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    05 Salty 5/6" Rockers

    Fork: '03 Marz. Z1FR QR20
    Shock: Fox DHX-AIR 2.25 Stroke
    Hubs: Hadley 20mm/ Hope Bulb
    Rims: Mavic 819
    Spokes: DT 14g.
    Tires: Conti Gravity 2.3 UST
    Headset: CK
    Stem: Thomson X-4
    Bar: Easton lo-rise EC70 OS
    Grips: ODI lock-on
    Bar Caps: Danger Boy
    Brakes: Shimano XTR/ XT levers/ 8 inch FR rotor
    Brakelines: Goodridge
    Post: Thomson
    Saddle: Flight Ti
    Collar: Hope
    Cranks: Turbine isis/ Envy Bash
    Pedals: Candy sl
    Shifters: X-O twist
    R. Deraileur: X-9
    F. Deraileur: XT
    Chain: PC99
    Cassette: XT

    30.8lbs of BADASSS!
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    Bunnyhopper, nice bike, but surely you can clean her up (even a bit) and get us some better close ups of that beauty! come on now!
    I came, I rode, and I crashed!
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    She likes it dirty, what can I say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnyhiphopper
    She likes it dirty, what can I say?
    Well more power to her then! My wife has just turned into a total prude since we've had kids!

    nice bike btw.
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    My Simi Custom

    Frame: '06 Semi-custom El Saltamontes in a x-5 jig
    Seat tube:19.5
    Top tube: 23.8
    Head tube: 5.25
    El Cap Head tube gussets
    Color: Gloss black
    Options: 5/6" Rockers, quad bearings ( in 5" mode)
    Shock: Fox DHX Air
    Fork: '06 Fox 130 RLC Vanilla (Pushed)
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Mavic F519/WS 14/15 DB Black spokes, Silver Brass Nipples
    Skewers: Hope
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: XT
    Shifters: LX (tuned, no indicators)
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34
    Brakes: Avid JuicyCarbon 7" front 6" Rear Rotors
    Cranks/BB: XT 175mm 32/22 With Raceface bash ring
    Pedals: Tioga sealed
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Easton Mid Riser
    Seat Post: 27.2 Gravity Post (Frame has custom zip/boss for cable)
    Stem: 90x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Pure Ti (older model but nice and broke in)
    Grips: Oury Black
    Front Tire: Kenda Negal 2.35 sticky
    Rear Tire: Kenda Negal 2.35 DC
    Accesories: Cat-Eye Mity 8, Lizard skin chainstay pad, few Ti bits

    Weight: 30.5 lbs. using cheap bath scale
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    that thing is AWESOME! I REALLY like the look of the frame.

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    Nice M-Dub, very elegant looking and clean! Now get some dirt on it! touche!
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    Quote Originally Posted by m-dub
    Frame: '06 Semi-custom El Saltamontes in a x-5 jig
    Seat tube:19.5
    Top tube: 23.8
    Head tube: 5.25
    El Cap Head tube gussets
    Color: Gloss black
    Options: 5/6" Rockers, quad bearings ( in 5" mode)
    Shock: Fox DHX Air
    Fork: '06 Fox 130 RLC Vanilla (Pushed)
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Mavic F519/WS 14/15 DB Black spokes, Silver Brass Nipples
    Skewers: Hope
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: XT
    Shifters: LX (tuned, no indicators)
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34
    Brakes: Avid JuicyCarbon 7" front 6" Rear Rotors
    Cranks/BB: XT 175mm 32/22 With Raceface bash ring
    Pedals: Tioga sealed
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Easton Mid Riser
    Seat Post: 27.2 Gravity Post (Frame has custom zip/boss for cable)
    Stem: 90x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Pure Ti (older model but nice and broke in)
    Grips: Oury Black
    Front Tire: Kenda Negal 2.35 sticky
    Rear Tire: Kenda Negal 2.35 DC
    Accesories: Cat-Eye Mity 8, Lizard skin chainstay pad, few Ti bits

    Weight: 30.5 lbs. using cheap bath scale
    It's great to see what my intended build will look like, as my custom numbers are pretty much identical to yours!

    Makes my current new bike decision easier/harder! Harder because now I have to start saving!

    Lovely looking bike, well done to you and Sherwood!

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    [QUOTE=JmZ]Revisions to the Feugo

    Frame: '04 El Feugo 15"
    Color: Electric Superdust
    Options: Not yet
    Shock: Fox Float
    Fork: Marzocchi Marathon 85mm
    Wheelset:
    <b>(F)WTB Black 32 Hole/Sun UFO/WS 14/15 DB Silver spokes, Silver Alloy Nipples
    (R)WTB Black 32 Hole/Velocity ASYM/WS 14/15 Silver Spokes, Silver Alloy Nipples</b>
    Skewers: Bolt on / Salsa QR
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: LX
    Rear Der: XTR
    Shifters: Paul's Barcons
    Chain: SRAM PC-68
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-28
    Brakes: Avid Cable Disc 160/140 <b>Hope Floating Rotors w/EBC pads </b>
    <b>Brake Levers</b>: <b>Avid SL</b>
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Turbines or Next Red or Silver 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: <b>Eggbeater SL</b>
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Pewter
    Handlebar: Scott AT-LF-2
    Seat Post: 27.2 Ritchey WCS
    Stem: Syntace F-99 130mm
    Saddle: Vetta TT Ti
    Grips: Bar Tape
    Front Tire: <b>Kenda Blue Groove 2.0</b>
    Rear Tire: <b>Kenda Karma 2.0</b>
    Accesories:Avid Rollamajig, Lizardskin Chainstay Cover

    Weight: <b>25 pounds on the nose.</b>

    Future changes: ? Can't really think of any ?

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    2006 Red X-5

    Sorry about erroneously adding to this thread. See the main thread.
    Last edited by CheapWhine; 04-02-2006 at 04:14 AM. Reason: Newbie pilot error - wrong thread
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    New Red X-5

    Frame: 2006 19" X-5
    Color: Electric Red Metalllic (because its proven to be faster)
    Options: 5 Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox DHX Air
    Fork: '06 Rock Shox Pike 454 Air U-turn (black)
    Wheelset: Hadley 32 hole gold hubs (front is 20mm thru-axle), black DTcomp spokes, DT Swiss 4.1d rims
    Skewers: Maxle front, Hadley gold rear
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope gold
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: X.0 long cage
    Shifters: X.0 triggers
    Chain: SRAM PC-971
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Brakes: Magura Marta, 180mm in front, 160mm in rear
    Cranks/BB: Raceface Dues 175 with black arms
    Pedals: Crank Bros. Eggbeater SL
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Gold
    Handlebar: Answer Protaper 1" in black
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite black
    Stem: 100x5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Laser V Stealth
    Grips: ODI Rogue lock-ons with black clamps
    Front Tire: WTB MotoRaptor 2.24
    Rear Tire: WTB MotoRaptor 2.24
    Rear Tire: Kenda Negal 2.35 DC

    Weight: 30 pounds


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    Very Nice! Love the trails there.. where is that?
    I came, I rode, and I crashed!
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    Thanks! The first one is near the head of the Stevens Canyon Trail and the second is on Saratoga Gap.
    Let the good times roll.
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    El Toro Update

    Here she is fully rigid with the new Ventana front @ 440mm. Weighs in at just over 20lbs on the bathroom scale. Climbs like an ape raped by a scalded mountain goat.
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    Nice bike! I'll be looking for that mojo on the trails.
    Let the good times roll.
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    Smile Salty 4" Specs/weight

    New ride Salty 4"

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    I have just completed my new Salty 20" with quad bearings and 4" rocker.

