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    Will an El Guapo 2009 shock fit a 2010 X Carbon?

    I've got an extra shock that came with my El Guapo, the RP23. Now I want to buy an X Carbon and build up a racing rig. Titus is selling the X Carbon for $999 on their website, but without a shock.

    And now I can't get any information from On One, the new Titus guys, cuz they don't answer their phones like the guys in Arizona did.

    Anyone know?
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    Sure. Just let all the air out of it first. Don't pump it up too much!!!

    Seriously, they have the eye to eye and stroke measurements posted.
    Not even close.
    http://shop.titusti.com/ProductDesc....or-X-AL&key=it

    RX?X is 7.875" .. EG is 8.5"

    Looks like Titus is out of EG Monarch. You could easily sell or trade that RP23
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    LycraMatt is alive!

    Hey buddy, we gotta get together and ride sometime. Bob I think you had a typo there (nice edit!), EG is an 8.5 x 2.5" shock, I think the FTM and ML used the 7.875 x 2?
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    I want to change your username to Proofreader.

    Hey-doncha wanna ride with me again? Or was once enough?

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    Yeah...

    I want to ride w/you again Bob. You thinking about going to I-Bike this year?

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    I want to ride in your backyard (Lake Tahoe). Tell me where you ride.

    I-bike is too hot, dry, rocky, crowded. I like trees and water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycra Matt
    I've got an extra shock that came with my El Guapo, the RP23. Now I want to buy an X Carbon and build up a racing rig. Titus is selling the X Carbon for $999 on their website, but without a shock.

    And now I can't get any information from On One, the new Titus guys, cuz they don't answer their phones like the guys in Arizona did.

    Anyone know?
    Contact info is on the Titus site.
    Last edited by shiggy; 04-28-2011 at 03:16 AM.
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    Anytime Bob

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    I want to ride in your backyard (Lake Tahoe). Tell me where you ride.

    I-bike is too hot, dry, rocky, crowded. I like trees and water!
    Too many to list. Best trails to see the lake are the Tahoe Rim Trail and Flume Trail.

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    Hey Craig!

    Anytime

    OK, I got it straight now. I ordered the 2010 X Carbon in WHITE!

    So far, it's that plus my old 2003 XTR. I'm torn between a SID WC or a Fox F100. I want the 15QR, so I think Fox, even with the weight penalty.

    Also looking at Crossmax SLRs. Stan's ZTR Podiums are lighter, but the bling factor of the SLRs can't be understated.

    And sure, I know 2003 XTR isn't ideal for this build, but the kit is just awesome, aside from all the scratches and polish marks.

    Any other suggestions to help me get it light?
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    XO 2x10 group and go with the Stan's Podiums. I just switched to a 2x10 drivetrain on the EG and its amazing. Shoot Bob a PM, he can get you all this stuff at the best prices out there.

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    OK, here's the build...

    2010 X Carbon Med White with the Rock Shox Monarch ($1250)
    2011 Fox 32 RLC w/ 15QR ($700)
    2003 XTR Gruppo (for now, already own)
    Chris King Hubs and 819 rims (yes, they're heavy, but they work for me, and cost is cheap, since I already own them, $300 total built)
    Thomson stem (already own) and post (had to buy, $90)
    Easton XC Monkeylite bar (not the SL - already own)
    Tires - ???

    So, I know Craig you said buy the Podiums and the X.O. 2 x 10 group, but the price I could not justify. Especially since I just bought a full Dura-Ace Eddy Merckx. But I'm sure I'll get there eventually, one step at a time.

    Plus, I'll be selling my Banshee Scirocco HT frame, Thomson Post, and FSA Pig DH Headset - hope to get about $300 for that. Also, my old trusty Fox 36 Vanilla will be sold for at least $250, so that will offset the cost a bit.

    So I guess I'll have a pretty nice light bike in the end for around $2K spent. And I know it depends heavily on the tires I choose, but I'm hoping the build comes in right around 23 - 24 lbs.
    Like half of everything I ride comes out of Jenson. Figure that out.

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    819's? You cant huck a carbon X.

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    OK, OK, so I got a lighter "race" wheelset on the way...

    Shaving at least a pound off the "race" build, I have purchased a set of Crossmax SLRs, slightly used, 2010 models, with Maxxis Crossmark Lust 2.1 UST tires.

    I just did a "weight-weenies" weight estimate. 22.4 lbs without any cabling. Should be sweet.
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    I'm ordering the X Carbon frame as well. I'll be using the SRAM X0 20 spd groupset combined with a double Aerozine crank. We'll see if it works... My estimate for mine with some light parts like the Fox F100 RLC, Easton EA90 XC, Hutchinson Toro tubeless ready, it should be 10.2kg at least. This is assuming the frame weight for size S with shock is 2.2kg exact.
    Titux X Carbon 2010 race 9.93kg
    Titux X 2009 "Deore 2012" training 11.55kg

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