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    I'm trying this setup now with an inverted 10 degree stem. I've been tryng to find something that I feel comfortable with. The 5 1/2 steerer tube has a been a strange transition for me from my previous frame. I feel like I can finally climb with some strength now with this setup. I am hoping to go back to the 0 degree stem in a few months...


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    CW-35 : could you give us your height and the weight of the bikes ?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bub
    CW-35 : could you give us your height and the weight of the bikes ?
    thanks
    I am 6' 2". The bike is approximately 27 lbs. I am using a home scale so there is some room for error with that number...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSutton1223
    * 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
    Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik Coil U-Turn
    Brakes: '07 Hope M4 Front Mono Mini Rear, 183mm Floating Rotors, Black Goodrich Braided Lines
    Bashguard: Gamuti
    Seatpost: Gravity Dropper
    Saddle: Selle Italia Prolink Gel Flow
    Chain Retention: Heim Guide w/Black MRP Roller
    Coming Soon: 5/6" Adjustable Rockers

    Final Build Weight w/Garmin 305 Mounted: 34.01 lbs


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    Update

    Frame El Chiqurillo Electric Super Dust
    Fork 07 Fox F100 RLC
    Wheelset Industry 9
    Tires 2.1 Nevegal DTC
    Headset Chris King Pewter
    Casette Sram 990 Red ano
    Cranks Middleburn RS 8
    Chainrings Middleburn SS
    Chain Shimano XTR
    Grips Oury Lock on
    Brakes Formula Oro Puro 6"
    Bar Race Face Next XC
    Stem Thompson Elite 110mm 5"
    Post Thompson Elite
    Pedals CB Eggbeaters SL
    Saddle Fizik Gobi
    F.Der Shimano XTR
    R.Der Sram X.0
    Shifters Sram X.0 Trigger


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    Hi ! From Catalonia (Spain)

    Frame: 06 el Saltamontes Cosmic Orange
    Fork: Reba Team AirU-Turn 85-115 negro Diffusion MC PoplocAdjust
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem: Race Face Deus XC 110 mm 5º
    Handlebar: Race Face Next Carbon 585 mm
    Grips: Ritchey
    Seat Post: Thomsom 27.2 Layback
    Seat Clamp: Hope Blue
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
    Disc Brakes: Avid Juicy 7
    Rims: DT SWISS 4.1.D
    Front Hub.: Shimano XT
    Rear Hub.: Hope Pro II Disc
    Tires:IRC Serac 2.10 / Continental Explorer 2.10
    Cranks/BB: Shimano XT Hollowtech II
    Pedals: Shimano SPD 540.
    Chain: Shimano XTR
    Front Der: Shimano LX
    Rear Der: Sram X.9
    Shifters: Sram X.9 Gripshift
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-32 M-750
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    Nice looking build, do you have a weight?

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    Frame: 07 El Ciclon Semi custom 19"
    Fork 06 RockShox Revelation Uturn
    Shock 08 Fox RP23
    Wheelset Mavic 717/Hope XC Hubs
    Skewers Hope
    Tires Kenda BG/Nevagal Combo
    Headset Chris King
    Cranks Race Face Next LP
    Chainrings Race Face
    Chain SRAM
    Grips Lizard skins
    Brakes Formula K18
    Bar Easton Carbon Riser
    Bar End Plugs Hope
    Stem Thompson Elite
    Post Thompson Elite Setback
    Pedals Shimano DX
    Saddle WTB
    Casette XTR
    Front Der XTR
    Rear Der XTR
    Shifters XT

    Weight = 27.12lbs
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    what is the semi custom size on that bike? I recently got a 19" El Ciclon, so I'm curious.
    Damm nice bike btw. How you get it so light? Mine is reasonally blinged, similar build to that one, but comes in a 29.4 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by blizzard_rider_nz
    what is the semi custom size on that bike? I recently got a 19" El Ciclon, so I'm curious.
    from the pic, I'd say it has the ST from the 17" and TT of the 19"

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    from the pic, I'd say it has the ST from the 17" and TT of the 19"
    Good eyes, thats exactly it.

