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    6.6 Stealth Black

    Hey guys,

    finally done by baby (only f.derailleur still missing )

    *Frame: Stealth Black - medium
    *Rider weight: 178lb
    *Rider height: 6,2"

    *suspension: '06 Fox DHX Air 5.0 / '07 MZ DoubleSix SL1 ATA
    *brakes: '07 Hope MonoM4 203/203mm
    *cranks: Shimano Hone w/ 36T RaceFace Ring + e13 Supercharger, Truvativ Shiftguide
    *front derailleur/rear: SRAM X.9 (will be), SRAM X.9
    *shifters: SRAM X.9
    *pedals: Crank Bros Mallet C - White
    *stem: RaceFace EvolveDH 50mm
    *handlebar: RaceFace EvolveDH
    *seatpost: RaceFace EvolveDH
    *saddle: WTB RocketV SLT
    *headset: Acros AH-15R
    *grips: Ergon Enduro
    *tires (front/rear): Schwalbe NobbyNic 2,4"
    *front wheel: DTSwiss EX5.1D, Sapim Race Spokes, Hope Pro2 - 20mm
    *rear wheel: DTSwiss EX5.1D, Sapim Race Spokes, Hope Pro2 -QR
    *weight: 34,17 lbs (with Pedals), 32,63 lbs (without Pedals)
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    Looks mean!
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    07 66 is too cool.
    How is setting at 180 mm travel working out?
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    As the Geo is ment to be ridden with max. 170mm, i couldn't feel any big nervousness when i travel it to 180, but i ride it most of the time with 160mm, so i have no really big experience whit it by now. I'm about to test it on weekend furthermore, i'll tell ya afterwards.

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    Thanks, let me know!
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    I need 100% Honest opionion.

    I am deciding between a 6.6 and a UZZI. I only freeride and do no XC riding. I live in a Flat area where climbing is not an issue and am lookign for something to pedal around easily but also can take some small hucks and jumps

    I see not many people run coil shocks on these and most run 2-3 ring combo with Clip in pedals which makes me beleive these bikes are catering towards a XC type rider.

    My main concern about the 6.6 is that it may be too light as it was designed to be light. So I am curious of more of you NON XC type riders who own the 6.6 feel that the UZZI would be a better choice. Grant it I know the 6.6 is a all around bike..but I am looking for the more aggressive type riders opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed
    I need 100% Honest opionion.

    I am deciding between a 6.6 and a UZZI. I only freeride and do no XC riding. I live in a Flat area where climbing is not an issue and am lookign for something to pedal around easily but also can take some small hucks and jumps

    I see not many people run coil shocks on these and most run 2-3 ring combo with Clip in pedals which makes me beleive these bikes are catering towards a XC type rider.

    My main concern about the 6.6 is that it may be too light as it was designed to be light. So I am curious of more of you NON XC type riders who own the 6.6 feel that the UZZI would be a better choice. Grant it I know the 6.6 is a all around bike..but I am looking for the more aggressive type riders opinion.
    maybe hold out for the new 6.6 Slopestyle. It should be pretty bad ass. Here an older photo of me jumping my 6.6. NO clipless pedals here! Ride On- E2
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    I just got an email from intense stating production to begin in mid summer for the 6.6 SS..Honestly I love intense but the 6.6 SS is a Transistion bottelerocket so I would go for the lesser priced Transistion if I was set on that type of frame.

    thx for you opinions I am thinking UZZI is my better choice

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    ok no the 6.6SS is not a BR. yes..application wise, but not the suspension characteristics or the travel. the Vpp will scoot over the rough easier than a faux-bar because of the rearward travel.

    as for the 6.6, I ride with platforms and 1x9 setup, but I do climb on the bike since i don't shuttle. You mention that you still need to pedal around on the flats.. depending on ur weight the 6.6 might be fine... and how big are your small hucks?
    I've cased doubles and 5ft to slight tranny hasn't been a big deal so far for mine... and i'm about 167 in gym clothes.
    Also keep in mind that the HA that intense lists is for a Manitou Nixon.. with a 36van or 66, the HA will be maybe a degree slacker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfluid one
    Also keep in mind that the HA that intense lists is for a Manitou Nixon.. with a 36van or 66, the HA will be maybe a degree slacker.
    Being that it is one degree slacker, I assume those forks are about an inch taller. That also means you'll be raising the bottom bracket by nearly half an inch - that's a lot!
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    Honkey 6.6

    I just got my new ride built up.

