It’s been a long, long road for the carbon Titus Rockstar 29er. First shown at Sea Otter in 2011, it was run through prototyping rapidly just after Planet-X/On One bought the brand’s assets.
An alloy model has since been introduced, shipped and reviewed, and finally, the “new” carbon Rockstar 29er is in production. It uses the same carbon rear end as the alloy model and keeps the 100mm travel setup. Frame weight is the same as the alloy model, too, it’s just stiffer. It’s also quite attractive.
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Some of the paint finish will be tidied up before they ship. Not shown, the downtube has an alloy bash plate on the bottom.
Retail is $1,499 for frame and Monarch RT3 shock. Complete bikes start at $2,999 with X9.
The Titus El Guapo had two iterations on display. This one’s a 130mm rear El Guapo Trail prototype designed around 160mm fork.
Bearings are used at rear dropout pivots rather than bushings like on the Rockstar. Note the rear-facing entry on the dropouts and the one-piece replaceable hanger/threaded insert for the 142×12 rear thru axle. It’s a 26″ frame, but they’re already considering making it a 650B model. Angles and geo are still being finalized, too.
In production is the El Guapo 29er is a monstrous 160mm travel mountain bike.
It’ll come with the Cane Creek DB Air.
Same rear dropout design as the prototype, and built-in ISCG05 tabs.
Frame weight with Cane Creek Double Barrel Air shock was 7lb 7oz (3.34kg).
Retail is $1,299.
This one’s been out for a bit, but I thought it worth posting if only because it’s so cheap:
That’s not a show special, and everything they sell, from spare parts to complete bikes, has free shipping.