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unclesomebody COMMENCALbicycles's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 1:19
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Nepal, Across a Country - Video
Having walked around many of those trails in the mustang I have to say that I constantly longed for a bike when I could see the singletrack unfolding for multiple miles in front of me! I'd love to go back with a bike.
Sep 12, 2016 at 9:59
Sep 12, 2016

Santa Cruz V10 (14.1kg - lightest V10 on Pinkbike?)

$2495 GBP
My former self would kill my current self if he knew I was doing this. But I need to admit to myself that not riding it in over 1 year is just 100% pathetic. I'm sorry my beautiful bike!!! I built this bike to be my perfect bike and it still is. Everything is high spec and total build weight is 14.1kg (31lbs) including the DMR Vault pedals! That's with a very heavy coil shock and steel spring. I was planning on putting on an x2 and getting this beauty to under 30lbs very easily. There are no "lightweight" components. Everything was chosen because it's the best. Full Spec list: 2014 Santa Cruz V10 - Medium (I bought this at 1 year old in Squamish, Canada). All Frame bearings replaced last summer (Jul 15) by BW Cycling in Bristol (have receipt) and ridden 7 days in the alps since. :'( Fox DHX RC4 Kashima - Steel spring 500lbs (I'm 76kg if that's helpful). Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup - perfect condition. Serviced in the Alps last year and not ridden since (Forgive me lord!) Burgtec direct mount stem Enve DH handlebars Mavic Deemax Ultimate Wheels - strong and true (rear was new last summer and hasn't been ridden since) Hans Dampf (Supergravity) rear and Maxxis DHF (ST EXO) front Sram X0 Cranks with direct mount NW chainring (32T) Sram X0 rear derailleur (10 speed) Sram X0 shifter Shimano XTR Trail brakes with ice tech rotors (I'm happy to swap these over to Saints if the buyer wants) with Uberbike race matrix pads DMR Vault pedals - one of them is squeaking a bit but they're servicable. Happy to sell without these pedals if buyer prefers. SDG Saddle with ti-rails Thomson seatpost (the most boring part on the bike) Uberbike bottom bracket - new last summer... Riding this bike brings me so much joy I can't tell you. I've ridden lots of other expensive DH bikes... none come close. Honestly, until you've ridden one of these you just don't know what I'm talking about. It breaks my heart to sell it but this is life... I'll add a load of pictures later in the week as I'm away with work (above spec is from memory but is all good). Photo is from Enduro2 (Jul 2015) where my Specialized Enduro failed and so I switched and raced day 2 and 3 on this bike... top 10 stage times. It's that light. :) Please don't lowball me... I'm too emotionally attached to this bike and so I'll probably react irrationally ha ha ;-) If it doesn't sell I'll be so freaking happy I might take a trip to Madeira and ride it! I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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Sep 12, 2016 at 9:34
Sep 12, 2016
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unclesomebody paulaston's article
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