The Titan Racing Skyrim offers a versatile trail bike for South African trails

The Titan Racing Skyrim Range offers riders a versatile trail bike that is suitable for most conditions found on South African trails. Built around the 27.5 plus wheel size with modern trail geometry, the hydroformed frame is specced with robust components that will withstand the abuse of rough trails without breaking the bank.

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When it comes to trail bikes, Titan Racing has a strong belief that 140mm of travel is the sweet spot. The essential purpose of a trail bike is a bike that is capable of riding uphill and downhill with ease. 140mm is enough to deal with the technical stuff on most trails when things point downhill while still keeping the bike responsive for climbing. The Skyrim was designed around modern trail geometry trends showing how much trail bikes have improved from previous years. Trail bikes in general have a longer reach and a slacker head angle which make these bikes so appealing to trail riders as it directly effects the handling of the bike. With that said, the Skyrim is no exception and it embraces these advances in bike design and is a strong competitor at this price point of the trail bike market.

 


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The Skyrim feels comfortable on long flat sections and inclines that require you to stay in the saddle and pedal which shows how much of an all-rounder the bike really is. The bike has a light feel to it when on the trails which means the Skyrim is not limited to only descending but aimed at riders who are looking for more travel and a relaxed riding position for various disciplines of riding.

 

Choosing to go the Plus bike route yields certain benefits for rider. The Skyrim is specced with 2.8 inch tyres which result in extra dampening due to the increased tyre volume, this helps absorb bumps from rocks and roots often found on our trails. Combining this with the much larger contact area found on Plus tyres generally result in more grip which is always welcomed by trail riders. The combination of these results in a bike that offers the rider more confidence, benefitting the average rider to really get the full enjoyment out of the trail they are on.

 

The frame features new Boost technology which allows for larger tyre clearance and an improved chainline. Another advantage of Boost is a stiffer wheel which has less flex under hard cornering which is a real positive for trail riders. The Skyrim range has internal cable routing which keeps the cables out of harms way and presents a neater looking bike.

 


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Spec wise the bike comes in three levels. All three levels come standard with a 100mm dropper post, wide riser bars, and short stem. The Skyrim trail bike is a versatile bike that offers good value for money and is easily upgradeable at a later stage should you feel your progression is outpacing the components. This would be a great bike for someone wanting to progress in their trail riding or mountain biking, ticking all the right boxes it poses great value at an affordable price.

 

The Skyrim trail bike range:


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Skyrim Elite RRP 25 500.00. Full specification here.

Skyrim-Comp.jpgSkyrim Comp RRP 23 000.00. Full specifications here.

Skyrim-Trail.jpgSkyrim Trail RRP 18 500.00. Full specification here.





29 Comments

Jewbacca, Feb 23 2018 08:29

yes 

If that's the case, what would the clearance be like? 

Robbie Stewart, Feb 23 2018 08:46

Or, maybe he likes a bit of a burlier fork because he charges hard... Maybe it's Cliff's personal bike, which was used for the photo op. If you know Cliff, he's a big fella and he charges HARD. 

 

25k with a recon silver, 2x11 SLX/XT mix, 100mm dropper, 27mm (internal) rims, monarch RL shock. That's a bargain in anyone's books. 

 

That's less than what the Trance 2 sold for 4 years ago, with arguably a better fork than that POS 32 was, and an overall better spec.

 

If you want to swap out the Recon, then do it. But realise that at THIS price point, this bike is absolutely magnificent value. Buy a mattoc on special for 7k (landed) if you must, and sell the recon for 5k. 

 

Thanks for your input Myles. I see your perspective, but I too am a big boy who rides hard. So, if I understand you correctly I would still need to upgrade if I intend to ride like I (and by extension, Cliffy) do? I agree, the bike is well specced, but I do feel it fair to test the bike as it would be available "off the shelf", as my expectation is that most folks settling for the Titan in stead of say the Spez Camber, are less likely to at first want to upgrade major components like the fork?

 

What am I missing? (not trying to be a self-righteous poop-hole, I sincerely ask?)

Lighthouse, Feb 23 2018 12:28

Great looking bike....

Mamil, Feb 24 2018 04:44

I wonder if at some point we are going to look back on lumo coloured things with the same disdain that we feel for 70's decor?