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    Sherwood's magic...

    I wanted a fast XC trail full suspension bike that would combine the stability and traction of a 29er and the nimbleness and acceleration of smaller wheels. Having demoed a Chucho, I wasn't sold on the 2629 in wheel combo and thought that a rear 650b wheel instead. Thanks to Sherwood and the Ventana semi-custom program, it happened. It's mostly an Alpino with a modified front triangle to fit a 29er wheel and fork The result is a super fast and stable bike that is still stiff and plush, rails corners and climbs like a goat. Love it!!!!Sherwood's magic...-imageuploadedbytapatalk1374813921.136934.jpg

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    Looks great!

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    Re: Sherwood's magic...

    Looks like fun...

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    That looks real fun. Happy riding.
    "Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul".

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    Super cool! Congrats! Ole!
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    A true Mutt! Nice!
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    120 rear / 100 front? Nice bike!

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    Sherwood's magic...

    Thank you all!
    It has 120 mm travel on both the front and rear. I preferred to have the same travel F&R. Sherwood designed it so it does not feel jacked up and it can handle some rough trails if needed....

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    Nice! I'm hoping to do that with an el cap front and Zeus rear (150f an 160r)!

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    Sherwood's magic...

    That will be a beast!

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    Gonna have to be...I'm 7ft and 260lbs

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    Yeah Sherwood really did me right on my current el cap! Love it but want more updated geo and shorter chainstays to pop a lil more!

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    Yeah, I really like the shorter chainstay on mine, makes it more lively...

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    NICE! I was dreaming about this bike the other day, only with an inch or 2 more travel, and here it is. What's the Geo #'s?

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    Sherwood's magic...

    I think the geo # are those of the Alpino in 19" size (see the Ventana website). Sherwood told me he would keep all the geo #s except the AtoC because of the 29er fork. If you want more travel, talk to Sherwood and he can make you a Zeus/El Capitan hybrid that will have the required travel. Someone on the forum just got one ordered...

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    Yep...Capitan Zeus! I will post up when I get it!

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