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    Quote Originally Posted by Yolden Gears
    Sweet, so what's the setup?
    Well I thought I'd wait for a dedicated thread, but since you asked...

    2007 Titus El Guapo, Large
    Light Duty - RP23 HV / '08 36 Float R
    Heavy Duty - DHX 5.0 / '08 36 Van RC2
    Thomson X4 70mm stem
    Easton Monkey Lite DH bar
    '07 Shimano XTR trigger shifters
    Formula Bianco Brakes 200/180 rotors
    ODI Lock-On grips
    '07 XTR Crank 22 / 32 / e. Thirteen Supercharger bash
    '07 XTR Front der.
    '08 XT Shadow Rear der.
    12-27 Ultegra 9spd cassette
    XTR Chain
    DT Swiss EX 1750 wheelset
    Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 tires
    Shimano PD-M647 pedals

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    El Guapo Set-Up Data Base

    Well... time to get it started as suggested by Jeff!

    Keep'em coming!
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    07 Titus El Guapo - Small
    07 Fox DHX Air 5.0 shock
    07 Vanilla RC2 Fork
    DT Swiss 5.1 with Hope/Hadley Hubs
    Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires
    Easton XC Monkey Light Bars
    Hope Stem 90mm (Black 70mm in picture)
    old XT Cranks
    XT Drivetrain
    Juicy 5 Brakes 185x2
    Thomson seatpost
    WTB Saddle
    ODI Grips
    Time ATAC Pedals
    Dangerboy Rockring
    Hope QR Dealies

    Rider:
    5'5"
    29" inseam
    150lbs.

    Plan on adding the following:
    XTR Crankset
    XT Shadow Rear Der.
    Easton Monkey DH bars
    Beefier Stem
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    2007 Titus El Guapo, Large
    ALL Duty - DHX-Air / '07 36 Talas RC2
    Thomson X4 90mm stem
    31.8 Truvative Team 25mm riser bar
    '07 X9 shifters, with MIX MASTER formula mounts
    Formula K18 Brakes, 8 inch rotors
    Pedros DIce Vice grips
    '05 XT Crank 22 / 36 / MRP bash
    '07 X9 FD.
    '07 X9 Rear der.
    11-34 Sramm 990 cassette
    XTR Chain
    DT Swiss 5.1 rims ( DT tubeless strips)
    Blue King hubs (fun bolt rear)
    King head set
    tires dejour
    TIme control Z pedals
    Speed ball remote post
    WTB Pure Stealh


    just over 35LBs

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    It would be good to see a good clear side photo so we can see how much seat post and stem spacers people are running for their frame size and height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    It would be good to see a good clear side photo so we can see how much seat post and stem spacers people are running for their frame size and height.
    Yep, and please also post your height and inseam if you can. Thanks. Keep 'em coming.
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    ask and you shall recieve

    Here's a side shot. 10mm spacer under stem, nice and low on the bar height-
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    SuMoLite build

    Large black EG (me+5'11", 33" inseam, large black... )

    '06 66SL
    Pearl for the moment - Evolver ISX-6 on its way
    Hope M4's, 160/203 mm
    Syntace 25.4 DH bar
    Titec 65mm stem
    ODI grips
    X.9 triggers
    X.9 rear, X-Gen front, chain & cassette
    XT Cranks/BB
    Thomson post
    Terry Ti saddle
    2 wheelsets:
    1) EX 823 / DT Hugi FR w/ 2.5 Minion UST F/R
    2) XM 819/ DT 340 rear 2.35 Maxxis Ignitor LUST / Hope Pro II 2.35 Fat Albert UST front
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    Why your cable routing is away from the frame's default route?

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    important Info!!! Check it out!!

    This info tidbit is important....

    Quote Originally Posted by Titus Jeff
    Hi,

    I wanted to take a moment to clarify some of the comments that were made by Eric regarding the use of a coil-over shock and the El Guapo.

    First I would like to briefly explain the original design goal of using two different rocker positions. The lower hole was designed to offer a more linear spring rate to compensate for the progressive nature of air sprung shocks. The upper hole placement was to create a more progressive spring rate because of the linear nature of a coil shock. Both rocker positions allow for 155mm of travel.

    Now with regards to the use of the second, “coil”, rocker position, we have seen a few cases in where manufacturing tolerances have not been maintained and in extreme cases the yoke of the upper swing arm has made contact with the top tube at full compression. This is not a wide spread situation, but something we have recently become aware of.

