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    After owning the medium size frame for a year...

    Would you still choose the medium or would you have gone with the small?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
    DT spokes
    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
    Odi grips

    "I'm the fastest of the slow guys"

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    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.?

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    Can anyone tell me what version ISCG tabs the 2010 EG has?

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    Iscg 05

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    Thanks

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    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.

    Also:
    Haven Carbon Bars
    Havoc 65mm Stem
    WTB Devo Saddle with ti rails
    X0 Mid-Cage rear derailleur
    X0 Shifter

    Still loving this bike after a year and a half!
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    weight sag?

    Quote Originally Posted by Colddiver98 View Post
    UPDATE: Changed over my RP23 to a DHX RC4 using a 400lb coil. Huge difference on the runs at Whistler and Black Rock. Still peddles well and thinking about just leaving it for all trail duties.

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    Havoc 65mm Stem
    WTB Devo Saddle with ti rails

    Still loving this bike after a year and a half!
    Hey Colddiver.
    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?
    Cheers!
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    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)

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    Wow! u can keep it so mud free after a session @Woodcutter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den View Post
    Wow! u can keep it so mud free after a session @Woodcutter!
    I cleaned the bike on the stream by passing-by a couple of times so it will be clean for the photo session , also the trail we took (Chestnut->Helipad->First stream)was not that muddy . It was only muddy after the second stream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epicjurneez View Post
    Hey Colddiver.
    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?
    Cheers!
    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.
    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.

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    This bike needs a lot of bottom out control

    Quote Originally Posted by Colddiver98 View Post
    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.
    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.
    Have you tried any landings, jumps/drops with only 170psi in the res?

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    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!!

    Sending it smoothly on pinkbike.com

    I like bikes.

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    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG View Post
    Have you tried any landings, jumps/drops with only 170psi in the res?
    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.

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    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
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    Good job!

    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: 30.9 Control Tech Team Issue 1 Scandium 400mm, 2-bolt style
    Saddle: WTB Speadline*, beat to isht used
    Seat Clamp: 34.9mm 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!









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    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

    Height: 5"7'
    Inseam: 30"
    Weight: 30 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chybulo View Post
    Frame: 2010 Medium Titus El Guapo
    Fork: '12 Fox float 36 RLC fit 160mm tapered w/ 20mm axle
    Shock: '12 Fox RP23 8.5" x 2.5" XV 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

    Height: 5"7'
    Inseam: 30"
    Weight: 30 lbs.
    Nice cranks and pedals!
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    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.

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    Here's mine

    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
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    Some very nice bikes here. Here's mine (sorry about the cell phone pics, but that's the only camera I have atm):







    The wires and cables need some tidying up, but other than that I am very happy with the bike. Specs:
    Frame: 2010 Large
    Fork: Lyrik solo air DH tapered
    Bars: Easton Havoc
    Stem: Crank Brother Iodine 2 65 mm
    Headset: Chris King Devolution
    Transmission: Shimano XT-group set (need to ditch the big ring for a bash, probably going to pick a chain guide as well)
    Pedals: Shimano XT trail
    Brakes : Formula RX (front 203mm, rear 160mm)
    Seatpost: Truvativ Holzfeller (to be replaced with a adjustable seat post during the winter)
    Grips: ODI Ruffian MX
    Saddle: WTB Laser
    Tires: Cheap Syncros tires from the LBS (2.4 Maxxis Ardents are on the way)
    Wheels: DT Swiss E2200 (atm I can get a good deal on CK hubs, which I am most likely going to pick up (they are mango as well, so the colors would match), meaning a new set of wheels as well during the winter. Any recommendations for rims?)

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