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    V10 Model Differences

    Can someone post the differences between the different recent gens aluminum V-10's (not the old-old pre 2005 one)? I tried to search, but for some reason, the forum search engine doesn't find hits on V10 which I find surprising.

    I'm looking at a couple used frames and curious what the deltas are, and assuming that later is better. My recollection is that in 2008 they changed the geo slightly and added a carbon link. If no carbon link, I'm assuming, pre-2008.

    Thanks.

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    2008 and onwards, V10s (V10.3) had VPP2, carbon upper link, and smaller hunchback VPP2 is more lively feeling than previous VPPs.
    Last edited by miqu; 09-01-2011 at 11:26 AM.
    I love the smell of the TF2 chain lube in the morning.

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    Here is what SC sent me when I was asking them about what to look for in a used bike.


    There are 4 versions of the V10 model.
    The initial 2002-2004 version1.
    The 2004.5 version2 (switch to the monocoque style frame construction)
    The 2007-2010 version3 with Carbon upper link.
    The 2011-on version4 V10 Carbon.

    I would look at used bikes in that reverse order.

    The Ver4 and Ver3 are the nicest and most compatible with current standards
    (hubs, etc) Ver2 would be next. Ver1 is still a great bike, but the hub
    standards were not so dialed in back then, and your component options are
    limited.

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    Bearings and bearing seals got better in every model version. The latest, the greatest I would say. Also in every version there was little differences/improvements through the version's lifecycle.

    Quote Originally Posted by erok81 View Post
    Ver1 is still a great bike, but the hub
    standards were not so dialed in back then, and your component options are
    limited.
    ...Cambria bikes still has V10.1 rear hubs (15x140mm) in stock with great price (note to this model owners)

    V10.1 is slack and has low BB like modern DH bikes. Durable also, but maybe not the most manouverable bikes comparent to latest DH bikes. Also 10x135mm dropouts are still available from Santa Cruz Bicycles. If V10.1 is with floating brake and 15x140mm hub, floating rod and brake caliber mounts are not available anymore BUT fixed brake caliber dropouts that can accomodate same rear hub, are available from SCB. Floating brake rods thought can be ordered from Brake Therapy in various lenghts.
    Last edited by miqu; 09-01-2011 at 11:24 AM.
    I love the smell of the TF2 chain lube in the morning.

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