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    Got to check out the Intense Booth at Sea Otter and snap a few pics... HERE
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    Man, every time I hear the term "Carbine" or "27.5", my whole psychie jerks to the right like Dug the dog when we hears "Squirrel".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocker View Post
    Man, every time I hear the term "Carbine" or "27.5", my whole psychie jerks to the right like Dug the dog when we hears "Squirrel".

    Me too

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    Anybody got any photos of the tyre clearance on the Carbine around the chain stays behind the BB?
    Mud clearance is kind of critical here in the muddy UK.

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    Carbine 27.5

    27,5 is the perfect wheel size for montainbiking!!

    The carbine is fantastic and i look forward to see more and more new 27.5 bikes.

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    So, I'm ready to sell my old Tracer VP, anyone know if the carbine dropouts for 27.5 wheels gonna be available soon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbomber View Post
    So, I'm ready to sell my old Tracer VP, anyone know if the carbine dropouts for 27.5 wheels gonna be available soon?
    I spoke with Intense about a week ago about this. I was told that it is not for sure that they will be released but they seemed like it was most likely going to happen. They still need to do some testing and if everything goes well, they would be released in a month or so.

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    I'd rather wait for them to be tested than be the actual test mule on my dollar. From what I've read, Scott is riding them on a Carbine, and riding the aluminum prototype as well. I'm sure if they pass Sharp's standards, they'll pass mine.
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    these are a neat idea.

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    27.5 the real deal

    The boys have been putting in some miles on these and all I can say is they are loving the ride, more news soon.
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    Dang! That blue tracer looks awesome!
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    So want!

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    Please also think SL for the Carbine 27.5 ", I think it would be an excellent trail bike!!
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    OK Jeff, enough with this silly wheel nonsense - now get back to work on my carbon M9 (or at least make one for Ragot!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex65 View Post
    Please also think SL for the Carbine 27.5 ", I think it would be an excellent trail bike!!
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    x2! Would love to see the SL with the G1 dropouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzblue242 View Post
    x2! Would love to see the SL with the G1 dropouts.
    Another vote for a 650B Carbine SL. I don't care much for G1 dropouts though.
    Although from a manufacturing perspective, one frame using different dropouts for 2 different wheel sizes would be less expensive than 2 different frames
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    +1 on 650B Carbine. Sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1Gel View Post
    Another vote for a 650B Carbine SL. I don't care much for G1 dropouts though.
    Although from a manufacturing perspective, one frame using different dropouts for 2 different wheel sizes would be less expensive than 2 different frames
    But I think that created a frame for 27.5 " has specially designed geometry (see the height of the BB drop for example), changing only thing that the dropouts would not.

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    Make carbon long travel 29ers better rather than this 25mm bigger than 26" wheel size or finish 2951! It has been several years now. Where is it?

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    G1 options?

    So will the new 27.5 modified dropouts have both options for either 142 or 135 axles?

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    I had great news this weekend meaning that a bike purchase in the near future will be within my budget.

    I am real interested in the Carbine 27.5 and perhaps the Tracer.

    Mr. Intense I'm wondering if you can give any word on the expected availability of production versions of these? Are we taking Fall or next year? Also is the price in line with current. Carbine and Tracer otherings?

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    Tracer 275 & Carbine

    We have been riding these bikes for awhile now and had unveiled them @ Sea Otter feeling pretty confident the wheel size made sense & there was finally some industry support& consumer want to back it up.
    In short we are loving these bikes and the fact that the Tracer is made in house we can react quickly and should see production in he future. the 27.5 G1 drop outs are being tested on the Carbine in the lab before we release them but it should be soon.This really adjusts the geo on the Carbine well and even with a dedicated 27.5 150mm fork the numbers are good & you can run real trail tires , we have been running 2.35s front & rear.It does help a bit to run a straight steerer and a zero stack HS on the carbine.Getting caught up in the whole wheel size naming thing 650b , 27.5 etc. with the bigger tires it is really closer to 28 and middle of the road just looks & feels right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield View Post
    Make carbon long travel 29ers better rather than this 25mm bigger than 26" wheel size or finish 2951! It has been several years now. Where is it?
    X2, if mr. Intense wants more of my money he's going to need to make a carbon version of my T29. I'm not against 650b, the more size options the better. it's just not my cup-o-tea.

