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Hi, I'm Joan from Spain, and I'll receive next week a Ventana Terremoto with a RP23 shock and 6,35" rear travel.. It's not my first ventana, I own a Pantera, my usual bike.

I would use allmost of pieces of my Giant reign 2006:

Fork: Magura Wotan
Shock: RP23 (origin)
Wheels: 819 with DT Comp., HR Supertacky 2.35 front and 2 ply 60A. rear.
Handlebar/stem: Easton DH carbon, ODi yeti grips and Syntace superforce 75 mm.
Brakes: Juicy Seven 200/180
Drivetrain: LX with 24/34 Q-Rings, E-13 bashguard and Blackspire Stinger chainguide (actually BB mount)
Actually XTR shadow long cage with XT shifters (probably X9 middle cage with X9 shifters).

Seatpost: gravity dropper 4" classic (actually maverick at my reign)
Seat: Specialized Rival SL
Pedals: Time Z Freeride / Wellgo magnesium non SPD.

Any suggest? I'm not sure about shock, but Spanish importer said I must test it.I'm used to air in my Reign (manitou 3way or Fox RP2 200x57 for 170 mm.) but at my Pantera i use both Fox Float or an old Romic Coil (one of the best shocks I have ever).
 

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great value man!
i´m waiting your photos.
i was thinking about this deal several weeks, but i´m not sure at all.

xao!
 

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Specs and first impressions

frame: Ventana El Terremoto 6.35 Super Dust: 3470 grs. Size M (17,4)
Dirección: Chris King
Fork: Magura Wotan
Shock: Fox RP23 Boost Valve (stock)
Brakes: Avid Juicy Seven 203/185
Seatpost: Gravity Dropper 4" multi.
Drivetrain: Bielas LX, shifter XT,XT and XTR Shadow
Handlebar: EASTON Monkey Lite DH 711 mm
Stem: Syntace Superforce 70 mm.
Grips: ODI Yeti Lock-On
Pedals: Wellgo Magnesium platform
protect E13 and chainguide Blackspire Stinger ISCG05
Wheels Hope+819+DT Competition+ prolock nipples
Tyres: Maxxis HR supertacky 2 ply tubelizada and Maxxpro 2,35 LUST .
Saddle: Specialized Rival SL 143

Total weight: 15,300.

Yesterday, I made an usual Sunday's ride: 30 kms., 1000 mts. total climbing, searching high difficult trails near home. The Terremoto surprised me with a inmediate feeling of "being at home", with a fantastic geometry and good balance between Wotan and RP23. The bike gave me an absolut confidence. ¿Incredible!Not climbs like mi Reign, but with firm propedal it's not a problem.

I think I'll enjoy my Terremoto a lot of years!
 

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super sweet t'moto! you gotta love that thing! i've got mine since three weeks or so, and i can only guess how capable that thing is because everything is still covered in snow, but hey - i'm sure it can take a big abuse ;)
 

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Don't mean to hijack, but I'm building a Terremoto for my wife right now. I got a seat QR for it, but I notice that the QR contacts the frame near the end of the travel. I think this would only be a problem on the small frames. Has anyone else run into this problem? I found a Gravity Dropper in the basement, so I can use that and eliminate the problem entirely, but it kind of sucks that the QR [Chromag] hits the frame.
 

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pinkrobe said:
Don't mean to hijack, but I'm building a Terremoto for my wife right now. I got a seat QR for it, but I notice that the QR contacts the frame near the end of the travel. I think this would only be a problem on the small frames. Has anyone else run into this problem? I found a Gravity Dropper in the basement, so I can use that and eliminate the problem entirely, but it kind of sucks that the QR [Chromag] hits the frame.
I don't know how matches this piece in small size. Mine is a medium and I use the stock seat clamp because I use a GD. The widht of the frame upper lever is 39 mm., so the seat clamp must be smaller.
 

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pinkrobe said:
Don't mean to hijack, but I'm building a Terremoto for my wife right now. I got a seat QR for it, but I notice that the QR contacts the frame near the end of the travel. I think this would only be a problem on the small frames. Has anyone else run into this problem? I found a Gravity Dropper in the basement, so I can use that and eliminate the problem entirely, but it kind of sucks that the QR [Chromag] hits the frame.
Unfortunately pinkrobe, on the small Terremoto, the brakestay yoke just barely clears the stock clamp at the tail end of travel and there is no QR clamp that I know of that will work.
 

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sherwood said:
Unfortunately pinkrobe, on the small Terremoto, the brakestay yoke just barely clears the stock clamp at the tail end of travel and there is no QR clamp that I know of that will work.
Okay, that's good to know. I'll put the stock clamp back on and get the GD working. Thanks!

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CharacterZero said:
Is that an issue with both the older 150mm and new 160mm rockers?
On the smallest frames we always set the bottom of the seat clamp to just clear the brakestay yoke ears as it swings by. And sometimes we even make a slight modification to the yoke ears to gain clearance which would be the case if you have a small frame and wish to increase from 150mm to 160mm rockers. The reason it is harder to clear a QR clamp is that it is wider with a flat profile on the bottom and straight up shortening the ears of the yoke is not possible while chamferring the inside edges is (so a clamp having a rounded profile on the bottom, like the DKG clamp we use, and putting the bolt to the front works.) On some rare occasions a clamp with the QR to the front will clear as well, but it is hit or miss.
 

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sherwood said:
On the smallest frames we always set the bottom of the seat clamp to just clear the brakestay yoke ears as it swings by. And sometimes we even make a slight modification to the yoke ears to gain clearance which would be the case if you have a small frame and wish to increase from 150mm to 160mm rockers. The reason it is harder to clear a QR clamp is that it is wider with a flat profile on the bottom and straight up shortening the ears of the yoke is not possible while chamferring the inside edges is (so a clamp having a rounded profile on the bottom, like the DKG clamp we use, and putting the bolt to the front works.) On some rare occasions a clamp with the QR to the front will clear as well, but it is hit or miss.
Ah, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification...

p.s: (thanks for making my KICK ASS Terremoto as well, I am loving it more than ever!)
 

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Tested and finished!

Two pictures of my Terremoto, "upgraded" with a lighter Ring Guard, and with a Saint (medium cage) instead of origin XTR Shadow long cage.

I feel really confident riding my T'moto.
 

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