......just my 2 cents.
    I have two manitou forks the skareb and minute and have found both to be good forks, although definatly not as plush as a fox fork. I find both forks very stiff, but maybe that is the fact I only weight 165lbs. And I grew up riding flexy trek forks, judy, and sids in the early days of forks when you were just use to a wet noodle in the front.

    My main riding buddy had to have his fox fork rebuilt twice over the season, while I have yet to have my fork rebuilt. So I think I will stick with manitou forks for now.
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