Full Custom Santa Cruz V10 - The Ring

Parts
Frame: Santa CruzV10 Carbon. Misc.: Custom Paint by Elbert Uber Lack
Rear Shock: Fox Racing ShoxDHX RC4 Kashima
Fork: Fox Racing Shox40 Float. Misc.: Custom Decals
Headset: Chris King
Handlebar: DeityMohawk. Misc.: Purple
Stem: Twenty6F1. Misc.: Pink
Grips: ODIRuffian Lock-On. Misc.: Pink w/ Twenty6 End Caps - Puple w/ custom Engraving
Brakes: ShimanoSaint M820. Misc.: W/ Jagwire Highflow LInes - Pink
Brake Levers: ShimanoSaint M820
Shifters: SRAMXO. Misc.: W/Jagwire Ripcord Cable/Housing - Pink
Rear Derailleur: SRAMXO Type 2. Misc.: Short Cage
Chainguide: e*thirteenLG1. Misc.: Black
Cranks: Race FaceSIXC. Misc.: 170mm
Chainrings / Sprocket: e*thirteenGuide Ring. Misc.: Purple
Bottom Bracket: Race FaceTeam DH X-Type Bottom Bracket
Chain: WippermanConnex 10sB. Misc.: EDI Black & Gold
Cassette / Rear Cog: ShimanoUltegra. Misc.: 11-28
Pedals: Twenty6Predators. Misc.: Ti Axle, Purple Body/Pink Pins - Custom Engraved
Front Rim: SpankSpike Race 28
Rear Rim: SpankSpike Race 28
Hubs: DT Swiss240s. Misc.: Custom Decals
Spokes: OtherSoma Colored. Misc.: Pink/Puple
Front Tire: MaxxisMinion DHF 2.5 UST
Rear Tire: MaxxisHigh Roller II 2.4 3C
Saddle: DeityMainline. Misc.: Purple
Seatpost: ThomsonElite
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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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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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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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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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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