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    New Bike time.

    Been a DH guy since I could ride and no we have almost no DH trails, I really wanna keep my Uzzi so I'm planning on adding a 2nd bike.

    I've been thinking of the intense Primer Bandit edition, carbon frame and kashima for fork and shock, seems like a very nice steed and the price shows.

    Should I just save a few bucks and get like a giant trance or something, I've only ever ridden highest end bikes and never tried anything budget friendly.

    I've even been searching for an intense spider 275a with little luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Nice bike, it's in the wrong country.

    Intense just released the spider aluminum again, $2300 USD

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    Before I bought my new bike, I looked at the Intense Spider and the Giant Trance 2. Eventually settled on the Trance as the components and value canít be beat. And to be honest, I am really enjoying the bike. People often overlook Giant for numerous reasons. But their bikes are solid, and fun to ride. If youíre trying to save a few bucks, th Trance is definitely the way to go, but if not, then Intense has some great bikes in their stable. So the way I see it, is whatís your wallet telling you?

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    I have too many hobbies, I'm big into diesel trucks as well, I've been wanting some forged wheels for a while which would cost more than the giant and just less than the intense.

    I'm worried a bike like Giant, Norco, Trek, won't ride or feel like the Intense. The expensive bikes have gotten more competitive, Intense and Yeti for ex are only $1500 more than a comparable Giant vs a few years ago they were close to 3k more.

    The Primer is 1500 more, has a carbon frame and better shocks. All other components are very comparable. I checked out a speicialzed 130mm travel bike in carbon frame and it was only $400 less than Intense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam74 View Post
    I have too many hobbies, I'm big into diesel trucks as well, I've been wanting some forged wheels for a while which would cost more than the giant and just less than the intense.

    I'm worried a bike like Giant, Norco, Trek, won't ride or feel like the Intense. The expensive bikes have gotten more competitive, Intense and Yeti for ex are only $1500 more than a comparable Giant vs a few years ago they were close to 3k more.

    The Primer is 1500 more, has a carbon frame and better shocks. All other components are very comparable. I checked out a speicialzed 130mm travel bike in carbon frame and it was only $400 less than Intense.

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    You sound like you have love for Intense, they just dropped prices a ton overall so if that's what you've always wanted, now's the time. Me personally I'm in love with dw-link bikes so I'd go with something comparable from Pivot, Ibis, DeVinci or maybe something like a Norco or Evil. The new bikes have come a LONG way and the market has gotten so stacked that I don't think any of the "high-end" brands of 5 years ago really have much on alot of the competition.

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