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    Terremoto?

    just checked the Ventana website for the latest. looks like the upcoming Terremoto aint upcoming. has it in fact been dropped? Ciclistagonzo???, anybody?
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    since now - it is a myth...

    With Turner and Ventana jumping on the 650B train there is no chance for a Terremoto or let's say a RFX...onfortunatley....

    But even some car brands committet that fault, like Toyota kicked the Corolla...

    My Terremoto will be on of the last produced:-)

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    you're probably right. since i'm pretty darn happy w/ mine, i'm not too bummed, but i would like to see what Sherwood would come up w/ now for a new version. oh well.
    it'll be interesting to see how all the wheel size/combos will morphout in the next few years. interesing times
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    In the mean time you're more likely to find me 10 or so doors up the hall.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Kind of a shame if it never goes forward. Given the way the '12 ciclon rides, the new 'moto could be a viciously soul stomping death machine.

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    Maybe there is still hope...The page still exists on the Ventana site, but with no specs.

    El Terremoto

    I don't know what the new Terremoto was going to be but it seems like the Zues, compared to the old Terremoto easily fills the empty space left behind. If you don't like the 650b wheels the geometry on the new El Ciclon seems to be as good as the old Terremoto but with an inch less travel. I think I've even read that a 160mm fork is ok on the new Ciclon too.
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    I was imagining that since the Ciclon stepped it up so much for '12, the 'moto would get bumped up into (or beyond) Bruja territory--heavier-gauge tubing, 180mm-fork compatible, 170mm or so of travel out back. Basically, a super-stout, low-slung, angry frame for big lines.

    Vapormoto--bummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Maybe there is still hope...The page still exists on the Ventana site, but with no specs.

    El Terremoto

    I don't know what the new Terremoto was going to be but it seems like the Zues, compared to the old Terremoto easily fills the empty space left behind. If you don't like the 650b wheels the geometry on the new El Ciclon seems to be as good as the old Terremoto but with an inch less travel. I think I've even read that a 160mm fork is ok on the new Ciclon too.
    I have a El Ciclon with a Van 36 at 160mm travel. Note that's it's built around a 535 AtoC with 67 degree HA (originally a Float 36 reduced to 150mm), but it's got a Van 36 which is 545mm AtoC, changing the HA to 66.5 and raising the BB height only a few mm.

    I have been riding this 1.5 years now. l absolutely LOVE this bike (had my share of other Ventanas) but I definitely LOOOOVE this setup. Mine's a heavier build that most would do (full coil with CCDB), but I'm currently lowering the weight on the bike bit by bit because there's no reason I should be pedaling around a 35 lb bike (it's down to 34 lbs after chainguide came off, a shorter stem, and lighter cranks) now that I have my Cuervo bike being rebuilt.

    Curious: can you run the Zeus with 26" wheels or does that not recommended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    Curious: can you run the Zeus with 26" wheels or does that not recommended?
    12.8 BB if you run 26" (2.4) tires on Zeus, that would be pretty low in any tech sections.
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    talked w/ Teresa today & it's been decided that the future Terremoto has no future. the Zeus is taking it's place. w/ the big change in geometry going on, the Zeus is the only frame in the Ventana lineup that thrills me, but as happy as i am w/ my '10 Terremoto, i'm in no hurry to drop $3500 to get into the 27.5. but, i'll definately be paying close attention to what's going on w/ the mid wheel size thang for sure
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    What a bummer. Terremoto is a sweet ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgm View Post
    What a bummer. Terremoto is a sweet ride.
    Ohhh, makes me like mine even more! Only thing I'd change, if I could, on mine, would be the 27.2 seat tube / seat post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt View Post
    Ohhh, makes me like mine even more! Only thing I'd change, if I could, on mine, would be the 27.2 seat tube / seat post.
    If I recall you haven't done the factory refurb yet... so give 'em a call.
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    I was waiting on the new TM for a year. I'll be moving away from Ventana unfortunately.....gonna go with the carbon Nomad.

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