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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    It's going up for sale as a frame & shock only.



    Whats the replacement going to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstix
    Whats the replacement going to be?
    Dont know yet im in-between 3 different choices.
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    wow!

    Never thought I would see the day

    Gonna be hard to pass this up I recon?
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    Mmmmmmm gotta love needle bearings!
    This was a tremendous move forward on their part I think

    Gotta love those versus bikes...Versus was one of the top three manufacturers on my list of new rigs.

    Ooohhh and grease ports on the needle bearings...Damn I wish nicolai would do this.
    Such a great idea!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Never thought I would see the day

    Gonna be hard to pass this up I recon?


    That white Blitz II is a vision of pure eye candy! Ive been considering one of those myself. I really want to try a Sinister Passion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Never thought I would see the day

    Gonna be hard to pass this up I recon?
    That is a very sweet looker.
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    Well????
    Is that one on the list
    I bet my new Nicolai it is...

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    Also, what kind of head angle can you get out of the blitzII with a 180mm fork?
    Anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Also, what kind of head angle can you get out of the blitzII with a 180mm fork?
    Anyone know?

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    About 66.5 to 67 degrees depending on fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Mmmmmmm gotta love needle bearings!
    This was a tremendous move forward on their part I think

    Gotta love those versus bikes...Versus was one of the top three manufacturers on my list of new rigs.

    Ooohhh and grease ports on the needle bearings...Damn I wish nicolai would do this.
    Such a great idea!!

    Booner
    Needle bearings are what swayed me buy a Nicolai. When Versus decided to make the big move to a bearing designed to handle the loads applied (needles) was sweet. I agree the zerks are kinda like the iceing, using moto tecnology.
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    Moved this thread to the "Custom DH/FR/Urban Builders" board.

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    I've got a blitz I and I'm thinking about upgrading the rear shock from the Manipoo Swinger 4 Way that it came with but I'm not sure what the shock stroke is. Is it 2.0 or 2.25, anyone know?? I'm guessing it's 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastard4life
    I've got a blitz I and I'm thinking about upgrading the rear shock from the Manipoo Swinger 4 Way that it came with but I'm not sure what the shock stroke is. Is it 2.0 or 2.25, anyone know?? I'm guessing it's 2.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    2.3 spring.
    2.3?? Are you messing with me??

    dogonfr, may I ask what size was your DHX coil that you had on your Blitz I??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastard4life
    2.3?? Are you messing with me??

    dogonfr, may I ask what size was your DHX coil that you had on your Blitz I??
    The frame is right next to me & is a 700X2.30

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    If you get a small frame be aware that the rockers might hit the seat post collar. The first time I rode off my driveway i heard a clunk and realized the Hope QR collar hit my rocker. =(

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    The fox dhx air is a 2.00 stroke and the dhx coil is a 2.25. I have a 800x2.30 spring on my dhx coil. That is what Herb told me when I bought my frame. I decided on the coil cause the air shocks have trouble with a riders over 170 lbs.

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    DHX air come in the same sizes as the DHX coil, so 2.25" stroke is available in the 7.875" shock

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    After emailing Herb at Versus he told me to go with 7.875 x 2.0 for my Blitz I

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastard4life
    After emailing Herb at Versus he told me to go with 7.875 x 2.0 for my Blitz I
    Sweetness!! Now you can buy my frame & have a spare shock!
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    What's the lightest you can build a Blitz II??
    "Live, Live, Live!. Life is a banquet but most poor suckers are starving to death!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jase810
    What's the lightest you can build a Blitz II??
    Best i have seen was 32.2 pounds, that super light.
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    I might be getting a Wepon X in the comming months!
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I might be getting a Wepon X in the comming months!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Yhats a scarry thought
    It might weigh as much as my IH! I didnt think that was possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    It might weigh as much as my IH! I didnt think that was possible.
    More, your talking a full blown DH rig that will flatten everything in its path.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    More, your talking a full blown DH rig that will flatten everything in its path.
    My IH is getting really really close to 50. Not joking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    My IH is getting really really close to 50. Not joking.
    Buy my old Blitz, weighed 39.65 pounds built for DH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Buy my old Blitz, weighed 39.65 pounds built for DH.

