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    2015 Intense Cycles

    What do you think about news bikes, upgrades about Intense Cycles for the next season?
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    2015 Intense Cycles

    Nothing to see here.
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    I'm as curious about new product at Intense as the next guy, but this thread has the potential to release trade secrets to their competition and be an over all buzz-kill. If you are shown something in confidence, honor the gesture and keep it to yourself or among close friends.

    Not trying to be a d!ck, but had to express my opinion on this. Glad you had a good time at Palooza! I swear I'm going next year! (My pesky life keeps getting in the way)
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    2015 is going to be awesome for Intense. Can't wait to show everyone what we've been working on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    2015 is going to be awesome for Intense. Can't wait to show everyone what we've been working on!
    Well hurry up! I'm about to buy another bike & I'd much rather stick with Intense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    2015 is going to be awesome for Intense. Can't wait to show everyone what we've been working on!
    Hopefully there is something new in aluminum and 26" coming.
    Lighter Uzzi or more aggressive Tracer kinda bike.

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    I agree with iRider, more aluminum frames please. 4" - 5" endurance 29er for me.
    And NO Press Fit bottom bracket!!!

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    Yup more alloy please!

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    Why do you guys want aluminum frames? Because they US made or is there another reason?

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    As far as I'm concerned it's because I am old school, I've owned quite a few Intense bikes over the years and think alloy is quintessentially Intense. I also prefer the aesthetics of the alloy frames over their carbon ones, I just think they are made better but that's just my opinion. I do prefer metal to carbon bikes in general, despite owning a pretty high end carbon bike (which I also love I'll add!).

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    Guys, I don't think we'll see much in 26" from Intense. Aren't they one of the first to push 27.5 and the first to produce a 27.5 DH bike?
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    For me, because is US made, custom paint available, the welders are so sexy and Intense Cycles is a great aluminum brand!

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    2015 Intense Cycles

    RTW will be so pleased you think he's so sexy!! 😉😄

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    RTW will be so pleased you think he's so sexy!! 
    Hahahahaha! Sure!

    Weldings, weldings, weldings.........so sexy!

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    I just want to be able to buy something in Flo Green. If I could get a T275 with some Flo Green on it I would lose my mind!

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    T275 in flo orange for me!
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    made in usa counts for a lot. bikes in the area between "enduro"/"trail"/"AM" count for a lot. 26" wheels are an added plus. that being said, as have posted for almost two years now, make my uzzi crabon if you want, just keep the travel loooong and keep it adjustable and you can take my money when i break my current one.

    dang. guess i won't be getting a new uzzi anytime soon.

    THANKS RTW FOR BUILDING SOME SOLID CHIT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdiff View Post
    Why do you guys want aluminum frames? Because they US made or is there another reason?
    Show me how to polish scratches out of a carbon frame and I am all for it.
    And I want something that has soul and represents what Intense is (was?) all about. Bikes produced by cool people in the same country that the headquarter of the company is located in.

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    26 wheeled bikes are out guys - no one is going to make one other than a DH bike. I have a feeling it will come back at some point, but for now, a company would be stupid to spend a penny on R&D on one. Intense could keep the Uzzi around, the 2012 bike is pretty good. As far as "made in the USA" no one makes Carbon in the US except for a very few companies making very expensive frames (like Parlee) However, Intense makes all the hardware and assembles in the US. The company has come a long way from just selling frames. Very proud to be an owner of many Intenses.

    I miss the great tires they used to make!
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    Or they make frames built for 275 but have replaceable dropouts for those who insist on running 26". As much as carbon is all the hype right now, I still like the idea of an aluminum frame being made in the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orastreet View Post
    26 wheeled bikes are out guys - no one is going to make one other than a DH bike.
    Then nobody gets my money.
    Luckily there are so many fashion victims that drop their 26" stuff, so it is used bikes from now.

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    I miss the great tires they used to make!
    Have you seen Vee tires? Some look suspiciously like Intense profiles.
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    Im not an american but have owned a Turner and Intense which are both handmade in the US. I just want to own a pretty robust/sophisticated alloy frame and I think the welds of Intense is pretty damn gooood! Yes carbon looks sexy but alloy frames for me is more masculine. Its like the Hummer 1 vs. hummer 2. Where the Hummer2 goes to the mall while the Hummer 1 goes to WAR!

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    A Fatbike !

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    How about a Spider Comp in 29+!!!
    If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot !

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    2015 Intense Cycles

    Speaking of the Spider 29 Comp, I'd love to see some new paint and graphics. Get rid of the big "29" logo.

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    +1 alloy

    +1 new graphics

    Dedicated 120-140mm FS trail bike??
    It's not dirt in my apartment --it's Earth.

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    nope. only thing missing is dat uzzi update . . . OR A FATBIKE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstuhlman View Post
    nope. only thing missing is dat uzzi update . . . OR A FATBIKE.
    Please watch this video for Jeff's answer to Fatbikes: Quizzed: Brian Lopes vs Jeff Steber - Mountain Biking Videos - Vital MTB
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    But as a viking living in a country where there's winter half the year, a fat bike is necessary to stay hard core mountain biker.

