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V10 more-trailable !

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by bigdrop05, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. bigdrop05

    bigdrop05 Monkey

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    The V10 pedals so good & is soo comfy !

    Longer stem
    Longer seatpost.
    2.3" Tires .
    Change 42 tooth

    EDIT : Decided to leave the V10 alone & ride it as is.....
     

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  2. ncrider

    ncrider Turbo Monkey

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    Eh, why not? Some people drive lifted hummers on 22"s down the street. I guess it's the same idea as using a V10 as a trail bike. It won't kill ya.
     
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    Good idea...go for it. Then you can also run over them if you meet some slow XCs on the trail
     
  4. bigdrop05

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    Word ..!
    It has 2 wheels ....
     
  5. Geoff G.

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    actually there's a guy on bikerag.com who's been riding a v-10 as an all around trail bike since they first came out.
     
  6. frznnomad

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    so heres the question WHY ?
     
  7. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    cause trail riding on big bikes rocks! well, after you get used to it. ;)
     
  8. odiwik

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    Believe it or not, some people can't afford two bikes with the prices of DH rigs the way they are... This is the case for me; I have a 40+ pound VP-Free that I ride everywhere, including urban.

    There is nothing wrong with bikes built this way, and you are a complete fool if you think there is.

    Nothing beats a 7"+ full-suspension, racey bike down from where you rode up.
     
  9. wood-dog

    wood-dog Turbo Monkey

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    You want to make one of the most DH specific mtn bikes into a trail bike? It won't be easy but more power to ya Bro. Oh, and if you are running a coil try to replace it with a lighter air shock, that should shave a bit off.
     
  10. bigdrop05

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    Well said odiwik !......
    rock on..
     
  11. sanjuro

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    What a fool...
    http://www.santacruzmtb.com/news/index.php?NewsID=0087


     
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    I have several other bikes but I still love to ride my v-10 everywhere. I have a long setback post and run MRP/profiles with a 34 ring and 11-34 cassett and it works great as long as you keep the ride reasonably short. Great cardio. I get some strange looks from the spandex crowd but that's fine.
     
  13. frznnomad

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    odwik i wasnt saying there was nothing wrong with it i just wanted to know why buy a v-10 (dh race specific frame) and turn it into something a bullit would be perfect for. i wasnt telling him to go out and buy a new bike and race that one i was just trying to understand this.

    ohh and i cant afford three or four bikes of dh race caliper. so i can feel him i just dont understand why get a race bike and turn it into a trail bike.
     
  14. sama1ter

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    that bike is absolutly amazing looking.
    as for the trail bike, i dont know, thats not the best pedaler on the uphills
     
  15. dvasis

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    relpace the rear shock with a 2x4. done.
     
  16. bigdrop05

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    Mark Weir is awesome ......cool article...
    There are no boundries IMO either.We think alike.
    word !
     
  17. WKC

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    Umm, duh!
     
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    Yeah, cool article.
     
  19. crash test

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    And my back hurts because of it.. If you are in shape you can ride anything xc.

    Put a 34 tooth front ring on the V10 and pedal away. My 03 V10 was 48lbs or so, and my 05 V10 is 52lbs or so. I haven't been pedalling my new V10 xc style much this year. Not in the shape i was the past couple years.

    Pedalling one bike all the time allows you to be more comfortable with it in all situations. That was my theory and i'm sticking with it.
     
  20. bigdrop05

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    Going to leave the V10 as is... Actually i can ride it in the 42 tooth or push.
    I decided to keep my rigid Singlespped & use 2:1 like i used too when i was in good condition...
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