With its quick and reactive handling and stable geometry, El Padrino absorbs rough terrain without compromising climbing traction and lateral stiffness. 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 happy to have El Padrino on your side.
- 1-1/8" head tube
- 27.2mm seat post diameter
- 68mm threaded BB
- Cable stops for front and rear derailleur and cable guides for rear brake
- Dedicated dropouts with brake caliper positioned inside rear triangle
- S-bent chainstays
- Fits 31.8mm high-clamp, top pull, top swing front derailleur for 16", 18" and 20" sizes
- Fits 34.9mm high-clamp, top pull, top swing front derailleur for 22" and 24" sizes
- Stock colors: Super Dust & Mango Tango
- Levels 1, 2 and custom color options
- Three levels of geometry customization
Have a body type or riding position that doesn’t fit the mold of the “average” rider? Want to add cable stops for a dropper post or run a different drive train or brake routing? Need something more than our standard offerings? No problem!
Taking advantage of our all-inclusive, in-house design and manufacturing, we offer three levels of customization to accommodate most every frame configuration you can dream up.
Semi-Custom Level 1
This is our basic level of customization. Under this category you can add cable stops and alter cable routing, make adjustments to top tube length or seat tube length with a jump to the next size in our standard build. For example: get an 18” sized frame with the top tube length of our standard 20” frame.
Semi-Custom Level 2
This is our medium level of customization. In addition to the options available in our semi-custom level 1 build, under this category you can get a frame built with custom specified fork length, head angle, seat tube length, seat post diameter, non-standard tubing diameters and/or configuration.
This is our premier level of customization. Under this category you can get a nearly anything required to make your bike fit your body, your riding style, or your individual tastes with the help of Sherwood as your designer. Working directly with Sherwood via email and telephone to get the full specifications for your dream machine, Sherwood will combine your wish list with his engineering expertise and draw up and submit a drawing of your frame to you for approval.
Like the drawing? Sign off and return to Ventana and we will commence building your dream machine.
Don’t like the drawing? Need more detail? No problem. Mark up your drawing, call us up or send us an email with necessary changes and Sherwood will incorporate them into a new/modified drawing and submit it to you for your approval. This process is repeated until you are completely satisfied with the design of your machine and when you are, simply sign off the drawing and return to Ventana and we will proceed with your build.
We will not begin to build a full custom frame until we have received a signed and dated approved frame drawing.