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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Well, having finished the Ebay Carbon and still working silly hours I got to looking at the Titus El Guapo right around the time On-One were bringing the new V3 frames out so having sold my Clark Kent frame used the money and some of the parts to go towards this…

One Titus El Guapo V3 frame in medium:
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Coupled with a set of Fox 36 160mm travel forks:
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And then accidentally deleting all the build pics off my cam you'll be glad to know it's a short write up but, the overall consensus is that its a great bike! The frames a bit heavy but is finished well, paints really nice quality though I've read it can chip quite easily so will see. What the build does need is some decent tyres and a dropper seatpost but rides really, really nicely… Very stable at speed and comfortable to just ride… Will def be staying this one :).

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Full spec:

Frame: Titus El Guapo V3 Frame in medium with Rock Shox Monarch rear shock

Fork: Fox 36 R 160mm

Headset: Hope
Stem: Easton Haven
Handlebar: Easton Haven carbon riser
Grips: Superstar

Brakes: Avid BB7 with Ashima discs 203mm/180mm
Brake Cables: Jagwire
Brake Levers: Avid Ultimate Black Ops

Shifter: XT trigger
Rear Derailleur: M972 XTR Shadow
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire
Cassette: HG61
Chain: KMC SL
Cranks: Raceface Turbine
Chainring: FSA 36t DH
Chainring bolts: KCNC
Bottom Bracket: Raceface Turbine
Pedals: Time Atac XS

Hub Skewers: 20mm bolt through front and Superstar rear skewer
Wheels: Hope Hoops Pro 2 Evo hubs and Mavic 717 rims
Tyres: Huthinson Pythons at the moment
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Carbonio
Seatpost: Easton Haven Carbon
Seatpost Collar: Salsa

Thanks for looking.
Alex 8).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:32 pm 
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What chain keeper are you using Alex?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:42 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
What chain keeper are you using Alex?


Oh it's just a little Superstar one.
http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=495

Already had it and thought I'd give it a go instead of buying a full on DH type guide and seems to be working pretty well.


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Looks ace 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:21 pm 
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Love it. The curves are just right. If it were an XC frame rather than AM, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:28 pm 
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I am in love.
Sweet color!
Crap, here comes my wife....


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Alex Creasey wrote:
letmetalktomark wrote:
What chain keeper are you using Alex?


Oh it's just a little Superstar one.
http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=495

Already had it and thought I'd give it a go instead of buying a full on DH type guide and seems to be working pretty well.


Excellent.

Thank you.

Worth a try me thinks :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Well now the snow's virtually gone I thought I'd take a few snaps with a couple of little updates.....

First being The Magura MT6 brakes which went on about a month after the bike was originally built up. First foray into hydraulics and VERY impressed with these indeed ....

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Next up are the new skinwall tyres by Onza. Had been keeping a beady eye out for these being released and finally had a couple of sets delivered this week 8) Went for the Canis and first impressions are very good indeed! Really nice to ride (much like Racing ralphs as an immediate comparison) and very grippy 8)

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Cheers 8)


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Looking stunning, as with all your builds, Alex. 8)

Please tell me where to get them tyres, they're beyond über coolness..


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