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    I'm looking for a new hardtail. I want something different. I recall Ventana from long ago and was wondering if anyone know much about them. I am also considering the Gunnar Rock Hound, Ellsworth Enlightment, and Salsa Moto Rapido. Any suggestions?
    Last edited by mikejo; 02-24-06 at 12:30 PM. Reason: Salsa? Gunnar? Ellsworth?

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    I have the Enlightenment and I love it. It is extremely fast and a great race bike. It is pretty light and it handles extremely quick. Mine hits the scales right around 20.75 pounds.

    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    I think my racing days are over. Therefore, I'm scared to get too light and expensive bike-- just to be thrashed when I come screaming down a mountain. My riding will be lmostley level, technical single track and then a couple times a month up 3000ft on logging roads and then down on single track. Thanks for comment and pic., it looks sweet!

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    In that case I would stay away from the Enlightenment. It is a great bike for it's intended purpose but in my opinion the bottom bracket is too low for every day technical riding.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Thank you very much. My brother said the same thing about his Gunnar Rock Hound. I love the technical stuff. I'm trying to pay attention to geometry for the frames I am looking at but everyone measures the same distance differently (what a surprise). What sort of measurements am I looking for for BB height or angle?

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