    I am 5' 11, 190 lbs

    The build:

    2007 Lg 6.6 w/ RP23
    2007 Talus 36 RC2
    FSA 1.5 head set
    Thompson x4 31.8 stem
    Ritchey Pro carbon bar (soon to be replaced with a Monkey lite carbon DH)
    ODI ruffian lock on grips
    Avid Juicy carbon brakes with 7in rotors
    Easton EC90 carbon post (came with build kit) soon tobe replaced with a Thompson
    Salsa flip lock seat post clamp
    Intense ti railed saddle
    2007 XTR: f & r der, cranks, chain, cassette, pedals and trigger shifters
    Mavic Crossmax SX wheels
    Conti Vertical Pro UST 2.3's w/ Stans sealant

    I live in a valley in the mountains and have to climb to everything so I went with a lightweight build. I tried to throw in durable pieces where I was nervous about breakage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaft
    I just got my new ride buit up. Can't wait to take it out tommorow to break her in.

    I am 5' 11, 190 lbs

    The build:

    2007 Lg 6.6 w/ RP23
    2007 Talus 36 RC2
    FSA 1.5 head set
    Thompson x4 31.8 stem
    Ritchey Pro carbon bar (soon to be replaced with a Monkey lite carbon DH)
    ODI ruffian lock on grips
    Avid Juicy carbon brakes with 7in rotors
    Easton EC90 carbon post (came with build kit) soon tobe replaced with a Thompson
    Salsa flip lock seat post clamp
    Intense ti railed saddle
    2007 XTR: f & r der, cranks, chain, cassette, pedals and trigger shifters
    Mavic Crossmax SX wheels
    Conti Vertical Pro UST 2.3's w/ Stans sealant

    I live in a valley in the mountains and have to climb to everything so I went with a lightweight build. I tried to throw in durable pieces where I was nervous about breakage.

    I am having trouble posting the pics.
    Very nice build. I just put a new 36 Talas on my 6.6 and Crossmax SXs. I cannot believe how light they are! IMHO, running XTR is a little bit of waste of money esp if you ride you bike with any intention of using it for its worth. This year's X9 performs top-notch and the cost of replacement should something break is less.

    But good build on ye, any pics to post?

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    " IMHO, running XTR is a little bit of waste of money esp if you ride you bike with any intention of using it for its worth. This year's X9 performs top-notch and the cost of replacement should something break is less"

    Thanks. Today's ride was great, I really like the bike.

    What x9 components are you talking about...the r. der and shifters? If so, these are parts that I seldomly need to replace. Sram's cassette and f. der have proven themselves worthless and disposable to me.

    If you ride smooth, don't bash everything, and don't do drops to flat xtr will last. Plus it's super light and disputably, it offers shifting performance second to none.

    I run XO shifters and r. der on my 5 Spot and it has lasted 2 seasons. Good stuff. I run an xtr cassete and f. der on that bike too because of the increased performance.

    The wheels are reasonably light. I hope the rear hub is diesel. The rear hub on my Crossmax Sl's required frequent attention. (mineral oil every 12 rides or so) The durability of the SL's hoops was amazing.

    Shaft

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaft
    " IMHO, running XTR is a little bit of waste of money esp if you ride you bike with any intention of using it for its worth. This year's X9 performs top-notch and the cost of replacement should something break is less"

    Thanks. Today's ride was great, I really like the bike.

    What x9 components are you talking about...the r. der and shifters? If so, these are parts that I seldomly need to replace. Sram's cassette and f. der have proven themselves worthless and disposable to me.

    If you ride smooth, don't bash everything, and don't do drops to flat xtr will last. Plus it's super light and disputably, it offers shifting performance second to none.

    I run XO shifters and r. der on my 5 Spot and it has lasted 2 seasons. Good stuff. I run an xtr cassete and f. der on that bike too because of the increased performance.

