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    TerreMoFo et al

    What's a girl to do when they can't ride on the weekend......they buy and/or build stuff up

    Busy few days.......

    * took apart GT Xizang yesterday as it will be replaced.....new bike ordered Thursday

    * Ventana still Comandante at shop getting a new headset (since I dont dare even buy tools to be able to do that)

    * El Rey got a face lift with new M4 brakes front and rear. Since I got the bike 3 months ago have updated saddle, bashguard for big ring, replaced bars, replaced brakes, and today shifter cables

    * And of course the new TerreMoFo finished builiding up today....I love weekends!


    Some random pics of El Rey in its FINAL form with above-mentioned parts update from its original form 3 months ago
    * Gamut Bash
    * FSA Gravity Carbon bars
    * Selle Italia SLR XC saddle
    * M4 brakes
    * Clark stainless steel shifter cables









    TerreMoFo Build




    And I cant forgot my (SS) roots








    And I call this one "I27" (taken last night before moto finished)


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    Final El Rey Build

    Frame = El Rey
    Rear shock = PUSHed RP23 w/ large canister
    Fork = Fox F29
    Bars = FSA Gravity Carbon DH Bars
    Stem = Thomson
    Seatpost = Moots setback
    Headset = King
    Wheels = I9 hubs (silver front, black rear) w/ half silver half black spokes, laced to Stans Flows
    Cranks = Truvativ w/ Gamut Bashguard
    Pedals = Shimano 540 I think
    Grips = ODI Lock on Oury
    Brakes = Hope M4 w/ 183mm rotors both ends , braided lines
    Shifters = SRAM X9 triggers
    Front Der = SRAM X9
    Rear Der = SRAM X9
    Shifter cables = Clark
    Cassette = SRAM I think
    Tires = Rampages
    Saddle = Selle Italia SLR XC
    Seatpost clamp = Salsa

    Weight = smidgen over 29 lbs w/ tubes


    Final TerreMoFo build

    Frame = Terremoto
    Rear shock = PUSHed RP23 w/ bottom out mech feature apparently
    Fork = Marz 66 ATA
    Bars = Deity
    Stem = Syncros AM
    Seatpost = Thomson
    Headset = FSA
    Wheels = I9 red hubs and spokes laced to DT 5.1
    Cranks = Hones w/ Gamut Bashguard
    Pedals = Shimano 647
    Grips = ODI Lock on Intense
    Brakes = Hope M6 front / M4 rear, braided lines
    Shifters = SRAM X9 triggers
    Front Der = SRAM X9
    Rear Der = SRAM X7
    Shifter cables = Clark
    Cassette = SRAM I think
    Tires = Bettys
    Saddle = WTB Pure V

    Weight = 34.8 lbs (need to add 0.2 lbs to make a real AM bike)
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    Wow, Fo you officially have the sickest stable of bikes ever. I am jealous. Now where was it that you lived again? Oh, and I'll also need to know where you hide your spare key.
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    Those are some sick bikes are you in a race with Aaron? So what is the new bike?

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    Well, I didn’t get a chance to “pre-fondle” the Moto, as we had planned, but despite that, I’m still impressed! Way nice! I like the “SS” cap on the stem. Nice touch.

    Let me know if you want me to come over and help you install that extra set of bike hangers in the rafters of your garage. You’re going to need some place “permanent” for that thing to live.

    We need to do a HIP / VIP here in the SoCal?
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    Man Fo....You are one sick moFo.......good on you

    Let me guess.....geared rigid 29er?????? or 650 El Bastardo?????
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    The MoFo needs a gravity dropper

    When can we expect to see El Bastardo added to your lineup?
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    Oh man, the stable is looking sick... and because you never ride, they always look so new.

    but the TerreMo"Fo" part is so ghey

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    yo T, you might want to watch the spelling there.... you don't want what Fo's got

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    I would call it expensive weekend...

    I like your taste... they are beautiful.

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    That thar is a nice stable o' bikes.

    Especially the El Rey. Perfect except for the rather pedestrian (for you) cranks. Nothing wrong with them, and I have at least one set on my SS. Just don't match the wow factor of the rest of the bikes.

    All your bikes need gravity droppers

    I can hear you about the weather. I apparently only ride rigid SS anymore since it is the only thing that survives the mud.
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    Fo, how do like the El Terre compared to the RFX it replaced? I ride an 06' RFX and pretty satisfied with it as my one, do all bike, but lI'm liking the geo' of the El Terre a little better on paper, just wandering how the ride differs from an RFX.