    I think Im gonna stick with my horsie, With the new super T its gonna be just what I need DH yet FR (disregaurd the 50lbs )
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSMsi311
    My blitz.
    Awesome effect with the snow.

    Nice touch with the red post clamp.
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    Can't see it...oh wait red seat calmp and massive rockers...Nice Ride love to hear how you like it.
    Were looking at balz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghashmi
    Can't see it...oh wait red seat calmp and massive rockers...Nice Ride love to hear how you like it.
    The rockers are machined out on the inside also. Versus spent allot of time & research looking for strength, function & a good look. Easier said then done
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    I have a couple of questions for the versus guys... I went to great lengths (try 12,000 miles) to purchase my blitz1 frame in california. Right now the frame/bike is at home in malaysia. My question is, is my frame still under warranty? Since it's a "discounted" blitz 1, does it still have the 2 year warranty? Plus I'm pretty sure I've lost the reciept after all that country hopping (I was on a round the world trip and USA was my 2nd stop), am I eligible for warranty repair, cover or whatever (sorry my english isnt that good)? Not that I've manage to break my frame, but just in case you know...

    Anyway, thanks for an awesome frame at a great price and I love my versus to bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt
    I have a couple of questions for the versus guys... I went to great lengths (try 12,000 miles) to purchase my blitz1 frame in california. Right now the frame/bike is at home in malaysia. My question is, is my frame still under warranty? Since it's a "discounted" blitz 1, does it still have the 2 year warranty? Plus I'm pretty sure I've lost the reciept after all that country hopping (I was on a round the world trip and USA was my 2nd stop), am I eligible for warranty repair, cover or whatever (sorry my english isnt that good)? Not that I've manage to break my frame, but just in case you know...

    Anyway, thanks for an awesome frame at a great price and I love my versus to bits.
    Check with your importer, http://www.versuscycles.com/dealers.html they are your best bet. Versus will honor there warranty but a case like your would be tough. The manufacture warranties a product but when out of country it falls on the importer to be responsible to there customers.
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    Well in that case, knowing m'sian importers I can safely say I'm fcuked. There's no such thing as warranty cover here esp in mountain biking. Broke my crank on my HT, was asked to buy a new one, broke the fork? buy a new one, broke the spokes (even though it's a dt swiss) was asked to buy a new one, broke the BB? buy a new one, broke your frame? unless you bought it from them... buy a new one!!!

    Damn... and Versus frames are pretty expensive here. Cant afford to broke mine.... yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt
    Well in that case, knowing m'sian importers I can safely say I'm fcuked. There's no such thing as warranty cover here esp in mountain biking. Broke my crank on my HT, was asked to buy a new one, broke the fork? buy a new one, broke the spokes (even though it's a dt swiss) was asked to buy a new one, broke the BB? buy a new one, broke your frame? unless you bought it from them... buy a new one!!!

    Damn... and Versus frames are pretty expensive here. Cant afford to broke mine.... yet.
    I have never heard of a broken Blitz frame, if that helps at all.
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    Thanks for the compliments. I personally have not come across a bike that has as much machining done to it. You really need to see one in person to realize just about every part on the suspension has been machined from both sides. On the downside it makes it tough to clean everywhere.

    The ride has been great so far. The bike tracks wonderfully through rocks and ruts. Although, this past weekend I noticed some play in the main pivot. I emailed Herb and they are sending me a washer kit to get rid of the play. I'm still not sure what caused the slop, cause I'd got at least 100 miles on it and never noticed it before.

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    Well, i will be ordering a blitz 2 in the near future, and i have a couple of questions(im a newb).

