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Titus TRX

So VeloNews has a 'New Products' section which just helps to expose new items coming out to us consumers. Today they posted the new Titus TRX cross bike for this year.

Steel: Good. Carbon infused tubing: Sweet. But I just don't see this as a mature cross bike yet although quite stunning visually. Sloping tubes reduce shouldering clearance while down tube routed cabling make it annoying to grab the down tube on porting....and stretch cables pulling the bike out of gear often when you remount and go. You want those cables protected from as much of the elements as possible...e.g. from hands and/or mud build up which can easily get caught when you are riding wet grassy courses. I really want to take a look at this bike in close detail and look at teh other small details like tire clearance and geometry to study how it handles.

Again, it looks stunning visually but the small details make all the difference in the frame as it relates to your performance.

Reader Comments (2)

I could not agree more. Everything you mention that is wrong with this frame is exactly what seems to be the current trend of rushing to get a cross bike to market.

May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Titus makes mind blowing stuff. I lust them to be frank. But MAN they needed just one visit with a 'crosser when they were designing this bad boy and lots would have changed methinks. Again, it is beautiful I kinda want to lick it. But I think she needs a rev or two before she's raceable.

May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

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