Back and available in limited quantities, the El Guapo V3 is checked, QC'd and inspected and approved for use with 170mm travel suspension forks. This frame has the heritage and provenance to really make a difference to your ride, and keep you smiling as you hammer the trails with it's 150mm of rear travel giving you power and pump to get through the toughest trail obstacles.
This is the further 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. We've slackened the head angle a degree to 67deg, lowered the BB 5mm to give an on-centre static height, lengthened the top tube by 10mm and steepened the seat angle by a degree to 72.5deg. It's more contemporary, takes longer forks better and makes us smile even more.
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 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 compared to other manufacturers cut and welded designs. 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. ISCG05 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.
For 2013 we're offer two rear shock options. Either Rock Shox excellent Monarch RT3 model (with lockout, pro pedal and rebound options), but also this incredible Cane Creek Double Barrel Air for an unsurpassed performance option.
Weight: 3.1Kg (7 Lbs) with Rock Shox Monarch RT3 rear shock.
Seatpost Clamp: 35mm
Bottom Bracket: 73mm BSA threaded
Front Mech: 34.9 - top clamp top pull
Headtube type: Mix Taper 44/49.6
Weight: 3Kg (7 Lbs) with Rock Shox Monarch RT3
TT: 575mm (S), 595mm (M), 615mm (L)
ST: 425mm (S), 457mm (M), 493mm (L)
Advised Fork Length: 170mm Rock Shox
Headtube length: 102mm (S), 102mm(M), 118mm (L)
SHOCK AND ROCKER NOTE
After studying shock performance and wear, and extensive testing and feedback from riders, we only recommend running the Cane Creek shock with the rocker in the "linear" or lower position on the frame.
A previous recommendation about the progressive location (forward) by riders in Calderdale was before the CCDB was fitted to bikes, and we've since found that the huge air can on the CCDB doesn't sit well with the rocker shape on the El Guapo.
Happily CCDB's are so tunable that you can acheieve exactly the same progression of the airspring with internal shims provided, and the damping circuitry allows for tuning to have exactly the same shock response in the lower rocker mount position. It is possible to run the CCDB in the more progressive position, but the body of the air shock will be marked with very close contact/rubbing on the rocker in certain positions. -
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