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    6.6 SS Photo Album

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    Frame : Intense 6.6 SS, Medium, "Nigel Page" Edition
    Rear Shock : Fox DHX 5.0 / RCS Titanium spring 400*2.80
    Fork : Marzocchi 66 ATA 2008 140-180mm
    Stem : Thomson 4X, 50mm
    Aheadset : Accros AH-15R 1.5"->1"1/8
    Riser Bar : Answer Pro Taper OS, 31.8mm, 2"
    Grips : Oury Lock-On, noir
    Seatpost : Thomson Elite, 31.6mm
    Saddle : SDG Bel-Air RL, titanium, Black/White
    Brakes : Hope Moto V2, 200mm
    Manivelles : Shimano Saint, 170mm
    Boitier de Pedalier : Shimano Saint
    Pedales : Atomlab Aircorp
    Chain Guide : E-13 SRS / Trans Red Supercharger Bashguard
    Chainring : E-13, 36 tooths, noir
    Cassette : Sram 990, 11-34
    Rear Derailleur : Sram XO
    Rear Shifter : Sram XO
    Chain : Sram PC99


    16,300 Kg With Spinergy wheels

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    Tires : Maxxis Swampthing, 26*2.35 42aST, Simple Ply


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    Hubs : DT Swiss Hugi 440 20mm/12mm
    Spokes : DT Swiss Super Champion, noirs
    Rims : Spank Subrosa, 32 trous, White
    Tires : Maxxis or Michelin DH


















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    This photo is a "Joke" with my friend



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    Freakin killer!! 135mm spacing, right? I love the duo, so beautiful.

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    Looks great! You always habe a bunch of stylish bikes Intenseman!
    One question though: why are you flying the british flag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRider
    Looks great! You always habe a bunch of stylish bikes Intenseman!
    One question though: why are you flying the british flag?
    Why not ?? I like the Nigel Page Edition...OK I'm French but my Grandparents lives has some kilometers of the British coast ...and I'm red Headed....I'm almost English, isn't it ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by EggsnBacon
    Freakin killer!! 135mm spacing, right? I love the duo, so beautiful.
    Thanks...Yes 135mm spacing (Spinergy Enduro doesn't exist in 150mm)

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    Oh yeah, forgot about that. I have the Fall line set and I think I they might be a bit of overkill. Time will tell.

    Also, I'm half british (my dad immigrated here) and even I would feel like a bit of a sell-out if I sported british flags

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    Sweet looking SS

    Intenseman would you mind saying how much you weigh? I am about 200#s and will be using a 450 ti on my SS and want to know how you like yours at 400.

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    Nice bike Intense Man! How does it ride?

    Lovin the Caddy also Im after one of those.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by munkyspank
    Intenseman would you mind saying how much you weigh? I am about 200#s and will be using a 450 ti on my SS and want to know how you like yours at 400.
    75 Kg (165 lbs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukyowth
    Nice bike Intense Man! How does it ride?
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    Thanks

    Only one ride...more infos next week

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    Great looking rides Intenseman. I've still not snapped any pics of mine sitting still.

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    400 lb spring

    munkyspank I'm about 210 lbs with gear and have been riding with the 400 lb stock spring for a while now, and although it has been fine for technical DH descents....I took on some larger hits on Sunday at Innerliethen and it took a pounding,....the 500 lb Ti spring should be hear this week and I can finally let her rip without worry!

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    Yo Intenseman, just wondering how you like the 55 on the 6.6? Im thinking about putting one on the SS.

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    40,12 lbs (18,2kg)
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstix
    Yo Intenseman, just wondering how you like the 55 on the 6.6? Im thinking about putting one on the SS.

    thanks,
    Like that ?

    http://www.intenseride.com/openbar/v...?t=209&start=0

    http://www.intenseride.com/index.php...ion-decouverte

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    sexy "works" raw 6.6ss frame shots

    10 detail shots of the sweet raw 6.6ss. welds for days!

    http://www.littermag.com/2008/featur...featureID=1023

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    and my contribution-
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    don´t remember if it´s already in here
    mine:

    hope to get the wheelset back again soon.

