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    El Fuego: why was it discontinued?

    anyone know the reason behind their decision to phase out this frame?
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    I don't know of many 80mm forks made anymore.

    You can probably have a Salty built up as a race bike, but I dunno why it was discontinued. I'm sure if you talk to Da Man, he'll be more than happy to explain why.

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    anyone know the reason behind their decision to phase out this frame?
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    not listed but

    Lets face it, Sherwood has the plans, parts and settings on his jig; if you really want one I'm sure he'll knock one out for you. It's not like he has to order a batch of them or hydroform big sections of the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider
    Lets face it, Sherwood has the plans, parts and settings on his jig; if you really want one I'm sure he'll knock one out for you. It's not like he has to order a batch of them or hydroform big sections of the frame.

    Ditto....IIRC the Fuego is still available as a custom build...

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    I actually won one

    I was just wondering if the technology behind the frame is outdated (phaseout) but I heard the DW link is still a standard on some bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john11f
    I was just wondering if the technology behind the frame is outdated (phaseout) but I heard the DW link is still a standard on some bikes.

    uhhhhhhh what? Whatch you talken `bout Willis?


    The El Fuego is still available if you want. It's a semi custom upgrade, or something like that. I don't think Ventana sold enough of them to warrant keeping that model in constant rotation as far as building size runs and hanging them on the wall. Simply just being smart with where they hang their monies.

    But no, it is not an outdated design.

    Actually just got an email a month or so ago from a lady we did a full custom one for a few years ago. She was saying how much she still loves her race bike and that it had survived multiple mtb stage races in B.C. where she lives.
    So yes, it's still a very competent race bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john11f
    I was just wondering if the technology behind the frame is outdated (phaseout) but I heard the DW link is still a standard on some bikes.
    Got the one off of the 'Bay?

    Nice looking ride. Just no coin to be a bidder on that one right now. The suspension design may be newer and flashier, and may indeed be stellar.

    But a bike that fits, a bike with a fit an finish that is second to none, a bike that tracks where it's pointed are all things to consider as well. Something to be said about a bike where the kinks are all worked out.

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    here's mine

    i got them in '07....pedals are not the ones in the pic


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    I don't think they sold well enough. I think the Turner Nitrous went the same way of the boutique XC Racer graveyard for the same reason, though the El Fuego can be reincarnated on demand.

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