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    El Guapo from Russia

    Here is my new El Guapo!

    Almost all components came from my cr-mo On-one 456SS. Its rather snowy here now, so i cant test it properly. However ive made several rides in the nearest forest trails. This frame is rather smooth, no wallowing at all. Very well controlled on the high speeds, easily eats short 45 degree uphills, really fun to ride!
    Even though the BB is rather low, I almost never hit obstacles with my bashguard.

    To sum up, perfect bike for my style or riding. Its capable of doing full day long 150+ kilometers rides, and also big air jumps with accurate landings. But I won't try any dirt jump tricks or some crazy downhill races on this frame.

    Frame: Titus El guapo 18" MK3
    Shock: RS Monarch RT3
    Fork: RS Lyrik u-turn 115-160, mission control
    Brakes: Avid juicy 5, 3.5. rotors 180/160
    Cranks: Truvativ Hussefelt
    Chainguide: E13 LG1+
    Derailleur: Sram X9 short cage
    Trigger: Sram X7
    Headset: On-One Slackset, 1 degree
    Saddle: WTB V Rocket Team cr-mo
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Stem: Answer Rove DJ 50mm
    Handlebar: Race Face Diabolus 715
    Pedals: Wellgo b-54
    Hubs: front DT Swiss 440, rear DMR revolver (with titanium axle and screw-nuts )
    Rims: DT Swiss FR 6.1D, 36 holes
    Tyres: front Highroller 2.35, rear Nobby nic 2.25 (winter - Fat Albert 2.4)
    Weight: 14.89kg (32.8 pounds)



    Im gonna add some more white components later. Also im planning to change rear shock to Vivid coil r2c (im tired of air shocks and forks, coils are much better for me ^^) Also will swap my brakes to Hope v4 with shimano Ice-tech rotors.

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    New setup after 2 seasons of shredding:
    Frame: Titus El guapo 18" MK3
    Shock: RS Vivid Coil R2C 2014 RS Monarch RT3
    Fork: RS Lyrik u-turn 115-160, mission control
    Brake front: Hope Tech V4|183 Avid juicy 3.5
    Brake rear: Avid juicy 5|160
    Cranks: Truvativ Hussefelt
    Chainguide: E13 LG1+
    Derailleur: Sram X9 short cage
    Trigger: Sram X7
    Headset: On-One Slackset, 1 degree
    Saddle: Prologo Zero X Nack WTB V Rocket cr-mo
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Stem: Answer Rove AM 60mm Answer Rove DJ 50mm
    Handlebar: Easton Havoc 750 low rise Race Face Diabolus 715
    Pedals: Spank Spike Wellgo b-54
    Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo, with 10mm rear axle front DT Swiss 440, rear DMR revolver
    Rims: ZTR Flow Ex DT Swiss FR 6.1D
    Tyres: front Minion DHF 2.35, rear Nobby nic 2.25
    Weight: 15.14kg (33.37 pounds)

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    nice setup.. like it..

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    Nice...
    36 spokes and hi rise bar-- certainly not a bike built to pose around with on the trailhead

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    In Russia, bike rides you.

    Awesome bike, bro!
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    From Russia with love! Nice 'Guap!
    I like bikes.

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    Just finished making a part of my !First! video. That's our local trails near Moscow. I've been riding after a great snowfall and -10C degrees outside, so I had to work with a shovel first :P
    El Guapo performed well. Will make extension later, enjoy!


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    looks like you have a fun trail, you'll have to post another video after the snow melts

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    Craziness right there!

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    That is a fan-friken-tastic video! And you must have some mad skills my friend to ride like that in all that snow. Keep it up!
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    So you are using studded tyres? I think you must to have the control?

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    Nice!

    1:02 - 1:04 Old skool style riding.. .havent seen a mid air double pull in a long time.
    awesome riding and control.

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    Thanks for replies ^^

    Quote Originally Posted by rottenronny View Post
    So you are using studded tyres? I think you must to have the control?
    I'm using normal tyres Fat albert rear, Highroller front. It's rather slippery (snow+ice under it) so i couldnt whip or tabletop anything, but it's rather fun to drift with both wheels sometimes

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    Finally, good weather has arrived and I tested my El Guapo to its limits and... didnt find any limits ^^
    I'm really happy with this frame, works flawlessly and feels strong and bottomless. Light downhill or uphills, everything is easy now.

    Will make a video later with our summer trails.El Guapo from Russia-0_a8125_77a789a3_orig.jpg

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    See a new thread starting in this forum.....


    " WTF is my BB so high "

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    El guapo feels strong so far :P
    Got some setup improvements, all are added to the first post.
    Paticipated in some mini-DH actions and XC races. Can't win neither of them, but I'm satisfied with the results.

    New coil shock and lighter wheels, coupled with wider handlebars, changed bike's behaviour drastically. It's more responsive now and feels bottomless, takes any hit easily and still brings me up the hill rather fast.

    26 inches da best!

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    Good job! Nice upgrades.. coilsftw

    sweet

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    How do you like those new spike pedals btw?? my wahwah just blew off the end again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    How do you like those new spike pedals btw?? my wahwah just blew off the end again
    They are very thin and wide, gives more confidence and stability. Pins are tiitanium and very solid, I hit them many times but everything is ok. Sealend bearing on the crank side works fine, good sealing etc, but DU bushing developed a play recently. However, Spank sent me 2 sets of new bushings for free and the problem is fixed.

    All in all, I like them.

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    Yea same for me.. the Spikes are by far my fav. Not even the more expensive Point One beats them. A little more maintenance but no big deal.

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