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    El Bastardo: I'm doing it.

    Jumping in head first, need advice on everything 650B. Been looking this board over, trying to piece the bits of knowledge located here together. Thought I'd start in this forum (this is my first Ventana). Anyway, feel free to tell me anything - what's good, bad, works, doesn't, etc. etc. Thanks in advance for any and all info!

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    Here are a couple of threads regarding the El Bastardo. I have a Ventana 650B HT and really like the wheel format.

    Waking up the Bastardo (mods), Relevant to other models...

    Review of the Bastardo, 1 Year Later...




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    Thanks. Looks like wheels are the biggest issue: I want to run tubeless (non-UST tires) with Stans, and it looks like lots of folks here have problems with burping (or worse). Gotta keep it as light as possible too, as XC is my main thing, AM not so much. Looks like my best bets are not even available yet (Stans Flow and Velocity Blunt SL). This is going to be some project, I'll tell ya!

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    Pics please! ~27 lbs is pretty amazing. What's the build? Mine is a little over 28 with a Lefty Max and full XTR.

    Randy
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    daves4mtb: Do you like the Velvet, and was it converted to 650B or did it come that way? I know it can be done internally, but not too sure how it's done. Anyone else know the process? I ask because I can get a better deal on a non-converted (26") Velvet, but won't if it's a big hassle. Thanks!

    Need some pics!

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