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    My frame upgrade, Intense Hard Eddy SS 29er

    I have been considering upgrading the frame on my bike from Ally to Carbon or Ti for some time and after a week of pretty 'intense' research I have settled on the Intense Hard Eddy SS 29er as my frame of choice,

    My frame upgrade, Intense Hard Eddy SS 29er-hard-eddie.jpg

    I will be using most of the hardware from my previous build,

    * Intense Carbon Fork
    * Stans Flow ZTR Archs
    * DT Swiss 240S hubs
    * Schwalbe Super Moto 29 x 2.35
    * XTR Crank
    * XTR Brakes
    * Niner RDO Seatpost
    * Chris King headset
    * Blackspire Mono Veloce chainring 42T
    * Gusset single speed gear 12T
    * Crank Brothers Eggbeaters 3 Red
    * Race Face SixC 3/4 Riser Red Carbon

    It will be a bit of wait for the frame to ship from Wrench Science over to Oz, but will update as the build comes together.

    BTW I have found Nick from Wrench Science fantastic to deal with, very helpful and patient as I worked out what I wanted and which parts i was upgrading. Very professional.

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    Why the Super Moto's with Flows?

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    Interesting gearing? You live on the salt flats?

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    That is a nice bike ... especially with the Intense fork.

    Wondering how you're going to push a 42 x 12, though...

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    Rigid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    Why the Super Moto's with Flows?
    i have the Arch's from previous build and the Super Motos were the tyres I ended with on them. I could go a lighter wheel, but saved the coin and reused the Archs.


    Quote Originally Posted by zippinveedub View Post
    Interesting gearing? You live on the salt flats?
    Just about! See below.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    That is a nice bike ... especially with the Intense fork.

    Wondering how you're going to push a 42 x 12, though...

    SPP
    The maximum elevation on most of my rides is 30m (sea level to my house) We just dont have any big hills and I am riding mainly to work which is a 13km bike path through the bush (sealed).

    I have ridden that gearing on the old build for about 18months.

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    My new frame has arrived in Australia - 3 days after being picked up from Wrench Science in the US - 2 of those days were getting to LA, then one day all the way through to Sydney!

    I wont be surprised if it now takes 3 weeks to get from Sydney to me!!

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    Finally got the build finished!

    My frame upgrade, Intense Hard Eddy SS 29er-hard_eddy.jpg

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    Good looking bike, albeit a ton of headset spacers.

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    That just looks fast!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    Good looking bike, albeit a ton of headset spacers.
    Yup, I will end up cutting the fork down, just started with it that way until I get the fit right.

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    How's it riding? How is the rear caliper mounted? Any issues with chain tension?

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    sweet looking bike...love the flat black with the red

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    I have to disagree. The frame looks lovely, but completely spoiled by spacers, risers and bar ends (IMO). Also looks 'wrong' with 'road' tyres. I know you've set it up to meet your need but you've turned a top-flight xc/trail bike into a hybrid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    I have to disagree. The frame looks lovely, but completely spoiled by spacers, risers and bar ends (IMO). Also looks 'wrong' with 'road' tyres. I know you've set it up to meet your need but you've turned a top-flight xc/trail bike into a hybrid.
    Thanks for the feedback! So i should ride without bar ends and run a flat bar even if its less comfortable?!

    As mentioned earlier the spacers were just there until I settled on the correct stem length.

    Actually, I have built a top flight purpose built bike to ride a specific bike track between home and work, I didnt realise I wasnt allowed to use certain frames!

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