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    Some More Bastardo Shots...

    Just for grins, here's a few more Bastardo shots...

    Sherwood seemed quite happy with it, As usual he was way fast on it, there was one particular section of "trail" that we rode, about a 1/4 mile long rock road, comprised of 5-7" boulders, that he just floated over, I had to pick my way through a lot more carefully,
    granted he had 5" of travel front and rear and I was a my SS with 85mm Reba, so very different beasts. Still though, he just floated over the babyheads.

    I like the all black look as well.

    And since I know somebody will ask.

    17" Custom sized Bastardo frame (It's Sherwood's personal frame so it's not exactly what the production version will look like)
    650B Crane Creek Wheels.
    650B Thru Axle White Brothers Fork. (130mm travel)

    Better pics later when I steal it for a ride.
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    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    sweet!

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    I'm soooo glad I did not pull the trigger on a Ciclon. I'm thinking the Bastard will be the perfect bike for me. Heres to more wheel and tire options soon!

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    Sweet ride..........I would like to through a leg over that bastard

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    Looks very nice! What "trail" did you guys ride?

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    One with a lot of rocks!
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    No you don't Frames too small for me let alone you.

    Still though, I am very curious to try this one out. Not so the 29'ers.

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    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    Has the geometry been published yet? I'm thinking about a Ventana again as my second bike when I can manage to swing it. I like the 650B concept so if Ventana is making one, it will be one of my top choices as long as it doesn't feel too steep and tall.

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    No official numbers yet. He's riding this Bastardo to get a feel for the wheels size characteristics. Although we all expect similar #'s to the current ciclon.
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    Lookin forward to hearing more about the El Bastardo for sure.............just curious how did the frame's name El Bastardo come about ! TIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN
    ............just curious how did the frame's name El Bastardo come about ! TIG.
    Someone must have pissed Teresa off right before it was named.




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    I don't think I'm allowed to tell that story... and...
    I don't want to be the target of that WRATH
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    I would love to hear what Sherwood thinks about this wheel size and if they do have a perceptive difference in feel/ride. Not that he is going to say it sucks but it still would be interesting to hear what he thinks- him having been around bikes for so long. Not that I'm implying he is really old or anything......

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    do you know specifically what Sherwood did to these two EL Bastardo frames that are different from his 26" versions of this frame concept? Are the stays slightly longer and maybe an adjustment to bottom bracket height and HT angle to accommodate the slightly larger diameter wheels?

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    here's another....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    Kirk - You can't just post a picture without any feedback.....unless you signed a NDA.......... So throw us a bone on how it rides........

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    I hope he hates it.....and gives it to me.

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    competitive cyclist doesn't carry them anymore...
    did I miss out on closeout pricing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by THATmanMANNY
    competitive cyclist doesn't carry them anymore...
    did I miss out on closeout pricing?
    It only matters if they are listed here:
    http://www.ventanausa.com/frame_elbastardo.html
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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