    Build Kit:

    XT brake levers and rotors I wanted to stay with rapid fire shifters XTR
    All other drivetrain XTR
    Crossmax SL wheels
    Salsa skewers
    Talas fork RLC
    RP3 med Propedal
    Thompson post and stem
    Oval carbon bars
    Shimano 575 pedals
    Roll X Pro tyres
    Laser Ti saddle

    Weight 27.8lbs exactly

    I have now completed three rides with this set up. I test rode many top end bikes before deciding on the Salty. I am very demanding and are very happy with the ride. It is balanced, plush with the right geometry for good climbing and sweet downhill performance. Suspension is very active and feels as good if not better than my old 5" bike. The TALAS (06) works well. I find the wind down feature works great when climbing and the wind out good for technical decents. Frame feels very stable but responsive. Rides better for me than BLUR LT, BLUR Classic, Yeti 575 and Motolite I test rode (plus not common on trail or heavily marketed). My favourite characteristics of this bike are very active suspension that is small bump compliant and just works plus rigidity of the rear end! Very pleased with this bike. I set out to build a bike where price was not going to be an issue and wanted the best. I feel I've got it for my riding style in New Zealand!
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    Salt 4" quad rockers

    I have just completed my new Salty with quad bearings and 4" rocker.
    Build Kit:
    XT levers and XT rotors all other drive train XTR as I wanted to stay with rapid fire shifters
    Talas fork RLC
    RP3 med Propedal
    Chris King headset
    Crossmax SL wheels
    Salsa skewers
    Thompson post and stem
    Oval carbon bars
    Shimano 575 pedals
    Roll X Pro tyres
    Laser Ti saddle

    Weight 27.8lbs

    I have now completed three rides with this set up. I test rode many top end bikes before deciding on the Salty. I am very demanding and are very happy with the ride. It is balanced plush with just the right geometry for good climbing and sweet downhill performance. Suspension is very active and feels better than my old 5" bike. The TALAS
    (06) works well. I find the wind down feature works great when climbing and the wind out good for technical decents. Frame feels very stable but responsive. Rides better for me than BLUR LT and CLASSIC, Yeti 575 and Motolite I rode, (plus not common and heavily marketed). My favourite characteristics of this bike is very active suspension that really works and the rigidity of the rear end! Very pleased with this bike. I set out to build a bike where price was not going to be an issue and wanted the best. I feel I've got it for my riding style in New Zealand!
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    Posted in wrong place - please delete.
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    I've made a few changes to my X5 over the past year and it's put on a little weight in the process. Now up from 31.6 to 33.0 lbs. Starting to notice the weight a little on steep climbs (or is that just me!), but it feels great everywhere else. Changes are:-

    Swinger 3-way air replaced with Romic TT Coil to give full 6" rear travel
    Thompson seatpost replaced with 3" Gravity Dropper
    XT triple chainrings replaced with RF double and bashguard (also shortened chain & switched to short cage mech)
    X9 triggers replaced with X9 gripshift
    Michelin Hot S 2.2 replaced with Michelin AM 2.2 tubeless

    Full build:-
    Frame: '04 X5 19"
    Color: Cosmic Orange
    Options: 6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Romic Twin Tube, 450 lb/in spring
    Fork: Rockshox '05 Pike Race
    Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax XL Disc
    Skewers: Mavic
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9 gripshift
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Cassette: Shimano XT 12/32
    Brakes: Hope Mono mini 180 mm front, 160 mm rear
    Cranks/BB: XT M760 Hollowtech II
    Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet M
    Headset: Blackspire
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 mid-rise
    Seat Post: Gravity Dropper 3"
    Stem: 90 x 15 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Race
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian
    Front Tire: Michelin AM 2.2 tubeless
    Rear Tire: Michelin AM 2.2 tubeless
    Accesories: Garmin Geko 301 GPS, Crud Catcher front/rear mud guards, Lizardskin chainstay protector

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    My wife's El Salt upgraded with Mavic Crossmax SL wheelset and Michelin XCR AT tubeless tyres. Weight now down to an honest 28.0 lbs as pictured without mudguards Full build as follows:-

    Frame: '04 El Saltamontes 15"
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: '04 Fox Float R
    Fork: '04 Fox Talas R
    Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax SL
    Skewers: Mavic
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: SRAM X-Gen
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9 Gripshift
    Chain: SRAM PC-990
    Cassette: Shimano HG50-9
    Brakes: Magura Julie
    Cranks/BB: Shimano LX Hollowtech II
    Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet M
    Headset: Cane Creek C2
    Handlebar: Race Face Next XC Carbon riser 31.8 mm
    Seat Post: 27.2 Race Face Next XC Carbon
    Stem: 90 x 6 Race Face Deus II XC 31.8 mm
    Saddle: WTB Speed She Stealth
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Cane Creek (gripshift length)
    Front Tire: Michelin XCR AT tubeless
    Rear Tire: Michelin XCR AT tubeless
    Accesories: SKS front/rear mud guards, Lizardskin chainstay protector

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    me new Salt/X-5

    Well here is my new El Salt/X-5 in all its glory just built up from Jim over at Planet Bike in New Jersey. Just got a couple of rides in on it and it is GREAT. Really a great fitting bike and man it just wants to go ride. Thanks to Sherwood and Theresa and all the others behind the scene who helped put this together for me. Ill get a full review in as soon as I put on some more smiles on it. Here is most of the build:

    Frame: Large Blue El Salt with X-5 Jig 2006 QUAD bearings
    Shock: Fox Rp3 Pushed
    Fork: Fox 100RLT Pushed
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini 180/160 floating
    Cranks: Race Face Deus
    Shifters: SRAM X-O Trigger
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-O
    Chain: SRAM
    Pedals: Time XS
    Stem: Hope 100mm 10 deg
    Handelbar: Maxon MX5
    Spacers: Hope
    Seatpost: Tompson elite
    Saddle: SDG Bel Air
    Cassette: SRAM 11-34
    Headset: Chris King
    Grips: ESI Blue Racers Edge with Hope Grip Doctors just Added
    Front Tire: Kenda Small Block 8 2.1
    Front Rim: Mavic 717
    Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II with Hope Skewer
    Rear Tire: Kenda Small Block 8 2.1
    Rear Rim: Mavic 717
    Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II with Hope Skewer

    Build Weight:: 26.5 lbs
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    OK, here's my build:

    Frame: '04 X-5
    Color: Grinch Green
    Options: Standard Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Float RL
    Fork: '05 Fox Talas R
    Wheelset: Mavic 819s on XT hubs
    Skewer: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Chain: SRAM PC 99
    Cassette: SRAM PG 990
    Brakes: Magura Louise FR
    Cranks/BB: LX Hollowtech II
    Pedals: Crank Bros Eggs SS
    Headset: Cane Creak S3
    Handlebar: Easton EA50
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: Easton EA50
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
    Grips: Ergon P1
    Front & Rear Tires: Conti Gravities

    Weighs exactly 30 lbs

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    my saltamontes

    this is my new baby:


    06 Salty with 5'' rockers q.bearings
    rp3 medium 125 psi (i weigth 165 pounds)
    chirs king headset
    X9 and XT drivetrain
    avid seven brake levers and rotors
    Crossmax enduro disk wheels
    x-brand skewers (72 gr)
    manitou minute 2 fork
    RP3 med Propedal
    Thompson post and stem
    easton mokey lite carbon bars
    and at this time, schwalbe Albert 2.1 front and maxxis h.Roller 2.1 rear
    Shimano 952 pedals
    WTB Ti saddle

    all this stock comes from my old blur







    greetings from Tarragona, Spain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milo Tweenie
    OK, here's my build:

    Frame: '04 X-5
    Color: Grinch Green
    Options: Standard Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Float RL
    Fork: '05 Fox Talas R
    Wheelset: Mavic 819s on XT hubs
    Skewer: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Chain: SRAM PC 99
    Cassette: SRAM PG 990
    Brakes: Magura Louise FR
    Cranks/BB: LX Hollowtech II
    Pedals: Crank Bros Eggs SS
    Headset: Cane Creak S3
    Handlebar: Easton EA50
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: Easton EA50
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
    Grips: Ergon P1
    Front & Rear Tires: Conti Gravities

    Weighs exactly 30 lbs

    Can't see the picture !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Jekyll
    this is my new baby:



    greetings from Tarragona, Spain

    You've got to put the specs up too, otherwise the drull is not complete.
    Another European Welcome.

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    El FoMandante

    Frame: '06 Custom El Comandante 20" ST / 24.5" TT
    Frame Color: Champagne
    Options: full housing rear der cable stops, EBB, dangerboy bar end clamps, silver Hope bore caps
    Fork: '06 Maverick SC-32 w/ 29er conversion kit
    Wheelset: Industry Nine hubs, 24mm front axle, single speed rear cassette / Salsa Delgado Disc rims
    Skewers: Rear Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock (Blue Hope on order)
    Chain: KMC Z610HX
    Cog: Chris King 20t stainless steel
    Brakes: Hope M2 180mm front/160mm rear w/ Dangerboy Brake levers
    Cranks: Middleburn 180mm square taper
    BB: Phil Wood stainless steel
    Pedals: Shimano 959
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Azonic Double Wall Riser w/ 2" rise - Polished
    Seat Post: Thomson
    Stem: Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Stealth
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Rogue
    Tires: Maxxis Ignitor 2.1


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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Frame: '06 Custom El Comandante 20" ST / 24.5" TT
    Frame Color: Champagne
    Options: full housing rear der cable stops, EBB, dangerboy bar end clamps, silver Hope bore caps
    Fork: '06 Maverick SC-32 w/ 29er conversion kit
    Wheelset: Industry Nine hubs, 24mm front axle, single speed rear cassette / Salsa Delgado Disc rims
    Skewers: Rear Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock (Blue Hope on order)
    Chain: KMC Z610HX
    Cog: Chris King 20t stainless steel
    Brakes: Hope M2 180mm front/160mm rear w/ Dangerboy Brake levers
    Cranks: Middleburn 180mm square taper
    BB: Phil Wood stainless steel
    Pedals: Shimano 959
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Azonic Double Wall Riser w/ 2" rise - Polished
    Seat Post: Thomson
    Stem: Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Stealth
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Rogue
    Tires: Maxxis Ignitor 2.1

    Fo! Bro! NICE!!!! I knew you were going to get us some fresh bling!

