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  1. #26
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    Frame: El Guapo (S)
    Fork: Lyrik Solo Air
    Shock: 09 DHX-A
    Wheels: Hope Pro II, Velocity Synergy front rim, Stan Arch rear
    FD: XT
    RD: X.9 SRAM
    Shifters: X.0 twisters
    Cranks: Race Face Atlas
    Bash Guard: Race Face
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet M
    Cassette: XT
    Chain: SRAM something
    Brakes: 08 Shimano XT 180 (F) 160 (R)
    Handlebars: Sunline 27" carbon
    Stem: 100mm old Bontrager
    Headset: Chris King
    Seatpost: Gravity Dropper
    Saddle: Maxm Ti Rails
    Rubber: WTB WW LT 2.55 (F) Spesh Eskar 2.3 (R)
    Grips: Ergon
    Q/R: Hope rear,

    Weight: 32.8 on bathroom scale.
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    My "handsome," whip!

    Large (I'm 5'11'')
    Fox DHX 5.0 with 550# spring (I'm 210 lbs)
    08 Marzocchi 66RC3
    Mavic 729's laced to Hadley hubs
    X9 rear der. and shifters XT front der.
    08 XT cranks with FSA bashguard
    XT cassette and Blackspire stinger chainguide (not yet on)
    Thomson 70mm stem 31.8
    Answer protaper 31.8
    Thomson seatpost
    Avid BB7 mech's (I love mech's!)
    WTB laser v gel
    ODI ruffian grips
    Hutch barracuda 2.5 front, WTB prowler 2.5 rear.
    Shimano D647 clipless pedals (I won't touch CB's, I snapped the axle on my Mallet C of a drop! SCARY!!! In fact I've got footage of it)

    I think that about covers it, the pics speak for themselves, this bike rips
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  3. #28
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    08 Titus El Guapo - Medium
    08 Fox RP23 HVsleeve
    older Fox TALAS 32 Fork
    Salsa rims with Chris King hubs
    Kenda Cortez tires (they suck)
    Easton XC Monkey Light Bars
    Thomson Stem 90mm (will be testing 70mm soon)
    old RaceFace Turbine LP Cranks and BB (they still work great)
    CB eggbeaters
    SRAM chain
    X9 gripshift
    X9 front der (loaner LX in photo)
    X9 rear der.
    Avid Juicy Carbon Brakes 185 front 160 rear
    Hope QR clamp
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    Flite Ti saddle (probably swap with my WTB)

    Me:
    5'8"
    30.5" inseam
    165lbs.

    Trails:
    Central Idaho singletrack with plenty of climbing, and rocky and technical
    Backcountry epics
    Some lift-served DH at Tamarack

    That's my 710m Pinzgauer in the back to get to the good trails!
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  4. #29
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    Eg!

    Frame: 08 Titus El Guapo - Medium
    Fork: Fox TALAS 36 Fork
    Shock: 08 Fox RP23
    FD: SRAM X.Gen
    RD: SRAM X.9
    Shifter: SRAM X.9
    Cranks: XT
    Bash Guard: BBG
    Cassette: XT 12-34T
    Chain: SRAM 990
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 185mm F/R
    Handlebars: Truvativ Team Carbon Riser bar
    Grips: ESI "Chunky"
    Stem: Thompson X4 70mm
    Headset: Chris King
    Seatpost: Crank Brothers Joplin
    Seatpost collar: Hope clamp-on
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V SLT
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy SL
    Wheels: Stans Arch laced to Hope Pro II hubs with 3x DTSwiss SuperComp


    Me:
    5'9"
    30.5" inseam
    170lbs

    Trails:
    > Northern California singletrack with alot variety
    > Epic Lake Tahoe trips with LOTS of climbing, heavy sandy over loose rock technical features
    > Some lift-served DH at NorthStar
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    Nice ride! Is that 1st pic on top of Marlett? Never gone all the way up there. Maybe next time I go up Craigstr and I can hook up with you!?
    -Dom
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    Hey Bap, some quick questions for you, how low can the joplin go into the frame? I can't run my Gravity dropper because it's collar kept the post from going low enough into my frame.......the highest position was too high and the lowest position wasn't low enough. I'm guessing by looking at the pic's that the red collar is about 1/2", can you get that all the way down to the to the top of the frame? If so Joplin here I come, oh and how do you like the joplin overall? Thanks!! PS nice setup!
    I like bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator13
    Nice ride! Is that 1st pic on top of Marlett? Never gone all the way up there. Maybe next time I go up Craigstr and I can hook up with you!?
    -Dom
    Dom - yup that's the top of Marlett We climbed up from flume all the way around Marlett then kicked it up two monster climbs to get to that "twin lakes" view. It was a brutal climb for bay-area sea-level bap this was also (thankfully?) the last climb on our 27 mile loop that day god my legs still hurt thinking about that weekend.