    I was a little suprised when i weighed it, i thought it might be in the 29lb range. I used a an analog type scale at the LBS. Now, If only i could buy parts to make ME 20-30 lbs lighter. TThat would be sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anixi
    Nice looking build, do you have a weight?
    Thanks ! Sorry but I will weight soon and update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Phase
    Good eyes, thats exactly it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Three Phase
    I was a little suprised when i weighed it, i thought it might be in the 29lb range. I used a an analog type scale at the LBS. Now, If only i could buy parts to make ME 20-30 lbs lighter. TThat would be sweet!
    yeah... I wish we could "upgrade ourselves" that easy too

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    19" El Capitan

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    19" El Cap w/ Fox RP23
    Fork- RS Reba Race conv. to 100mm

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    19" El Capitan

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    19" El Cap w/ Fox RP23
    Fork- RS Reba Race conv. to 100mm
    Wheels: DT 340's laced to DT TK 7.1d's
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal 29 x 2.2
    HS: FSA Orbit X
    Stem: Thomson
    HB: Salsa Pro Moto Carbon
    Shifters: Sram X9
    RD: Sram X0
    FD: Shim XT
    Cranks: FSA Carbon
    Brakes: Avid Juicy Carbon
    Pedals: Time Atac XXS
    Seat Post: Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Pure Race.


    Me - 6' 235lbs w/gear 34" inseam

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    Still waiting!
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    I've been considering the el ciclon.
    would 5'6 height person be ok with small el ciclon?
    any advise will be nice.... thanks
    wana_b...

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    El Ciclon

    Frame: '07 Semi-custom El Ciclon 17/19 with 5.5" head tube
    Color: Black
    Options:Quad bearings
    Shock: Fox RP23 '08
    Fork: 07 Pike 454 U-turn air
    Wheelset: Hope ProII DT4.1
    Skewers: Hope
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: SRAM X-9
    Rear Der: SRAM X-9
    Shifters: SRAM X-9
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Cassette: SRAM 990
    Brakes: Formula K-24's
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Deus Black 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Xpedo
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Monkeylite OS
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Black
    Stem: 100mm Thomson X-4 Black
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V stealth
    Grips: Ritchey WCS
    Front Tire: Nevegal 2.1 or 2.3
    Rear Tire: Nevegal 1.95 or 2.1

    Weight: 28 +/-


    2 months of riding bliss!!

    Pics to follow.

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    my X-5

    fairly pedestrian build here. nothing too exotic.

    Frame: '07 19/21 inch X-5 with quad bearings and an RP23
    Color: root beer in the sun, purplish in low light
    Fork: 140 mm Vanilla RLC
    Wheelset: mango King hubs on 819s with swiss spokes and MANGO NIPPLES!
    Headset: King
    Tires: Continental vert pro 2.3
    Cranks: Truvativ
    Drivetrain: SRAM X-9
    Brakes: Juicy 7
    Bar: Easton
    Stem: Thomson
    Post: Thomson
    Pedals: Azonic A-frames or Crank Bros Candy (depends how I'm feeling)
    Saddle: old Azonic love seat? can't remember

    I really can't go so far as to cover cables and skewers etc. except I do have to say I love my ODI grips.

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    Upgrades? I will say this thing is built up a bit brutish to withstand my 250+ lbs. If ever I should slim down I might think about lightening her up some. I-9, XTR, etc.

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    sorry for my ignorance but I am curious as to what do you guys mean when you say "semi custom el xxxxx in an el xxxx jig"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dromayn
    sorry for my ignorance but I am curious as to what do you guys mean when you say "semi custom el xxxxx in an el xxxx jig"
    the semi custom part means that tubes from 2 sizes are used, like a seat tube of the 19" frame with a top tube of the 21"

    the jig part means that is was built on the XX welding jig, so the bike has the same geometry as XX model.
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    My Terremoto

