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    El Guapo Ti 650b

    Just put on my new wheels. Haven't gone out for a ride, but excited to give it a spin (my first 650b build). Clearance is decent with the Lyric, but pretty damn close on the swing arm.

    2008 El Guapo Ti
    Arch EX 650b
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 650b 2.25

    Will post more closeup shots and ride report later.
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    What's the clearance under the crown of the Lyric at full bottom out?

    Cranks arms look really long or is it just my old eyes playing tricks on me? I had no idea they made a Ti El Guapo. To bad the new versions wont fit 650B.
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    I put a 2.3 650b on my 2010 Lyrik and the arch clearance was almost none. Had to go back to my old Pike.

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    Unlike Fox forks, at full bottom out the arch is still lower than the crown on the Lyrik. I have decent clearance with the 2.25.

    Cranks are 175 mm.
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    Arch?

    Are they strong enough for an AM rig?

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    Time will tell. Though I'm using this for trail riding. I have a Chilcotin for more burly days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    What's the clearance under the crown of the Lyric at full bottom out?
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    More than the arch on my '08 and '11 coil Lyrics, the crown bottoms with about 6mm clearance. The arch is a couple mm closer, sufficient for a 2.3 Neo-moto, never any problem.

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    What happened to the close-up pictures promised? I am thinking about turning my 2008 into a 650b and would love to see if its going to be worth it!

    thanks
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    Nice EG

    Thought pre 2010 EG (old rear tri) had same tire clearance.. yours has more than 13.75"?

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    I'll have to check tonight when I get home
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Thought pre 2010 EG (old rear tri) had same tire clearance.. yours has more than 13.75"?
    Measured my 08 just barely and I have 14 inches from center of axle to yolk
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    Beautiful , if you can fit a highroller 2 I'm gonna be so jealous!

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    The Nobby Nic 2.25 ended up rubbing after being aired up for a week. I have since switched to a Racing Ralph 2.25 with no issues. However, it has minimal clearance when unweighted and I would avoid riding in anything but dry conditions. A lower volume tire would be even safer - of course! - but less fun on the EG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Bob View Post
    The Nobby Nic 2.25 ended up rubbing after being aired up for a week. I have since switched to a Racing Ralph 2.25 with no issues. However, it has minimal clearance when unweighted and I would avoid riding in anything but dry conditions. A lower volume tire would be even safer - of course! - but less fun on the EG.
    Loving the 650b EG, Nick. Looks good. When were you at Cowboy Trails? Looks like Bomb Voyage. Great trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Bob View Post
    The Nobby Nic 2.25 ended up rubbing after being aired up for a week. I have since switched to a Racing Ralph 2.25 with no issues. However, it has minimal clearance when unweighted and I would avoid riding in anything but dry conditions. A lower volume tire would be even safer - of course! - but less fun on the EG.
    Could use a shorter 8.25" or even 8" shock (or limit travel w/ spacer) if you need bigger tires in the yolk...EG deserves bigger shock though
    Last edited by Deerhill; 05-26-2013 at 08:20 PM.

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    That's pretty cool. I didn't know it could be done. Now you got me to thinking about my old Joker.......
    Please do post a followup. I for one would like to hear how the EG is doing with the 650b hoops/tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Loving the 650b EG, Nick. Looks good. When were you at Cowboy Trails? Looks like Bomb Voyage. Great trail.
    Thanks man! You got it, a great trail - and great mini-trail network for that matter. I make it up there a few times a year..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    That's pretty cool. I didn't know it could be done. Now you got me to thinking about my old Joker.......
    Thanks. I have an old Joker too...it saw many, many years of good service. There is plenty of room for a 650b in its elevated chain stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Bob View Post
    Thanks. I have an old Joker too...it saw many, many years of good service. There is plenty of room for a 650b in its elevated chain stay.
    I was thinking so, too. The question would be what to do for the fork. I got an old 'Zoke AM 1 on it, and the frame is a 1 1/8 in. headset. I dunno if any Lyrik was made with just a straight un-tapered head tube. If so, I might try to find a fork, and get mew a Spinergy Xyclone Disc 650b wheelset. I need a solid 6.5" of travel on that front wheel, at least.
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    Retrofit

    I hope Brant sees this thread

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