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  • El Guapo 2k full build
  • stevede
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    Just came across this on the on one site http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FBTITEGV1
    Apologies if this has already been done but i had a search and couldn’t find anything. I’m not in the market for a new bike but if i was after a full build i find this to be incredible value – ccdb air, lyrik, reverb, sram x9 etc for 2k! Obviously corners have been cut on bars, stem, wheels but the bulk of the build is pretty decent.
    That is all 🙂

    Premier Icon althepal
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    Jeezo, that seems cracking for the price..I know it (the frame) has one or two drawbacks but for that amount of cash it seems a bargain! (Dammit)
    Guessing we’ll be seeing On-one selling Reverbs and Lyriks at some point in the future then..?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Ridiculous value… Wonder what Lyrik it is? (if it’s an R, then that’s a real shame)

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    The ex VAT export price is V V Good. Enough to budget for new internals in the Lyriks

    Premier Icon althepal
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    Can Only imagine it being an r.. Still, £100 for an upgrade to internals?

    Premier Icon brant
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    It’s a Lyrik R.
    Unaware of frame drawbacks.
    Lyrik also 1.125in steerer so can be Slacksetted easily.

    Premier Icon brant
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    Frame :: EL GUAPO, PEARL WHITE / BLACK ANODIZED
    Shock :: Cane Creek CCDB Air 216/68
    Fork :: Rock Shox Lyrik R Solo Air Diffusion Black 1-1/8
    Headset :: On-One Smoothie Mixer Tapered Headset 1″ 1/8 – 1.5″ / Black / Mix Tapered
    Spacers :: 28.6x10m/mx1PCS + 28.6x5m/mx2PCS
    Crankset :: SRAM FC S1000 GXP 10S 175 BTBLK 39/26
    Brakeset :: Avid E3 180f, 160r
    Chain :: SRAM PC 1031 114LI W/ PWR.LCK 10S
    Rim :: XM440
    Hub :: HUB X-9 F 20*110 32 W/OUT AXLE, HUB X-9 V2 R 32 W/QR
    Spokes :: 14G STAINLESS SPOKE , BRASS NIPPLES
    Tyre :: ON ONE SCB 26 X 2.25, 60TPI, SINGLE COMPOUND, WIRE
    Tube :: 26″x2.125/2.35″ F/V
    Guide :: SRAM 2X XGUIDE ISCG05 36TO38 BLK
    FD: X9 HIGH CLAMP 2X10 Ø34.9MM DUAL PULL
    RD: X9 MEDIUM CAGE ALUMINUM 10SPD GRY
    Cable :: SP BK 4m/m WITH JAGWIRE SILVER LOGO (500M/ROLL)
    Shifter :: SL TRIGGER X9 FR 2SPD GRY BEARING, SL TRIGGER X9 RR 10SPD GRY BEARING, with CLAMP
    Cassette :: CS PG-1030 CASSETTE 10SP 11-36
    Stem :: SRAM HUSS 318 0 60 1-1/8 BTBLK
    Bar :: EL GUAPO ANCHO B HANDLEBAR,760mm,BLK,31.8mm CLAMP,AL7075 BUTTED 31.8*760,R:25 S.B BLK,W/EL GUAPO DECAL
    Saddle :: Planet X Superlight Chromoly
    Seatpost :: ROCK SHOX REVERB 125 30.9 0420 L 1500 BLK
    Grip :: On-One Bob On

    withersea
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    V nice, may recommend to a friend, what is the weight of the full build please brant?

    Premier Icon brant
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    I weighed at 31.5lb
    Bear in mind that’s a real weight though without pedals.
    I can pretend its less if you want.
    That was a white medium.
    Small black will be less 🙂

    Premier Icon althepal
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    Didn’t some folk on here have issues fitting a chain guide Brant? I might be wrong. 31Ibs isn’t too bad weight-wise either.
    Looks good though, if I was looking at another 6″ bike this would be high up the list with the Mega.
    Edit: I see it comes with a guide fitted. Can’t believe how good the price is!

    wilko1999
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    A genuine 31.5 lb with a CCDB and Reverb post is bl00dy good going. Still plenty of opportunities to lose weight on that spec too for anyone concerned about that sort of thing!

    superfli
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    Bargain!!