    What does this mean to you? Well, first of all it is by no means a cause of panic. We’ve gone back and re-examined the suspension design of the El Guapo. Along the way we have learned that two different shock mounting positions for air and coil is really an idea that was spawned from the early years of suspension when the shocks were not a technically advanced as they are now. The majority of coil shocks these days have so many adjustments including a bottom out adjustment which negates the need for a progressive ‘coil’ rocker mount. Because of these shock features, you can safely use a coil shock in the “Air” position without any adverse effects. As a matter of fact I just returned from a three day trip to Whistler with the El Guapo and two of the three days I ran a DHX coil in the “Air” setting and the bike behaved beautifully.

    As I mentioned earlier, this is not really a cause for panic. We just want to be cautious to make sure that you don’t damage your frame. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

    Thanks.

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    ... and if we just ...

    I took advantage of the El Guapo closeout sale by competitivecyclist and ordered the 2007 Baby Blue El Guapo for $995. I finally have it built and tested on the trail. It's a bit heavier than I expected (34lbs) but it still climbed like a goat and the downhill is confidence building.

    I do have a question for the El Guapo riders who have been on it for a while. The Pearl 3.1 shock feels dead and noisy, is this normal for the break-in period or this is how it operates?



    2007 Babyl Blue El Guapo - Small
    2008 36 TALAS RC2 Fork
    X-9 shifters and derailleurs (Medium Rear)
    Avid Code Disc brake
    Shimano FC-M770 XT crankset
    Azonic Outlaw wheelset
    Chris King headset
    EA70 ALUMINUM RISER 685MM (Hi-Rise) handlebar
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    Specialized Phenom saddle
    ODI Lock-on grips
    SIMTRA SY'STEM 55mm stem
    Blackspire Stinger chain tensioner
    Gamut bashguard
    Tioga Mx Pro Pedal
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 front tire
    WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4 rear tire

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbisoy
    I do have a question for the El Guapo riders who have been on it for a while. The Pearl 3.1 shock feels dead and noisy, is this normal for the break-in period or this is how it operates?


    Break that bad boy in, and let us know!

    Looks great! Congrats!!!
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    2008 Titus El-guapo Med. Rider Hieght 5.11

    Shock Fox DHX air
    Fork Fox Talas 36 RC2
    Stem Sunline AM 80mm
    Bars Easton EC50
    Seatpost MaxM
    Saddle MaxM
    Brakes Magura Louis FR
    Front der LX
    Rear Der x9
    Shifter x9
    Hubs Hope pro 2
    Rims DT Swiss 5.1
    Cranks XT
    Pedals Candy SL
    Tires Kenda Nevigal 2.35 DTC fr Stikee rr
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    Nice look! Axshun shots???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator13
    Nice look! Axshun shots???
    Find me a photographer.
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    2008 Medium Titus Titanium El Guapo w/Fox RP23 HV rear shock

    * Wheels - Hand built by Dave Thomas of Dave's Speed Dream

    * Front - Stans ZTR Arch laced w/ 2.0/1.7 butted Sapin spokes to Chris King ISO disc hub w/20mm thru-axle - 2x on non-disc side, 3x on disc side. Weight: 801gms
    * Rear - Stans ZTR Arch laced w/ 2.0/1.8 butted Sapin spokes to Chris King ISO disc hub - 3x on both sides. Weight: 934 gms

    * Fork - 2008 Fox 36 TALAS R - 1-1/8" Steerer tube
    * Headset - Blue Chris King 1.5" Devolution

    * Brakes -
    * Front - XTR 965 post mount w/180mm rotor
    * Rear - XTR 965 IS mount w/160mm rotor
    * Deore master cylinders w/Black Danger Boy two-finger levers
    * Goodridge Smoke steel-braided lines - front and rear
    * Galfer Brake Pads - Red Semi-metallic front, Green Organic rear

    * Drivetrain -
    * Black Race Face Deus XC crankset w/20t Boone Ti ring, RF 32 ring and RF bashguard
    * XTR FD-M971 front dérailleur
    * Sram X.0 Trigger shifters
    * Sram X.0 Long cage rear dérailleur
    * Shimano XT 11-34 cassette
    * Shimano cable housing