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    My Slope Style for everyday fun mode. ....and please don't ask if that is a kick-stand. It is not, lol.

    At 160 mm travel



    At 140 mm travel

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

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    Gawd,

    Beside specially color treated parts, I just noticed your super clean and creative cable routing.
    Full filled with 6.6 then migrating to Slope Style for more. "Intense Slope Style Central"

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    Hey bros, I'm new to this and I just wanna introduce myself along with my SS. Just recently I changed from the red one to the NP edit.

    @Intenseman: Mean build! I'm trying to get one of those two wheelsets as well. Used to have the EX1750 in my Nomad...maybe sort of fragile for the SS's intended use. So I guess I go for Spins - what's your experience?

    I plan to change cranks to XTR along with a LG1. Furthermore I'll install my 36 TALAS. Thai Spring is planned as well Deity lowriser and Intense saddle as much as Intense tyres planned as well. Weight?! No clue!











    Sorry for da poor quality - that's due to the iPhone cam.

    BTW: Using the fully integrated CaneCreek headset and lowering the fork's travel by 2cm results in WAY better handling! I can only recommend to run short forks, even if it tends to catch the roots with the pedals - Will go for 165mm cranks then maybe.

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    You're on your second one already? I can't even get a date from the Canadian Distributor on when my first will be crossing the boarder.

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    Here's my SlopeStyle at Gooseberry Mesa on its second ride.
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    Yeah, my second. My dealer here sells about 2-3 Intense Frames PER DAY.
    The Works red ist sooo sweet, and the ladscape just epic!
    Funny to see you painted those CaneCreek plastic rings black as well - I couldnt stand the strange cyan at all...
    Special rear tyre!

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    SS - Simply supreme!

    My new baby!!!
    Posted already elsewhere but thought it needed to be on this thread too - so proud!!!!! lol.

    Large Nigel Page Edition Frame in Pearl white
    DHX 5 Coil w/steel spring
    Totem Solo Air (1.125)
    Chris King Devolution Headset
    Hayes Stroker Carbon 8" F+R
    Deore Shifters (Still perfect working order from last ride)
    Easton EA70 Monkey High Rise Bar
    Thomson X4 70mm
    Thomson Elite Seatpost
    Hope Seat clamp
    Hone Cranks 22/32 w/Bash
    DMR v12 Mags with 'pimp' red bits (as gold it came with were nasty!)
    '06 Deore f/mech (Again from old bike)
    '06 XT rear (Again...)
    SDG BelAir Saddle (....)
    XT Cassette with Sram Chain
    Wheels:
    Chris King Pewter Hubs F+R
    DT Pro-Lock nipples + DT Spokes
    Mavic EX729
    DH Tubes
    Maxxis High Roller 2.5F + 2.35R
    Bolt on rear axle

    36.58lbs.

    Rides brilliantly.



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    Nice Orange Goblin.

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    I want one....someone please buy my Canfield!!!!

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    Canfields are nice bikes no?

    [PS. Can we make this a sticky please admin??]

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    Here's my SlopeStyle at Gooseberry Mesa on its second ride

    I like it, Blaster1200. I have something similar in the very near future.

    One question; exactly what tire is that? A small-block8? if so, is it a 2.1? It looks bigger.

    Also, this may be a topic for another post, but what exactly is the attraction of a high-rolling rear wheel? Do you like what it does? I've been told this is being seen more commonly on MX bikes (trials tire on the rear), though i personally haven't noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleWhiteCaveman
    Here's my SlopeStyle at Gooseberry Mesa on its second ride

    I like it, Blaster1200. I have something similar in the very near future.

    One question; exactly what tire is that? A small-block8? if so, is it a 2.1? It looks bigger.

