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    New EG in Greece (I think the first one here!)

    A happy suprize today since I made the order last Thursday!

    Got it!!!

    Medium with slackset!







    The color is better live!!!!
    Can't wait to set this rig up!!
    I let you know!

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    New version?

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    Yes. Ver.3!

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    Sweet!

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    A few words about the setup.
    I have many thinks that where on my Ragley Blue Pig that will fit so I will use them.
    These are what I have from old rig:

    Head set On-One Slackset 1.0 degree
    Avid Elixir-R brakes (203mm F - 185mm R)
    RaceFace Ride AM double Crankset
    Sram X7 2x10 front derailleur
    Sram X7 10sp rear derailleur
    SixPack Leader 750mm 15mm rise handlebar
    Answer rove dirt jump 50m stem

    Planning on getting
    Mavic Crossline wheels
    Marzocchi 55 CR Switch 170-130 fork
    and a KS dropzone remote seatpost

    What do you think?

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    Just got the fork.
    Marzocchi 55CR TA Switch 170-130 travel.


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    A little update of the cable routing while waiting for the wheels...








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    Trying to be the first in Hong Kong. (building posts to create new thread).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rottenronny View Post
    Trying to be the first in Hong Kong. (building posts to create new thread).
    I wish you good luck my friend!
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    A bit of update.
    I just received the wheels,QR and chain tensioner!
    Finally!

    Mavic Crossline



    Dartmor Simple chain tensioner. I hope there will be enough clearance between the tensioner and my inner chainring...



    And 10mm QR!


    I am missing a seat post and I am full.
    I'll try finishing it during the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post

    Dartmor Simple chain tensioner. I hope there will be enough clearance between the tensioner and my inner chainring...
    would be interesting if clearance is ok. Seeing the distance between my inner chainring and the iscg tabs I have strong doubts about that.... there are only some mm left

    I am running a Shimano XT crankset with one spacer on the drive train side and a small mountain goat chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osti View Post
    would be interesting if clearance is ok. Seeing the distance between my inner chainring and the iscg tabs I have strong doubts about that.... there are only some mm left

    I am running a Shimano XT crankset with one spacer on the drive train side and a small mountain goat chainring.
    The setting up is complete. I just got it today from my LBS who made some final touches.
    There is no way to fit a chain tensioner between there!! I will post a shot tomorrow.
    It is weird though, I can't believe that they built it to only fit a chain guide when there is a 1Xxx installed...

    The think is that I have to find someone to shell my guide and get a bionicon one...
    Anyway, I haven't ridden the thing yet. To hot here in Athens. Around 98F!!!!
    I hope I'll make it by the end of the week so I will then post my impressions. It is to damn beautiful though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by osti View Post
    would be interesting if clearance is ok. Seeing the distance between my inner chainring and the iscg tabs I have strong doubts about that.... there are only some mm left

    I am running a Shimano XT crankset with one spacer on the drive train side and a small mountain goat chainring.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    It is weird though, I can't believe that they built it to only fit a chain guide when there is a 1Xxx installed...

    The think is that I have to find someone to shell my guide and get a bionicon one...

    That's really odd. I installed a MRP 2x with Sram X9 2x10 on my V2 and had no issues whatsoever. I even had to install shims to space the guide plate out slightly (shown below). It's hard to tell from the photo, but that Dartmoor guide plate looks like it is really thick. The MRP is very thin. Maybe that's the difference?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shatmepants View Post
    That's really odd. I installed a MRP 2x with Sram X9 2x10 on my V2 and had no issues whatsoever. I even had to install shims to space the guide plate out slightly (shown below). It's hard to tell from the photo, but that Dartmoor guide plate looks like it is really thick. The MRP is very thin. Maybe that's the difference?

    Well, I don't really now but I as you can see from the picture there's no room....

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    Anyway. A few iPhone pictures of the bike.







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    According to Race Face, with a 73mm BB shell and clamp on FD you should have a 2.5mm spacer on the drive side. Hard to tell from that pic but it looks like there are no spacers? With a 2.5mm spacer you should be able to get a ISCG mount guide in there.
    http://raceface.com/comp/inst/XTYPE.BB.DH.XC.AM.web.pdf

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    I am not sure Craig, I think it has a spacer. I'll check it and I'll get back...
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    Yes there is a spacer Craig...


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    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    Well, I don't really now but I as you can see from the picture there's no room....

    I have even less space left with a xt crank. 2x Sram seems to have a different chainline.

    nevertheless, on my Alutech Fanes I also have 73mm bb with shimano crankset and iscg tabs and there is plenty of space between the inner chainring and the tabs.... not sure if it has a negative offset but the difference between the EG and the Fanes is quite large...

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    I also had the same crank and same 73mm BB on my Ragley Blue Pig and I used to have a Stinger chain guide with no problem...
    I don't understand why they did it this way...
    Anyway.
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    Its actually done correctly per ISCG 05 spec

    If you read the documents (pages 10-11), Dave Weagle outlines the flush tab method is "preferred". The spec allows you to offset the tabs 2.5mm but mandates that the frame manufacturer must provide spacers for flush mount. I think the discrepancy is clearly the crank manufacturers issue. I tried RF cranks with several different ISCG mount guides and all rubbed in the inner chainring bolts which appear to protrude out much further then some other cranks (my SRAM X9 & XO inner bolts are flush with the chainring) I never tried shimano but I have heard of the same issues, I think the mounting plates for ISCG devices are also getting thicker as more people are bashing them and bending them, all not helping the issue.
    http://www.mtb.pe.kr/man/pdf/ISCG_05.pdf

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    Slackset finally in the right position

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    nice built!