    1. On some forks, there is a black bar on the bottom, is that where the hub slides on?
    2. How do cassettes go onto the rim?
    3. How do bottom-brackets stay in place, do you set them in place and put the cranks on?
    And finally, numba four- What is the difference between threaded and threadless headseats?

    Thanks a bunch,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmymonsta623
    Well, i will be ordering a blitz 2 in the near future, and i have a couple of questions(im a newb).

    1. On some forks, there is a black bar on the bottom, is that where the hub slides on?
    Got a pic of what you are trying to describe?


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    2. How do cassettes go onto the rim?
    They are screwed on with a special tool.


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    3. How do bottom-brackets stay in place, do you set them in place and put the cranks on?
    Yes


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    And finally, numba four- What is the difference between threaded and threadless headseats?

    Thanks a bunch,
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    Threaded is obsoleet, the top nut threads on the stem.
    Threadless is a compression fit.

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    Yup, that "bar" at the bottom is a 20mm axle. You will need a wheel that has a 20mm hub in order to use that fork/axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmymonsta623
    That fork wont work on the Blitz. The Blitz is a 1 1/8 steer & the Travis Single is made for a 1 1/2 steer.
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    i know that, i just wanted to make sure you knew what i was talkin about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmymonsta623
    i know that, i just wanted to make sure you knew what i was talkin about.
    Cool

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    not too good. I have to wait next year (around this time) to buy a reign x1, frame or bike, because apparently they are hard to get a-hold of, says my shop. I kind of want a blitz 2, but im steering away from it because i would have to outfit it with lower-grade parts, meaning more weight, so that would put it past 40 lbs, which makes me cringe. Also, my local dealer specializes in giants, and they carry alot of parts. Finally, if i buy a an x1 from them, they will give me free tune-ups for life!!

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    Meh, finally manage to snap a pic of my bike.... unfortunately it's not the best pic. I'm a crappy photographer. Will try to get a better pic later.

    The bike have been crashed (heavily) at least 4 times, semi-road tyres and muddy downhill just dont mix. Hence I was forced to sub the fragile components on my bike with the cheap ones (xtr to xtr replacement only to be destroyed the following week really burn holes in my pocket). And I need to have low rolling resistance tyres since i commute to work daily on this bike. I'm just too cheap to buy new wheelset for the time being

    UST are way way overrated. Nothing beats swearing off a product like pushing you bike for 5 clicks through a jungle caused by dented $500 rims

    Oh and almost everybody like the black theme of my bike. They said "dude, thats what darth vader would ride if he ever had to pedal!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt
    Meh, finally manage to snap a pic of my bike.... unfortunately it's not the best pic. I'm a crappy photographer. Will try to get a better pic later.

    The bike have been crashed (heavily) at least 4 times, semi-road tyres and muddy downhill just dont mix. Hence I was forced to sub the fragile components on my bike with the cheap ones (xtr to xtr replacement only to be destroyed the following week really burn holes in my pocket). And I need to have low rolling resistance tyres since i commute to work daily on this bike. I'm just too cheap to buy new wheelset for the time being

    UST are way way overrated. Nothing beats swearing off a product like pushing you bike for 5 clicks through a jungle caused by dented $500 rims

    Oh and almost everybody like the black theme of my bike. They said "dude, thats what darth vader would ride if he ever had to pedal!"
    Sweet looking bike Ya this is not a cheap sport but it frigin rocks so we gotz ta pay to play with a grin.
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    yup im already getting addicted to wanting a few rigs... which is why the Trigger is calling me haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    yup im already getting addicted to wanting a few rigs... which is why the Trigger is calling me haha
    The Trigger is a sweet big hit bike that can fly also. Check ot this nice shot of the Island Boys ripping it big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt
    Meh, finally manage to snap a pic of my bike.... unfortunately it's not the best pic. I'm a crappy photographer. Will try to get a better pic later.

