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    Joining the Ventana crew getting an El Padrino!!

    Just got off the phone with Chad from Red Barn and am having him build me an El Padrino. Getting the Electric Blue frame and having a real nice build. The build sheet is on my other computer and when I get to that computer I'll put up the specs. Can't wait. Pics will follow as the build progess's. Let me know your stories with your El Padrino.

    Chuck

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    Here is a picture of the frame and the build sheet>



    frame - 2010 Ventana El Padrino, 16", electric blue

    fork - RS Reba 29er with 100mm

    headset - Canecreek with cartridge bearings

    stem - Salsa Pro-moto, 90mm X 6deg

    shifters - Sram X9 triggers 2 X 10

    brakeset - Avid Elixir CR 185/160 sized rotors

    seatpost - Salsa

    saddle - WTB Pure V Pro

    crankset - Sram X9

    bottom bracket - Sram X9

    pedals - none

    chain - KMX X10SL

    f.derailleur - Sram X7

    r.derailleur - Sram X0 long cage

    cassette - Shimano HG81 11-36

    wheelset - Stans Arch 29er rims laced to Hope Pro II hubs using Dt Swiss Competition spokes
    and brass nipples

    tire - Maxxis Ignitor 29 X 2.1

    tube - butyl

    grips - ODI lock on

    Also I know this isn't as great as I could have built it but I had a certain budget I was working around.

    Thanks,

    Chuck

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    Nice! Welcome to the Family!

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

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    I could tell by the pix alone that that bike was coming from RB. That wall, behind the bike, gives it away every time!

    Congrats!
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    That's a pretty nice build for being a budget. Sure some of those parts weight a bit more but they will function fine. Guessing by the parts I would say its under 25lbs. How soon till its built and ready to shred?

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    Good call Chuck! Love the El Padrino. Mine accelerates faster than any bike I have owned or ridden. Plus there is nothing sexier than a Ventana. Well almost nothing. Here is a pic when I first built mine. I have since changed the bars, tires, Fork (15mm), grips and got rid of the ugly red cage.







    here is a good shot of Superdust. Hard to find a closeup of what that color is really about.


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    Yeah Dave can't wait to get the bike in and go riding with you. Team El Padrino. LOL Chad told me that the bike should weigh in the 23.75-24.5 lb range. Should be awesome. Will have it at the end the month.

    Chuck

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    Sweet! Congrats!

    Can't wait to see the complete bike pics

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    Can't wait to see the full build. Love the blue Olé!
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    That frame looks like a 2009 because it doesn't have the new drops outs where the disc mount is located on the chainstay verses seatstay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    That frame looks like a 2009 because it doesn't have the new drops outs where the disc mount is located on the chainstay verses seatstay.

    With the thumbs up are saying you like the '09 frames better than the newer ones?

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos
    With the thumbs up are saying you like the '09 frames better than the newer ones?

    Chuck
    No, thumbs up because you chose to ride a Ventana. I actually like the new dropouts better because it tucks the brake caliper out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    No, thumbs up because you chose to ride a Ventana. I actually like the new dropouts better because it tucks the brake caliper out of the way.
    I took a closer look and now no what you are talking about. I didn't even know Sherwood changed where the disc mounts were located. The price on my build was right in my budget so I am really excited about getting this bike.

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos
    The price on my build was right in my budget so I am really excited about getting this bike.

    Chuck
    That is all that matters!
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    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    That is all that matters!
    and the fact it's blue one of my all time fav colors.

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