Time has come to post my final thoughts on the full suspension rig from Titus Cycles. My previous posts can be found, here, here,here, and a word on the swapped out wheel set here. Now let’s take a final look at this frame and my verdict on its performance.

I’ve gone over the finer details of the rear damper set up in my last update on this bike, so this time I want to focus on frame rigidity. The Rockstar is a unique frame from the standpoint that it has its carbon bit and aluminum bit reversed from the typically seen arrangement. The carbon swingarm is highly formed and it is rigid. On ruts and high torque climbing it stays straight and true. I can find no fault with the carbon’s rigidity. However; there is one small detail that is sort of a pain concerning the rear end.

The frame’s drop outs seem to be spaced slightly too wide, which requires an extra bit of futzing when removing and replacing a rear wheel. Other than this slight annoyance, it doesn’t seem to affect anything about how the bike rides or functions.

The front triangle is aluminum, of course, and does pretty well in terms of rigidity. I can make it twist up just a hair if I want to, but normally while riding I don’t notice anything untoward in this regard. Most riders will likely find the entire frame to be quite satisfying in terms of rigidity. I give Titus high marks for the frame feel in this area.

Conclusions: The Titus Rockstar is a full suspension bike with great tracking traits, a nice rear damper in the Rock Shox Monarch, and has an unusual arrangement with the carbon fiber rear swing arm. A rider looking for a stable, easy handling, long ride partner should find the Rockstar easy to get on with. The bike seems to be well sorted as far as handling with a bent towards the stable side and with the Monarch’s excellent wide open and platform settings, specially tuned for this frame, a rider should be able to set up a reasonably good feeling suspension for long, endurance type riding.

As an all arounder, I also feel the Rockstar has a place in consideration for someone’s stable. While it doesn’t have the playful feel of a short stayed hard tail, it does get around tight corners well and has great handling manners everywhere else. On climbs it has very good traction, and going down is well sorted, as you would expect. The 100mm of rear travel is smooth and doesn’t seem to have any weird spikes, ramping up, or anything I would deem negative.

Speaking of negatives I can only say that the slightly long-ish stays do not produce a bike that has a playful demeanor. The Rockstar is instead a solid, trustworthy companion that will be surefooted, stable, and ready to tackle most trail conditions. This says “endurance racer” to me, but anybody looking for a good, all day ride in the dirt should find this frame to be suitable. Given a fine parts build with a solid wheel set, the Rockstar should work quite nicely almost anywhere.

Note: Titus Bicycles sent over the Rockstar for test/review at no charge to Twenty Nine Inches. we are not being bribed or paid for this review. I will strive to give my honest thoughts and opinions throughout.