Titan Racing has a new stage racing and trail riding dual-suspension bike, ideally suited to local conditions, called the Cypher.
The Stellenbosch bike brand has introduced two versions of its new Cypher 29er to market, catering for a broad audience of riders.
With this Cypher dual-suspension frameset, Titan Racing is bringing contemporary mountain bike geometry trends and design to local riders.
Thanks to metric shock technology, Titan
Racing can offer the Cypher in 100- and 120mm suspension flavours. Both the
Cyphers feature carbon-fibre construction.
For those riders who wish to prioritise ultimate efficiency and stage racing success, the standard Cypher tallies 100mm of Rockshox enabled suspension travel front and rear. There is also a remote mounted on the handlebar, which enables the rear suspension lockout function – a feature which is particularly useful on long climbs, to prevent energy sapping suspension bop.
A trail bike option too
Riders given to a more fun mountain biking experience,
who enjoy harnessing the descending momentum that steeper trails and flowy
singletrack provide, have option on the Cypher RS.
With this version of their new 29er, Titan Racing have used the metric rear shock’s adjustability to lengthen its stoke by 7.5mm. This adjustment increases rear suspension travel to 120mm, which is matched by a longer front fork providing the same amount of stroke.
To balance these increased suspension
values the Cypher RS had a wider 780mm handlebar, for improved steering
leverage at speed, when negotiating technical terrain. It also rolls larger
volume 2.35 width tyres, which offer more secure grip.
Assisting with placing a rider in the most
comfortable and confidence inspiring descending position, the RS also features
a dropper seatpost.
Available in sizes S, M, L and XL the
Cypher frames can accommodate two water bottles (except for the size S). The
ability to carry enough hydration is a specifically South African market design
challenge, as local riding distances and conditions feature a uniquely
punishing heat profile.