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    New Supreme DH V3 coming in june :-)

    Now everybody knows New V3 is coming in june, it costs a few hundred Euros more but stuff on bike is better and the frame looks awesome

    http://www.commencal.com/web/en/bicy.../supreme-dh-v3

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    My new V3 frame should arrive tomorrow. I will post some pics shortly.

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    New Frame

    Build starts Monday or Tuesday, just waiting on press fit BB on new Fox 40
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    look's very nice, size small ?
    What kind of BB is needed, Shimano pressfit SM-BB91-41A ?

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    Lucky! Keep the updates coming through the build. Do you have the whole kit planned out?

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    I do have it planned out. I am taking some parts of my 2009 Supreme DH, except for the new Fox 40 and Truvativ direct mount stem

    Fox RC4 rear shock
    Formula The One front and rear brakes
    Shimano Saint cranks 165mm
    Shimano Saint derailleur and shifter
    Sram dh cassette pg-970
    Mavic 823 rim with Chris King hubs, running tubless
    Thomson elite seat post with white sunline V1 saddle
    Truvativ Boobar handle bars
    Azonic 420 pedals in white

    more pics to follow shortly!! Hopefully they are using better paint now, but I just finished placing all the scratch prone areas with Crankskins clear frame protector. Install on the frame protector was simply with a little heat and it looks clear and bubble free.

    I also have a green/white 2009 supreme dh frame w/ vivid 5.1 rear shock, e-13 chainguide and 2010boxxer team fork if anyone is interested??

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    what size is your frame and how tall are you?

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    i like to get this v3 frame but confused on whats the right size for me small or medium ? My height is 5'8", thanks for help...

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    I'm 5'-10" and got the medium in the new frame, but I also have the 2009 supreme dh in lg/xl, the sm/md felt too small for me. It's nice that they have more size options on the new version. I will let you know how it feels on Wednesday when the bike is complete.

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    our LBS have small and medium in stock , i ordered fox 40 today and once i have the fork ill get the frame but still not sure about the size ,its my first dh bike so not sure what size. The TT difference between small and medium is .82 inch. thanks for your help.

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    Where do you live? If by chance you live near Reno, you can give my med. a ride to get a feel for the sizing. I have a buddy that's 5'-7" and he had no issues riding my 2009 supreme lg/xl, said it felt a little big but not bad. I know your dilema, its an investment. I would bet being 5'-8" you could either way, but for re-sale I think a med. has a bigger audience.

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    Almost there! Just waiting a new rear brake line now. I will be riding her this weekend! Updates to follow

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    wow!!!!!!!!

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    Mine V3 arrives next week :-)

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    any idea what the frame weight? is it difficult to route your brake cable? any alternative for cable routing on outer part of frame?

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    Didn't weigh the frame before I started the build, but I will weigh it once its complete. Internal cable routing can be a pain, but run an old shifter cable through then wrap it around the hose and its not be that bad. I have by far the best bike mechanic in the Reno/Tahoe area helping with this build and it's gone pretty flawless except for getting the new rear brake hose in for my formulas. Should be riding it tomorrow though.

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    post up some pic to us dude, wanna see how you route the cable

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    In regards to the headset cups - how are they properly aligned with each other and how can you tell what angle you are using? Never built one of these before so thanks for the help.
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    If you want the skinny on the headset cups and want to properly set the angle, I would call my buddy Curtis O. or Randy at Black Rock Bikes here in the ReNo. They are the most knowledgeable mechanics I have ever known.

    For the cable routing pull the rear shock off completely and fish an old shifter cable through the headtube to the rear brake. Its kind of tedious to get through but you'll get it. Just make sure when you pull your brake hose through that you pull from the rear to the front so the fitting doesn't have to get hung up in the frame. Use as little electrical tape as possible to firmly secure it to your fishing cable. Just remember to be highly intoxicated when you do it, that way you win no matter what.
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    im jealous man.. guys!!! will it look nice if i put gold chris king hubs with 2012 kashima black fork on my v3? or just black hubs? thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commi_KA View Post
    If you want the skinny on the headset cups and want to properly set the angle, I would call my buddy Curtis O. or Randy at Black Rock Bikes here in the ReNo. They are the most knowledgeable mechanics I have ever known.
    Really appreciate the referral. Surprised it is this complicated and that Commencal doesn't include instructions. This is not rocket science. A simple set of instructions should be included, imo.
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    Found out the deal on the cups without the need of a mechanic:

    The bike comes stock with the 0 degree cups.

