Mountain Gear

Sea Otter ’11: Titus and On One

The new UK owners of Titus have some fresh gear

When On One, the mountain bike division of Planet X Ltd. of Rotherham, UK, purchased Titus Bikes of Tempe, Arizona last November, it vaulted from being strictly a maker of hardtails with mostly European distribution to having a U.S. presence with an extensive line of full-suspension bikes.

And one of the things Titus had been known for was its carbon/titanium Exogrid main tubes made by Vyatek Sports, also in Tempe. On One decided to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Titus by making 20 Fireline Exogrid hardtails. The frames are all made to order in Phoenix, and the first 20 people who order them get one in their size.

The planned spec for the Fireline is with ENVE carbon rims, seatpost, handlebar and stem, WTB tires and saddle, and SRAM XX group and fork, but the customer can choose the dimensions and specifications of every single component on the bike.

On One has been known for low prices on fine hardtails, and a new frame certainly in that vein is the Lurcher carbon 29er. It has replaceable dropouts to easily convert between singlespeed and derailleur drivetrains, and the frame costs a mere $800.