I am contemplating on getting a bike from a co-worker. It's a Ventana El Habanero. I used to ride a long time ago and I want to get back into it. Below is the description he gave me. I don't know crap about Mountain bikes so... He has offered to sell me for $800 and he also said if he takes off the front forks and head set, he'll bring it down to $500. Good Deal?
Here is what he sent me :
"The complete bike is a Ventana El Habanero. I think I got it in 1996-1997. It's a pretty rare bike, and in some cases collectible due to it being a classic Ventana (Sherwood Gibson is the founder of Ventana, and this is a hand-built frame by him). It's an all-aluminum frame. I had it custom-painted in 2003 with a metallic blue and black with silver tribal art. That bike is a full-suspension bike that has 3.5 inches of rear travel. The way I built it up is pretty light considering how old it is. I weighed it and it was 26.4 lbs with that 4" travel Rock Shock SID race fork. It's pretty tricked out with XTR/XT/Chris King/Rolf and a bunch of Carbon Fiber parts to keep the weight down. It's a great compromise between hard-tail efficiency and full-suspension plush. There's enough travel on the rear to take the edge off trails. This bike is all complete, just need to get the cabling re-adjusted as it hasn't been used in a couple of years. probably good to have it lubricated too."
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