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    2009 Team M6 evo teaser

    Its that time of year and I am getting frames ready for some of the teams & riders we work with. This is the refined version of the M6 evo we were prototyping last season based on racer input from Matti Lehikoinen & the boys from CRC team.
    The frame features the G3 adjustable drop out and a new Adjustable headtube with + or - 1 degree. The headtube is very simple & light and uses the same bearing peices as the internal 1 1/8" flush headsets in the rotaiting cups. You can still use a standard with this setup .
    The frame has the ability to run both the 10.5X 3.5 shock for 9.5" travel and a very m6 type feel or the 9.5X 3" shock for 8.5" travel and a livlier feel while maintaining the same leverage ratio. The mono tubes have been slimmed down and the frame comes in at 9.2 lbs.
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    That hot
    will it be available for public?

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    Adjustable dropouts and headtube are effing sick! Nice work.

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    Awesome! What would be the HA and BB height ranges with the 8.5" configuration? W/ the 9.5" configuration?

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    teams only as it is still in development, and changing the travel does not affect the geometry. In the middle settings for medium, 64.5 Ha, 14.2" BB, 46.3 " WB .
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    Hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I like the possibility to run a shorter stroke shock. Who needs 9.5" of travel these days anyways? Still 83 mm BB and 150 mm dropouts?

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    I guess you have to give the pros what they want- but I see this hurting the sales of M6's as customers will likely be wanting to wait with hopes of this bike becoming a reality. So let me guess.....next thing is that the SS will now be made with the adjustable dropouts? Especially since your in between batches now?

    On a side note- it looks badass, and I think that the adjustable head angle is pretty slick- like what's on my Konig.
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    holy hot bike batman!!

    Jeff that's genius!

    thanks for the eye candy!

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    Jeff,
    Does it utilize the updated VP2 linkage?

    Damn sick bike

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    stunning, the combo of the dropouts and the HTA are a deal maker in my book. Getting both of those in and still keeping the weight to low 9's is very surprising.

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    Will this be replacing the M6? But yea, VP2 linkage would be nice. The new linkage is what i'm waiting for before i upgrade anything.

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    83mm BB shell?
    and QR rear end? what's up with that?

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    nice bike ! is the frame weight with or without a shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBAlex
    Will this be replacing the M6? But yea, VP2 linkage would be nice. The new linkage is what i'm waiting for before i upgrade anything.
    This is a team prototype that will be raced this season by our sponsored racers on the WC cuircut this season & is not replacing the M6.
    The VPP shock rate has been tweeked a bit.

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    It looks very nice! And even better that it's the exact same weight as a small SlopeStyle. I wonder if production frames will be just as light.
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    This frame gives me man-swelling in my loincloth...

    The ability to switch between 2 different shock sizes w/o changing lev. ratios sounds like a really good idea for a production bike... I'm just sayin'...


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    Quote Originally Posted by E2@CC
    I see this hurting the sales of M6's as customers will likely be wanting to wait with hopes of this bike becoming a reality.
    Nah I bagged an M6 already. Wouldn't have changed my mind after seeing this.

    TBH I prefer the gnar badass looks of the non-Evo frame. Straight clean tubes for me, Sir.

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    Oh lordy, thats pretty bike!

    Make this a production bike and I'll take it!
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    love to have a 37 pound DH bike....M-3 weighs just under 40
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Hey, I notice you have different looking bolts holding the upper swing link. One of the things that drives me nuts about my m3 is that those bolts come loose too easy. Even after some loctite was applied. Are they the same? Also, would just like to say that all of the new Intense bikes that I have seen lately are really really nice. They always have been, but the current lineup knocks it outta the park. Good job. Love my m3.

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    77 people viewing this thread!

    With good reason. That is niiiiiiice!
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    That thing is damn sexy... I want to violate it.

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    all I can say is GOD DAMN!!!!! Such a sick a$$ bike.

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    Very nice....kinda looks like a Flatline and a Socom got busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    Very nice....kinda looks like a Flatline and a Socom got busy.
    Only it doesn't look like it got hit by a bus like the Flatline does.

    Good looking sled, senor intense.

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