Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
Don't know about the titanium bike, but as far as spending the $$$ goes. If you've got it, buy what you want, and buy as high as you want. If you can afford it, buying a better bike comes in real handy when you decide you really like mountain biking and start taking on more agressive rides.
From my own experience, I started out on rails to trails, liked it so I tried an "easy" mountain trail. Liked it, now I'm riding an intermediate level bike that I should have bought in the first place.
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