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June 9, 2021, 2:57 a.m. -  schmung

I think the biggest thing I noticed on mine and the thing I'm still adjusting to is the balance - coming from a bike with longer reach and shorter chainstays the titan really does need to be ridden differently. I find that with more open or loose corners it's a lot safer feeling and I can carry speed more easily and that I don't need to be quite so aggressive in loading the front. Conversely the tight corners need a bit more heft to get round. I think for me and how I ride this actually works out really well, although it's taken some getting used to. I'm 5"7 on a medium and mulleted it straight away - I buzzed myself on a chute riding a 29" hardtail and that was enough to put me off even trying the big wheels on the back. Ditto the air shock, I've never really gotten on with them so I went straight to a kitsuma. The X2 is in a box in the garage waiting for me to put more effort into selling it. I'm intrigued by bars with more backsweep, but I don't want to give up my vibrocore bars, because they've been so helpful in reducing wrist/hand pain for me but I'm curious as to how much of that is due to the position that 'regular' bars put my wrists in, so may have to give that a go. I did also look at the possibility of the Prime, but my main concern with being over biked was weight rather than geo, climbing ability or anything else and if I'm sticking coil on both ends and proper tyres and wheels then the penalty for the titan is minimal so why not.

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