Titus X Carbon XC Full Suspension

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $1199.00


Product Description

The X Carbon is Titus’ short-travel out-and-out cross country weapon, completely re-engineered with full-carbon construction and designed for speed. Weighing only 2270g complete with 105mm travel and with an aggressive 71 degree head angle the X makes no apologies for it’s podium-topping intentions.

  • Light Rail System featuring asymmetrical
  • Hydro-formed chainstays
  • One-piece carbon fiber seatstay
  • 105mm of rear wheel travel
  • Four oversized, sealed main pivot bearings


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bokesy a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2012

Strengths:    Very stiff. Surprisingly stiff rear triangle as well. as a result corners on rails. Little noticeable pedal bob on climbs. Bombproof carbon build, not so lightweight that you worry about the thing folding up underneath you. Beautiful finish.

Weaknesses:    Front can wander on really steep climbs


Bottom Line:   
Super stiff carbon rocketship. Climbs well with little noticeable pedal bob. With the steep head angle I was worried that it would be a little skittish on the descents, but the bike is way more capable than me, it just encourages you to go faster. Geometry means that the front end is planted when on the level and going downhill. The tendency to wander on steep climbs was dialled out by using a longer stem and a zero offset seatpost. I have this built as an enduro all day trail bike and so far it has exceeded my expectations.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere on the Isle of Man

Duration Product Used:   One month

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   On One

Similar Products Used:   Yeti ASR SL.

Bike Setup:   Enduro, all day XC trails

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by kg6fnk a Cross Country Rider from Austin,TX, USA

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2011

Strengths:    Wonderful handling. Light weight. Responsive ride.

Weaknesses:    Carbon might not ideal for rocky trails where it could be damaged by impacts.

Bottom Line:   
I love the bike. It has no bad handling characteristics and is quick and responsive.

However, after about 4 months I've broken the chain stay and it might be difficult to get a replacement piece from On-One the new owners of Titus. It was a new design before Titus went under, I wonder if they had enough time to perfect it. Titus's specialty was Ti, I don't know if Carbon was their forte'.

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Favorite Trail:   Green Belt

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Similar Products Used:   Titus Racer X

Bike Setup:   Shimano XT, Magura Marta SL, Mavic Crossmax SLR.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by whippsb a Cross Country Rider from Birmingham, Alabama

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2010

Strengths:    Light, Responsive, Looks

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
This bike is amazing so far. So fast and responsive on the trail. This was my first full-suspension and I was expecting to lose some efficiency and rigidity but this bike was a major step up in both areas.

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Favorite Trail:   Racoon Mtn. or Tsali

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   Stock mountain kit 1 w/ Crank Brother Acid pedals, Bontrager inForm saddle, and ODI Rouge grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by givemecinco a Racer from Boulder Colorado

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2010

Strengths:    lightweight frame, efficient suspension that is easily tuned for ay trail.(fow RP23 and Fox32 FIT). n suspension creaks or noises after weeks of riding without tuning.

Weaknesses:    bottle cage area is tight, buta sideload cage from specialized solved it.

Bottom Line:   
It was expensive but worth every penny. It's exceeded all my race expectations, especially coming from 2 s works bikes!

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Favorite Trail:   Hartman Rocks area

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Purchased At:   BCS

Similar Products Used:   2009 Specialized Epic S works. 2008 Specialized S works HT.

Bike Setup:   Full SRAM XX, FOX32Fit forx, Stans Podium MMX wheelset, Noir carbon bars, thomson post and stem, phenom saddle, schwalbe tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bakerize a Racer from Boulder, Colorado

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2010

Strengths:    lightweight, tight geometry for responsive handling, internal cable routing for minimizing cable replacement and tunes. suspension tuning is easy with FOX RP23 rear shox and a FOX 32FIT fork.

Weaknesses:    Bottle cage area is tight, but solved with side load cage from Specialized for $20.

Bottom Line:   
Expensive, but the best stuff always is... Carbon X is fast and efficient. handles and performs better than any previous bike I have ridden.

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Favorite Trail:   Hartman Rocks -Gunnison

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Purchased At:   Boulder Cycle Sport

Similar Products Used:   2009 Carbon Epic s-works and 2008 Carbon S works HT.

