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    Ventana Alpino....

    Ventana is revealing the name of their new 120mm travel 650b frame on their Facebook page

    Alpino 120mm 650b Frame | Facebook

    Not much yet but it's coming

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    Yeah, I can hardly wait until I get mine.......now what color should I get, Army Green, Battleship Gray, or Air Force Blue ???????

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    Dang, I was hoping the Alpino was going to be a snow bike.

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    could not resist, order placed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life View Post
    Yeah, I can hardly wait until I get mine.......now what color should I get, Army Green, Battleship Gray, or Air Force Blue ???????
    Titanium?

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    Will that be your killer ride for the Butte 100....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC822 View Post
    Will that be your killer ride for the Butte 100....?
    I would get raw before Titanium. Speaking of titanium......just got a shipment of 6 huge pieces of 6-4 Titanium (10 inch diameter x 10" long)....$30K

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
    could not resist, order placed.
    instead of the Zeus?!?
    breezy shade

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post
    instead of the Zeus?!?
    JC has me figured out

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    WWWOOOAAAHAHAHAH, I can read your mind....

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    Based on what?

    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
    could not resist, order placed.
    Where did you get the information to know what you were ordering? A phone call, I'm guessing? Or was the name enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    Where did you get the information to know what you were ordering? A phone call, I'm guessing? Or was the name enough?
    It was more like a secret handshake

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    yep, just a quick phone call and conversation with teresa was enough to push me over the edge, a couple of my questions were shouted in Sherwoods direction and i felt comfortable enough with the answers to proceed. The timing was perfect as i was looking for a bike to build for a couple endurance races...Butte 100 and a 12 hour race in this case. Last year i did it on a Turner 5 Spot, the year before on a Flux, and before that a Titus Carbon FTM, and a Flux again......so in a nutshell, all of this is part experiment to see how the bikes we sell actually ride.

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    @nwmtb, May I ask how much and when will you get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doccoraje View Post
    @nwmtb, May I ask how much and when will you get it?
    i forgot to ask both of those questions when i placed the order .... whoops ! I'll call and bug them today ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
    i forgot to ask both of those questions when i placed the order .... whoops ! I'll call and bug them today ; )
    You're the man, no worries about price! could you also ask when will it be available for us mere mortals?

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    NWMTB, Any other details that you would like to share? Will the toptube be the less curvy variety like the Zeus, or more like the curvy El Rey variety?
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    alpino info

    Quote Originally Posted by doccoraje View Post
    You're the man, no worries about price! could you also ask when will it be available for us mere mortals?


    sounds like i have a photo of my Alpino being sent my way, maybe today. The bikes are very near shipment and waiting for some of the new external cable guides to come back from anodise. Teresa thinks the shipment of Alpinos may be ready towards the end of next week.


    retail price is $2195

    toptube will be like zues

    offered in two stock colors...carbon black and sky white, and as usual you can have frames painted in just about any custom color or cofiguration of colors.

    12 X 142 or 135 rear axle

    getting excited !

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    NWMTB, Any other details that you would like to share? Will the toptube be the less curvy variety like the Zeus, or more like the curvy El Rey variety?
    Check their FaceBook page it shows a picture of a 21" front triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    NWMTB, Any other details that you would like to share? Will the toptube be the less curvy variety like the Zeus, or more like the curvy El Rey variety?
    Looks like it has the dolphin hump. Knowing Sherwood there is some functional reason for the curved top tube design (is there more than one type?) but I don't know what it is. I'm not a big fan of the esthetics of that but I'm sure it will ride pretty good.

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    I'm short legged and heard rumors that a low standover top tube option will be offered. I called Ventana and talked the man himself who told me to look at the Ventana facebook page and look at the black ciclone for an example of the lower top tube; to me it's greatly elongated "S" shape looks much better than either of the ones mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
    the new external cable guides
    Is Sherwood ditching the internal routing?
    Wasn't thrilled about internal routing on my hydro brake line when I had to set it up, but now I kind of like it.

    I just wish they would ditch the PF30 BB shell and go back to threaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    Is Sherwood ditching the internal routing?
    Wasn't thrilled about internal routing on my hydro brake line when I had to set it up, but now I kind of like it.

    I just wish they would ditch the PF30 BB shell and go back to threaded.
    He did the external cable routing because the downtube is a smaller diameter and weight reduction..........this is what I was told. I was concerned with external routing but after talking with HQ, it should be just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post

    I just wish they would ditch the PF30 BB shell and go back to threaded.
    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?

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    Ventana Alpino....

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life View Post
    He did the external cable routing because the downtube is a smaller diameter and weight reduction..........this is what I was told. I was concerned with external routing but after talking with HQ, it should be just fine
    So external cables are an "Alpino exclusive"? Or will we see them popping up on other models in the future?

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