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    2014 Carbine 275

    Wheelbase have told me the 2014 frame is going up in price by 300, or $500 in funny money.

    So, what has changed to warrant the big price hike???

    500 cheaper than the Bronson with Kashima was an easy decision to make, the now 200 difference not so when considering the warranty and customer service 'differences'.

    So again, what has changed for 2014?

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    Carbines come from overseas, so maybe the exchange rate changed.

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    I have a 2012 Carbine but may sell it to a friend if a new Carbine comes out with different paint and internal cable routing and stealth routing for the dropper post. Does anyone know if the 2014s will have these upgrades. I will definitely be getting another Carbine though. This bike is the best ride Ive ever owned from Intense. Tempted to try the Carbine 29er but the 27.5 wheels are too much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnw/bear View Post
    I have a 2012 Carbine but may sell it to a friend if a new Carbine comes out with different paint and internal cable routing and stealth routing for the dropper post.
    The Carbine frames have had stealth routing for a dropper post for a few months now. I just got one of the frames in May. The new paint colors and decals for 2014 just came out recently. I still prefer the black 2013 version though. Unless I'm mistaken, I dont think theyve incorporated internal cable routing yet.

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    Anyone know if the 2014 Carbine 275 rear section is a purpose built 275 rear with standard G1 dropouts or if it still uses the stretched G1 dropouts and special brake adaptor?

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    Pretty sure no changes to the dropouts for 2014.

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    I was at the factory last week and actually asked about that. Was told that it is still the same rear end for both 26 and 27.5.

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    2014 Intense Carbine 27.5 SRAM X01 with 2014 Rock SHox Pike 160mm

    Check this one out....

    2014 Intense Carbine 27.5 SRAM X01 with 2014 Rock SHox Pike 160mm 2014 Carbine 275-2014-intense-carbine-27.5-black-rock-bicycles-reno-tahoe-8-.jpg2014 Carbine 275-2014-intense-carbine-27.5-black-rock-bicycles-reno-tahoe-1-.jpg2014 Carbine 275-2014-intense-carbine-27.5-black-rock-bicycles-reno-tahoe-2-.jpg2014 Carbine 275-2014-intense-carbine-27.5-black-rock-bicycles-reno-tahoe-3-.jpg2014 Carbine 275-2014-intense-carbine-27.5-black-rock-bicycles-reno-tahoe-4-.jpg2014 Carbine 275-2014-intense-carbine-27.5-black-rock-bicycles-reno-tahoe-5-.jpg2014 Carbine 275-2014-intense-carbine-27.5-black-rock-bicycles-reno-tahoe-6-.jpg2014 Carbine 275-2014-intense-carbine-27.5-black-rock-bicycles-reno-tahoe-7-.jpg

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    Nice build!

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    Got enough spacers underneath that stem? Jesus.

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    looks like an XL would be a better fit, too bad they don't make one...

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    So the geo for 2014 is the same or was it changed to the Tracer 275 geo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakeka View Post
    So the geo for 2014 is the same or was it changed to the Tracer 275 geo.
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    Getting a water bottle in and out with that CCDBA would be *****, no?

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    holy spacers and seat post batman

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    I wasn't sure about that colour, but it's def a grower.

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    New colors?

    The new colors for the Carbine do not look as sweet as the red or flo green. I know they had a problem with the paint chipping off in chucks, so looks like they decided to just paint where the rocks don't hit. kinda ugly IMHO.

    I have the naked Carbine, but wanted the flo green at the time of purchase. Unfortunately it was no longer available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesrider View Post
    The new colors for the Carbine do not look as sweet as the red or flo green. I know they had a problem with the paint chipping off in chucks, so looks like they decided to just paint where the rocks don't hit. kinda ugly IMHO.

    I have the naked Carbine, but wanted the flo green at the time of purchase. Unfortunately it was no longer available.
    horses for courses, my previous Carbine was the raw black and I found the colour pretty boring and bland, and yes the paint chips made it look more worn than it really was...and I know same happned to a mates red one...

    The new colour reminds of their F1 themed M9's they did last year...or as many have metioned a Ferrari!

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    Did they stiffen the rear triangle? my friends had a good time making fun of my very "flexible loosey goosey rear" while riding behind me!

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    Here's my second carbine... That colour is sexy
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    The rear end on the Carbine is flexy compared to any other Intense bike, because of the lack of crossbrace....but I don't really feel it on the trail!
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    Until you ride something like the Pivot Mach 6 which replaced my Carbine,stiffness is real noticeable on fast flowy berms and especially fast switchy non berm turns and fast rock gardens.I beat all my Strava times by a good margin on Mach 6.not knocking the Carbine,all in all liked the frame and would be stellar except for the rear,Intense should and could do something to improve stiffness.I actually broke a shock linkage on mine and you could see the obvious stress in aluminum from all the movement from flex.

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    Interesting observation... I have noticed a tire mark on the inside of the right triangle after a crash that I could not find any explanation for, but now it makes sense. Despite, I don't notice any flex, although my riding level is not that aggressive.

    UPDATE: Now that I think about it, a day after the crash I have noticed that the connection between the seat stay and the aluminum link (lower left corner of the picture) was loose that I had to tighten. It was so loose that it made noticeable noise. I am sure that the loose connection had something to do with the rub.

    I am just having a hard time to imagine how this frame can be flexi. When trying very hard to deflect the frame with my own (210 lbs) weight, I don't notice any, no matter how hard I try.

    Quote Originally Posted by curtiso View Post
    The rear end on the Carbine is flexy compared to any other Intense bike, because of the lack of crossbrace....but I don't really feel it on the trail!
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    That was another issue with tire rub on occasion,other then scratches and you could feel it rub during aggressive riding don't believe it will fail,but nontheless this should not happen! after the linkage failure which also forced the drive side chain stay into my big ring and cut a gouge in it,which to Intense credit replaced entire rear triangle linkage and bearings.but damage was done and no longer felt confident in it's integrity.

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    The rear triangle on my Carbine has felt flexy at times. It was really bad when I had a Fox 32 150 Talas. Now I'm running a 36 Van and the rear is much more stable. Huge improvement! I also run Velocity P35 rims which are pretty stout.

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