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    Finally upgraded to EG from Motolite. Thanks to all the brain-trusts here in the Titus forum for your expertise and suggestions. The EG climbs surprisingly well with the fork set at 160. Does track a lot better and seems to keep forward momentum better than the ML. The ML feels like it sometime wants to fall over whereas the EG wants to move you forward. Still dialing in the Lyrik and the Monarch. Seems like the bike can handle a bigger fork. The bike came in at 32 lbs. Those tubeless Nevegals are pigs. The only negative so far is that the rear brake hose routing kind of gets in the way when the suspension is under compression. Also, have to be a little careful of pedal strikes.

    Here is the build list.

    Medium ver.3
    RS Monarch RT3 - running 30% sag
    RS Lyrik Coil U Turn RC2L
    Smoothie Mixer Headset
    Easton Haven UST Wheelset
    Kenda Nevegal UST
    Easton Vice Handlebars, Stem, and Haven Seatpost
    X9 F/R Derailleur
    X9 Shifters
    Avid Code (2011) 203f/180r
    Truvativ AKA Cranks (175mm) / GXP BB
    DMR V12 Mag Pedals
    Crank Brother Iodine 3 Saddle
    Spank Grips
    Hope QR Seatclamp
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    Oh, forgot. Bionicon C Guide. Fell off during 1st ride.

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    Finally got my EG in for a ride.....surprisingly lively with the Vengeance 170mm and the DLA to 140mm helps on the climb....still dialing in with my Vengeance and Monarch, but overall very very please with it...

    Build Spec :
    EG Large with Monarch RT3 , stripped orange paint and made it raw with clear matte powder coat.
    Cane Creek 40 series Headset
    X Fusion Vengeance RC DLA 20mm taper
    Easton Haven wheelset with Nobby Nic front and rear Tubeless setup
    Easton Haven carbon seatpost with Fizik Tundra 2
    Easton Haven AM Stem 55mm
    Easton Haven Carbon h/bar 711
    Sram X0 shifters & RD (Med Cage)
    Sram X9 FD
    Shimano XTR m971 brakes front (185 ) , rear (160)
    Shimano XT crankarms - 175mm , with blackspire chainrings (24T ,36T)
    Shimano XT Cassette 9spd (13-36T)
    VP Component Pedals.

    Weights - 28.8 lbs , 13.01 kg...





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    Awesome color. Very impressive weight. Now, I am thinking about going back to tubes in my Havens.

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    How did you lose your Bionicon? I've been running mine all summer with zero issues. I think if you remove some of the spacers under your stem you will find that the EG will climb even better then it does now. Dont go back to tubes!!! Just find a tubeless ready tire and run sealant. True UST tires are heavy. My recommendation Michelin Wild Grip R 2 Advanced in the 2.25 size, they are light, durable, fast, and seal up great.

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    Actually it was my bad. The bolt that holds the housing together fell out. Today, I was going over the manual and it states to use loctite. Today's ride on the same trail produced no failures. Luckily, on the first ride, I heard some clanking of metal on the ground and stopped to look. All the pieces were there. I was thinking the same about the spacers. But, I run a Garmin that attaches to the stem. If I set the stem any lower, it would not have the enough clearance. Or, I would have to cut the steerer tube down more. Thanks for the Michelin suggestion. I think I'll try those tires next.

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    All built and out on first ride.

    V3 Med El Guapo Gringo with CCDB air
    RS Lyrik solo air DH 170mm w/CC ZS headset
    Hayes Stroker Trail white brakes/Hope floating rotors 203/160
    Sunline V1 seatpost/stem 65mm
    Groovy Luv Handles 26" bars
    SRAM X9 short cage rear/X7 rear shifter
    SLX AM cranks 1X10 setup with 11-36 XT cassette
    Bionicon C-Guide
    Hope Pro2/DT EX5.1D wheels
    Rider: 5'10.5"
    Bike weight: 31.5 on digital bathroom scale (bike+me) - me method
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    The changes never end... I decided to strip off the orange paint, and I really like the results! I think this it the sexiest bike I've owned yet. Of course, that won't keep me from getting it all dirty tomorrow .
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    My EG finally sees the daylight after months in the box
    My first bike building on my own except for pressing the headset... great fun... and it is addictive getting my hand dirty.

    thx to great buddies who help me on advices and getting this awesome machine! Boy, this bike climbs so well for the awesome down.