    * Seatpost - Gravity Dropper - 4" drop w/remote
    * Saddle - Flite Titanium Gel
    * Stem - Thomson X-4 100x10
    * Grips - Yeti Clamp-on
    * Handlebar - Easton Monkey Lite XC - 1.5" Rise - 26.5 width - 31.8 clamp
    * Seat Collar - Blue Salsa Lip-Lock
    * Skewers - Black Rear Salsa Flip-Lock w/North Shore Billet Hanger Banger
    * Pedals - Crank Brothers Black Candy SL

    * Tires -
    * Front - Kenda Kinetics 2.35 Stick-E (tubeless w/Stans solution)
    * Rear - Kenda Nevegal 2.35 Stick-E (tubeless w/Stans solution)
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    El Blanco

    Me: 5'-11"/175
    The Fockker:
    Frame: '07 El Guapo (M) Ano Black
    Fork: '08 Talas 36 RC2
    Shock: CCDB w/ Ti Spring - 3.5 x 375
    Wheels: DT Swiss EX 1750
    FD: XTR M971
    RD: XO Med. Cage
    Shifters: XO Triggers
    Cranks: XTR M970
    Bash Guard: Dark Cycles 38t
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Acid 2
    Cassette: XT
    Chain: XT
    Brakes: Formula 'The One" 180 (F) 160 (R)
    Handlebars: Maxm
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 70mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Seatpost: Crank Brothers Joplin
    Saddle: WTB Pure Ti Rails
    Rubber: Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 (F) Nobby Nic 2.4 (R)
    Grips: Lizard Skins "Peaty"

    33.04 lbs.

    So, I think I'm done!? We'll see, those Ti frames look pretty sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator13

    So, I think I'm done!? We'll see, those Ti frames look pretty sweet.
    It'd go better with that spring

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    Wow! That is a beautiful bike. Forget about titanium -- that stuff is for posers.

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    '07 black ano medium
    '09 Fox Float 160mm
    organe CK hubs on DT Swiss rims
    orange CK headset
    2.35" Kenda Excavators (amesome tires!!!)
    Sram X.9 rear d
    XT front d
    XT cranks
    XTR chain
    Avid Juicy 7s
    Easton Mokey lite bars
    90mm easton EA 70 stem (will be switching to 70mm)
    Thompson post
    WTB saddle (forget which one)
    Shock = unofficial Starwars R2D2 unit (or maybe its a Pearl - they sound the same ) will probably go to a Fox DHX air

    blurry action shot...

    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    my guap

    pretty standard build, from the looks of the other setups. my last bike was a 1999 quasimoto ti.
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    Mine

    Frame: '08 El Guapo (M) Ti
    Fork: '08 Talas 36 RC2
    Shock: RP23 HV...(saving money for a CCDB)
    Wheels: Industry Nine Enduro hubs laced to Stans Flows
    FD: XTR M971
    RD: XT Shadow
    Shifters: XT Triggers
    Cranks: XTR M970
    Bash Guard: Straitline
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Acid 2
    Cassette: XTR
    Chain: SRAM 990
    Brakes: Formula 'The One" 180 (F) 180 (R)
    Handlebars: Syncros
    Stem: Gravity Lite 50mm
    Headset: Chris King 1.5
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
    Saddle: WTB Shadow Ti Rails
    Rubber: Maxxis Advantage 2.4 (F&R)
    Grips: Odi lock on with danger boy endcaps
    Q/R: Salsa Q/R and DT RWS for the rear wheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    ...(saving money for a CCDB)
    Wow! i can't believe that the term "saving money" even appeared in the post describing you're build...
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    What a sweet ride! I'm thinking 29.3 lbs. in the current configuration!? That is the picture of "The Handsome One"!
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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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    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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    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.

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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.
    Getting a dropper post is like getting a bidet. I didn't know I needed one until I get one and boy, does my ass thank me.

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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
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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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    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
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    weight?

    [QUOTE=zx1100]

    What's the size and weightt? I'm thinkin van over the float as well.
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    Float is nice but for 1/2 pound extra the VANILLA is Buttery smooth. I'd never trade mine for a float.

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    looks too small

    Quote Originally Posted by pbbreath
    Float is nice but for 1/2 pound extra the VANILLA is Buttery smooth. I'd never trade mine for a float.
    need a large. f air, float can suckit
    yoiu got a large w/ 09 van rc2?
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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.

    running 400lb coil with no preload on an 08 DHX with propedal ramped to 10 clicks for trail riding.

