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    new el guapos?

    Any word on when the new EGs will be available??

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    I was told early May a few months back, being that we have pictures of finished frames at the factory it cant be long now.

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    Any thoughts on running the new EG with an adjustable travel fork like the Marzocchi 55 CR Switch TA (170mm/130mm)? Brant mentioned in another posting that updated geo with a HA of 67 deg at 555mm. The Marz has a 556mm fork length. Is 170mm too much? How will the bike handle at 130mm? I do lots of climbing on the SoCal trails and I am used to having an adjustable fork. I'm 5'11" and currently on a medium Motolite. I feel a bit cramped when I drop the seat for descents but, otherwise it's a good fit. Would it be better to go with a large EG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr View Post
    I was told early May a few months back, being that we have pictures of finished frames at the factory it cant be long now.
    Waiting for a ship date confirmation from the factory.
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    I think you are a large

    Quote Originally Posted by FatTigerSonny View Post
    Any thoughts on running the new EG with an adjustable travel fork like the Marzocchi 55 CR Switch TA (170mm/130mm)? Brant mentioned in another posting that updated geo with a HA of 67 deg at 555mm. The Marz has a 556mm fork length. Is 170mm too much? How will the bike handle at 130mm? I do lots of climbing on the SoCal trails and I am used to having an adjustable fork. I'm 5'11" and currently on a medium Motolite. I feel a bit cramped when I drop the seat for descents but, otherwise it's a good fit. Would it be better to go with a large EG?
    I'm 6 ft and fit on a large with a 70 mm stem. Get a 60mm stem and you will be golden. I know of a lot of guys running 170mm forks on the current frame (even 180mm) so I dont think it will be a problem on the new frame. I'm not a fan of travel adjust forks, the EG doesnt need it, it doesnt wander like the ML did. Get yourself a fixed travel fork and have one less thing to worry about.

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    I'm 5'11" on a large with a 60 mm stem and it's feels great!

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    Shiggy, spill the beans already on the geometry of this new version.

    I've seen/heard that travel dropped to 150mm rear with a 68 deg HTA with a 150mm fork and 67 HTA with a 160. I also heard that the BB was raised a bit. Any chance the frame dropped a bit of weight too?

    Can you confirm or correct any of this info? I'm in the market for a new all rounder but have been waiting to see the new EG before making any decisions.

    Thanks-

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    Mnigro,
    Look at this thread, it might answer some of your questions. The frame is already one of the lightest 6" frames out there, right at 7 lbs for a large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Shiggy, spill the beans already on the geometry of this new version.

    I've seen/heard that travel dropped to 150mm rear with a 68 deg HTA with a 150mm fork and 67 HTA with a 160. I also heard that the BB was raised a bit. Any chance the frame dropped a bit of weight too?

    Can you confirm or correct any of this info? I'm in the market for a new all rounder but have been waiting to see the new EG before making any decisions.

    Thanks-
    Travel is the same as it always was. No change to rear suspension configuration. My drawings say 149.8mm. Titus have always said 155mm.

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    Thanks, Brant. Craig, I'll have a look at that thread.

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    Thanks craigstr and jdcatnau for the suggestions!

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    Hmm. I was a medium all the way but now with another 1/2 inch on the ETT I am inbetween...

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