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Changes between an 07 and the 08 SC V10?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DirtMcGirk, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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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?
     
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  2. Banshee Rider

    Banshee Rider Turbo Monkey

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    .7" longer wheelbase
    carbon top link
    close to 2lbs lighter
    revised suspension for livelier feel
     
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  3. ridiculous

    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    larger stand over too.

    The new SC website is pretty cool.
     
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  4. dhrace507

    dhrace507 Monkey

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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.
     
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  5. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Well then the 08, and the long ass wait, it is.
     
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  6. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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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 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!
     
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  7. Acadian

    Acadian Born Again Newbie

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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.
     
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  8. ridiculous

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    Maybe not, I just talked to down cycles in NY about one last week in medium. It might be there, I would give them a ring.
     
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  9. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    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.
     
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