    The wheels are reasonably light. I hope the rear hub is diesel. The rear hub on my Crossmax Sl's required frequent attention. (mineral oil every 12 rides or so) The durability of the SL's hoops was amazing.

    Shaft
    I am running last year's x9 on my 6.6 (2005 x9 on my 29er) and this year's x9 on my Dirtbag. I think the shifting is even better on this year's x9 than any previous year's. I agree with you, however, that SRAM's cassettes are ****. I am quite a bit bigger than you and end up bashing stuff (isn't that why you got a 6.6 in the first place?) with the way I ride and type of riding I do in Colorado, so I end up breaking parts (r. der.) so XTR is not worth it for me. XTR is also geared (no pun intended) towards racers who can bash the crap out of their parts and have Shimano replace them at no cost, not avg. joe's such as me. But that is JMHO.

    Glad you enjoyed the SXs, I can't wait to get them out and give them a good test ride. Cheers. Plus, where are the pictures?

    Rontele.
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    Got it together, finally

    Here is my Med. Works.
    XT drivetrain, xtr shifters
    K24 brakes
    Thomson seat/stem
    DT 1750 wheels
    WTB tires
    Lyric 2 step
    Time pedals

    31 pounds
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    No rides for the new 6.6

    As the Colo front rangers know the trails have been, wet, icy, snowy, cold, and basicly terrible. The good thing about this was, that i had to send my Lyric back to RS, due to losing 15mm of travel on my first bike path ride.

    I need to go downhill to break these discs in, way to slippery right now.

    What is the consensus on the intense seatpost QR, it seems a little weak. I am thinking about getting a Salsa.

    I'm riding Fruita and Moab the first weekend in May, hopefully i can get this bike broken in, before that.

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    Some pics of my 6.6 with its new forks...





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    There sure are some sweet rides out there, really loving the white frame with the Crossmax SX wheels. Am expecting my medium red to be finished on Saturday. Went for the Crossmax SX wheels too so its nice to finally see a picture of a 6.6 with them on. I bought without riding the 6.6 so the bike has some high expectations to live up to. Had to sell my SC Heckler, SC Bullit and a vintage electric piano to pay for it, but judging by the way everyones been talking about the 6.6 it should be worth it.

    Off to Spain for some riding in 4 weeks so havent got long to get it dialled. Any tips on setup of the Evolver ISX6 would be welcome.

    Will post pictures as soon as I've got the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy.reed@ntlworld.com
    Any tips on setup of the Evolver ISX6 would be welcome.
    I've got an ISX-6 but on my 5point5 and I'm loving it. Best shock I've ridden. I was a bit daunted when I first got it and started a thread on "Let's Talk About Shocks" asking about setup help but in fact it is quite simple. You can find the thread here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy.reed@ntlworld.com
    There sure are some sweet rides out there, really loving the white frame with the Crossmax SX wheels. Am expecting my medium red to be finished on Saturday. Went for the Crossmax SX wheels too so its nice to finally see a picture of a 6.6 with them on. I bought without riding the 6.6 so the bike has some high expectations to live up to. Had to sell my SC Heckler, SC Bullit and a vintage electric piano to pay for it, but judging by the way everyones been talking about the 6.6 it should be worth it.

    Off to Spain for some riding in 4 weeks so havent got long to get it dialled. Any tips on setup of the Evolver ISX6 would be welcome.

    Will post pictures as soon as I've got the bike.
    So, what piano did you sell? Rhodes? Wurlitzer?
    I wasn't sure about Crossmax SX when I bought them, but after hard riding doing hacks and dirt jumping, they are holding up very good. I'm not using them for downhilling though, but SX is good all round wheels.

    As for ISX6 specifically on 6.6, you can dial it to very wide range of ride feel.
    You can make it very firm for city rides or you can make it very plush. I did some stairway drops (I assume you would ride hard because you used to own Bullit) but the shock had never been bottomed out yet (Allmountain SL1 did, I'm still working on the tuning for it).
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    great looking bike guys!

    im planning to get one soon, just a question..im 5'9 but torn on either getting a small or medium sized frame, according to the intense website i should get the medium size but i came from a small size frame and am worried the bigger size will affect my riding, what do you guys suggest? thanks!

    hoping to post a pic of my future bike soon

    regards
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    I'm 5'9, 30 in inseam and a medium is good on me with a 70mm stem. 50mm definitely gets a bit cramped..

