- Thinking about a Titus fireline is this a bad idea?
I built one up as a mud plugger a year last December so I didn’t wear my EX8 out in the winter. Result, I have saved the EX 8 from any wear, I haven’t ridden it since. I keep nearly getting it out, then I just hop on the Titus.
I built mine up with an Alfine 8, but now run an 11, it can be a bit hoppy occasionally but has more range, would ideally put a Rohloff on it but need to save up (or sell the Trek I guess).
I run mine in stealth mode – no decals.Posted 4 years agofroodMember
Great bike, go for it! I’ve run mine with an x-fusion slide, a 100mm reba rl and a rigid fork. It’s superb with the xfusion, it shows up all the (many) flaws of the reba and it’s superb as a winter bike with the rigid.
It’s got enough flex to be comfortable, and it’s a VERY capable descender. If I was buying it again I’d probably size up to a large (I sit between sizes) and stick a 35 mm stem on, but I love it as it is with the 70mm stem and dropper
Posted 4 years agoneil853Member
I got one as a punt, bought the frame second hand and built from bits I already had, I’d never really ridden a 29er in anger before I built it.
It absolutely blew me away. It has great geometry, is a great weight and handles everything I throw at it which has included rocky lakes trips to bimbles along cycle paths between pubs. I think its absolutely brilliant, but then again I own one and I’m obviously biased. I have a couple of other bikes which I ride rarely now. Since I built it I’ve put some nicer bits on which included some nice carbon rims, these in particular were a good upgrade and feel much quicker/stiffer than the alu American Classics they replaced.
Drop me an email of you want more detail/picsPosted 4 years agofroodMember
I’m on the 18″. If you’re around the Edinburgh/peebles area you’re welcome to try it for size. I tried it with a short stem initially, but it didn’t work for me, but the 20″ codeine, which is a very similar sizing prospect, is perfect with the 35mm stem for me.Posted 4 years ago
I’m 5’11 but have rather longer arms at 6’2 spread.
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