FTM stands for Full Tilt Moto! This durable, versatile performer can tackle a wide variety of terrain and race course. Featuring longer legs and a little more meat where it counts, the FTM gives mountain bikers looking for an all-day, all-conditions bike plenty of comfort and control.
The FTM slots in between the XC/marathon racehead Titus X and the hard-riding hooligan Titus El Guapo. Whether you choose to run the FTM as a burlier version of the X, or as a scaled down version of the El Guapo, is entirely up to you.
Well, in actual fact with a couple of component alterations it's possible to push/pull the FTM into the XC or All Mountain categories. A tyre change here, a stem change there. Heck, seeing as the FTM has a modern head tube you can even slap in a Slackset headset and tweak the head angle handling.
The FTM is a greta example of what a mountain bike should be: versatile.
It flies in the face of (con)temporary market tastes for increasing niche-ification of mountain biking. The FTM can turn its hand to pretty much anything. It can be built up light enough for XC racing. It can be built up strong enough for aggro hooning.
The 135mm of rear travel is neither 'too much' not 'under-gunned'. It's Goldilocks: 'just right'.
Similarly the suspension characteristics have been tuned to cover a wide spectrum of setup and use. Punchy under power but not overly stiff and sketchy. The back end will happily give you all the travel required for the job, but no more than that. It's a precise tool. Energy saving and efficiency rolled into one capable combo.
Could the Titus FTM be the perfect all-rounder? The only mountain bike you really need? You know, it just could well be.
New for 2012: 6069 material enhances the lightweight story by allowing less material thanks in part to its increased strength compared to 6061 aluminium. New and improved Light Rail seat stay which becomes oversized to increase stiffness by 20 percent and improve overall strength.
Recommended fork travel: 140mm
Rear travel: 135mm
Headtube type: 1 1/8" to 1.5" tapered
Headset type: 44mm Zero Stack top / 49.61mm International Standard bottom
Cane Creek S.H.I.S. Code: ZS44 / EC49
Seatpost clamp: 34.9mm
Front mech clamp: 34.9mm
Front mech type: Bottom clamp, top pull
Bottom bracket: 73mm threaded
Material: 6069 Aluminium
Our On-One Smoothie Mixer tapered headset fits this frame. Don't forget you'll also need our 1.5in crown race if you'd like to run this frame with a fork that has a tapered steerer. Or change the headangle with our slackset.