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    How many Ventana's do/have you owned ?

    I'm on my first Ventana, I'd love another one - too go with my El Ciclon, maybe a hardtail or even a 29er, or perhaps a terremoto

    But funds don't allow at the moment - there seems to be some lucky people on here that own more than one or have owned several,

    So come on make me jealous

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    I'm afraid only 1. BUT

    after speaking with Alan on the 'dog and bone' this morning i may be gearing up for a new X5 frame

    potentially with a crane creek DB.

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    cool

    to replace your present X5 ?

    Wot about an El Ciclon ?

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    yip to replace the little blue one

    EC does not have enough standover

    i've got a 27.5" inside leg!

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    Had a Ciclon that went through more "stages" than I can count. (5"/5" Air/Air, 5"/5" Air/Coil, 5"/6" Coil/Coil, 6"/6" Coil/Coil)

    Now I'm on a Terremoto.

    If you are thinking Double Barrel...do it. It is the best shock there is...period.

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    those DB's do look good....

    vortex - what colour ?!!

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    I've got an El Salt, which I've run in 5" mode but now have set at 4" and an X5. I have considered swapping the X5 for a Ciclon (I prefer the traditional frame to the X brace), but I still really like the way that the X5 rides, so it would be purely the desire for change. I think you have had a good few bikes that would be considered alternatives to Ventanas, i've looked at a few but none of them have the same balance of performance, looks, and exclusivity and of course the custom options. I try and control the desire for the new by upgrading parts, I think I could probably assemble about 10 bikes with the various wheels, forks etc I have!

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    Justa not sure grinch green has a a certain appeal.

    Rsutton1223 - can you change the shock from 2.25" To 2" easily?

    I would like to run it on 6" rockers at 2" ie 5.32" with pikes on for 90% of the time then add my 66sl's on the front and up the stroke to 2.25" and give the rear 6".

    The angles and BB should work out similar to an El terremoto when set up like that.

    i've been keeping an eye on the other thread about the X6 vs El terremoto. (splitting hairs) as i also have the same problem. I however have no option but to go for a X brace. given the fact that i am a short arse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortexracing
    Rsutton1223 - can you change the shock from 2.25" To 2" easily?
    If it takes you more than two minutes...you should never touch a shock again. We got lucky with the 7.875 i2i 2" and 2.25 stroke CCDB's...all you have to do is change out the base plate from a coned version to a flat to change the stroke between the two. Spin up the spring coller...take out the plate...remove the spring and then install the flat plate and 2.25 stroke spring...that's it. All done by hand.

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    4.5 total.

    Psycle Werks Wild Hare (hence the .5), 5" El Salt, El Bucanero SS, El Chiquillo & my wife's El Fuego. I still have all but the PW.

    Hmmmmmm, what's next?


    D.

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    I've owned three Ventana's so far............all FS frames ( El Saltamontes , La Bruja , and an El Capitan ) ! Sold the Salt but have the other two ! I' d really like to get a Ventana 29er hardtail most likely a singlepeed in the future........even though I'm not a big hardtail fan ( I've owned several in the past ) the simplicity of it appeals to me and I already know about Ventana's excellent quality ! TIG.

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    Zero for now

    I have an El Rey on order with Larry at Mnthigh and just awaiting build and delivery. I think it will land just about the same time I go onto 12hr/day 6day/week work schedule . Can't wait to see it, I've been to Rancho Cordova and talked to Sherwood and Theresa and got to see lots of frames hanging about so I know my bike will be fantastic.

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    the vibe from Ventana is incomparable.....as such, I have owned now 3....sold an X5 to a friend (who loves it of course), currently own a Comandante and an El Rey...and have a third Ventana on the way so will be a total of 4 soon

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    2 .. 1 Salty, 1 Terremoto...

    Loving it!

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    Me,
    2 X5's 04 and 05 both 6" travel
    1 4" El Salt
    1 5" El Salt
    1 El Ciclon
    1 El Terremoto

    Lynne 04 El Salt and now El Ciclon

    My Grandson Leon, 04 X5, 05 X5, now El Terremoto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    2 .. 1 Salty, 1 Terremoto...

    Loving it!
    2 Ventanas? and you call yourself a moderator?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    2 Ventanas? and you call yourself a moderator?!
    well...I got both of them within a month...does that count?

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    bloody hell Alan!


    Anybody would think you sold em as a living!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortexracing
    bloody hell Alan!


    Anybody would think you sold em as a living!

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    Three. An El Saltamontes that I sold a few years back. Currently own a El Capitan and a El Commandante.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    the vibe from Ventana is incomparable.....as such, I have owned now 3....sold an X5 to a friend (who loves it of course), currently own a Comandante and an El Rey...and have a third Ventana on the way so will be a total of 4 soon

    And that's just in 2008 !!!!!!!!!!!

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    number of Ventana's

    Just one x-5 at this time. May start looking at a DH this year. Love the x-5!

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    None. Nada. zip.

    Am I missing something?
    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    None. Nada. zip.

    Am I missing something?
    Yes.

    Electric Sex Welds


    and hair.

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    Total = 4
    Currently = 2 (El Salt / Terremoto)
    Future? Maybe a 29er.
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