    LOVE the I9's and LOVE the color of the bike! Dude, get some good close up porn of this thing up ASAP! That has to be the nicest 29er on this forum now, for sure.




    btw.. check out the latest mod I did, the Ti boone chainrings here (you'll have to ignore the haters though I updated the pics.. note the new chainrings!

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    Nice and all, but to get this thread back on track lets have a look at a Ventana that actually gets ridden.




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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Nice and all, but to get this thread back on track lets have a look at a Ventana that actually gets ridden.



    how dare you!? I rode it once to Starbucks and jumped a few curbs on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Nice and all, but to get this thread back on track lets have a look at a Ventana that actually gets ridden.
    do you by chance hang out with a guy goes by JasonDD23?
    I came, I rode, and I crashed!
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    Finally got a chance to post my set up

    Frame: 2004 X-5 (21”)
    Color: Semi-Polished
    Options: 5” Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Pushed Float AVA & Romic Coil
    Fork: 2004 Fox Float RLC w/Talas
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO w/Mavic 717
    Skewer: Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: XT
    Shifters: XTR 9sp PODS
    Chain: SRAM
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-32
    Brakes: Avid BB7 (7” front & 6” rear)
    Cranks/BB: Shimano XT
    Pedals: Shimano 959
    Headset: Chris King NoThreadset
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 XC low rise
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black 7deg setback
    Stem: Thompson Elite 5x120
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel
    Grips: ODI Ruffian
    Front Tire: Panaracer Cinder 2.25
    Rear Tire: Panaracer Cinder 2.25
    Accesories: Not sure but maybe a GD Seat Post

    I haven't ridden the bike with the Pushed Float AVA but just bouncing around the driveway I can tell it blows through the travel to fast for my liking. My set point is 33% sag with 175 psi and 6 clicks on rebound. The Romic is a work horse shock which I'm sure it will see lots of use in Auburn.
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    Frame: '06 Semi-custom El Saltamontes 23/20.5 in X5 jig / tubes
    Color: Super Dust
    Options: 6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: 2007 Fox DHX 5.0
    Fork: '06 Fox Van 36 RC2
    Wheelset: Industry 9 - Pewter Wheelset
    Skewers: Hope Gold
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope Gold
    Front Der: SRAM X9
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9 Triggers
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: SRAM PCG980 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 7" Rotor Front 6" Rotor Rear
    Cranks/BB: Race Face X-Type 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Shimano 345?
    Headset: FSA Fat Pig
    Handlebar: Race Face Evolve DH
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 90x 5 Thomson S4
    Saddle: WTB
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian
    Front Tire: Maxxis Holy Roller 2.35
    Rear Tire: Maxxis Holy Roller 2.35
    Accesories:My Old GT Seatbag, and some duct tape

    Weight: 33 lbs. using a drive on scale at work
    Future changes: 100mm Stem

    Will post more in a new thread..

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    2006 Ventana X5

    Frame: Aluminium with Fox DHX Air Shock
    White
    Size: 19”
    Frame No: 60178
    Forks: Rock Shox Revelation Air U-Turn 100-130mm
    Headset: Cane Creek S2, Black
    Stem: Thomson Elite, 5 degree rise, 110mm reach, Black
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 Low Riser, Black
    Grips: Yeti Hardcore with silver lock-on collars, Black
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT 9 Speed
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite, Black
    Saddle: WTB Rocket Stealth, Silver/Black
    Crankset: Shimano Deore XT Hollow Tech II
    Pedals: Shimano M520 SPD
    Chain: Scram PC59 9 Speed
    Cassette: Shimano Deore XT 9 Speed
    Rear Mech: Shimano Deore XT
    Front Mech: Shimano Deore XT
    Front Brake: Hope Mono M4 Disc, 180 Floating Rotor, with Goodridge Hose
    Rear Brake: Hope Mono M4 Disc, 160 Floating Rotor, with Goodridge Hose
    Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax UST Disc, Black
    Tyres: Continental Vertical Pro Folding Tyres



    http://2004entana5.fotopic.net/c902958.html

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    99 Modified El Salty

    I bought this bike used a while ago and had sherwood cut the top tube and reweld it 3 inches lower for more standover, add gusset, heat treat, paint, bearings and 5 inch rockers.

    07 FoxVanilla RLC 140mm.
    Rear shock is 03 Fox AVA
    Wheelset is Hope XC with 717s
    Crankset is Raceface Next LP
    Drivetrain is a mix of XTR\XT
    Monkeylite handlebars
    XT Disc Brakes
    Shimano DX Pedals


    Mucho Fun to ride!
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    2006 Ventana El Saltamontes

    Frame: 18", White, 4" rocker
    Forks: 2006 Fox Talas R
    Shock: Pushed Vanilla RC & stock Float R
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem: Thomson X4, 110mm reach, Black
    Handlebar: Syncros Gain CF
    Grips: ODI Rogue
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT 9 Speed
    Seat Post: Thomson Masterpiece, Black
    Seat Clamp: Salsa
    Saddle: SDG Bel Air
    Crankset: Truvativ Stylo SL
    Crankrings: Blackspire 32/44
    Bottom Bracket: SKF ISIS BXC-600
    Pedals: Shimano M540 SPD
    Chain: Ultegra
    Cassette: Shimano Deore LT 9 Speed 11-34
    Rear Mech: Shimano Deore XT
    Front Mech: Shimano Deore XTR
    Front Brake: Formula ORO, 180 with Goodridge Hose
    Rear Brake: Formula ORO, 160 with Goodridge Hose
    Wheelset: King/819 rear, Hope XC/819 front
    Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4 front/rear

    weight: 28.4lbs with Float R, 29.3lbs with Pushed Vanilla RC.

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    2006 Semi-Custom El Salty/X-5

    2006 Ventana Semi-Custom El Saltamontes in X-5 jig

    Frame: 19" X-5 geometry, Blue, 5/6" rocker, Quad bearings, HD rear end (a la tendem)
    Forks: 2007 Fox 36 RC2
    Shock: 2006 Fox DHX Air
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem: Thomson X4, 70mm x 0 deg, 31.8, Black
    Handlebar: Monkey Bar EA 70 31.8, Black
    Grips: Oury
    Shifters: Shimano XT 9 Speed
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite, 410mm, Black
    Seat Clamp: Salsa Flip-off, Black
    Saddle: Fizik something or another, rather heavy
    Crankset: Race Face Atlas X-drive, Black
    Crankrings: Race Face
    Bottom Bracket: RF with Phil Wood bearing upgrade
    Pedals: Time Alium (very heavy, need to be replaced)
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Cassette: Shimano XT 9 Speed 11-34
    Rear Mech: Shimano Deore XT
    Front Mech: Shimano Deore XT, FD-M760 (Not 761!)
    Front Brake: Hope M4 9-74 post mnt, modified "B" adapter, floating 203mm rotor
    Rear Brake: Hope M4 9-74 post mnt, adapter, floating 160mm rotor
    Wheelset: Hadley/DT Swiss spokes/ DT Swiss 5.1 Front and Rear, all black with SLIME tubes F & R
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.3 F & R
    Skewer: Salsa
    Computer: Cat Eye 8

    With everything as listed, plus a Zefal pump, it weighs in at 32.9# with the ultimate scale. I know I can loose some weight through pedals and saddle, at least...
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    Frame: 06 Ventana X5 19"
    Color: Gloss white
    Options: 5-6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox RP23 high volume
    Fork: 06 Pike 454
    Rims: Sunringle SOS
    Hubs: Hope Bulb
    Skewer: A2Z Ti Pewter
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope
    Front Der: Shimano XTR
    Rear Der: SRAM X.9
    Shifters: SRAM X.9 Trigger
    Chain: Shimano Durace/XTR
    Cassette: SRAM 990
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 7" Rotors
    Hoses: Goodridge
    Cranks/BB: Shimano XT
    Pedals: Crank Bros Candy SL
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Pewter
    Handlebar: Answer Pro Carbon OS
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Stem: Thomson 4X
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Ti
    Grips: OURY Lock ons
    Front Tire: Maxxis Advantage
    Rear Tire: Maxxis Advantage






