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    2012 uzzi

    UZZI gets updated for 2012, more to come on this one , it's a ripper.
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    That's hot!
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    Very nice but why no seatstay bridge ala tracer2/ss2/951 ?

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    Oooohhh...

    ...that is trick.

    Questions: any provision for internal dropper post routing, a la Reverb Stealth?

    And, uh, got a carbon one coming by any chance?

    Good to see some focus on the pedal-able big bike segment, nice work!

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    Hot, hot, hot!

    Any word on the weight of the frame?

    Is the swingarm retrofit-able to the old Uzzi VP?

    Will there be a CCDBair option?

    Any changes on travel?

    Jeff, you mentioned it is lower and slacker in the vid from Eurobike. Any numbers?


    Cheers!

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    exactly my thoughts as well. noodle of a rear triangle is the 1 fault I have with my uzzi vp--even with a 12mm thru axle back there. it's not as bad the 6.6 was but a 7.5 inch travel rig should have a solid rear triangle.

    Love my uzzi...just sayin'

    edit: this was in response to sanjosedre's comment

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    when will it be launched!!!
    its driving me crazy!

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    My 2009 Uzzi is all I've ever wanted, now you go and make it nicer....bastards!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davet View Post
    My 2009 Uzzi is all I've ever wanted, now you go and make it nicer....bastards!!
    Tell me about it! I just bought an Uzzi several weeks ago. Looks good.

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    Hey Jeff,
    Home run once again!
    Show us a pix of the front derailleur mount.
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    Excellent news, more pics please!

    Any word on the specs yet?

    Someone posted something about slacker angles, hopefully not too much though. I’d like to see the Uzzi clearly positioned in the AM-Enduro category meaning something like HA66.5-67 w/ 160mm fork & HA65.5-66 w/ 180mm fork with balanced rear travel say 6.5” & 7” --> good in descending and yet ‘pedalable’ as hell. Uzzi doesn’t need to be a DH bike, that’s why they have the SS2, 951 and M9 to choose from.

    I’m also hoping the new Uzzi will loose (some) weight and be closer to rivals such Nomad, Firebird, MojoHD…..

    Just some thoughts for discussion…

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacross View Post
    Someone posted something about slacker angles, hopefully not too much though. I’d like to see the Uzzi clearly positioned in the AM-Enduro category meaning something like HA66.5-67 w/ 160mm fork & HA65.5-66 w/ 180mm fork with balanced rear travel say 6.5” & 7” --> good in descending and yet ‘pedalable’ as hell. Uzzi doesn’t need to be a DH bike, that’s why they have the SS2, 951 and M9 to choose from.
    Why not just buy a tracer then? I want a bike I can pedal around and still take to the bike parks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqwid View Post
    Why not just buy a tracer then? I want a bike I can pedal around and still take to the bike parks.
    Have the Tracer as my trailbike, it's great. 'Basic' trail build w/ 150mm Talas, RP23, 2x10 drivetrain, light components and so on...

    Yep, you're right. One option is to go with second Tracer w/ 160mm fork, coil shock, 1x10mm drivetrain, chainguide, wider bar.... build it for trashing and Enduro racing. But that's a goddam boring idea, and the trade-off is to forget future tuning w/ 180mm forks.. Uzzi, however, sounds like a lot of fun and what I meant in my previous post was that I see the Uzzi as the next step upwards from the Tracer in Intense's 'frame portfolio' and would therefore like to see it's geometry/weight to be in the range of what you'd expect of AM-Enduro frames.. Not going too slack, and all that.. No need to address the DH aspect too much as there are other models for that, right? Have the 951 FRO also, btw..

    Hmm, another fun idea, get the Carbine, build it for trail and 'convert' the existing Tracer for Enduro.. Well, let's wait and see the new Uzzi first..

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    New Uzzi has G3 dropouts, so you'll get three head angle settings. I'll bet running it in the steep setting will put it pretty close (if not right on) to 66.5 - 67*, especially with a 160mm fork.