    EG Small with Monarch RT3
    Cane Creek 40 series Headset
    Fox 36 Talas RC2
    Hope Pro2 hub with ZTR Crest
    Hope Tech X2 brakes with Hope floating rotor 183/160
    Superstar 50mm stem with 720 Answer Pro-taper handlebar
    Crank Brother Joplin Post with fizik tundra 2
    Shimano XT drivetrain 2x10 (24-32 / 11-36)
    Bionicon C-Guide
    Weights 30lbl, 13.6kg
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    Nice built.
    I think you got to raise that saddle nose a bit... It should be horizontal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    Nice built.
    I think you got to raise that saddle nose a bit... It should be horizontal.
    thx, yup.. already straighten the saddle

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    Nice! Cables need shortened a bit. Also I keep my saddle pointed down a little too. Don't want any equipment problems if you know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixnr View Post
    Nice! Cables need shortened a bit. Also I keep my saddle pointed down a little too. Don't want any equipment problems if you know what I mean.

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    yeah.. getting annoyed with the long brake hose. no time to trim and bleed it yet... ride first ride first

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    I'm 5'11", 32.5" inseam, and always between sizes. Looks like most have recommended a large for these measurements. That's fine, but it looks like the 2012 discounted frames are only still available in medium. Would it be that off if I were to grab a medium? The price is ridiculous. I don't why I didn't grab one of these months ago, instead of lusting and saving for a 5 Spot/Chilcotin. You can always get one of those later, but at $1000, the El Guapo has to be the deal of the century, haha!

    Anyway, let me know what you guys think about the medium. The 5 Spot large is almost exactly the same as the medium Guapo, geometry-wise, and that fit very well. I think I may just grab one before they're all gone, but of course would love some perspective. Thanks all!
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    I'm 5.11 too and just went from a 2009 large EG to a medium V3. After the first ride it feels good and fitting. The slightly longer TT on the V3 made it possible. I am still running a 50 mm stem as I did on the large and will try a 70 mm soon.
    I say go for it it's just a great deal on a smoking hot frame!

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    Thanks Shrike! I actually have decided to stick with the medium. But now, I am really, really considering switching to an orange or white frame, so that I can have it stripped. That raw look is NICE.

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    new build EG V3 Super Raw

    Built for first ride, still awaiting final parts.
    Fork, Brakes, wheels came off long serving Santa Cruz.

    V3 Small El Guapo with Monarch SUPER RAW
    Fox 36 TALAS RC2 2008
    Chris King Tapered Griplock Insert headset
    Saint Brakes 160
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    Thomson Elite X4 stem 70mm
    Easton EC90 bars
    Shimano XT Shadow Plus rear shifter
    Shimano XT cranks 2X10 setup with 11-36 XT cassette
    WTB rocket 5 saddle
    XTR pedals
    Nevegal 2.5 front , 2.35 rear
    Hope Pro2/DT EX5.1 front wheel
    Rider: 5'10.5"
    Bike weight: 13.9 kg feedback sports scale.

    To come,
    Noken extension kit for front mech.
    Schwalbe hans dampf 2.35 with Stanz to replace Nevegal with tubes.
    new rear wheel.
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    Switched from a large 2009 to this...happy happy, it's fantastic!



