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    Drat , I may have to replace my 05 La Bruja with a a new V ! TIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    I can hardly wait to see the "To-Done" List. I wonder if they are taking pre-orders


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    Will some of these changes work on previous models. Like will the shorter swing arm if changed on the El Rey. Work also on a 08 frame.
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    ... since the pivot location will be optimized, and of course there is only one true optimum, I should be able to bolt on the swing-arm & rockers from a 2013 DW/RFX Prototype, right?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Holy crap!

    That's quite a list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    ... since the pivot location will be optimized, and of course there is only one true optimum, I should be able to bolt on the swing-arm & rockers from a 2013 DW/RFX Prototype, right?
    That will only work on El Commandante and Padrino (i've already made the DW mod to mine). Klein Mantra bolt on kits will be available for all other models.
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    LOL
    An exellent idea. A DW-do-it-yourself-kit. $ 299 incl. 1 year license fee.

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    Uh oh I can feel my wallet getting lighter. I can't wait to see what Optimized Pivot Position is going to be. Maybe he's bringing back URTs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knext!
    heh...I thought of that over a year ago
    Expect _dw in here soon saying he said that before you did.

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    Sorry, URT?

    Quote Originally Posted by discodave
    Uh oh I can feel my wallet getting lighter. I can't wait to see what Optimized Pivot Position is going to be. Maybe he's bringing back URTs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    Sorry, URT?
    Unified Rear Triangle.

    Trek Y, Klein Mantra, and the John Castellano-designed suspension on the Schwinn and Ibis bikes of the late 90's.
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    New changes to the 2011 Ventana Frames

    Hopefully the headtubes on the larger size frames won't be as short as they've traditionally been. I'm praying also that the new design doesn't utilize an integrated headset.

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    NO URTeess please

    Quote Originally Posted by andy f
    Unified Rear Triangle.

    Trek Y, Klein Mantra, and the John Castellano-designed suspension on the Schwinn and Ibis bikes of the late 90's.
    ...i never did like those urt bikes but thats just me...ralph
    i need to ride more. building jumps takes to much time...my other hobby is kicking the crap outta my home built mook jong.

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    Trek pulled the wool over alot of people eyes with the Y bike. Terrible design that sold really well because it look so 'cool' Glad the URT died long ago. More importantly lets see some spy shot of some new V's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1962
    ...i never did like those urt bikes but thats just me...ralph
    An interesting feature of those bikes is that they behave differently standing vs. seated. I don't find it to be a positive trait in general but that and the complete lack of chain growth allow the Mantra and Castellano bikes to work well as singlepeeds. The Y bikes don't stiffen up enough when you stand and mash a big gear to make it work well.
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    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN
    Drat , I may have to replace my 05 La Bruja with a a new V ! TIG.



    was just kinda thinking along the same lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb
    was just kinda thinking along the same lines.
    I'm still riding the same El Commandante you built up for me back in '05. Other than the usual wear and tear items, the only changes I ever made were the stem and bars (never got used to the On*One Fleegle). Just wanted to say thanks for the smart component selections and great wheel build.
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb
    was just kinda thinking along the same lines.
    Chad... we may need to start talking... That Terremoto of mine is just so old skool now.
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    I dunno !

    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb
    was just kinda thinking along the same lines.

    It won't be easy....I've become very attached to my witch ! The new V will have to go waaay beyond the expectations of my old girl ! TIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Chad... we may need to start talking... That Terremoto of mine is just so old skool now.
    Watch what you wish for, you might just have it come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN
    Drat , I may have to replace my 05 La Bruja with a a new V ! TIG.
    I've been waiting to add to my bikes, and this might (finally) make me jump too.

    But not for all the same reasons. I bought parts - fork, wheelset, cranks, etc... in anticipation of the new frame. Oops.

    So now buy the new frame, or sell unused parts to buy other parts. I just hope the master of finances is ready for the news...

    (Shakes Magic 8-Ball)... Is a X-5 in JmZ's (near) future? "Better not tell you now"

    I wonder if the tax man has the answer instead? (Shakes again) "It is decidedly so"



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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Chad... we may need to start talking... That Terremoto of mine is just so old skool now.
    HEHEHE... my thoughts exactly

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    It's not only that, but do you know how many different parts you'll have to replace?

    I'm happy with my rides, for now. Besides, I might as well watch everyone else ride out the new versions and see what they think in comparison first. Changing the pivot position could be a very big thing. I think the Big S did that with the Enduro, and it's pretty popular bike now because it rides better.

    It'll be interesting to see

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    It won't be easy....I've become very attached to my witch ! The new V will have to go waaay beyond the expectations of my old girl ! TIG.
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    Check out Ventana's website, the changes are posted.
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    With all the changes coming and being in the market for a new ride next year, will the trade in program apply to the new models, designs, or whatever the word may be. Thanks

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