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    New VP-Free

    Just picked up the wife's new bike. Thought I would share the pics.
    Here's the spec:

    Frame - Small - Trans Red
    Shock upgrade to Fox DHX5.0 coil (400)
    Fox 40 RC2 Forks
    Wheels (Black 729's on Hope pro2 hubs (black), black spokes)
    Headset (chris king no thread - Black)
    Bar (race face Diabolus- Black - 31.8)
    Stem (Race Face Diabolus - Black- 30mm - 31.8 )
    Seatpost (Thompson Elite -Black - 410mm inline)
    Saint Chainset
    E13
    XT front mech
    XT rear mech
    Shifters (XT)
    Tyres (Maxxis High Roller - 2.5)
    Pedals (Crank bros 5050 X silver/red - black screws)
    Front Brake (hope 6 ti 205mm, Floating disk - braided hoses red rotor)
    Rear Brake (Hope 6 ti 205mm Floating disk - braided hoses -red rotor)
    Rear Cassette (SRAM PG 990)
    Grips (Race face Diabolus lock on)
    Seat (Specialized BG Jett Womens)
    Chain (SRAM PG99)


    It rides really nicely though its not been tested in anger yet. Shifting is fine with the saint cranks and the chain guide.
    Weight is 36 lb
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    not only is that bike nice, but the fact that your old lady is riding it is even hotter.

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    wow, that looks nice. i like the red with red rotors. pimp.
    36 lbs?!? daaamn that's light.

    mine weighs in at 41 with a 5th and 888. how did you get your's so light?

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    36lbs is really light for a long travel bike considering my jump bike weighs 32 33 and only has 4 inches up front!

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    fork set up!!

    do you got the fork set at 8" or 7"..? looks like you could raise the H/A some more.. the saddle is also set up flat.. if she DH with it, it would help to angle the saddle up. like a DH bike should be. the bike is nice looks like mine, lol enyoy it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorelegs
    do you got the fork set at 8" or 7"..? looks like you could raise the H/A some more.. the saddle is also set up flat.. if she DH with it, it would help to angle the saddle up. like a DH bike should be. the bike is nice looks like mine, lol enyoy it!!
    We had only just picked it up, so its not been tweaked for her yet. The forks are set up exactly as they should be in the fox owners manual. The forks are set with 8" of travel and the distance from the lower crown to the top of the upper tube is 176.4mm. The top crown could go higher but then you would need to increase the shim stack under it and its already got a 10mm specer underneath. The head tube on my large will be longer and so the top crown will come up higher.
    Glad you like the bike, she loves it

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    go get it dirrrrrty!

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    weigh it again sam,

    can you re-weigh it for me as I'm having trouble being convinced that it
    weighs 36lbs with that spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo
    can you re-weigh it for me as I'm having trouble being convinced that it
    weighs 36lbs with that spec
    Ok, Its back in the shop for a few tweaks, namely changing to a saint front derallier and a race face BB. Will weigh it again once its back.

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    that is one nice bike, i saw it in the flesh today at bracknell (well i think it was this one) and it looked sweeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!! did you manage to jump it in the end ???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ventanadan
    that is one nice bike, i saw it in the flesh today at bracknell (well i think it was this one) and it looked sweeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!! did you manage to jump it in the end ???????
    That was us. Awesome day out. We had a great time and met some really friendly people. She even got both wheels of the ground and was really happy that she is making progress. Nothing compared to the air you were getting!! Seriously impressive riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostrider - TDP
    That was us. Awesome day out. We had a great time and met some really friendly people. She even got both wheels of the ground and was really happy that she is making progress. Nothing compared to the air you were getting!! Seriously impressive riding.
    thanks alot. it was good to see her practicing. hopefully we will be able to see your one, when you get it. happy riding dan ............................

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    nice bike saw that aswell at bracknell, at the end of the month i wanna see her doing wat dan does...

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    oooh aye ive seen that as well


    its amost too nice a bike ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostrider - TDP
    Ok, Its back in the shop for a few tweaks, namely changing to a saint front derallier and a race face BB. Will weigh it again once its back.
    So how much did it weigh when you went back? Still 36?
    Calvin

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    Unfortunatly the scales at the shop were broken. Using my home scales the bike came in at 40lb. We changed to a steel spring in the forks, but hopefully will be changing this for another titanium one once its delivered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostrider - TDP
    Unfortunatly the scales at the shop were broken. Using my home scales the bike came in at 40lb. We changed to a steel spring in the forks, but hopefully will be changing this for another titanium one once its delivered.
    My VP FREE weighs in at 40 lbs and it is a large with the sram build and a 888 fork

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    Very nice VP Free or should I say VP Bling!!! It looks awesome in red, I almost got the red but at the last minute I opted for black.
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    NIce build, but that bike does not weigh 36 pounds.
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    True, estimating at 40lb until the scales at the bike shop get fixed.
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    Oh man! PURE bling! That looks so sick! Enjoy it!!

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    Hey! thats one sweet looking Vp free, I was curious, what type of red chainstay protector is that on your wifes bike. It looks kind of like lizard skins, but I can't quite tell. Very cool though.

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    Its made by DMR, it was the only red one the LBS shop had in.

    You can't see it in the photos but the top tube and swing arm have also been covered with clear tape to protect the frame.
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    Forget the bike!

    One of two senarios here:

    1) You're the kind of guy that says that you buy things for your wife that are really for you (effective short-term strategy with often unfortunate long-term sequelae), or

    2) You really did buy the bike for your wife to ride because, well... she actually wants to

    If you're in scenario 2, forget the bike... show us your wife!

    Late,
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    Definatey number 2).
    I wouldn't have to buy myself a VP free if she wasn't going to ride hers. Actually she gets really offended by people thinking its my bike not hers.
    I'd have to pry it from her cold dead hands before she let me have a go in anger on it.
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