    The sag works out to ~25% with the coil ( couldn't do a more exact measurement with the coil getting in the way) yet the tracking of the rear is much better than the RP23 at 30% sag.

    So far no bottom out issues (piggy @ 150psi with a lot of adjustment left to resist further if needed) unlike with the air shock

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    ^^^^^^^ What?

    Here's my bike....08 Medium running an 08 VAN RC2

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    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den
    running 400lb coil with no preload on an 08 DHX with propedal ramped to 10 clicks for trail riding.

    The sag works out to ~25% with the coil ( couldn't do a more exact measurement with the coil getting in the way) yet the tracking of the rear is much better than the RP23 at 30% sag.

    So far no bottom out issues (piggy @ 150psi with a lot of adjustment left to resist further if needed) unlike with the air shock
    Thanks for the info!! What's your weight?

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    was trying to find out the weight of zx11000s ride but after looking at the pic it seems too small.
    Trying to find out the weight of a large build w/ 36 van RC2 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillOG
    was trying to find out the weight of zx11000s ride but after looking at the pic it seems too small.
    Trying to find out the weight of a large build w/ 36 van RC2 ...
    Sorry for the late response DeerhillOG. My bike is a medium and weighs in at just a tad over 37lbs. The wheelset and tires don't help with the weight and that would be the first place I would concentrate on if I wanted to make it lighter. Oh, and the weight includes the Manitou coil rear shock I had laying around that I installed to replace the Pearl.

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    164-67 lb geared upand loaded

    Quote Originally Posted by john85D
    Thanks for the info!! What's your weight?
    oops! Missed out the most impt reference point earlier

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    8 months on my "do-it-all"......



    Height: 5'9,
    Weight ~165 geared

    Frame: 09 El Guapo Medium
    Fork: TALAS RC2 (2009)--(wishlist, a second fork-- 2010 VAN36RC2)
    Shock: 08 DHX with 400lb coil (wishlist - Diverse Ti Coil), RP23

    Bar : Funn Fatboy Lo-riser, 710mm
    Stem: Titec El Norte Lite 50mm, 0 rise
    Headset: 2010 CaneCreek Xc.II Flush

    Grip : some uber long lock-ons modded with xtra layerings

    Shifters: Shimano XT DCL 08
    Levers: Shimano XT DCL 08
    Calipers: XT 08
    Rotors: 203mm front, 180mm rear
    Skewers: 20mm TA front, CK Heavy Duty Axle rear w/Fun Bolts
    Cables: Shifters - Jagwire
    Cables: Brakes - Goodridge Hydraulic Cables
    Crank: XT 08
    Pedals: Tioga MX Surefoot
    Front Dee: XTR 06 Bottom Swing Dual Pull
    Rear Dee: XT 08 Shadow
    Cassette: XT 12-34
    Chain: XT / PG970

    Clamp: Amoeba Clamp
    Post: KS 900. Cobra (5")
    Saddle: Velo

    Wheelset Front: HopePro II, Rear: Chris King ,
    laceed to DT-Comp Spokes, Spank.Subrosa rims

    Tires F/R Front: Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.35, Rubber Queen 2.4
    Rear: WTB XT Prowler 2.3, Maxxis Ardent 2.25
    Misc: Crud Buster, skins, spacers

    add-ons: E.13 DRS Chain Guide

    Weight: No Idea, not bothered with it anyway

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    Updated pic...



    Other Build Details:

    08 - Fox Van 36 RC2
    08 -DHX Air 5.0
    09 - XT Shifters (With XTR Mod)
    09 - XT Derailleurs
    09 - XT Cassette
    09 - XTR Chain
    08 - LX Cranks
    09 - Hayes Stroker ACE on 8's
    10 - Azonic 28.5" Bars
    09 - Easton 50mm Stem
    08 - Joplin 3"
    etc.etc.etc.etc

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    2009 El Guapo

    2009 Titus El Guapo- Med frame
    Shock- 2010 Fox RP23 w/ Boost Valve
    Fork- 2009 Fox 36 Talas RC2 160mm w/1.5" steerer
    Seatpost- KS i900R adjustable
    Saddle- WTB Rocket V (til Monday when my Transition Park'n Ride AM shows up)