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    ElCdM tandem

    Frame: 2004 ElCdM tandem 17" front 16.6 rear
    Color: Electric blue
    Options: 4" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: fox float RL
    Fork: '05 Marzocchi super T pro 170mm
    Wheelset: Hope bulb 36hole, Sun Singltrack rims, 13gauge plain ss spokes
    Skewers: Hope steel
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: XT
    Shifters: XT 8speed
    Chain: SRAM PC-89 (2andahalf no.)
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-32
    Brakes:Hope M4 210 rotor front 185 rear
    Cranks/BB: dotex tandem with middleburn main rings - plain steel timming rings BB 73/113 XT square taper
    Pedals: Time ATAC XS front Shimano 959 rear
    Headset: FSA extreme
    Handlebar: Azonic world force 28" front Easton EA 50 rear
    Seat Post: USE 420mm front USE xcr suspension rear
    Stem: 105 titec front tandem specific rear
    Saddle: Flite titanium WTB rear
    Grips: titec
    Front Tire: WTB motoraptor 2.4 pictured w nokian downhill tubes (now Kenda blue grove 2.1)
    Rear Tire: WTB motoraptor 2.4 pictured w nokian downhill tubes(now Kenda negval 2.1)
    Accesories: cateye enduro

    Weight: 48lb pictured (46 with lighter tyres / tubes (or 2x23lbs ;-)
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    Budget built

    Frame: 03' Pantera (19") (used)
    Color: Ano black
    Shock:Romic coil
    Fork: '07 Fox F100RLC
    Wheelset: Front-Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Mavic 717 WS 14/15 DB spokes, Silver Brass Nipples. Rear- Hope XC hub (blue) Mavic 717 w/14 straight gauge.
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT (used)
    Rear Der: XT
    Shifters: LX (tuned, no indicators ( used)
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Juicy five 6" front & Rear Rotors
    Cranks/BB: XT 175mm
    Pedals: Shimano (used)
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Easton carbon high Riser
    Seat Post: 27.2 Gravity Post (used)
    Stem: 90x 5 Thomson Elite Black (used)
    Saddle: WTB Lazer V Ti (used)
    Grips: Oury Black
    Front Tire: Kenda small block 8 (2.35) not pictured
    Rear Tire: WTB velociraptor (2.1) (used) Accesories: Cat-Eye Mity 8 (used)
    weight: 29.5 (cheap bath scale)

    I built this from almost all new parts off of MTBR classifides and E-bay. Also some local shop help. The total build took 6 months and cost me under 2K. IT can be done, but it takes time I wanted a bike for my local group rides as my 6" salty could hang but was alot of work some days and just needed to get off my HT for my backs sake. So far she rocks for a xc bike under 2K.
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    My X5 in it's XC build.

    Frame: 04 Ventana X5 15"
    Color: Blue
    Options: 6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Float 'Pushed' 2" E2E = 5.32" rear travel
    Fork: 06 Pike 426
    Rims: Mavic 719
    Hubs: Hope Pro 2 front, Hope XC Rear
    Skewer: Shimnao XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Shimano LX
    Chain: SRAM
    Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Hayes Mag carbon with Ti
    Hoses: Goodridge
    Cranks/BB: Shimano XT (170mm)
    Pedals: Shimano 647
    Headset: BBB
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 low rise
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Stem: Thomson 4X
    Saddle: SDG Bel air
    Grips: Lizard skin Lock ons
    Front Tire: Nobby Nic 2.25
    Rear Tire: Racing Ralph 2.25



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    And now my X5 in it's Freeride build

    Frame: 04 Ventana X5 15"
    Color: Blue
    Options: 6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Vanilla 2007 2.25" E2E = 6" rear travel
    Fork: 06 Marzocchi 66 sl
    Rims: Mavic 721
    Hubs: Hope Bulb front, Hope XC Rear
    Skewer: Shimano XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Shimano LX
    Chain: SRAM
    Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Hayes Mag carbon with Ti
    Hoses: Goodridge
    Cranks/BB: Shimano LX (170mm) with E13 Bashguard
    Chain Device: E13 DRS
    Pedals: Crank Bros 50/50XX
    Headset: BBB
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 low rise
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Stem: Easton Vice 65mm 10 deg rise
    Saddle: SDG Bel air
    Grips: Lizard skin Lock ons
    Front Tire: Maxxis Minnions 2.7 'slowreezay'
    Rear Tire: Maxxis Minnions 2.5 'slowreezay'



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    My First Ventana...

    After what seems like an eternity of lurking/drooling, I finally have a Ventana! Having coveted these beautiful bikes for 10 years, I couldn't resist picking up this mint Marble Peak FS. I realize this is a blast from the past for many of the Ventanaphiles here, but the short travel is a perfect match for the XC riding I do. I've spec'd it as follows:

    Fork: '00 Marz Z2 BAM
    Shock: Fox Alps 5R
    Hubs: Rolf Disc
    Rims: Rolf Dolomite Disc
    Spokes: DT 14g.
    Tires: Bontrager Revolt
    Headset: King
    Stem: Thomson X-4
    Bar: FSA 190XC
    Grips: ODI lock-on
    Brakes: Avid BBDB 185mm
    Brakelines: Avid FMJ
    Post: Thomson
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flyte Trans Am
    Cranks: RaceFace Turbine
    Pedals: Eggs
    Shifters: SRAM 9.0SL ESP
    R. Deraileur: SRAM 9.0SL ESP
    F. Deraileur: XTR
    Chain: PC970
    Cassette: XT
    Weight: 27.3 lbs

    I've only taken her on a couple of rides, but so far it has lived up to my every expectation. It is my first, but certainly not my last, Ventana.
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    Kenpark,
    Good luck maintaining that Fox Alps5! I've got a similar shock on my FSR, which seems to not be supported by Fox any longer. I think there is an outfit that makes shocks for the older bikes, but I've forgotten their name...dane-bramage...
    --anixi

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    A Ventana I don't have to share

    valencia.jpgValencia is my second Ventana. Maybe later I'll post Alejandro our ECdM tandem.
    She is new to me, although the frame is second hand and the majority parts were traded from a previous trek ride.

    2004 - X-5, 17 inch, Fox Float Pro Pedal
    Maverick DUC 32 fork, Low upper crown, 90mm stem
    Chris King Headset
    Front Wheel, Mavic F519 rim, 32h laced to Maverick Hub
    Rear Wheel, Mavic F519 rim, 32h laced to Hope XC disc Hub
    Tires, WTB Mutano Raptor Race, 45-50 psi
    Derailleurs - F Sram X-Gen in conjuction with DMR Mech Verter; R - Sram X.9
    Shifters - Sram X.9 triggers
    Truvativ Stylo gxp crank, 24, 36, bash
    Shimano m636 pedals
    Handlebar - Easton Monkey Lite
    Grips - Race Face Good n Evil
    Seat - Terry Firefly
    Seatpost - Race Face Deus xo
    Brakes - Avid BB7 Mechanical disc, 185mm rotors, Avid levers

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    Quote Originally Posted by CE750
    Well, all that I'm waiting on are the Boone chain rings and those are at least a month away! So now that I got my bike just the way I want it, allow me to re-introduce my bike! In it's final form!

    Fox Float 32 RLC front shocks
    Fox Float RP3 rear shock
    Industry Nine Enduro Hub & Spokes
    DT Swiss 5.1 rim w/UST Kit
    Hutchinson Python Tubeless Tires
    Hope skewers & bar ends
    X990 Chain
    2006 XO rear derailleur
    XTR front derailleur
    XTR Hollowtech 960 Crank w/ Boone Chainrings (on order)
    XTR Cassette
    SRAM XO
    Hope M6ti & M4 disc brakes w/floating rotors
    Thomson Elite Stem
    Moots Ti Seat post
    Moots Ti Clamp
    WTB Devo Saddle
    Eaton MonkeyLite Carbon Fiber XC bar
    Chris King Ti headset (silent and smooth as silk)

    27.8lbs total weight

    more pics here: http://homepage.mac.com/sjsamaha/PhotoAlbum39.html
    Nice bike! And could you tell what kind of grips are those that you are running?

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    That looks real nice. The frame looks like it's new

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    Frame: '03 El Saltamontes
    Color: Super Dust
    Options: 3-4-5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: PUSHed Fox Float
    Fork: Fox Talas RL
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Blue 32 Hole/Mavic 317/Wheelsmith 14/15 DB Black spokes, Blue Alloy Nipples
    Skewers: Blue Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: Dura Ace 7700
    Shifters: SRAM Shorty XTR M952
    Chain: SRAM PC-69
    Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7700 12-27
    Brakes: Avid BB7's, 160 Rotors
    Cranks/BB: XTR M952 w/ AC adapter 22-36
    Pedals: Shimano SPD
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite Hi-Rise 660mm
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 100x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: Bontrager Carbon KA
    Grips: ODI Lock-on
    Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT
    Rear Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.55 LT

    -eric-

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    Rumpfy, how much does the bike weigh? The build looks great even dusty. Those tires are awefully beefy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anixi
    Rumpfy, how much does the bike weigh? The build looks great even dusty. Those tires are awefully beefy!
    Thanks MW.

    It's right at about 28lbs. I haven't weighed it in a while though.

    I tried to keep the parts a nice mix of light(ish) weight, but reliable.