    The 0 degree cups can press in without needing to be aligned with one another as they are center-true. Commencal has not yet released any of the offset cups. The offset cups are "on the way."

    If you are interested in setting up your bike with an offset, and you do not have the offset cups yet, you can use a Cane Creek angle set paired with the standard 0 degree cups that the bike currently comes with.

    I was originally confused because, based on the way the 0 degree cups appeared, it looked like they might have been slightly offset......
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    Commi: what chain guide is that? looks like an e-thirteen ls-1? tried to mount an MRP Mini G2 and it sits WAY too far back....like a half inch or more. thanks...
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    i weigh the frame w/ fork 40 ,stem RF, thompson elite seatpost and just the rims ex500. it weighs 22lbs.

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    I used the LG1+ guide. Total bike weight came in at 40.1 pounds and it rides amazing. I only have 1 day on it so far, but it was a great day. The rear shock gets pounded with mud, but Commencal says the mud guard will be available really soon on their website. I am back in NY visting the fam and can't wait to back on the bike, but on the plus side I'm heading to windham this weekend to watch the races. The biggest problem I had with this build was getting an air bubble out of the rear brake line that was trapped in the the frame. I had to ride the **** out of her and bleed it two more times. Oh and the 300lb spring that came with it is too soft. I have a 350 and a 400 on the way. What spring are you guys running??

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    i forgot to look the spring rate on mine . im at work right now but my bike is in my car , ill post it in a bit, i will to put a clear bra on my frame i think thats a good idea to protect the paint from rocks and crashes since im still learning how to jump hahaha beginner.trying hard.

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    post a picture of your finished bike.

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    the spring on mine is 300 also. is that too soft for a 175lbs rider?

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    heres mine
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    I'm 165 lbs and thought the 300 was too soft. I bottom out twice even with 200+ psi in the rear shock. I don't want to crank up the HSC (already at 6 clicks) and loose performance out of the shock so I will try a 350 spring Sunday when I get back from vacation. I will post some pics posted when I get back home to ReNo. Your bike looks good man, you are going to love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meneone View Post
    Commi: what chain guide is that? looks like an e-thirteen ls-1? tried to mount an MRP Mini G2 and it sits WAY too far back....like a half inch or more. thanks...
    Correct set up of mini G2 = long screws and 3mm spacing for each bolt (three silver washers as provided by MRP)
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    So does anyone have an answer to the correct bottom bracket question. What is the model number? I have a frame on order and am having trouble finding which is the correct one.

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    You want a BB92 press-fit. The easiest one to find right now (online) is Shimano's HT2 BB86/BB92. It's a wonderful piece o' cr4p made of plastic. Oh, and it's unserviceable. Race Face has a much nicer (serviceable) BB92, but good luck finding it as they are still in the process of ramping up production.

    Bottom line: the press fit BB is a superior, stiffer design allowing for a wider BB shell but it seems as though the industry hasn't caught up yet so I am assuming we will see some nicer BB92's later this year or next.
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    So does this sound right Shimano bottom bracket SM-BB91-41A Press Fit Type 41mm.

    Thanks.

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    I couldn't have given you a more specific part number....
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    Ok. I wanted to post a link to it but i cant yet. Found the Race Face one on their website which gave me the infomation i was looking for. Thanks for the help.

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    ... and if we just ...

    damn i cant decide what brand and color of handlebar to put on my bike ( deity black label , raceface fr/dh, enve ,truvativ boobar , easton havoc ,answer , sunline -v1 ),Heelllpppp!!!!! lol

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    Don't forget chromag and answer.....
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    finished

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    finally


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    how was your 350lb spring feels ?

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