    Premier Icon Rio
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    Damn, if I’d known this was coming I’d have held off on buying my EG frame!

    Premier Icon brant
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    Didn’t some folk on here have issues fitting a chain guide Brant?

    Yes.
    This is all SRAM stuff, straight fitting, no issues.

    patriotpro
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    althepal – Member
    I know it (the frame) has one or two drawbacks

    From experience, what are the drawbacks you speak of?

    Premier Icon johnikgriff
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    I had one of these when they first came out, I paid not much less than that for just the frame and it came with an RP23 not CCDB air 🙁

    Only draw back I found was it blowing through the mid travel with the RP23, but when I changed it to DHX5 Coil it was great. So CCDB should have sorted that.

    sunnrider
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    That’s a better deal than Canyon, which is saying a lot.
    I had a quick go on Ed Oxleys El Guapo (when he wasn’t looking) and it’s a great frame.

    superfli
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    johnikgriff
    You can fix the RP23 blowing through its travel with a shim made out of a bit of plastic. http://forums.mtbr.com/turner/dw-5-spot-rp23-mod-503070.html

    Premier Icon althepal
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    Just stuff noted above patriotpro.. Not the lightest frame in the world either but at that price who’s caring?
    Do a search on here for prev threads.
    Not a diss and kiss, from Brants comments the Sram stuff all seems to fit just fine!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    brant – Member

    Bear in mind that’s a real weight though without pedals.
    I can pretend its less if you want.

    Come on Brant, it’s not a proper bike weight if it’s not inexplicably lighter than the sum of the components.

    ScottChegg
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    I found a new Mission Control damper on Fleabay for about £40. Great upgrade, made a big difference to the performance of the fork.

    I wouldn’t let that put me off; but I might upgrade the wheels after a spell.

    wrecker
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    ….or just buy this instead;
    http://www.yt-industries.com/shop/index.php?page=product&info=214
    £400 odd more gets a LOT more bike.

    timc
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    seems v good VFM for a big travel bike!

    patriotpro
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    So no experience then ‘althepal’…But a judgement based on what “some folk on here” have said…

    😐

    And based on people having “issues fitting a chain device”…

    A few variables in there pal and you blame it on the frame…

    😐

    smiff
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    i have an EG and love the ride overall, sure it has issues but what doesn’t.. i listed some things i don’t like here so you can see if any of these will bother you:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/titus/guapo-v4-wishlist-ideas-805110-post9647065.html

    overall, lovely ride, that wicked looks value too and a few (only a few) others in this class. i did a frame only build starting at £540.

    patriotpro
    Member

    wrecker – Member
    ….or just buy this instead;
    http://www.yt-industries.com/shop/index.php?page=product&info=214
    £400 odd more gets a LOT more bike.

    What’s their customer service like ❓

    Also as it’s loaded with ‘BOS’ gear – any contemplative buyer should also see – http://www.r53engineering.com/index.php/products/bos-suspension

    smiff
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    haha so my brother took one ride on my EG and wants a new MTB.. can anyone suggest something that rides something like an EG, but costs about.. £500 less? (i.e. £1200-1600). doesn’t need as much travel, simple maintenance (coil fork?, not adjustable seatpost, no fancy parts) might be good too.. i dunno this might well be a silly question since the £2k EG is already a great deal yes. i don’t look at full builds normally plus it’s end of 2012 season so..

    similar sizing and geo to a medium EG basically.

    firs thing i checked was this
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=75658

    FuzzyWuzzy
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    Yeah the Nukeproof is the obvious choice, it’s listed as £1600 a few places to (dunno if CRC will price match).

    Premier Icon brant
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    I guess I should price one up with X5, no reverb and a set of Sektors or Domains?

    smiff
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    do it please brant, you might have another customer! and as his will get nicked, a repeat customer 🙄

    edit: added please. 🙂
    edit2: and slightly lighter wheels please? he’s even skinnier than me. er wheel options would be cool not sure how difficult this is logistically.

    Premier Icon brant
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    I’ll do some sums.

    Premier Icon brant
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    In theory about £1399 is possible. Will work detail better.

    smiff
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    oh wow that could really dominate the <£1500 market?! long travel 26, highly upgradeable.

    sorry not sure what an XM440 rim is, i meant lighter than the Mega which comes out at 15kg in medium i think.

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