Titus Loco Moto 2003 Full Suspension

DESCRIPTION

Super-Solid-Single-Pivot-Performance. The Loco's revolutionary low-pivot point on a stout Super-Solid-Single-Pivot-Performance. The Loco's revolutionary low-pivot point on a stout motocross-inspired swingarm glides on huge 1.25" angular sealed cartridge bearings to provide performance that rivals most 4-bar linkage designs on the market. Set the shock in one of four positions to alter the travel between 4" and 4.75", while simultaneously adjusting the spring rate. The shorter the travel, the stiffer the spring rate. The longer the travel, the more plush the ride. The new for '03 front triangle is both stiffer and stronger than ever before.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 24, 2018]
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OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Climbs like a scard monkey. Fun, sure footed, ton of fun to jump and whip it ! Turns on a dime. Pop a wheelie! Slack down tube for the day...

Weakness:

Not the fastest cx bike . Geometry or lack of dropper doesn’t allow for rabbit runs on hills.

Price Paid:
3200
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2003
[Nov 23, 2014]
JC Foot

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Handles technical trails with great ease. Climbs well although don't have a shock that eliminates bob so could be improved with that modification. Comfortable for epic rides.

Weakness:

Not a race bike.

Bought in 2003. Still riding and can't justify replacing it since it only needs an occasional tuneup and performs great on the local off road trails in Minnesota including Cuyuna. This is a bike that just let's you relax while the bike handles the technical difficulties on the trail without rider interference. Frame finish is anodized and no marks on the frame so it appears this bike will last indefinitely even with frequent riding.

[Apr 13, 2011]
HiHo sliver
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Had the WOW factor back in 2003! It's now 2011! The bike has held true for me. Climbs like a GOAT! Loves drops, rock gardens, turns like a porsha 911, the powder coating has held up well ! I know this bike has inspired many to go out and buy a $2000.00 bike just to keep up with her! (lol). . . . Many have said to sell and update. And they'll be saying the same words ten years from now ! ! !

Weakness:

Makes -a- lot -a- noise when maintenance and grease is needed and due! But is that a bad thing or a good reminder? ? ?

Could be a Rembrant or Picasso of mountain bikes ! Only time will tell, and me who own three. :-)

Who should buy this bike? Any one who love a great bike that dose it ALL !

Who should not buy it. - :-(. Any one who's wife wants them to stay on the couch and work on their spare tire around his belly !

Similar Products Used:

Trek, Giant, specialized, and Jamis .

[Aug 18, 2003]
Moggie

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

This bike can a handle just about anything. Takes abuse rather well and yet it is light and agile enough to cut through tight, twisty single track. Perfect bike for any fun-seeking rider.

Weakness:

Cheap chain, cheap seat, but who cares. Noticed some occasional creaks coming from the bottom bracket, but could be nothing (I’m not a bike mechanic). Just annoying.

I’m new to the sport. In fact, I nearly hated mountain biking until I got a Loco-Moto. Now you can’t get me off the trail!

Out of the bikes I test rode, this was the one bike that felt strong beneath my feet. Just felt like I could do more with this bike. An all-around, great bike! Log piles, rock gardens, climbs . . . bring ‘em on!

Similar Products Used:

Owned a '97 Raleigh M-400 (old school). Test rode ’03 Specialized Epic Disc, Kona Kikapu, and Santa Cruz Superlight.

[Jun 30, 2003]
Matt

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike rocks!! It will take huge hits and can still climb like a goat. If you want a hill that can do technical things and still climb this is it!! Weighs in right at 30 lbs dressed HEAVY and you can easily get it to the 26 lb range if you want lighter stuff.

Weakness:

Does have a little pedal Bob when you really pedal hard going up hill, but that is what lockout is for right?

If you want a bike that can do everything, that is classified as a Trail bike this is it! VERY LOW standover. I needed this since I have short legs and a long torso. Great 5 inch travel bike (4.75 in the rear)

Similar Products Used:

Schwinn Factory Homegrown, 03 Jamis , Fuel 90

[Aug 09, 2007]
Dave Einfeldt
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Really stiff ride. tracks really well on downhill. very responsive. strong and simple

Weakness:

not a downhill racer.

Got a steal on ebay from some old fart that overbought his skill and then retired to florida right after he bought it. 3 years old and totally unused.
took my fork and wheels from my adept and put them on this bike. I've never descended so fast. a hint from an actual mechanical engineer for those guys out there breaking frames. Get nicer shocks and it really reduces the stresses in your frame. Impact really hurts a bike and really spikes stresses at welds. which are the weakest part of a frame.
this bike is not meant to take long drops. but I have mine set up to eat up single track and it does. I've had it out on slickrock a few times and it climbs really well. not like my mantra but then again I've never ridden anything that climbs like the klein mantra. but this isn't top heavy like the mantra and bombs down singletrack very well. plus it just looks bad ass on the trail. I have guys stop me and ask how much my bike weighs and they are really surprised when they pick up this 26.5# beauty. Looks like monster with the XTR wheels and the fox fork. but really does everything wonderfully. I'm an XC freak and this bike does really well. Oh and XO rocks It shifts whenever and wherever regardless of torque applied or mud in the cogs.
If you know what you are looking for ebay can really set you up well.

