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    Marzocchi 44 Micro Ti forks set at 140mm, Hope Hoops with Stans Crest rims, Hope Race X2 brakes, Hope Eternity seat post, Maxxis Beaver 2.0 tyres, El Guapo Ancho bars cut to 760mm, On One Thinny pedals.
    AM build: stiff 140 mm forks - check. wide bars - check. Flat pedals - check. Crest rims and beaver 2.0 tires = wtf?
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    Yeah they do things different on the other side of the pond.

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    Is it just me, or do those chainstays look VERY long? Like, 18"+ long?
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    I was thinking the same thing Noot.
    Well, it was a good try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noot View Post
    Is it just me, or do those chainstays look VERY long? Like, 18"+ long?
    They'll have to be long chain stays if you want all of the following: Clearance for 2.4" tires, (On One, which is also owned by Planet X, is making these in 29"er sizes, so I suspect the El Guapo will have to fit them), clearance for a triple chain ring crankset, and 140mm of rear travel. (Note: they haven't decided, as far as I know, whether to dial that back to 120 in the rear.)

    Change one or two of those parameters and you can shorten up those chain stays a bit. Go for less tire clearance, 120mm rear travel, and a single or double only crank, then you can get waay under 18".
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    Good tire clearance- NEED
    140mm travel- NEED
    Buncha chainrings and a FD- DON'T NEED
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    Quote Originally Posted by thumpduster View Post
    Good tire clearance- NEED
    140mm travel- NEED
    Buncha chainrings and a FD- DON'T NEED
    Lol, totally agree. If I need to go 3mph, I can get off and walk.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Lol, totally agree. If I need to go 3mph, I can get off and walk.....
    Dude, I can ride at over 4mph on my Monk with it's 15.3 gear inch granny. But I have gone to a 2x10 setup on the new ride. To each their own.
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    I was all set to drool over the proto. I have been pestering Shiggy for a while now about a EG 29er. But after seeing those long appearing chainstays I just want to yawn. Hopefully it is just an optical delusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    They'll have to be long chain stays if you want all of the following: Clearance for 2.4" tires, (On One, which is also owned by Planet X, is making these in 29"er sizes, so I suspect the El Guapo will have to fit them), clearance for a triple chain ring crankset, and 140mm of rear travel. (Note: they haven't decided, as far as I know, whether to dial that back to 120 in the rear.)

    Change one or two of those parameters and you can shorten up those chain stays a bit. Go for less tire clearance, 120mm rear travel, and a single or double only crank, then you can get waay under 18".
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    Don't be sucked in by the fact that the seat tube doesn't go through the BB, it intersects with a point ahead of the BB. Spec do this too. This makes the front tri look tiny, and the rear look massive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    They'll have to be long chain stays if you want all of the following: Clearance for 2.4" tires, (On One, which is also owned by Planet X, is making these in 29"er sizes, so I suspect the El Guapo will have to fit them), clearance for a triple chain ring crankset, and 140mm of rear travel. (Note: they haven't decided, as far as I know, whether to dial that back to 120 in the rear.)

    Change one or two of those parameters and you can shorten up those chain stays a bit. Go for less tire clearance, 120mm rear travel, and a single or double only crank, then you can get waay under 18".
    Not trying to be an argumentative ******, (since you don't quantify what "long" is in your eyes).

    My Lunchbox is 17.375, and has all the features you mention, as well as 10 mm more travel....


    And to think, when I asked Titus BITD, they pretty much laughed at me, and said a long travel 29er couldn't be done.
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    it's not the same titus so don't hold the grudge

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