    Also, this may be a topic for another post, but what exactly is the attraction of a high-rolling rear wheel? Do you like what it does? I've been told this is being seen more commonly on MX bikes (trials tire on the rear), though i personally haven't noticed.
    I think (IMO) the perfect thing is to have both front AND back high rolling, but you obviously need more grip on the front as this is your turning tyre. The rear tends to follow the front (Physics-wise) so doesn't need grip as much. I used to run a near slick on the back of my DJ bmx, and a beefier knobbed tyre up front. Most people i rode with had a similar setup.

    Hope this helps.

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    Great bike...I've just always wanted an Intense. The 6.6ss seems like the ONE bike to ride everywhere...which is what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    I think (IMO) the perfect thing is to have both front AND back high rolling, but you obviously need more grip on the front as this is your turning tyre. The rear tends to follow the front (Physics-wise) so doesn't need grip as much. I used to run a near slick on the back of my DJ bmx, and a beefier knobbed tyre up front. Most people i rode with had a similar setup.

    Hope this helps.
    Sure does, thanks. i think it's time I started mixing it up a bit more.I first noticed this in sun valley last year...people on rear tires that were way lower profile than i was used to. Now i'm seeing it everywhere. I need to open my mind and stop using heavy tread as a crutch for poor turning technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    I think (IMO) the perfect thing is to have both front AND back high rolling, but you obviously need more grip on the front as this is your turning tyre. The rear tends to follow the front (Physics-wise) so doesn't need grip as much. I used to run a near slick on the back of my DJ bmx, and a beefier knobbed tyre up front. Most people i rode with had a similar setup.
    That nails the reasoning. I don't want to drag around any more weight or rolling resistance than I have to. This riding spot did not require a knobby tire for best traction, and in fact, with all of the slickrock, the SB8 has better traction than the Nevegal. Because of some of the loose conditions on this trail, I was concerned that the SB8 wouldn't quite work for me up front.

    Because I knew I would be hitting square egdes rather hard and fast, I opted for the SB8 in 2.35. For this same ride, I set my girlfriend's 5.5 with a 2.1 Nevegal up front and a 2.1 SB8 in the rear - she doesn't need the heft in tires that I do.

    Depending on the terrain, I'll also run an SB8 or something smooth for DH racing. Just the same, I consider the terrain to determine if I want to use a single-ply or two-ply tire. I see Orange-Goblin is using Maxxis High Roller tires. Those are also one of my favorites for many conditions. It's fast and reasonably light.

    All of this is similar to my intent of having a SlopeStyle. Although it's my all-mountain bike, I will also use it for DH racing where I don't need an M3 (I've also been known to race DH on a 4X hardtail, if I felt that was the best setup for the course). No need to carry extra weight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200
    Here's my SlopeStyle at Gooseberry Mesa on its second ride.
    Very nice looking bike.Gorgeous..could we know the weight with this configuration ?

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    I just can agree. The SS can handle almost everything. I didn't try DH yet but I already spend about 7h on our local trails with lots of uphills and a full day riding DJ and bikerX. Everything felt pretty good. Obviously there are better bikes for each specific use but the SS seems to be a great choice if you want one bike for everything. I let you know when I have tried DH.
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    Thx for pouring salt into my "Intense" wound....If you know anyone looking for a 7-8inch adjustable travel rig w 150mm rear spacing....send'm my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthuar
    Very nice looking bike.Gorgeous..could we know the weight with this configuration ?
    Despite all of the light parts (XTR cranks, shifters, etc, King hubs, Titanium spring, single-ply tires with lightweight tubes, etc.), the bike weighs a tick under 35 pounds. For DH racing, I'll remove the Maverik post and use a carbon shorty post. The E13 bash guard is also a little on the porky side.

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    Nice rigs Blaster & Goblin!,
    Goblin, do you have the totem set at 180? If so what does the bb height measure up to?

    That works red is just gorgeous!

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    Yeah i spent 5 hours on my local trails, mostly down but a bit of up, and the SS was jusr brilliant. Only my third ride on it since i got it last week, but i couldn't believe how much better it flew through the rock gardens than my Single Pivot Orange. i am sold on VPP!!!

    She's jumps brilliantly too. Took her down my Local 4X and the jump line, and she's wants to be airborne i swear. Easy(er) to lay it flat, and easy to control.

