Ventana 2014 El Padrino 29er Mountain Bike

Ventana 2014 El Padrino 29er Mountain Bike
$975.00 - $8,113.00
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With its quick and reactive handling and stable platform, El Padrino, the godfather of 29" hardtails, carries out its business on the trail as a professional. Its 29" wheels absorb the violence of the terrain, allowing riders to maintain their cool composure while El Padrino’s climbing traction and lateral stiffness command respect on all fronts.

El Padrino’s riding performance and efficiency in covering ground is just as impressive as its big wheel design is striking. When the terrain gets rough or the ride goes long, you’ll be grateful to have El Padrino on your side

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”) uses external mixed headset (34mm upper x 44mm lower)
  • 27.2mm seat post diameter
  • PressFit 30 BB shell accommodates both BB30 & standard (external bearing) threaded BBs
  • Cable stops for front and rear derailleur and cable guides for rear brake
  • Dedicated dropouts with brake caliper positioned inside rear triangle
  • 100mm fork compatibility
  • Fits 31.8mm high-clamp, top pull, top swing front derailleur for sizes 16”, 18” and 20”
  • Fits 34.9mm high-clamp, top pull, top swing front derailleur for sizes 22” and 24”
  • Stock colors: Super Dust & Mango Tango

El Padrino's Geometry Illustration

100mm - English

Frame SizeSeat TubeTop TubeHead TubeWheel BaseStandoverHead AngleSeat AngleReachStack
16" 16.40" 22.66" 3.5" 42.70" 29.38" 69.4º 71.9º 14.94" 23.60"
18" 18.00" 23.50" 3.75" 43.55" 30.28" 69.4º 71.9º 15.71" 23.78"
20" 20.00" 24.25" 4.00" 44.31" 31.52" 69.4º 71.9º 16.40" 24.09"
22" 22.00" 25.00" 4.50" 45.08" 32.88" 69.4º 71.9º 16.99" 24.56"
24" 24.00" 25.90" 5.25" 45.76" 34.29" 70.0º 71.9º 17.67" 25.34"
All Sizes: BB Height: 12.50", Chainstay: 17.90", Fork Offset: 44mm, Fork Length: 501mm

100mm - Metric

Frame SizeSeat TubeTop TubeHead TubeWheel BaseStandoverHead AngleSeat AngleReachStack
16" 422mm 577mm 95mm 1085mm 747mm 69.4º 71.9º 377mm 605mm
18" 457mm 589mm 95mm 1097mm 770mm 69.4º 71.9º 390mm 605mm
20" 508mm 610mm 95mm 1118mm 798mm 69.4º 71.9º 411mm 605mm
22" 559mm 627mm 102mm 1135mm 831mm 69.4º 71.9º 426mm 612mm
24" 610mm 650mm 121mm 1153mm 869mm 69.4º 71.9º 443mm 632mm
All Sizes: BB Height: 318mm, Chainstay: 455mm, Fork Offset: 44mm, Fork Length: 501mm

Super Dust

Mango Tango