Friday, September 12, 2008

New Bike!!

A big day for big Drew.

New big bike. Drew is so excited about his new Titus Racer X 29er. To those of you unfamiliar with fanatical bike lingo, the "29er" refers to the 29-inch diameter of the wheels. Most mountain bikes have 26-inch diameter wheels. The big wheels roll over obstacles better, and the geometry fits him better. So far, it is a dream to ride. It is the first bike Drew has built up brand new in 9 years. Previous "new" bikes had old parts. He put SRAM X.0 and Shimano XT components on it. Wheelset is Mavic Cross Max. Richy carbon riser bar. Elixer haudraulic disc brakes. Fox F120 RLC fork. Ergon grips adn Thompson seatpost. He is spinning Hutchinson Python tires. Sweeeeeeet.

We took it out for its maiden voyage last Friday and checked out the burn area adjacent to Salt Lake Valley in the Corner Canyon area. These photos are taken on Bonneville Shoreline trail. Personally, I think the landscape looks really cool and stark after a fire. Plus, you can see the rocks better.

As a bone, Drew threw me a new drive train: all new Shimano chain, chainrings, and cogset plus cables and housing. Jube runs smoothly now.

Thanks to Jim and Steve for playing with us and to Heather for cooking us fabulous pasta feed afterward.


  1. Hi Lucy and Drew! This is Rich from NC who you escorted around Park City.
    I think it's cool that you got a 29er, but I recall Drew mentioning some concerns about the big wheels when we were riding... why the change of heart? I have the Trek Top Fuel 69er and am loving the 29" front wheel. Maybe some day I'll go to a full 29er, but this is working great for me right now and I don't feel like I'm at any disadvantage... it's just different, probably better in some ways, worse in others.

  2. Glad to see you ejoy the big wheels Drew.. Beautiful bike..I like the silver a lot better than last years red (sorry Steve!) Now your both sportin the RX's ax it should be.. Havent been over to that section since the fire, it does look kinda cool. Next spring when green shoots come up through the blackened earth its gonna be absolutely beautiful.....

  3. Hey...I got my new bike on Friday September 5, 2008. Does this mean Drew's bike and mine will share a birthday?
    Pics of the Pink Panther here...

    Congrats Drew!