Actuallly I got it Thursday but didn't get a chance to take photos until today. Larry at Mountain High Cyclery did a fantastic job of building it for me and I only had to struggle with the rear derailuer for 30 minutes (because I'm a sucky bike mechanic) before I had the bike ready for it's photo shoot. Soooo lets take a look at what I've ended up with, remember I had worries that my spec list was pretty close to Fo's El Rey which of course is cause for concern but I think in the end my Rey is just different enough not to be classified as a Fo' Rey .
Arrrrgggghhhhh! Larry sent me a Giant, not the Ventana I ordered!!
Whew, just a box to ship it in, not a Giant bike!! First up is a shot of the rear hub. It's a Hadley Hub laced to a Stan's Flow rim. Both front and back rims had the stickers removed.
Front Hub is also a Hadley laced to a Stan's Flow rim.
Let's take a look at the front hub with DTSwiss RWS ratchet skewer and Formula K-24 Brake
Out back we have another DTSwiss skewer and Formula K-24 Brake
Ok Ok I can't hide it any more, time to show the full bike. Is the frame Orange like Fo's? Grinch Green? Superdust? No, No and No it is.....................
White with a gold sparkle clear coat. I couldn't get a good photo of the sparkle coat. It is very subtle but does glimmer in the sunlight.
Great looking paint and I'm very happy with the color I've chosen. I was a bit worried that maybe the gold hubs/nipples/headset/seatpost clamp would be too blingy but it seems to be ok to my eye.
Here is a shot of the Pushed RP-23 High Volume shock
A closer look at the headset
Two pictures of the cockpit area with the FSA Gravity handle bar, X-9 shifters and K-24 brake levers
And one final shot of the bike again
19" Ventana El Rey in White with gold sparkle coat
Fox F-29 fork @ 100mm PUSH'ed
Fox RP-23 High Volume shock PUSH'ed
Hadley Hubs front and rear laced to Stan Flow rims set up for tubeless
Panaracer Rampage 2.35 tires front and rear
DT SWISS RWS ratchting skewers front and rear
SRAM X-9 trigger shifters
SRAM X-9 Front and Rear Derailuers
Shimano XT Crankset 22t/32t/44t
SRAM 990 Cassette 11-34
SRAM PC-991 chain
Formula K-24 brakes, 200mm front rotor/ 180mm rear rotor
Thompson Elite Stem 100mm
Thompson Elite seatpost with setback
Chris King Headset
Hope seatpost clamp
FSA Gravity handlebar with Ergon GP-1 Grips
Terry Men's Ti Fly saddle
Minor tweaking still needs to be done but I hope to get a good ride in on Monday. Mucho thanks to Larry and Sherwood and Co. for the bike.
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