Upgrade or keep as is – heavyish full suss
Here is my El Guapo, weighing in at 31.6lbs (some digital fishing scales)
I can’t help thinking from time-to-time that its just that little bit lardy. Okay so its 150/155mm travel, with a dropper and mudguards but is it unreasonable to think it’d be better if were just under eg 30lbs?
Is any weight saving going to cost a fortune for a few grams and not really worth it, and even if its only when stuff breaks/wears out?
What would you build it up differently with?
Titus El Guapo V3, size 19.5/L (originally had a V2 but found a tiny crack)
Fox RP23 HV BV (was cheap, had 2 leaky monarchs now)
Works Components 1deg headset (as above bought for V2 guapo, also have an on-one smoothie taper with worn bearings)
RS Revelation 2010 Team (blackbox) Dual-Air U-turn 20mm Maxle Lite 1 1/8″
Salsa Flip-lock QR (does get used)
KS i950R 150mm 30.9mm
Spesh Format SL 143mm saddle (rails and saddle middle have ‘given’ so maybe after something else. Henge comp perhaps)
Avid Elixir R 185mm/185mm (first generation, and OE rotors .. )
XTR (’07) 9spd rear shifter
LX (’05) 3spd front shifter (window removed)
SLX (’09) 3spd bottom swing front mech
SLX (’09) 9spd medium cage rear mech
SLX (’09) HG80 11-34T cassette (the 3ring carrier one)
SLX chain, maybe PC991. 9spd
SLX (’09) crankarms (came with triple rings, so not the ones with the pedal thread inserts or beefed up axle)
SLX (’09) 22T (does get used) alu, 32T steel/composite chainrings
On-one (metal) 32T bashring (does get used, kept splitting plastic shimano ones)
Aerozine HTII BB (an early gen. one)
Shimano M530 SPDs (got hotspots with spesh Tahoe shoes with M520’s, since changed shoes though)
Hope Pro II Evo 20mm front hub
Superstar Tesla 10mm thru rear hub
DT swiss RWS 10x135mm thru-bolt
Sapim 1.8/2.0mm DB spokes
Alu. front nipples, brass rear
Stans Arch EX rims, Stans yellow tape, 2cups stans sealant per tyre
Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.4″ S/Skin Trailstar/front atm
Spesh Storm 55/65a S-works (first gen. that don’t split at the first hint of a rock) rear atm
Spank Spike 777 Evo 50mm rise bars
Pro FRS 50mm stem
~45mm ‘normal’ alu. spacers top and bottom, works components stem cap
ODI lockrings, lizard skins moab grips, rubber BMX bar plugs
shimano inner cables/SP41 outer, with approx. 7 middleburn cable oilers
also at the moment, mudhugger front and rear plus crudcatcher front and NC17 bellPosted 4 years agotomcanbefoundMember
Does seem slightly portly given my 06 enduro comes up @ 32.4lbs with coil rear and 36 vans on the front, plain gauge spokes and old dt 5.1 rims so maybe there could be significant weight to be saved on the frame?
That said im perfectly happy pedalling it around but it IS meant for going downhill, the HT is for all day rides… If you enjoy riding it then keep as is.
+1 for going 1×10 easy weight savings there…Posted 4 years ago
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