Titan Racing Announce All-New Cypher Racing Bike

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The all-new Cypher and Cypher RS has landed. A fully-fledged racing bike with enough flair to tear up the descents and power through the climbs. Racing snakes and weekend warriors will feel equally at home on the Cypher and Cypher RS with its pedal efficient platform and progressive geometry.

Project Cypher


Titan Racing has been gaining traction rapidly with the expansion of our product line and the introduction of apparel and accessory ranges. It all started when brand founder, Robbie Luis, set his sights on expanding the brand and adopting a new way of thinking; the SMART choice - striving to offer next-level products at fair value money where we aim to improve our customers riding experience.

 

The Forge Concept Lab was established and headed up by our head designer, Cliff Beckett. The brief was clear; design a marathon/XC bike with two water bottle cages, that climbs as well as it descends. While we did not redesign what a bike is or even should be, we went back to basics and built a bike focused on the riding. A truly SMART choice for the racer that wants a bike with a little more versatility.

 

 

Two Bike Options


With more rocks, roots, drops and jumps scattered along XC courses and the trails we froth to ride our capabilities have progressed and steered towards riding more capable bikes. Slacker head angles, longer reach, and dare we say more travel has become frequent sightings at the weekend grind.

 

The new Cypher and Cypher RS fits right into this new age of riding with its progressive geometry. In short, the Cypher and Cypher RS is a short travel bike based on the metric shock standard. Using a metric standard shock allows for the design of two travel variations using the same frame by taking advantage of the ability to adjust the stroke length of the shock without affecting the eye-to-eye dimensions. A difference of 7.5mm on the stroke translates into 20mm of travel at the rear axle resulting in two variants; the 100mm Cypher RS has a 37.5mm stroke length while the Cypher has a 45mm stroke.

 

In addition to the extra 20mm’s of travel on the Cypher it is spec’d with a wider 780mm bar compared to the 750mm flat bar on the Cypher RS. Other subtle hints to the capability and intended riding style of the Cypher include wider 2.35 tires and a Manic 125mm dropper post.

 

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CYPHER RS – 100mm of travel front and rear

 

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CYPHER – 120mm of travel front and rear

 

Cypher RS – 100mm
  • 100mm rear wheel travel
  • 100mm fork
  • BB height – 333mm (High setting) (*Est. Vittoria Barzo 2.25 tire)
  • Head tube angle - 69° (High setting)
Cypher – 120mm
  • 120mm rear wheel travel
  • 120mm fork
  • BB height – 342mm (High setting) (*Est. Vittoria Barzo 2.35 tire)
  • Head tube angle - 68° (High setting)

 

A Wider Range of Riding


One bike with a little more variety, because every trail is not the same. The decision to include a flip-chip into the design expands the riding capabilities of the Cypher and Cypher RS, enabling the ability to customise the geometry to the preference of the rider for trail conditions. In the low position, the head angle is reduced by half a degree, and the BB drops by 6mm. This allows riders to take full advantage of the bike and hit the descents and technical sections with elevated velocity.

 

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A Balanced Bike


Both the Cypher and Cypher RS have been designed around 1x drivetrains specifically. A gently progressive leverage ratio is balanced between the ability to resist harsh bottom outs while still allowing the full use of travel. Progressive means that more force needs to be applied the further into the travel the rear axle moves in order to compress the shock – this makes for a supportive ride feel that is stable and composed. The leverage rate has been optimised so that it is not overly progressive, allowing for full use of travel. Anti-squat figures have been calculated to function optimally around 85-115% on 32T - 34T chainrings, those being the most popular size for 12-speed drive systems.

 

The Details


Keeping up with industry trends and innovations the Cypher and Cypher RS frame use BSA threaded BB cups as opposed to press-fit for ease of maintenance and rider concerns over creaky BB’s. Additionally, the frame has internal cable routing solutions for a stealth dropper post, all gear shift cables, rear brake, and a remote lockout cable for the rear shock. Rear-axle standard is Boost 148, which allows us to maximise tire clearance without having to compromise on the rear centre length. The Cypher and Cypher RS can carry two water bottles inside the front triangle where they can be easily accessed while riding, a must for racing. A low standover height is perfect for those technical sections and showing your buddies your best whip.

 

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More Options


We have really paid close attention to the market and delivering bikes at various price points. The Cypher and Cypher RS are available in both full carbon fibre options that feature the same carbon layup as well as more budget-friendly full aluminium versions. All the Cypher and Cypher RS bikes are spec’d with 1x12 drivetrains and shorter stems paired with a wider bar. On the top end bikes, carbon bars, seat posts, and rims are standard.