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    A front suspended fatty can be taken downhill in a "fun" way. The Q: Is the fat bike market large enough to support all the entrants out there?? Seems as if totally new entrants are coming every day. Does an Intense fat bike make sense both from a business and company direction pov?

    I still vote for a 120-140mm 650b alloy trail bike. There's a void in my stable that used to be filled by the 5.5evp, then spider 2, then tracer VP. 160mm FS is too much bike for my every day trails, but I'd like something more playful than my trail focused 29er HT...
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    Quote Originally Posted by awai04 View Post
    +1 alloy

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    Dedicated 120-140mm FS trail bike??
    I concur! Uzzi SL. 26 and 27.5 compatible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    Please watch this video for Jeff's answer to Fatbikes: Quizzed: Brian Lopes vs Jeff Steber - Mountain Biking Videos - Vital MTB
    Not cool! Like Ole said most of the good trails on this earth are covered in white stuff at lest some of the year. Ya I do other fun stuff in winter, but riding my fat bike is one of my favs. Intense is missing out on the biggest growth segment in cycling. The fact that you guys could just weld one up(i know you can't just slap one together) and you don't is crazy. Maybe you did and it sucked. If Jeff thinks fat bikes are for pussies I bet he's never ridden one, and if he thinks they're just lame, I have no doubt that Jeff could give it an intense attitude, style, and make it rad.
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    Anything happening to the Spider 29 Comp next year? New colour? Post-mount rear brake?

    I really really want that bike, to build it up from a frameset with my dreamspecs. I just can't get hold of one around here as there in no retailer. And to buy it without ever sitting on one or even seeing one makes me a bit nervous 'cause those frames are not cheap.

    Anyone know the reach for a Medium frame? I'm 5' 8.5"/173cm On the Intense site they have reach for other bikes but not this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _tarzan View Post
    Anything happening to the Spider 29 Comp next year? New colour? Post-mount rear brake?

    I really really want that bike, to build it up from a frameset with my dreamspecs. I just can't get hold of one around here as there in no retailer. And to buy it without ever sitting on one or even seeing one makes me a bit nervous 'cause those frames are not cheap.

    Anyone know the reach for a Medium frame? I'm 5' 8.5"/173cm On the Intense site they have reach for other bikes but not this one.
    This is from the manual I got with my 2014:
    Reach:
    SMALL 404 mm/ 15.9”
    MEDIUM 424 mm/ 16.7”
    LARGE 434 mm/ 17.1”

    I'm 5'8" with a longish torso and it feels fairly roomy but not too big

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    Thank you. So it seems a Medium would fit just fine! Now on a 416mm reach with 75mm stem. 424mm would allow me to use my favourite stem length

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    I personally prefer aluminum because it is quite simply more crash-worthy. I don't care how much they talk about how the protection on the frames works, if I take a big spill on my bike, it'll have a lot better chance of not being cracked if it's aluminum.

    I also like Intense's paints in the past - I don't like ano, and I don't like unfinished carbon.

    Like Omegaman said above, I also do not want press-fit BB's. Right now, if I'm forced into Carbon, I'll be looking at Santa Cruz because they still use threaded BB's. Easy to change for those of us that do our own work. It's bad enough that my Tracer orphaned me with the cracked rear triangle that was basically 100% failure rate on the bikes until they changed it, but now I'm stuck with decreasing aluminum options.

    And yes, Made in USA is a MAJOR part of why I own two Intense bikes. I was very happy to see where my bike was made when I toured the factory in Temecula, knowing that the home team had made it. If I want something from overseas, there are cheaper ways to get it than Intense.

    I'm good with 275, but I really wish everyone would get off the carbon bandwagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB View Post
    I personally prefer aluminum because it is quite simply more crash-worthy. I don't care how much they talk about how the protection on the frames works, if I take a big spill on my bike, it'll have a lot better chance of not being cracked if it's aluminum.

    I also like Intense's paints in the past - I don't like ano, and I don't like unfinished carbon.

    Like Omegaman said above, I also do not want press-fit BB's. Right now, if I'm forced into Carbon, I'll be looking at Santa Cruz because they still use threaded BB's. Easy to change for those of us that do our own work. It's bad enough that my Tracer orphaned me with the cracked rear triangle that was basically 100% failure rate on the bikes until they changed it, but now I'm stuck with decreasing aluminum options.

    And yes, Made in USA is a MAJOR part of why I own two Intense bikes. I was very happy to see where my bike was made when I toured the factory in Temecula, knowing that the home team had made it. If I want something from overseas, there are cheaper ways to get it than Intense.

    I'm good with 275, but I really wish everyone would get off the carbon bandwagon.
    You really don't know what you are talking about..

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    Whatever you say. I'm sure you'll prove your brilliance here shortly.

