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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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    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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