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    Shimano XT Shadow + 1x10 (with a Leonardi General Lee 42t adapter & Works NW 32t chain ring)
    XT (M785) brakes and pedals
    Rockshox Reverb (now with an appropriate length hose!)
    Mavic Crossmax wheels (tubeless) Hans Dampf up front and a Smorgass Board out back.
    Fox talas 36's
    50mm stem (Truvativ) & 740mm bars (Renthal)

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    Oh that's tastey^^




    Hope there will be a V4..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Hope there will be a V4..
    me too. but i dunno if it is gonna happen.

    my wishlist if it did:
    - no more than 150mm rear travel,
    - designed for new-gen 150mm forks (which, for their travel, have slightly shorter a-c than older 36s). max front travel/ fork length set at modern 160mm fork (which is less than 545mm a-c)
    - 27.5 wheels, but with same CS length and BB height as the original/V1 EG (13.5ish with decent ~2.35 tyres).
    - HA around 67 with above-mentioned fork. bit slacker when running a 160.
    - SA around 73. certainly steeper than the V1.
    - all the other trendy new features - 142x12, internal routing for some cables (eg. dropper post) etc.
    - fix the cable routing - i.e. route it low, close to the main pivot, to eliminate cable compression
    - keep it water bottle-free. i.e. do not compromise the basic design (shock position etc) to try to fit one.

    i reckon the v1 onwards, with the skinnier stays etc, is perceptibly flexier than the old original (07/08) EG, which was a tank. to go much lighter than the 7lb (incl shock) that the recent EGs are, they'd have to go carbon to lose any weight without it losing one of its original main appeals.

    OTOH, there is probably a growing list of bikes that pretty much hit that wishlist, from other brands that actually deliver new product in decent time frames.

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    El Guapo Set-Up Data Base

    Anyone have a rockshox monarch plus rc3 on their V3? I fancy an upgrade to my rt3 and this shock is standing out. If so, how do you find it and which tune did you go for?


    According to this I'll need a low compression model?

    http://www.qbp.com/diagrams/TechInfo/vivid.pdf

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    Can I sway you to an X Fusion HLR
    Ok Im bias since I run almost exclusively XF these days for all my boink needs
    But seriously it is the most well mated shock with the EG for me ( and I have plenty, RP23, Monarch RT3, DHX, Elka and 2 gen of Dueler with various spring rates)

    Currently the HLR is on my heavy duty EG and I have given it good workout. In fact my coil default coil setups are collecting dust...doubt I will go back to them anytime soon.

    Very versatile and adjustments really makes real world diff. Can be set up like coil (no kidding) for those really rough stuff. Ramp up the piggy and a few dials to the comp... good to go for more pedally and smoother trails/ park type of rides.

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    El Guapo Set-Up Data Base

    I hadn't considered x fusion to be honest. Have you got any pictures of it fitted?

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    Here u go...

    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
    I hadn't considered x fusion to be honest. Have you got any pictures of it fitted?
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    My initial 2 cents here
    and
    additional 2 more cents here after using for awhile..

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    Nice write up, the shock sounds like it's exactly what I'm after. It's definitely something to think about

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    26+ Demi Fat EG

    Sorting thru the warranty over some cracked rims... started to mull with the idea of a "not fat not thin but a squishy in-between" ...

    Mounted the largest 2.4 in the house and a bit of cleaning up this morn...

    -- toying with pushing it with some 2.75 Dirt Wizards eventually that would blow the width to 70mm (still clears the narrowest point of the chain stay with at least 3mm per side clearance, but overall diameter with a 48mm wide hoop here might be a little tight with a radius of 350mm).

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    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den View Post
    Sorting thru the warranty over some cracked rims... started to mull with the idea of a "not fat not thin but a squishy in-between" ...

    Mounted the largest 2.4 in the house and a bit of cleaning up this morn...

    -- toying with pushing it with some 2.75 Dirt Wizards eventually that would blow the width to 70mm (still clears the narrowest point of the chain stay with at least 3mm per side clearance, but overall diameter with a 48mm wide hoop here might be a little tight with a radius of 350mm).
    dammit man your killin me!! now thats uber sweet if i do say so meself! some good info within for those considering 26+ setups.

    BTW still in search mode for a lrg orange V3 EG

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    Thanks

    To help fellow EGians along this path... here
    Warning: Wall of Text on that link

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    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den View Post
    Thanks

    To help fellow EGians along this path... here
    Warning: Wall of Text on that link
    given that setup i suspect 35mm rims & DW 2.75 would be right @ home.

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    Wizards on Dually (45mm) measures 700mm in diameter and 70mm wide
    Im looking for a bit of a fat bike characteristic when going over soft or jungle growth bashing which is what I get a lot here.
    35 rims would probably push it another couple mm taller...

    Taking the rear out now to re-measure the axle center to end of the main yoke to see how much there is... Bloody Wizards are expensive tires to buy and find out they don't fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den View Post
    Thanks

    To help fellow EGians along this path... here
    Warning: Wall of Text on that link
    enjoyed the read and your findings.

