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    Does Anyone One Enjoy 10" In The Rear?

    So for anyone who knows me on here I used to rock an 06 Iron Horse 7 Point. Had to sell it. But I'm gettin a new DH rig. I'm Looking at an 04 Santa Cruz V10. I yavnt had a lot of experience on many different bikes so not much to compare to. But anyone have any input on tye differences in rides. I ride at bootleg and would love the 10" in the rear travel. I've heard some nets from too much rear travel just not sure what. So any input is apprectiated....

    PS my GF thought the title was funny lol

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    I don't like anything in my rear, thank you very much. I believe you want SMT for this topic.
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    Have Fun Riding!
    You'll love it.
    However, things could be a bit loose back there after 8 years of pounding.
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    I can only take 9.5 inches in the rear with my Gambler, but I enjoy every last inch it has to offer.

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    Lol I thought this post would be entertaining...at least if anyine is having a bad.day send them to this thread can't help but laugh lol.

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    i'd try something a bit newer than '04
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    I'd love to but this one ill be getting via trade so not many choices...anyone ridden a v10... Does the travel hurt u in anyway.

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    No one wants old floppy 10 inches in the rear. Look at something new and stiffer.
    Just another redneck with a bike

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    This went exactly where I expected it as quickly as I expected it too.

    And I couldn't be happier.

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    It's more of a NorCal thing.

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    All according to plan...lol he jus had all the pivot points re done and rear shock rebuilt...so it should be nice and stiff....

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    I had a 02 SC V10 and after 1/2 a year it developed lateral play. I tore it down (all the bearings, shock bolts, etc) and still had play. The bearing interface on the the rear triangle had flared out and it needed a new rear tri.

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    You don't want that bike....first off it is old and the first generation V-10...they used the front end off the Super 8 and the new links.....the bike is a heavy beast...look for something newer
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    Its really about how it pounds you back through the rough stuff.
    Not the size of the travel.

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    The new v10 carbon is fantastic. But as was mentioned before, the amount of travel is not what makes a bike great for dh. It's the ride quality. Example: I like the feel of the v10 a lot, but the Canfield Jedi feels smoother through the chop to me, is and it only has 7.5" of vertical travel.
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