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    Thanks man.
    I have to make a few additions. A dropper post with a seatclamp as well as a Bionicon chain guide. And of course to trim the fork tube when I decide which position is suitable.
    But all that after my vacations! I think I deserve 2 weeks of sea and sun...!
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    I really think its the chainring bolts...

    I run XO cranks with 2-1mm spacers and I would have plenty of room for an ISCG mount guide if the Bionicon didnt work so well. As you can see from the pics, the chainring bolts are recessed on SRAM 2X cranks.
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    Yes, I see what to mean. My chainring bolts are sticking out but even I they weren't I don't think it could fit.
    Anyway... Maybe in time when I upgrade to 1x11 !!!!
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    Dude.... Not able start my own thread yet.... S hijacking yours to ask a question..... I've a 201o Titus el guapo in orange.... Just bought a EG V3... I've checked all the requirement and seems like its gunning be a rather simple switcheroo of parts..... Is there anything that I might have missed?

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    2010's had a full 1.5" headtube, V3's have a tapered, you might need a new headset and fork if your fork has a 1.5" steerer tube.

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    Dang..... But luckily I've a tapered fork and a reducer cup...... Maybe I need to buy a new headset then.... This Craig...... Btw, the new V3 with the CCDB AIR sounds like a killer deal.... Hope the CCDB is as good as my dhx

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    Quote Originally Posted by judyklien View Post
    Dang..... But luckily I've a tapered fork and a reducer cup...... Maybe I need to buy a new headset then.... This Craig...... Btw, the new V3 with the CCDB AIR sounds like a killer deal.... Hope the CCDB is as good as my dhx
    there's been a few people saying the ccdb doesn't feel great on the el guapo. renegade voted a big plus for the vivid air and i think the xfusion vector hlr air might be decent too. i have a ccdb air on my chili and haven't been blown away with it's performance, but it was a better option the rp23 that was the other choice. personally if i get an eg for the wife, i'll just get the monarch and figure out a shock to upgrade to later. at the price, it's not a painful thing to do

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    Some final photos before its first trail ride!



















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    Nice!!!

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    Nice build, doesn't look choppered with 170 forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stollas View Post
    Nice!!!
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer.2 View Post
    Nice build, doesn't look choppered with 170 forks.
    No it doesn't. I think it's the best size for this bike.
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    Sweet. Love the orange, white, lime color combo. Not sure I'd do it myself, but you pulled it off nicely.

    Let me know how that new Marzocchi fork works. I assume it's an air fork. Not up on the 2013 offerings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Sweet. Love the orange, white, lime color combo. Not sure I'd do it myself, but you pulled it off nicely.

    Let me know how that new Marzocchi fork works. I assume it's an air fork. Not up on the 2013 offerings.
    Thank. It was a tested combo. I had the same on my Blue Pig.

    Yes the Marz is an air fork. I'll let you know.
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    It's been a while since I posted any pics or updates and since then I made quite a few of them...



    The latest has been a set of Hope disk brakes the Tech EVO M4 with 2 Hope floating rotors mounted with Ti bolts!







    Also I have changed the stem to a Nukeproof Zero, got a KS Dropzone remote seatpost (the best money I've spent) and also a set of great DMR Vault pedals.
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    Looking great. I run a RF crankset on my EG. With a Blackspire Stinger guide I have no spacing issues at all. I have opted to run the Monarch RC3 Plus with great success - another good shock option.

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    New EG in Greece (I think the first one here!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jameswr View Post
    Looking great. I run a RF crankset on my EG. With a Blackspire Stinger guide I have no spacing issues at all. I have opted to run the Monarch RC3 Plus with great success - another good shock option.
    Thanks.
    If it's a version 3 there's no way to fit the blackspire in there...
    RC3 Plus is a great shock. Might be my next choice!
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    Looks great! I put Hope X2's on my rockstar build and I love them, great modulation and super quiet. I liked them so much that I put a X2/M4 combo on my El Guapo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr View Post
    Looks great! I put Hope X2's on my rockstar build and I love them, great modulation and super quiet. I liked them so much that I put a X2/M4 combo on my El Guapo.
    Why would you mix them?
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    consider for single crank.. it will looks much better..

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    Yes, it might look a lot better. I know. But my rides still involve lots of uphill riding to get to the trail and I still need the small ring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    Why would you mix them?
    Same reason you would run a larger rotor in the front, increased power. I didn't feel I needed the power of a 4 piston brake in the rear (or the weight for that matter) so I ran the X2 w/ a 160 rotor in the rear and a M4 with a 180 rotor in the front. The levers are the same so you would never know from the riders perspective.
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    Oh, got it. I forgot you are a weight weenie...
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    You dont need that much power in the rear. it is a lot easier to keep the rear from locking up, 70% of the power comes from the front brake. I've even considered going to a 140mm rotor in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr View Post
    You dont need that much power in the rear. it is a lot easier to keep the rear from locking up, 70% of the power comes from the front brake. I've even considered going to a 140mm rotor in the rear.
    You may be right. Some times we get carried away and we exaggerate and put things we don't really need...
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    So how's the Monarch on the back? Does it run stiffer than usual? Is it a bit softer? Any reviews on how the horst link feels? I'm coming from a GT Force with a monarch plus and i just wanted to know how different the suspension would feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer.2 View Post
    Nice build, doesn't look choppered with 170 forks.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    No it doesn't. I think it's the best size for this bike.
    OnOne should put you on retainer, George.

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