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So, it's official. C-c-c-carbon V-10

May 6, 2010, 9:10 a.m.
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You'd prefer a bike built by guys who haven't got a clue over a frame that has been in solid R[HTML_REMOVED]D for two years just because it looks good :lol:

fight the good fight :lol:

May 6, 2010, 9:27 a.m.
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carbon doesn't belong in dh. it'll totally snap if you scratch it. so stupid.

May 6, 2010, 9:28 a.m.
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that is one tidy little donkey bike!

May 6, 2010, 9:32 a.m.
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hmmm maybe i'll be the only one that doesnt like it..

in some weird way it almost look like some offshore cheap V10 copy..

looks similar but not the same…

if i needed a DH sled i'd still go for a Intense 951.. WAYYY more sexy that that new v10

I think it's hideous looking.

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May 6, 2010, 9:33 a.m.
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carbon doesn't belong in dh. it'll totally snap if you scratch it. so stupid.

My super spidey e-sarc meter is going off! :lol:

May 6, 2010, 9:52 a.m.
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carbon doesn't belong in dh. it'll totally snap if you scratch it. so stupid.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

May 6, 2010, 9:54 a.m.
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if and when that bike makes it on the world cup and can last, aluminum frames are DEAD.

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May 6, 2010, 10:08 a.m.
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That looks svelt. Wonder if they will have a more awesomer carbon weave one?

You can all go to hell. I'll be joining you shortly and I'm bringing beer and cheetos.

May 6, 2010, 10:17 a.m.
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Looks good. Some comments:

Between the two settings, the leverage ratio goes from ~2.8 i the 8.5" setting, to ~3.33 in the 10" setting. That's a big change. In fact, according to Sram, a given tune of the coil Vivid can span a leverage ratio change of about 0.5 at the most. Obviously, with running the air shock one is free to change air pressure to adjust spring rate, but I'd bet it'd be tough to get a single damper to work properly in both travel settings. If you run a coil, you will, at a minimum, have to swap springs.

900g is a huge saving on an already light frame. Any suggestion that that includes the savings in going to an air shock?

May 6, 2010, 10:32 a.m.
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That looks svelt. Wonder if they will have a more awesomer carbon weave one?

break out the wet [HTML_REMOVED] dry sandpaper! paint is for pansies.

May 6, 2010, 12:09 p.m.
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You'd prefer a bike built by guys who haven't got a clue over a frame that has been in solid R[HTML_REMOVED]D for two years just because it looks good :lol:

:lol:

:flame:

May 6, 2010, 12:57 p.m.
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I don't like that it has an 8.5" setting. Devolution in a bike that wins on the pedalliest tracks and is still known as the benchmark for bump abgsorption. Also, what happened to this:

When we were developing the new V10, we tried a couple of versions with longer shocks, as that is what the hypemeisters are hyping these days. After riding both versions, we came to some conclusions:
1) The 9.5[HTML_REMOVED]#8221; shock and required longer spring added over half a pound to our frame. Trying to develop a light weight race frame requires a lot of gram counting, and a half pound is huge.
2) It didn[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;t ride any differently. We did blind back-back testing on two prototypes (the only difference was shock stroke, we made a custom frame and link) with a bunch of people, and nobody could identify a difference.
3) The extra

May 6, 2010, 1:03 p.m.
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And why the aluminum rear triangle? That's the first place you'd expect to find carbon on a bike.

As for geo, I never know what to think about the V10. Theoretically it should feel like it has a 12.8" bb, but that sounds far too good to be true.

May 6, 2010, 1:07 p.m.
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Also, what happened to this:

When we were developing the new V10, we tried a couple of versions with longer shocks, as that is what the hypemeisters are hyping these days. After riding both versions, we came to some conclusions:

My guess would be that it's marketing spin on 'it costs too much to change production' or something similar, just like how Marz said that loose bushings were to reduce break in period.

May 6, 2010, 1:20 p.m.
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My super spidey e-sarc meter is going off! :lol:

dude whatever, it's totally true! the bike industry has you brainwashed

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

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