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Yolden Gears said:
Sweet, so what's the setup?
Well I thought I'd wait for a dedicated thread, but since you asked...

2007 Titus El Guapo, Large
Light Duty - RP23 HV / '08 36 Float R
Heavy Duty - DHX 5.0 / '08 36 Van RC2
Thomson X4 70mm stem
Easton Monkey Lite DH bar
'07 Shimano XTR trigger shifters
Formula Bianco Brakes 200/180 rotors
ODI Lock-On grips
'07 XTR Crank 22 / 32 / e. Thirteen Supercharger bash
'07 XTR Front der.
'08 XT Shadow Rear der.
12-27 Ultegra 9spd cassette
XTR Chain
DT Swiss EX 1750 wheelset
Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 tires
Shimano PD-M647 pedals

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07 Titus El Guapo - Small
07 Fox DHX Air 5.0 shock
07 Vanilla RC2 Fork
DT Swiss 5.1 with Hope/Hadley Hubs
Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires
Easton XC Monkey Light Bars
Hope Stem 90mm (Black 70mm in picture)
old XT Cranks
XT Drivetrain
Juicy 5 Brakes 185x2
Thomson seatpost
WTB Saddle
ODI Grips
Time ATAC Pedals
Dangerboy Rockring
Hope QR Dealies

29" inseam

Plan on adding the following:
XTR Crankset
XT Shadow Rear Der.
Easton Monkey DH bars
Beefier Stem


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2007 Titus El Guapo, Large
ALL Duty - DHX-Air / '07 36 Talas RC2
Thomson X4 90mm stem
31.8 Truvative Team 25mm riser bar
'07 X9 shifters, with MIX MASTER formula mounts
Formula K18 Brakes, 8 inch rotors
Pedros DIce Vice grips
'05 XT Crank 22 / 36 / MRP bash
'07 X9 FD.
'07 X9 Rear der.
11-34 Sramm 990 cassette
XTR Chain
DT Swiss 5.1 rims ( DT tubeless strips)
Blue King hubs (fun bolt rear)
King head set
tires dejour
TIme control Z pedals
Speed ball remote post
WTB Pure Stealh

just over 35LBs

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SuMoLite build

Large black EG (me+5'11", 33" inseam, large black...:ihih: )

'06 66SL
Pearl for the moment - Evolver ISX-6 on its way
Hope M4's, 160/203 mm
Syntace 25.4 DH bar
Titec 65mm stem
ODI grips
X.9 triggers
X.9 rear, X-Gen front, chain & cassette
XT Cranks/BB
Thomson post
Terry Ti saddle
2 wheelsets:
1) EX 823 / DT Hugi FR w/ 2.5 Minion UST F/R
2) XM 819/ DT 340 rear 2.35 Maxxis Ignitor LUST / Hope Pro II 2.35 Fat Albert UST front


"El Whatever"
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important Info!!! Check it out!!

This info tidbit is important....

Titus Jeff said:

I wanted to take a moment to clarify some of the comments that were made by Eric regarding the use of a coil-over shock and the El Guapo.

First I would like to briefly explain the original design goal of using two different rocker positions. The lower hole was designed to offer a more linear spring rate to compensate for the progressive nature of air sprung shocks. The upper hole placement was to create a more progressive spring rate because of the linear nature of a coil shock. Both rocker positions allow for 155mm of travel.

Now with regards to the use of the second, "coil", rocker position, we have seen a few cases in where manufacturing tolerances have not been maintained and in extreme cases the yoke of the upper swing arm has made contact with the top tube at full compression. This is not a wide spread situation, but something we have recently become aware of.

What does this mean to you? Well, first of all it is by no means a cause of panic. We've gone back and re-examined the suspension design of the El Guapo. Along the way we have learned that two different shock mounting positions for air and coil is really an idea that was spawned from the early years of suspension when the shocks were not a technically advanced as they are now. The majority of coil shocks these days have so many adjustments including a bottom out adjustment which negates the need for a progressive 'coil' rocker mount. Because of these shock features, you can safely use a coil shock in the "Air" position without any adverse effects. As a matter of fact I just returned from a three day trip to Whistler with the El Guapo and two of the three days I ran a DHX coil in the "Air" setting and the bike behaved beautifully.

As I mentioned earlier, this is not really a cause for panic. We just want to be cautious to make sure that you don't damage your frame. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.



Jeff Titone
Marketing Manager
Titus Cycles
800.858.4887 x.15

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I took advantage of the El Guapo closeout sale by competitivecyclist :thumbsup: and ordered the 2007 Baby Blue El Guapo for $995. I finally have it built and tested on the trail. It's a bit heavier than I expected (34lbs) but it still climbed like a goat and the downhill is confidence building.