    I'm having a hell of a time figuring out a gearing set up that I like right now.

    As for the tires...those are the first tires I've had in a long, long time that I like this much. I can't see using anything else out here in the Bay Area. We'll see come winter.

    2.55 w/ 2.7 casing. They're tall tires. You can run them at pretty low pressure. The low tread keeps you rolling quick. They're quoted at 760g....which is pretty good for a tire that size.


    Yeah...and my picture kinda sucks.
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    2006 El Padrino

    ·Frame = 06 El Padrino
    ·Color = Ghost Green
    ·Fork = Bontrager Switchblade
    ·Headset = Chris King
    ·Stem = Thompson Elite 120mm x 5 deg rise
    ·Bars = Easton EA-70 low-rise
    ·Seat Post = Thompson Elite 27.2mm x 410mm setback
    ·Seat = Selle Italia
    ·Shifters/Brake Levers = XTR 9spd
    ·Front/Rear Derialleur = XTR
    ·Cranks = XT 22x32x42-175mm
    ·Bottom Bracket = XT 68x113
    ·Brakes = Avid BB-7
    ·Cassette = XT 12-32
    ·Front Wheel = Chris King Universal (pewter) w/DT Swiss TK 7.1d
    ·Rear Wheel = Chris King Universal (pewter) w/DT Swiss TK 7.1d
    ·Spokes = DB DT Competitions w/brass nipples
    ·Skewers = Salsa SS Front / Ti Rear
    ·Tires = Exi 2.3
    ·Upgrades = X-5 head/down tube gussets

    The only changes that I will make are to gearing. After riding it around on the street I can totally feel the affect of those big wheels. I will eventually will run this as a 2x9.
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    My Saltamontes

    ·Frame: 06 El Saltamontes 4' 16"
    ·Color: White
    ·Fork: Fox Talas 05
    .Shock: Fox Float R propedal
    ·Headset: Hope
    ·Stem: Hope 10 mm x 5 deg rise
    ·Bars: Answer Pro Taper 1" carbon
    ·Seat Post: Tune Starkes Stück 27.2mm x 340 mm
    .Seatpost Clamp: Tune Würger
    ·Seat: Fi´zi:k Gobi
    ·Shifters/Brake Levers: Shimano XTR
    ·Front/Rear Derialleur: Shimano XT
    ·Cranks: Shimano XT
    ·Bottom Bracket: XT
    ·Brakes: Simano XTR disc 180/160
    ·Cassette: XT 11-34
    .Chain: Connex
    .Pedals: EggBeater Chromo
    ·Wheels: Shimano XTR center lock/DT Competicions/Mavic 317 disc
    ·Tires: Nokian NBK 2.3/Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0
    .Grips: Lizard Skins Moab


    Greetings from Segovia, Spain
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    1st stab at a build. I was going to wait until December to build this up, but I couldn't hold out. So I threw it together with some new, some used, and some borrowed. Here is the result.

    Semi-custom X-5, XL/21" (20"ST, 25.3"TT, 6"HT), HD swingarm, quad bearings, 5/6 rocker
    DHX coil with 600lb spring
    Pike 454 air u-turn
    Cane Creek headset
    90mm specialized stem
    Salsa 31.8 moto bars
    Hayes brakes, 180F/160R
    XT M761 cranks, 26/36/bash
    X-gen Fder
    X7 Rder
    X7 shifters
    AM wheelset onyx hubs, xm321 rims
    2.2-2.3 tires usually specialized enduro or resolution tubed
    FSA seatpost
    Specialized indie143 saddle

    Weight as pictured: 33.6lb on alpine digital scale
    9.3lb of that is frame and shock (extra beef per my request )
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    I, I'm a new member and here is my bike...
    El Saltamontes 05
    Fork: RS Revelation u-turn
    Wheels and gruppo: Shimano XT
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    "When the going gets tough ... a tough gets going (Bluto Blutarsky)

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    Why be just a "homer?!?"

    Frame: 2006 X-5 L - 19"
    Color: White
    Options: Quad Bearings on 5/6" Adjustable Rockers
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 Coil
    Fork: '06 PIKE 454 Dual Air U-Turn with Poppa Loc
    Wheelset: Hope Pro II 32 hole/DT Swiss 5.1s
    Skewer: Shimano XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X.9
    Shifters: SRAM Paddle X.7
    Chain: SRAM PC-951
    Cassette: SRAM 990 11-34
    Brakes: Magura Louise FR 180mm/180mm
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Evolve DH w/ Bashguard 175mm 32/22
    Pedals: Time ATAC
    Headset: Canecreek S2
    Handlebar: RaceFace Evolve
    Seat Post: RaceFace Evolve
    Stem: Axiom (WTF is THAT?!) Soon to be swapped
    Saddle: Still deciding - BG Avatar 130 for now
    Grips: ODI Rouge Lock-On
    Bar Ends: Hope Grip Dr.
    Front Tire: Kenda Tomac Nevegal 2.35 DTC
    Rear Tire: Kenda Tomac Blue Groove 2.35 DTC
    Accesories:Cat-Eye Mity 8 Computer

    Architect: Chad at redbarncycles
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    The Comander

    SS set-up 22.9lbs.
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    Christmas and property taxes were not very fun for us this season, so the idea of having enough parts laying around for multiple builds was nixxed. I have moved onto a single build that rapidly can be morphed from heavy xc to light freeride.

    Semi-custom X-5, XL/21" (20"ST, 25.3"TT, 6"HT), HD swingarm, quad bearings, 5/6 rocker
    DHX coil with 600lb spring
    Fox 36 TALAS (baby blue decals removed right out of the box )
    Cane Creek headset
    90mm specialized stem
    Salsa 31.8 moto bars
    Shimano XT brakes, goodridge line on rear, 180mm formula rotors
    XT M761 cranks, 22/36/bash
    X-gen Fder
    Black Spire Stinger shain guide
    X9 Rder
    X9/XO shifters
    AM wheelset onyx hubs, xm321 rims
    2.3 tires specialized resolution tubed
    Gravity Dropper seatpost
    Specialized indie143 saddle
    Shimano 647 platform/clip pedals

    Weight as pictured: 35.44lb on alpine digital scale
    9.3lb of that is frame and shock (extra beef per my request, insurance on freeride days)
    So I have added about 1-3/4lb to the bike from the initial build. The mass can be attributed to 1) Gravity dropper +.4lb, 2) resolution 2.3 tires +.5lb, 3) ditched the ultralight tubes +.25lb, 4) 317 rear rim bumped up to a 321 +.25lb, 5) addition of chain guide +.35lb.

    Future upgrades?
    - Ti spring
    - XO rh shifter
    - floating rotors
    - goodridge line for front hydro
    - easton havoc h-bar

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    ECdM Setup

    Here's the setup on our first Ventana (notice the word our)
    The picture was pre upgrade on certain components.
    2004 Ventana El Conquistador de Montanas Tandem 17/16 frame, fox pro pedal shock
    Wheelset: Chris king ISO disc hubs, w/36h Sun Singletrack rims. WTB 2.4 Mutano Raptor tires
    Drivetrain: Sram X.9 triggers, Sram X-Gen Front, X.9 Rear, 970 12/34 cogs, Truvativ Firex Tandem Cranksets, 44/32/22, FSA Bottom Brackets.
    Fork: Maverick DUC 32
    Handlebars, Alloy 1" rise Captain, 2.5" rise stoker
    Stem: Maverick 90mm Captain, Control Tech stoker
    Brakes: Avid BB7 Mechanical disc
    Pedals: shimano M521, c/s
    Race Face XO seatposts
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    2nd Ventana for me. Got the extra gusset on the head tube for the 100mm fork.



    Frame El Chiqurillo Electric Super Dust
    Fork 07 Fox F100 RLC
    Hubs Hope Pro 2
    Rims Mavic 717 Disc
    Tires 2.1 Nevegal DTC
    Skewers A2Z Ti
    Headset Chris King Pewter
    Casette Sram 990 Red ano
    Cranks Shimano XT
    Chain Shimano XTR
    Grips Oury Lock on
    Brakes Formula Oro Puro 6"
    Bar Easton CNT Low Rise 25.4
    Stem Thompson Elite
    Post Thompson Elite (in the post)
    Pedals CB Eggbeaters SL
    Saddle Fizik Gobi
    F.Der Shimano XTR
    R.Der Sram X.9
    Shifters Sram X.9 Trigger
    Cables Clark Braided White

    Weights about 10.8 kgs or 23.7 lbs

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    My new El Ciclón



    Frame: El Ciclón M, red metalic, quad bearings, 5' rocker
    Shock: Fox RP23 High Volume
    Fork: Marzocchi All Mountain SL 2006 130 - 150 mm
    Headset: FSA Orbit MX
    Stem: FSA OS 150
    Bar: FSA FR 270
    Grips: Lizard Skins Logo Lock-On
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT Rapidfire Plus
    Brakes: Avid Juicy Seven 185 mm
    Post: FSA FR 200
    Seat: WTB Pure V Team Ti
    Cranks: Shimano Deore XT Hollowtech II
    Pedals: SPD-M540
    Front Der: Shimano Deore XT
    Rear Der: Shimano Deore XT
    Chain: Simano HG-93
    Casette: Shimano Deore XT 11-34
    Hubs: Shimano Deore XT
    Spokes: Sapim Race 1.8-2.0
    Rims: Mavic XM317 Disc
    Tires: WTB Weirwolf Race 2.3 / WTB Motoraptor Race 2.1

    Weights about 13.2 kg

    Greetings from Spain
    Last edited by ppx; 02-05-2007 at 09:32 AM.