    The bike have been crashed (heavily) at least 4 times, semi-road tyres and muddy downhill just dont mix. Hence I was forced to sub the fragile components on my bike with the cheap ones (xtr to xtr replacement only to be destroyed the following week really burn holes in my pocket). And I need to have low rolling resistance tyres since i commute to work daily on this bike. I'm just too cheap to buy new wheelset for the time being

    UST are way way overrated. Nothing beats swearing off a product like pushing you bike for 5 clicks through a jungle caused by dented $500 rims

    Oh and almost everybody like the black theme of my bike. They said "dude, thats what darth vader would ride if he ever had to pedal!"

    dude... you from Malaysia??? I'm from Penang... XD

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    Anyone know what A. Taylor was riding at the Colorado Crankworx slopestyle event? It kinda looked like a Blitz II but the rockers look different. Prototype maybe??

    I also wonder in Versus has any XC frames coming out in the future...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastard4life
    Anyone know what A. Taylor was riding at the Colorado Crankworx slopestyle event? It kinda looked like a Blitz II but the rockers look different. Prototype maybe??

    I also wonder in Versus has any XC frames coming out in the future...
    There is a new Slopestyle frame in the works. Dont believe there will be a XC in the future.
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    Yo dogonfr,
    I recently purchased a Blitz 1 for cheap and was wondering on your recommendation for a dual ring bottom bracket set, and chain guide. Also do you know the chainline measurement.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by natas_ed
    Yo dogonfr,
    I recently purchased a Blitz 1 for cheap and was wondering on your recommendation for a dual ring bottom bracket set, and chain guide. Also do you know the chainline measurement.
    Thanks
    I'm running Race Face Evolve DH X-type cranks with e.13 DRS chain guide on my Blitz and I can't complain one bit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by natas_ed
    Yo dogonfr,
    I recently purchased a Blitz 1 for cheap and was wondering on your recommendation for a dual ring bottom bracket set, and chain guide. Also do you know the chainline measurement.
    Thanks
    You can run any 68mm BB, I used the RF Prodigy DH ISIS. I just rebuilt it for a friends wife using parts off her FSR Spec. I rode the Blitz for 2+ years with no chain guide & my Blitz II has no guide, no problemo. bastard4life is using the e.13 DRS which gets great reviews & have come a long way. Im using the RF cranks on the Blitz II now but with a Truvativ BB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    You can run any 68mm BB, I used the RF Prodigy DH ISIS. I just rebuilt it for a friends wife using parts off her FSR Spec. I rode the Blitz for 2+ years with no chain guide & my Blitz II has no guide, no problemo. bastard4life is using the e.13 DRS which gets great reviews & have come a long way. Im using the RF cranks on the Blitz II now but with a Truvativ BB.
    Dude Dave, that fox fork should be on your Blitz 2. It would be sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tod Says What?!
    Dude Dave, that fox fork should be on your Blitz 2. It would be sweet
    No way thats a 32. I looked at the 36's but the coil is very soft & Fox doesnt offer a stiff enough spring, I dont like air forks. I might be upgrading the for this year hopefully although since Devolving the Shermin it quite a sweet fork.
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    My Blitz I has developed some vertical play in the rear end and was wondering if anyone else has had the same problem? I can't seem to figure it out, I've made sure that everything is tightened and copacetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastard4life
    My Blitz I has developed some vertical play in the rear end and was wondering if anyone else has had the same problem? I can't seem to figure it out, I've made sure that everything is tightened and copacetic.
    It's the DU bushing where the rocker & shock are bolted. If you touch the top of the shock then lift the bike up & down by the seat you will feel a clicking. This is standard on many suspension bikes, better the bushing wear than the shock body. Contact Versus they can set you up, not sure how much they are.

