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    this should be fun...eh ?

    new El Chucho build for me and a few build details to follow !
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    Is that mine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt View Post
    Is that mine?
    well, if you twist hard enough.

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    wheels

    Which rim to run was probably the most difficult component choice for me. Ended up lacing up a set of the Pacenti TL28's, mainly because i wanted to try them out.....light and wide. Laced the Pacenti hoops to Hadley hubs. Dt Swiss spokes and brass nipples.

    should be fun too.
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    Me wants it....!

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    JC, give me a few days to finish the build and you can try it out first hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
    Which rim to run was probably the most difficult component choice for me. Ended up lacing up a set of the Pacenti TL28's, mainly because i wanted to try them out.....light and wide. Laced the Pacenti hoops to Hadley hubs. Dt Swiss spokes and brass nipples.

    should be fun too.
    I just purchased TL28's today. Your post makes me feel like I chose wisely. I too was on the fence for so long about rims especially with the current choice for 650b. Can't wait to see the Mutt built up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
    JC, give me a few days to finish the build and you can try it out first hand.
    I take your word on that...

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    Sounds like fun, Chad!

    Those wheels sure look nice!

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    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing the BitterRoot riding pics with ya onboard that puppy!

    Good choice on rims too.
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    sneak peek

    Headtube/badge shot, the build went really smoothly.....now i'm heading out for a ride.
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    The color of that frame up close looks great ! TIG.
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    Sweet! Enjoy the ride!

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    El Chuco

    Went for a fantastic ride today on one of our more technical trails....Blodgett Canyon is choked full of baby head boulders and for some reason was calling for me to bring the new bike here....despite the high likelyhood of scratching the bike on the first ride. Oh well....Ventana's like it rough.


    The bike rode well, almost as expected.....i did find myself struggling a little bit with the slow speed uphill portions but wrote it off as typical for a first date. Once the bike had a little momentum it flowed nicely....looking forward to riding longer and more sustained downhills which are more typical for this part of montana. It's a great bike....can't argue about that. The bike just reeks of quality.....again typical for Ventana.

    The whole 69er thing is interesting to me and i'm excited to spend more time with it to find the subtle nuances that make it so unique.


    Anyway...here's the build details:


    frame - large El Chucho in 140mm setting

    fork - 2013 RS Revelation RCT3 2pos (110 - 140)

    headset - King

    stem - Raceface

    handlebar - Raceface Turbine

    Shifters - Sram X0 9 spd

    brakeset - Shimano XT Trail 180/160

    grips - raceface

    seatpost - thomson

    saddle - rocket V

    crankset - e13 170mm , 22/36/bash

    pedals - Shimano XT

    r.der - Sram X0

    f.der - SHimano XT

    chain - Sram PC970

    cassette - Shimano SLX 12-36

    wheelset - Hadley on Pacenti TL28

    tires - Conti Trail King 2.2's
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    Blodgett

    the first date
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    Blodgett

    Blodgett Canyon
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    Awesome. Looks like you will break her in real fast. Great pics.
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    Yes, as others have said, great pix Chad. Man, that does look a bit chunky!

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    MMMM Tasty!
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    That is a beautiful bike! I like the seat collar and headset accents.
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    Awesome bike. Welcome to the shred club
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    Boy do I remember that place! Bike looks great. I think those are going to be my next wheel someday, too.

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    Very cool and would love to try something like that out. What is the HA on it?

    Also, why not B9er instead of the 69er? Surely Ventana could whip that up as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Very cool and would love to try something like that out. What is the HA on it?


    skidad...the stock HA is 69d based around a 120mm fork. I went ahead and threw a 2 pos Rock Shox Revelation on it that goes 110 or 140. It seems to work really well when downhilling in that slack and longer setting. Guessing the HA goes to 68d when in the 140mm ?


    also... a couple of upgrades already. The KS LEV seatpost and a new slightly shorter stem from Twenty6 components (50mm). The bike keeps getting faster, and better looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneStar View Post
    Boy do I remember that place! Bike looks great. I think those are going to be my next wheel someday, too.

    good times !

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