    Wheels- 2008 Easton Havoc AM
    Tires- Maxxis High Rollers 2.35
    Brakes- 2010 Avid Elixer CR w/ 203mm front and 185mm rear

    Cassette- SRAM PG990 9-speed
    Cranks- Shimano XT w/ 36, 22 tooth 170mm
    Chain Guide- E.13 DS
    Bash Guard- E.13 Turbocharger
    Pedals- Crank Bros. 50/50 or Time ATAC Carbon clipless
    Chain- XT
    Front Derailleur- XT
    Rear Derailleur- XTR Long Cage
    Shifters- XT

    Headset Spacers- 15mm
    Headset- Crank Bros. Sage
    Stem- Deity Fantom 1.5
    Bars- Easton Havoc DH 31.8mm clamp
    Grips- ODI Ruffian

    Rider
    height- 5'7"
    inseam- 29"

    I could have gone either way on the frame size. The short stem and seat moved slightly forward places me in the correct position. If I had gone small frame I would've done like my old bike and run the seat back more and gone longer stem. The shorter stem makes it feel a little more responsive in the tight stuff and think I'm happy with the set up.

    Did I miss anything?
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    Very Nice Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Colddiver98
    Did I miss anything?
    ...yep - ACTION SHOTS!!
    "The secret of joy is the mastery of pain." (Anaïs Nin)

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    [QUOTE=Colddiver98
    Did I miss anything?[/QUOTE]

    Nice! Guess we share similar physiques. Mine's set up pretty much like yours. Have a couple inch more on the inseam, so I could throw the seat a little further back though.

    Just dont tighten that 2 bolts on the chain guide too much (the ones southwest of the bashguard). They break easy.

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    Added a couple more links to the chain and adjusted a little more slack in the rear derailleur after a shakedown cruise in McDonald Forest. Took it out to Black Rock yesterday and what a perfect bike! Rides up easily with the ProPedal and flies great on the downhill and over small jumps and drops (just did Banzai). Will be running back up later this week to try it on on some gnarlier stuff, then hopefully Alpine this weekend.

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    Update to my build.


    Wheels are Hope Pro II with DT EX500 rims and DB spokes. I'm going to try tubeless with the existing tires.
    Bars are Ritchey 10-degree sweep 700mm, stem is a 100mm Truvativ XP [?] or something.
    Rear derailleur changed to a mid-cage rapid rise XT.
    Weight - 30.8 pounds without sealant.

    Soon to be added - KS i950-r adjustable seatpost.
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    Frame: 2007 Titus El Guapo (Small)
    Handle Bar: Truvativ Holzfeller Riser Bar
    Stem: Thomson Elite 70mm
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB Shadow V
    Seat Clamp: Hope
    Headset: Chris King Headset w/ Hope spacers
    Grips: Oury Grips with Odi bar end
    Wheelset: Mavic Cross Max SLR
    Fork: '09 Fox Talas 32 RLC
    Rear Shock: Rockshox Pearl 3.1
    Shifters and RD: Shimano SLX
    FD: Shimano SLX
    Crank: Shimano SLX
    Pedal: Truvativ Hollzfeller
    Chain: Sram PC971
    Cogs: Sram PG990 Spider
    Brakes: Avid BB7 with Shimano 8" rotors
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.1 Tubeless



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    Fellow 200+pounder;

    Quote Originally Posted by wasea04
    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
    What kind of sag does the 550# spring give ya? I'm thinking of a coil now.
    Our life is a journey. let it be epic.

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    2008 Titus El Guapo

    El Guapo Set-Up Data Base-img_3864.jpg
    Me - 5'-8" 200 lbs.

    Frame - medium size, black anodized.
    Forks - (2009) Fox 36 TALAS-RC2
    Rear Shock - (2007) Fox DHX Air 5.0
    Seat - "fi'zi:k" Nisene HP
    Seat Post - Race Face - Deus XC (30.9mm)
    Handle Bar - Race Face - Low Riser Evolve AM w/ odi grips
    Stem - Race Face - Evolve AM
    Headset - Race Face - Diabolus
    Bottom Bracket – Shimano Deore XT
    Wheels & Hubs - Shimano Deore XT
    Tires - Continental - Mountain King 2.4 Supersonic
    Hydraulic disc brakes and levers - Shimano Deore XT
    Front and rear deraillures - Shimano Deore XT
    Crankset - Shimano Deore XT
    9 speed cassette - Shimano Deore XT
    Pedals – Specialized - Direct Drive Titanium - 1996
    Last edited by MB Zipper; 05-25-2010 at 07:44 AM. Reason: Picture added

