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I was going to get a Custom Ti Racer X 29’er but I changed my mind at the last minute with the input of the LBS and went with a Fireline Exogrid 29er’ Custom, I am glad that I did. The ride on the dirt roads and the trails here in south eastern Michigan couldn’t be any better with this bike. I want to thank Keith at Paint Creek Bike for working a full day during a busy time in the store to get this build and to Titus for hammering out this custom built frame. The total weight came in at 24.3 pounds. I am a Clydesdale rider and having short legs being 6’-0” a custom was the only option and if your spending that much on a bike why not go custom anyway.

Titus Fireline Exogrid 29er’ Custom
Industry Nine Wheels w/Stans Flow
Fox 2010 F29 FIT RLC Fork
Shimano XTR Crank Set
Avid Juicy 7 Brakes
Sram OX Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT Front Derailleur
XT Cassette
Sram X-9 Shifters
Easton Monkey Lite XC Bars
Ergon GX1 Grips
Chris King Headset & Spacer
Thomson Elite X4 Stem 100mm
Easton EA90 Seat Post
WTB Rocket V Saddle
Crank Bros. Split QR Skewers
Crank Bros. Eggbeater Ti Pedals
Schwalbe Racing Ralphs.
King Cage Ti Bottle Holders
Salsa Leather Chainstay Protector
 

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Beautiful bike!

Lots of riders your size seem to have trouble deciding between M and L bikes - good call going custom. Is it more or less a medium with a longer top tube or did you change some angles and spec heavier tubes where you could? I'm curious about the custom process.
 

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Blofeld said:
Beautiful bike!

Lots of riders your size seem to have trouble deciding between M and L bikes - good call going custom. Is it more or less a medium with a longer top tube or did you change some angles and spec heavier tubes where you could? I'm curious about the custom process.
My old Giant was a Medium and this is somewhere between a M & L. I was very anxious to get the drawings to see what the difference was compared to other bikes including mine, well it was pretty far off. I couldn't find anything that comes close to the custom geometry that TITUS came up with for me. here is a small sample of the measurements. When i have some time i will scan my drawings and post it. Keith at PAint Creek Bike did change the stand over and the fork angle, I only know enough about bikes to be dangerous that is why i left this up to PCB & TITUS.

Standover - 31.5"
Top Tube - 24.5"
Fork Angle - 72 degrees
Seat tube - 17.84"
 

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veloreality said:
red cable housing would seal the deal.
front qr is on backwards too
I had gave the red housing a thought and this winter i will do that.

thanks for the QR note also.
 

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looks sweet.:thumbsup:
does the lockout lever on the fork touch the down tube at all? I just put a stock M together and have had to put a 5mm step up crown race on to get clearance.
 

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Been there

Hope that the shop put a 5mm King crown race on there. Unless the 2010 Fox has changed, the lockout lever will hit the downtube without it. Or if Titus did a custom headtube size.

Good looking bike. Get a high quality lock and a rider on your insurance policy (now that all the forum folks know what it looks like and where you live).

Larceny is up these days, and your bike is worth more than most people's cars.
 

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veloreality said:
red cable housing would seal the deal.
front qr is on backwards too
There is NO backwards for the front skewer. Some people put the lever on the opposite of the disc because the disk could burn you when hot if you are not paying attention when renoving the wheel. In fact this was tip in MBA a few mothes back.
 
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