    El Guapo V3 medium
    shock: CC DB Air
    fork: Bos Deville 160 tapered
    brakes: Hope M4 203/180 Floating Saw
    bar: Nukeproof Warhead 720 mm
    stem: Syncros lead-Edition 50 mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 44/49
    grips: FSA Gravity Lock On
    shifter: Shimano XT 3/9
    FD: Shimano XT
    RD: Shimano SLX mid cage
    cassette: Shimano XT 12-34
    cranks: Shimano XTR 970 24/36
    pedal: Shimano M-530 Trail
    FW: Novatec/Supra 30/Sapim Laser/Maxxis Minion F 2.5 Exo
    RW: Hope Pro/Syncros DS28/ Sapim Laser/Maxxis Ardent 2.4 Exo
    Chainguide: Bionicon
    chain: Shimano HG93
    seatpost: Thomson Elite
    saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
    clamp: Salsa Fliplock

    14,4 kg

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    My El Guapo,



    Large El Guapo with Monarch
    Rock Shox Lyrik
    Chris King headset
    Hope Brakes
    Thomson masterpiece seatpost
    Thomson Elite X4 stem 70mm
    Race Face Sixc bars
    SRAM X9 rear shifter
    Race Face cranks 2X10 setup with 11-32 SRAM 990 cassette
    WTB DEVO carbon saddle
    CB mallet
    Wicked Will tyres
    DT 440/DT EX5.1 wheel

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    Loosely setup and test ridden last week...
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    and a bit of lightening up tonite with stem and grips. My not so accurate scale says 30lb flat.


    2 lb more to drop-- probably have to wait till year end...

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    New parts for my El Guapo.

    50 mm stem --> 35 mm stem
    711 mm bars --> 750 mm bars
    160 mm Lyrik --> 170 mm Vengeance

    The improved ride quality from the new suspension and increased DH performance from the new geo is even better than I hoped! It will continue to improve as I fully adapt to the new handling and dial in the new fork. Climbing performance suffered a bit, but I can still pedal up everything I want to pedal up. Overall, I am very pleased with this lastest round of upgrades. My list of things to improve is getting very small. It may be time to start on a second bike soon...but I've been saying that for a while and keep changing my mind. lol

    HA = 65.5 degrees
    weight = 32 lb
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    Quote Originally Posted by miniwisejosh View Post
    New parts for my El Guapo.

    50 mm stem --> 35 mm stem
    711 mm bars --> 750 mm bars
    160 mm Lyrik --> 170 mm Vengeance

    weight = 32 lb
    U got the weight verified? Hmm probably something wrong with my scale..
    Have a very similar setup to yours on another EG (med) and its ~37lb
    sams shock same fork (same stem and bar length too)
    Accounting for your lack of front dee and shifter-- thats at most only a pound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den View Post
    U got the weight verified? Hmm probably something wrong with my scale..
    Have a very similar setup to yours on another EG (med) and its ~37lb
    sams shock same fork (same stem and bar length too)
    Accounting for your lack of front dee and shifter-- thats at most only a pound.
    Weight came from the park tools scale at my LBS. I assume it's reasonably accurate. Also, my spreadsheet of parts and weights adds up to about 32 lb. So yeah...might be worth checking your scale.

    But did you weigh your new EG on the same scale? that one seems the right range for all air suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miniwisejosh View Post
    Weight came from the park tools scale at my LBS. I assume it's reasonably accurate. Also, my spreadsheet of parts and weights adds up to about 32 lb. So yeah...might be worth checking your scale.

    But did you weigh your new EG on the same scale? that one seems the right range for all air suspension.
    Never really bothered with weight on my old EG.. only once out of curiousity using a friend's scale. But now that I think about it I do have more meat on the wheels and some parts..

    My new EG is spot on -- this one has a spreadsheet for part weights like you
    Actual weighing is off by only 1/8lb...

