Owning a Capitan...........I can agree on the stout frame anyway of course all three of my Ventanas have been stout frames ! I think in order to do this frame justice it deserves a 20mm thru axle fork and some nice strong and stiff wheels ( for us bigger peeps anyway ) !Internal14 said:At 6'5" I'd definitely sell you a El Capitan. Especially with the description of the type of riding you're looking to do. I set a Cap. up with the exact setup you're talking about for a guy in Tahoe and he ride the regular Tahoe trails every weekend and he's had zero issues in the past year with his bike. Says it made mountain biking FUN again for him, being on such a stout ride.
I really depends on the type of riding. If I were 240 with my type of riding.....I'd go PUSHED DHX Coil or Cane Creek DB. I weigh 200 with a RP23 (185-205 psi) on my Ciclon......I often knock the o-ring off the shock shaft......meaning a hard bottom out. I also here the PUSHED Vanilla RC works well on Ventana frames1971tch said:i weigh about 240, the shock options are vanilla r, rp23(+ 125), dhx 5 coil(+125), any suggestions?