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Old 12-16-08, 11:34 PM   #1
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Need help deciding, Trek Fuel EX 9.9 or Titus X Carbon

Hey about to buy my first bike for cross country and need some feedback. I am 200lbs and an ex professional motocrosser and like to ride hard so need something that can take a good beating.

Looking at the Trek Fuel EX 9.9
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Titus Carbon X with XT Kit

Does anyone have one of these they can give feedback on? I would go in and demo them but I am in Brazil for a few months and they don't sell the Titus here, but if i pick the titus ill just get it shipped.

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Old 12-16-08, 11:59 PM   #2
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ok this is getting too difficult , Yeti 575 is looking pretty dam nice.

http://www.yeticycles.com/#/ourrides/575/BLACK/
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Old 12-17-08, 12:09 AM   #3
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Have you ridden any of them?
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Old 12-17-08, 12:36 PM   #5
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No i am in South America for a few months and they do not have the Titus here so I can't compare. I was talking with Bob from bobsbikes.com and he mentioned that the Titus is for XC racing so Im going to cross that one out. So now I am looking at the Yeti 575 and the Trek fuel ex 9.9, They have the fuel ex 9.9 here but they dont let you test them here! I will have a look at the Ibis also, any recommendations or help is appreciated, I do not mind spending up to 6k on a good bike.
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The 575 is on my short list of next bikes, The trek never made it in the top 100 for me.
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The plushness level on the carbon EX bikes is fairly low for a 5" travel bike. go for the 575, you won't regret it at all.
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i have an opinion

i wouldn't let your current location play a part in your decision. that would kind of suck. you're only there a little while longer.

was a major goal to do riding in SA? if not wait until you have other options.

have you considered looking into the DW-linked bikes? i hear they are good. turner, ibis, and pivot cycles all have this link. i believe iron horse?? maybe a couple others....but turner, ibis, and pivot are probably the big names i guess.

how about ventana?


good luck

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Hey guys thanks, I have made my decision I am going for the Yedi 575 Carbon with XTR. Thanks for the feedback. Kris
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