Ventana 2014 El Capitán 29er Mountain Bike

Ventana 2014 El Capitán 29er Mountain Bike
$2,495.00 - $10,508.00
01.3 - Rear Shock:
Fox Float CTD-Adj (7.875" x 2.25")
01.4 - Dropout:
142x12mm
Please select options

Details

El Capitán represents the culmination of years of Ventana’s full suspension design engineering applied to a fast rolling, big traction, high stability 29”er platform. 29” wheels excel in climbing traction and stability. Their large rotational inertia keeps them rolling where you point them and adds confidence and stability in the rough. And for taller riders, their high axle pivot center greatly reduces front wheel end-over tendencies.

So when we coupled those big-wheel attributes with our renowned suspension chassis, with efficient pedaling and unrivaled lateral stiffness, we created a 29”er that is an inspiration to ride. With 5” of plush rear wheel travel, oversized quad bearings, heavy-duty reinforced swingarm, x-braced top tube and Ventana’s renowned in-house manufacturing excellence, El Capitán is truly the big man in charge in the emergent FS 29”er category. This bike will blow your mind!

What do your build kits consist of?  Below is a chart of what each build kit consists of.  Each build kit includes all of the parts for the series from which you have chosen.  Example: If you choose a Shimano XT build kit, the entire drivetrain, including brakes, will be that of the XT series.  Please refer to the following chart.

Shimano Series 10 Speed Build Kits:  
- Crankset & Bottom Bracket
- Cassette
- Chain
- Front & Rear Derailleur
- Shifters
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  SRAM Series 10 Speed Build Kits:  
- Crankset & Bottom Bracket
- Cassette
- Chain
- Front & Rear Derailleur
- Shifters
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  SRAM Series 11 Speed Build Kits:  
- Crankset & Bottom Bracket
- Cassette
- Chain
- Rear Derailleur
- Shifter (Rear Only)
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes

What if I want specific component(s) that aren't listed as a choice?  Generally speaking, we have access to all components, even if not listed as a choice.  In order to make the build process less confusing for our customers, we've opted to list the most commonly requested components from our past customers.  If however there are any components which aren't listed that you'd like your bike built with, simply call us at 708-448-8260 or drop us an e-mail at mtb@rbikes.com, and someone will be able to help you with your request.

Can I mix & match items in my groupo?  In order to keep pricing as low as possible for our customers, all of our groupo's are purchased in bulk as "kits" (ex. XT 2x10, XTR 2x10, X.9 2x.10, ect...) from the manufacturer's.  If you wish to mix components from different series groupo's, we can do so; however you'll lose that bulk discount pricing, therefore if you're looking to simply replace a couple of components with lower grade items in order to save money, it'll generally cost you more to do so.  In the end however, if you ultimatly want a mixed groupo, we can absolutly accomidate your request, but ask that you please e-mail with a full list of components that you'd like to use.

Explain your wheelset choices? Richards Bicycles offers 2 wheelset choices.  The first being stock wheelsets, such as Mavic CrossMax SLR, Stan's Crest/Arch EX / Flow EX w/ Stan's 3.30 hubs, ect.....  If you're not interested in one of our stock wheelset options, you can "I don’t need a wheelset OR building custom below" and simply choose one of our custom wheelsets from below.  

If you want a stock wheelset that isn't listed, we ask that you please contact us.  If you want to customize your wheelset beyond the custom options that are listed, we ask that you either contact us or choose "No, I don’t need a custom wheelset" and then proceed to our custom wheelset builder page, where you'll be able to customize your wheelset choice with much more details. 

What is the build time?  Provided that the frame is available in the size that color that you're looking for, we can generally build your custom bike within 1-2 weeks.  If you'd like to check on frame availability, please contact us.

What is S&H?  S&H for frames is $50 and $100 for customers located in the lower 48 states.  Customers located in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or internationally should contact us to request a shipping quote.

Is there sales tax?  Richards Bicycles is only required to charge sales tax for IL customers.  If you live in any of the other 49 states, there will be no sales tax.  Furthermore, international customers will not pay sales tax through Richards Bicycles; however you may be charged importing duties / VAT charges upon receiving your frame / bike.  We do not keep a list of rates paid per country, as they change on a regular basis, so we ask that international customers please contact their local customs office to obtain a list of possible charges, as we will not have that information.

  • Tapered head tube (1-1/8" to 1.5") for InSet or Zero Stack headset (44mmx56mm)
  • 30.9mm seat post diameter
  • PF30 BB shell accommodates both BB30 and standard threaded BBs
  • Oversized 50mm down tube
  • Custom variable cross section, variable wall thickness, drawn, formed and shaped top tube
  • Asymmetric chain stays increase lateral stiffness and tire clearance and reduce weight
  • High-strength needle bearing main pivot with dual quad-ring seals and grease injection port
  • Dual set, quad sealed bearings at all other pivots
  • Replaceable 142x12mm thru axle dropouts with 5-star AR nut (for use with Shimano axle bolt)
  • 3D contour rockers increase lateral stiffness and reduce weight
  • 120mm/140mm adjustable F3P rear suspension travel
  • Internal cable routing, ISCG 05 tabs & adjustable dropper cable guides
  • Fox Float CTD Boost Valve XV 7.875" x 2.25" air shock
  • 140mm fork compatibility
  • Fits 34.9mm high-clamp, bottom swing front derailleur
  • Stock colors: Super Dust & Grinch Green

120mm

Frame SizeSeat TubeTop TubeHead TubeWheel BaseStandoverHead AngleSeat AngleReachStack
15" 16.13" 22.50" 4.38" 44.89" 30.14" 68.4º 73.8º 15.97" 23.67"
17" 17.50" 23.40" 4.38" 45.79" 30.38" 68.4º 73.8º 16.87" 23.67"
19" 19.50" 24.20" 5.13" 46.66" 30.98" 68.4º 73.8º 17.46" 24.36"
21" 21.50" 25.10" 5.88" 47.63" 31.82" 68.4º 73.8º 18.16" 25.06"
23" 23.50" 25.90" 6.63" 48.51" 32.95" 68.4º 73.8º 18.75" 25.76"
25" 25.50" 26.70" 7.13" 49.36" 33.28" 68.4º 73.8º 19.42" 26.22"

All sizes: BB height: 13.54", BB Drop: N/A, Chainstay: 17.81", Fork Offset: 44mm, Fork Length: 521mm

140mm

Frame SizeSeat TubeTop TubeHead TubeWheel BaseStandoverHead AngleSeat AngleReachStack
15" 16.13" 22.50" 4.38" 45.01" 30.45" 68.2º 73.6º 15.97" 23.67"
17" 17.50" 23.40" 4.38" 45.92" 30.69" 68.2º 73.6º 16.87" 23.67"
19" 19.50" 24.20" 5.13" 46.79" 31.29" 68.2º 73.6º 17.46" 24.36"
21" 21.50" 25.10" 5.88" 47.76" 32.13" 68.2º 73.6º 18.16" 25.06"
23" 23.50" 25.90" 6.63" 48.64" 33.26" 68.2º 73.6º 18.75" 25.76"
25" 25.50" 26.70" 7.13" 49.49" 33.59" 68.2º 73.6º 19.42" 26.22"

All sizes: BB height: 13.85", BB Drop: N/A, Chainstay: 17.81", Fork Offset: 44mm, Fork Length: 541mm

Super Dust

Grinch Green

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