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    Hey everyone - hoping people who have built their own EG can chime in here. I got my EG about 2 months ago, and am just about ready to start putting it all together. Wondering if anyone here has to face/chase/ream their EG frame from the factory? My frame is brand new, so I'm not sure if it's something I should be considering as necessary straight from the factory. I'm going with a CK headset and BB, if that makes a difference. My headtube looks like it may need to be cleaned up a bit, but the BB shell looks pretty good. Did anyone have to care for their HT/BB factory direct prior to building it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisingrassia View Post
    Hey everyone - hoping people who have built their own EG can chime in here. I got my EG about 2 months ago, and am just about ready to start putting it all together. Wondering if anyone here has to face/chase/ream their EG frame from the factory? My frame is brand new, so I'm not sure if it's something I should be considering as necessary straight from the factory. I'm going with a CK headset and BB, if that makes a difference. My headtube looks like it may need to be cleaned up a bit, but the BB shell looks pretty good. Did anyone have to care for their HT/BB factory direct prior to building it up?
    I just had to sand off the uneven paint on the HT before mounting the headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer.2 View Post
    I just had to sand off the uneven paint on the HT before mounting the headset.
    That's it, just sand off the top paint? Is there a way to check the parallel-ness of the headtube myself before I shell out $100 that my LBS's quoted me to face/ream the HT and BB shell? I'd have to imagine that the frames coming right off the line at Titus would be as perfect as possible, but maybe I'm wrong?

    I'm reading lots and lots of forums where people say "absolutely, don't even think about building the bike until you get the HT and BB perfect," and others who are like "it's not that big of a deal, a new frame will be fine already and won't need any extra work."

    I don't know who to trust =).

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisingrassia View Post
    That's it, just sand off the top paint? Is there a way to check the parallel-ness of the headtube myself before I shell out $100 that my LBS's quoted me to face/ream the HT and BB shell? I'd have to imagine that the frames coming right off the line at Titus would be as perfect as possible, but maybe I'm wrong?

    I'm reading lots and lots of forums where people say "absolutely, don't even think about building the bike until you get the HT and BB perfect," and others who are like "it's not that big of a deal, a new frame will be fine already and won't need any extra work."

    I don't know who to trust =).
    my v3 headtube dint need any reaming or facing... headset just pop in perfectly

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    Just got my EG V3 and here's my humble steed!



    And here's the build, weighing in at 30.8lbs, 14kg +/- 150grams

    Titus El Guapo V3 's Description:
    Fork - 2011 Fox Float 36 RC2
    Rear Shox - Rockshox Monarch RT3
    Shifters - Shimano Saint M810
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano Siant M810 SGS
    Brake Levers - Shimano XTR M988
    Brakes - Shimano XTR M988
    Brake Rotors - Shimano IceTech 203mm (F) Shimano IceTech 160mm (R)
    Crankset - Shimano SLX
    Bottom Bracket - Shimano XT
    Pedals - HT AE01
    Cassette - Shimano Deore XT
    Chainring - Blackspire Super Pro 32t
    Chain Guide - MRP S4
    Chain - KMC X9L
    Rims - Sun Ringle EQ27
    Spokes - Wheelsmith
    Hubs - Hope Pro Evo 2
    Tyres - Panaracer CG AM 2.35
    Skewers - Hope
    Headset - Smoothie Mixer Tapered
    Stem - Answer DJ
    Handlebar - Answer DH
    Grips - Answer DH
    Seatpost - Da Bomb Mortar Post 30.9mm
    Seat Clamp - Da Bomb Bomb Clamp 34.9mm
    Saddle - Da Bomb Skull 2.0
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    Thanks to anvil_den for build consultation!
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    any suggestions for bringing the weight down from 30.8lbs to say 28lbs?

    or it's just easier for me to shed a kilo?

    hahahahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny78 View Post
    any suggestions for bringing the weight down from 30.8lbs to say 28lbs?

    or it's just easier for me to shed a kilo?