    I'm going back up to Tahoe on the weekend of Oct. 4th for some octoberfest parties and another 2 days of riding. Email me and let's exchange numbers and work it out - would be awesome to ride with you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasea04
    Hey Bap, some quick questions for you, how low can the joplin go into the frame? I can't run my Gravity dropper because it's collar kept the post from going low enough into my frame.......the highest position was too high and the lowest position wasn't low enough. I'm guessing by looking at the pic's that the red collar is about 1/2", can you get that all the way down to the to the top of the frame? If so Joplin here I come, oh and how do you like the joplin overall? Thanks!! PS nice setup!
    I'll get some measurements for you tonight Wasea!

    I like the Joplin post so far. It's pretty smooth and durable. I took a few crashes and it still works fine. Some people complain about the side to side movement, but I haven't noticed it. Even after a 45 mile weekend when I'm bone tired and not really using the best pedal movement I don't notice the side-to-side movement. Going downhill I don't see it either.

    the other sorta annoying thing is that if you lift the bike up by the seat it extends the post. Not a big deal but I do lift the bike all the time to get it in and out of my hitch rack so I do take notice of it.

  9. #34
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    Finally Done...For Awhile!

    After switching out old parts and new parts, I think I have it right. So what the hell, time to add it to the database.

    Me - 6 foot
    32 inch inseam (I think, maybe 33? I can't remember, depends on how low my boys are hanging that day.)

    Bike

    Frame: 2008 El Guapo - Large
    Fork: Marzocchi 55 ETA with TST Micro
    Headset - Chris King
    Handlebar - Sunline V1
    Stem - Sunline V1 65 mm 0 degree rise
    Spacers - 22mm
    Saddle WTB Rocket V Team
    Post - Knock-off 0 layback
    Wheelset - Shimano Saint laced to Mavic 823 and some cheap front wheel.
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano Saint
    Front Derailleur - Shimano XT
    Brakes - Shimano Saint
    Cassette - Shimano LX
    Chain - Shimano LX
    Crankset - Truvativ Stylo for now, a Shimano SLX Double is on the way

    Future planned upgrades - New wheelset and rear derailleur. The first gen. Saint stuff is bomb proof, but so heavy!

    This thing kills on Phoenix's South Mountain. I'm in love.
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    Sweet Ride!

    Quote Originally Posted by NMPhi767

    This thing kills on Phoenix's South Mountain...
    ...And it's about time I see more 'EG Representation' on SoMo! I couldn't agree more with your quote - I'm having a blast on National since I got the EG. I'll be out there this Saturday morning, heading up Mormon/National to Buena Vista... and I'm Jones'n for some Geronimo 'Chunk'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by titusbro
    ...And it's about time I see more 'EG Representation' on SoMo! I couldn't agree more with your quote - I'm having a blast on National since I got the EG. I'll be out there this Saturday morning, heading up Mormon/National to Buena Vista... and I'm Jones'n for some Geronimo 'Chunk'!
    Me too! I rode Holbert on Sunday (after climbing all the way up on National) and this thing was awesome, up the climb, and down that nastiness. Geronimo is next on the list for sure.
    What do we want? TIME TRAVEL! When do want it? THAT'S IRRELEVANT!

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    07 Titus El Guapo Medium

    Shock: Pearl
    Fork: Fox Talas 36R
    Rims: Mavic XM317
    Hubs: Shimano XT Rear, Rocky Mountain 20mm Front
    Spokes: DT Swiss
    Tires: Maxxis Minnion R 2.35"
    Crankset: Race Face Deus XC
    Chainwheel: 44/34/22
    Front Derailleur: Shimano LX
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X.9
    Rear Cogs: Sram PG970 11/32
    Shifters: Sram X.9 Triggers
    Handlebars: Race Face Atlas Lo Rise
    Grips: RMB Locking
    Stem: Race Face Deus XC
    Brake Levers: Avid Juicy 5
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 5 185mm
    Saddle: SDG RMB
    Seat Post: Race Face Deus XC
    Seat Binder: QR
    Pedals: Specialized Lo Pro Mag 2

    I'm 5'9.5", 165lb, 30.5 inseam
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    The frame and headset are in the mail, the rest is being peeled off of my Motolite:

    2009 Titus El Guapo, medium, silver ano
    RP23 HV
    2008 TALAS 36 RC2
    Cane Creek headset
    Control Tech Team 1 post
    Selle Italia Flite saddle
    Race Face Deus XC stem
    Easton Monkey Lite XC riser bar
    2009 XT flipmaster dual brifters
    2009 XT brakes [180/160]
    ODI Lock-On grips
    2004 XT crank
    2007 XT Front der.
    2009 XT RR Rear Der
    12-34 XT 9spd cassette
    SRAM chain
    Hope Pro II, DT Swiss 5.1 wheelset
    Continental Rubber Queen 2.4 and Mountain King 2.4
    Shimano XT pedals

  14. #39
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    El Guapo le tiene cajones muchos grandes.

