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    Ventana Alpino....

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    No worries. You're forgetting about this:

    SOC13: Chris King PressFit BB?s Finally Shipping, Purple Returns & Lefty Front Hubs! - Bike Rumor

    What's not to like, now that Chris King is on board?

    I plan to give CK a try. The other two PF30 I have tried do the job but are not running all that smoothly after very few miles. I live in a fairly dry area and BB wear is usually a non-issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    So external cables are an "Alpino exclusive"? Or will we see them popping up on other models in the future?
    Salt has 'em too. Appears to be more where on the weight scale the frame falls on.
    -Aaron G.

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    Makes sense. At least if the Ventanas have tubing for routing the cables throught the frame. They probably weigh a few grams. It usually doesn't take much weight to upset the XC crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
    sounds like i have a photo of my Alpino being sent my way, maybe today. Teresa thinks the shipment of Alpinos may be ready towards the end of next week.
    12 X 142 or 135 rear axle
    getting excited !
    Any news? Any pic of the complete frame?

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    i did receive that picture from teresa and then politely requested for the rear to be painted to match the front triangle, and 12 X 142 drop outs to be installed. Ventana builds and paints to order.....love these guys !

    i'll share a pic when the frame gets to the barn...should be soon.

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    they're shipping out in a week a completely new model that's not even mentioned on the website?!?
    breezy shade

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    I can't wait to get mine!
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    Well, if the man himself can't wait to get it, I'll be on that same list!

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    This is now my top prospect for "next bike." Really anxious to see photos and geometry numbers.

    I just looked at what I wrote and it probably sounds weird. How can it be my top prospect when I hardly know anything about it? Well, I've had it in my head since last year that a 650b bike with 5" travel would be my ideal do-it-all bike. Add my desire for US manufacturing and preference to buy a frame only, and the list gets real small, real quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    This is now my top prospect for "next bike." Really anxious to see photos and geometry numbers.

    I just looked at what I wrote and it probably sounds weird. How can it be my top prospect when I hardly know anything about it? Well, I've had it in my head since last year that a 650b bike with 5" travel would be my ideal do-it-all bike. Add my desire for US manufacturing and preference to buy a frame only, and the list gets real small, real quick!
    I don't think there is a short travel purpose built 650B on the market yet. If you want the geometry numbers just call Ventana HQ......numbers have been available for a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
    i'll share a pic when the frame gets to the barn...should be soon.

    Please do......riding season has finally arrived , hooray ! TIG.
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    Ventana Alpino....

    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    How can it be my top prospect when I hardly know anything about it?
    Cause it's a Ventana! How can you go wrong?

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    Alpino

    Here is my Alpino - Army Green / Flat Black

    Ventana Alpino....-vinces-alpino.jpg

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    Nice! Cable routing looks good too. This looks like what the El Salt has always wanted to be.

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    I'd like to know if these can be made without the PF30? Everyone seems excited about this. Can I ask an innocent question? Is the suspension design still totally relevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    I'd like to know if these can be made without the PF30? Everyone seems excited about this. Can I ask an innocent question? Is the suspension design still totally relevant?
    The suspension design is still completely relevant. Every suspension design has its benefits and drawbacks, so it just depends what you like.

    Call Ventana, and ask Sherwood. He'll let you know if it's possible or not. While I agree with you on the PF30, it wasn't worth the cost to deal with the change of it since there are adapters available for something like $25 or $30. It works fine for me for the past two years.

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    Waiting from Ventana to get back to me on the final process to order the Alpino.
    In the mean time, nowhere on Earth has the Chris King PF30 in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanchan View Post
    Waiting from Ventana to get back to me on the final process to order the Alpino.
    In the mean time, nowhere on Earth has the Chris King PF30 in stock.
    Call Teresa directly, she will order your frame on the spot. CK PF30 are shipping from Chris King, if you can find a LBS that can order it for you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    Can I ask an innocent question? Is the suspension design still totally relevant?
    Very relevant! Like Stripes said, every suspension design has its strong points. I rode a carbon nomad for 2 years and now own a HD 160 and a 2012 ciclon. To me the ciclon has better traction doing technical loose climbs, even though it has less travel. The rear staying active under pedal power gives it tractor like traction. The HD and the nomad both stiffen to much for me and made those same climbs harder. Both the carbon nomad and hd 160 feel close to hardtail stiff on climbs where the ciclon does bob a little, but it doesnt feel like it is any less efficent. At the end of a long ride I usually always feel less tired on my Ciclon vs the HD. I don't know how to explain it but ventanas suspension feel has something special! This is coming from a guy that has had many bikes and chages bikes yearly, I have always had a ventana for many years where other bikes have come and gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC822 View Post
    Call Teresa directly, she will order your frame on the spot. CK PF30 are shipping from Chris King, if you can find a LBS that can order it for you....
    Or order a frame and purchase a CK BB. That's what I did

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    By the way, is yours built yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC822 View Post
    By the way, is yours built yet?
    Looks like that's a no

    Ventana Alpino Frame Frame Only 650B 27 5 XL 21" | eBay
    No moss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC822 View Post
    By the way, is yours built yet?
    The site manager decided he didn't need any engineers so he laid off the entire manufacturing engineering department. Then add the stupidity of the EDD...........frame is now deemed a luxury thus has to go. I was hoping to get a job pretty fast so I could keep the frame but it looks like I will take a major hair cut.

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