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    Any word on when the new/redeisgned Blitzes will be hitting the street?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinch
    Any word on when the new/redeisgned Blitzes will be hitting the street?
    Not much yet as far as release date. It will have quad needle bearings & about one pound lighter. The LG & XL will have a much lower stand over and the head tube for the Blitz II will be a 1.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    No way thats a 32. I looked at the 36's but the coil is very soft & Fox doesnt offer a stiff enough spring, I dont like air forks. I might be upgrading the for this year hopefully although since Devolving the Shermin it quite a sweet fork.
    oh whoops, i didnt realize it was a 32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    It's the DU bushing where the rocker & shock are bolted. If you touch the top of the shock then lift the bike up & down by the seat you will feel a clicking. This is standard on many suspension bikes, better the bushing wear than the shock body. Contact Versus they can set you up, not sure how much they are
    thanks for the tip, dogonfr, you hit the nail on the head. Somehow I knew you would have the answer for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastard4life
    thanks for the tip, dogonfr, you hit the nail on the head. Somehow I knew you would have the answer for me
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    My new XL Versus Blitz II
    Just got the frame today. I'll post picks once I get my new bar,stem and chain guide later this week. As of now it's at 40 pounds.

    Parts are as follows...
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    Avid Code brakes on order, Hayes Mags on it now
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrailfreak
    My new XL Versus Blitz II
    Just got the frame today. I'll post picks once I get my new bar,stem and chain guide later this week. As of now it's at 40 pounds.

    Awesome build there be sure to write a ride report after a few good rides.
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    I'm hoping to put it to use this weekend, Provided the trails down south are in ok shape. The trails here are in bad shape.If it rides as good as it looks, I'm sure I'll be a happy man for years to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrailfreak
    I'm hoping to put it to use this weekend, Provided the trails down south are in ok shape. The trails here are in bad shape.If it rides as good as it looks, I'm sure I'll be a happy man for years to come!
    When going through corners dont get over the front sit back a tad push the outside pedal a little & it'll launch out of the corners.
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    Ok bars and stem are on. Chain guide will be in tomorrow, and brakes won't be in for a few weeks, so here it is.






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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrailfreak
    Ok bars and stem are on. Chain guide will be in tomorrow, and brakes won't be in for a few weeks, so here it is.
    What seat post clamp are you using??
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    El-cheep-O $6.95 qr clamp that works damn well. It doesn't even have a name on it. I checked the clearance for the rocker arms, and it's a non issue! I was going to order a Hope but... I'm just going to use this till it wears out, and then order the hope. Why can it, if it works right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrailfreak
    El-cheep-O $6.95 qr clamp that works damn well. It doesn't even have a name on it. I checked the clearance for the rocker arms, and it's a non issue! I was going to order a Hope but... I'm just going to use this till it wears out, and then order the hope. Why can it, if it works right?
    Just wanted to make sure. If it clears run it no prob.

    I have one that is a no name but a dead on ringer for a Hope but I only paid $3 from a bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Just wanted to make sure. If it clears run it no prob.

    I have one that is a no name but a dead on ringer for a Hope but I only paid $3 from a bro.
    I think with mine being the XL I'll never have the seat clamp issue, as the tube is way above the rockers at full compression. There's one positive for being tall I guess!

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    Still building it up, but here are some teaser pix
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    Still building it up, but here are some teaser pix
    Awesome build there!!!!

    Are you runing a through axle in the rear or a QR??
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    No thru axle. Can outlaws be converted?

    Oh and while I'm asking questions...


    Is there somwhere I can find the what versus reccomends for spring weights for the DHX? And about the externally greasable bearings, how does one go about utilizing them? I'm so used to tearing down my bike to grease the bearing! Is it really 30.0 seat post diameter? What is that all about?
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    Yes... 30.0 seat post, and 35mm seat clamp. Use this for spring calculation. Works perfect.
    http://www.tftunedshox.com/springcalc.htm Type in 6.7" travel. Not 7 as it would give you an inaccurate spring rate if you type in 7".
    Hope all this helps.

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    2.25 stroke right? I think I'm measuring right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    2.25 stroke right? I think I'm measuring right.
    Yep... 7.875 mounting x 2 1/4" stroke = 6.7" of pure butta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    No thru axle. Can outlaws be converted?

    Oh and while I'm asking questions...