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    El Guapo Set-Up Data Base-eg_porthills.jpg

    Me - 6'-0" 200 lbs. Inseam 32"

    Frame - 2008 medium size, black anodized.
    Forks - (2009) VAN36 RC2
    Rear Shock - 2008 Fox RP23 (170psi, 2 clicks away from full rebound)
    Seat - WTB Rocket Ti
    Seat Post - GD Turbo
    Handle Bar - Sunline VS One 711mm
    Grips - Odi Rogue
    Stem - Thomson 90mm, 0degree rise
    Headset - Cane Creek 110
    Bottom Bracket – Shimano Deore XT
    Front Wheel - Hope Pro2 laced to DT 5.1d
    Rear Wheel - Hope Pro2 laced to Notubes Flow
    Front Tyre - Conti RQ 2.4 (non-UST with tubes)
    Rear Tyre - Conti RQ 2.2 UST (running tubeless - no pinch flats)
    Hydraulic disc brakes and levers - Juicy 7 carbon, 180mm rotor front, 160mm rear
    Front derailleur - Shimano Deore XT
    Rear derailleur - SRAM X.9 short cage
    Shifters - SRAM X.9
    Crankset - Shimano Deore XT
    Chainrings - X2 - 36T and 22T
    Bashguard - Gamut Polycarbonate
    9 speed cassette - Shimano Deore XT
    Pedals – Shimano PD-647 (DX)
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    Gorgeous !

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    may i join in on the fun?



    2008 small el guapo with dhx rc2 coil
    syncros ds28 rims, 60mm syncrs am stem, fr 7075 bars
    slx cranks, sram x-9 RD, SLX FD, x-9 shifters
    avid juicy 5 brakes with 7" front and rear G2cs rotors
    sun ringle hubs
    fox 36 float R
    truvativ team seatpost with wtb pure V saddle

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    Better late than never :P

    One of the last batches of 2009 El Guapo close out sale from Jenson's





    5'9" 30 inches in seam

    2009 Titus El Guapo (small)
    2010 Fox F36 RC2 Fit damper
    Hope Pro 2 w/ Mavic 819 UST and DT Comp Swiss spokes
    Continental Mountain King 2.4 Tubeless tires
    FSA Gravity headset
    2008 XTR Crank
    2008 XTR DC brakes/shifter w/ Goodridge Hose
    2008 XTR cassette
    2008 XTR Rear dee
    XTR chain
    2009 XT front dee
    XT RT76 rotors (waiting for the Hope Floating rotors to arrive)
    CB Cobalt carbon bars (15mm rise x 680mm width)
    CB cobalt foam grips
    70mm Thomson X4 stem
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    WTB Devo saddle
    some old pedals I installed until I got my CB eggbeaters to arrive

    Total weight a hair over 13Kg at 13.08 Kilograms

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    Wow, just saw this....took way too long man.

    Quote Originally Posted by epicjurneez
    What kind of sag does the 550# spring give ya? I'm thinking of a coil now.
    I get what I'd guess to be around 25-35%....??
    I like bikes.

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    anyone run a 140mm fork, or an adjustable fork at that height? if so, how's it ride? would love to pick one up bet can't afford a new fork too. I know that the HTA would steepen by about a degree but the STA is pretty slack so I was thinking it wouldn't be too bad... a little extra sag in the rear should balance it out, no? Until a proper fork can be swapped onto it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro
    anyone run a 140mm fork, or an adjustable fork at that height? if so, how's it ride? would love to pick one up bet can't afford a new fork too. I know that the HTA would steepen by about a degree but the STA is pretty slack so I was thinking it wouldn't be too bad... a little extra sag in the rear should balance it out, no? Until a proper fork can be swapped onto it...
    There's been a few post on this... concensus on it is that its is not a good idea. Personally i feel that too. Went from a 36Talas (but hardly ever use the travel adjust because it just feels weird when lowered.) to a fixed 160 fork now. Stacking spacers under stem to get back the bar height while using a shorter fork doesnt help. It just need that certain height under the headtube to prop up the intended angles of the frame correctly.

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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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    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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    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!!

    <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>
    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: 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!









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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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