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There's a guy selling a RacerX locally for what I think is a good price. Very well spec'd and impossibly clean.

Can't find any reviews one way or another on here. Anybody riding one ?

I used to ride a 26" FSR, so that is my only FS reference point. The last few years I've been riding a GF Paragon as a SS. Fun, but I need some gears and maybe a bit of cush now.

I'm 6'2" 200. Is that thing going to hold up to me ?

Any opinions welcomed.
 

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RX29 >> Like

It's a great bike. I was 210 when I got mine ... 175 now. The bike had a lot to do with the weight loss. I'm 6-1 and set my size L with 24.75" effective top tube length up as a trail bike and it is very sturdy ... even a little heavy, but you will love it. Happy trails.
 

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Not a Clyde, but love the Ride!

I have had my Racer X 29 since my Niner Jet 9 was recalled.

Ended up keeping the Titus over the new Jet 9 Niner sent out because the Titus frame was about a 1/4 pound lighter and I am a big fan of Horst Link frames.
Still happy all these years later:thumbsup:.
 

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I have a Racer-X. I am in the vicinity of 280, depending on breakfast and current bathroom schedules. I have well over 1000 miles on mine, in all different conditions. I think you'll be fine. :thumbsup:
 

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I've owned ridden raced epic'd on around 10 RX 29er's, always as a clyd - in Asylum OCD, Alum, Titanium, and Titus-branded confirguations.

They are brick-house strong, bullet proof, stiff frames.

Never even "HEARD OF" any problem with any frame, ever.


They're getting a bit more rare to find, but are pretty damn cheap. Get an Asylum OCD version if you can... I think they're a tad better.

They aren't perfect tho:
1. Rear tire clearance isn't huge
2. only has 2.75" rear wheel travel, so it's not a couch
3. Sizes are weird - becuase they "naming" of the sizes changed over time
a. originally 1 size only as an Asylum OCD
b. later new sizes introduced
c. the "names" of the sizes shifted to make room for new sizes
d. then titus started releasing them with thier own graphics and sizes

So there's lots of different frames out there with different sizes/names/etc that don't exactly make sense.

Bottomline: Buy based on ETT, nothing else.


edit: I do not endorse or have any experience with the unholy obscenities that may be carbon, or Rockstar. (tongue/cheek)
 

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Brother loves his Racer X Carbon 26" and I have been looking at either the Racer X 29 or Rockstar 29 for my next build. Hoping that Titus will bring it back into the folder for the 29ers.
We have Rockstars in stock
 

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Thanks for the great replies gents. The bike I'm looking at was purchased in Feb '09 as a frame set and built up. So - I'm assuming the frame is most likely an '09 or perhaps a leftover '08. The small amount of rear suspension is fine with me, just a little something for my old bones ;)

It's red frame / blk swing arm like the photo on the top.

Would that be the Asylum OCD version ?

the specs I have found for it are ETT: 24.75" CS: 18" ? WB: 44.42"

The specs my Paragon had: ETT: 24.5" CS17.5" WB 44.3"


So - everything is pretty darn close to what I'm used to. The only one that I'd have a question about is the chainstay measurement - Would that 1/2" longer chainstay on the Titus make much difference ? Or, is it just a function of a FS bike vs a HT ?
 

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I'm going to ride it. The bike is a 3 hr drive. Trying to get things close enough to warrant the drive, cause if I make the drive, I'm most likely coming home with it.

If it's too far off, I'll stay home. Just not sure what difference the chainstay length will make on an FS vs a HT. The wheel base, ETT are close enough.

However, the head tube angles are different 71.5 for the X and 69.6 for the Paragon
Seat tubes are 73 for the X and 72 for the Paragon. Not sure how that translates with the G2 geometry vs the Racer X.

I love the feel of the Paragon - just want to get close enough that I can dial things in with a stem and saddle position.
 

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OP - if the bike says TITUS on it, then it's not the Asylum version.
Most of those are RED. Although a few other colors were available.

Titus made the Asylum's under contract with Speedgoat, and they say Asylum on them...

At 6'2" the size you're describing 24.75" ETT sounds great for you.
 

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OP - if the bike says TITUS on it, then it's not the Asylum version.
Most of those are RED. Although a few other colors were available.

Titus made the Asylum's under contract with Speedgoat, and they say Asylum on them...
Unless someone stuck a Titus sticker on an Asylum - who'd do that though?


:lol:
 

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JuanVerde, I am 6-1 on a size Large with 24.75 ETT and it fits great. I need to get around to lowering the stem/bar a little, but I like getting all that oxygen when I'm riding around upright. I agree and reiterate ... it's bomb-proof. I used a 100mm Fox G2 geometry fork and an all-XT 3X9 build with XT wheels and tubeless Spesh GroundControl tires. I set it up for trail-riding, but I'm racing this same bike at Xterra World Championships on Maui in October,

The red RX29's are 2008 and 2009, I believe. I'm interested in learning the price and spec of the bike you are considering riding? Just as a reference ....

Does anybody know any frame geometry considerations why I couldn't convert this bike this over to 2X10 ?

Here's few more photo of mines ... in the fabulous Frederick Watershed in central Maryland, kind of dorky United Way promo, and bruised-bloody-muddy-and-happy.
 

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I'm 6'4" and 215lbs. I liked my Racer X ok, but.....





I LOVE my Pivot 429 much much much more.

 

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My old Titus RX was an exogrid/Ti frame with a blingy blingy build by ncj01.

I sold it after 3-4 yrs and it paid for the Pivot outright.
 

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Here's a link to the bike that I was looking at: Titus Racer X 29er, Large

Probably could get it for $900-$950. Even though it's a used bike, I'd have no problem paying that. Very clean bike. Dang sure couldn't find a new bike for near that.

Thanks for the info gentlemen.
 
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