    Is there somwhere I can find the what versus reccomends for spring weights for the DHX? And about the externally greasable bearings, how does one go about utilizing them? I'm so used to tearing down my bike to grease the bearing! Is it really 30.0 seat post diameter? What is that all about?
    Azonic sells a 12mm through axle that should fit your hubs.

    http://www.bti-usa.com/public/manufacturer/AY/HU

    Herb was talking about making the grease & gun available not sure if he did or not I would send them a email or call. WTB has a grease gun so does Manitou.
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    Re: through axle:

    The spacing in the rear is 135, that's 150. Unless I'm missing something, that no worky...

    re:spring calculator

    Rats! That puts me on a "549" spring. Talk about right SMACK dab in the middle o f spring rates... Best get the 600, that'll allow for more beer. The 500 on there now is pretty dang soft for me.

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    Sorry I didnt pay attention to the spacing but you got it figured out.
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    And another question... The versus site claims the seat collar size is 35.0mm. I'm aware of the rocker seat collar issue and how it's solved by using a Hope QR collar but they only come in 34.9 -- is this what everyone is using? It would seem so since that's the size of the FD needed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    And another question... The versus site claims the seat collar size is 35.0mm. I'm aware of the rocker seat collar issue and how it's solved by using a Hope QR collar but they only come in 34.9 -- is this what everyone is using? It would seem so since that's the size of the FD needed...
    I was too lazy to remove the seat post clamp so I measured the seat tube, 34.9 is perfect.

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    Holy crap.... I just got back from my 3 hour drive today to ride some dry trails. This bike hauls some serious azz! Rails turns like no other, and was so stable in the air I kept wanting to go bigger and faster! Never noticed my other bike flexing in the back till I rode this bike. What a huge difference it's made.

    It took me no time, to get used to the way it rides. I started flying down the hills much faster and laid off the brakes as the bike would just hold it's line and mow over everything in it's path. The rear is so plush, and stiff, you just tend to forget the fact that your running over large rocks,and through ruts.

    This bike is better than I had ever expected it to be. Super easy to manual, and wheelie. It rides much lighter than it is too. The guy I rode with, has an Enduro SX Trail and didn't want to give me my bike back. I thought it was going to be tough on the climbs, but it peddles so well.... that you forget it has 7" travel. It's not a fast climber but will get you to the top no problem. I still have a smile on my face after this ride and am looking forward to many more very soon!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrailfreak
    Holy crap.... I just got back from my 3 hour drive today to ride some dry trails. This bike hauls some serious azz! Rails turns like no other, and was so stable in the air I kept wanting to go bigger and faster! Never noticed my other bike flexing in the back till I rode this bike. What a huge difference it's made.

    It took me no time, to get used to the way it rides. I started flying down the hills much faster and laid off the brakes as the bike would just hold it's line and mow over everything in it's path. The rear is so plush, and stiff, you just tend to forget the fact that your running over large rocks,and through ruts.

    This bike is better than I had ever expected it to be. Super easy to manual, and wheelie. It rides much lighter than it is too. The guy I rode with, has an Enduro SX Trail and didn't want to give me my bike back. I thought it was going to be tough on the climbs, but it peddles so well.... that you forget it has 7" travel. It's not a fast climber but will get you to the top no problem. I still have a smile on my face after this ride and am looking forward to many more very soon!!!!!
    Thats awesome bro!!!! You nailed it on it's abilities especially the cornering I have never ridden a bike as quick through the corners as the Blitz II. Lay off the brakes & feel like a Pro DH'er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Thats awesome bro!!!! You nailed it on it's abilities especially the cornering I have never ridden a bike as quick through the corners as the Blitz II. Lay off the brakes & feel like a Pro DH'er.
    Thanks for the tip on feathering the outside pedal, and leaning back. It took me 2 times to get it dialed, and then the rocket was ignited! 3rd attempt was double the speed out of the turns, as the 1st and 2nd!