    Frame: 07 El Terremoto L Superdust
    Fork: Fox Talas 36R
    Shock: DHX Coil 5.0
    Headset: Chris King Black
    Stem: Syncros AM 80mm, Gravity Gap 60mm or Gravity Gap 45mm (depending on the mood )
    Handlebar: Syncros Bulk 710mm
    Grips: ODI Lock On
    Seat Post: Thomsom 27.2 Straight
    Seat Clamp: Hope Black
    Saddle: WTB Laser V Ti
    Disc Brakes: 08 Shimano Deore XT 770s
    Rims: DT Swiss 5.1.D
    Front Hub.: Hope Pro 2 20mm TA cups
    Rear Hub.: Hope Pro 2 10mm TA kit, DT RWS skewer
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.35 rear / Schawlbe Big Betty 2.4 front
    Cranks/BB: Shimano Hone 22/32/FSA bashring (RF alu bashring to be installed)
    Pedals: Shimano SPD 424
    Chain: Sram
    Front Der: Sram X.9
    Rear Der: Sram X.9
    Shifters: Sram X.9 triggers
    Cassette: Sram 970 11-32

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/1657185287/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2190/1657185287_eba1186193_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Ventana El Terremoto 6.0" /></a>

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    Last edited by crisillo; 11-11-2007 at 01:47 AM.

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    My Saltamontes

    Frame: 07 El Saltamontes 20" superdust
    Fork: Rock Shox Revelation @ 115mm travel
    Shock: Fox Float R
    Headset: Chris King Silver
    Stem: Thomson X4 10mm black
    Handlebar: Syncros Bulk 710mm
    Grips: ODI Lock On
    Seat Post: Thomsom 27.2 Straight
    Seat Clamp: Hope Silver
    Saddle: WTB Laser V Ti
    Disc Brakes: Shimano Deore XT 760s (LX levers)
    Rims: DT Swiss 4.2 D
    Front Hub.: Hope Pro 2 Silver with QR cups
    Rear Hub.: Hope Pro 2 Silver with bolt-on axle
    Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4 rear / Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4 front
    Cranks/BB: Shimano Deore XT 760
    Pedals: Shimano SPD 540
    Chain: Shimano CN7701 (xtr with powerlink)
    Front Der: Shimano Deore XT 760 down swing
    Rear Der: Shimano Deore XT 772 shadow
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT 760
    Cassette: Shimano Deore XT 760 11-34

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    El Padrino 2008 XT

    frame: 2008 20" El Padrino
    fork: F29 100mm
    headset: Chris King
    bars: Salsa Promoto Carbon Riser
    grips: Salsa Pepperjack
    stem: Thomson X4 100mm 0 degree
    seatpost: Easton EC90 carbon
    saddle: WTB Silverado SLT
    groupo: 2008 XT
    chain: XTR
    wheelset: Mavic Crossmax29
    tires: Maxxic Crossmark tubeless w/Stans
    bottle cage: King ti
    peddles: Shimano 959
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    Frame: Large Terremoto
    Options:, quad bearings
    Shock: RP23 and DHX5 450x2.35 ( 550x2.25 Ti on the way)
    Fork: RS Lyrik Solo air
    Wheelset: Hope pro 2-819 (2nd set of Xmax XL to trash around)
    Skewers: mavic
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa
    Front Der: Sram (XT 2008 on the way)
    Rear Der: Sram XO
    Shifters: SRAM Shorty Twist: X.O
    Chain: Shimano
    Cassette: Shimano XT11-32
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Shimano XT 2008 22-34-Gamut bash+ MRP LRP
    Pedals: Shimano
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Funn Fat boy
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 50X0 Thomson X4 Black
    Saddle: Fizik Aliante
    Grips: race face good and evil
    Front Tire: varies (Highroller, Enduro pro, michelin 16-24, Nevegal...)
    Rear Tire: varies

    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    Just bought my first Ventana used. I just found out it is actually a "Dreamride Fully" after calling Venana with the serial number. So far it rides very nice, climbs like a much lighter bike. Anybody know anything more about the Dreamride Fully?