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    Proof positive that people should not drop acid before coming up with a build scheme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    The MoFo needs a gravity dropper

    When can we expect to see El Bastardo added to your lineup?
    Dont be silly....i will be buying no more bikes this month

    As for the Gravity Diaper, good idea....that will get me back up above 35 for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    Man Fo....You are one sick moFo.......good on you

    Let me guess.....geared rigid 29er?????? or 650 El Bastardo?????
    close.....the replacement of the GT (which is fully rigid) will indeed be a fully rigid bike, but a single speed. Nothing exotic but a bike from one of my other favorite companies (On One). Not a favorite in the same way Ventana IS my favorite, but I think the owner is a cool dude and their value is outstanding and the listen to customers
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    Quote Originally Posted by nintense
    I like your taste... they are beautiful.
    Thanks Nir.....appreciate the kind words. Now if I could only ride HALF as good as you I would be worthy of the bikes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    That thar is a nice stable o' bikes.

    Especially the El Rey. Perfect except for the rather pedestrian (for you) cranks. Nothing wrong with them, and I have at least one set on my SS. Just don't match the wow factor of the rest of the bikes.

    All your bikes need gravity droppers

    I can hear you about the weather. I apparently only ride rigid SS anymore since it is the only thing that survives the mud.
    yeah.....while "pedestrian" they work fine and in fact, the Hones are nothing exotic but darn if they dont work well. i dont see replacing the cranks to be honest....but we will see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta
    Fo, how do like the El Terre compared to the RFX it replaced?
    I will tell you in the fall when I actually get around to riding it though it sure feels good to be TURNER FREE!!! No longer do I have anything in common with the likes of douchebagz aquaholic, rroeder, renegade, to name a few.......the only Homer I can tolerate is Jerk_Chicken

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    Those are some sick bikes are you in a race with Aaron? So what is the new bike?

    Oh please, the boy is still a crooked number behind me.
    We'll just ignore that the average age of my frames is 4 years old!

    Fo, Saweet build out! But I don't know if I should be proud or scared that we run the same brakes, same bash guard and shifters! Great minds think alike or have I gone FoGhey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    I will tell you in the fall when I actually get around to riding it though it sure feels good to be TURNER FREE!!! No longer do I have anything in common with the likes of douchebagz aquaholic, rroeder, renegade, to name a few.......the only Homer I can tolerate is Jerk_Chicken
    Awe come on, you love the dungeons & dragons underworld stuff

    Very nice ride, but the bike is inferior without a CCDB...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    Oh please, the boy is still a crooked number behind me.
    We'll just ignore that the average age of my frames is 4 years old!

    Fo, Saweet build out! But I don't know if I should be proud or scared that we run the same brakes, same bash guard and shifters! Great minds think alike or have I gone FoGhey?

    AAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
    To my knowledge, you and Fo had the same dealer pushing that goodness. I just want to know who sold him those ghey carbon bars and Ti seat post......they stand out like big zit....totally out of place. Actually, if I remember Fo was talking some time back the gheyness of carbon bars.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty D
    Awe come on, you love the dungeons & dragons underworld stuff

    Very nice ride, but the bike is inferior without a CCDB...

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    haha...CCDBs are far too homer approved nowadays...

    I have a felling this shock will be more than enough. It can run REAL low PSI without fear of bottoming out (El Beastro help me out here.....i am just going by what you told me)

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    wow......damn Fo...for a ghey non-riding roadie...that stable is looking awesome....

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    Hot sticky buns...

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    but, gawdamn the bars are high with risers and the AM stem

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    Turned out better than I would have thought with the red.

    That picture of all 3 next to each other makes me jealous...you suck.

    Great builds...now you just have to find a way to make them dirty that doesn't include dust.

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    Fo,you da man.

    How's does it compare to the RFFlex? HUH, how's freedom compared to 3 to 5 in state prison. Much like prison the RFFlex blows.No GD seatpost those things are SOOOOO GHEY!!(ask any Homer)Truth be told that thing would just be to sick for words with a CCDB(Sorry)And trust me the CCDB was WAY cool before those loser's on Turner's put their seal of approval on it,so don't let those clowns keep you from getting one.As much as I wish you were on a Nicolai or a Knolly you sure have made the Ventana boys VERY proud (and for very good reason) Ventana has it all over Turner,always has, always will.Very,Very,nice stable Foshiz,but than I don't need to tell you that. CF...

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    CF- you can stop trying to blow Fo now, thanks! I have owned both Turners and Ventanas and they are pretty damn close with their own geometry and pivot differences that people prefer. Quit being such a jacka$$ all the time.

    Nice stable Fo...even the Beastro-defiled ones are looking good. I'm starting to keep an eye on that El Bastardo but have to wait for the geometry #s to be published. If it is close to the Ciclon but a slight bit more nimble, I'll seriously consider getting one this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    I forgot you owned those awesome copper I9s. I'm jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    CF- you can stop trying to blow Fo now, thanks! I have owned both Turners and Ventanas and they are pretty damn close with their own geometry and pivot differences that people prefer. Quit being such a jacka$$ all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burner

    yo T, you might want to watch the spelling there

    Thanks Burn... Yea, super bad typo there... I'm feeling so cr@ppy this weekend, have that nasty cold / flu thing that the whole country seems to have. That's one of the reasons I didn't get to check out Fo's new ride(s) pre-build.

