Have you noticed that Ventana has been getting a lot of press lately? They redesigned all their models, and they are looking pretty awesome. They even got a new website (it was a long time coming).
After repeatedly drooling over the bikes, and wanting to be able to offer a made in the USA frame, we decided to get signed on with Ventana, and start selling some.
So far, we have sold just one, the El Comandante SS, a singlespeed specific aluminum 29er with swing out style dropouts, and a whole bunch of sexyness.
As you might imagine, the welds are immaculate, the frame has some awesome details, sweet geometry, and it's all together awesome.
I'm excited to get an El Ciclon in the store, as soon as we have a few extra dollars to throw at some inventory...
140 or 150mm travel burly trail bike, lots of color choices, legendary stiffness and durability, and made in the US? Internal cable routing, sweet swoopy tubes, PF30 bb (takes any cranks you can imagine) and tapered heatube? Sign me up!
Ventana makes their own bikes, in California, since 1988. Original owner Sherwood is has been welding up the frames since the beginning, and if you want to talk to him, just call and ask.
When you order your frame, it will be sitting there waiting, raw. Pick your color (there are lots to choose from), and they will powder coat in that day or the next, and ship it out shortly. Need custom geometry (because you have the legs of somebody 6'3", the torso of somebody 5'8", and your knuckles drag on the ground?), no problem, they will build you what you need for a surprisingly small upcharge.
Shazam! Lets buy some stuff made in our own country for a change!