    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den View Post
    Wizards on Dually (45mm) measures 700mm in diameter and 70mm wide
    Im looking for a bit of a fat bike characteristic when going over soft or jungle growth bashing which is what I get a lot here.
    35 rims would probably push it another couple mm taller...

    Taking the rear out now to re-measure the axle center to end of the main yoke to see how much there is... Bloody Wizards are expensive tires to buy and find out they don't fit
    yeah the 35's would pinch the tire a bit making it taller as you say while the wider 45-50's flaten it out a touch more.
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    I'm kinda going the opposite direction... Monsoon season over here in the PHL so decided to go with thinner tires. The 2.4" conti Rubber Queens get stuck on the fork arch and chainstay junction pretty quickly (a lot of the trails I ride have clay-like mud sections).

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    Will try to post photos of the clearance on here. haha.

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    ^^ you sir have a mess to clean up ANNNND perhaps move to avoid such muddy conditions.

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    no more 26" EG in any size or color from titus/on-one. According to Brandon they have some long travel bikes in the works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    ^^ you sir have a mess to clean up ANNNND perhaps move to avoid such muddy conditions.
    That's actually mild. Monsoon season + mud here can get WAAAY worse than that hahaha.

    Here's a photo of the clearance with 2.3" Vigilante's.
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    i had a few recent additions to the bike (rims, drivetrain), and thought i'd post it up.

    me: 170cm

    frame: 2011 Small
    shock: pushed monarch rt3
    fork: Fox36 float RLC
    brakes: xtr 180/160
    wheels: CK with fun bolt rear, xd driver, cx-rays, brass nips, 33mm wide LB rims (1640g without fun bolts). Stans yellow tape.
    tyres/tubes: temporary - Blue Groove 2.5, Rubber Queen 2.2, with tubes. Soon to be Hans Dampfs tubeless
    drivetrain: XX1 cassette/shifter/der/chain, xtr crank/bb with RF 32T NW ring
    stem: 65mm
    bars: EC70 685mm
    post: while i am in between droppers (joplin finally gave out a few weeks ago), it has a thomson on it. reverb arrives next week
    other: CC40 headset, xtr trail pedals

    while it may lose a little more when i go tubeless, this is probably the lightest it is ever gonna be (at 12.61kg), as i will be putting a reverb on it next week.

    sorry about the crappy photos
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    Update on my El-Guapo a lot has changed over the last few months

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    El Guapo V3 Large
    Rockshox Monarch RT3
    Marzocchi 350 CR 650b 160mm Fork
    On-One Smoothie headset
    El Guapo corto stem
    ABR Heat 760 mm handlebar
    Superstar Excel Grips
    SLX Crank
    Superstar XCR ST chain guide
    M540 pedals
    Raceface NW 30t chainring
    Deore clutch mech
    Deore shifter
    Deore cassette
    TMARS Dropper seatpost
    Selle Italia SLR Flow saddle
    Superstar XM 490 rims on Switch Evo hubs
    Chunky Monkey 2.4 front tyre Smorgasbord 2.25 rear
    Deore M596 brakes 180mm front 160mm rear

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    A long overdue update of my v3!

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    Medium EG v3
    2011 Fox Float 36 RC2
    DSP Dueler w/ 500lbs titanium coil
    Shimano Saint M810
    Shimano Siant M810 SGS
    Shimano XTR M988
    Shimano IceTech 203mm (F) Shimano IceTech 180mm (R)
    Shimano XT M785 Double chainset 170mm
    Hope Steel bb
    HT AE01 pedals
    SRAM HG990 cassette
    Hope Retainer ring 32t
    Taya NOVE-91 Ultra Light Ti-Gold
    ZTR Flow EX rims
    DT Swiss Comp spokes
    Industry Nine Torch hubs
    Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35
    Chris King headset
    Answer DJ stem
    Enve DH Minnarrbar 760mm handlebar
    Answer DH grips
    KS LEV 30.9mm dropper
    Da Bomb Skull 2.0 saddle

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    ^ bet that baby is bomb proof eh?

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    not too sure about being bombproof! not tested, yet! haha!

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    Here is my 2013 V3 El Guapo 26+

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    Specs:

    Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik RC2DH Coil
    Stem: Titus El Guapo 35mm
    Handlebar: Easton Monkey Bar DH 711mm
    Rear shock: Elka Stage 5 Titanium spring
    Gear lever: Shimano XT 9 sp
    Rear derailleur: Shimano Saint 9sp Mediun cage
    Crankset: Shimano Saint
    Bashguard: MRP Taco bashguard
    Chainring: RaceFace Narrow Wide 30T
    Chain: Shimano XTR
    Cassette: Shimano Deore 12-36T 9sp
    Wheels: DT Swiss 440 hubs/Mavic EX729 rims
    Tyres: Surly Dirt Wizard 26+ 2,75"
    Seatpost: Ritchey WCS
    Seat: SDG Duster
    Brakes: Shimano XT BR-M785
    Rotots: Shimano 180mm

    The Dirt Wizard tyres fit without a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by SatuSetš View Post
    Here is my 2013 V3 El Guapo 26+

    The Dirt Wizard tyres fit without a problem
    wow perfect setup right down to the tires fitment..........did you mention it was FS?

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