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    yeah, out of my range, what size is the seatpost on the blitz
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    if you are one of those that keeps things for a long time go ahead and spend the extra $$ to get what you want, you'll be happier with it in the long run and the extra ching will be worth it...

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    what is the size of the seat post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    what is the size of the seat post?
    30.9 MM

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    Put me down for the Blitz. I rode the old one for almost a year. Raced it in the downhill and I am going to try and race it in the cross country and a 4X race just for $hit$ and giglges. I rode it downhill at least twice a week with the 66RC on it and never had to do anything to the frame. Everytime I came back from a ride everything was still tight. There was only one time when the bolts behind the sprocket came loose and that was because I really cased it hard. I ended up not riding for 3 months and the bike just needed to have that one bolt tightend. I started out with the old chainstay but about the time they upgraded I ordered some shirts and they sent me the new chainstay with the shirts. I think I only had to pay for the $2-3 extra shipping. If you are getting a Blitz don't even worry about the durability. If you want something that is on the light end of the spectrum you might not want the Blitz.

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    Hey dogonfr, what is the size is the seatpost? (27.2, 30.9....) I don't want to throw away the new purty Thomson I just bought with 27.2. I just broke my frame so I'm excited about hopefully getting the '05 Blitz. Also, I'm a true idiot when it comes to wheels. What wheelset would fit the rear axel...would these work???? http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...n-Wheelset.htm

    Sorry if I'm bugging you...but you certainly love your Blitz and from what I can tell, you know a lot about bikes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RideFaster
    Hey dogonfr, what is the size is the seatpost? (27.2, 30.9....) I don't want to throw away the new purty Thomson I just bought with 27.2. I just broke my frame so I'm excited about hopefully getting the '05 Blitz. Also, I'm a true idiot when it comes to wheels. What wheelset would fit the rear axel...would these work???? http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...n-Wheelset.htm

    Sorry if I'm bugging you...but you certainly love your Blitz and from what I can tell, you know a lot about bikes...
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    Ohhh 30.9 on the seat post. Those wheels will work fine

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    Mine is Forsale: COMPLETE

    Complete Bike – Nice Freeride Rig
    2005 Versus Blitz Frame Size L with Fox DHX 5.0 800lb Spring w/ FSA 0 Stack Integrated Headset.
    Azonic Outlaw Wheels - 20mm Front & 12mm x 135mm Rear
    NYC Freeride 12mm to 10mm Step Down Rear Axle
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    Truvativ Hussefelft 170mm Cranks
    Truvativ Gigapipe DH ISIS BB 68/73mm x 118mm BB
    MRP World Cup System 2 Chain Guide 40t Max
    Marzocchi 66RC2 170mm Travel - Very Nice Fork!!
    SRAM 990 Cassette
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    derk

    u should get the blitz or..........GET A STINKY AT wheelworld.com

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    That be a sweet lookin Blitz

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    i was just reading around and lookin at the blitz II and it looks like it only has one position and i heard that it was because the original blitz could only be ridin well in one position, must have been 6 inch
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    i was just reading around and lookin at the blitz II and it looks like it only has one position and i heard that it was because the original blitz could only be ridin well in one position, must have been 6 inch
    It can be riden in any possition with the proper spring rate. You can not just change the shock possition without at least swaping the spring. If you go from the 6 to the 5 in travel the spring is to stiff. Chris one of the factory riders rides his in the 5 inch possition alot.

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    i wouldnt run it with double crowns, but why doesnt anyone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    i wouldnt run it with double crowns, but why doesnt anyone else?
    There are some double crowns out there, unfortunatly when Versus updated the web site they got ride of the old pic's. I would say that modt run the single crown for less weight, better turning radius, & the 2 most common settings for the rear shock are 5 & 6 inches. My Fire Fly Plus with a 20mm axle is fine, fork tecnoligy has come a long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    It can be riden in any possition with the proper spring rate. You can not just change the shock possition without at least swaping the spring. If you go from the 6 to the 5 in travel the spring is to stiff. Chris one of the factory riders rides his in the 5 inch possition alot.
    Hey, you seem to know alot about all their riders! I ride for them now and am good friends with AT, PL and chris rodriguez and herb and them. Are you local to the bay, if so I probobly have met you somewhere. Im stoked to get on their bikes and am even selling my sunday to get one. Ive ridden all of the the blitz 2's since its first prototype that peter now has and the other prototypes they made further down the road. May I say that they are sick FR frames and am selling my Sunday so I can get on one. The sunday definately wasnt my bike as I wont be doing as much racing now but definately doing FR a whollleee bunch. Heres a sneak peak at the new hardtail too! Its still a proto but I rode it and damn it SICK!!!!!

