30 September 2016

Ventana Wolfram Plus-Tire Mountain Bike Packages

We worked with Ventana Mountain Bikes USA to create a new plus-sized trail hardtail called Wolfram. Available with 27.5"+ or 29"+ wheels, the geometry follows current trends of longer top tubes for use with shorter stems, slack head angle for better stability on technical terrain, and short chain stays for a more playful feel and to make picking your way through obstacles easier. The oversized plus tires provide amazing traction and give the back end a little squish. We like to call it an all mountain hardtail.  Some might call it an enduro hardtail.  One of our friends would call it a Funduro. Whatever you call it, it is a very capable bike that is tons of fun to ride.

Completely manufactured in-house at Ventana's factory in Northern California, the Cycle Monkey editions of the Wolfram 27.5+ and 29+ feature dedicated cable routing for the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and stealth dropper seatposts and are belt drive compatible through Ventana's clever adjustable dropout system for the most maintenance-free trail bike drivetrain available. Check out the packages below or call us to discuss a custom build.

Bikes packages are available in two build levels:
  • Signature: $7090
  • Standard: $6040
Both packages come with a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 14-speed internal gear hub and Gates Carbon Drive belt system.
Contact us at info@cyclemonkey.com or 510-868-1777 for more information or to place an order.

Ventana Wolfram Build Kit Options

Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 Highlights

  • 14 gears with a 526% overall change in gear ratio offers the same range as most three by nine mountain bike derailleur systems.
  • Proven hub internals provide 100,000+ miles of reliable service.
  • Shifting mechanism is completely protected within the hubshell and sealed from the elements.
  • Shift reliably in sand, snow, mud, and other riding conditions that are harsh on traditional drivetrains.
  • Shift between gears at any time, even when coasting or while stopped.
  • Hub needs no maintenance other than an annual oil change.
  • Large diameter, symmetrical hub flanges build into strong, stiff wheels.

    Ventana Wolfram frame features

    • Ventana tapered head tube (1-1/8" to 1.5")
    • Ventana proprietary three bolt swinging adjustable dropouts
    • Belt drive compatible - drive side dropout separates from seat stay to insert belt into rear triangle
    • Cycle Monkey edition has dedicated cable routing for Rohloff SPEEDHUB shift cables and stealth dropper seatposts
    • Can be set up with the standard 135mm quick release hub or the new (Spring 2016) 12x142mm A12 bolt-in version
    • Clearance for 3" wide tires on 50mm rims
    • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
    • Custom geometry available upon request for additional charge
    • Included color choices: Carbon Black or Ferrari Yellow
    • Additional colors available for upgrade charge (see paint options below)

    Upgrades and options available

    • Crank Color: (black, red, blue (signature build kit only))
    • Crank Length: (170, 175mm)
    • Spoke and Nipple Color: (black or silver)
    • Rotor Sizes: (160 or 180 mm rear; 160, 180, or 203 mm front)
    • Seatpost Color: (black or silver (signature build kit only))
    • Stem Color, Angle, and Length: (black or silver, 0° or 10°, 50 - 130 mm (signature build kit); black, +/- 6°, 60-110m (standard build kit))
    • Pedals: Quoted upon request
    • Choice of standard powder coat colors:
    Carbon Black
    Ferrari Yellow

    • Custom Paint: $50 upcharge
    Cosmic Orange
    Gloss Black
    Grinch Green
    Team Blue Sparkle
    Jail House Blue
    Mercedes Blue
    Sky White


    Mango Tango
    • Candy Paint: $90 upcharge
    Candy Blue
    Candy Purple
    Candy Raspberry
    Candy Red
    Candy Teal

    • Fork Options:

    Manitou Magnum
    Boost Axle
    (27.5" or 29")
    Stock Option
    Rock Shox RS-1
    Predictive Steering Axle
    Hub Included (29" Only)
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade: +$1159