    Frame: 2005 20” El Saltamontes tubes on a 22" 2004 X5 jig (Dreamride Fully)
    Options: 5” rocker, quad bearings
    Shock: RP3
    Fork: Marzochi SL 700 with ATA
    Wheelset:
    Hubs - Mango Chris King disc
    Spokes - Black DT Swiss with Blue alloy nipples
    Skewers - Blue Salsa Stainless
    Rims - Mavic MX 321 disc
    Front Der: Shimano XTR
    Rear Der: Sram XO
    Shifters: SRAM Shorty Twist: X.O
    Chain: Shimano XTR 7707
    Cassette: Shimano XTR (11-34)
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL with wavy rotors
    Cranks/BB: K-force carbon
    Pedals: Shimano 540
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Mango
    Handlebar: Easton EC70 Carbon
    Seat Post: 27.2 Cannondale Carbon
    Stem: Thomson Elite 120
    Saddle: WTB Laser V SLT
    Grips: Oury Lock-on
    Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf LT 26x2.55
    Rear Tire: WTB Weirwolf LT 26x2.55 (thinking about something gripier and narrower)

    Total Weight: 27.2 (approximate with bathroom scale)

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    Frame: '07 Ventana El Terremoto 6.0
    Color: Custom Matte Black
    Options: Quad Bearings, HD Rear End
    Shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel 450# Spring
    Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik Coil U-Turn
    Wheelset: Chris King HD on DT Swiss 5.1d
    Skewers: Chris King Fun Bolts and Rock Shox 20mm Maxle
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope QR Black
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X.0
    Shifters: SRAM X.0 Triggers
    Chain: SRAM
    Cassette: SRAM 990
    Brakes: Hope Moto V2's 203mm
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas w/DH BB and 24T/34T Blackspire SuperPro rings
    Pedals: Shimano XTR
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Handlebar: Syncros Bulk
    Seat Post: Gravity Dropper
    Stem: Thomson 70mm X4
    Saddle: Selle Italia Prolink
    Grips: Oury Lock ons
    Front Tire: Big Betty 2.4 Triple Compound
    Rear Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2.35
    Accesories: Roach Chain Stay Protector, XTR Shift Cables, Heim Guide w/black MRP roller

    Weight: 35.20 lbs

    Future changes: Big Betty UST 2.4's, Thomson 50mm X4 Stem, Custom black pc'ed XT cranks


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    got a new seatpost, saddle, 70mm stem..

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    The 1x9 BRAT

    Frame: '06 custom geometry Ventana El Chiquillo
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: dropped TT, gusseted HT for 130mm fork
    Fork: Rock Shox Mule Air U-Turn 92-122mm (Revelation 426 with Pike lowers)
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole, 20mm front/Mavic 819/DT Swiss Competition 14/15 DB spokes
    Skewers: XTR rear, Maxle 20mm front
    Seatpost Clamp: stock
    Front Der: N-Gear Jumpstop
    Rear Der: SRAM X.9 Med. cage
    Rear Shifter: SRAM Shorty Twist: X.O
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
    Brakes: Formula Oro K-24 160mm Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Turbine LP Black 175mm/Shimano UN-73 square taper
    Chain Rings Blackspire MonoVeloce 34, RF bash ring
    Pedals: Shimano 540
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: FSA K-Force DH Carbon 31.8
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 110x0º Thomson X-4 Black
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Black
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Rogue
    Front Tire: Hutchinson Spider MRC 2.3 UST
    Rear Tire: Hutchinson Spider MRC 2.3 UST
    Accesories:Roach chainstay pad

    Weight: 25 lbs. using an Ultimate Alpine digital scale



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    Frame: 06 Curtlo OX Platinum front triangle w/ Ventana rear
    Color: 1966 Ford Ivy Green
    Options: Quad Bearings, 5/6 rockers
    Shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel 350# Ti Spring
    Fork: Marzocchi AM 1, tuned by Garageworks
    Wheelset: XTR hubs w/ DT rotor adapters on 819's
    Skewers: Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa bolt on
    Front Der: Shimano XT M735
    Rear Der: Shimano XT M737
    Shifters: Shimano XT 8sp Rapid Fires M740
    Chain: SRAM
    Cassette: XTR M900 8sp 12/32
    Brakes: Magura Louise FR 7" rotors
    Cranks: Race Face Turbines ISIS 20/32/44
    Bottom Bracket: SKF ISIS
    Pedals: Crank Bros Candy SL's
    Headset: King
    Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite DH
    Seat Post: Thomson layback
    Stem: Thomson 100mm
    Saddle: WTB SST Ti
    Grips: ODI Lock ons
    Front Tire: Michellin DH 16 AT 2.5
    Rear Tire: Michellin DH 24 AT 2.2
    Accesories: Ti bolts throughout, Cateye timer

