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    '02 El Fuego - Bearing Upgrade?

    I have a 2002 El Fuego, still holding up great.

    Just had all my bushings (yes all) replaced. Cost about $70 which seems quite reasonable.

    By the look of it, the main pivot should be upgradeable to bearing. I asked Ventena about this but they did not reply.

    Any thoughts?

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    Yes, call them. If they haven't replied, they're probably at Interbike with everyone else in the industry this week.

    They're supercool, and they'll be able to help you
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    I actually e-mailed them a couple of months ago before the Interbike Show started.

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    Give them a call next week when they're back. I'm sure it wasn't intentional. Ventana has some of the best customer service around.
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    Are you asking if it can be done?

    The answer is yes. Requires a whole new rear triangle though. As the bushing parts cannot be retrofited to bearings.

    (I had a Bushing Salty)
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    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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