 

Overall, the Cypher and Cypher RS are aimed to bridge the gap between quality high-end bikes that make riding more enjoyable and affordability. A genuine pledge to our commitment to quality lies with our 5 Year Multi-User Warranty that enables consumers to sell their bikes with a Warranty still in place.

 

Geometry


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30 Comments

Headshot, Sep 09 2019 06:43

Nice! Would have been good to see some bigger reach numbers and steeper seat tube angles but still great looking bikes

Christofison, Sep 09 2019 07:52

Nice! Would have been good to see some bigger reach numbers and steeper seat tube angles but still great looking bikes

The effective STA looks a decent amount steeper than the listed actual STA.

Matchstix, Sep 09 2019 08:09

Damn good looking bike and cool geo. Slap a 120 fork on the RS And that will be a fun bike to ride.

Matchstix, Sep 09 2019 08:13

And . .
It comes with a 5 year multi user warranty!!!!

hansolo, Sep 09 2019 08:46

Really nice looking bikes and well designed! 

 

That 120 mm bike looks like a nice trail bike.

 

Any idea of pricing?

DieselnDust, Sep 09 2019 09:00

really awesome looking bike!. NNot too steep, not too slack, just right.

Not to short, not too long......Just right!

Not too high, not too low,.....just right

 

Goldilocks will love this bike!

Riaanoster, Sep 09 2019 09:07

OMG!!!! Well done Titan Racing on these bikes!!!!

BigToe, Sep 09 2019 09:49

Great Effort on these bikes!

 

Double bottle cage - job done!

Rudi Pollard, Sep 09 2019 10:44

I must say they look awesome!!! I wonder how the weight will compare to the top established brands.

solty, Sep 09 2019 10:49

Will be cooking if the 1x12 also features SLX or XT.

TheJ, Sep 09 2019 10:54

Very nice...

Ventana El Rey, Sep 09 2019 10:59

Great looking bike for what it often considered to be an entry-level brand.  Would be really good to have the recommended retail???

DieselnDust, Sep 09 2019 12:02

Great looking bike for what it often considered to be an entry-level brand.  Would be really good to have the recommended retail???

 

 

Top of the line bike is fitted with SRAM Eagle XX1 AXS so don't expect any change from R120K

gerriemtb, Sep 09 2019 01:19

Wow, looking good!

danger dassie, Sep 09 2019 01:54

Top of the line bike is fitted with SRAM Eagle XX1 AXS so don't expect any change from R120K

Pricing will be top notch. Have been through the entire range with the suppliers and designers. Have also spent some brief time on one of the pre-production prototypes, imho Titan this a departure point for Titan. 

They have brought quality and performance to a much easier price point. 
 

iRide, Sep 09 2019 04:24

Great looking bikes and love seeing the 120mm 'do it all' option. Gotta say that I think 120mm on the back in 29r is about right to cover all SA trails and races. And a multiuser 5 year warranty?! Well done Titan!!

Rebelking, Sep 09 2019 09:59

R90k for the Cypher RS Team

lechatnoir, Sep 10 2019 09:53

Threaded BB... smart thinking

DieselnDust, Sep 10 2019 12:45

R90k for the Cypher RS Team

???!!!  Hold my coffee cup, I'm off to order a new bike

bertusras, Sep 10 2019 01:14

I saw a prototype rolling around Brooklyn with one of the TRC riders on board a week or two ago. This satisfies my curiosity.

BikeisLife, Sep 10 2019 01:18

???!!!  Hold my coffee cup, I'm off to order a new bike

Yup, just got a call from a guy at Titan, RRP is on the crisp of R90k and expected delivery is in a month.

morneS555, Sep 11 2019 07:17

^ R94k...

you need a custom paint job too so nobody knows you ride or paid 90k for a titan haha

NickGM, Sep 11 2019 10:30

^ R94k...

you need a custom paint job too so nobody knows you ride or paid 90k for a titan haha

I know that's sarcasm, but I do hope Titan can shake off the stigma of being an entry level bike. They just seem to be getting better and better. There are definitely still people out there who wont buy a titan because...it's a titan. Which is BS. But it happens. 

TheJ, Sep 11 2019 10:39

I've clearly become too poor to ride MTB, or afford a new bike. If it weren't for winning a new bike 2 years ago I'd probably never see a new bike again in my lifetime.

dewaldsss, Sep 11 2019 11:51

I know that's sarcasm, but I do hope Titan can shake off the stigma of being an entry level bike. They just seem to be getting better and better. There are definitely still people out there who wont buy a titan because...it's a titan. Which is BS. But it happens. 

I remember Silverback when they just started in SA.

2 models, Reno and Oakland, R2500ish mtb, look at them now...