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  1. #1
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    Looking to pick up a used El Comandante Ultimate

    How do they ride? For comparison, I've owned in the past, a 2006 GF Rig, 2008 Vassago Jabberwocky, and now a 2011 Canfield Nimble 9... Wanting to get back to a more "normal" 29r SS...

    I'm currently at 220 (and falling)...

    This would be a 2012 frame in flat black... The price is too good to pass up...

    Thanks for your input...

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    I love mine! The sliders have been totally trouble free and it rides great. I've had it for 2 years and have been real happy with my choice. I rode a Rig some time ago and didn't love it. Plus the bottom bracket creaked. If it's a deal....go for it. I do regret going with a 9 speed rear wheel instead of a King SS specific hub.

    Good luck

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    Re: Looking to pick up a used El Comandante Ultimate

    I think it's a good deal... He's asking $540... It looks new, he claims only a few hundred miles...

    I'll be running a Hope Pro II SS hub out back...

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    I have a Padrino and a first generation Nimble9 and a Yelli Screamy. I'm a huge Ventana fan, but I couldn't imagine getting rid of the N9 or the YS for the Padrino. The Padrino does ride nice, but the YS and N9 are just so much more playful.

    My N9 is a SS built with a rigid fork, the YS is a 1x9 built with a 120mm suspension fork and the Padrino is 2x9 built with a 100mm suspension fork.

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