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    All these configurations on the uzzi is making me drool.
    But when will it be out and the prIce?
    If its at the same as the previous model. It will be damn enticing
    Am holding out on getting the old model for this

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    Does anyone know what the rear axle is on the new Uzzi? Would love a 142x12 setup.

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    That is nice! Should be nice as a mini DH sled...
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    So when are we getting the geo for this beast along with an ETA?

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    We will do a proper launch with photos and spec's soon, the best UZZI yet for sure!

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    Thats the best piece of news i have heard today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense View Post
    We will do a proper launch with photos and spec's soon, the best UZZI yet for sure!
    Interested in hearing more about the finish on this one. Doesn't look like the standard raw finish on my Slopestyle. Ball-burnished maybe?

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    Dec 2011 $2200 usd......bike radar......!

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    I also noticed in one of the bike radar pics that the rear does indeed have the seatstay bridge, can't wait for the official pics & geo

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    I want one! The finishing looks like raw camo alu...love it the moment I saw on bikeradar! Now I need to find out which of my LBS carry Intense bikes....
    Let's ride...

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    Well done! Please make a carbon version soon. I want Intense to be around a long long time. Carbon is the new aluminum. Remember what happened to steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonny View Post
    Well done! Please make a carbon version soon. I want Intense to be around a long long time. Carbon is the new aluminum. Remember what happened to steel?
    Yes! A carbon version would be awesome! But please, with ISCG mounts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wonny View Post
    Well done! Please make a carbon version soon. I want Intense to be around a long long time. Carbon is the new aluminum. Remember what happened to steel?
    NO asian made plastic bike is worth of the name Uzzi!!

    And yes, I remember what happened to steel. You can still build sick bikes with it if you have not outsourced your manufacturing know-how.


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    Here here, iRider ! ! Well said man.
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    back to the question that I need an answer to: can the new rear triangle fit on a previous gen frame????

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    Quote Originally Posted by dopaminer View Post
    Here here, iRider ! ! Well said man.

    We will continue to make the new UZZI and all our high end VPP full suspension frames in our Factory in Temecula , Ca. U.S.A. There is just something magical about the sound of CNC machines & tig welders buzzing in our shop, I hope to be able to hear that music for a long time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstuhlman View Post
    back to the question that I need an answer to: can the new rear triangle fit on a previous gen frame????
    Unfortunately not, as I have adjusted the Geo & suspension a bit on the 2012 as well as the tube set and shock link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjosedre View Post
    I also noticed in one of the bike radar pics that the rear does indeed have the seatstay bridge, can't wait for the official pics & geo
    I don't know how that would be possible while keeping a full length seat tube, but I guess we'll have to wait for a more thorough release! I've been wrong before, a lot actually.

    edit* after looking at the photos on bikeradar it does look like there's a seatstay bridge and the truss on the old rear section is gone, that should be good for additional tire clearance when in the short chainstay position, which is welcome as well.

    My dream for the Uzzi would include a couple of mm's more clearance for chainguides on the driveside link.
    Last edited by davet; 10-01-2011 at 09:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davet View Post
    I don't know how that would be possible while keeping a full length seat tube, but I guess we'll have to wait for a more thorough release! I've been wrong before, a lot actually.

    edit* after looking at the photos on bikeradar it does look like there's a seatstay bridge and the truss on the old rear section is gone, that should be good for additional tire clearance when in the short chainstay position, which is welcome as well.

    My dream for the Uzzi would include a couple of mm's more clearance for chainguides on the driveside link.
    Bingo... fitting chainguides is so much fun on this bike... but well worth it.

