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2017 Scott Voltage DH Bike

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Just figured I'd throw this up here in case anyone might be interested. I was bit by the enduro bug HARD and just took advantage of some end of season pricing, got a new bike that will be my do it-all rig. Part of my self-adulting and convincing that the purchase is justifiable included selling my DH bike to offset the cost. So please, help me help myself be a better adult.

I absolutely love this bike, I bought it in the beginning of the summer and went through the whole thing. It runs very smooth, problem free and ready to rock. Loads of travel and super playful. Excellent jumper, and absolutely mobs through pretty much anything. No major crashes, just your typical scratches from blasting a bike down a mountain.

Super secret PASR friend discount price - $1700. 

-Size M, setup for someone 5'6-5'10 150-180ish lbs
-FR730 Frame, 190mm Rear Travel. Marzocchi R Coil
-Boxxer RC Fork, Medium Spring. Bought brand new in box, only has 3 rides on it (retails $850)
-Fresh Minion DHF's, maybe 5 rides on them. 2.5 front, 2.3 rear. Setup tubeless
-Syncros bars, seat, & 27.5 wheelset
-Fresh ODI Grips
-Truactiv Stem
-Shimano Deore Brakes 203mm/203mm Rotors with Fresh Pads
-Truvativ Ruktion 165mm Cranks
-SRAM X5 8-speed Derailleur

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9 minutes ago, Shadows said:

Downtube is all scratched up. Ill give you 350

great point. it's pretty much useless

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1 hour ago, mbike-ski said:

YT all the rage eh?

Apparently. Just redesigned the capra this year and it's pretty dang awesome. Gotta say I'm into the direct-to-consumer stuff a lot more now. The value you get is freakin' amazing and they actually listen to their riders and customers. A similar build kit from Trek, SC, Kona, or Specialized would be an easy $1500-2k more.

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An enduro/dh 29er! Cool! 

I wish more companies offered bikes with adjustable geometry like Rocky Mountain's Ride 9 thingy. That's the way to really get a do-it-all bike that rips downhill but climbs more than "OK/acceptable."

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12 hours ago, Justin said:

Apparently. Just redesigned the capra this year and it's pretty dang awesome. Gotta say I'm into the direct-to-consumer stuff a lot more now. The value you get is freakin' amazing and they actually listen to their riders and customers. A similar build kit from Trek, SC, Kona, or Specialized would be an easy $1500-2k more.

No doubt, may get a new mtb in the next year or so and YT Jeffsy 29 looks like a pretty sweet trail bike

https://us.yt-industries.com/products/bikes/trail/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8MC1jIXW3QIVgZyzCh1GVwupEAAYASAAEgJYNfD_BwE

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3 hours ago, mbike-ski said:

No doubt, may get a new mtb in the next year or so and YT Jeffsy 29 looks like a pretty sweet trail bike

https://us.yt-industries.com/products/bikes/trail/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8MC1jIXW3QIVgZyzCh1GVwupEAAYASAAEgJYNfD_BwE

The Jeffsy is awesome! Go for it, you won't be disappointed. I considered it, but I need the Capra with the frequent bike park beating I'll be doing. You can get it with a decent build kit and carbon frame for just over $3k, insane value for a 150mm trail bike.

12 hours ago, SallyCat said:

An enduro/dh 29er! Cool! 

I wish more companies offered bikes with adjustable geometry like Rocky Mountain's Ride 9 thingy. That's the way to really get a do-it-all bike that rips downhill but climbs more than "OK/acceptable."

Helllll yeah! 29ers are making serious waves now in the gravity world. Lots of them are popping up in the World Cup now and quite a few wins are happening in the EWS this year. 2019 is going to be littered with 29ers. Most companies are even offering their DH bikes with 29er options too, and not just a frankenstein'd 27.5 frame with bigger wheels. Actual race tested stuff.

Interested to see how the flip chip will be. Most of them seem gimmicky, I don't really think the .5 degree on the the headtube and seattube will exactly turn it to a XC bike, but the increased BB height is definitely intriguing. From what I've read, the 29 Capra vs. the 27.5 is a wayyyy better with climbing and pedalling efficiency though for obvious reasons. I just need to sit, spin, and get up the hill anyway so I can hurt myself on the way down. I'll save the lycra and cadence meter for my road bike.

Love how this thread is turning to a bike discussion haha

BTW - im waiting for fedex as we speak...I'll post pics in the bike thread!

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My bike can fit 29 and 25.5+ tires and switch the HT angle by 1 degree. I LOVE 29ers for trail riding. I thought the chip was like giving me a hundred dollar bottle of wine: I'm not good enough to notice the difference. But it's a SICK feature. I live on a mountain next to a steep, technical trail network and I work at a flowy DH bike park, so I've been using the chip like crazy this summer. The slack mode is SWEET for the park but a pig to pedal on the trails and vice-versa. I'm definitely sold on geo-adjustment!

EDIT: The mechanic at my shop and I measured the bb height in both modes and weirdly it's exactly the same. I don't see how that's possible, but the ruler says it is. With the 29ers on, though, the bike feels way taller.

 

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40 minutes ago, GrilledSteezeSandwich said:

Wow Justin you know your stuff.  Are we going to see you at Blue mountain this season??

Won't be getting a pass, but hoping to get a few days in! I'm down to some old-ass Line fat skis only from 2009, but I'll still come rip a little.

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29 minutes ago, Justin said:

Won't be getting a pass, but hoping to get a few days in! I'm down to some old-ass Line fat skis only from 2009, but I'll still come rip a little.

Some of us still ski on skis from 2009 no big deal. 

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