Similar Products Used:

Klein Mantra/Adept/Palomino. Ellsworth Joker

[Nov 17, 2003]
John
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Climbs well, Descends well. Good looking Frame. Very Happy with the Swinger 4 way air shock.

Weakness:

Took me two years to talk my wife into letting me get one.

I bought this bike as an all purpose trail bike and I dont think I could have done any better. A very solid bike that decends well and much to my surprise climbs well. There is some , very minimal, when you stand and mash but if you sit and spin its smooth as silk. The geometry instilled on new sense of confidence in me on some down hills I never previously attempted. Made quick work of several large log pyramids! A great all around trail bike!!


Frank at Franks cyclery got me dialed in so the bike fits absolutely perfectly. If your thinking about one these check em out at Franks!


Similar Products Used:

My first FS bike. My other bike is a Klein Attitude comp

[Dec 08, 2003]
etal
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong ,solid but still light frame (frame can handle a 6" dual crown fork and still weighes only 5.5 lbs)
Good pedaling efficiency (with SPV rear shock)
Low standover height
Single pivot low maintenance
Titus high quality workmanship & construction

Weakness:

- Rear disc brake cable routing could be better
- Top cap on fox vanilla right leg touches the frame when turning the fork 120+ deg to the right (more of fork problem i guess)

Researched FS bikes for a long time and when I finally decided to make the plunge the loco came up as my top choise. I wanted a bike that could do it all, Longish travel for bombing through technical stuff and still light and efficient for xc rides ,the loco-moto fills the bill perfectly.
The manitou SPV really does its job at eliminating bob in while pedaling although I suspect that this hurts small bump compliance somewhat. The fox vanilla fork is great ,at first I was afraid that a 5" front would really hurt the climbing ability of this bike but I was surprised to find out its quite the opposite. Technical climbs are even easier then on my old hardtail due to the better tracking rear suspension and I can stay seated much longer.
This bike will may not win races or stand up to 7" travel bikes freeriding but as a jack-of-all-trades trail bike it is just perfect.

Similar Products Used:

Coming off a stumpjumper hardtail this is my first FS bike. Demoed an enduro, jekyll, sugar, hollowpoint ,superlight and fluid.

[Nov 20, 2003]
Troy
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Stiff, solid feel. Handles 4'drops w/my rather slovenly 200+lbs w/no problems. It is my first "good" bike. I researched many different types of 4-5" rear travel bikes, and decided on this one because of the single pivot's low maintenance. There are other bikes in this price range that are comparably equipped, but I don't believe that they are as reliable as this bike is, or their manufacturers don't stand behind their product like Titus. It is the perfect bike for someone who rides aggressively, yet doesn't want a 36lb. bike. It is truly an all conditions mountain bike.

Weakness:

I've gone through 2 deraileur hangers, and 1 seatpost collar....big deal

I purchased this as basically a Frame w/ a headset, rear shock, seatpost, bar, stem, and brakes. Frank (the Titus Dealer) put the leftovers on from parts I had. I could not be happier with my purchase. I love going to the garage to get the bike and being able to ride...all the time. Reliable, reliable. reliable! I have become a much better rider as a result of this bike. I was a big skeptic of bike shops and bikes that some of their employees tried to sell me,after being burned with my first "shop-bought" bike. I am not wealthy, and I thought long and hard about parting with the money, but trust me, this bike is worth every penny. There might be better bikes out there but not for the money. I give it 4 chili's for value because I am poor and a tightwad, and don't believe a good bike should cost $2000+. Overall, I give it 5 chili's because of what having a quality machine like this has done for my skill, fitness level, and sense of well-being on the trails.

Similar Products Used:

None, previous bikes were hardtails, and really crappy ones at that. I had taken a buddy's Intense Uzzi SL to the mountains and enjoyed it but I believe this bike has that beat.

[Sep 26, 2003]
Kyle
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Pedals great, light weight, swinger air shock is awesome- on the flats its like a hard tail

Weakness:

none so far

This bike works very well, I cannot say enough about the Manitou swinger shock. It works like a hard tail on the smooth stuff yet when it hits bumps it sucks them up. Now unfortunately my fork seems dated and its only 6 months old. I only have a couple rides on it so far but everything seems well constructed and the stand over height is good too. I was looking for something with good travel that didn't weigh a ton, the Loco-Moto fits the bill. In AZ, see the guys at South Mountain Cycle they know their stuff.

Similar Products Used:

old GT I-drive- heavy but was durable

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