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    Right on, man.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense View Post
    We will continue to make the new UZZI and all our high end VPP full suspension frames in our Factory in Temecula , Ca. U.S.A. There is just something magical about the sound of CNC machines & tig welders buzzing in our shop, I hope to be able to hear that music for a long time!
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    Any word on the shock options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense View Post
    We will continue to make the new UZZI and all our high end VPP full suspension frames in our Factory in Temecula , Ca. U.S.A. There is just something magical about the sound of CNC machines & tig welders buzzing in our shop, I hope to be able to hear that music for a long time!
    Nice! Love to hear that!

    Can you give some more insight on geo, shock options and weight?

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    Hey Mr. intense, When do you expect the launch to be, I was just about to purchase a 2011 UZZI frame and now I will wait for the 2012. Just wondering how long of a wait I have. It took months to long to decide on the UZZI but now it will be longer....uggghhh. But worth it I'm sure

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    Yeah, what DaveT said -- "Bastage" Lovin my 2010, don't do this Jeff.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Looks like the 2010 I am trying to sell just got overpriced. Thanks Jeff.

    Send a Carbine my way and I'll feel better.

    BTW, the link looks to have only one setting? Is it just me or are the Uzzi/951/SS getting really close to all being the same bikes?

    That said. I had a really hard time parting with the Uzzi. Probably the best bike I have ever ridden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjordan72 View Post
    Looks like the 2010 I am trying to sell just got overpriced. Thanks Jeff.

    Send a Carbine my way and I'll feel better.

    BTW, the link looks to have only one setting? Is it just me or are the Uzzi/951/SS getting really close to all being the same bikes?

    That said. I had a really hard time parting with the Uzzi. Probably the best bike I have ever ridden.
    Noup, it's not just you... Dunno what you're getting at with this comment, but this is kinda what I'd tried to say in my previous posts in this same thread Uzzi somehow being 'too close' to the upper end of Intense's frame offerings..

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    ..piiiics!
    :-)
    geo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthuar View Post
    ..piiiics!
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    geo...
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    Yes more pics and geo info please...
    Let's ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikerx View Post
    Yeah, what DaveT said -- "Bastage" Lovin my 2010, don't do this Jeff.

    Although i would have to ride one to get it. i like my 2011 uzzi with the 180 van front, 7.5 travel rear setting on the rc4 coil, and the longest wheelbase in the G3 droput setting. the beast is on fire........

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    Lets see one built up and painted flourescent yellow like the M9 at Eurobike! Plus geo numbers

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    What's wrong with the guy designing a new Uzzi? It's called progress.

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    Waiting for a 6.5-7 lb Carbon Uzzi frame with both 135 & 150mm rear end options.... Could be a 29-30lb trail bike or a 33-35 lb DH rig with a Fox 40.

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    Don't need carbon for that... my 2011 Uzzi is a 34.5lb DH rig albeit with a Fox 36 180 and no stupid parts. Although, I wouldn't turn a blind eye on a carbon Uzzi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    Don't need carbon for that... my 2011 Uzzi is a 34.5lb DH rig albeit with a Fox 36 180 and no stupid parts. Although, I wouldn't turn a blind eye on a carbon Uzzi...
    Same here. Mine weighs 35lb and it survived more than 12 days at the ski hill with out a hitch.

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    Hi Jeff,
    I would like to order the new Uzzi 2012 but how can I buy the right size, since the geometry are not availble yet?
    Thanks and good job!

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    I've seen a few uzzis with dual crown forks. Are they designed to handle them? Normally I ride with a totem but would like to put a fox 40 on for dh races and some park riding.

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    Mr. Intense,
    Any thoughts with the Hammerschmidt on the 2012 UZZI?
    12x142mm axle maybe?
    Thanks,
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    Heard that production for the 2012 uzzi will be delayed
    So went with a 951
    Didnt want to get the old uzzi when the new ones are coming out in a matter of months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    Mr. Intense,
    Any thoughts with the Hammerschmidt on the 2012 UZZI?
    12x142mm axle maybe?