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    I personally prefer aluminum because it is quite simply more crash-worthy. I don't care how much they talk about how the protection on the frames works, if I take a big spill on my bike, it'll have a lot better chance of not being cracked if it's aluminum.

    I also like Intense's paints in the past - I don't like ano, and I don't like unfinished carbon.

    Like Omegaman said above, I also do not want press-fit BB's. Right now, if I'm forced into Carbon, I'll be looking at Santa Cruz because they still use threaded BB's.
    I thought the same things about carbon that you do, until I did some research on the new layup methods, and especially until I saw this video. If this doesn't change your mind about carbon, I'm not sure what will.

    Pinkbike Visits The Santa Cruz Test Lab Video:
    http://youtu.be/xreZdUBqpJs

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    Interesting video, though I'd like to see tests that impart the loading in directions that aren't aligned with the planned input. What I mean is something at an oblique angle to the layup and not, say, like the fork loading pictured in the Pinkbike video. I'd also like to see chainstays/rear triangles put to this same test. Those are more of what I had in mind when I thought about taking a strange impact.

    Definitely impressive, especially the "bat swing" portion. Carbon has always been very strong along the intended load path, so it's nice to see the progress being made toward being strong overall. Thanks for that, AKAndy. Got any videos that will help me afford one? Though I still want nice colors to be available, which so far Intense hasn't provided on the carbon models.

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    CTB, I'd also be curious to see some of the tests you describe, but this video was pretty convincing for me. I was going to buy a lower end component build AL Bronson, but realized I could get a decent base model carbon bike like a Devinci Troy, or a Norco Sight carbon for less than the base model AL Bronson. Still a chunk of change though ☺

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    ok, my fatbike comment was sarcastic...my desire for a revised izzi was not
    re: carbon, from my unscientific perspective it seems potentially more successful when boxed (i.e., frames) than not (i.e., wheels). the biggest hack i know has ridden a carbon nomad since it came out with zero issues; i have seenany carbon wheelsets destroyed by much less hackful riders. re: threaded bb: yes plz. also, please keep your bikes adjustable. it is a MAJOR benefit.
    THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB View Post
    Interesting video, though I'd like to see tests that impart the loading in directions that aren't aligned with the planned input. What I mean is something at an oblique angle to the layup and not, say, like the fork loading pictured in the Pinkbike video. I'd also like to see chainstays/rear triangles put to this same test. Those are more of what I had in mind when I thought about taking a strange impact.

    Definitely impressive, especially the "bat swing" portion. Carbon has always been very strong along the intended load path, so it's nice to see the progress being made toward being strong overall. Thanks for that, AKAndy. Got any videos that will help me afford one? Though I still want nice colors to be available, which so far Intense hasn't provided on the carbon models.
    One example doesn't make fact, but out of four intense bikes I have owned, I only broke one of them. It wasn't my Spider 29er Comp I have been riding for two years, it was an aluminum Tracer 2 I broke in its first year of service riding down the Whole Enchilada. Broke differently than the small cracks on the rear end a few experienced. I have full faith in their carbon and if it does go bad due to craftmanship and not my error, Intense will promptly take care of me beyond satisfaction as they did with my Tracer 2. Ride whatever material you prefer but both are solid and sturdy when done correctly.

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    2015 Intense Cycles

    I have full faith in the strength of Intense bikes! Anyone could have a catastrophic type crash with a potential point loading of a tube , like rock to side of down or top tube. You can fold aluminum or crack carbon. I actually feel that carbon is almost more easily repairable as long as it's not a complete fracture through the tube.

    The video post was a very good example of the designed strength of these carbon bikes. I love my Spider 29 V2 but will eventually have a Spider Comp and I'll ride it as hard as I can because it's INTENSE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKAndy View Post
    I thought the same things about carbon that you do, until I did some research on the new layup methods, and especially until I saw this video. If this doesn't change your mind about carbon, I'm not sure what will.
    All fair and well, but I see more broken carbon frames in the workshop of my LBS than aluminum ones. Scott, Cube, Cannondale plus a bunch of wheels (mainly road though), so all from reputable carbon manufacturers. Dunno if it is easier to damage these frames when abused or if they are build too close to the limit of what can be done. Maybe it is also an issue of tolerances during manufacturing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRider View Post
    All fair and well, but I see more broken carbon frames in the workshop of my LBS than aluminum ones. Scott, Cube, Cannondale plus a bunch of wheels (mainly road though), so all from reputable carbon manufacturers. Dunno if it is easier to damage these frames when abused or if they are build too close to the limit of what can be done. Maybe it is also an issue of tolerances during manufacturing.
    Good to hear first hand experience, thanks for sharing. I ride my Carbon Sight pretty hard, so if anything ever breaks, I'll just have to rely on the lifetime warranty to save me.

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    That's impressive! I'm sure my Tracer T275 will hold up.

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    Pictures are from Eurobike, but there isn't any other info.

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    That Carbine 29 (orange) will be mine...
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    that chit looks weak. if it ain't 160+ travel... IDGAF

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