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Let's see these sexy beasts!

I'll Start:

Butcher R AM w/ Fox Float 32 in the front




And here's the mutilator with Mt Tamalpais in the background- sun glare kinda missed up the pic :(

 

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Looks great!

I'm still waiting for my white Butcher frame w/RP23 shock. I was told 3 weeks to get the frame from SC, 2 more days and it will be a month wait so far.
 

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2011 Santa Cruz Butcher

Here's my new Butcher;

Med Frame w/ Fox RP23
Fox36 Talas RLC 160mm Taper
Mavic Crossmax SX Wheelset
Truvativ Stylo OCT 170mm 24-36T Crank
E.13 TurboCharger Bashguard
XO Shifters & Rr. Der.
XT Ft. Der & Cassette
Avid Elixir R SL Brakes w/ XX 185mm Rotors
Specialized S-Works Eskar 2.3 Tubeless Tires
Chris King Taper Headset
Easton MonkeyLite XC Low Rise Bars
Thomson 70mm Stem / 0 Offset Seatpost
WTB Silverado Seat
Crank Bros. Acid pedals
Santa Cruz Peaty Lock-On grips

Complete Weight: 29 lbs

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Sweet looking ride Angelbcel. I'm waiting for a white medium, good to see a pic of one. How about a ride report, how does it compare to your old bike?

Enjoy the ride
 

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hoping to see a Lime Green one........

Just sold my L Heckler and always thought I could of done with a M as I have short legs!

Hopefully going to get a Lime Green after Christmas as have a baby coming and have lots to buy!
 

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Very nice rides guys. Only a couple of pics for a thread a week old couldn't mean many are out there yet.
 

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I don't think there are that many out there either.
Ive been waiting for mine for 5 weeks now.
Paid for it in full 2 weeks ago hoping that that would magically get it here faster.
 

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utahgeoff said:
I don't think there are that many out there either.
Ive been waiting for mine for 5 weeks now.
Paid for it in full 2 weeks ago hoping that that would magically get it here faster.
I imagine you'll be quite happy once you hit the trails. Can't comment on the Nickel, but the I swear they gave the Butcher it's name because it carves up trails. This bike is like a slingshot coming out of turns. Be sure to give us a trail report once you're bike comes in! What color did you order?
 

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Haus Boss said:
Be sure to give us a trail report once you're bike comes in! What color did you order?

Any possibility of a ride report? What bike did you ride before?, to compare the Butcher too. I'm switching from a VPP bike to the new APP Butcher. And hopefully doing so before summer ends.
 

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Hey Haus, tell us how your Butcher is going mate. You intial review two weeks ago was a little tainted by the heat and a light head, if I remember correctly. Have you had a good run on it now, what's your opinion, what are the strengths that you can see so far...., give us something to drool over.

Thanks
 

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Just got back from a nice 10 mile ride today. Let me tell you man, I LOVE THIS BIKE. I find myself going down technical terrain so much faster than I could have imagined before. The butcher totally carves up technical fire roads and trails alike. I haven't hucked it off any 4' + jumps/drops just yet, but I've ridden down some really gnarley rock gardens, over nasty roots, and washed out trails pretty damn fast and the butcher just eats it all up like it's an appetizer. Climbing can be a challenge on steeper ascents, but that's a given with the bike's geometry. I've also been riding with flats since I day 1 on the Butcher. I plan on throwing my clipless pedals on sometime soon and I have a feeling this is gonna make a big difference when tackling some of those 25 + degree ascents and more technical s/t. Also, I'd prefer to ride my h/t stumpjumper when riding really narrow trails less than 18" in width. I was on a couple today on a really steep hillside. Because of the slack head tube angle, the bike goes where ever you point it- even with the slightest movement/adjustment. Not so good on the super narrow stuff, but I found it's awesome when trying to make quick corrections when traveling at speed. When you hit anything with a nice downslope, the Butcher feels like a slingshot. This is especially true coming out of corners. Just a little bit of physical exertion and the bike really takes off. I have the bike setup for a really plush feel right now and I've bottomed it out a few times, BUT, you don't even know that you've bottomed out. The rear suspension is super plush pretty much all the way through the shock stroke. And like others have pointed out- it's pretty damn stiff. I haven't felt the slightest lateral flex in the bike and I weigh around 190lb. We'll see what happens when I throw some heavier stuff at it if I can make it up to Northstar this summer. ;)
 

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Thanks for the ride report. I've only ridden a Butcher @ a demo day in Santa Barbara, and in that 1 hour ride fell in love with the bike.
 

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Awesome Haus, thanks mate :thumbsup:
It sounds like a very capable machine, if you try and stay with a Butcher in the gnarly steep, you might just end up as minced meat.. ;)
 

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sooner518 said:
anyone got any Nickel ride reports or pics??
not yet

mine arrives late summer :)

be patient arctic slalom ... ;)
 
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