    Thanks,
    So any inputs yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    Mr. Intense,
    Any thoughts with the Hammerschmidt on the 2012 UZZI?
    12x142mm axle maybe?
    Thanks,
    The new Uzzi will have a G3 142x12 dropout option. I imagine Hammerschmidt will probably be compatible, but not positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanatikBike.com View Post
    The new Uzzi will have a G3 142x12 dropout option. I imagine Hammerschmidt will probably be compatible, but not positive.
    Thank you
    Care to explain please "but not positive" means?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanatikBike.com View Post
    The new Uzzi will have a G3 142x12 dropout option. I imagine Hammerschmidt will probably be compatible, but not positive.
    Hi,
    I have a question:
    The geometry stated in your web site (page concerning to Uzzi 2012) are relative to the Uzzi 2011 or the official geometry Intense Uzzi 2012?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniele77 View Post
    Hi,
    I have a question:
    The geometry stated in your web site (page concerning to Uzzi 2012) are relative to the Uzzi 2011 or the official geometry Intense Uzzi 2012?
    Thanks!
    We have yet to do a proper press/ consumer launch of the production 2012 Uzzi , this should happen in about 6 to 7 weeks and production models should start shipping 2/2012.
    The web site still shows the 2011 model & specs & will get updated at time of launch.
    We are finalizing a few important changes to the final production version.
    The Uzzi shown @ Eurobike & Interbike where still preproduction protos.
    Sorry about the confusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense View Post
    We have yet to do a proper press/ consumer launch of the production 2012 Uzzi , this should happen in about 6 to 7 weeks and production models should start shipping 2/2012.
    The web site still shows the 2011 model & specs & will get updated at time of launch.
    We are finalizing a few important changes to the final production version.
    The Uzzi shown @ Eurobike & Interbike where still preproduction protos.
    Sorry about the confusion
    Thanks a lot Jeff!
    Now I feel more relaxed!!!
    I am happy to hear that Intese continue to improve this frame.
    Keep up and good work!

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    hardcore uzzi

    thanks to intense cycles for the suport.

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    Wow-wow-wee-wa!!!

    Daaaaamn thats nice. Thats pretty much the exact build I would throw on it, except with 2012 Crossmax SX Wheels... that 2xSaint setup with the Duraace cass. looks fasssssst and fun. Mmmm mmm.

    This will be my first purchase after I find an investor on Shark-Tank! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniele77 View Post
    Hi,
    I have a question:
    The geometry stated in your web site (page concerning to Uzzi 2012) are relative to the Uzzi 2011 or the official geometry Intense Uzzi 2012?
    Thanks!
    Our 2012 Uzzi page shows pre-production geometry and specs. Geometry is what we've been told from Intense, but these numbers are subject to change. As we know more, we will update the 2012 Uzzi page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    Thank you
    Care to explain please "but not positive" means?
    I just meant that I'm not positive that the 2012 Uzzi will be Hammerschmidt compatible. At this point, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanatikBike.com View Post
    Our 2012 Uzzi page shows pre-production geometry and specs. Geometry is what we've been told from Intense, but these numbers are subject to change. As we know more, we will update the 2012 Uzzi page.
    Are they really using the Van RC again as the rear stock shock? All of the pre-production photos showed the DHX RC4 which is better of course. Would have been nice with the $100 price increase.

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    I thought they only used the van on low end bikes.

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    Low end? Sure they are......

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    Where's the new 2012 UZZI! I'm getting tired of looking at all that carbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiss intense View Post
    thanks to intense cycles for the suport.

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    Is this exact build (picture above) an All mountain, that is capable of pedaling quite well? Around 15 mile trips?...I am debating If something like a Carbine or even a Carbine SL is something that would be better...

    Thank You

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    I've put in a preorder for the 12 Uzzi with Fanatik and needless to say I can't wait.

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience using a E13 LG1 chainguide on a Intense Uzzi?

