Ventana 2014 El Chucho 69er Mountain Bike

Ventana 2014 El Chucho 69er Mountain Bike
$2,495.00 - $10,658.00
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Can’t decide between 29 inch and 26 inch wheels? No worries! Get both with Ventana’s 69er, El Chucho, our all mountain attack dog.

The stable handling and big-bump rolling performance of a 29 inch front wheel coupled with the quick acceleration, gearing, and suspension travel afforded by a 26 inch rear wheel, make this 69er the perfect combination for the ultimate trail bike. El Chucho gets a generous dose of Ventana lateral stiffness and features their super low-compression ratio rockers, with 5.5 inches of progressive rear suspension travel to yield a confidence inspiring and versatile package.

Where quick accelerations and cornering are at a premium, a 100mm fork unleashes El Chucho’s fast single-track lineage with aplomb, and a 120mm fork transforms Chucho into a rock hound with a rabid nose for the rough stuff.

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, 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
  • 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 dropouts-standard 10mm slotted with replaceable derailleur hanger
  • 3-D contour rockers increase lateral stiffness and reduce weight
  • Adjustable 140mm/150mm F3P dual position rear suspension travel
  • Full-housing internal cable routing
  • Fox Float CTD Boost Valve XV 7.875" x 2.25" air shock
  • 120mm fork compatibility
  • Fits 34.9mm high-clamp, bottom swing front derailleur
  • Stock colors: Super Dust & Grinch Green

El Chucho's Geometry Illustration

140mm-150mm - English

Frame SizeSeat TubeTop TubeHead TubeWheel BaseStandoverHead AngleSeat AngleReachStack
15" 16.13" 22.93" 4.38" 42.94" 30.55" 69.0º 72.0º 15.88" 23.19"
17" 17.50" 23.73" 5.13" 43.78" 30.89" 69.0º 72.0º 16.45" 23.73"
19" 19.50" 24.63" 5.88" 44.72" 31.29" 69.0º 72.0º 17.13" 24.64"
21" 21.50" 25.53" 6.63" 45.66" 31.97" 69.0º 72.0º 17.81" 25.35"
23" 23.50" 26.43" 7.13" 46.59" 32.85" 69.0º 72.0º 18.56" 25.85"
25" 25.50" 27.34" 7.88" 47.53" 33.18" 69.0º 72.0º 19.24" 26.56"
All Sizes: BB Height: 13.37", BB Drop: N/A, Chainstay: 16.70", Fork Offset: 44mm, Fork Length: 521mm

140mm-150mm - Metric

Frame SizeSeat TubeTop TubeHead TubeWheel BaseStandoverHead AngleSeat AngleReachStack
15" 410mm 582mm 111mm 1091mm 776mm 69.0º 72.0º 403mm 589mm
17" 445mm 603mm 130mm 1112mm 785mm 69.0º 72.0º 418mm 603mm
19" 495mm 626mm 149mm 1136mm 795mm 69.0º 72.0º 435mm 626mm
21" 546mm 648mm 168mm 1160mm 812mm 69.0º 72.0º 452mm 644mm
23" 597mm 671mm 181mm 1183mm 834mm 69.0º 72.0º 471mm 657mm
25" 648mm 694mm 200mm 1207mm 843mm 69.0º 72.0º 489mm 675mm
All Sizes: BB Height: 340mm, BB Drop: N/A, Chainstay: 424mm, Fork Offset: 44mm, Fork Length: 521mm

Super Dust

Grinch Green