    A bit OT, but has anyone bought a used 6.6 here? It seems like on the other forums,
    there's always frames changing hands, but the intenses always seem sparkling new.
    Just wondering what kind of market is out there for used intenses.

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    I am just shy of 5'8" with a 29" inseam and have come down from a medium to a small. The medium felt like a cruising bike to me whereas the small feels a lot more nippy. Whilst both are really good bikes and you won't go wrong with either I personally would go for the small if you lean towards tech/XC/AM where there are lots of quick and sharp turns, you really need to work/pump the bike to get the most out of the track and generally like a snappy ride. The medium on the other hand felt a bit more stable, more like an SUV as opposed to a sporty number and therefore more suited to all round XC/AM. As I said though they can both do the same thing, it's just that I found the small did certain things better than the medium for my style of riding. Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaft
    I just got my new ride built up.

    I am 5' 11, 190 lbs

    The build:

    2007 Lg 6.6 w/ RP23
    2007 Talus 36 RC2
    FSA 1.5 head set
    Thompson x4 31.8 stem
    Ritchey Pro carbon bar (soon to be replaced with a Monkey lite carbon DH)
    ODI ruffian lock on grips
    Avid Juicy carbon brakes with 7in rotors
    Easton EC90 carbon post (came with build kit) soon tobe replaced with a Thompson
    Salsa flip lock seat post clamp
    Intense ti railed saddle
    2007 XTR: f & r der, cranks, chain, cassette, pedals and trigger shifters
    Mavic Crossmax SX wheels
    Conti Vertical Pro UST 2.3's w/ Stans sealant

    I live in a valley in the mountains and have to climb to everything so I went with a lightweight build. I tried to throw in durable pieces where I was nervous about breakage.
    Nice ride!
    I'm considering building a similar bike to replace my 5.5, although it may be a while, since I want to get my M3 together, first.

    How much does your bike weigh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200
    Nice ride!
    I'm considering building a similar bike to replace my 5.5, although it may be a while, since I want to get my M3 together, first.

    How much does your bike weigh?
    Thanks! I really like it. It weighs 30.5lbs on a digi scale at the bike shop. It pedals amazingly well for a bike with this much travel.

    Shaft

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    I got mine used.... but it was basically brand new (except for the price tag). I don't think you see too many of them on the used market because they're usually so well liked.
    Mine's a small, I'm 5'7". Works for me, but I wouldn't want to be too much taller on a small. 5'9" might be the cutoff...
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    thanks guys for the replies, now im really confuse hehe hope i can try out a small and medium to compare handling and pedaling traits here, i ride tech/XC/AM and a little freeriding (4-6ft drops) but i have to pedal approx 30km of paved and 10 km of rough road with uphills before reaching singletracks, a lbs is selling a used 6.6 and the owner is giving me a good deal really looks tempting im just worried it might have come from the batch with the "suck down" problem

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    if that is so, a shock service is all you need, Fox fixed that problem ages ago..

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    Hi 6.6 riders

    ive a question about the headsets your are using in a 6.6!
    Ill ride the 6.6 with the MZ 66 SL ATA and the new HOPE integrated headset or a similar one!
    Do you think this will works? what is the minimal headset hight i can use in a 6.6


    thany for reply....

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    Quote Originally Posted by THBiker
    Hi 6.6 riders

    ive a question about the headsets your are using in a 6.6!
    Ill ride the 6.6 with the MZ 66 SL ATA and the new HOPE integrated headset or a similar one!
    Do you think this will works? what is the minimal headset hight i can use in a 6.6


    thany for reply....
    I've gone through few and found that Reset Racing is far better than others.

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    do you think a lower bottom stack fits too???
    i want to use a (semi)integrated headset

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    My new 6.6

    This is it. Finally got my 6.6 after having had a nightmare trying to find suitable tyres. Am really pleased with the build although I'll be getting a shorter cage rear mech. Have just been for a couple of short rides on some local singletrack but am already really impressed with the bike.

    BTW: it was a Rhodes that I sold.
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    Welcome to 6.6 owner's club!