I do have a question for the El Guapo riders who have been on it for a while. The Pearl 3.1 shock feels dead and noisy, is this normal for the break-in period or this is how it operates?

2007 Babyl Blue El Guapo - Small
2008 36 TALAS RC2 Fork
X-9 shifters and derailleurs (Medium Rear)
Avid Code Disc brake
Shimano FC-M770 XT crankset
Azonic Outlaw wheelset
Chris King headset
EA70 ALUMINUM RISER 685MM (Hi-Rise) handlebar
Thomson Elite seatpost
Specialized Phenom saddle
ODI Lock-on grips
SIMTRA SY'STEM 55mm stem
Blackspire Stinger chain tensioner
Gamut bashguard
Tioga Mx Pro Pedal
Kenda Nevegal 2.35 front tire
WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4 rear tire

thats right living legend
6,360 Posts
mrbisoy said:
I do have a question for the El Guapo riders who have been on it for a while. The Pearl 3.1 shock feels dead and noisy, is this normal for the break-in period or this is how it operates?
Break that bad boy in, and let us know! :thumbsup:

Looks great! Congrats!!!

thats right living legend
6,360 Posts
2008 Titus El-guapo Med. Rider Hieght 5.11

Shock Fox DHX air
Fork Fox Talas 36 RC2
Stem Sunline AM 80mm
Bars Easton EC50
Seatpost MaxM
Saddle MaxM
Brakes Magura Louis FR
Front der LX
Rear Der x9
Shifter x9
Hubs Hope pro 2
Rims DT Swiss 5.1
Cranks XT
Pedals Candy SL
Tires Kenda Nevigal 2.35 DTC fr Stikee rr


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2008 Medium Titus Titanium El Guapo w/Fox RP23 HV rear shock

* Wheels - Hand built by Dave Thomas of Dave's Speed Dream

* Front - Stans ZTR Arch laced w/ 2.0/1.7 butted Sapin spokes to Chris King ISO disc hub w/20mm thru-axle - 2x on non-disc side, 3x on disc side. Weight: 801gms
* Rear - Stans ZTR Arch laced w/ 2.0/1.8 butted Sapin spokes to Chris King ISO disc hub - 3x on both sides. Weight: 934 gms

* Fork - 2008 Fox 36 TALAS R - 1-1/8" Steerer tube
* Headset - Blue Chris King 1.5" Devolution

* Brakes -
* Front - XTR 965 post mount w/180mm rotor
* Rear - XTR 965 IS mount w/160mm rotor
* Deore master cylinders w/Black Danger Boy two-finger levers
* Goodridge Smoke steel-braided lines - front and rear
* Galfer Brake Pads - Red Semi-metallic front, Green Organic rear

* Drivetrain -
* Black Race Face Deus XC crankset w/20t Boone Ti ring, RF 32 ring and RF bashguard
* XTR FD-M971 front dérailleur
* Sram X.0 Trigger shifters
* Sram X.0 Long cage rear dérailleur
* Shimano XT 11-34 cassette
* Shimano cable housing

* Seatpost - Gravity Dropper - 4" drop w/remote
* Saddle - Flite Titanium Gel
* Stem - Thomson X-4 100x10
* Grips - Yeti Clamp-on
* Handlebar - Easton Monkey Lite XC - 1.5" Rise - 26.5 width - 31.8 clamp
* Seat Collar - Blue Salsa Lip-Lock
* Skewers - Black Rear Salsa Flip-Lock w/North Shore Billet Hanger Banger
* Pedals - Crank Brothers Black Candy SL

* Tires -
* Front - Kenda Kinetics 2.35 Stick-E (tubeless w/Stans solution)
* Rear - Kenda Nevegal 2.35 Stick-E (tubeless w/Stans solution)


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El Blanco

Me: 5'-11"/175
The Fockker:
Frame: '07 El Guapo (M) Ano Black
Fork: '08 Talas 36 RC2
Shock: CCDB w/ Ti Spring - 3.5 x 375
Wheels: DT Swiss EX 1750
FD: XTR M971
RD: XO Med. Cage
Shifters: XO Triggers
Cranks: XTR M970
Bash Guard: Dark Cycles 38t
Pedals: Crank Brothers Acid 2
Cassette: XT
Chain: XT
Brakes: Formula 'The One" 180 (F) 160 (R)
Handlebars: Maxm
Stem: Thomson Elite X4 70mm
Headset: Cane Creek 110
Seatpost: Crank Brothers Joplin
Saddle: WTB Pure Ti Rails
Rubber: Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 (F) Nobby Nic 2.4 (R)
Grips: Lizard Skins "Peaty"

33.04 lbs.

So, I think I'm done!? We'll see, those Ti frames look pretty sweet.


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