Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA or St Paul, MN
Bikes: Titus Racer-X AL/Trek 520(RIP)/Trek 930
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The racer-x is the best full suspention bike I have ever ridden.
Its very light, and a great climber, I have a lockout but wish I hadn't spent the extra to get it. They're also very strong (I've over 250 and have broken many frames). Titus's welds are amazing because they're used to welding TI which is unforgiving. You don't quite realize how light it is until it arrives frame only. When it arroved at my shop (I worked there at the time), even the road geeks were impressed by its weight.
I have a racer-X AL in easton and my dad has an older model using Alcoa AL. The easton is lighter, but the Alcoa is even stronger. My dads bike was a retal in Moab for 2 years before he bought it. Mine was bought new 5 years ago. They're virtually no maintence.
They're very cool and have the bonus of being rather rare, so they get a second look.
If you don't like your leg turning black everytime you ride, get a painted one though.
The new ones have taht link taht should make it stiffer, but i've never had any issues with flex and I stress my bike more than most.
Also, one of the only FS bikes I would consider getting used.
There is one weakness, Titus doesn't have a lifetime warranty, though i've never needed it and don't think i ever will. Titus told me they'd replace anything i broke at thier cost, even if it was my fault, which is very cool. they're also a great company to work with.