'El Guapo' roughly translates 'the handsome one'. It can also be used like the term 'cool dude'. The El Guapo is a suitably named bike.
Unleashed with 155mm of gleefully cushy but impeccably controlled suspension at the back. Best paired with a proper 160mm fork up front for maximum mountainbike moshing.
This is the updated version of the classic Titus long travel trail bike that's still eager to climb back to the top of the hill for yet another run. The perfect bike for high speed fun and technical trail riding. The El Guapo can get down, up and over anything.
It won't flinch. It won't leave you flustered. But it's not a dull ride by any means. The El Guapo is a cool dude who still likes to party hard.
The secret of a great trail bike is no secret at all. It's about nailing the geometry and nailing the suspension characteristics. While it may not be a secret, it is still something that is hard to pull off.
The El Guapo has been the hard-riding connoisseur's bike-of-choice ever since the first version came out all those years ago. In its 2012 guise it's the best El Guapo yet. It now sports an exclusive-to-Titus
ATF (Advanced Thermal Formed*) tubeset that's at the cutting edge of aluminium technology.
The U-shaped seat stay is ATF formed from a single, continuous tube to boost stiffness while shedding weight from the previous three piece design
All in all, it's a lighter, stronger, tuned chassis that still looks like the muscle-toned El Guapo that we've known and loved for so long.
The frame comes complete with all the mod cons. ISCG 05 tabs for an easy and strong method of attaching the chain device of your choice. The tapered head tube keeps thing stiff and accurate up front whilst retaining a low-slung cockpit. This head tube also accepts head angle slackening Slackset headsets if you want to see just how far you can go with an El Guapo. The frame is ready for 30.9mm dropper seatposts. The full outer cable routing makes the El Guapo even more UK filth-friendly than ever too.
We're particularly excited about the rear suspension feel on the new El Guapo. Fully active at all times - no matter if you're braking or pedalling the back end behaves the same. And it behaves amazingly. There's a definite bias towards technical trail riding. The frame will have you using the travel on offer as you reach greater velocities, opting for the faster, funner, crazier lines.
The El Guapo really shines with an up-for-it rider on board. While it takes the stings and the hits from the trail it also returns a high level of feel back to the rider. This is no soggy steamroller. It reacts to your input.
This is still a rider's bike. You'll have a beautiful relationship with the El Guapo.
Weight: 3Kg (6.6 Lbs) with Rock Shox Monarch RT3 rear shock.
*GEEK NOTE: Advanced Thermal Forming uses a super heated, pressurised gas to soften an aluminium tube so that it may be formed into complex shapes and butting profiles inside of a clamshell mold. The resulting tube has optimised strength and weight profiles, providing for a lighter and stronger frame.
Seatpost Clamp: 35mm
Bottom Bracket: 73mm threaded
Front Mech: 34.9 - top clamp top pull
Headtube type: Mix Taper 44/49.6
Weight: 3Kg (6.6 Lbs) with Rock Shox Monarch RT3