El Fuego, our no-nonsense, super light, modest travel, cross country racing frameset has been made even better for 2002. Due to our customer feedback, we have redesigned El Fuego to incorporate sealed bearings at all pivots, vertically slotted dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger, and an increase in travel to 3.0 inches. Of course, El Fuego still retains our legendary championship construction, "Electric Sex" welds, and luscious powder coat finish.
And with its titanium pivot option, it tips the scales on the light side of 5 pounds! We've also incorporated our new one-key, field serviceable, main pivot technology for trouble free operation and owner friendly serviceability.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: February 10, 2002
Strengths: Lightweight,Nimble and easy to ride. Not much getting used to. Jump on and go. Plush suspension makes for good handling climbing or descending. Oh yeah, they have a pretty decent selection of colors.
Weaknesses: The frame is not the least expensive on the market.
Great bike. The most fun I've had since they invented the wheel. This really is a good working bike. It's been really easy getting used to. I look forward to riding it every chance I get. It inspires confidence.
Bike Setup: King hubs and headset, Marzocchi superfly, Avid rim brakes, Mavic ceramic rims, Sram 9.0 shifters and ders,xt front der. Race Face crank,bb and low riser bars,Thomson post and flite saddle etc.
Hi, I'm selling my late 90's early 2000's El Fuego, 17.5in. This is a sweet ride, however I've gone ahead and gotten a 29er and now I need to make room in the garage. The frame is Electric moondust, full xtr set up, race face handle bar & stem, sid front fork, cane creek rear suspension, Mavic rim ... Read More »
I have a 2002 El Fuego, still holding up great.
Just had all my bushings (yes all) replaced. Cost about $70 which seems quite reasonable.
By the look of it, the main pivot should be upgradeable to bearing. I asked Ventena about this but they did not reply.
Any thoughts?Read More »
Hi. I'm currently racing an El Salt and riding the snot out of an El Toro. I was wondering what happened to the El Fuego. Are they still being made? I didn't see them on the Ventana website.Read More »
Looks like it is in the Bay Area. (not my bike, btw)
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