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    2012 El Chucho (69'er)

    2012 El Chucho Semi-Custom 15/17" in Level I custom color Mango Tango. The "mutt" lives! 29'er front 26" rear. 140/150mm travel like the Ciclon.

    A word about the color. The pics again don't do it justice, it is really bright, Orange Crush bright but with a depth to it and this frame had Silver sparkle on top and it's almost impossible to catch the sparkles on "film".

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    The 140/150 rockers and good veiw of the F3P washer.

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    Taper Headtube and new version (to fit the 1.5" sized bottom) of the Bigote Gusset

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    And now for the Beauty Shots!

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    I like the shot by the water as the frame is out sunning itself

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    Good lord that is nice. Much nicer than the previous version.

    What fork is it based on? 120mm 29er?

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    Nice , I've always wondered what a 69er rode like....being you would have the shorter stays with the 26 in. rear tri yet still have the big front wheel ! Please send me an XL one to demo and I promise an in-depth ride report ! TIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN View Post
    Nice , I've always wondered what a 69er rode like....being you would have the shorter stays with the 26 in. rear tri yet still have the big front wheel ! Please send me an XL one to demo and I promise an in-depth ride report ! TIG.
    Hey Tigman, where you at? I'll be someday getting my new Chucho frame, 21", and would let you take it for a day or so. If we ever cross paths you're welcome to a test ride for sure.
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    Down the toptube to the rocker. Yeah, that's a nice shot. Good job.
    Well, it was a good try.

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    Careful with those high quality pics. El Salt is gonna think you're moving in on his turf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough View Post
    Careful with those high quality pics. El Salt is gonna think you're moving in on his turf.
    Think about it Paul, you never see us together, same place / same time... think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt View Post
    Think about it Paul, you never see us together, same place / same time... think about it.
    Quit messing with my head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough View Post
    Careful with those high quality pics. El Salt is gonna think you're moving in on his turf.
    Thanks Paul, appreciate that. I've had a good teacher.

    Or am I the teacher?!?! Hmmmm, you never know......
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    69er !

    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14 View Post
    Hey Tigman, where you at? I'll be someday getting my new Chucho frame, 21", and would let you take it for a day or so. If we ever cross paths you're welcome to a test ride for sure.


    Hey man , thanks for the cool offer and I'd take you up on it too if I didn't live way up in Iceland ( northern MN ) ! Seriously, I would like to try one though....its been awhile since I've last visited California , I heard its a lot warmer in the winter then here ! TIG.
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    is it going to fit a 650b rear?

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    Does Sherwood still take trade-in's of well-loved Ventana's or do we have to break them first to qualify?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wzl View Post
    Does Sherwood still take trade-in's of well-loved Ventana's or do we have to break them first to qualify?
    He'll take well-loved ones too. You don't have to do 6 foot drop to flat first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    He'll take well-loved ones too. You don't have to do 6 foot drop to flat first.
    A classic Witch like this would barely even notice a 6 foot drop:
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    The new frames look even more stunning. Good work Ventana.

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    I'd really like to take that bike for a test ride. Does Ventana have any shops in the NE that do demos? Or any places that would rent out Ventanas?

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    Nice Color!

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    Is the geo the same as on the website? Did they keep the same geo on the new frames? I'm really interested in making this my next bike but the 69 degree HTA for a 29" front wheel is way too slack for a bike that I want to feel nimble.

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    Any change in geometry with the new swoopy frame? Looks great.

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    should be ciclon rear with corresponding chainstay length etc.

    has anybody checked the rear tire clearance? would like to fit a 650b ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Is the geo the same as on the website? Did they keep the same geo on the new frames? I'm really interested in making this my next bike but the 69 degree HTA for a 29" front wheel is way too slack for a bike that I want to feel nimble.
    Dont worry about the HTA I have a older El Chucho...I like the feel and reaction on the steeper trails and S/T.

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    I've put wider bars on my current 29er and have gotten use to it and I have to say that the 69 HTA does work well. Now that that issue is out of the way, how 'bout you do full write up on the new El Chuch and convince me to finally pull the trigger on this frame!

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    My El Chucho frame is scheduled to be here on Wednesday. It is a similar sized frame 17" with the 15" head tube length. Grinch Green. Will post pics when it gets built up.

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    Five rides on the "mutt" Much more nimble than I expected. Took it down our Black Mountain/Avery Creek descent which is a technical 1800 ft vertical and it ate it up! Looking forward to seeing if the guys from BIKE rode this while they were here for the Bible of Bike test issue that hopefully will arrive in my mailbox today.

    Here with another mutt (Bailey)



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