    I'm a big E13 fan, but noticed this posted on Intense's FAQ page:

    :"We reccomend using MRP guides. Gamut also works fine. Some E13 guides will need some modification to them to work on our bikes".

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyboss View Post
    I've put in a preorder for the 12 Uzzi with Fanatik and needless to say I can't wait.

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience using a E13 LG1 chainguide on a Intense Uzzi?

    I'm a big E13 fan, but noticed this posted on Intense's FAQ page:

    :"We reccomend using MRP guides. Gamut also works fine. Some E13 guides will need some modification to them to work on our bikes".
    I tried the E13 SRS+ guide which uses the same pulley wheel assembly... it is not a good fit on the current generation Uzzi, so you can hypothesize on what that might mean on the new version. There is not enough clearance with the lower VPP link to clock the guide in the right orientation. I ended up switching to a Straitline Silent Guide which uses a flush mount back plate and problem solved. And no moving parts which is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyboss View Post
    I've put in a preorder for the 12 Uzzi with Fanatik and needless to say I can't wait.

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience using a E13 LG1 chainguide on a Intense Uzzi?

    I'm a big E13 fan, but noticed this posted on Intense's FAQ page:

    :"We reccomend using MRP guides. Gamut also works fine. Some E13 guides will need some modification to them to work on our bikes".
    I've got an LS1+ on my '11 Uzzi. It fits fine. I would suspect that the LG1+ would fit just as well.

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    Yes, E13 guides fit, but its not an optimal fit in my experience.

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I've already ordered a LG-1 and think I'll see how it works. That was another great deal from Fanatik.

    The reviews I found on a MRP G2 mini didn't sound promising.

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    Can't comment the Uzzi as such, but the website statement applies for the 951 as my LG1 cannot be rotated enough clockwise to get the guide wheel actuated properly. It hardly touches the chain when bike stands freely and doesn't touch at all when the bike sags..

    Gonna change to MRP guide and try it out. 100% sure the MRP G2 SL guide performs the same as e.13 LG1+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense View Post
    We have yet to do a proper press/ consumer launch of the production 2012 Uzzi , this should happen in about 6 to 7 weeks and production models should start shipping 2/2012.
    The web site still shows the 2011 model & specs & will get updated at time of launch.
    We are finalizing a few important changes to the final production version.
    The Uzzi shown @ Eurobike & Interbike where still preproduction protos.
    Sorry about the confusion
    Mr. Intense,

    Could you do us a favor and tease us with some new Uzzi pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyboss View Post
    I've put in a preorder for the 12 Uzzi with Fanatik and needless to say I can't wait.

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience using a E13 LG1 chainguide on a Intense Uzzi?

    I'm a big E13 fan, but noticed this posted on Intense's FAQ page:

    :"We reccomend using MRP guides. Gamut also works fine. Some E13 guides will need some modification to them to work on our bikes".
    Gamut P30 VPP guide fits perfectly with lower link. It was made for 951. I use it on my 2010 Uzzi with 0 issues, no spacers/ no mods. fit and forget. (just pop the seal on roller-bearing before install and fill it with quality grease and it will spinn for ever)

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    Thanks for the input on chain guides. I'll look into the Gamut.

    How about a little input on crank arm length. I have always run a 175mm but was thinking about dropping back to 170mm because of the lower bottom bracket. I think the 2012 will be a little lower than the 2011. What are some of you running on your 2010/2011s?