    hahahahaha!
    dunno if you are kidding or not, but

    getting it to 28lbs would take quite a lot of parts substitution. lighter tires, go tubeless (if you haven't already got rid of the tubes), and a lighter wheelset (though I don't know if what you have there is that heavy anyway) would be the usual first places to lighten up the feel of the bike. to get to 28, you'd probably have to go carbon on the bars and maybe even the seatpost, but i dunno if you want to do that, nor do i know what kind of riding you want to do, given that you have a 180mm fork and big rotors on there. other than that, you'd have to be trimming little bits here and there, going to silicone grips, up-speccing all the drivetrain (eg. to xtr), maybe go a size down on the rotors, go for one of those tiny bionicon chaninguides, etc etc. even then, you'd struggle to get close to 28 without some serious compromises, and probably end up with a bike not suitable for you.

    IIRC, not many have got the EG down to 28, and they usually had 32/150mm forks on them, with XC wheels and tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sclyde2 View Post
    dunno if you are kidding or not, but

    getting it to 28lbs would take quite a lot of parts substitution. lighter tires, go tubeless (if you haven't already got rid of the tubes), and a lighter wheelset (though I don't know if what you have there is that heavy anyway) would be the usual first places to lighten up the feel of the bike. to get to 28, you'd probably have to go carbon on the bars and maybe even the seatpost, but i dunno if you want to do that, nor do i know what kind of riding you want to do, given that you have a 180mm fork and big rotors on there. other than that, you'd have to be trimming little bits here and there, going to silicone grips, up-speccing all the drivetrain (eg. to xtr), maybe go a size down on the rotors, go for one of those tiny bionicon chaninguides, etc etc. even then, you'd struggle to get close to 28 without some serious compromises, and probably end up with a bike not suitable for you.

    IIRC, not many have got the EG down to 28, and they usually had 32/150mm forks on them, with XC wheels and tires.
    i was quite sincere in the question!

    But after reading what you said, i strongly believe now, it's easier to shed a kg off myself than the bike! haha!

    the weight is not a concern for me and 14kg is pretty much ok for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny78 View Post
    i was quite sincere in the question!

    But after reading what you said, i strongly believe now, it's easier to shed a kg off myself than the bike! haha!

    the weight is not a concern for me and 14kg is pretty much ok for me.
    I'd completely agree with that previous post. After a certain point, you're gonna be shelling out big bucks just to be dropping grams here and there....you'd essentially have to re-build a lot of the bike to drop an entire 2 pounds. It looks great the way it is, but I'd agree that getting a light and strong wheelset is the easiest place to drop weight and also the most noticeable from the rider's standpoint. I'd avoid carbon bars and seatpost, you want to leave some things a bit more on the heavy/durable end. But hey, your bike your call. Lookin' good.....how do you like the XTR ice rotors? I' m just about ready to build up my EG and went with those as well, read lots of good stuff about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisingrassia View Post
    I'd completely agree with that previous post. After a certain point, you're gonna be shelling out big bucks just to be dropping grams here and there....you'd essentially have to re-build a lot of the bike to drop an entire 2 pounds. It looks great the way it is, but I'd agree that getting a light and strong wheelset is the easiest place to drop weight and also the most noticeable from the rider's standpoint. I'd avoid carbon bars and seatpost, you want to leave some things a bit more on the heavy/durable end. But hey, your bike your call. Lookin' good.....how do you like the XTR ice rotors? I' m just about ready to build up my EG and went with those as well, read lots of good stuff about them.
    Loving the icetech rotors. very good braking power and when paired with XTs or XTRs, it's braking heaven! (it's xt icetech rotors btw, rt86 to be exact)

    i had to install 203 for the front due to the fork. but then again, i'm gonna go 180 for the rear as soon as they are in stock. not going 203 for the rear simply because i already have the 180 adapter!

    go big or go home, that's what i say! haha!