    Again, sorry to all the "Homers" (spelling double checked on that word!), but we should get some sort of HIP/VIP ride to happen here in the "SoCal". That would be a blast.

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    Dayum Fo! That's a mighty pretty stable of bike ya got there. Someday, when the dirt dries out around here (Could be April at this rate) you'll have to bring those things up this way.

    Good job, and thanks for helping me realize I'm not the biggest MTBR bling-weenie in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties (though I'm really trying hard to catch up).

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    That's one bad MoFo of a stable for sure, no doubt the TerreMoFo kicks the RFleX's arse!

    I would recommend a seatpost change on the El GheyRey tho, and my Sultan weighs UNDER 29lbs biznitch, with thru axle and a real man's seatpost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
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    but, gawdamn the bars are high with risers and the AM stem
    perhaps by some folks standards.....it IS an AM bike and I like bikes tall up front, its just a preference. So long as there are not tons of spacers (which I dont have) I like the look and feel. besides, I couldnt get a black and white zero rise stem

    honestly though, geo etc. is SO overworried about......my ventana 29er single speed is also WAY taller than 99% of 29er riders' rigs are up front....its how i like it foo

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSutton1223
    Turned out better than I would have thought with the red.
    thanks man....yeah, i was worried about that too. getting rid of a red headset and seatpost clamp was enough for it to end up looking good, ghey, but good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    CF- you can stop trying to blow Fo now, thanks! I have owned both Turners and Ventanas and they are pretty damn close with their own geometry and pivot differences that people prefer. Quit being such a jacka$$ all the time.

    Nice stable Fo...even the Beastro-defiled ones are looking good. I'm starting to keep an eye on that El Bastardo but have to wait for the geometry #s to be published. If it is close to the Ciclon but a slight bit more nimble, I'll seriously consider getting one this year.
    Fred has a right to an opinion just like everybody else and for some reason gets called out on it more often than others . His opinion is voiced far less than most Homers' opinions about how much OTHER bikes suck in comparison, not even close. And c'mon, why not call out all the idiot 29er zealots who TRULY are annoying about their incessant blasting of "kiddie wheels" any chance they get...gimme a break. Its the internet so who friggin cares anyway about people trying to rile other people up.

    There are lots of bikes that are probably equal or close to equal by varying algorithms but owning a Ventana is WAY better than owning a Turner for me so i disagree, for many reasons.

    As for the El Bastardo, I am waiting for El Beastro to order one so I can buy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Dayum Fo! That's a mighty pretty stable of bike ya got there. Someday, when the dirt dries out around here (Could be April at this rate) you'll have to bring those things up this way.

    Good job, and thanks for helping me realize I'm not the biggest MTBR bling-weenie in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties (though I'm really trying hard to catch up).
    haha, nothing like a little friendly competition Yeah, April sounds good....I am swamped at work till mid March then go to Hawaii for 2 weeks but when i get back its on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    That's one bad MoFo of a stable for sure, no doubt the TerreMoFo kicks the RFleX's arse!

    I would recommend a seatpost change on the El GheyRey tho, and my Sultan weighs UNDER 29lbs biznitch, with thru axle and a real man's seatpost!
    Thanks Dick

    As for the post, LOL, I actually love it (even though who knows where the hell that thing has been when El Beastro owned it). It sets me up in the perfect position. I did just order a new bike Thursday and it turns out it too uses a 27.2 post so i may move it to that bike to match the Ti bars that will go on it, and replace with a Thomson setback so everybody stops their b!tchin about it

    As for your Sultan, sick bike, for a Dick anyway. As for your ghey fork, what does 20mm have to do with it? That adds almost no relative weight...I am not a phat ass like you so the 9mm axle up front it plenty , seriously.

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    Brah, a dam fine stable of triplets, with one stiff one to come....

    Looking good, its going to be even more difficult to stand Aqua and I up now, especially with the TerreMoFo, that puppy needs to come play with the Huffy and the Nicolai...

    Very nice indeed............... Enjoy
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    Honestly, I'm sick of breaking out the tools to take the front wheel off for transport, maybe I need to get a diff rack but I hate the upright racks on top of the veh.

    If RS doesn't come out with something w/Maxle that will work on the Sultan, I will probably try the Fox 120 and convert to the DT QR system, I do like the 20mm axle tho for my mad skillz on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Brah, a dam fine stable of triplets, with one stiff one to come....

