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One Of A Kind VP-Free!
One Of A Kind VP-Free! One Of A Kind VP-Free! Seatpost Cut. One Of A Kind VP-Free! One Of A Kind VP-Free! One Of A Kind VP-Free! One Of A Kind VP-Free!
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Santa Cruz VP Free Ano BLK. Large, '06. Low Miles :D
Rear Shock Rock Shox Vivid Air R2C 8.5x2.5, Short Shocked to 195mm Travel.
Fork RockShox Totem RC2 DH Solo Air Fork (180mm) Hand-Painted.
Headset Chris King NoThreadset
Handlebar Race Face Atlas FR 785mm
Stem Thomson Elite X4
Grips ODI Troy Lee w/ red Clamps.
Brakes Shimano Saint M810 w/ 2x203mm Ashima rotors.
Brake Levers Shimano XTR Trail M988
Shifters SRAM X9 Trigger (9SPD)
Rear Derailleur Shimano Saint M820 Mech. Mod:: Mated with Sram X9, 9SPD Trigger. Works Perfect. Still on 9SPD.
Chainguide MRP G2 SL
Cranks Shimano Saint Crankset M815-I
Chainrings / Sprocket Race Face 36t
Bottom Bracket Race Face Team DH X-Type Bottom Bracket
Chain KMC X9 SL
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM PG 11-34t
Pedals Other Pedals 320g / Pair.
Front Rim WTB Dual Duty Fr
Rear Rim WTB Dual Duty Fr
Hubs WTB LaserDisc Super Duty Set.
Spokes DT Swiss
Front Tire Maxxis Minion 2.5
Rear Tire Kenda Nevegal Waiting to Wear Out...
Saddle Selle Italia SLR Carbonio w/ Ti rails.
Seatpost Thomson Elite
Seatpost Clamp Other
General Info
Model Year 2006
Riding Type Downhill
Weight 35 lb 9 oz (16131 g)
Additional Info HA: 64.5~ Deg (remeasured with better angle'r) BB: 14.5" (error, remeasured)* rear Travel: 195mm Fork: 180mm I took a chance with this frame and bought it in immaculate condition about 2 years ago. She hadn't been ridden much at the time of purchase. Spent tons of hours building it myself and figuring out/testing what maximized the frame's potential and the geo. VP-Free's are seriously amazing bikes, and they last forever. But, the Geo had to be 'updated' in that sense. After countless mods and hours spent figuring out the small but annoying details, it's all been absolutely worth it and happy to report the bike is fairly nimble, does great in the rough, balanced all-around performance, but all the while being tanky/solid as hell. It's a bike I would catergorize as a Mini-DH/Park bike. Does suffer from some small geo things (sorting it out). But otherwise a great bike. Update: Been really dialing in the bike/suspension. Love the bike. 14.5" BB could be lower, but still, not a huge problem. Going to get a slightly longer stem (more foward weight bias) + 1-1/8" Angleset to slacken the bike to 64. I think this will really help the bike overcome it's slightly older geo and more into a speed-orientated snappy Mini-DH bike.
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