    though, they are on the heavy side so unless you're like me who do not give an arse about weight, get it! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny78 View Post
    Loving the icetech rotors. very good braking power and when paired with XTs or XTRs, it's braking heaven! (it's xt icetech rotors btw, rt86 to be exact)
    i had to install 203 for the front due to the fork. but then again, i'm gonna go 180 for the rear as soon as they are in stock. not going 203 for the rear simply because i already have the 180 adapter!
    Go big or go home, that's what i say! haha!
    though, they are on the heavy side so unless you're like me who do not give an arse about weight, get it! :P
    Very glad to hear this. I went 203 front and 180 rear, can't wait to try them out. You mentioned an adaptor - will I need one to run the 180 rear on the EG?

    Also, I got my rotors from Merlin Cycles; they have 180mm in stock. I live in CA, had them here in less than a week and 10% sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisingrassia View Post
    Very glad to hear this. I went 203 front and 180 rear, can't wait to try them out. You mentioned an adaptor - will I need one to run the 180 rear on the EG?

    Also, I got my rotors from Merlin Cycles; they have 180mm in stock. I live in CA, had them here in less than a week and 10% sale.
    you will need the adapter regardless i think. i have the 160 adapter on now.

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    My V3

    Build Weight 31.1 lbs

    Fork - 2012 XFusion Vengeance 170 HLR
    Rear Shox - Rockshox Monarch RT3
    Shifter - SRAM X-9
    Rear Derailleur - SRAM X-9 Short Cage
    Brake Levers - Shimano SLX
    Brakes - Shimano SLX
    Brake Rotors - Dont Know180mm (F) Dont Know 160mm (R)
    Crankset - Shimano SLX
    Bottom Bracket - Shimano XT
    Pedals - Odyssey
    Cassette - SRAM PG-990 11-34
    Chainring - E-13 34T
    Chain Guide - E-13 LG-1
    Chain - SRAM PC-991
    Rims - Stans ZTR Arch EX
    Spokes - DT Super Comp
    Hubs - Hope Pro 2 EVO F Stans 330 R
    Tyres - Michelin Wild GripR Advanced 2.25
    Headset - Smoothie Mixer
    Stem - Felt 90mm
    Handlebar - Easton Havoc DH
    Grips - Dont Remember
    Seatpost - Gravity Droppe Turbo 30.9mm
    Saddle - WTB Speed V
    BB Height - 13.25
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  39. #189
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    how's it ride? Is it plush?
    Our life is a journey. let it be epic.

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    sweet build!

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    Nice build.
    Are you comfortable with the single ring at front? Is 34t enough or a bit hard to climb?
    "Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Yeah Epic, I have only one ride on it and its pretty cushy, so far I'm stoked.
    Thx kenny
    Thx george, its not to bad but I,m in Austin Tx so theres nothing to crazy here. then again I'm so out of shape i'm used to walking my bike up hills

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramslam View Post
    Yeah Epic, I have only one ride on it and its pretty cushy, so far I'm stoked.
    Thx kenny
    Thx george, its not to bad but I,m in Austin Tx so theres nothing to crazy here. then again I'm so out of shape i'm used to walking my bike up hills
    I'm an expert in walking my bike up hills!

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    come on guys, exercise, exercise... !!!
    "Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Exercise?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post

    come on guys, exercise, exercise... !!!
    I thought that's what climbing hills was?

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    well, pushing bike up hills is a way better workout than riding up... :P

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    hey fellas!! I just bought an E.G. and just wanted to ask how does it climb with an 160mm fork travel??
    You see I'm to buy the fork and cant decide weather to buy an 120-160 tallas or an 160 vanilla or float to save some money up for the brakes

    PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

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    Doesnt need the travel adjust, get a 160 fixed travel & enjoy!

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    160 works great. I hardly ever use my travel adjust. The Talas provides an added option and perhaps a piece of mind. But, I would go for the brakes instead.

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    160 fixed works for me. I'd save your money.

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