Ventana El Fuego 2003 Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

-Legendary Ventana "Electric Sex" TIG welds
-Easton Elite 60 double-butted tubing
-Double seal, oversized cartridge bearings
-Optional quad sets for increased lateral stiffness and longer life
-Rebuildable 7075 anodized aluminum bearing axles at upper bearing pivot points
-10mm bearing axles at minor pivots
-15mm bearing axles at main and tower pivots
-Low compression ratio suspension geometry yields 3" rear travel using a 2" stroke Fox Float R Air shock
-High aspect ratio rocker for increased cornering stiffness
-Vertical dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger
-International Standard disc brake mount
-Internally butted head tube
-1-1/8" steerer tube
-Fits 34.9mm top pull front derailleur
-27.2mm seat post diameter
-73mm, internally butted, one piece, CNC machined BB shell and main pivot
-Custom geometry


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Coventry, RI

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2004

Strengths:    Suberb manufacturing and quality. Plush ride!

Weaknesses:    No way to mount V brakes.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is sweet. It gives such a smooth ride that you have confidence to turn it up even on rough XC trails. It's certianly not a down hill rig, but it wasn't built for that purpose. I used the seat stay brake mounts from my Amp to mount the V brakes. The bike weighs a little over 24 pounds. It's well balanced, climbs great and rides smooth.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1395.00

Purchased At:   Paquette's Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Amp B4

Bike Setup:   Full XTR drive train sans Race Face Cranks. Rock Shock Sid XC. Thompson post, Titec stem, Azonic bars,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil Dunn a Weekend Warrior from Richmond,VA

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2003

Strengths:    Very well made. Nice paint job. They use sealed bearings rather than bushings at the pivots. The frame can take a lot of punishment. The rear travel is plush but the bike maintains stiffness and control.

Weaknesses:    None found yet.

Bottom Line:   
Not a light bike, but it takes the roots and rocks of central VA without a problem. Well built, excellent customer service. A relible, bombproof bike made for adverse conditions.

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Favorite Trail:   Poor Farm

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Goodleys

Bike Setup:   XT with Louise discs. Inexpensive WTB wheels with WTB tires.

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El Fuego For Sale

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 »

'02 El Fuego - Bearing Upgrade?

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 »

El Fuego: why was it discontinued?

anyone know the reason behind their decision to phase out this frame?Read More »

El Fuego?

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 »

El Fuego on eBay

Looks like it is in the Bay Area. (not my bike, btw) [url]http://cgi.ebay.com/07-VENTANA-EL-FUEGO-XTR-970-COMPONENT-WITH-FOX-RP23_W0QQitemZ130207668814QQihZ003QQcategoryZ98083QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/url]Read More »

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