After owning the medium size frame for a year...
Would you still choose the medium or would you have gone with the small?
I could have gone either way and after riding for over a year I think I'd be happy either way (5'7" 29" inseam). A small might have helped slightly on freeride or downhill. I still may pick up a small frame with all the closeouts going on now. On XC or trail rides I think the medium is a good choice.
I picked up a second piece, med size... kind of hasty, should have gone with a small instead.
So Im looking out for folks around my area that might have bought a small but actually needs a med for a swap... long shot but can wait as I still have the first EG.
Don't think I've posted Stinky in this thread.
2010 Titus El Guapo
2010 Fox Talas RC2 (been back to fox once, ready to send to push this fall)
2010 Fox RP23 (been back to fox once, seems ok now)
CK hubs, pink 20mm front fun bolt rear
Stans Flow rims
Alltenating pink/silver nips
Schwalbe Wicked Will or Nobby Nick tires (2.3 or 2.25)
Xt cranks (165mm)
CK bottom bracket
Candy #2 pedals (stripped orange with oven cleaner)
Sram x9 shifters
sram xo rear d (been rebuilt 100 times since I keep hitting the f-ing thing on rocks)
cheap ****-mano front d cause it was free and in the parts box
sram 971 chain
WTB ti rail saddle
thomson masterpiece post (makes some odd creaking noises should have bought reg T)
Hope x2/tech brakes
Avid clean sweep rotors (185 front 160 rear)
Specialized enduro bars
"I'm the fastest of the slow guys"
el guapo build help bottom bracket
im building up a titus el guapo 2010 model with shimano xtr group set and a chris king bottom bracket (73mm). do i nee to put any spacers on the bottom brocket. if so what size and what size.?
Can anyone tell me what version ISCG tabs the 2010 EG has?
UPDATE: Changed over my RP23 to a DHX RC4 using a 400lb coil. Huge difference on the runs at Whistler and Black Rock. Still pedals well and thinking about just leaving it for all trail duties.
Haven Carbon Bars
Havoc 65mm Stem
WTB Devo Saddle with ti rails
X0 Mid-Cage rear derailleur
Still loving this bike after a year and a half!
Last edited by Colddiver98; 09-08-2011 at 08:18 AM.
Originally Posted by Colddiver98
I'm not sure if it's worth the weight in getting a coil shock since my Guap is supposed to be my lighter weight bike. I'm running a Marzocchi TST Air which is great compared to the fox it came with but still not as plush as I'd like it. Just for reference, what's your riding weight and sag on the 400# spring? Does the Guapo/Dhx RC4 rear feel stable/plush like a dh bike at whistler? Or is it still closer to a long travel XC bike?
Our life is a journey. let it be epic.
Update pics with new wheelset. Crank Brothers Iodine and a Conti MK Supersonic, Black Chili really makes a lot of difference on wet/damp trails.
Inside one of the trails in Singapore (Woodcutter trail)
Wow! u can keep it so mud free after a session @Woodcutter!
Last edited by magixuser; 09-06-2011 at 08:55 AM.
I'm running about 175 with gear. Set the air pressure to 170psi and sag to 25%. I haven't really noticed the weight difference when riding, just when loading/unloading off the rack. It seems to pedal uphill just about the same as the RP23 with the propedal engaged once it settles into the sag. Doesn't seem to bob and rides over the loose stuff about the same.
Originally Posted by epicjurneez
On downhill I cannot compare to a downhill bike as I have not ridden one. I have ridden an XC bike and it's not even close. The slack head angle on the EG makes a huge difference and I the suspension I'm running has 20mm more travel. I can tell you compared to the same runs on the RP23 it's been night and day. With the RC4 there's been no bottoming and launches and runs through repeated hits much smoother. It handles braking bumps better and I do not feel the chatter is as harsh. I attribute this to the pressure I had to run on the RP23 to try and keep from bottoming versus the lower pressure in the RC4.
This is my do it all bike so I want a trailbike that can also be used for light downhill and freeride.
Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
This bike needs a lot of bottom out control
Have you tried any landings, jumps/drops with only 170psi in the res?
Originally Posted by Colddiver98
My first ever video! 'Finally figured out how to upload vids, and before you all dismiss me as an ignoramus, I am using a very old Mac Here's my EG, what a bike!!
<object width='500' height='281'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/216613/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/216613/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='281' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/video/216613/">Sending it smoothly</a> on <a href="http://www.pinkbike.com">pinkbike.com</a></p>
Ran down crank it up a few times to compare (I had run the RP23 o the same runs) the handling and no problems with bottoming. It ran super plush down anything from choppy stuff on Cougar Ninja and Karate Monkey to the flowy tabletops and drops on A Line. As the spring breaks in I may need to adjust, but so far it's been fine. I'll run it down Stikter Gnar and some other runs this weekend.
Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG
Here is mine. My two year old daughter calls it "Walka"
Frame: 2010 Titus El Guapo (Medium), Root Beer ano
Handle Bar: Chromag Acute GunMetal ano
Stem: RaceFace Evolve AM 70mm
Seatpost: Gravity Dropper
Saddle: Specialized Alias
Seat Clamp: standard
Headset: Cane Creek Angleset (-1 degree)
Grips: ODI Rogue
Wheelset: Flow on Hope 20mm front/ Mavic 819 with Chris King hub on the back
Fork: Manitou Nixon 160mm IT
Rear Shock: Push'd Monarch Plus/ DHX coil - 500lb Ti
Shifters and RD: Shimano XTR
FD: Shimano XTR
Crank: Shimano XTR
Pedal: Shimano SPD
Chain: Shimano XTR
Cogs: Shimano XTR 9 speed
Brakes: Shimano XTR
Tires: Maxxis Advantage 2.4/ Specialized Captain 2.2
I have hesitated all season to post my El Guapo build, simply because, well, it's not done yet - lots of little changes I want to make after riding it this year. Anything marked with an * is gonna change at some point.
I'm around 5'10"+ and around 150 pounds - bike gets used for "dh runs" (local hills not mountains) and fun XC stuff. Climbing suffers just a wee bit with the monster fork, don't know why? ha!
Frame: 2008 El Guapo, Medium
Fork: 2007 Marzocchi 66 RCX2, medium spring
Rear Shock: 2008 Fox DHX 2.0, 400# steel spring* (should be 350# ti soon)
Handle Bar: Race Face Ride* riser
Stem: generic 50mm* for DH & generic 90mm* for XC
Seatpost: Ø30.9 Control Tech Team Issue 1 Scandium 400mm, 2-bolt style
Saddle: WTB Speadline*, beat to isht used
Seat Clamp: Ø34.9mm Hope QR, black
Headset: Cane Creek 110 1 1/8", red
Grips: MEC bolt-on
Wheelset: Mavic EX721, Hadley 100mm front/32 hole, Hadley 135/4-pawl rear/36 hole, DT straight gauge & brass nips
Shifter & RD: SRAM X-9 & X-9 medium cage*, beat to isht used part but it works
Shifter & FD: SRAM X-7 & Shimano SLX
Crank: Race Face Atlas all mountain, black, 175mm arms, 22-32-42 Turbine rings, XC bb
Pedals: Egg Beaters or Flats
Chain: SRAM something
Cogs: Shimano XT 9sp 11-32t
Brakes: Shimano XT BR-755 4-pot rear @ 160mm, Hayes 9 160mm front*
Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.1 & boring tubes
Found the frame on PinkBike this spring, couldn't let it go, never planned to build a bike like this so I'm still getting lots of things figured out & dialed in. My main ride is a Trek 9.8 hardtail so the bikes are complete ying & yang - the versatility of the Titus is awesome!
Took all season but it's finally done
Frame: 2010 Medium Titus El Guapo
Fork: '12 Fox float 36 RLC fit 160mm tapered w/ 20mm axle w/ kashima
Shock: '12 Fox RP23 8.5" x 2.5" XV w/ kashima 21.8mm spacers front and back
Wheel set: Industry nine Enduro
Skewer: DT Swiss 10x135mm rear skewer
Shifter: Sram X0 9speed redwin
Front derailleur: Shimano XTR downswing 34.9mm clamp
Rear derailleur: Sram X0 9speed redwin (short cage)
Crankset: Raceface SixC 22-34t
175mm w/ bashguard
Cassette: Sram PG990 9speed 11-34t (red)
Chain: Sram PC991 hollow pin
Brakes: Avid Elixir CR 203mm front; 185 rear (red)
Seatpost: Crank Brothers Joplin 4 w/ remote
Seat clamp: Hope seat collar 34.9mm
Headset: Chris King Inset i5
Stem: Raceface Atlas AM 50mm 1 1/8
Handle bar: Raceface SixC
Tire: Maxxis TT Larsen (front); Schwalbe Racing Ralph's (rear) Stan's NoTubes standard size
Grips: Egron GE1
Pedals: Point One Podium
Saddle: Selle SMP Stratos
Weight: 30 lbs.
Last edited by chybulo; 09-20-2011 at 08:45 PM.
Nice cranks and pedals!
Originally Posted by chybulo
"The secret of joy is the mastery of pain." (AnaÃ¯s Nin)
Thanks! It almost didn't work out. I had a chain tensioner and had to remove it in order to keep the crankset. The threads on the pedals are really short. It's screwed in all the way on the crankarms and I only see it halfway in on the backside of the crankarms. No problems so far :X hope I didn't speak too soon.
Frame: 2010 Large
Fork: Marzocchi 55 RC3 TI Evo
Bars: Crank Brothers Iodine 11 carbon 720 mm
Stem: Crank Brother Iodine 2 65 mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40
Cranks: Sram x-9
Shifters: Sram x-9
R. Der: Sram x-9
F. Der: Shimano SLX
Brakes : Shimano SLX M666
Seatpost: KS i950-r
Grips: ODI Ruffian
Saddle: Old WTB I had laying around
Tires: WTB Bronson AM TCS
Wheels: Crank Brothers Iodine 2