You want to ride in every condition—sand, snow, mud, muck, and everything in between. Fat tires are a great start, but you also need a drivetrain that can stand up to the elements for a truly low-maintenance, all-season shred sled.
Ventana's El Gordo frame is American-made, and our models are specifically designed for Rohloff's SPEEDHUB 500/14 internal gear hub and compatible with Gates Carbon drive. With a belt and internal gear hub, your fat bike will be as low-maintenance as a bike can get. Rolloff's SPEEDHUB features a wider gear range than SRAM's Eagle system, without the anxiety and extra maintenance that comes with running a derailleur in harrowing conditions. They can also be set up singlespeed for those desiring ultimate simplicity.
These frames are available in a number of colors that pop on even the dimmest winter days. We can also build up complete bikes and offer an electric-assist option - so don't hesitate to reach out with build inquiries. Note that the options listed in the menus are in stock. Other size/color combinations are also available with 2-4 week lead time.
-100mm BSA bottom bracket
-34/44mm tapered head tube compatible with a variety of rigid or suspension forks
-30.9mm seatpost diameter with stealth dropper routing
-10x170mm adjustable dropouts accept Rohloff w/ Monkey Bone and OEM2 axle plate
-12x177mm dropouts can be ordered
- 26" wheel diameter
- Recommend max tire size is 4.5" on 80mm rim, though we've had customers build them with 4.7" tires on 100mm rims