Bike Setup:   Full SRAM XX kit, Fox FIT 32, Stans Podium MMX wheels, truvativ bars, FSA stem, thomson elite post. Specialed phenom saddle, Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.1's.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Racer from Barrie, On

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2010

Strengths:    Clean slate design from the ground up for the 2010 model. Stiffer front and rear triangles, lighter than previous models. The internal cable routing prevents the annoying cable rubbing issues. The excellent finish on the carbon is pure eye candy. No squeaks or rattles, dead quiet. The bike is fast everywhere. Support from the manufacture and dealer is second to none.

Weaknesses:    Water bottle location is tight, very tight. If you are racing this bike and you should be look at a side entry bottle cage or a drinking system.

Bottom Line:   
With years of experience tearing up parts this is the only package I have found that stands up to the rigors of racing at 230 lbs. The X carbon takes the character traits of the previous gen Racer X like quick acceleration, sharp steering and goat like climbing ability and improves them. The increased frame stiffness allows for pinpoint accuracy during cornering. This frame has a "riding a road bike on pebbled asphalt" feel to it at low speed providing excellent rider feed back. This is a truly refined pure-bread racing machine. If you want a bike that deliver the goods during max efforts or you just like knowing you are riding one of the finest bikes the industry has to offer put this one on the shopping list. 5 Flamin Chilis on value because it flat out WORKS.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Bike Zone, Barrie

Similar Products Used:   Racer X Carbon, Blur

Bike Setup:   SRAM XX brakes, SRAM XO shifters, SRAM XO rear derailleur, Shimano XTR front derailleur, Thomson Masterpiece, Crank Brothers eggbeater, Eason EC 70 flat bar, Stan’s hoops on DT Swiss 240 hubs, Schwalby Racing Ralph, SLR saddle, XT crank

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by geer-head a Cross Country Rider from Boulder, Colorado, USA

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2010

Strengths:    This is the 2010 X Carbon. The frame has been redesigned & both the front & rear ends are stiffer. The rear is noticible quicker & has more lateral support compared with the older X Carbons. The carbon frame has a very smooth, yet stiff feel. The bike is perfectly balanced & dives into corners very quickly. The cable routing is internal - a nice touch that diminished rub & quites the cable noise as well as looking cool. There was no difficulty in setting up the internal cables. The newer design is gorgeous!

Weaknesses:    The only weakness is the limited room for a water bottle. This is because the new front end has an X design & leaves little room for a cage. The Specialized Z cage does work well here - a side entry cage.

Bottom Line:   
You cannot help but love this bike! It is fast, smooth, quick & beautiful. Yes, it is pricey as built but worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   Picture Rock

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Boulder Cycle Sport

Similar Products Used:   Racer X

Bike Setup:   Rotor 2x9 crankset, Rotor ceramic BB, SRAM XO shifters, SRAM XO rear derailleur, Shimano XTR front derailleur, Avid Elir CR brakes, FSA flat carbon bars, Ritchey WCS post, Crankbrothers Cobalt wheelset, Crankbrothers pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alistair a Racer from Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight, stiffness of front triangle, superlative suspension

Weaknesses:    cable routing is a bit strange under compression, integrated headtube design means I can't run my favourite Chris King headset.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is amazing. The front end is super stiff, it just goes where you point it. Handling is quick and intuitive. Genuine FSR suspension is brilliant, just remember to go over the bolts before you ride it the first time. Having never owned a Racer X I can't comment on whether you should replace it but coming from a 3 year old Turner Flux with Rebas/XTR I'm really impressed. It is a different and much faster bike altogether. I give it 5 & 5 as so far it has done everything I expected and I expected alot!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Incline Sports

Similar Products Used:   Turner Flux TNT, Santa Cruz Blur, Santa Cruz Superlight

Bike Setup:   Medium frame, Fox F100RLC, XTR brakes, shifters, F&R mech, cranks & wheels, Thomson 110mm stem, FSA K-force carbiin flatbar, Easton EC90 seatpost, Selle Italia SLR saddle

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