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Jan. 13, 2021, 4:35 p.m. -  KWerby

I built up a Titan and have been riding it for the last couple months (all on the north shore) now after riding a large 2016 V2 Spitfire for the last few years. I'm 6' tall and have a long inseam and long arms, short torso and went with a large and a 50mm stem. The bike fits me perfect and feels like I'm seated in the bike as opposed to on top of it. The Spitfire always felt a bit small but with the geo numbers on the Titan I could tell right away that it was going to be a better fit. I also decided to go with the short dropouts as I figured the chain stays were already long enough. I thought about waiting out until spring for the Raaw Madonna but didn't want to wait.  As for the Float X2, it definitely feels a little on the soft side but once the bike gets up to speed I find it sits well in the travel and don't find big hits to be harsh. I'm on the lighter side and am running the sag at approx 17mm, can't remember exactly what my rebound and compression settings are at but pretty sure they are more on the open side. The shock seemed to be the one common negative theme in all the reviews I read before making the purchase but so far it seems to be working well for me.  I actually like the steep seat tube and have been going back and forth flipping the chips between low and high. There's a massive difference in pedalling ability with the chips in the high setting and in the low setting the bike just devours steep chunder! And whichever setting, I find the climb switch is also very noticeable. I was really picky with the build kit I went with to try and shave some weight and the bike comes in around 32 lbs, which seems pretty respectable in today's world of beefy enduro bikes. It's a bit more effort to get the bike up the Fromme climbing trail compared to the whippy Spitfire but coming back down the Titan is pure joy! Although some days I think the bike is conspiring to kill me as it really doesn't want you to touch the brakes. I couldn't be happier with the bike and in the raw aluminum it's a head turner and I like the fact there's not many of them around.

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