    Fox 34 Float
    Boost Axle
    (27.5" Only)
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade: +$44
    Rock Shox Pike
    Boost Axle
    (27.5" Only)
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade:+ $267
    Rock Shox Yari
    Boost Axle
    (27.5" Only)
    Signature & Standard
    Downgrade: -$84
    • Saddle Options:
    WTB Race: Pure (pictured),
    Volt-142, or Rocket-150 models
    Signature:  -$89
    Standard: Stock Option
    WTB Pro: Volt-142 (pictured),  Pure, Silverado or Rocket-150 models
    Signature: -$66
    Standard: +$23
    WTB Team: Silverado (pictured), Pure, Volt-142 or Rocket-150 models
    Signature: +$3
    Standard: +$92
    611 MTB Active, Cro-Mo
    Signature: Stock Option
    Standard: +$89
    Selle Anatomica Titanico NSX
    Signature: +$37
    Standard: +$126
    • Seatpost Options:
    Race Face Ride
    Signature: -$58
    Standard: Stock Option
    Thomson Elite
    Straight or 16mm Setback
    Signature: Stock
    Standard: +$58
    Cane Creek Thudbuster
    ST (pictured) or LT model
    Signature: +$75
    Standard: +$133
    Syntace Hi-Flex
    Signature:  +$146
    Standard: +$204
    Rock Shox Reverb Stealth
    Signature: +$368
    Standard: +$426
    Thomson Dropper Covert
    Signature: +$395
    Standard: +$453
    • Handlebar Options:
    Race Face Ride XC
    Signature: -$65
    Standard: Stock Option
    Thomson AM Alloy
    Signature: Stock Option
    Standard: +$65
    Salsa Bend 2
    Signature: -$29
    Standard: +$35
    Jeff Jones Loop H-Bar
    Signature: +$45
    Standard: +$109
    Thomson AM Carbon
    Signature: +$60
    Standard: +$125

  • Shifter Options:

  • Cing5 Trigger Shifters
    Signature: +$36
    Standard: +$396
    SRAM X.9 & Gebla Rohbox
    Signature: Stock Option
    Standard: +$361

    Rohloff Twist Shifter
    Signature: -$361
    Standard: Stock Option
    • Crank Options:

    Race Face Aeffect
    24mm Spindle
    Signature: -$102
    Standard: Stock Option

    Race Face Turbine Cinch
    30mm Spindle
    Signature: Stock Option
    Standard: +$102
    Race Face Next SL Cinch
    30mm Spindle
    Signature: +$217
    Standard: +$318

    Shimano XT
    24mm Spindle
    Signature: +$29
    Standard: +$131

    • Bottom Bracket Options:
    Race Face PF30
    Signature: -$96
    Standard: Stock Option

    Hope Stainless PF30
    Signature: Stock Option
    Standard: +$96
    Chris King Stainless PF30
    Signature: +$38
    Standard: +$134

    • Headset Options:

    Cane Creek 40 Mix-Tapered
    Signature: -$55
    Standard: Stock Option
    Hope Pick'n'Mix
    Signature: Stock Option
    Standard: +$55
    Chris King Inset
    Signature: +$58
    Standard: +$113

    • Brake Options: 
    • Magura MT2
      Signature: -$185
      Standard: -$111
      Magura MT4
      Signature: -$74
      Standard: Stock Option
      Magura MT5
      Signature: Stock Option
      Standard: +$74
      Magura MT6
      Signature: +$129
      Standard: +$203
      Magura MT7
      Signature: +$222
      Standard: +$295
      Magura MT8
      Signature: +$314
      Standard: +$388
      Avid BB7 - Speed Dial 7 Set
      Signature: -$186
      Standard: -$112
      Spyke Brake - Lever Set
      Signature: -$133
      Standard: +$59

  • Front Hub Options:

    Boost Axle
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade: +$59
    Industry 9 Torch
    Boost Axle
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade: +$77
    Hope Pro II
    Boost Axle
    Signature & Standard
    Stock Option
    Chris King ISO
    Boost Axle
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade: +$95

  • Rim Options: 

  • WTB Scraper
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade: +$69
    Sun MuleFut 50SL
    Signature & Standard
    Stock Option
    Velocity Dually
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade: +$18
    Carbon Rim
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade: +$400

  • Tire Options:

  • Maxxis Chronicle 120tpi
    (27.5 or 29")
    Signature: Stock Option
    Standard: +$104
    Panaracer Fat B Nimble
    (27.5 or 29")
    Signature: -$104
    Standard: Stock Option
    Vittoria Bomboloni TNT
    (27.5 or 29")
    Signature: Stock Option
    Standard: +$104
    Surly Dirt Wizard 60tpi
    (27.5 or 29")
    Signature: -$80
    Standard: +$25
    WTB Trail Boss
    (27.5" Only)
    Signature: -$113
    Standard: -$9

  • Nipple Options:

  • Brass: Black, Silver
    Signature & Standard
    Stock Option

    Blue, Gold, Silver, Green, Purple, Black, Red
    Signature & Standard
    Upgrade: +$18


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