    Frame: 08 Titus El Guapo - Medium Black
    Fork: Lyrik Solo Air
    Shock: 08 Fox RP23
    FD: SRAM X9
    RD: SRAM X9
    Shifter: SRAM X9
    Cranks: TV Stylo GXP 175mm (changing to 165mm + bash soon)
    Bash Guard: 42t
    Cassette: X9 11-34T
    Chain: SRAM 990
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 185mm Ft, 160mm Rr
    Handlebars: Truvativ Holzfeller DH with Animal end plugs
    Grips: WTB
    Stem: Holzfeller 60mm with 1.5 inches of h/s spacers
    Headset: Chris King
    Seatpost: Thompson Elite
    Seatpost collar: DKG
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V SLT
    Pedals: MOSH or ATAC
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax SX
    Tires: Nevegal 2.35 Stick'e(+tube) Ft, 2.3 Conti. Vertical ust Rr

    32lbs with this build. Needs shorter cranks and bash ring to stay out of trouble. Shave a couple of pounds and I will happily take El Guapo anywhere.

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    What a coincidence, that is exactly wat I paid for my EG....NEW....With a WARRANTY....From an AUTHORIZED DEALER....with a better build. Good Luck Dude
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    Good for you.

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    08 El Guapo

    2008 Titus El Guapo

    Custom Paint by Spectrum Powder Works
    Red Base Powder Coat, 2009 Graphics Plus Clear Powder with Gold Flake over Graphics.
    (Amazing job and durable as hell, you couldn't chip or scratch it if you tried)

    Fork - 08 Fox VANILLA 36
    Shock - 08 Fox DHX - Air 5.0
    Shifters - 09 XT
    F-Derailleur - 09 XT
    R-Defailleur - 09 XT Shadow
    Brakes - 09 Hayes Stroker ACE 4 Piston Hydraulic 203/180
    Wheels - 09 Azonic Outlaws 36 spokes quad sealed bearing
    Tires - F-Panaracer Fire FR 2.4 R-Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DTC
    Seatpost - Crankbrothers Joplin Remote (Fantastic)
    Headset - Crankbrothers Iodine AM
    Stem - Specialized takeoff
    Bars - Titec Hellbent 27"
    Grips - ODI Rouge lock on's (Best grip Ive ever run)
    Seat - Titec Hellbent (Very nice for a $30 seat)
    Cranks - Bontrager Race Lite - I have SLX on order but they aren''t here yet.



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    anyone tried a hammerschmidt on their EG yet?
    wondering how bad it pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkalewis
    anyone tried a hammerschmidt on their EG yet?
    wondering how bad it pedals?
    Im interested in this as well
    -Drew-
    09 El Guapo

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    For the guys running coil shocks:
    What's your weight and what spring rate are you using? Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john85D
    For the guys running coil shocks:
    What's your weight and what spring rate are you using? Thanks!!
    I weigh about 175 and am running a 450lb spring with almost no pre-load. Feels very progressive and never bottoms out. Dominator13 weighs about the same as me, and was running a 350 with more preload - a little smoother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkle
    I weigh about 175 and am running a 450lb spring with almost no pre-load. Feels very progressive and never bottoms out. Dominator13 weighs about the same as me, and was running a 350 with more preload - a little smoother.
    Hmmm....interesting. So if I weigh only 145-150lbs with gear, what spring rate should I get? Will 300lbs be light enough?

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    For the guys running a DHX 5.0 or older, how much propedal are you guys running? What do you guys think of the new RC4?

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    Thought I would add mine to the database now that it's completed.

    Parts List:
    Shifters: SRAM X.9
    Cassette: SRAM PG-990 11-32
    Cranks - shimano SLX FD-M660 175mm
    Front Derailleur - Shimano SLX M667
    Rear Derailleur - SRAM X.9
    Fork - Fox Van 36
    Shock - Pearl (replacement ordered)
    Brakes - Hayes Strokers with 8" front and 6" rear rotors
    Headset - FSA Orbit Xtreme
    Pedals - Crank Brothers 50/50
    Shimano Saint wheelset
    Tires - Maxxis/Hutchinson 2.5
    Grips - ODI Rogue lock-ons
    Bar - Truvativ Holzfeller risers
    Stem - Truvativ Holzfeller
    Post - Truvativ
    Saddle - WTB
    Last edited by zx1100; 12-31-2009 at 02:44 PM.

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    weight?

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    What's the size and weightt? I'm thinkin van over the float as well.

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