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    I had dual crowns on mine. Never had a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stratguy
    Hey, you seem to know alot about all their riders! I ride for them now and am good friends with AT, PL and chris rodriguez and herb and them.
    Yup i live in the East Bay, Herb & Vivian know me well, Chris & i have talked a couple times, great person. Looking forward to the new HT, looks to be flying well under you!!

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    that is siicckk.... im so close to bein able to afford one
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Yup i live in the East Bay, Herb & Vivian know me well, Chris & i have talked a couple times, great person. Looking forward to the new HT, looks to be flying well under you!!
    What city do you live in? I have some friends over there and my girlfriend lives over in concord and she rides too. Alot of people know her as the chick that raced in the pink skirt at sea otter. And that pic isnt of me, its of Andrew Taylor, but I should have one of those frames soon!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratguy
    What city do you live in? I have some friends over there and my girlfriend lives over in concord and she rides too. Alot of people know her as the chick that raced in the pink skirt at sea otter. And that pic isnt of me, its of Andrew Taylor, but I should have one of those frames soon!!!!!!
    Im in Pinole, the world famous chick in the pink skirt.

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    i ccant see ur pix...
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    try my yahoo photos address whether u can view the pictures

    http://sg.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/dbl...UFAJFBFk4XoTBk

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    Very sweet

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    Lovin' that build dblackfly! How does it ride? How have you been using it? Rough estimate on weight?

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    wow that does have a low standover height! sweet bike
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    hey dblackfly what do you use your blitz for and how much does it wiegh?
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    im guessing right around 35lbs or lighter since he doesnt have that many heavy parts on the bike. its just the beefy frame thats costing the weight

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    I am not really sure about weight I guess it is around 35lbs region. Could be heavier or lighter.

    I use it for trail riding......AM/LightFR/DH. Only use it for few rides and alot more rides to go. It really boost up my confidence riding it. Very smooth and sweet, able to go through ruts and rocks with ease.

    Really happy with the ride, never fail to impress me..... thanks to the people here who share their feedbacks on Versus

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    blitz bitz

    Building up a new Blitz for my wife. Frame's at the shop getting chased and faced. Fork's a Zoke 66rcx2. Silver CK headset. Just finished building up the wheels: Hadley hubs, DT spokes, white Halo Combat rims. All Sram. I'll post more pics in a few days.

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    Thats going to be one nice ride. I wish mine was that clean.

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    man your wife is sooo lucky... ill be your wife if you buy me that bike! jk... and you should of gotten powder white diety bars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by levee67
    Building up a new Blitz for my wife. Frame's at the shop getting chased and faced. Fork's a Zoke 66rcx2. Silver CK headset. Just finished building up the wheels: Hadley hubs, DT spokes, white Halo Combat rims. All Sram. I'll post more pics in a few days.

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    Dang that is gonna be sweet, need a new wife

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    How much Complete?

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    blitz bits

    Here's the components list and a photo of the hand-built wheels. The Hadley rear hub with the 10mm thru-axle is dope! I'm hoping for 36 pounds or less. I rode a Blitz demo with a similar build and it rocked. After the wife's bike is done, I'll build a Blitz for me.

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    Frame: Versus Blitz 2 (medium)
    Shock: Fox DHX Air
    Fork: Marzocchi 66 RC2X (white)
    Headset : Chris King (silver)
    Crankset/BB: TruVativ Stylo Carbon GXP Integrated BB (22-32-44t)

    Derailler (f): Sram X-Gen
    Derailler (r): Sram X.9 (short cage)
    Shifters (l/r): Sram X.9
    Cassette: Sram PG-970
    Chain: Sram PC-991

    Rim (f/r): Halo Combat 32h
    Hub (f): Hadley 20mm 32h
    Hub (r): Hadley 10mm thru-bolt 32h
    Spokes (f/r): DT Swiss
    Tires (f/r): Kenda Nevegal 2.5

    Brake (f): Avid Juicy 7 (203mm)
    Brake (r): Avid Juicy 7 (185mm)

    Bar: Deity
    Stem: Thomson X4
    Seat: Bel Air ST (silver bling)
    Post: SDG I-Beam
    Pedals: AtomLab AirCorps
    Grips: ODI Ruffian
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    Quote Originally Posted by levee67
    Here's the components list and a photo of the hand-built wheels. The Hadley rear hub with the 10mm thru-axle is dope! I'm hoping for 36 pounds or less. I rode a Blitz demo with a similar build and it rocked. After the wife's bike is done, I'll build a Blitz for me.

