Ventana El Comandante Ultimate 29er Hardtail

Ventana El Comandante Ultimate 29er Hardtail 

DESCRIPTION

El Comandante Ultimate is just that, the ultimate do-everything 29er hardtail featuring our legendary Ventana lateral stiffness, adjustable dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger, a full compliment of cablestops for gears, and geometry perfected for hammering the single track. And if you want to run it singlespeed only, or singlespeed with Gates Carbon Belt Drive, then so be it. It is the Ultimate and it can handle them all.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 03, 2013]
Bebay
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Ride. Design. Welds. Dropouts. Cost. Schedule. Sherwood. Teresa.

Weakness:

None.

I hadn't ridden an aluminum hardtail for years, but decided that if anyone could do it right, Sherwood could. He did. The first ride was convincing and I was stunned at the responsiveness of the bottom bracket under power. I haven't had a bike that translates power as efficiently as this one. Generally, I ride titanium frames because they provide more comfort with less weight. The Comandante feels like it's tuned to "sport" mode with a slightly less frame dampening, comparable weight and a lot more "go". Sherwood has done an excellent job optimizing this frame design - regardless of material.

The bike is set up as a SS (dropouts work great), with CK, Hive, Enve, Formula, etc. and Sherwood added a Zeus top tube. It's a 22" (XL?) and weighs just over 22#.

I've had a few frames/bikes built and worked with some great people with a passion for bikes. Sherwood and Teresa are at the top of this list.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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