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New 2006 Versus BLitz

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by liquidsystm, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. liquidsystm

    liquidsystm Chimp

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    Hey guys, just got some photos sent to our shop of the new Versus Blitz that I'd thought I'd share. Looks pretty sick!










    Some features:

    - features full needle bearings at all pivots (with external grease ports)
    - extremely stiff rear triangle via CNC’d stiffeners at high flex points
    - 1 piece bottom bracket/main pivot/bottom shock mount interface for increased strength and stiffness
    - optimized suspension ramping rate at 170mm (6.7 inches) of travel
     

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  2. smedford

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    looks like a Stinky with a retro rocker plate.
     
  3. .:Jeenyus:.

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    Looks heavy...
     
  4. CBJ

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    Looks very beefy - whats the weight?
     
  5. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    looks like a short shock too me. think high leverage ratio
     
  6. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    looks like a short shock too me. think high leverage ratio. i still think it looks good though
     
  7. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Definitely looks beefy - is it Banshee-ish in terms of weight?
     
  8. gonzostrike

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    nice stout rear linkage bits. should provide a good steady vert path for the wheel.

    needle bearings at the pivots in the rear assembly?

    who did the CNC work, who did the welding? all in-house? whose tubing are you using? just curious.
     
  9. liquidsystm

    liquidsystm Chimp

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    don't have that info yet, but i'll update as soon as I find out. Maybe after interbike
     
  10. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    Looks like a fun park/slope bike. Super stout but a little less travel, easier to launch and throw around. Needle bearings are promising and external grease ports are great if you get at your rig with a hose often. Not a revolutionary suspension design but probably works fine. That white one all built up is pimp.
     
  11. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    agreed.
     
  12. Jayridesacove

    Jayridesacove Turbo Monkey

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    I like that rocker
     
  13. Inclag

    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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    Wow. I thought the old Versus bikes looked bad. I mean REALLY BAD. The DH bike (Weapon X ???) of theres had some of the craziest geometry I've seen.



    This on the other hand is actually pretty nice. Nothing complicated but it looks straight out of the Banshee pages and looks like a stout fun bike.

    Anyone else notice that along with the light 6" trailbikes there seems to be an increase in beefy 6-7" freeride/slopstyle bikes around. It's almost as if the long travel bikes are becoming more race oriented and the "freeride" bikes are loosing travel and getting away from the Monster T hucker gnar category to become more manuverable and flickable.
     
  14. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    Definitely. And it makes sense: Race bikes should help you stick to the ground and get to the bottom as quickly as possible, and bigger travel and lots of sag help get that done. On the other hand I want to get off the ground as much as possible on a freeride bike and the shorter travel but still burly newer bikes are perfect for that.
     
  15. Jayridesacove

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    it's the new "flavor of the month" so to speak
     
  16. Fulton

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    looks good! I like it alot! 1.5 headtube would have been cool though
     
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    does it come in rootbeer?
     
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    great i feel like you logged into my head and came up with the conclusion i hadnt been able to reach until now, thanks!
     
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    Wow, I really like this bike, looks almost exactly what i want for my next bike. If it can be built to ~34 lbs, I'll be really excited.
     
  20. SOil

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    looks nice.

    Is the weapon X going to be updated for 2006? Bloody hope so...
     
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    My beefy 6-7" bike will be in its 6th season next year! Guess I'm ahead of the times. :D
     
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    Well this isn't a 2006, But here is my 2005!
    Versus are very nice bikes, and customer service is unbelievable!
    My build is like 40lbs with a psuedo DH / FR build...
    I love it and it pedals awesome.

    I just got the DHX 5.0 in today from Versus and got it installed.
    I can't wait to hit mad drops with it and see the difference between the Manipoo 4-Way and the DHX 5.0!
    Night and day I hear. Next is the Ti Spring. :thumb:



     
  23. Eurotrash

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    holy slack head angle batman! :confused:
     
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    Anyone Interested in the Frame Only? ;)
     
  25. jonahrei

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    Yeah, that frame is super sick!!! I'm getting one!!
     
  26. SOil

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    Very interested on the 7.5-8.5" travel version of the new blitz
    If they keep the burly looks, it should look great.

    Anyone knows if they are upgrading their hardtail frame as well?

    A burly HT with the Blitz's tubing would be dead cool :drool:
     
  27. jonahrei

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    I heard there was gonna be some kind of redesign for the new HT as well.
     
  28. sumskat

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    with a dhx-coil the Blitz II weighs in at 10.5lbs.