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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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    Long Live Long Rides

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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.

    Jeff


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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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    Can't stop, Won't stop.

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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.
    Can't stop, Won't stop.

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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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