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    Titus Moto Lite II vs Cannondale Rush 2000

    After smashing the frame on my Santa Cruz Blur, I am in search of a new FS bike. For a variety of reasons, my options are largely narrowed to a chooice between a 2007 Titus Moto Lite 2, discounted about $1500 off MSRP, and a very gently used 2006 Cannondale Rush 2000, whiich is a few hundred cheaper than the Titus. In my limited test rides I can't feel any difference. Any suggestions as to which one to go with and why?
    I'm in my mid 40's and fit, but not an extreme rider.
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    Both are quality bikes that should last. I personally like both but haven't ridden either extensively. I guess what I'm saying is if you don't notice the difference, choose based on color and price (or what ever additional criteria choose)...
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    I like Titus more! My friend cracked two Cannondale in 5 years.

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    Whoa. I didn't know there was a such thing as a Santa Clara Blur.

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    Both are very nice bikes.
    Cannondale has experienced quality-control issues in the past and seem to have resolved them. I have a Titus MotoLite II in my bicycle stable and so far, so good with no notable deficiencies.

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    Thanks

    thanks for taking the time to reply to my post. I think I'm leaning toward the Titus
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    Thanks for taking the time and effort to reply. Most people seemed to like the Titus and I think tha's what I'll get
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    thanks for taking the time and making the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    Whoa. I didn't know there was a such thing as a Santa Clara Blur.
    You posted here.......why?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    Whoa. I didn't know there was a such thing as a Santa Clara Blur.
    Are you on crack? The original post clearly said Santa Cruz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Are you on crack? The original post clearly said Santa Cruz.
    Nice one

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    off topic, but it seems, based on the reports of a few members around here. That Santa Cruz frame break easily?

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    BenLi, the good news is that the vast majority of people won't break any top-tier frames under normal mountainbike riding conditions.

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    true, but if machines that are marketed for Freeride or Downhill start breaking under the abuse it was marketed (and assumed to be designed) for, then I would be concerned about whether the lack of durability would trickle down into the less aggressive AM or XC trail bikes.

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    Good point. The only hedge against that is to avoid frames that have generated somewhat of a reputation such as Santa Cruz and Ellsworth. At the same time, if you have your heart set on them, they probably wouldn't be problematic. Your post makes absolute good sense.


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