Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ventana El Ciclon; the ultimate trailbike?

The term 'Ultimate trailbike' is bandied about alot in the bike industry, with many companies claiming their latest incremental development to be the 'best of the best'.
Rarely do consumers get an unbiased glimpse at what these bikes really ride like without taking the punge and buying one.

Thankfully, a member of the MTBR communtiy has shared the insight gained through tests of the following bikes at the Interbike dirt demo:
  • Felt Compulsion 17-inch
  • Turner RFX 17-inch
  • Knolly Endorphin 17-inch
  • Turner Sultan 17-inch
  • Niner RIP9 17-inch
  • Titus El Guapo Titanium 17-inch
  • Norco Fluid LT 16-inch
  • Cannondale Rush Carbon team Medium
  • Cannondale Taurine Team Medium
  • Cannondale Scalpel Medium
  • Giant Trance X (medium)
  • Giant Reign 6.7” travel (medium)
  • Fisher Hi Fi Carbon medium
  • Fisher HI-Fi 29er medium
  • Kona Dawg Deluxe
  • Ventana El Ciclon
  • Turner RFX 2006
Check the full write up here...

So after some undoubtly tiring test riding, this fellow concluded that he wouldn't trade his El Ciclon for the world. Surely a great testament to the handling, build quality and style of this top notch frame.

Mountain Pedaler out...

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