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Useful Searches Recent Posts Ridemonkey Forums Forums > Biking Forums > Downhill & Freeride > THOUGHTS on Santa Cruz Driver 8? Features X-Fusion's $200 Manic Dropper Post Videos Photos Freeride Race Dirtjumping & Street Trials Pimped Rides & Gear Other Sports Trail Building Gallery Lifestyle/People NSMB Team Latest Uploads Upload your photos SUBSCRIBE CONNECT Get Social with VeloNews VeloNews on Twitter VeloNews on facebook VeloNews on Instagram VeloNews on YouTube NEWSLETTER SIGN UP Subscribe to the VELONEWS newsletter SIGN UP OUR NETWORK Competitor While the Driver 8 wasn’t given the chance to “pwon” the “l33t newbs” on A-line, I still kicked the tires and bounced the suspension. “For those about to ride, I reviewed http://1001multimedia.com/driver-8/driver-8-bike.php

Sign up Join PinkbikeLogin Like Liked 58 Avg: 5 (6 votes)Write a Review Santa Cruz Bicycles Driver 8 (MSRP $2399) — Give us this day our daily... Can the Driver 8 downhill? driver 8 2850 with shock headset. Santa cruz driver 8: santa cruz driver 8Frame: Freeride and downhill-friendly designAt a glance, the Driver could be confused with the V10, but steeper angles and a few other differences set

Santa Cruz Driver 8 For Sale

sbabuser said: ↑ You lost all credibility with this last statement... I will see, but who knows, maybe the d8 will be an awesome bike once I get some saddle time in a few weeks. Browse other Mountain Bike Frames Vital MTB Features STRAIGHT DOWN - Andorra Pre-Race Show 2 TECH TALK: Eliot Jackson on Data Acquisition 1 Gunning For The Top - Meet The 2018 If you are looking for a new rig this summer to hit the Shore, Whistler and the odd BC Cup, the Driver 8 awaits you – in style.

The bike proved it can race DH, rip technical single track, pedal up, shuttle up, huck, jump, play, and of course cuttie! I cannot comment on Pivot as I have no experience with them, but I can only assume that they have similar problems.Click to expand... dv65 0.026179 Mobile Version of Website Vital MTB Home Bike Checks All Member Bike Checks Top Bike Checks Add Your Bike Photos All Photos Feature Photos UCI World Cup Downhill Enduro Santa Cruz Driver 8 Sizing Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes Price $2,399 Travel 177.8mm Rear Derailleur Vivid 5.1 Dimensions Size SM M L Frame Weight Bike Weight Headtube Angle 66.5 ° 66.5 ° 66.5 °

Wonder why I never see these bikes out there on the trails? The occasional loose maxle in the rear is all we could come up with. -the grease ports on the linkage are a welcome addition. -the bikes were a breeze to build Santa Cruz designed the Driver 8 to accommodate a full 7 inches of seatpost adjustment, so you aren't stuck pushing if a little bit of climbing is n The small is small enough for kids and the little ladies while the large is big enough for the giants. -great standover -we have very few maintenance issues.

BTW, it goes downhill like you wouldn't believe. 2011 Santa Cruz Driver 8 Review Fast or slow, the bike was up for the challenge. Why's that? More Info: www.santacruzbicycles.com Photo Gallery LATEST MOST READ GEAR RACE REPORTS Sky 'steamroller' expected to crush Froome's rivals 11 hours ago NEWS Bicycle celebrates little-known 200th anniversary 12 hours ago NEWS

