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    Versus (merged thread)

    what is your knowledge on this bike?

    is it true that it only has a two year warranty?

    is it a good freeride bike, what are the pros and cons?

    sorry i put this here there just doesnt seem to be much on here exept the review on it

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    Oh no...here comes dogonfr...LOL! I'm sure he'll chime in and give some good first hand info since he has one. But one thing I was totally impressed with on the construction of this bike is their use of needle bearing sets in all or at least the most critical pivot points. Motorcycles and especially dirt motorcycles learned this long ago, that a proper needle bearing set is stronger and more effective than a ball bearing cassette at critical pivot points. They're slightly more expensive, but when taken into the final account of the frame cost, I think it's insignificant. That Blitz frame looks heavy, and I've heard they're around 11 pounds, but hey...it's a freeride frame. The Transition Dirt Bag frame weighs about 12 pounds, so nothing unusual for a burly frame.

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    Blitz or Blitz II?

    Blitz was last years model and is a bit different from the Blitz II. The frame that Adrenalin's blowing out cheap is the old Blitz. I haven't looked at that frame too much but considered a Blitz II to build up recently. I like it's geo on paper 17" chainstays, 21.8" TT on the small with a 28" standover height makes me think the bike will feel small and tossable, like a BMX bike. The 14.3" BB height outght to be a good compromise between clearance and low CG. The only things that I never did find out is what the leverage ratio of the rear shock is and what height fork (specific axle to crown height) these numbers are based on. It looks like it's built around a 6" fork like Fox 36 but I see it with a taller Marz 66 as well on the site. Oh, and the 68 deg HT angle looks to be pretty trail friendly.

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    well i just picked up a blitz 1 and its great just what i wanted. just like what Err said it feels like a small bike much like a BMX so its very maneuverable. i paired the Swinger 4-way with a Shermon Flick 90/130. so it climbs great. i keep up to most xcers until my legs give out. bike is on the heavy side but bombs rather nice. love passing all the xcers that smile as they pass me up just to see me pass them as they eat my dust.
    it came with the 4-way but i much rather have a DHX 5.0. dogonfr helped me out allot. im sure he will chime to help. he uses the DHX (whish i new that before picking the 4-way) dont get me wrong its a nice shock but its a hit or miss. i went through 2 before i finally had Manitou special re-valve mine. was hoping for a 6-way out of it.. oh well.
    anyway its a great bike bombs really nice and climbs to boot. it has an option of 4-5-6" setup but playing around with it i never took it out of the 6". coming from a group of friends that all ride Kona's mostly stinky's and Dawgs i keep up to both. so i think i got best of both worlds.
    oh and if your going with the Adrenalin's bike which i did. stay away from the entry level setup package. the rear sram D has plastic parts that i blew out in my 3rd run. shifters are pretty decent Sanitou fork just plain sucks. rebound is to harsh and you will bounce off rocks and flip. i had to switch my XT stuff from my Kona hardtail to the Blitz. much much better now.

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    hit the deck for dogonfr!!!!!!!

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    I'm a week now from going to miami, I'm working there for a couple of months and just looked at the blitz II it's really nice really like the geometry and well I'll see how it works for me, I also took a look at the Transition bottle rocket it's really good also seems as the same good quallity . Only one question do you know about how much is the regular price for the blitz II???
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Oh no...here comes dogonfr...LOL! I'm sure he'll chime in and give some good first hand info since he has one. But one thing I was totally impressed with on the construction of this bike is their use of needle bearing sets in all or at least the most critical pivot points. Motorcycles and especially dirt motorcycles learned this long ago, that a proper needle bearing set is stronger and more effective than a ball bearing cassette at critical pivot points. They're slightly more expensive, but when taken into the final account of the frame cost, I think it's insignificant. That Blitz frame looks heavy, and I've heard they're around 11 pounds, but hey...it's a freeride frame. The Transition Dirt Bag frame weighs about 12 pounds, so nothing unusual for a burly frame.
    The Transition Dirtbag is not 12Lbs. From the Transtion Bikes website:

    # Frame Weight (including rear shock): 10.9 lbs

    This is with a Swinger coil shock, its almost 1lb lighter with a DHX air.

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    I beg to differ.

    Quote Originally Posted by Showtime
    The Transition Dirtbag is not 12Lbs. From the Transtion Bikes website:

    # Frame Weight (including rear shock): 10.9 lbs

    This is with a Swinger coil shock, its almost 1lb lighter with a DHX air.
    We weighed a large at the shop when we built one up for one of our riding buddies and it was right on 12lbs. on our shop scale...BTW the scale is right on the money, as we've checked it against known check weights since then. Now, maybe they are weighing a small, or something else different for their comparison, but I guarantee that frame we had was 12lbs....and it had the Swinger coil on it. I'm not trashing the bike. I think it's beefy because of what it's intended to be capable of. It's not a trail bike. The guy that bought it got it for the reason that it is has some meat in it...after he broke the frame on his Bullit.