    Weight: 33.25 lbs
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    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    Frame: 07 large chiquillo
    Color: electric red
    Fork: lockable rabe race
    Wheelset: mavic XL optionnal rear wheel : CK-sapim-4.1
    Skewers: Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: stock
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der: Sram XO
    Shifters: sram twist
    Chain: shimano
    Cassette: XT 11-34
    Brakes: Juicy 5 160mm
    Cranks: shimano XT
    Pedals: 540
    Headset: King
    Handlebar: bontrager X lite carbon 620mm
    Seat Post: Thomson
    Stem: Thomson 120mm
    Saddle: flite tt
    Grips: specialized
    Front Tire: nevegal
    Rear Tire:bontrager mudX / larsenTT lust/ small block8
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    2008 El Toro

    Here's my 2008 El Toro - 17"

    Fox F100 RLC
    Chris Bling Headset
    Formula Oro K24 Disc Brakes
    Easton Monkeylite CNT Carbon Handlebar
    Lizard Skinz Lock-On Grips
    Thomson Elite Stem
    Thomson Masterpiece Seatpost
    Fizik Gobi Saddle
    Phil Wood Bottom Bracket
    White Industries ENO Crankset w/32T Ring
    Shimano XTR Pedals
    American Classic Single Speed Wheelset
    Velociraptor 2.1 Up Front
    Ritchey Z-Max Millenium Comp in the Back (Installed Backwards)
    Chris King 17T Cog

    I'm guessing about 21 - 22 pounds...
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    Nice!

    El Toro es muy bueno. How does it ride over rocky decents? I'm trying to decide whether to go with a steel SS frame or aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psOption3
    El Toro es muy bueno. How does it ride over rocky decents? I'm trying to decide whether to go with a steel SS frame or aluminum.
    It handles well enough over rocky descents in its current form. It would handle rocky descents better with heavier wheels, wider tires, less air pressure, and a highly-skilled rider. Though I'm not sure my idea of "rocky" is the same as yours.

    Steel Vs. aluminum? I have no problem with either material. The info in these links may help you in your quest...

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-materials.html
    http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in...p/t-94164.html
    http://ask.metafilter.com/69197/Stee...num-bike-frame
    http://www.ransbikes.com/ITR41.htm
    http://www.ventanausa.com/main_philosophy.html

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    Up to date pics of my El Ciclon




    Spec is:

    Magura Menja - 130 mm
    X0 trigger shifters
    Truvativ Team O/S Carbon bars
    King headset
    Avid Juicy Ultimates with 180/160mm Hope floating rotors
    XT front mech
    XT Chainset
    2007 X9 rear mech
    Easton EC70 post
    Easton EA90 stem
    Charge Spoon cro-mo saddle
    KMC X9 SL chain
    XTR 970 Cassette
    Stans Olympic Rims tubesless on DT Swiss 240's
    Maxxis High Roller 2.1 Exceptions
    Salsa QR seat clamp
    Salsa QR skewers
    Crank brothers Candy SL's

    Weight - dead on 25 lbs with digital scales
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtntrance
    frame: 2008 20" El Padrino
    fork: F29 100mm
    headset: Chris King
    bars: Salsa Promoto Carbon Riser
    grips: Salsa Pepperjack
    stem: Thomson X4 100mm 0 degree
    seatpost: Easton EC90 carbon
    saddle: WTB Silverado SLT
    groupo: 2008 XT
    chain: XTR
    wheelset: Mavic Crossmax29
    tires: Maxxic Crossmark tubeless w/Stans
    bottle cage: King ti
    peddles: Shimano 959
    That is one of the best looking bikes I've ever seen - just gorgeous

    Can I have it please ??

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    Hey Mr. Bling,

    My bike has almost the same setup, built it acc. to measures that I´m used and have not tried it yet. How tall are you?

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    Here's my medium Ciclón - built burly for big (read "fat") boys. Sorry about my lousy photo skills.

