Full Custom Santa Cruz V10 - The Ring 19

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The Kiln Grass2 Grass1 Grass3 Brides Name On the Top Tube Custom Engraved Pedals by Twenty6 Products Custom Paint by Elbert Uber Lack Paint Shop Custom Engraved End Caps by Twenty6 Products Custom Paint by Elbert Uber Lack Paint Shop Fox 40 Float w/Custom Decals
Custom Wheels by The Garage - Twist Lace Pateren  In the Alley 2 In the Alley 3 In the Alley 1
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Santa Cruz V10 Carbon Custom Paint by Elbert Uber Lack
Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox DHX RC4 Kashima
Fork Fox Racing Shox 40 Float Custom Decals
Headset Chris King
Handlebar Deity Mohawk Purple
Stem Twenty6 F1 Pink
Grips ODI Ruffian Lock-On Pink w/ Twenty6 End Caps - Puple w/ custom Engraving
Brakes Shimano Saint M820 W/ Jagwire Highflow LInes - Pink
Brake Levers Shimano Saint M820
Shifters SRAM XO W/Jagwire Ripcord Cable/Housing - Pink
Rear Derailleur SRAM XO Type 2 Short Cage
Chainguide e*thirteen LG1 Black
Cranks Race Face SIXC 170mm
Chainrings / Sprocket e*thirteen Guide Ring Purple
Bottom Bracket Race Face Team DH X-Type Bottom Bracket
Chain Wipperman Connex 10sB EDI Black & Gold
Cassette / Rear Cog Shimano Ultegra 11-28
Pedals Twenty6 Predators Ti Axle, Purple Body/Pink Pins - Custom Engraved
Front Rim Spank Spike Race 28
Rear Rim Spank Spike Race 28
Hubs DT Swiss 240s Custom Decals
Spokes Other Soma Colored Pink/Puple
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 UST
Rear Tire Maxxis High Roller II 2.4 3C
Saddle Deity Mainline Purple
Seatpost Thomson Elite
Seatpost Clamp Other
General Info
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Downhill
Weight 34 lb 6.4 oz (15604 g)
Additional Info As part of a marriage proposal, a local customer wanted to do something really special for his soon to be bride. Being that his special lady wasn't that into jewelry, and loved DH Bikes, he Approached us at The Garage about building a fully custom Santa Cruz V10 for her. Nearly every part of this bike is custom, down to the paint by Elbert Uber Lack (note: there are no decals on the frame - ITS ALL PAINT), the pedals and bar end caps by Twenty6 are custom engraved with the phrase: "Forever Loved". To add an element of surprise, this bike was secretly exchanged with her normal bike when they loaded the chairlift at Whistler and at the top he presented her with the bike and a ring. Congrats Marshal & Joy! All Photos by Rich Adams - www.vividnotion.com, Build by The Garage - www.gravityguildgarage.com
  • druuver293

    1/26/2017 3:20 PM

    lucky girl!

  • str8ghtdecender

    3/17/2014 5:31 PM

    I like the V10 man wasn't trying to copy your style… Purple is the new trend!

  • jsmoke1987

    1/5/2014 10:08 AM

    Epic engagement idea!

  • samcrawler76

    11/11/2013 4:49 AM

    bike of the year very nice

  • jarrodmsimmons

    10/9/2013 4:41 PM

    i'd say bike of the year!!! awesome idea!

  • judgerider68

    10/9/2013 5:33 AM

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING work by all at the garage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • judgerider68

    10/9/2013 5:30 AM

    that's THE most beautiful engagement present ive EVER seen... WOW. shes a lucky lady to have a dude do something like THIS.... as are YOU im sure !!!!!!!!!!!!! AND A RING TOO ???????? CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • harm0n20

    10/8/2013 6:50 PM

    Sick! Good job Steve and Co. on the build!

  • Tony84

    10/8/2013 2:27 PM

    super cruz!

  • Oz_Taylor

    10/8/2013 8:03 AM

    That frame is a work of art, and the custom etching is a nice touch. Build is let down slightly by the fork decals.

  • ianjenn

    10/8/2013 5:51 AM


  • Jergus

    10/8/2013 3:02 AM

    WOW! Great project for great reason !
    Specialy Twenty6 pedals and barends

  • Mfro

    10/8/2013 2:56 AM

    If she changes her mind, I'm single.......................aside from being 6'4, 260lbs, can bench 350lb, drink 3 pints of Guinness in under 10 mins, like riding V10s and am straight, I think I could be a good match....:D

  • PlunderYourChunder

    10/8/2013 8:11 AM

    you sure you're straight? that was a pretty gay comment

  • N'Duro

    10/8/2013 1:05 AM

    Wow. Never seen spokes like that! Nice work. Just one thing: Fox stickers have been inverted! Left right

  • iceman2058

    10/8/2013 12:20 AM

    Bike of the Day October 8, 2013! (we imagine she said yes?)

  • The Garage

    10/8/2013 8:05 AM

    Thanks for the Bike of the Day! oh and we heard that she did say yes.

    and yes the fork decals are inverted. put them on wrong, but then kinda liked it so I left them that way. just another part of the bike that make you really look twice.

  • AndrewR

    10/8/2013 11:17 AM

    True love would have included carbon rims and a tubeless set up ;-)

    Nice build - could have rolled the zip tie ends to the inside once they were cut so it looks neater.

    Nice paint job too!

  • Juurtje

    3/19/2014 10:15 AM

    I noticed that! But small thing to change right?

    Did you do something special to prepare the carbon for painting? That's the only thing I can still do to mine

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