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    This seems to be taking forever.

    I’ve got everything…except the frame and drivetrain.

    The frame was pre-ordered as soon as Intense was taking orders, and was supposed to be among the first batch shipped. But apparently, the first frames ended up going toward the complete bike orders (presumably to help Intense get the build kits out of the shop). So I had to wait for a later batch. Then, the batch of Black Chrome frames mine was in got screwed up somehow, and they all have to be stripped and re-finished…ugh. So it’ll probably be late next week before the frame ships.

    The drivetrain parts (SRAM XX1) were shipped late last week.

    I think the only other outstanding part is the Enve Riser Bar - that should be here next week too.

    In the meantime, here is what I’ve got so far, and actual weights for everything:

    Fox 34 Talas fork (120-160mm) w/ 15 QR axle = 4.64lbs (2,105g)
    Enve XC wheels w/ DT240 hubs and CX-Ray spokes . (with rim tape – no valves, skewers or rotors):
    Front =690g
    Rear = 770g

    Wheels with mounted Nobby Nics (w/ valves, sealant – still no skewers or rotors)
    Front = 1,520g
    Rear = 1,610g

    Eriksen Ti Seatpost w/ hardware = 235g
    King Headset w/ crown race, star nut = 188g
    Tune Seat Collar = 31g
    King Ti Cage = 28g
    XTR Trail brakes – levers, calipers, hoses – no rotors = 530g
    Thomson Stem – 100mm/0-degree = 166g
    ODI Lock-on grips = 108g
    Time ATAC carbon pedals (from old bike) = 340g
    WTB SST saddle (from old bike) = 225g
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    I bet that Intense will be faster than the Spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdude View Post
    I bet that Intense will be faster than the Spot.
    I hope so, I need all the help I can get in the fast department.

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    More goodies arrived today.

    Some more actual weights for the geeks:

    XX1 Crank w 32t ring = 564g (no BB)
    XX1 Rear der. = 241g
    XX1 Cassette = 267g
    XX1 Chain (uncut, w/ quick conect link) = 251g
    XX1 Shifter w/ cable and clamp (no housing) = 122g
    Spare 30t chainring = 38g

    we're gettin' close now...just need the Enve handlebar...and a frame!
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    This cassette is a work of machined art. I'm a little worried about durability of that big aluminum cog, but it's a pretty cool piece of hardware.
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    Exciting stuff!

    I can't wait for my XX1 kit to show up already. Of course mine will be going on a frame that is almost 5 years old, so not quite as exciting as your pile-o-brand spanking new parts.

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    JChasse...what crankset and BB are you going with? 170/175, 156/168, GXP/BB30

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyak View Post
    JChasse...what crankset and BB are you going with? 170/175, 156/168, GXP/BB30
    175mm cranks with standard threaded BB (GXP).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JChasse View Post
    175mm cranks with standard threaded BB (GXP).
    Q factor of 168?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyak View Post
    Q factor of 168?
    Actually, I didn't think to specify. I just checked and my shop got me a 156.

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    Cool, I wanted the 156 but ended up ordering a 168 because I was worried about fitment with the 12x142 rear axle. Interested to hear how the 156 fits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyak View Post
    Cool, I wanted the 156 but ended up ordering a 168 because I was worried about fitment with the 12x142 rear axle. Interested to hear how the 156 fits!
    Not sure I follow. Are you concerned about chainline? Does the wider q-factor crank actually move the c-ring out, or just the crankarm? (I would have thought the c-ring is in the same place, regardless of q-factor, but I'm guessing here)
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    I don't think it affects chain line (not sure though). I was mainly thinking about the crank arm and the chainstay (on a new Rocky Altitude 650B).

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    Nice.

    Those boxes look expensive.

    That's going to be a sweet build. Can't wait to see it complete and hear your impressions after you get a few rides under your belt.

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    Nice

    I tested a T 275 and it was so much more fun than my tracer 29, I think you'll have a blast.

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    Finally got it nearly finished. Still playing with position, and waiting for the Enve Riser bar, but otherwise good to go.

    27.96 lbs as pictured...
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    RRrrrrrr! Nice and stealthy.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    WOW very impressive, can't wait to read your first ride report.

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    That is beautiful! I wish my wheels would come in so I could finish building my 275!

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    Beautiful bike and very nice build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JChasse View Post
    Finally got it nearly finished. Still playing with position, and waiting for the Enve Riser bar, but otherwise good to go.

    27.96 lbs as pictured...
    I thought it'd be at 25 lbs with the dropper post. Nonetheless its a very nice looking bike. How much does the frame weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjay View Post
    I thought it'd be at 25 lbs with the dropper post. Nonetheless its a very nice looking bike. How much does the frame weigh?
    The frame (medium) was 8.0 lbs with the shock, and the fork is 4.6lbs. So this is as light as it's likely to get without resorting to stupid light parts.

    I got a whole hour ride on it at lunch the day before we got a foot+ of snow. Too short a ride to say much. Wait, no it wasn't...I loved it. And the XX1 is just ridiculously quiet.

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    verrrrrry nice.

    man i love that xx1..

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    Nice looking ride. Just curious as to the final price tag. Care to share?

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    Nice, can those Enve XC wheels hold up to the abuse a long travel bike will likely see?

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