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    Ventana Fatbike?

    Think about it. Wouldn't it be sweet?

    Do you think it could happen?

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    Ventana Fatbike?

    I would rather see Sherwood design a "short and slack" 29er hard tail like the Canfield Yelli Screamy, Kona Honzo, etc.

    But what do I know? I live in a place where it never snows.

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    So does sherwood, I guess. (There's no snow in Norcal, i assume.) Fatbikes work on the beach too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    So does sherwood, I guess. (There's no snow in Norcal, i assume.) Fatbikes work on the beach too.
    Well, NorCal is a pretty big place, but here in the Sac Valley, no we don't get snow, we do have some beaches. Would you ever see a production model? Highly doubt it, BUT....Ventana was way ahead of the curve per the usual...

    From the early 90's I think....
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    Thanks. Shows what I know. Geography wasn't my strongest subject.

    Ah, Hanebrink. That's been a while.

    Edit: "Sierra Nevada". D'oh!
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    El Gordo ™
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    I've thought about asking for a fat bike, but I already ask them to many stupid questions.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    I would rather see Sherwood design a "short and slack" 29er hard tail like the Canfield Yelli Screamy, Kona Honzo, etc.
    You can get one of those anytime with the semi custom build.

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    Digging up the dead I know but I'd like to see a short travel (fuego) fat bike. I wonder if the old Action tech fork with fat blades would work well in this aplication?

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    El Bastardo Gordo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    Think about it. Wouldn't it be sweet?

    Do you think it could happen?
    It has happened!

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    El Gordo

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    Fatty....done ventana style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
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    Fatty....done ventana style.
    schwing!! nice job that thing looks awesome! just ordered a med. in matte raw, so excited about this one. what size is that frame? any ride report?
    coastin' along

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    rotten, this is a size large....i finished the build last night and so far just the typical shakedown, feel good ride around the dirt and mud out front of the shop. And of course the ride home. But i've been on enough fatties to know that ventana did a pretty darn good job on their first FATBike attempt. I think you're going to be very stoked on your new ride.....did you go 170 or 190 rear ?

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    ^nice! I went with the 190 because it's built around a 483 A/C fork, that and those super short chain stays. geo say to me that it's gonna be a ripper and with the ability to run 29+ with a squish fork... oh my this might be the one!
    oh and keep posting pics of your ride, that thing is sexy!
    coastin' along

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    now add full suss

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    I came across this over on the fat bike forum...

    Fat-bike.com new product spotlight

    What I find most interesting is the "Raw" option. I wonder if this carries over to the whole product line?
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Awesome bike!
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    Another El Gordo

    A few pics of my El Gordo on its first snow ride. Matte raw finish with matching Salsa Beargrease fork. It's a 170mm rear spacing and 468mm A/C so I could transfer all components from a Mukluk. Stiff, solid and feels like it can pedal through anything, or almost anything...

    If anybody wonders about the drivetrain, it's a 2x9 with mixed components (X-9 RD, XT FD, X-0 gripshifters, RaceFace Turbine 24x36, full PG990 cassette 11-34) and it works perfect with a 26x4.0 tire (45NRTH Escalator) on a rolling darryl at the rear. Would need to drop some cogs to fit a larger tire.

    A lot of fun coming up!!!
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    That looks really nice. IMO, Ventana nailed it with the El Gordo.

    Is this actually raw aluminum? Or a powder coat?
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    This raw aluminum with a matte clear coat. Looks quite unique...

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    Anyone ride their Gordo on single track yet? How will it work with the Bluto?

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