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El Chulo 27.5

foo606foo606 Posts: 113
edited September 2018 in MTB general
Hi you wonderful guys .Whom apart from me owns a El chulo frame and what are you running .
Mine is Rockshox recon gold shock .Raceface 30mm atlas cranks .El Guapo handle bars . Eagle gx 1x12 gears .
sram guide r brakes
Wtm rims .Maxxis high roller 2 rubber .Odin grips .
Shimano cables .
Giant sl switch dropper post.

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  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
    I've got an El Chulo...

    It runs:

    RS Yari 160mm
    Guide R Brakes
    SRAM X9/GX drive train 11 speed
    Easton ARC27 rims with Maxxis DHF and HRII tyres
    Raceface bars and stem
    KS Cruxi dropper

    Built last winter, so I've had a good 9 months riding on it. Good trail bike. I find the travel a bit overkill, so I've just purchased some 130mm Yari's which I will swap to.
    Cannondale Trail 27.5 | 2015
    Titus El Chulo 27.5 | 2017
    Trek Slash 9 27.5 | 2015 (building)
  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
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    Cannondale Trail 27.5 | 2015
    Titus El Chulo 27.5 | 2017
    Trek Slash 9 27.5 | 2015 (building)
  • I absolutely love the black on black finish! Very stylish! 8)
  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
    I absolutely love the black on black finish! Very stylish! 8)

    Cheers, it did look nice... 9 months of riding and it's looking somewhat dirtier and more dishevelled! :D
    Cannondale Trail 27.5 | 2015
    Titus El Chulo 27.5 | 2017
    Trek Slash 9 27.5 | 2015 (building)
  • slc123 wrote:
    I absolutely love the black on black finish! Very stylish! 8)

    Cheers, it did look nice... 9 months of riding and it's looking somewhat dirtier and more dishevelled! :D

    They do that!

    After all the exercise we give them, you'd think they'd look after themselves a bit better! :lol:
  • foo606foo606 Posts: 113
    Mines 100mm shock at mo but may upgrade pics soon .fitting gears now .
    Ready to run this weekend .
  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
    foo606 wrote:
    Mines 100mm shock at mo but may upgrade pics soon .fitting gears now .
    Ready to run this weekend .

    Due to the slack angle of the geometry you may find that changes things quite a bit at 100. I think 140 would be this perfect setup for the frame, which from memory is what the recommend. Obviously no issue to run it a bit shorter or longer travel.
    Cannondale Trail 27.5 | 2015
    Titus El Chulo 27.5 | 2017
    Trek Slash 9 27.5 | 2015 (building)
  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407

    They do that!

    After all the exercise we give them, you'd think they'd look after themselves a bit better! :lol:

    Mechanically it is well cared for but sadly cosmetic cleaning is not part of my maintenance schedule :shock:
    Cannondale Trail 27.5 | 2015
    Titus El Chulo 27.5 | 2017
    Trek Slash 9 27.5 | 2015 (building)
  • foo606foo606 Posts: 113
    Yh I believe 140 was the preffered shock length but I dont do a lot of rock gardens mostly fire roads and canal routes .The odd high climb trails .
    I think if I was to up grade maybe a Pike shock next .
    Gx eagle are on but awaiting cable housing cutters to finish the install
    Set The high limit screw .Do the low limit when cutters arrive Park tool ones .
    I can index them easy enough .A real easy system to fit to be honest .
    We ready for the first run this weekend .
  • foo606foo606 Posts: 113
    Whats best for photos ?
  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
    With regard to the fork travel, it’s not really a case of what you prefer or your riding. It’s about how the bikes geometry is affected. They would have designed it around 140mm, which means by changing the fork it will effect how the bike will perform and how you feel riding it. It may be fine and not a problem but obviously there is a reason why they specify recommended forks. Be good to see some pics when you’ve got it done. I use ImgBB.
    Cannondale Trail 27.5 | 2015
    Titus El Chulo 27.5 | 2017
    Trek Slash 9 27.5 | 2015 (building)
  • foo606foo606 Posts: 113
    imgbb not working for me .Will instagram work ?
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