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    DH Bike

    Hello

    So here is the deal, for Christmas, im giving myself license to build a new DH bike. Below you'll find my spec's. I'd love some input, feel free to thrash my build or build it up.

    Thanks!

    Santa Cruz V10, Ano Black, Size Large
    RockShox Boxxer WC
    Fox DHX 5.0
    -Aftermarket Titanium Spring
    DT Swiss FR2350 Wheels
    Avid Codes - 203mm Rotors
    Sram Matchmaker
    Truvativ Holzfeller OCT 1.1 CrankSet
    Truvativ Howitzer Team BB
    Truvativ Team RiserBar
    Truvativ Holzfeller Stem 1/18
    Truvativ Team Double Clamp SeatPost
    Sram X.O Short Cage RD
    Sram X.O Rear Trigger Shifter
    Sram PC991 Hollow Pin Chain
    Sram PG970 Casset, (11-23)
    Chris King Steel Set
    Kenda Blue Groove, 2.7
    Lizard Skin Lock On Grips
    WTB Rocket V Saddle, SLT white
    Gamut Chain Guide
    Pinning it Nor Cal style

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    sounds real nice

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    Thomson post, integrated stem for the Boxxer, SIC, e13, etc...
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    looks sweet
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    That will be a sweet bike when finished.

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    [QUOTE=coma13]Thomson post, integrated stem for the Boxxer, SIC, e13, etc...[/
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    Why the thomas post instead of a truvativ one?
    I like the integrated stem idea though
    Pinning it Nor Cal style

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazz rides
    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    Thomson post, integrated stem for the Boxxer, SIC, e13, etc...
    Why the thomas post instead of a truvativ one?
    I like the integrated stem idea though
    Lighter weight with no strength penalty...
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    congratulation to the world fastest DH bike!!

    Santa Cruz V10, Ano Black, Size Large if you not higher than 6 take a medium
    RockShox Boxxer WC OK.
    Fox DHX 5.0 OK.
    -Aftermarket Titanium Spring not necessary to expensive for the weight save
    DT Swiss FR2350 Wheels dt340 with mavic 729
    Avid Codes - 203mm Rotors magura gustav m
    Sram Matchmaker ?
    Truvativ Holzfeller OCT 1.1 CrankSet OK. 40 chain ring, longer life
    Truvativ Howitzer Team BB OK.
    Truvativ Team RiserBar Sintace
    Truvativ Holzfeller Stem 1/18 Danger Boy Direct stem
    Truvativ Team Double Clamp SeatPost Thomson Elite
    Sram X.O Short Cage RD to expensive, X9 2007
    Sram X.O Rear Trigger Shifter to expensive, X9 2007
    Sram PC991 Hollow Pin Chain OK.
    Sram PG970 Casset, (11-23) 11-34 longer life.
    Chris King Steel Set not necessary,chris king no treadset
    Kenda Blue Groove, 2.7 Maxxis highroller2.5, 42a/60a
    Lizard Skin Lock On Grips OK.
    WTB Rocket V Saddle, SLT white OK.
    Gamut Chain Guide E-13
    Last edited by 8664; 12-28-2006 at 02:10 AM.
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    Same as what 8664 said more or less.

    Thomson post for sure. No reason not to.

    I'm running the 31.8 low rise Holzfeller bars with no cut at the moment and am loving them, so I'd say stick with that.

    Kenda 2.7's are useless. Huge, slow, heavy - not what you want for a race rig.

    Stay with Code's or Saints (easiest to get parts for).

    I'd almost say use Mavic 721's or WTB Dual Duty's. I have almost a full season in on mine and they've held up well (with regular tensioning), been lightweight, cheap, and give a killer tire profile for leaning the bike over. For that reason alone I don't want to go back to a wide rim for DH. I've tried High Rollers numerous times and hated the lack of lateral grip. I'm running the Specialized Chunder 2.3's right now (which are more like an honest 2.5) and have been blown away. They're like High Rollers on steroids.

    Definetely get an integrated stem. If Dangerboy makes one that drops the bars down a bit get that with some low rise bars and the bike will handle amazing.

    You don't really need anything more than an x7 shifter either. X9 derailler is tough and sufficient enough.

    Get a road saddle (any lightweight Ti one will do). The V10 has a super low CM to take advantage of - don't put a bunch of extra weight high up on the bike.

    What in the hell is a SRAM matchmaker??

    I'd personally get a Roco with a Ti spring instead of the DHX, but that's just me..
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    Sounds good, but my only suggestion is breaks. Unless your'e a really big guy I would suggest a good pair or dual piston breaks. Saint's, Juicy 7's, Magura Louise. I only suggest this because you seem to want a light race bike, and I think 4 pisotns are unneccesary weight. I would also suggest going with a 185mm rear disc

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    You don't really need anything more than an x7 shifter either. X9 derailler is tough and sufficient enough.
    I would say stick with X.9's. I have both X7 and X9 shifters both hooked up to an x9 rear der. The X.9's feel much better, and the X7's have a huge paddle that easily gets in the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover Nick
    Sounds good, but my only suggestion is breaks. Unless your'e a really big guy I would suggest a good pair or dual piston breaks. Saint's, Juicy 7's, Magura Louise. I only suggest this because you seem to want a light race bike, and I think 4 pisotns are unneccesary weight. I would also suggest going with a 185mm rear disc
    this guy "zazz rides" dont tell hi want buy a light race bike....
    i hafe my v10 for go down the hill with some reserve and by the way,the v10 is the most sexy bike!!
    the commponets i hafe written are the best mix vor light and durability.
    Last edited by 8664; 12-29-2006 at 04:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    What in the hell is a SRAM matchmaker??
    It integrates your shifter/brake lever kind of all into one.
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...3009&category=

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