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    Gates belt drive

    Is this the first thread for the belt drive El Commandante. I know there where a few sneak pics awhile back but they are now available.
    I hope to be hitting the trails with this tomorrow




    Just under 9kgs with the Niner fork

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    WOW! Sweet bike! I can't wait to upgrade my ride to the belt drive! I am actually thinking of building an El Chivo (69er hardtail) with the belt drive. Enjoy!
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    Nice ride!!!

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    very nice ride! especially with the niner carbon fork! you gotta love that carbon drive thingie - i'm running my belt-driven toro since may or so and it's till perfect! in fact it's the only bike i'd never had to wrench on since i got it - actually i never ever cleaned it

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    WOW! that bike is KILLER!!. from the niner fork to the R1's to the gates.
    unlike so many "innovations" in the bike world that are a marketing of gimmickry and nothing more, belt drive seems to be the real deal!

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    Looks like a real nice setup with the carbon fork. I have to say I'm very interested to hear how this setup works out. Absolutely beautiful bike!
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    AMAZING looking bike. Really great job!
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    Which rear hub did you go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypokondriak
    Which rear hub did you go with?
    Hope Pro2 SS/trials

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    Wow, that is nice. I don't think(?) I'm man enough to go SS, but even so, I still want one of these! Very nice!
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    Simply Spectacular Pete. Love it.

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    Awesome!!

    That's a lovely looking bike you've got there mate. Ventana hardtails just look 'right', which I think really speaks volumes. Give my regards to Brissie from the UK. I was over in late 2007 and it's a lovely city. Have fun riding!

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    Normally rain/mud is rare in Brisbane so when we have it we usually just sit tight for a day or so for the trails to dry up.
    But not today

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    Great looking bike. Can I ask where you picked up the Carbon Drive from in Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeezaGeeza
    Great looking bike. Can I ask where you picked up the Carbon Drive from in Australia?
    I got it from Ventana with the frame

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    Damn Cool bike.
    I can't wait to build mine. Still waiting for parts, Fork and rear hub...

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    Love that frame color!!

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    please remove the dirty picture of the bike. thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    please remove the dirty picture of the bike. thanks in advance
    No chance, I was loathed to clean it, it looked so good
    Here's the other angle for you...sorry for the poor phone camera pic's...in advance

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    that dirt disgusts me...i have since unsubscribed from this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    that dirt disgusts me...i have since unsubscribed from this thread
    Erik, that may be iDirt. There are no actual riding shots, so it may not be as bad as you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Erik, that may be iDirt. There are no actual riding shots, so it may not be as bad as you think.
    one can only hope...why did God have to make dirt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    one can only hope...why did God have to make dirt?
    Don't despair, we will soon be back to the Australian dust bowl

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    4hr racing

    Racing as a pair on the same bike. We finished 4th at Karingal in South East Queensland.
    The bike ran faultlessly.



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    Pete,

    Looks great! What rear skewer are you using?
    "Be the Gear..."

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