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    Beautiful bike I'm new to ventana so I would like to know about your hight and the size of the frame please.

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    Beautiful bike I'm new to ventana so I would like to know about your hight and the size of the frame please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppx


    Frame: El Ciclón M, red metalic, quad bearings, 5' rocker
    Shock: Fox RP23 High Volume
    Fork: Marzocchi All Mountain SL 2006 130 - 150 mm
    Headset: FSA Orbit MX
    Stem: FSA OS 150
    Bar: FSA FR 270
    Grips: Lizard Skins Logo Lock-On
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT Rapidfire Plus
    Brakes: Avid Juicy Seven 185 mm
    Post: FSA FR 200
    Seat: WTB Pure V Team Ti
    Cranks: Shimano Deore XT Hollowtech II
    Pedals: SPD-M540
    Front Der: Shimano Deore XT
    Rear Der: Shimano Deore XT
    Chain: Simano HG-93
    Casette: Shimano Deore XT 11-34
    Hubs: Shimano Deore XT
    Spokes: Sapim Race 1.8-2.0
    Rims: Mavic XM317 Disc
    Tires: WTB Weirwolf Race 2.3 / WTB Motoraptor Race 2.1

    Weights about 13.2 kg

    Greetings from Spain

    Sweet build PPX!

    Looks awesome!!

    Felicidades!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zicko
    Beautiful bike I'm new to ventana so I would like to know about your hight and the size of the frame please.
    The frame is M size (17") and my hight is 1,78 m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppx
    The frame is M size (17") and my hight is 1,78 m.
    Thank you for your answer injoy your new master peace.

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    Is there any way that the set-up thread can be "split" into models, in much the same way as it is on the Homer board?

    I know we pride ourselves on being "different" than they are, but not every idea they have is completely whack. It might be nice to subdivide the thread for ease of use.

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    http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.ph.../ppuser/276249
    http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.ph.../ppuser/276249
    http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.ph.../ppuser/276249
    Custom El Rey, 24.25tt, RP23, 4" quad
    WB magic 100, king headset
    Raceface Deus 120 stem, riser bar and seat post
    Selle saddle
    Full XTR with ceramic bearing upgrade, 180/160 rotors, 12-34 cassette
    CX-rays lacing delgado's, KMC ti nitride chain, Schwalbe little albert's

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    Frame: HH125, 22.5 ETT, Custom Paint and Graphic
    Shock: PUSHed RP23 w/high volume canister
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope (black)
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece (black)
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Team (black), (not shown)
    Headset: Chris King (black) w/ Ventana 7mm crown race
    Stem: Thomson x4 (black)
    Fork: RockShox Pike 454 Air U-Turn (black), (not shown)
    Bar: Answer Carbon ProTaper OS
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL (silver), 7in front rotor, 6in rear.
    Wheels: Mavic XM819, Chris King (pewter) hubs, DT Revolution (black) (front), Comp (rear).
    Grips: ODI Rogue Lock-on
    Cranks: XTR
    Deraillers: XTR (front), X.0 (rear)
    Tires: Spec Enduro 2.3 (front), Resolution 2.1 (rear)
    Pedals: Candy SL Titanium

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/152/3...db273a40_o.jpg

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    el saltamontes 07 4" RP 23 electric star dust
    fork - marzocchi 700 sl
    headset - king
    stem - thomson elite
    brakes - formula oro k24
    handlebars - monkey bar ea 70
    shifters - X9
    front d. - X9
    rear d. - X9
    chainrings - XT
    seatpost - thomson elite
    seat - BG alias carbon
    rims - mavic 717
    hubs - dt swiss 340
    spokes - dt champion 2mm
    cassette - XT 11-34
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    Hi nailbud, could you tell me please the size of your frame and your height.

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    frame is 18" i'm 177 cm....

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    Thank's I'm 179cm is the 18" will be good size for me to your opinion use to ride M classic santacruz blur.Teresa from ventana said 18" is the size .

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    I'm pretty sure,that's the size for you.Even friend of mine (he's 182 cm) vent for a spin and said that saize is ok for him....he just had to adjust seat height.

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    Thank's for the info,I just don't want to feel crumped in the cokpit.

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    New El Saltamontes



    Built this up last week. General trail bike.

    weights in around 28.75 lbs

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    and it's an 18' one

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    Round 2

    QUOTE=sf3291]Frame: '04 X-5, 19"
    Color: Electric Blue
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: '05 Marzocchi AM1 130-150mm
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Bontrage Mustang/DT Swiss 14/15 DB spokes, built by Dave Thomas
    Front Der: XT M750
    Rear Der: SRAM X.9
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Chain: SRAM PC-970
    Cassette: SRAM 970
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 185 mm Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas 44/32/22
    Pedals: Shimano M 647
    Headset: Cane Creek SoLos
    Handlebar: Easton EC 70 Monky Lite lo-rise
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 90x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Rouge
    Front Tire: Conti Veritcal Pro UST 2.3
    Rear Tire: Conti Explore Pro UST 2.1[/QUOTE]


    Round 2 of my X-5, after getting stellar Ventana customer service, I got a replacement 04 frame in black. Couldn't leave it at that and replaced a few things. New 06 All Mountain 1 fork, Chris King headseat to match the hubs. The back wheel is now a DT Swiss 5.1D laced to a King hub with DT 14/15 spokes...laced up by Dave Thomas and I am running Conti Vert Pros both front and back. Added Hope skewers and seat post clamp while I was at it...and then figgured, whey not get the X0 rear derailuer.

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    Here's my El Capitan

    My El Capitan didn't see much action last year because I purchased it so late in the season (September). Attached is a picture of it in the wild, that I also sent to Teresa for the Ventana owner's gallery, and a couple of closeups. It weighs about 31 pounds without the bag o' stuff under the seat and the pump.

    Specs are:
    Brakes - Avid Juicy 7, 160mm
    Cassette - SRAM Powerglide II PG 970, 11-34
    Chain - SRAM PC-971 with Powerlink
    Crankset - Shimano XT M760 180mm Hollowtec
    Derailleur, Front - Shimano XT, 34.9mm TP, BS
    Derailleur, Rear - Shimano XT SGS M750
    Fork - Maverick DUC32
    Frame - Ventana El Capitan, 23" w/ Fox Float RP3 - Electric Blue
    Grips - WTB Weirwolf
    Handlebar - Sette Carbon Riser
    Headset - Chris King No Thread
    Pedals - WTB MP250 Stealth
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V Stealth
    Seatpost - Thomson Layback, 27.2mm X 330mm
    Shifters - Shimano XT SL M750
    Skewer - Salsa (Rear Only)
    Stem - Maverick, 105mm
    Tire, Front - WTB Moto Raptor, 700 X 2.3
    Tire, Rear - WTB Moto Raptor, 700 X 2.3
    Tube, Front - Continental
    Tube, Rear - Continental
    Wheelset, Rear - Salsa Delgado Rim w/ WTB LaserDisc Lite Hub
    Wheelset, Front - Salsa Delgado Rim w/ Maverick Hub
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    2007 El Ciclon

    Here is the long awaited build sheet. The bike rails and exhibits all the good traits of a Ventana


    ·2007 El Ciclon (21”) – Army Green (matte)
    ·Fork = Fox Talas RLC
    ·Headset = Chris King
    ·Stem = Thomson Elite 120mm x 5 deg rise
    ·Bars = Easton EA-70 mid-rise
    ·Seat Post = Thomson Elite 27.2mm x 410mm setback
    ·Seat = Fizik Nisene
    ·Shifters/Brake Levers = XTR 9spd
    ·Front/Rear Derialleur = XT/XTR
    ·Cranks = XT 22x32x42-175mm
    ·Bottom Bracket = XT
    ·Brakes = Avid BB-7 (180F/160R)
    ·Cassette = XT 12-32
    ·Front Wheel = Chris King 36H ISO (Black) w/Mavic 717
    ·Rear Wheel = Chris King 32H ISO (Black) w/Mavic 717
    ·Spokes = DB DT Competitions w/brass nipples
    ·Skewers = Salsa SS Front / Ti Rear
    ·Tires = Panaracer Cinder 2.4
    ·Upgrades: maybe a GD post! I will be upgrading the drivetrain to SRAM when I get my taxes complete....hopefuly the IRS doesn't bone me like last year.
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    Here she is -- my new/old 2007/2005 hibred. Three weeks after breaking the old main frame I have the new ride together.