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    You should start your own post showing the bike build.

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    if thats less than 36lbs I'll be suprised

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    That bike built yet ?

    Dblackfly-- is that a small Blitz ?

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    yup it is a small Blitz

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    Quote Originally Posted by levee67
    Building up a new Blitz for my wife. Frame's at the shop getting chased and faced. Fork's a Zoke 66rcx2. Silver CK headset. Just finished building up the wheels: Hadley hubs, DT spokes, white Halo Combat rims. All Sram. I'll post more pics in a few days.

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    Blitz 2 Build

    I finally had a chance to pick up the bike from the shop. The frame was faced and chased. (Quick shout out to www.WrenchScience.com for doing an incredible job, as always.) The the CK headset and Zoke 66 were installed.

    The pic below shows bike with frame, fork, wheels, seat/post, and bar. Weight as stands: 32.31 pounds. Looking good!

    However, I went ahead and weighed all the components and totalled everything up. Total expected weight: 40.27 pounds. Not bad!

    Yup, RobsterCraw was right. Ain't no 36-pound bike here.

    But still, this is a flat-out pimpin' ride. DH wheels, tires, and tubes. Monster-fraking fork.

    My wife's previous FR bike, a Yeti AS-X with a Zoke 66, is almost 42 pounds, and that's with a 2.35 tire on the back-side.

    So the bike's a bit heavier than expect. But that's ok.

    A friend built up a Blitz 2 a week or so ago. He used Sram X.0 components and a Gamut single-ring. His Blitz was around 38 pounds.

    The Yeti, btw, is for sale:

    http://www.pacificafreeride.com/copp...s.php?album=45
    http://www.pacificafreeride.com/smf/index.php?topic=8.0

    If anyone's interested, the wheel base on the new Blitz is 44 inches. Very similar to the AS-X.

    The bottombracket height is less than 13.75 inches. The bbh on the Yeti is almost 15 inches.

    I should have more pics this weekend.

    Whenever you order from PricePoint, they send you a couple Sette stickers, along with the PP stickers. And, um, stickers rock.

    One more shout out to Phil at www.rideSFO.com for setting me up with the frame and fork.

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    loooking shweeeet!

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    I'm stoked! My Blitz 1 sold earlier in the week.

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    switched at birth?

    Yo bpatterson6,

    My wife's other ride:

    > DH9 build thread

    The DH-9 and the Blitz are remarkably similar.

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    38.83 pounds. Ordered a post-mount adaptor for the front brake and another Flak Jacket for the front derailler.

    So far, the rear shifting is super smooth. The carbon fiber cranks and external bearings are really nice.

    Be a few more days before the parts come in to complete the bike.

    Add the front derailler and front shifter, and it's ready to ride.

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    black vs white

    Here is the white small (I think) w/ the 36. (Coil it & trash the front D @ ~ 35#s seems useless. Why not run it w/ 32 x 34 ? lighter & simpler ) White rims are nioce too. Wish we had more choices in colored rims. Kind of cool.

    The SDG saddle and post look insane together. Are they that much lighter than a Thomson & SDG combo ?

    Also, why choose XT over Hone on the crank choice ? I'm going Hone and blacking it out. Like a DRS ad.
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    god i wish i could afford one
    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmacheen
    (Coil it & trash the front D @ ~ 35#s seems useless. Why not run it w/ 32 x 34 ? lighter & simpler ).
    a 35lb bike is easier to pedal uphill with a small ring, and then you can get a bigger middle ring for more speed on downhill / flat. I like 24t & 36t combo that comes on some Truvativ cranks alot for "All mountain." It is true you can still pedal a 35lb bike up just about any moderate hill in 32x34, but it is gonna hurt more and you can't go up really steep stuff as well.
    I guess it really come down to whether you want to be able to climb in the saddle, or out of the saddle / push.

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