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    They are beautiful though, in fact all intense bikes are very good looking machines. Keep up the good work!

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    Congrats Jeff, that is an fantastic looking machine!

    What's the RAL number for that red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaver84 View Post
    So will the new 27.5 modified dropouts have both options for either 142 or 135 axles?
    Second Q: Are there any specifics on the geo? Especially comparing different fork sizes 150 - 160?

    edit: this in mind...34 FLOAT 27.5 160 FIT CTD w/Trail Adjust Bike Fork | FOX

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    That blue frame is sick!

    I know they're just a proto, but any ideas if it will hit the market at this point?

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    Perhaps some dropouts on 27.5er to allow for bigger 29er wheel clearance? What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidcopperfield View Post
    perhaps some dropouts on 27.5er to allow for bigger 29er wheel clearance? What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield View Post
    Perhaps some dropouts on 27.5er to allow for bigger 29er wheel clearance? What do you think?
    ?????????????????

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    Mr. Intense, when will we see Intese bikes with wire routing inside the frames? (at least for the carbon frames)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    Congrats Jeff, that is an fantastic looking machine!

    What's the RAL number for that red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie View Post
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    Absilutely not. You kiddie wheels' guys want to use new dropouts on 26ers to make them compatible with 584mm rims so why not making a 27.5er frame compatible with 29er wheels?
    Options for everyone. Isn't it what you -650b fanatics- say all the time? Choises are good. Don't get me wrong, simply not everyone sucks at riding a 29er like most 27.5er fans do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield View Post
    Absilutely not. You kiddie wheels' guys want to use new dropouts on 26ers to make them compatible with 584mm rims so why not making a 27.5er frame compatible with 29er wheels?
    Options for everyone. Isn't it what you -650b fanatics- say all the time? Choises are good. Don't get me wrong, simply not everyone sucks at riding a 29er like most 27.5er fans do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield View Post
    Absilutely not. You kiddie wheels' guys want to use new dropouts on 26ers to make them compatible with 584mm rims so why not making a 27.5er frame compatible with 29er wheels?
    Options for everyone. Isn't it what you -650b fanatics- say all the time? Choises are good. Don't get me wrong, simply not everyone sucks at riding a 29er like most 27.5er fans do.

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    One thing I am interested in on the Carbine with the 27.5 dropouts is as the ISO mount is part of the frame and not on the dropout how this affects the caliper placing for the rear disk? Does it need a custom adapter so that a post mount caliper is in the right place and will one come with the bike?

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    Huaa
    Just progressing build my spider29 after long 3 months waiting for this frame and now something already in the pipeline into the saving
    The blue tracer definetely a dream bike!

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    Your 27.5's look great. Makes me want to come back to the Intense brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    One thing I am interested in on the Carbine with the 27.5 dropouts is as the ISO mount is part of the frame and not on the dropout how this affects the caliper placing for the rear disk? Does it need a custom adapter so that a post mount caliper is in the right place and will one come with the bike?
    In an earlier post, Mr. Intense said that he had a custom post mount to go with the drops for 27.5.
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    Good to know thanks.