    This bike is so easy to whip around. I got it totally sideways off the few drops I hit today. Just an amazing ride!

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    spring weight

    What are you folks running for springs (and you weight of course). I had a 450 on whcih had me way under sprung and fox reccomened a 600 which seems just a tad heavy. I have very little preload ~90lbs in the boost valve, very little Bottom out and almost no PP and it feels a little stiff and spikey. I'm about 185 with gear. At the end of last season I was closer to 170... Winter beer is darker I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    What are you folks running for springs (and you weight of course). I had a 450 on whcih had me way under sprung and fox reccomened a 600 which seems just a tad heavy. I have very little preload ~90lbs in the boost valve, very little Bottom out and almost no PP and it feels a little stiff and spikey. I'm about 185 with gear. At the end of last season I was closer to 170... Winter beer is darker I guess
    I'm 6' 7" 245lbs. I have a 750 and 800lbs spring. The 800 is too stiff now, and I'm using the 750 now. I run 145lbs air in the boost valve,1 turn preload. and bottom out is 1 full turn in.Pro Pedal is all the way up for climbing. Lots of that around here!
    Mine has never spiked, and I've ridden it 4 times this week, and 2 other times since I've had it.

    Never bottomed it out, and it's butter smooth all the time. I've only hit up to 7 foot drops on it as of yet but I'm road tripping some this spring/summer so it'll see bigger drops and step downs soon.
    Use this spring calculator. It's what I used for mine and was spot on. Just put 6.7" travel in the box not 7".
    http://www.tftunedshox.com/tech-area...alculator.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    What are you folks running for springs (and you weight of course). I had a 450 on whcih had me way under sprung and fox reccomened a 600 which seems just a tad heavy. I have very little preload ~90lbs in the boost valve, very little Bottom out and almost no PP and it feels a little stiff and spikey. I'm about 185 with gear. At the end of last season I was closer to 170... Winter beer is darker I guess
    Looks like you should have a 550lbs spring if you have a 2 1/4" stroke shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrailfreak
    Looks like you should have a 550lbs spring if you have a 2 1/4" stroke shock.

    At my current weight, it gives me 579 with 28% sag. It's certainly close - I think it's worth giving the 550 a shot though...

    I'm collecting paper weights rather quickly here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    At my current weight, it gives me 579 with 28% sag. It's certainly close - I think it's worth giving the 550 a shot though...

    I'm collecting paper weights rather quickly here.
    I think you can buy a manitou spv spring as it's the same inside diameter as the fox dhx spring and cost about half that of the fox. $21.00 for the swinger spring and $40.00 for the fox. They have the 550 in stock, and ship out tomorrow.
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=3108

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    I was too lazy to remove the seat post clamp so I measured the seat tube, 34.9 is perfect.

    http://www.bti-usa.com/public/manufacturer/HT/SP
    Just ordered my 34.9 Hope seat clamp today. The stupid plastic sleeve wore out on my cheep qr clamp. I got the silver clamp to match my headset and rockers. That sleeve wore out fast. 7 ride life span is depressing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    At my current weight, it gives me 579 with 28% sag. It's certainly close - I think it's worth giving the 550 a shot though...

    I'm collecting paper weights rather quickly here.
    Im running the 500 at 185lbs switched to light beer for daily & the good stuff for the rest. The 500 is a little soft & I will be going to a 600 & see how that works. A friend has the spring supposedly so Im out nothing if it doesnt work. I feel we are in-between springs the 550 will be good but the 600 a little stiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrailfreak
    Just ordered my 34.9 Hope seat clamp today. The stupid plastic sleeve wore out on my cheep qr clamp. I got the silver clamp to match my headset and rockers. That sleeve wore out fast. 7 ride life span is depressing!
    Bummer bro my cheapo is a dead ringer for the Hope except the sleeve is aluminum instead of copper. If it does wear out I have a Hope clamp that a friend gave me but it's 31.8mm yet the parts will all work. Kinda like having a rebuild kit for the post clamp.
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