Full Custom Santa Cruz V10 - The Ring 18

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Frame: Santa Cruz V10 Carbon. Misc.: Custom Paint by Elbert Uber Lack
Rear Shock: Fox Racing Shox DHX RC4 Kashima
Fork: Fox Racing Shox 40 Float. Misc.: Custom Decals
Headset: Chris King
Handlebar: Deity Mohawk. Misc.: Purple
Stem: Twenty6 F1. Misc.: Pink
Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-On. Misc.: Pink w/ Twenty6 End Caps - Puple w/ custom Engraving
Brakes: Shimano Saint M820. Misc.: W/ Jagwire Highflow LInes - Pink
Brake Levers: Shimano Saint M820
Shifters: SRAM XO. Misc.: W/Jagwire Ripcord Cable/Housing - Pink
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO Type 2. Misc.: Short Cage
Chainguide: e*thirteen LG1. Misc.: Black
Cranks: Race Face SIXC. Misc.: 170mm
Chainrings / Sprocket: e*thirteen Guide Ring. Misc.: Purple
Bottom Bracket: Race Face Team DH X-Type Bottom Bracket
Chain: Wipperman Connex 10sB. Misc.: EDI Black & Gold
Cassette / Rear Cog: Shimano Ultegra. Misc.: 11-28
Pedals: Twenty6 Predators. Misc.: Ti Axle, Purple Body/Pink Pins - Custom Engraved
Front Rim: Spank Spike Race 28
Rear Rim: Spank Spike Race 28
Hubs: DT Swiss 240s. Misc.: Custom Decals
Spokes: Other Soma Colored. Misc.: Pink/Puple
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 UST
Rear Tire: Maxxis High Roller II 2.4 3C
Saddle: Deity Mainline. Misc.: 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

Vital MTB member The Garage The Garage 10/7/2013 9:09 AM

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

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The Garage

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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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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

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

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Emil MP

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.

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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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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!

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