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Anyone out there who can make a comparison of the two. Of course the Burner can be had at a lower cost right now and I've seen the differences in geometry of the two. I'm also aware both are Horst's. I'm most interested in how each handles in terms of rear end stiffness and how each would compare as a xc racer for a 180# aggressive rider.

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Both are excellent frames of course. The Burner is probably a tad more on the neutral side on handling and the RX-100 might be a wee bit quicker. RX is a bit lighter too. Depends on your tastes as these are very compareable frames though. Personally, I like the lower leverage ratio on the RX and the fact that it's manufactured by Titus themselves but I'm slightly biased. This is all nit picking but that's what we do around here. Sizing is a bit different so I think that should influence your decision MUCH more than anything else.

Other random thoughts...You also can't ignore the Burner is a killer deal right now. Burners are ready to ship but it might be as high as a 2-3 month wait on the RX depending on what's in stock, what size color you order and where they are in the production cycle. Just to throw another wrench in the works, rumor has it Turner is supposed to have a new replacement frame out this fall. 4" and lighter than the Burner.
 

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Miker J said:
Anyone out there who can make a comparison of the two. Of course the Burner can be had at a lower cost right now and I've seen the differences in geometry of the two. I'm also aware both are Horst's. I'm most interested in how each handles in terms of rear end stiffness and how each would compare as a xc racer for a 180# aggressive rider.

Mike
I'd go with intended purpose when choosing between two frames such as this. Turner for more epic/trail riding. Titus RX for more racing type riding. They don't call it a Racer X for nothin'. You should have no availability issues with a RX, unless you go custom, or want a RX100, which isn't advisable if you want a race bike.
 

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Miker J said:
Anyone out there who can make a comparison of the two. Of course the Burner can be had at a lower cost right now and I've seen the differences in geometry of the two. I'm also aware both are Horst's. I'm most interested in how each handles in terms of rear end stiffness and how each would compare as a xc racer for a 180# aggressive rider.

Mike
They're both great bikes, but I'd give the nod to the Burner.....especially if you will use it for both trail riding and racing. The Burner allows the use of an air shcok or coil-over. That will allow you to set up the bike for trail iding or racing. I believe that the RX is air only.

You also can't ignore the price of the Burner right now.
 

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I'd go with intended purpose when choosing between two frames such as this. Turner for more epic/trail riding. Titus RX for more racing type riding. They don't call it a Racer X for nothin'. You should have no availability issues with a RX, unless you go custom, or want a RX100, which isn't advisable if you want a race bike.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a RX-100 for a race bike. It has standard XC 71/73 geometry. I seriously doubt a 4" fork is going to slow anyone down especially with a platform race fork like a Skareb.
 
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