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    New El Comandante is Complete (just showing off)

    I just finished building my El Comandante. Here's some details and pics. So far, very pleased with the build and ride.

    Frame is 18" with semi-custom paint. Set up for gears or single speed with full housing stops on the frame.

    Reba 100mm fork, Stans wheels, XT / XO drivetrain.

    My last Ventana was a Marble Peak hardtail in the mid 90's so this is pretty cool to be back on one of Sherwood's bikes.

    Later,

    Chris
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    Very pretty
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    Nice bike, congrats.

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    All Ventanas are pretty even if some are 29ers.......... What color is that?

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    Nice Job! Do you have plans to run SS?? Why the El Com over the Padrino?

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    Where did you buy the frame from? I'm looking for one right now.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .40AET
    Where did you buy the frame from? I'm looking for one right now.

    Thanks!
    Call a dealer and they'll get you set up!

    Ventana is having some serious blowout prices in affect right now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14
    Ventana is having some serious blowout prices in affect right now!
    Why? 2011 but I thought Ventana didn't really follow model years they just rolled out changes.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    Why? 2011 but I thought Ventana didn't really follow model years they just rolled out changes.......
    It would be hard to "roll out" the four or five major changes I was told about (if they all happen). I guess we find out in a week or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader
    It would be hard to "roll out" the four or five major changes I was told about (if they all happen). I guess we find out in a week or so.

    Hmmm , this could be interesting......OP , nice bike by the way ! TIG.
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    The color is Cosmic Grey and....

    I picked Cosmic Grey based on the web site samples. It came out a little darker than the pictures on the web but I really like it. It changes in the light like a mood ring!

    I went with the geared El Com because I am one of those guys that is always messing with stuff. The thought of being able to go single or belt gives me something to look forward to in the future.

    As far as dealers go. I highly recommend Mountain High Cyclery in Loveland Colorado. Give Larry a shout and he will get you taken care of.

    Thanks for checking out my ride,

    Chris

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