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    El Comandante Rear Slider question

    I noticed Ventana went from EBB to a Rear Slider! Anybody have any experience with it yet?? Any slipage? Looks like a great set up.

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    I have the swinging dropouts on my El C, and they're great. The only thing I had to do was make sure that the dropouts were square so that the wheel didn't go in crooked. But the set screws keep everything in place once I get the dropouts set correctly.

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    I've been on my sliders for over two years now, (first set of der. hanger sliders) and I've never had to adjust them once I set them. And I'm a clyde still, so they are seeing a good strong load.
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    How much adjustment is in the dropouts? On the geo chart for the El Comandante, Ventana lists the chainstay length at 17.9 inches. Is this measurement in the outer, middle or inner position?
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    That's pretty close to the fully extended position. I adjusted them last night and I got them to just under 17.5" before the tire got too close to the chainstay yoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    How much adjustment is in the dropouts?
    I'll measure and post tonight, but I think 2Turns has answered your biggest concern right?
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough View Post
    That's pretty close to the fully extended position. I adjusted them last night and I got them to just under 17.5" before the tire got too close to the chainstay yoke.
    Thanks for the info. What tire and size are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo View Post
    I'll measure and post tonight, but I think 2Turns has answered your biggest concern right?
    Yep, 2Turners got me what I was looking for.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Clyde, no slippage, no creaks. Unfortunately I couldn't fit my FR3 in the rear. It is much more comfortable with a Panaracer CG XC than my Walt Works with a larger tire. After a grumpy late night initial assembly with a too large tire and too large hub bolt heads, I ultimately developed a system to quickly adjust the rear wheel. I love this bike. I would like shorter stays, but it's not a big deal to me. An option that forgoes the belt drive chain stays to accept a wider tire would be nice, but the GC tire is considered overkill by many in my locale. I'm getting my money's worth out of this bike. It is so enjoyable to ride I rewarded it with new XT brakes.

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