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Changes between an 07 and the 08 SC V10?

DirtMcGirk

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Feb 21, 2008
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What has Santa Cruz changed between the 07 and the 08 V10's?

Are the changes going to be enough that they'd make a marked difference in the ride?
 

dhrace507

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Apr 2, 2004
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I've ridden two different 2007 V-10's on a couple different days, both had really different setups and they were pretty good. The main difference I feel with the 2008 model I have now is the revised suspension. I like how it jumps and pumps, and that's saying a lot considering my last bike was pretty good at that too. Sticking to the corners though, damn. It's good. I'm sure a lot of people are wondering about the weight, my painted medium with a steel spring was 10.2 pounds with the axle, hanger and seatpost clamp.
 

OGRipper

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Feb 3, 2004
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The main difference I feel with the 2008 model I have now is the revised suspension. I like how it jumps and pumps, and that's saying a lot considering my last bike was pretty good at that too.
Agreed. If you think back to the original version, the last version and now the '08, you can see that the bike went from a boulder-eating tank that you couldn't get off the ground to a much more nimble ride that nevertheless can still destroy rock gardens. The changes between '07 and '08 are obviously less drastic than the prior update - in part because the last version was pretty damn good - but the trend toward lighter weight and a more lively ride continues. Can't wait to rock one this summer!
 

Acadian

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Agreed. If you think back to the original version, the last version and now the '08, you can see that the bike went from a boulder-eating tank that you couldn't get off the ground
man that gave me flash backs from my old V10 (first production). That's the only V10 I've ridden - it would be interesting to try one of the new ones to compare. Looks like SC took care of all the little things I didn't like about the bike.

I have to admit, the new 08 V10 pretty damn nice! I just love the new lines, carbon link, geo looks good - tempting....very tempting.
 

OGRipper

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Feb 3, 2004
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man that gave me flash backs from my old V10 (first production). That's the only V10 I've ridden - it would be interesting to try one of the new ones to compare. Looks like SC took care of all the little things I didn't like about the bike.

I have to admit, the new 08 V10 pretty damn nice! I just love the new lines, carbon link, geo looks good - tempting....very tempting.
Dude, the last bike was hugely different from the original, and the new one is even further refined. Definitely one to check out. Sure I'm a little biased, but still.