Replacing my Ventana El Comandante-
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    Replacing my Ventana El Comandante

    I'm looking to replace my 2005 Ventana with a new 29" SS. I'm looking for longer fork compatibility, slacker HA, shorter chainstays, and Boost compatibility. I'm looking closely at the Canfield Nimble 9 Boost. It's just a touch slacker than I'd like with a 140 mm fork and has a slightly lower BB than I'd like with 120 mm but it's close enough that I could be very happy.

    Any other ideas to consider? I've thought about full custom steel with a lighter tubeset than the Canfield's 4130 CrMo. I've also considered calling Ventana to talk about a semi-custom El Com. The Spot Rocker looks pretty nice too. Any carbon options?

    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    I'm pretty sure most of the forks you'd want for the Nimble 9 can be set to 130mm which would be in your sweet spot. A friend of mine has an older Nimble 9 and loves it. I can't imagine it wouldn't be everything you're looking for.

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