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    The stated bb height on the Intense website is much lower than the real height. My bike with 2.3" Geax tires, Fox Van 180 with a zero stack headset and set to the lowest/longest G3 setting is higher than the claimed highest bb height on the website. Maybe with a 160mm fork, zero stack headset and 2.1" tires you might get closer to the claimed height. I was actually a bit disappointed that the bb was as high as it is. I run 175mm cranks and have no problems with pedal strikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myarmisonfire View Post
    The stated bb height on the Intense website is much lower than the real height. My bike with 2.3" Geax tires, Fox Van 180 with a zero stack headset and set to the lowest/longest G3 setting is higher than the claimed highest bb height on the website. Maybe with a 160mm fork, zero stack headset and 2.1" tires you might get closer to the claimed height. I was actually a bit disappointed that the bb was as high as it is. I run 175mm cranks and have no problems with pedal strikes.
    That's surprising, or maybe your trails are smooth. On my size L with a 170 Lyrik and 0-stack headset I had to run the steepest G3 setting to be able to pedal on off-camber mountain or very rocky trails. I ended up changing to a coil cartridge in the fork which helped and allowed me to use the middle G3 setting (I still bang my pedals continuously).

    Actually I just changed to a higher stack height headset to get even a bit more clearance. IMO the BB is a lot lower then it was on the Tracer VP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop View Post
    That's surprising, or maybe your trails are smooth. On my size L with a 170 Lyrik and 0-stack headset I had to run the steepest G3 setting to be able to pedal on off-camber mountain or very rocky trails. I ended up changing to a coil cartridge in the fork which helped and allowed me to use the middle G3 setting (I still bang my pedals continuously).

    Actually I just changed to a higher stack height headset to get even a bit more clearance. IMO the BB is a lot lower then it was on the Tracer VP.
    The trails here in BC are anything but smooth! I do think that pedal size and experience play a big role in this. I ride clipped in and I think that most clipless pedals have a smaller overall dimension than flats thus reducing chances of pedal strike. I have also been riding in BC since 1990 and I am sure that there is some subconscious eye/pedal coordination that has developed in that time. Not to say that pedal strikes don't happen but I doubt that I smack my pedals more than once on a 2 hours ride on trails and I almost never smack them at the ski hill. I do smack the bash guard on my cranks from time to time.

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    Hy Mr Intense!
    Any gifts for us?
    For example some new photos about Uzzi 2012 ?!?
    Last edited by daniele77; 12-27-2011 at 12:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniele77 View Post
    Hy Mr Intense!
    Any gifts for us?
    for example some new photos about Uzzi 2012 ?!? ;-))

    I AGREE!!!! Where are the new pics!!!! Need more 2012 UZZI P0RN!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myarmisonfire View Post
    The stated bb height on the Intense website is much lower than the real height. My bike with 2.3" Geax tires, Fox Van 180 with a zero stack headset and set to the lowest/longest G3 setting is higher than the claimed highest bb height on the website. Maybe with a 160mm fork, zero stack headset and 2.1" tires you might get closer to the claimed height. I was actually a bit disappointed that the bb was as high as it is. I run 175mm cranks and have no problems with pedal strikes.
    What fork length is the posted geometry based on? 180mm or 160mm? I'd like the 2012 to be close to a 67mm head angle in the steep setting with a 180mm fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense View Post
    We have yet to do a proper press/ consumer launch of the production 2012 Uzzi , this should happen in about 6 to 7 weeks and production models should start shipping 2/2012.
    Hey Mr. Intense, It's been 8 weeks now........any updates?

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    Mine is on order but won't be here until late Feb.

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    Last time i checked wasn't there supposed to be a new Uzzi coming out? Wonder how long its delayed?

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    The geometry and specs have been updated on the website. Head angle adjustment will be from 65 to 66,5 degrees. There's also a new standard colour: Fluorescent Yellow.

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    The raw uzzi in first post is soo pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottieG View Post
    Is this exact build (picture above) an All mountain, that is capable of pedaling quite well? Around 15 mile trips?...I am debating If something like a Carbine or even a Carbine SL is something that would be better...

    Thank You
    Hi Scottie, i think you might be a bit confused.

    They are VERY different bikes, and more importantly separated by one other VERY important model, the Tracer!?

    The Uzzi is very much a DH / Enduro bike with 180mm of coil-sprung travel, not great for pedalling around (Although some would argue they pedal it anyway!!)

