Titus El Guapo 2013
weak paint was well known on these, (partly why i went for raw), and a few tool marks i couldn’t care less about.. but i expect headset/seattube/bb etc to be right sizes. for the price its still an amazing frame – weird the simplest tube on it would be wrong!
well done brant for being here and looking for users, and i’m sure they’re selling boatloads. now will have to add seattube size to my wishlist over on mtbr :/
if someone else with reverb would confirm its snug that might tell us something? like whether there’s a batch of oversize tubes. not sure if this one is reamed or just welded in at factory.
they got the headtube fit right now though! hope Pic n mix went in lovely. watch out lower D cup (ooh err) probably gives a steeper head angle, it goes right in. might post photo later.
hmmm maybe could all EG owners here say what seatpost you have and if it rattles about or falls down under its own weight without clamp? i’m guessing on-one’s seatposts may be oversize 😉Posted 5 years ago
edit: and when you bought the frame please.
hi. first post btw 🙂
“hope Pic n mix went in lovely. watch out lower D cup (ooh err) probably gives a steeper head angle, it goes right in. might post photo later.”
I’d be really interested in seeing this. Think I’m going to get this frame (in black) but I would be using a 180mm fork (Domain 318) so if I can lose anything off the a2c height that’ll be good
Am prepared to whack a 160mm spring in it if I feel it’s too much (or if I’ll void my warranty! – Brant?)
CheersPosted 5 years ago
sorry posted this to wrong thread. here’s my EG with Hope D and 1-1/8 revs
should taken photo level but its about 5mm vertical from frame edge to crown race. “right in” was exaggeration then :p
so yeah i’d recommend this headset for 160-170mm forks (you want tapered steerer i think at those lengths though?). for 150m revelation i’m looking for a taller lower cup, thinking maybe a Cane Creek 40, unless anyone knows taller that fits (not a King, too expensive!).
the bike climbs amaaaazing btw, and i don’t mean just “for a 150mm AM bike” i mean really better than my Top Fuel did. if you can keep pedals off the ground.. which is another thing taller front might help.Posted 5 years ago
and this is what i probably should have bought (anyone with a 150mm fork who wants to ride this bike downhill :p):
might put this on top as well, not sure it achieves much though, just looks stupid?
lol at CC 40/110 year warranties. love the bike but don’ think i’ll be riding it in 10..Posted 5 years ago
on-one smoothie would work and cheaper, but i’m a headset snob :p
i wouldn’t have a 170-180mm fork AND the tall headset, i’m only guessing, but you’d probably slacken too much and hurt the lovely climbing. on-one spec a 160 lyric + tallish headset lower stack (someone check this?) on their built EG and this should be good all round.
btw i think they should make clear that a 150mm fork is on the short side for this frame so don’t do what i did :p
yes short cranks, but that’s another can of worms. 170mm here, have thought about 165mm too.. i prefer them anyway for knee reasons but yes would suit the low bb sure. + thin pedals of course 🙂
if this all sounds very anal (5mm here and there) that’s because it is.. also the bike feels so good right away you may find yourself making fine adjustments right away.Posted 5 years ago
No – sorry, didn’t make myself clear; Was just pointing out that the angles with the 5mm bottom stack Hope and 180mm fork should be pretty much the same as the recommended (by On-One) 15mm bottom stack Smoothie and 170mm fork (as pointed out by chillidave).
Just looked at the crankset that will probably be going on and they’re 170mm..better than 175 I guess
Well it was pretty much down to the NP Mega and the EG but have made up my mind now. El Guapo it is!Posted 5 years ago
ok cool, so you’ll end up with about 20mm higher front than me, i can’t do the trig but maybe around 8mm higher BB also.. should be good downhill and still climb nice i think 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Would love to compare actually i can’t afford longer fork right now, but nice to know it’s a frame that can do anything really.
Not sure if you’ve pulled trigger already, check my complains/ideas over here
that there’s no showstoppers for you.StumpjumperMember
Am eyeing up a 2013 El Guapo.. From what I’ve looked at on the Geometry the BB heigh is only 2mm lower than my 2011 REmedy. Are they causing people problems being low??
I’m looking at running a 150mm fork too.. (tapered) any ideas on headset choice? Understand the frame is a 1.5″ top and bottom?
Anyone running a 150mm fork? thoughts, feedback?
Also Sizing: I’m 5ft9 and leg 31″.. Medium frame??Posted 5 years ago
wait i get it, he’s saying they’re ugly. give it a break hora. at least i have a real complaint, which (early niggles with seattube etc aside) is that the bike does not seem to match the geo spec. chart (if there even is a 2013 chart?) at all. the bb of at least early 2013 models is coming out at 12.6-12.8 ish inches and that’s not changing much with a 160mm fork.. no comments from On-one on whether this is fixed, it’s supposed to be like that, or we’re all somehow measuring them wrong!Posted 5 years ago
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