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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    A Judy fork will not hold up to agressive riding, you will kill it.

    Whoops forgot it will throw the geometry off, no travel.

    i have a manitou splice comp...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    i have a manitou splice comp...
    Thats a better fork buy you will probibly outride the fork in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free2ride
    I had a Versus Blitz I for a little less than 2 months.
    Pros: Super plush, Great downhiller, Over built

    Cons: Over built, HEAVY, weak rear suspension with lots of lateral flex, even with the new chainstay.
    I feel that the design of the Blitz I is inherently flawed which is why there is now a Blitz II.

    how much does a new chainstay cost and where can one be bought(link).... what rear shock did you use because i have used the manitou metal r with coil and piggyback and its seems pretty nice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    how much does a new chainstay cost and where can one be bought(link).... what rear shock did you use because i have used the manitou metal r with coil and piggyback and its seems pretty nice...
    Versus should give it to you. My blitz had a problem from day one with the pivots just above the rear axle spreading 2+ mm when the suspension compressed ( normal ride sag ) causing constant brake rub. Really quite annoying. Needless to say, I am no longer riding a Versus. I did have a Swinger 4 way with a 700 spring.

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    versus should give it to me but if not were could one be bought, considering im buying just the frame from adrenaline cycles...
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    Did you already buy the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by free2ride
    Versus should give it to you. My blitz had a problem from day one with the pivots just above the rear axle spreading 2+ mm when the suspension compressed ( normal ride sag ) causing constant brake rub. Really quite annoying. Needless to say, I am no longer riding a Versus. I did have a Swinger 4 way with a 700 spring.
    There is always going to be 1 bad apple, this is why they have a warranty. No one is going to throw a different frame to you without a investigation as to the cause. It is the same procedure in any industry with a warranty. If your ZX10R had a squeaking frome the rear shock area the dealership would have to go through a process of elimination to find the problem, it may take them 6 months & 3 attempts to resolve but that is the system. Herb is awsome & i would belive him to do whatever is necessary to resolve the problem, it's a shame it didnt work out for you because it is a really nice frame.

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    no but did your chainstay look like this
    http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...ES%20on%20SALE
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    Quote Originally Posted by free2ride
    Did you already buy the frame?
    You PM'ed me about this problem & i had a coupple sugestions & you never responded back. Did you sign on to MTBR just for this reason. There seams to be a hatered with you over Versus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    You PM'ed me about this problem & i had a coupple sugestions & you never responded back. Did you sign on to MTBR just for this reason. There seams to be a hatered with you over Versus.
    No hatred dog, just not happy with the bike and don't want anyone to have a similar experience. I talked to Herb at length about the issue and tried all of the suggestions that I was given. After many, many hours the conclusion reached by myself and 2 bike shops was defective frame. Versus offered me another Blitz I, which after all of the time that I had invested was out of the question, or an upgrade to a Blitz II where I had to pay the difference and they would thow in the air shock upgrade for free. I didn't want the air shock nor to pay full price for the difference, so I'm seeking alternative frames like a Turner or Ellsworth. I do appreciate your help and suggestions dogonfr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    no but did your chainstay look like this
    http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...ES%20on%20SALE
    That is the old chainstay. If you decide to buy one, definitely ask for the new chainstay.

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    were would i get the new chainstay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    were would i get the new chainstay?
    Ask Adrenaline, or call Versus. Adrenaline and Versus are both pretty easy to deal with. According to Versus, the Blitz I should come with the upgraded chainstay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free2ride
    No hatred dog, just not happy with the bike and don't want anyone to have a similar experience. I talked to Herb at length about the issue and tried all of the suggestions that I was given. After many, many hours the conclusion reached by myself and 2 bike shops was defective frame. Versus offered me another Blitz I, which after all of the time that I had invested was out of the question, or an upgrade to a Blitz II where I had to pay the difference and they would thow in the air shock upgrade for free. I didn't want the air shock nor to pay full price for the difference, so I'm seeking alternative frames like a Turner or Ellsworth. I do appreciate your help and suggestions dogonfr.
    I hope your next frame experiance works better for you than this one did. Sounds like Herb was trying to make all better but you were frustrated & didnt want to persue another Versus. That is all cool there are alot of frame manufactures out there that are really good & it can be tough to narrow it down to what is best for us. Sometimes our first pick isnt the right one & we need to rethink the next option. All bikes & frames have a warranty just like cars, motos or airplanes & there is a warranty process that gets fallowed, some times it is frustrating to the consumer even me.

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    whats your opinion on this dragon? is there really a sh!tty chain stay, how bad is it, how does it affect riding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    were would i get the new chainstay?
    The frames comming out of Adrenaline should have the updated chainstay if not you can contact Herb or Vivian at Versus & they will send it out to you. I rode mine with the original chainstay for awhile beffor the upgraded one came out. Versus has a CNC machine in house & do alot of product testing beffor, durring & after release. If there is a problem they are therre to resolve it not like some companys that replace as the consumer calls in saying it broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    whats your opinion on this dragon? is there really a sh!tty chain stay, how bad is it, how does it affect riding?
    Haha i already answered the question. You can see the video above of it being launched, i dont do the jumps like other owners do but it gets a beating at places like North*, Oat Hill & Downieville with no problems. The new chainstay definatly made it rail corners tighter. Herb realized there was a problem & dealt with it properly. All the Versus bikes go through alot of testing beffor they hit the market with alot of upgrading, that is a part of product testing & fortunatly for Versus they can manufacture there own parts for testing beffor they hit the market. Nothing in theis world is perfect, except for XSL_WiLL.

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    do you think adrenaline will put the chainstay on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    do you think adrenaline will put the chainstay on it?
    It is probibly already on the bike. Every one i spoke with that ordered a Blitz from Adrenaline had the updated chainstay on it already. The new chainstay came out back in august i belive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    It is probibly already on the bike. Every one i spoke with that ordered a Blitz from Adrenaline had the updated chainstay on it already. The new chainstay came out back in august i belive.
    Make sure that you ask for it. My Blitz came from Adrenaline in late April with the old chainstay.

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    I owned a Blitz (purchased 5/05) and got the updated chainstay this past March. One note, and this might be unique to just me, while the chainstay upgrade was free, I had to pay for shipping. I installed it myself which is easy to do if the frame isn't built up.
    I had not a single problem with my Blitz and did almost everything from XC to DH with it. You won't be disappointed!

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    hooraay!!! i cant wait i only got like 200$ more to go! i should start doin some yard work...
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    would rather get a transition bottlerocket
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    no, they arent no blitz
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    The bottlerocket does look sweet. Real nice with a DHX Air on it... But still a few hundred more than the Blitz though.

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