    Sanjosedre, yeah its set at 180. Not sure of the BB height but haven't caught it yet, rolled over some pretty steep drops, big logs and gnarly roots and didn't catch anything yet, the Geo is great with the Totems, lots of confidence on the downs!

    Can't say enough good things about the SS. It does everything i need it to so far, Pedals pretty well for a FR bike, the weights pretty good (my build with DHX coil and totems =36lbs) and its flies downhills. So much more confidence than my Orange, i reckon it handle a good deal of DH, as long as the rider remembers its just 6.6" back there (Although it feels bottomless).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    (Although it feels bottomless).
    Fully agreed! What a sweet ride, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    (Although it feels bottomless).
    Oh, there's a bottom alright! Have the shock PUSHed, and the bottom seems to drop out. The bottom out bumper PUSH uses is so much better.

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    How do you guys reckon a Rockshox vivid would work with this frame? A good, but cheaper alternative to the CCDB? Better than the dhx?
    The drop stop bumpers might give similar characteristics to those Blaster1200 has just described of once you get the shock pushed.

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    Nearly finished. Awaiting Formula Oro's and grips...
    Oh and a front DR!
    Ill post more when done






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    Black looks damn good. I thought about it but I already had 2 black bikes. So I went with red and I don't regret it at all. Here is the (almost) final version (only saddle will be changes sometimes, maybe).







    Frame: Intense SS Slope Style, 135mm, large
    Fork: Fox 36 Van R
    Derailleur: X9 short cage
    Trigger: SRAM X9 triggers (right)
    Crank: Shimano hone
    Chain guide: e13 SRS
    Cassette: SRAM PG 980
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7's with 185mm rotors
    Bar: Easton ea 30
    Stem: Syncros
    Grips: Lizard Skin lock on
    Headset: Chris King 1.5 NoThreadSet
    Seat post: Thomas Elite 31.6mm, 410mm
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Stealth
    Wheels: DT 6.1d rims, DT 340 hubs
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.35 folding

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNSANE!
    BTW: Using the fully integrated CaneCreek headset and lowering the fork's travel by 2cm results in WAY better handling! I can only recommend to run short forks, even if it tends to catch the roots with the pedals - Will go for 165mm cranks then maybe.
    So, what travel are you running the forks at now then ? My pal has just got an SS and he's running a set of Totem on the front, but he's reduced the travel to 160, which felt spot on.

    I'm currently riding a std 6.6 with 160mm TALAS on the front. I tend to ride them at 160 all the time, but I do drop them to 130 for jump parks, to steepen things up a bit an get into the transition a bit more... much easier to pump the jumps.

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    HI Esku! Really nice setup. Could you please tell us what headset are you using? Thanks!



    Quote Originally Posted by esku

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    It's a Pilo reducer http://www.pilo.co.il
    and Token carbon headset

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    Ok here is mine. Thanks for all the guys that helped me with some advise.


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    mine.

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    Guys, sweet bikes. I'm seriously salivating!! LOL. What size are they though. I am 6'3" and am looking at a large as an all mountain rig. I own a Cove shocker at the mome but am not shuttling or bike parking as much now. So i wanna get one of these.

    Also what crank length is everyone running? I was thinking of going a 165mm?

    Good to hear that the Totem feels good on it as thats what i am considering!

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    i am 6.03ft using an L frame with a 170mm crankset.

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    I'm 6'2" and I'm on a Large. 170mm Hones are fine, think 165's might be a little short for a long legged guy like yourself!!

    It'd be a great all mountain rig if built light. Mine weighs 36.58lbs and it'd be easy to lighten her up. Pedals very well, and descend amazingly!!

    (http://forums.mtbr.com/intense/6-6-ss-photo-album-369301-2.html#post3916068)

    I can't recommend this bike enough, enjoy it!!!

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    I'm 5'11" on a medium using 175 mm cranks.

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    thanks for the info guys! I'm so seriously considering selling my almost brand new shocker and downsizing to one of these little beauties!! Oh and the guys that gave me some info....all you bikes are inspiring....so sick!!!

