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    The dark horse...

    Some quick shots of my new medium v3 black El Guapo:





    Mine came with a cat:


    This bike is replacing a Banshee Spitfire that was a nice ride but a maintenance nightmare. I'll be swapping over a Marzocchie 55 micro ti air fork, xtr disc brakes, king/819 wheelset, xt cranks, and some easton haven carbon bars and seatpost. I'll hopefully have it built up by the end of the week.

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    helitape that b***er up!
    (the frame, not the cat..)

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    awesome cat likes awesome EG

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    I like the name
    "I'm the fastest of the slow guys"

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    Is it possible to weight it?
    I didn't weighted mine and now is almost done building...

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    I can try to get it weighed before building it up...at the very least I can try the ultra-scientific bathroom scale technique.

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    OK, please do!

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    el guapo frame weight

    I weighed my frame today (medium v3 black anno el guapo with monarch rear shock) and it came it at 6lbs 10oz. This is the frame right out of the box with all the shipping materials removed.

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    I will have the bike built up this week and have shots and weights of the complete build.

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    Thanks man!
    "Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Here she is all built up:

    Fresh from the shop:




    With the correct white balance






    First ride will be tomorrow and I'll get it weighed then as well. I think it should turn out to weigh almost identical to the spitfire it is replacing which was in the high 28lb range.

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    Out of interest as you went for the medium, how tall are you?

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    I like to say I'm 5'10" but probably just a hair shorter than that

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    I took the bike out for its first ride today and loved it! The frame is noticeably stiffer than my Banshee and quite a bit more plush. I did have way more pedal strikes than I'm used to but I'm sure it is something that I'll adapt to. I got the bike weighed (sorry, forgot to take a pic) and it turned out being 28lbs 5oz.

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    Very, very nice!
    I hope you'll enjoy it!
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