Titus el guapo ????
I love mine, bought frame only back in may an it’s built up pretty tough with 36 vans on the front and dhx coil rear, saint cranks, 1×9, hadley/flow wheels, elixir brakes, reverb and it weighs 33lb which I don’t think is bad at all! It ride really well, climbs nicely and great downhill. I prefer it to the 2006 enduro I had for years and the mythic rune I had previously!Posted 5 years ago
Size medium in both, slightly longer top tube on the el guapo, I think it climbs a bit better than the enduro and going down is at least as good if not a bit better, just feels very balanced and well controlled both up an down. The reason I got rid of the enduro was that I snapped the chainstay and lost a bit of faith in the frame, they look a bit beefier on the titus which is a bonus.Posted 5 years agotobinMember
Funnily enough I also replaced my ’06 Enduro for an ’09 El Guapo after snapping a chainstay. I preferred the Titus, and I don’t thing there have been sweeping geometry changes since then. I am 5’10, and have M in both.
However, having paid top dollar (£1600) for an ’09 frame before Titus went bust, the shine was somewhat removed for me when On-One took over and started knocking them out for £600!
Anyway, brand snobbery aside, its a great frame for the price…Posted 5 years agoIAMember
Or if you’re wanting a cheap complete in large maybe check out my ad 😉
the reason I’m getting rid is it doesn’t suit ne as an all day ride – that’s a function of the size more than the bike though. At 6’4″ i find it a bit too short to be comfy for me. Goes down hills like a rocket mind, and a very fun ride.Posted 5 years ago
Love mine. Have done some longer rides on it but nothing mega yet. It’s a bit heavy and 2.4 supertacky Maxxis tyres are never going to roll well but it goes downhill brilliantly so i can live with everything else.Posted 5 years ago
Mine has Fox 36 talas on it and if i was buying it again i would have got a float rather than a talas as i don’t use the travel adjust because of the pedal strike issue being worse with the fork wound down.
Spares wise watch the horst link pivot as they have changed the design from a captive nut to circular nut and mine fell out 2 rides in and couldn’t source one locally, it wasn’t in the standard bag of bolts that on one do for the EG and they had to take one off another frame, but it took a bit of persuading to get them to do it, but they did in the end so i was grateful.smiffMember
What are these like for an all day bike?
very good. comfy and climbs well…
oh yeah, my very first complaint: no bottle cage mounts. room for one on downtube but isn’t, if you’re handy with rivnuts or strap-ons maybe :p no room in middle of frame.
it’s a bike that can be built to handle almost anything i guess but it is looong, and also low if you’re on an early v3, but i think they raised it up to 0 drop now.Posted 5 years ago
@Pridds, thanks for the information. I spent a while fettling with the shock in the alps to try to get the last of the travel. No matter how hard I hit things I was getting the same results.
When you say call them do you mean TF or On One?
Sorry for the thread hijack! FWIW I still love the bike and would wholeheartedly recommend it.Posted 5 years agoIAMember
Fwiw at 87kg wanting a more DH setup i have no issues with the monarch. Sure a ccdb would be “better” but dunno about worth it? Everyone raves about them, whereas some folk don’t get on with the monarch i think.
depends how tight the budget is, if you can spare the 200 I’d probably go for to avoid future wondering “what if”. But then what would 200 spent elsewhere get you…(or a weekend away riding it somewhere fun!)Posted 5 years ago
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