    Frame: '07 El Saltamontes 20"
    Color: Grinch Green
    Options: quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Float R
    Fork: '06 Rock Shox Revelation
    Wheelset: Bontrager Race Lite Tubless Disc
    Skewers: Bonty
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XTR 952
    Rear Der: XTR 952 (8 Speed)
    Shifters: Xtr 952 (8 Speed)
    Chain: SRAM PC-68
    Cassette: Shimano M950 11-32
    Brakes: Avid Juicy bb7
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Next 175mm 46/34/24
    Pedals: Shimano 747
    Headset: Chris King NoThreadset Pewter
    Handlebar: Easton CT2
    Seat Post: 27.2 Ringle Moby Duece
    Stem: 120x 5 Easton MG60
    Saddle: Terry Fly-Ti
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian Gripshift Length
    Front Tire: Panarace Fire XC Pro UST
    Rear Tire: Panarace Fire XC Pro UST
    Accessories: Rav X bottle Cage, Lizard Skins chainstay pad, Ciclo Master CM 434

    mbb
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    bruja

    Frame: bruja 18"
    Color: wicked witch
    Options: quad bearings, thru axle main pivot
    Shock: pushed rc, 450lb
    Fork: '06 66 light ETA
    Wheelset: hadley/butted/brass/f219 rr, zocchi/straight/brass/f219 front
    Skewers: none
    Seatpost Clamp: hope
    Front Der: xt
    Rear Der: xt
    Shifters: xt
    Chain: shimano hg93
    Cassette: xt 11-34
    Brakes: formula oro 200mm rotors
    Cranks/BB: saint 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: shimano m647
    Headset: cane creek s3plus5
    Handlebar: easton ea70 monkey
    Seat Post: thomson
    Stem: easton magnesium dh 75mm
    Saddle: old skool specialized/wtb
    Grips: lock-on lizard skins logo
    Front Tire: tioga 2.3 dh pro
    Rear Tire: irc tamashi 2.35
    Accesories: roach stem pad
    Weight: yes

    Future changes: pretty happy with this build
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    My Cosmic Orange El Ciclon





    Spec is:

    Magura Laurins - 130mm
    X0 trigger shifters
    Easton O/S Carbon monkeybars
    Cane Creek S8 headset
    Avid Juicy Carbons
    ODI Rogue Lock on's
    XT front mech
    XT chainset
    2007 X9 rear mech
    Thomson Elite post
    Thomson X4 stem
    SDG Bel Air RL cro-mo saddle
    KMC X93 chain
    XTR 970 Cassette07
    2007 American Classic MTB Disc 26 wheelset
    Kenda Small Bloc 8 2.1 tyres
    Salsa QR seat clamp
    Crank brothers Candy SL's

    Weighs in at 26.2 lbs - not too bad !

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    Quote Originally Posted by justa
    Spec is:

    Magura Laurins - 130mm
    X0 trigger shifters
    Easton O/S Carbon monkeybars
    Cane Creek S8 headset
    Avid Juicy Carbons
    ODI Rogue Lock on's
    XT front mech
    XT chainset
    2007 X9 rear mech
    Thomson Elite post
    Thomson X4 stem
    SDG Bel Air RL cro-mo saddle
    KMC X93 chain
    XTR 970 Cassette07
    2007 American Classic MTB Disc 26 wheelset
    Kenda Small Bloc 8 2.1 tyres
    Salsa QR seat clamp
    Crank brothers Candy SL's

    Weighs in at 26.2 lbs - not too bad !
    Not bad at all!

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    2006 El Fuego

    I have had this bad boy for almost a year now. Never got around to posting it in the set up thread. Very nice ride. Only complaint is I wish my level of fitness could do it justice.

    Frame: El Fuego 06 (18)
    Fork: Fox F32RLC80 07
    Rear shock: FoxRP3 06
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax SL
    Brakes Formula Oro Puro 6inch rotors
    Cranks: XTR 06
    Shifters: SRAM X0 triggers
    Derailleur Fr: XTR 06
    Derailleur Rr: SRAM X0
    Tyres: Maxxis Crossmark 2.10 (tubeless with Stans)
    Cassette: XTR 06
    Stem: Thomson 90mm
    Headset: Cane Creek SOLOS
    Post: Thomson
    Pedals: Egg Beater SL
    Bars: Ritchey Pro
    Grips: ODI Rogue
    Seat: Specialized Avatar 143
    Chain: Shimano Durace
    Cage: King

    Extras: Garmin Foretrex 101, Topeak saddle bag, Polar heart rate moniort

    Location: Dry Diggings trail between Castlemaine and Daylesford
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    Good job! 2007 El Ciclon



    21"/19" 2007 Ventana El Ciclon. Semi-custom option, fits like no other bike in some 20 years. Stiffest bike I've ever ridden (period). Did a frame over from a 2003 Chamuco-which was a great bike-and regret not doing this sooner. Climbing is day and night better. Tracking, better. Steering, better. Weight though, it came in 3lbs heavier than the Chamuco. Only difference is the Chamuco had 2.5 WTB's and the El Ciclon has 2.35 Maxxis Invictors. Maybe its the Fox DHX 5.0 (which requires an engineer to set up) Oh well. Small price to pay to be married to the right woman.

    Kudos to Sherwood and the crew. Built it Wednesday. Rode it Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, ....

    Spec's:
    King Hubs to Sun Ryno's
    '03 Marz Z150 FR
    '98 XTR 8sp shifter pds
    XTR 12-32 cassette
    '01 RF NS Isis DH cranks
    CK Headset
    Azonic 2" risers
    Thomson 120mm stem and seatpost
    Avid BB7's 8" brakes.
    (new) SDG BelAir Saddle

    Man...my stuff sounds so dated, I am (gasp) becoming a retro-grouch! LOL!

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    Oh yeah !
    From Barcelona, Catalonia

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    Ecdm

    Some pics at:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/gothall/ECDM


    short spec list:
    ventana ECDM 19/16 with 5 inch rocker and DHX 5.0 shock
    Rock shox boxxer ride fork.
    hopey headset damper
    king headset
    Rohloff laced 3x to a 729 (rear)
    white DJ laced 3x to a sun double track
    WTB timberwolf DH 2.7 up front
    WTB timberwolf team FR 2.3 in the rear.
    thomson parts
    wtb saddles
    CB candy pedals
    LX HTII cranks
    Magura gustaf brakes.
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    Marz. fork 150mm

    I noticed that you have a 150mm Marz fork. Can the Ciclon handle a 150mm fork? I thought it was rated only for a 140mm fork. I was thinking about getting the Ciclon but my Marz. Z1 Light ETA is 130-150mm. I only use 150mm when I'm bombing DH.


    Quote Originally Posted by bingemtbr


    21"/19" 2007 Ventana El Ciclon. Semi-custom option, fits like no other bike in some 20 years. Stiffest bike I've ever ridden (period). Did a frame over from a 2003 Chamuco-which was a great bike-and regret not doing this sooner. Climbing is day and night better. Tracking, better. Steering, better. Weight though, it came in 3lbs heavier than the Chamuco. Only difference is the Chamuco had 2.5 WTB's and the El Ciclon has 2.35 Maxxis Invictors. Maybe its the Fox DHX 5.0 (which requires an engineer to set up) Oh well. Small price to pay to be married to the right woman.

    Kudos to Sherwood and the crew. Built it Wednesday. Rode it Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, ....

    Spec's:
    King Hubs to Sun Ryno's
    '03 Marz Z150 FR
    '98 XTR 8sp shifter pds
    XTR 12-32 cassette
    '01 RF NS Isis DH cranks
    CK Headset
    Azonic 2" risers
    Thomson 120mm stem and seatpost
    Avid BB7's 8" brakes.
    (new) SDG BelAir Saddle

    Man...my stuff sounds so dated, I am (gasp) becoming a retro-grouch! LOL!

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    at least it's a Ventana hybrid...




    Nemesis Project/Ventana Double Agent (custom chrome plated) (custom geo) w/ Cane Creek Double Barrel
    Nemesis Project fork Z1/4x (custom polished, slammed and tuned)
    Nemesis Project stem (custom polished)
    Nemesis Project steel handlebar (custom polished)
    Thompson masterpiece seatpost (polished)
    Ultegra rear derailleur (custom polished)
    Saint shifter
    Avid Juicy 7's
    Braking Wavy Rotors
    Phil Wood hubs laced to polished Sun 8-Track rims
    Profile crankset w/ imperial sprocket
    SNAFU pedals
    E-13 lg-1 guide
    Marzocchi tires
    Fly headset
    Shadow Conspiracy grips and seat


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    2006 16/18 Salt.