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    This is from 650b forum

    Intense 650b

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    " I have been riding a great 650b, [or 27.5, depending on your preference].
    At Intense here in California, we built a Tracer 27.5, 137-150mm travel, we refined it, and built a couple more, I love the bike.
    We have also tested a few carbon versions.
    The wheel size is fantastic. Increasing the wheel size from 26 has benefits and 'challenges'. The benefits are linear, the 'challenges' are exponential.
    Therefore, a 650 has benefits similar to a 29er but not as significant, with that said, the 'challenges' with a 650b are almost non-existent.
    You will be able to buy our 650b [27.5] bikes very soon. If I was told today, that I could only have one bike in the garage, it would be a 650b.
    But I wouldnt 'Jimmy Rig', a 26 inch bike. if you need to run a smaller tire to make it fit into your frame, you are defeating the purpose. The outside diameter is the key. A small tire makes for a small outside diameter. I know this is obvious to some of you, but I have heard of a few people making crazy compromises just to run a 650 rim...
    Sharples"

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    I have 650b fever.

    I have a Mojo HD 650b. Carving machine, but it hates to climb, and it goes to pieces in the chunky downhill.

    I also have a T29 with a Dorado fork. Nice XC/Trail bike, although it took a lot of work to get there. The thin rear hub didn't help.

    I think I want an Uzzi 650b. Will it clear a 27.6" NeoMoto? Room to spare for the upcoming MegaMoto? Will I have to mill my own dropouts?

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    Curious about frame weight on the new 27.5 Carbine and Tracer. Anyone have some numbers?

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    I took a look at a Carbine at my local Intense dealer on Father's Day. Nice bike; very different from what I am used to, but I didn't take it for an extended test ride yet and I am still holding out on getting more 650b information as I narrow down the choices for my next bike.

    I see so far that Mr Intense has been testing these with 150mm forks. I'm curious what the geo will be for the Carbine with a 160mm 650b fork (aka Fox) with the rear in 152mm mode and with the Talas dropped to 120mm and the rear in 140mm mode?

    I'm hoping, perhaps foolishly, that I can configure the bike to run in a more "XC" mode during the week for my night rides in 120/140mm travel modes with a low BB and steeper geo, and adjust to 160/152mm travels with higher BB for when I hit gnarly mountains at the weekend.

    Is this is hairbrain idea or reasonable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    I took a look at a Carbine at my local Intense dealer on Father's Day. Nice bike; very different from what I am used to, but I didn't take it for an extended test ride yet and I am still holding out on getting more 650b information as I narrow down the choices for my next bike.

    I see so far that Mr Intense has been testing these with 150mm forks. I'm curious what the geo will be for the Carbine with a 160mm 650b fork (aka Fox) with the rear in 152mm mode and with the Talas dropped to 120mm and the rear in 140mm mode?

    I'm hoping, perhaps foolishly, that I can configure the bike to run in a more "XC" mode during the week for my night rides in 120/140mm travel modes with a low BB and steeper geo, and adjust to 160/152mm travels with higher BB for when I hit gnarly mountains at the weekend.

    Is this is hairbrain idea or reasonable?
    That's kinda what I do with my Tracer. I use a reverb, big heavy tires, heavier pedals, long travel mode and lighter damping for Enduro rides, then when I'm going epic or XC racey mode I lighten & tighten.
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    WOW!! I have been telling all my riding buddies that the first company to release a bike specifically to run 27.5 tires with 140-150mm travel would have a new customer! And now all Intense has to do is release that Tracer 27.5 and I have my new dream bike! Of course I would buy the Carbine if the price makes sense.

    Awesome bikes! Have the money waiting just let me know when they are to be released!!

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    Mr. Intense. When will there be available the G1 drop outs for 27.5 for the Tracer 2 i bought from you at the parking lot sale. Please help me get this frame finished (almost done with the polish job). doralswheels@yahoo.com Thanks. Doral

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    I just noticed the blue Tracer has the shock mounted on the down tube and the red one has the shock mounted to the top tube. So which will we see? BTW, I'm still waiting for a release! lol

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    I wish we could get a more firm schedule on when these bikes would be released. I have money burning a hole in my pocket and I'm not sure if I'm willing to wait for the 27.5ers.

    I may just end up getting a Tallboy LTc. Shock! A 29er....

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