was our first Titus Moto Lite we got in. I was at the 04 Interbike
show when I saw this new bike and called Dave from the show. I calmly
told him "I found your new bike". Dave had been on a Santa
Cruz Blur for about a year and I took care of the warranty for him
when the frame broke. At that time he confided in me that he wasn't
too happy with it's performance or feel. He had hoped the Blur would
be a good XC and suspension bike....But always felt like he was riding
on the bike not with the bike. I looked at the geometry of the 2 bikes
and found that the Moto Lite would be a better fit for what he is
looking for. Having the option of 4 or 5 inches of rear travel and
able to take up to a 6 inch travel fork would allow him more freedom,
more standover clearance, and better handling...And as I predicted
Dave never used the Blur again, and he ended up selling the Blur after
only a few months of Titus riding.
Again I did some more measuring and started cleaning and swapping some of the parts from the Blur to the new Motolite frame. We decided to keep the new Reba fork on the Titus and then after more research he was glad he did. We'll be setting the fork up as 115mm travel for the summer. The bike as is with many of the same parts off the Blur is about 1.5 lbs lighter too. The Newest parts included a slightly more aggressive UST tire (IRC Mythos from Hutchinsons Pythons), the new SRAM Front Der., new Reba SL fork, Cables, Chain, and a new Chris King Headset. He now has the bike at home...so I am waiting for an updated picture that shows the completed bike with chain and cables cut.
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