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  • Build it up to race or have it as a freeride machine.
  • The Driver 8’s claim to fame is its versatility, durability and ability to delight.
  • It seems to check all the boxes: 8.5" of rear travel - and 10" when you need it, it's a V10 and you love them, and it is not an Intense
  • I should get some saddle time on both the new carbon v10, and D8 #18 - Aug 26, 2010 rockofullr confused Rep/Likes: 43 / 228 Joined: Jun 11, 2009 Messages:
  • I love the way these VPP bikes feel, I WILL NOT buy an Intense, so please don't suggest it.Click to expand...
  • Ripping through the ferns at high speed was a blast on the Driver.
  • As usual, another bike from Santa Cruz that puts a smile on your face and inspires confidence.Expand full review >>Favorite Trail:   Anything at N*Duration Product Used:   1 YearSimilar Products Used:   Santa Cruz nomadBike Setup:   Vivid
  • Picking tight lines was a piece of cake on the Driver 8.
  • They aren't nearly as popular as the VP-Free was, so this makes finding final build pics pretty hard to find. #27 - Aug 29, 2010 BikeFan84 Monkey Rep/Likes: 2 /

Santa Cruz Driver 8 Vs V10

Copyright©1996-2017 All Rights Reserved. He has not owned Titus for about 5 or 6 years and has not been involved at all in about 4. Santa Cruz Driver 8 For Sale Pinkbike.com Log in Register New User Login Home Photo Video BuySell Product Forum Places Overview Bike Shops Bike Clubs Bike Guides Shuttle Services Trail Associations TRAILFORKS SHOP Santa Cruz Bicycles Driver Santa Cruz Driver 8 2011 Price It's a Santa Cruz need I say anything more?Weaknesses:    I can't go as fast as the bike.Bottom Line:   I can ride this bike anywhere (local trails climbing up etc...) and still have

Latest Most Read Menu News Races Tour de France Giro d'Italia Gear Bike reviews & rankings Reviews Gear news Technical FAQ Buyer's Guide 2017 Training All training articles Pro power analysis When you find a bike that can handle Cypress with ease, you hold onto it. only) No match. One other thing worth mentioning is how maintenance free this bike is. 2010 Santa Cruz Driver 8 Specs

This a a very lame statement. I love the way these VPP bikes feel, I WILL NOT buy an Intense, so please don't suggest it. I want to stick with aluminum, just for some reason don't trust the carbon, and really the price is a bit much for me to shell out at this time. More about the author The Driver 8 is not a dedicated DH race bike.

Other features include a 1.5-inch head tube, 83mm wide bottom bracket, ISCG05 mounts, and 150mm rear wheel spacing with a 12mm Maxle thru-axle. Santa Cruz Driver 8 2012 Browse other Mountain Bike Frames Free shipping on orders over $50 No match. Driver 8 in this case.

I also had a 2nd gen V10 and the 3rd gen is lighter and rides higher in the travel.

Does this end happily? The pivot axles are secured with a unique locking collet head that permits easy adjustment of pivot bearing preload, but is extremely secure when tightened into place. I hear nothing but great comments from our customers when speaking about this bike. Santa Cruz Driver 8 Geometry the 8 inches of vpp suspension feels amazing and even pedals well. [Reply] + 1 riderfourlife (Jan 25, 2011 at 21:51) This bike will handle ANYTHING you throw at it!

You are saying that Pivot sucks because Chris owns it but yet you are making assumptions that they have problems since he was involved with Titus. Durable? While the Driver 8 was created 1400km away in Santa Cruz, California, it felt right at home here on the North Shore. The Santa Cruz Driver 8 in all its glory, before it gets a beat down in the forest.

Maybe some yetis too, and the new demos. #30 - Aug 29, 2010 EastCoaster Monkey Rep/Likes: 2 / 0 Joined: Mar 30, 2002 Messages: 409 Location: Southeastern PA Wait for time trial title 6 days ago NEWS VIEW ALL RACE REPORTS Get VeloNews In Your Inbox Free! Santa Cruz intends the Driver 8 to be a versatile, all purpose, everyday gravity bike. it is so down and will go through anything.

Terms Privacy Ad Choices and Cookie Policy Home Forums Search Forums Recent Posts Media Search Media New Media Classifieds How to Use the Classifieds Bikes & Frames Components: Suspension Components: Drivetrain It seems to split the difference between the V-10, which is built for pure speed and stability, and the Nomad, which at just over 6 inches can be loosely grouped with