Titus 1999 Racer X AL Ti Full Suspension Bike

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $3750.00


Product Description

1999 Titus Racer X Ti, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, White Brothers SC90DS, 3.5" travel fork


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Louisville

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2003

Strengths:    Wonderful bike. Meant for racing/high speed riding, NOT for hucking and jumping. Climbs incredibly well, always in a straight line. Responsive, well handling bike. Light frame, my entire bike weighs 24 lbs. Craftsmanship is outstanding, and the people at Titus bend over backward to help me out with problems and questions. Recently got a good deal on a 2003 Float R through them. Well worth the $, I think this bike will keep me happy for a long time.

Weaknesses:    Bottom bracket height is lower than my FSR. I hit many more logs on the trails here in Kentucky. Probably not a problem out west.

Bottom Line:   
Buy one if you can!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   2000 Specialized FSR, 1991 Specialized S-Works M2

Bike Setup:   Titus Racer-X titanium frame, size 19”. 2003 Fox Float R rear shock. 2003 Rock Shock Raw SID Race fork. 2003 Shimano XTR group with front and rear derailleurs, cranks, bottom bracket, cassette, v-brakes, brake lever-shifter combo, chain. U.S.E. Alien carbon seat post. Specialized 148g saddle. Chris King headset, gold. Titus titanium stem, Easton CT2 carbon straight bars. 2003 Mavic Crossmax SL wheels. (Specialized Rockster 1.9 tubeless or Continental Explorer Pro Tubeless tires.) Crank Brothers Twin Ti egg beater pedals. Good n Evil grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Diab Rabie a Cross Country Rider from Charlotte, NC USA

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2000

Strengths:    Stiff, Nimble, climbs incredible, looks, welds, titanium,huge pivot, light.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. It is built like a brick s%*t house and light too. Never seen craftsmanship like this. Mine is custom. Bigger down tube,taller head tube. Cross between large and medium. I got long legs short torso. Titus built it perfect for me. This is the most nimble, best climbing, riding bike I have ever seen.Mine has optional large dia. down tube and marrzokki atom 80 which adds weight, and mine still is onlyh 25.75 lbs.I could easily get ti to 24lbs but not givib up my atom 80.Best xc bike money can buy period!!
The last word!! Buy this bike if you got the bucks.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Hammerhead bikes

Similar Products Used:   specialized fsr' sugar 1 demoed

Bike Setup:   z2 atom 80,xtr bontrager rims, sram 9.0, xt cranks,avid mag brakes and shifters, monkeylite riser, thompson post,serfas pro seat, Time carbon titan ped, Icon graphite stem,mythos xc tires.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Andy Newsom a Cross-Country Rider from Crested Butte

Date Reviewed: November 4, 1999

Strengths:    
Climbing! There is literally not another bicycle you can buy that will climb like this one.


Weaknesses:    
All my friends harbor feelings of jealousy and resentment


Bottom Line:   
There simply isn't another bike on the market that's set up so perfectly for cross-country hammering, and climbing. Light, elegant, perfectly crafted, and beautifully finished. If the little details are important to you, or if you want to climb up sketchier stuff than ever before, or if you just want the only well designed titanium FS bike there is, get one of these. The guys at Titus will make sure you choose the perfect size, and make it to order. After getting used to the way it springs forward at the slightest pedal pressure, your old bike will feel like it's slogging through mud. The new ones have cartridge bearings at the main pivot, a slight improvement over last year, plus there is some nice new machining on the side of the shock mount. It's worth noting that the fox shock is a great choice, it works soooo good. The cable routing is also particularly well thought out. Bottom line...it will out perform your hardtail!

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Favorite Trail:   
Doctor's Park

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
GT XCR 1000, Santa Cruz Heckler, Moots YBB, Rocky Mountain Element TO,


Bike Setup:   
King headset and hubs, Moots stem and post, White Brothers UL72, every other cool tidbit I could find.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Charles Coker a Cross-Country Rider from austin, tx

Date Reviewed: August 25, 1999

Strengths:    
kicks ass


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
read my other reviews on the bike
I really posted here to comment on the review that mentioned the rear der. hits the horst link.
I have never seen that, just a suggestion, try screwing in your B tension screw

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Favorite Trail:   
City Park

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
everything


Bike Setup:   
xtr, race face cranks, bontrager race lite wheels/seatpost,stem,bar,seat, king headset, ul92

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Rick a Cross-Country Rider from Breckenridge, CO

Date Reviewed: May 17, 1999

Strengths:    
The frame is awesome. I've only ridden it 100 miles, but 70 were on some of my favorite trails in Moab. The stock Fox Vanilla R is easy to tune to your style(s) of riding, the frame rides and looks awesome. Beefy, yet light and, hey, its ti. I'm impressed with the frame.


Weaknesses:    
Cable routing makes it difficult to get a solid grip on frame for hike a bike.


Bottom Line:   
A light, ti, 3 1/2 front and rear travelin', racin' xc all dayin' sweet rig. If my opinion changes or I have more to add, I'll post more, or you can email me if you want.

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Favorite Trail:   
N/A

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Santa Cruz SL Specialized FSR XC M4,
Turner Burner,
Rocky Mt. Element TO


Bike Setup:   
Small Racer X Ti frame,
SID SC long travel (you need at least 80mm with this frame, 85-90 better) 517/Chris King wheels, Chris King headset, Race Face Crank, ESP 9.0SL grips and rear der. XTR V brakes, Ritchey Stem, Chris King hubs, WTB saddle, Thomson post, Ritchey Logic pedals, Salsa Flip offs, Race Face BB with ti spindles, Race Face Riser Bar. This bike came in at 23.5 lbs.

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