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Old 08-11-07, 12:05 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-11-07, 05:05 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-16-07, 03:58 PM   #7
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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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Whoa. I didn't know there was a such thing as a Santa Clara Blur.
You posted here.......why?
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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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Are you on crack? The original post clearly said Santa Cruz.
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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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