    Besides, you don't believe everything you read on a manufacturer's website, do you?

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    Dude, did dogonfr fall off the face of the earth or something?

    Bueller?
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    We know you live for these threads.

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    where is the guy when i need his expertice(sp)

    well since im low on money im just buying the frame from adrenaline and putting the parts from my fuel 70 onto it, will they all fit?

    i put a manitou splice comp, short stem off a stp, raceface bashgaurd, diamondback pedals, and wtb front rim on my fuel 70, besides that it is stock

    there is the fuel http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike...d=1142600&f=14
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    How do i miss this stuff, must be getting younger!!

    Yes it only has a 2 year warranty but Herb & Vivian are awsome people if you broke the frame somehow they will be there to help you somehow, they'r awsome people very customer oriented.

    Is it a freeride bike? Chris is on of the team riders uses his for DJ/DH/AM/FR & urban all the time usually in the 5 inch possition.

    For me i ride in the 6 inch position, yehaww, with a 6 inch fork. The bike is awsome it loves to be riden hard, i get the feeling the more abusive the happier it is. Mine is a porker at 39.65lbs, but about to go on a diet, for the travel & weight it does climb very well, i always give up beffor the bike going up hill. Going down it is smoother & faster than my old SC SuperAte with a black box team issue Boxxer fork, that fork was sweet. A nice thing with Versus is they have a CNC machine in house & do a ton of fabrication so they know there stuff, the designs are for a reason & if there is a problem they can deal with it imidiatly instead of waiting for the fabricator to work with them. Customer service is at the top since they are not a big shot player they are there for the customer, its frigin great.
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    David likes his blitz!!!!!!!!!!!





    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    How do i miss this stuff, must be getting younger!!

    Yes it only has a 2 year warranty but Herb & Vivian are awsome people if you broke the frame somehow they will be there to help you somehow, they'r awsome people very customer oriented.

    Is it a freeride bike? Chris is on of the team riders uses his for DJ/DH/AM/FR & urban all the time usually in the 5 inch possition.

    For me i ride in the 6 inch position, yehaww, with a 6 inch fork. The bike is awsome it loves to be riden hard, i get the feeling the more abusive the happier it is. Mine is a porker at 39.65lbs, but about to go on a diet, for the travel & weight it does climb very well, i always give up beffor the bike going up hill. Going down it is smoother & faster than my old SC SuperAte with a black box team issue Boxxer fork, that fork was sweet. A nice thing with Versus is they have a CNC machine in house & do a ton of fabrication so they know there stuff, the designs are for a reason & if there is a problem they can deal with it imidiatly instead of waiting for the fabricator to work with them. Customer service is at the top since they are not a big shot player they are there for the customer, its frigin great.

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    so will the components from my fuel fit on the blitz?
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    If budgets the issue, go for the 05 Blitz, I dont think u could go wrong...although the Blitz II IMO is way sicker. here's a short vid of andrew last year riping on the 05 Blitz

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    i am getting the 05 blitz, frame... i only got like 800$
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    looks nice
    and theres trigger also
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    Ninjaman-
    Most of your parts will fit but that fork prob isn't going to cut it long term and you will have to make sure you have enough steerer tube on it. The seatpost size might be different. Most of the rest of the stuff should work fine.

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    Boy, Hardcore...that white one is flat out good looking...and there aren't too many flies on the gray one either...LOL!

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    They should transfer over, the seat post is 30.9mm, the steer is short with intigrated bearings. As mentioned by Err you should upgrade the fork down the road.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ebfreerider510
    David likes his blitz!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yes i do !!!

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    yeah, i was pretty sure that the seat post would be different but i will just grab one out of the bargin bin at the local bike shop... and for the forks, will marazocchi 66 work, i will get those in time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    yeah, i was pretty sure that the seat post would be different but i will just grab one out of the bargin bin at the local bike shop... and for the forks, will marazocchi 66 work, i will get those in time...
    Ya make SMT happy the 66 will be awsome on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err
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    Most of your parts will fit but that fork prob isn't going to cut it long term and you will have to make sure you have enough steerer tube on it. The seatpost size might be different. Most of the rest of the stuff should work fine.
    curious, why wont the fork cut it long term?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    curious, why wont the fork cut it long term?
    A Judy fork will not hold up to agressive riding, you will kill it.

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

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    versus blitz I

    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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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