2007 Titus Moto Lite Exogrid  

This bike is part of the MOMBAT collection and is NOT FOR SALE.  Please check out our Vintage Bikes for Sale page to see all of our current offerings.

Full suspension bikes typically occupy higher price point and a titanium front triangle ups the ante even further.  The Exogrid tubing on this bike takes it up yet another price point.  Many folks think the Exogrid is for aesthetic reasons but there is science behind it.  The titanium tube has diamond shaped cutouts laser cut into the tubing.  This can drop up to a half pound of weight.  Uni-direction carbon fiber is laid up in different orientation depending on the tube.  The carbon is lighter and stiffer that the titanium that was removed.  The carbon is wrapped around a bladder which is inserted into the tubing and inflated.  the carbon fills in the cutouts in the tubing and is hand sanded smooth.  This particular bike had an experimental blue color added to the carbon in the Titus lettering.  The  coloring process was determined to be too much extra effort and didn't reach production.

While the frame is special, the components are a mix of Shimano, SRAM, Avid and Rock Shox that was typical for the era.  The rear shock was a sample sent to Titus by Manitou for evaluation. 

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Frame Titanium/Carbon front, aluminum rear
Fork Rock Shox Revelation U-Turn air
Rear Shock Manitou RPA Split
Rims Mavic 321 Disc
Hubs Shimano Deore XT M756
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires WTB Prowler XT / Kenda Nevegal
Pedals Shimano M520 clipless
Crank Shimano Deore XT M760 2 piece
Chain Shimano HG
Rear Cogs SRAM PG 980 9 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano external
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
Shifters SRAM X9 Grip Shift
Handlebars Titus
Stem Titus
Headset Chris King
Brake set Avid Juicy Carbon
Brake levers Avid Juicy Carbon
Saddle Selle Italia Genuine Gel Flite
Seat Post Thomson
Colors Natural Ti
Size  20" c-t
Serial #    0306100


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