    Frame: El Ciclón, M, Quad bearings and HD swingarm
    Fork: PUSHed RS Pike 454 Coil U-Turn
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 Coil
    Headset: King NoThreadSet
    Handlebar: Syntace Vector 7075 DH 12 deg.
    Stem: Thomson Elite
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: Selle Italie Flite Genuine Gel
    Grips: ODI Ruffian lock-on with Straitline end plugs.
    Derailleurs: XT 770 (Shadow rear)
    Shifters: XT 770
    Cranks: XT 770 22/32/Straitline Bashguard
    Chain: HG93
    Pedals: XTR 970
    Brakes: Formula TheONE 200/180mm
    Rims: NoTubes ZTR FLOW
    Spokes: DT Supercomp 2.0/1.7/1.8 w/brass nipples
    Hubs: Chris King IsoDisc (20mm front, HD axle & Funbolts rear)
    Tires: Tioga Yellow kirin 2.3 mag66 (slow rebound front, dual response rear)
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    looking good, Dazed!

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    looking great! what color is that?
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    Custom one off color, so don't really know what it's called.

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    I seem to remember somthing about shark blue? Its your bike though.... and it is effing nice looking too.

    Possibly my new favorite color.
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    Yeah, clearly , we need some more pics but it looks incredible.
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Phase
    I seem to remember somthing about shark blue? Its your bike though.... and it is effing nice looking too.

    Possibly my new favorite color.
    I do think you're correct. Larry said that about the frame in another thread, methinks!

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    El Padrino

    Built this up a couple of weeks ago to compliment my X-5. It rides fantastic.

    18" El Padrino (superdust)
    Fox F29 at 100mm
    Dt 240 hubs to Stans Arch rims
    XT brakes
    XT cranks , cassette , chain
    Sram X7 derailer and trigger shifter
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    2007 Ciclon

    Frame: 2007 medium Ciclon
    Color: Red
    Options: quad bearings
    Shock: RP23 with high volume air sleeve
    Fork: Fox Vanilla 32 RLC
    Wheelset: XT hubs 717 rims
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM XO medium cage
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Chain: SRAM PC971
    Cassette: SRAM PG970
    Brakes: 2008 Avid bb7 with Dangerboy levers
    Cranks/BB: XT 175mm arms
    Pedals: Shimano 545
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Easton EA30 high rise 25.4mm clamp
    Seat Post: Thompson Elite 410mm
    Stem: Thompson Elite 90mm 5 degree rise
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Team
    Grips: ODI Rogue
    Front Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    Accesories: Cateye wireless computer, Dangerboy bash guard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bling
    Yeah, clearly , we need some more pics but it looks incredible.
    I aim to please.
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    Say hello to my new freind

    Frame: 08 Semi Custom El Ray
    Color: Red
    Options: 5" rockers
    Shock RP23
    Fork: Manitou Minute 120 TA
    Wheelset: The Path built, DT Swiss 240 Hubs, Flow rims
    Skewers: DT Swiss
    Seatpost clamp: Hope
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: Sram XO
    Shifters: Sram XO
    Chain: Sram PC-991
    Cassette: XT 11-34
    Brakes: Formula the One 180mm
    Cranks/BB: Middleburn 175mm 20-30-42, Phil Wood BB
    Pedals: XTR
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Gravity Carbon 31.8x40x710
    Seat Post: Thompson Elite set back
    Stem: Thompson Elite 110x10
    Saddle: WTB Laser IS
    Front Tire: Panaracer Rampage
    Rear Tire: Maxis Crossmark

    Weight: 29lbs. 43 oz Shop scale

    Future changes: dropper seatpost
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    Fortunately I don’t own this or I’d have to post up the specs, thanks to the owner for letting me take the pics.


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    Dazed,

    I just got a Ciclon and I suspect our riding styles may be similar based on your set-up. I went with Avid Juicy's with 7" rotors bolted on to Hope Pro II hubs with a bolt-on axle. I find on harsher DH runs where I'm braking a lot, the left (disc-side) hub bolt comes loose. I'm wondering if the brake is a little much? They feel ridiculously strong. Since your brakes probably have more juice than mine, I wonder if you've had the same experience?

    BTW - most versatile bike I've ever owned, ridiculously well-built (so far), and does what it says (hold a line, pedal up, bomb down. . )

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