Titus El Guapo Ti All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Custom shaped 3Al/2.5V titanium front triangle
  • Precision machined 6Al/4V titanium shock tabs
  • 1.5” or 1 1/8” fork compatible
  • Triple, oversize, sealed-bearing main pivot
  • Forged and machined swing-arm yolks

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mikemaio a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA. usa

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2009

Strengths:    Climbs better than the moto-lite
Decends better than any 6" bike
The Ti feels like it adds travel in the chatter.

Weaknesses:    4g but i feel that this bike frame will always be a contender and the ti should give it a very long carrer.

Bottom Line:   
I was orriginally going to get this as a bike that i could bomb downhill but still be able to grind to the top and then i could keep my moto-lite as my super fast cross country machine. Well i love my moto but i have to say there is no point in keeping it as my ti guapo does 95% of every thing better than my moto. Let me break it down.

Technical cimbing-the guapo holds a line better and keeps from wheelieing.
fire road climbing- same
switchback climbing- guapo see above
Feel - guapo its the ti and the more relaxed rider position
drops - Guapo
jumps - guapo
steep sections -guapo
off camber - guapo as long as its not in the 6" mode
easy to balance - guapo
holds speed - guapo
plush - guapo

its better to ask what does the moto-lite do better than the guapo. the only things i can think of are wheelie drops(thats because of the really short chain stays) and the moto is a hair lighter. (though it doesnt feel that way)

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Favorite Trail:   Noble Canyon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3995.00

Purchased At:   California Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Moto-lite owner since 05
yeti 575
turner rfx
stump jumper 120
foes fxr
lenz lunchbox

Bike Setup:   36 talas rc2 1.5 , rp23 hv, ck hubs on stans flows with cx-rays, hope mono-minis, 50mm thompson stem with high-rise sunline carbon v-1 bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MTB1SKI2 a Cross Country Rider from West Jordan, Utah

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2008

Strengths:    It does it all!!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This bike just does it all right,It climbs and decends Great. With the large over sized Titanium Tubes its stiff and should last a life time of hard riding. Not to mention it look's Great.

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Favorite Trail:   American Fork Canyon.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Infinite Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Quasi Moto, Moto Light

Bike Setup:   XT Componets, Spinergy Xyclone Enduro Wheels, Fox 36 Talas RC2 Fork,

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Evolution of a Ti El Guapo... (ramble and pic heavy)

I recently needed some repairs done to my 2008 Ti EG and it got me thinking about how the bike has 'evolved' since I first built it. First off the repairs - back in April I found a crack on the weld that joins the seat tube to the bottom-bracket. Now I am truly blessed in that Sam Davis, the 'orig ... Read More »

El Guapo Ti 650b

Just put on my new wheels. Haven't gone out for a ride, but excited to give it a spin (my first 650b build). Clearance is decent with the Lyric, but pretty damn close on the swing arm. 2008 El Guapo Ti Arch EX 650b Schwalbe Nobby Nic 650b 2.25 Will post more closeup shots and ride report la ... Read More »

New El Guapo w/66 RC3 Evo Ti sizing issue

Hi everyone - So I'm actually not sure where I should have posted this thread (under "frame building" or "forks/suspension" or "general discussion"), but I figured since I'm building the EG I'd throw it under the Titus forum and if a mod would like to move it then that's fine with me. I've b ... Read More »

Two triangle mount positions on El Guapo Ti

Like other F/s rigs I have, my EG Ti 2009 has two set-ups for rear triangle. But, not sure if this changes travel and geometry, or (as I think I heard), compensate for a coil shock in the rear? Thanks for any help.Read More »

El Guapo Ti on a diet - Revelation?

I am thinking of swapping out my Fox R36 160 for a Revelation 150mm. Does anyone have any experience with El Guapo and a 150mm fork? I really am using this rig for an aggressive trail bike, and occaisional SuperD. I have it at about 30lbs now, but with the revelation, some lighter tires (captain 2.2 ... Read More »

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