    2006 16/18 Salt - 5" quad rockers
    Shock: RP23
    Fork: Revelation 426
    Stem: RaceFace Evolve 110mm
    Bar: Monkey XC 25.4
    Headset: King
    Shifter: XO
    FB: Formula Oro Puro 180mm rotor
    RB: Formula Oro Puro 160mm rotor
    Post: Thompson Elite 410mm
    Saddle: Specialized Alias 143
    RD: XO
    FD: XT
    Cranks: Deus 175mm
    Chain: PC 91
    Cassette: XT 11-34
    Hubs: King ISO 32
    Rims: Mavic 819
    Spoke/Nip: DT Supercomps
    QR: Salsa
    FT: UST- Specialized Enduro Pro 2.4 / Maxis Ignitor 2.3
    RT: UST- Specialized Resolution Pro 2.3 / Maxis Ignitor 2.1
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    I figure the odds be fifty-fifty.

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    No complete build yet but a picture for those of you hesitating on the Superdust painting. Just short of amazing!


    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    New Salt 18"

    Lots of work on this one, plenty of planning and plenty of help from both members here and local gurus:

    Frame: 2007 Saltamontes 18"
    Color: Electric Superdust
    Options: quad bearings
    Shock: 08 Fox RP23
    Fork: 08 Fox RLC
    Wheelset: Mavic SLR
    Skewers: Mavic
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XTR
    Rear Der: SRAM XO
    Shifters: SRAM XO
    Chain: SRAM
    Cassette: XTR
    Brakes: Oro Puro 6" Rotors with Carbon levers
    Cranks/BB: 2007 Shimano XTR
    Pedals: Crank Candy
    Headset: Chris King NoThread black
    Handlebar: Monkey ALU
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite
    Stem: 110x 5 Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB laser V Ti
    Grips: OURY
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25













    Came in at a whopping 26.55lbs. I may end up busting the rims in half, but they were given to me as a gift. Looking forward to getting this thing dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerline
    Lots of work on this one, plenty of planning and plenty of help from both members here and local gurus:

    Frame: 2007 Saltamontes 18"
    Color: Electric Superdust
    Options: quad bearings
    Shock: 08 Fox RP23
    Fork: 08 Fox RLC
    Wheelset: Mavic SLR
    Skewers: Mavic
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XTR
    Rear Der: SRAM XO
    Shifters: SRAM XO
    Chain: SRAM
    Cassette: XTR
    Brakes: Oro Puro 6" Rotors with Carbon levers
    Cranks/BB: 2007 Shimano XTR
    Pedals: Crank Candy
    Headset: Chris King NoThread black
    Handlebar: Monkey ALU
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite
    Stem: 110x 5 Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB laser V Ti
    Grips: OURY
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25

    Came in at a whopping 26.55lbs. I may end up busting the rims in half, but they were given to me as a gift. Looking forward to getting this thing dirty.
    I love it. Beautiful build.
    Does this mean that as you have just built the exact bike I wanted to build in the near future that I am no longer allowed to build this bike? If I put some I9 wheels on it would it qualify as different enough?
    What's wrong with the SLR's?
    Lets see some riding pics.

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    New X5 Build

    This is an 2006 X5 that I aquired from my local Ventana Dealer. Here is the build:

    2006 Ventana X5 Frame - Grinch Green - Size 17
    Fox RP3 Shock (Going to Push in the winter!)
    Fox Float RLC 130 Fork
    Shimano 2007 XT Crankset
    Shimano XTR 2007 Front and Rear Derailleurs
    SRAM Chain
    XT Cassette
    2007 XT Dual Control Shifters
    XT 2007 Rotors and Calipers
    XTR M-970 Pedals
    Thomson Masterpiece Post
    Thomson Elite Stem
    Yeti Carbon Handlebar (Riser)
    Chris King Headset
    Mavic 721 Disc Wheelset with XT Hubs (Front and Rear) and DT Swiss Spokes
    WTB Mutano Raptor Tires 2.4 Front and Rear
    ODI Lock on Grips
    Gebali Chain Stay Protector
    Salsa Quick Release Seatpost Clamp
    WTB Shadow V Seat (Soon to be replaced by a Sella Italia Yutaak Seat with Titanium Rails - On order)

    I have riden about 70 miles on the bike thus far. AWESOME! Really happy with the set-up, components, etc...

    I will post riding pics soon. I live in Bend, Oregon.
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    Guys, need your experienced advice. Is there a specific length Fox RP3 shocks I need to replace the Romic shocks I have now? I believe my rocker is standard..is that 4"? Tks,

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    * Frame: El Ciclon
    * Frame Size: Semi Custom
    * Color (frame/rear triangle): Super Dust/Polished
    * Shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel
    * Fork: Rock Shox Pike 454 Air U-Turn
    * Brakes: Hope Mono Mini
    * Brake Levers: Hope w/Dangerboy Levers and Goodrich Braided Lines
    * Cranks: Race Face Atlas w/Single Blackspire 34T Ring and FSA Bashguard
    * Shifters: SRAM X.0 Twist
    * Front Derailleur: None (Jump Stop)
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0 Med Cage
    * Chain: SRAM 991
    * Pedals: Time ATAC XS
    * Stem: Thomson x4 90mm x 0*
    * Handlebar: Gravity DH Carbon
    * Seatpost: Thomson 27.2 x 410mm Lay Back
    * Saddle: Selle Italia SLR XP
    * Bottom Bracket: Race Face XType DH
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: ODi Lock-on Rouge and Oury Lock-on
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Big Betty Gooey Gluey
    * Front Rim: Stans DT Swiss EX5.1d
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Chris King HD/Rock Shox Maxle
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Big Betty Triple Compound
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX5.1d
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Chris King HD/Chris King 10mm Axle
    * Seatpost Collar: Hope QR

    **** Build Weight: Coming Soon



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    15" Pantera
    King head set
    Easton Monkeylight bars
    Avid Ti levers
    Sram 9.0 triggers
    Fox Float RLC
    Fox Propedal rear shock
    RaceFace turbine cranks
    Time aluminum pedals
    Easton carbon seatpost
    WTB laser V saddle
    SRAM 980 cassette
    SRAM 991 hollow pin chain
    SRAM 9.0 rear D
    Shimano XTR front D
    Mavic CrossMax SL wheels
    Panaracer FireXC pro 2.1 tires

    Total bike weight: 28.3 lbs

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    16" El Saltamontes
    King head set
    Easton 90 carbon Monkeylight bars
    Avid levers
    Sram X.0 triggers
    Fox Talsa RLC
    Fox RP23
    RaceFace Dues cranks
    Time composite pedals
    Easton 70 carbon seatpost
    WTB laser V saddle
    SRAM 980 cassette
    SRAM 991 hollow pin chain
    SRAM 9.0 rear D
    Shimano XTR front D
    Mavic CrossMax SL wheels
    Panaracer FireXC pro 2.1 tires

    Total bike weight: 28 lbs

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    Old El Toro

    1999 El Toro (love those loop stays)
    Manitou Black Super Air
    Bontrager SS Crank 175 / 32 tooth
    CK 19 tooth rear
    Mavic Wheels
    Avid Ti Levers
    Avid BB5 Front
    XT V rear
    USE XCR post
    WTB Speed Seat
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    Frame: '07 El Chiquillo, 19"
    Color: custom army green
    Fork: '07 Manitou R7 with lockout
    Wheelset: Hope/Mavic X717
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: stock
    Front Der: XTR
    Rear Der: XTR
    Shifters: XTR
    Chain: HG-93
    Cassette: XTR
    Brakes: AVID BB7
    Cranks/BB: XT Hollowtech / XTR BB
    Pedals: Shimano
    Headset: King
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 Monkey (pictured) - switched to EA 70 flat
    Seat Post: Thomson 410mm
    Stem: 130mm Thomson 0 degree (pictured) - switched to inverted 10 degree
    Saddle: Selle Italia Max Flite
    Grips: Serfas
    Front Tire: Town & Country for street pictured
    Rear Tire: Town & Country for street pictured

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    Frame: El Cuervo
    Color: Matte Black
    Shock: DHX 5.0
    Fork: 888 RC2X VA
    Wheelset: Syncros FR
    Rear Der: SRAM X.9
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Chain: SRAM PC-970
    Cassette: SRAM 970 11-32
    Brakes: Avid Code (203 F/R)
    Cranks/BB: Shimano Saint (38T)
    Chainguide: MRP System 3
    Pedals: Azonic of some sort
    Headset: Syncros FR2
    Handlebar: Syncros Bulk
    Seat Post: Syncros Micro-Adjust
    Stem: Marzocchi direct-mount
    Saddle: Syncros Crush Zone FR
    Grips: Syncros Lock-On
    Front Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.5 Stick-E
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.5 Stick-E
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