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    How do you like your fly team Ti

    Those that have them, how do you like your fly team ti 26r. I am looking to get one in a couple of months. I am looking to build a lighter stronger bike than my 2005 fuji outland pro. I will be trail riding and doing some light racing 20k plus (for now). I am going to buy the frame and sid fork and adding the parts I currently have, except I need a new front derailleur; will probably get an XT. Just looking for some feedback on this frame, I can't afford an american built Ti frame.

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    I like it very much. I have a 2010 model but I did not build it. I use to have a Litespeed HT
    and I like the moto better. They both ride good but the Moto looks better. I don't race so I
    can't comment on racing them.

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    Thanks for the reply. Does anyone else have experience with this bike or frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdickens48
    Thanks for the reply. Does anyone else have experience with this bike or frame?
    I had the 26" before I replaced it with the 29er; two very different bikes!

    The 26er has a very short top tube and steep head angle. It's tremendously quick steering but sketchy and endo-prone coming down hill and compared to other bikes. It's also a pretty rough ride for endurance, my limit was about an hour or so just like MBA said. I do crazy stuff like the Shenandoah Mountain 100 on my other bikes, so it's not just me.

    That being said, for a short course, smooth XC race where you don't have long downhills it would be a pretty snappy ride. Hard to complain about only having 20 lbs of bike to push up hill, even the really fast riders here couldn't get away from me on climbs.

    I don't know that I'd pick it up as a "trail" bike. But for short races, sure.

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    I am currently riding an aluminum hard tail. Would the Titanium ride any better than aluminum? As far as being a short top tube, would going for the largest size be beneficial? I am about 6ft. I currently ride a 19in 2005 fuji outland pro, the 20in fly ti is about the same size.

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    If the geometry is pretty close, then generally titanium will ride smoother than aluminum. It won't be like moving to suspension but it is a nicer ride. A lot less buzz in particular.

    You should see if you can pull the geometry for the Outland off the Internet. The Fly's can be found at http://www.motobecane.com

    I'd look at top tube and head angle in particular to see how it'll feel in comparison to your current ride. Since the Outland is a broad niche bike, I'd imagine that the Fly is going to have a steeper head angle for starters...

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