    The Carbine SL has 120 all round, air sprung and is a XC / All Mountain bike and would be far better suited for all dayers and 15 mile round trips but is not built for the same DH behaviour as the Uzzi.

    Sat pretty much halfway between, is the tracer with 140-160mm travel, lighter than the Uzzi and more pedal-able, but not as light as the Carbine etc etc.... you get the drift.

    The happy medium is the Tracer with 140 -160mm air sprung (Unless you change it) and is very much the perfect all round bike if you wanna go fast downhill, but stillbe abel to pedal uphill.
    Its All Downhill From Here....!

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    Here's the Geo and Specs of the 2012 Uzzi from the Intense website:





    They shortened the shock length to 8.5 x 2.5 from 8.75 x 2.75. Looks like they copied my setup of my 2010 Uzzi VP which I used a 2011 8.5 x 2.5 RP23 shock. And this is the Geo I ended up with:

    2010 Uzzi VP, Medium, with 2011 Fox Shox RP23 8.5 x 2.5 size and Fox Van 36 RC2 160mm fork.
    Result of the shorter shock:
    Slacker= 66.3 deg HTA
    Lower= 13.7 BB Height
    Wheelbase= 45.2 (in the short Chainstay setting)
    Chainstay Lenth= 17.2
    Eff Top Tube = 23.2
    Weight= 30.9 lbs

    Almost exactly the same as the 2012 Uzzi. Don't worry Jeff, I'll take a neon green 2012 Uzzi for my Engineering Fee. Medium please.

    Here's my original post of my bike:
    Uzzi VP photo album


    Last edited by dufferin; 02-13-2012 at 10:05 PM.

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    Mmmmh, not as slack and low as I anticipated it to be.
    The weight seems to have stayed where it was although they use a shorter (lighter) shock.
    I am really curious how it rides and have to try one for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dufferin View Post
    They shortened the shock length to 8.5 x 2.5 from 8.75 x 2.75. Looks like they copied my setup of my 2010 Uzzi VP which I used a 2011 8.5 x 2.5 RP23 shock. And this is the Geo I ended up with:

    2010 Uzzi VP, Medium, with 2011 Fox Shox RP23 8.5 x 2.5 size and Fox Van 36 RC2 160mm fork.
    Result of the shorter shock:
    Slacker= 66.3 deg HTA
    Lower= 13.7 BB Height
    Wheelbase= 45.2 (in the short Chainstay setting)
    Chainstay Lenth= 17.2
    Eff Top Tube = 23.2
    Weight= 30.9 lbs

    Almost exactly the same as the 2012 Uzzi.
    That table contradicts itself, so there's a typo somewhere. If you divide the recommended sag in inches by the recommended 35% you end up with 2.75" stoke for the coil and 2.5" stroke for the air shock. Also, the ammount of travel with the coil shock is still listed as longer than the air. I'd be suprised if they really did shorten the shock stroke.

    Also, 2012 Uzzi frame in progress photos (don't have enough posts to post images yet):
    lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7703547/p4pb7703547.jpg
    lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7703543/p4pb7703543.jpg

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    "The Uzzi is our workhorse of the fleet. It does not matter if you are going downhilling with your friends, riding an XC loop for lunch, or racing a Suoer D — With its 6.5”-7” adjustable travel, adjustable G3 dropout, ISCG 05, direct mount front derailleur - you CAN do anything with an Uzzi.
    MSRP $2399 USD"

    Looks like they are changing the travel too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onesloryd View Post
    "The Uzzi is our workhorse of the fleet. It does not matter if you are going downhilling with your friends, riding an XC loop for lunch, or racing a Suoer D — With its 6.5”-7” adjustable travel, adjustable G3 dropout, ISCG 05, direct mount front derailleur - you CAN do anything with an Uzzi.
    MSRP $2399 USD"

    Looks like they are changing the travel too.
    That's because they are using a shorter shock. The shorter 2.5 stroke will lower your travel and the shorter overall length will slacken the head angle and lower the bb height.