    Looking good, its going to be even more difficult to stand Aqua and I up now, especially with the TerreMoFo, that puppy needs to come play with the Huffy and the Nicolai...

    Very nice indeed............... Enjoy
    no doubt dawg...by the way, when are we gonna be neighbors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Honestly, I'm sick of breaking out the tools to take the front wheel off for transport, maybe I need to get a diff rack but I hate the upright racks on top of the veh.

    If RS doesn't come out with something w/Maxle that will work on the Sultan, I will probably try the Fox 120 and convert to the DT QR system, I do like the 20mm axle tho for my mad skillz on the bike.
    i hear yuh....I have a Transport rack on the hitch so no fussing with wheels ever, except for the rare flat tire.

    as for the Fox with DT 9mm, if its good enough for El Beastro, who does have madd skillz and who is not built like a 12-year old girl like me, its gonna be good enough for most folks I suspect.

    as for you madd skillz, dont pretend you are Renegade you friggin poseur!

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    Fo, you hardly ride so I'll give you a free pass on that one. Your preferences are from an aesthetic perspective, preferably white powdercoat

    All Freddie does is bash Turners like a clown- probably because he got one hell of a reaming on that forum a couple of times. I can respect his opinion but not if all he spouts are emotional and hateful tirades all the time. It does nothing to alienate riders from Turners. If anything it alienates riders from his opinions and what he rides. I like Ventanas and Turners, having owned two of each. I prefer the stiffness and aesthetic quality of the Ventanas but I also have a slight preference for the geometry and suspension characteristics of the Turners I have owned. FWIW, I have not owned them all- just a X-5, Saltamontes, Flux, and Spot. I'm evidently not gnar-worthy as the Fo-Fred combo.

    I don't like a couple of bikes at all but you don't see me going around bashing them every chance I get.
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    I blame this hostility and unrest on Fo. See what you have done Fo? Are you satisfied now?


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    PS After sleeping on it, I decided to give your TerremoFo another look this morning.

    Nope...that thing still makes me want to poke my eyes out.
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    Well I blame it all on Mike and Specialized.........
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    jealousy is ugly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Fo, you hardly ride so I'll give you a free pass on that one. Your preferences are from an aesthetic perspective, preferably white powdercoat
    Feel free to pretend e-riding translates to anything on the trail...

    as for my preference, everybody has a bias and my bias clearly is tied to what defines "the company" as a whole, based on my definition, you define it the way you want. As such, there is NO comparison between Ventana and Turner, period. The only other company I am aware of that according to my algorithm that is in the same league is Knolly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    I'm evidently not gnar-worthy as the Fo-Fred combo.
    dont feel bad, nobody is
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    My e-riding will never be close to your e-riding. I see your secret- you ride alone in order to not bring shame on others. Very noble.....maybe when you come to Colorado, you can ride a bit slow so I don't get too humiliated. I'll also let Larry know so he can start riding a bit harder

    As far as the Turner-Ventana debate goes, I can't say anything bad about either. Of course, Ventana is smaller, entirely handmade, and made in-house. That gives them an edge in frame quality control over almost anybody. However, I love the way Turners ride and the way they go out of their way to treat people well. I think I'l be quite content with one of each and I hold both companies in high regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    My e-riding will never be close to your e-riding. I see your secret- you ride alone in order to not bring shame on others. Very noble.....maybe when you come to Colorado, you can ride a bit slow so I don't get too humiliated. I'll also let Larry know so he can start riding a bit harder

    As far as the Turner-Ventana debate goes, I can't say anything bad about either. Of course, Ventana is smaller, entirely handmade, and made in-house. That gives them an edge in frame quality control over almost anybody. However, I love the way Turners ride and the way they go out of their way to treat people well. I think I'l be quite content with one of each and I hold both companies in high regard.
    you missed the point...my e-riding implies I don't ride and couldnt make it up a fireroad if my life depended on it. think what you want....

    as for larry, squeaky and beastro for that matter, i wouldn't plan on keeping up with them in most cases but the VAST majority of riders, puuhhhleezze

    p.s. Turners suck so keep drinking the kool-aid all you want. There is nothing they do well except attract dufus owners like flys on sh1t.

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    I know Fo- I was just messing with you. I will start this season by walking up a fireroad or two before I can even ride a mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    I know Fo- I was just messing with you. I will start this season by walking up a fireroad or two before I can even ride a mile.
    having said that, i am "trying" to plan a trip to CO this summer to I can give El Beastiality a hug in person for being dumb enough to get ride of 2 psick rides!

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    That would be a blast. Between Larry, Beast, Squeaky (I know, you hate him to) and me, we could show you some fantastic trails. As mean as we are, we treat guests very well. Well, except for Beastro- he tries to sell them stuff all the time. Oh wait, he took care of that with you already so you should be fine.

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