    Rhodes is great. I remember a guy with the DynoRhodes at Club in Waikiki sounding like heaven. The space you made from selling Rhodes should be a good place for your new 6.6.
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    My Rhodes (73 stage piano) was in the dining room which funnily enough is exactly where my 6.6 is at the moment. My wife has served the bike with an eviction notice though so it will be moving to the shed at the weekend. She cant seem to appreciate the beauty of it. No doubt I will be having sleepless nights worrying about it being stolen.

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    Well, make sure you don't get it stolen. My 5.5 got stolen Jan. 2nd this year and it really sucks.
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    Small 6.6

    Here is my small 6.6 with ti coil (600lb).
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    New fork, new shock, new wheels.



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    the most important thingto consider when doing reducers is the stack height.. If the reducers have too much stack height to them.. it will totally change the handling of the bike and with the 6.6, i dont think you would want to change that.. go with the e13.. i believe they have the lowest.. or at least very minimal stack height and E13 stuff is very nice.. . the problem solver.. now way.. junk.

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    Great looking bike. Love the colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMG
    Here is my small 6.6 with ti coil (600lb).
    the geometry is different from the regular 6.6 im seeing is this the ss?? the 6.6 looks way better on coil than on air

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    just got mine build.

    *Frame: Medium Works 6.6

    *suspension: 07 Lyric coil / evoler 6
    *brakes: juicy 7
    *cranks: truvativ
    *front derailleur/rear d: SRAM X9
    *shifters: SRAM X9 Triggers
    *pedals: cb malets
    *stem: syncros am
    *handlebar: truvativ team
    *seatpost: Thomson Elite
    *saddle: fizik
    *headset: cane creek
    *grips: ergon enduro
    *tires (front/rear): kenda 2.35
    *front wheel: syncros ds28 hadey hub
    *rear wheel: syncros ds28 hadley hub

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    Drool.....let me pick my jaw up from the floor.
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    thanks, cant wait to get her dirty. gotta change the spring first.
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    Intense Photo Gallery section is now open, mine got on it, too, everyone should send yours, too.
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    here`s mine ....

    Heres my current set up....
    *Frame: Pearl White -- beauty !
    *Rider weight: 65kg
    *Rider height: 175cm

    *suspension: 07 fox float 36
    *brakes: shimano saint w/ straitline lever
    *cranks: shimano saint
    *front derailleur/rear d: shimano xt / xtr
    *shifters: shimano lx
    *pedals: easton cully
    *stem: raceface diablo
    *handlebar: easton monkey 70
    *seatpost: Thomson Elite
    *saddle: sdg cow
    *headset: fsa big fat pig
    *grips: ODI rouge
    *tires (front/rear): kenda blue grove 2.1 f&r
    *front wheel: Mavic Cross max XL
    *rear wheel: Mavic Cross max XL

    light enough for all day riding, beefy enough for ski resort DH. I use Cross Max for trail riding & DEEMAX for DH & rip the guy on full spec DH machine !
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    Imho

    Quote Originally Posted by shaft
    Thanks! I really like it. It weighs 30.5lbs on a digi scale at the bike shop. It pedals amazingly well for a bike with this much travel.

    Shaft
    IMHO your humble opinion isnt so humble gorrila boy! You know you love SRAM! You only kep the XTR with that gay rapid rise, because you couldnt get a hall pass for a SRAM tansmition!
    love ya bro

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    Breck Seth....
    Your right..... if I had to do it all over again and had options (rather than purchasing a build kit) I would get XO(shifters and r. der) ...except for the fd and cassette which I would still go XTR. (the Sram offerings here seem to be bit less refined) The XO I have on my 5 Spot seems to be a little less finicky. I'm not sure if it is because of the increased travel on the 6.6 or not. Breck Seth, I still hate you and your white Nomad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman
    Even if it's an old post...I think your bike's one of the best of this gallery...

    Any detail ??? Weight ? Performance up/down ?

    thanks
    ale

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    I took some photos of my updated 6.6 with a new 60mm lens.

    More photos can be seen here.

    Full filled with 6.6 then migrating to Slope Style for more. "Intense Slope Style Central"

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