    That chart does have some errors. The travel for both coil and air shock should be the same now at 6.5 - 7". And the sag should be the same as well at .88". And the shock spacers should be 6mm not 8mm.

    Another change that I just noticed is that the G3 dropouts are now available for 142mm hubs. Cool!

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    Wonder if the G3 is available for the 150mm. I hear the rear triangle has been redesigned too. It will be interesting to see what my frame looks like when I finally get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dufferin View Post
    That's because they are using a shorter shock. The shorter 2.5 stroke will lower your travel and the shorter overall length will slacken the head angle and lower the bb height.

    That chart does have some errors. The travel for both coil and air shock should be the same now at 6.5 - 7". And the sag should be the same as well at .88". And the shock spacers should be 6mm not 8mm.

    Another change that I just noticed is that the G3 dropouts are now available for 142mm hubs. Cool!
    I didn't pick up on that in the description, but that's a good catch. I'm on-board now with the shorter shock.

    Quote Originally Posted by onesloryd View Post
    Wonder if the G3 is available for the 150mm. I hear the rear triangle has been redesigned too. It will be interesting to see what my frame looks like when I finally get it.
    The new G3 dropouts come in 135, 142 and 150 according to the table. I can't post the pic here, but this photo shows the new rear triangle in the jig:

    lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7703543/p4pb7703543.jpg

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    This is taken from the discription given for the 2012 Uzzi off of Fanatik's web site:

    Downhillers will love the plushness of the 190mm (7.5”) setting, while those seeking a firmer ride will prefer the 175mm (7”) setting. Still too much travel for you? Simply swap the 8.75” x 2.75” shock for an 8.5” x 2.5” shock, and voila, travel will be reduced by an inch.

    So I'm hoping that because on Intense Cycles spec page the travel still shows different travel for a Coil vs. Air that it's a typo where it shows the same eye to eye and stroke for both of them. And that it should read 8.5"x2.5" for Air and 8.75"x2.75" for a Coil.

    Hopefully someone offical can chime in here and set us straight. It either has the wrong shock length/stroke or the wrong travel for a Coil on their web site. My guess is the the listed length/stroke is wrong and travel is right.

    How about something new on arrival dates too? We are in the expected time frame now.

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    The Last Uzzi VP fit both the 8.5x2.5 and 8.75x2.75" air or coil shocks. I would think that the 2012 will do the same, they are just fitting it with 2.5" stroke shocks. The link below has been in another thread but it talks about the new UZZI which is now spec'ed witha Cane Creek DB coil which explains the price increase to $2399 for the frame

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    It would be nice for Intense to note this or at least make this know at the LBS as I would have opted for the 8.75 CCDB when I ordered up the bike. Now I am have a RCS spring waiting for the 8.5 shock. Oh well. I will contact the LBS and see what Intense has to say about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJZ74 View Post
    The Last Uzzi VP fit both the 8.5x2.5 and 8.75x2.75" air or coil shocks. I would think that the 2012 will do the same, they are just fitting it with 2.5" stroke shocks. The link below has been in another thread but it talks about the new UZZI which is now spec'ed witha Cane Creek DB coil which explains the price increase to $2399 for the frame
    Actually, the "official" shock options for the last Uzzi were: 8.75 x 2.75 (coil) and 8.75 x 2.5 (air).

    For the 2012, the standard shock is the Fox Van RC, so the CCDB might be the upgrade option for an additional cost.

    As far as the size of the shock goes, if the listed geo was based around the 8.5 x 2.5 size, why would they recommend a longer 8.75 shock as an option, if it will make the HA steeper and the BB height higher. It does not make sense. I believe what is listed in the Intense website is correct, 8.5 x 2.5 only.
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