Titus Fireline Ti 29 Evo..
Ornitorincus – size wise the 20″ Fireline has an Effective Top Tube of 24.5 inches, and the Inbred 29er 19.5″ has an ETT of 24.4 inches, so almost identical, so not too long for you. I’m a pretty standard shaped 5’11” and went for an 18″ Fireline.
Vondally – just weighed my 18″ frame. Kitchen scales say 1650g, Bathroom scales 1.5kg. The max 2.25 rear tyre is due to clearance at the back end. See the pictures above to see how close the rear tyre comes to the seat tube. the bike is intentionally designed with short chainstays, and this is a product of that. If run 1×10, then a larger tyre will probably fit.Posted 4 years ago
thanks Dan 😉
i have 3 other bikes and i have measured all the positions
seat to middle of bars
seat to pedal
fork height off of floor
saddle height off the floor
all measurements are more or less the same
it just “feels” bigPosted 4 years ago
it weighs the same as my ibis mojo so isnt unduly heavy, the bottom bracket is similar to the mojo.
i cant put my finger on why, it just feels big,
My Fireline frame is sitting in the Dining room taunting me!! I had been contemplating one for a while, but the 15% off frame sale was too good to miss!!
I’m yet to decide whether to sell another bike to fund the build (its my first 29er) or to engage in some long term money laundering from the Joint Account. 😯Posted 4 years ago
Well my 3rd frame finally arrived the other day. The latest iteration seems a bit neater; Rear post mount is simpler and inline. ISCG is also straight, which the first 2 were not. Seatpost tolerances are better too, but the butt weld issue remains (solved by having more than ~110mm post insertion). As a friend said to me last night though, it wouldn’t be an On-One (I know its a Titus…) without a few quirks.
Having been off the bike for 11 weeks it was good fun to be back riding it last night. It really is a fun yet fast bike. You can’t be having a bad day because it won’t let you fart about at the back of a group.Posted 4 years agoAndroidMember
Here is mine, built it up with Alfine 8 (for winter)
I used X-Fusion Slide forks which I got from Eighteen Cycles and seem very good for £300
Before anyone says anything, its a half link chain and the tensioner should be here today.
Goes like a rocket on most stuff but is a bit compromised on steep up and dawn (but not as much as an S/S)
Only ridden it twice but have a few new Strava PR’s already.Posted 4 years ago
The bits for my build are coming together nicely!!! The plan is no decals with white forks.
As for bars, I’ve seen a lot of people talking about using flat bars on these to keep the front down. This is my 1st 29er – is this more of an issue on. 29er than a 26?
Also, does a raw Ti frame need heli taping?Posted 4 years agoAndroidMember
I went for Exotic Carbon Risers and they are still packed up with about 20mm of spacers, and 50mm stem. (I have a dodgy back and neck so wanted to be more upright) I went up a couple of the steepest climbs around me last night and didn’t have any problems falling off the back.
I have also gone for no decals, no real rubbing problems, but I might put some Velcro round the brake pipes just for a bit of added protection.
I give the frame a regular rub down with Johnsons Baby oil, which I was recommended to do by a friend who has had Titanium frames for ages, it has the benefit that the mud knocks off really easily. I havent washed it yet, just give it a rub with a rag and it comes up loveley 😀Posted 4 years ago
re the Fireline, there’s something of a contradiction on the product page:
“Huge tyre clearance is assured…”
“Please note: We recommend using a maximum of 2.25″ width tyres.”
Is anyone running bigger rear tyre, such as a 2.35 Hans Dampf or 2.30 Specialized Butcher control?
& if anyone is down Surrey Hills way and is OK to let me have a go on a medium (you can try my Yelli!), I’d appreciate that.Posted 4 years agoGee76Member
I ran a Purg ok if that helps.
Good point tho as I’m looking to go with 35mm wide rims and as far as I understand it they tend to jsut make the tire plumper (rather than taller!). So will take the risk I think.
I think there is a bit of plump room so to speak but not much room for a taller tyre as it’ll buzz the seat tube. i.e. the stays are fairly wide and the plate bridge behind the cranks side helps a little too here.
If you check through the thread back a bit (I know it’s a bit big!)there’s some pics of the tyre clearance with popular tyres.Posted 4 years agonopanicMember
I am a rider for Denmark, looking for a cool AM bike, so i am following this tread clously.
But got some questions before i hit buy.
Hope some of you guys can help me.
Any of you owners have any problems with the seattube is to big, so thet the seatpost slips ?
Is the enough clearance between the backtyre and the front mach when it is real muddy ?Posted 4 years ago
absolutely no problems with seat slippage on mine
tyre clearance depends on which tyres you use
not much clearance at all on my 2.4 minions, but im happy with the clearance on the 2.35 hans dampf, and plenty of clearannce on the 2.25 smorgasbord
but earlier in the thread there was a link to a mod for the front derailleur which helped, but looked a bit naff imho
LesterPosted 4 years agoChainlineSubscriber
I like the Fireline and wanted something like it, the lack of clearance with a big tyre (mud not actual rub) is of concern but also Brant has stressed 120mm MAX for the fork. I also wanted a 142×12 bolt thru axle.Posted 4 years ago
On. Separate note, we can be a bit blasé about putting bigger forks on stuff but the engineers do the calculations for a reason and its not geometry alone.
Witness Mike Sinyards point about a fake Spesh taking out all of someone’s teeth and making a mess of their face when the headtube strapped off at speed. The consequences can be unpleasant. Just saying.
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