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    Another question? Does anyone see a problem with running an 1" 1/8 steerer tube on this with like e-13 reducer cups. I will ride a fair amount of DH on this if i go ahead??
    Also i noticed that there's a good mix of the three forks i'm considering. 36 van. totem coil. and lyrik. How does each fork perform on the SS. At the moment i'm leaning towards the Totem coil because of the style of riding it will predominantly be doing. I also know their internals quite confidently. How are the Lyrik's and the 36's though?

    Thanks in advance guys!

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    i can´t tell you any bad thing about the 36´s according´the ss.
    i am using the 1.5" version with a cane creek headset.

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    I cannot say anything bad about the fox either. So far the 36 Van R does a good job. I have also the 1.5 version but with a Chris King 1.5 NoThreadSet. The geometry feels good.

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    I find that wth a 175mm crank arm, i do hit logs and rocks quite a bit. Don't even think about pedaling through a corner with little rocks everywhere.

    I thikn I'm going to go with 170mm. I'm 5'8''.

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    randan what size is yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by transition-rich
    randan what size is yours?
    Small

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    Mine in Freeride-DH config :


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    Quote Originally Posted by randan
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    Cheers, and the shock doesnt catch the frame at all?

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    I'll contribute to the thread. I'm going to switch out the fork and trying to decide between a 2009 36 float or a 36 Vanilla.

    I got mine from E2@CC.

    Some new additions, the cow saddle (the bomb), the white straitline pedals, formula oro k24, and a new gamut bashguard.
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    Hey guys. Another quick question! Is the TT measurement on the Intense website the Effective length ( meaning measuring from center of ST to center of HT along the TT ) or is it the "actual length " measurement ( meaning a horizontal measurement from the center of the HT horizontally across till the ST intersects and taking this measurement! )

    Basically what i would like is for someone on a Large to measure along the TT from the center of the ST to the center of the HT!!

    Pretty please and thankyou in advance.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyb721
    Hey guys. Another quick question! Is the TT measurement on the Intense website the Effective length ( meaning measuring from center of ST to center of HT along the TT ) or is it the "actual length " measurement ( meaning a horizontal measurement from the center of the HT horizontally across till the ST intersects and taking this measurement! )

    Basically what i would like is for someone on a Large to measure along the TT from the center of the ST to the center of the HT!!

    Pretty please and thankyou in advance.

    Cheers.
    Its the actual TT, not the effective, this made it VERY hard for me to work out what size would be right for me. Because its quite a steep TT, the effective TT is shorter in comparison with more horizontal TT's. I'll measure mine tonight and post it, but pretty sure someone in the US will beat me to it. (I'm at work all day).

    If it helps, i'm just under 6'2" and SO glad i didn't get the medium. For trail riding, the large with a 70mm stem is nice, certainly not long but nice. (i was used to an Orange 5 with 100mm stem before.).

    Also to answer an earlier Q, i use 170mm Hones, and this wk end at Coed-y-Brenin, i hit a few roots and things when using the travel etc. 165mm might be a bit short for pedalling efficiently, but would definitely help this. Getting thinner pedals (Straitlines etc) helps too. My V12 Mags are pretty good, but could be thinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transition-rich
    Cheers, and the shock doesnt catch the frame at all?
    so far it didn't. And I hope it won't....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman
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    That one is worth while quoting! Seriously...it inspires me to install my DeeMax in the SS...sweetass, mate!

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    Thanks for the photo, it's good to see the white frame looking great with the yellow DeeMax.
    Full filled with 6.6 then migrating to Slope Style for more. "Intense Slope Style Central"

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    I use 167.5mm XTR cranks because 170mm would make me worry to hit and didn't wanted to feel short with 165mm. At 120mm travel on the fork I still hit things even playing around town but at any thing more than 140mm travel, it is fine.
    Full filled with 6.6 then migrating to Slope Style for more. "Intense Slope Style Central"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman
    Mine in Freeride-DH config :


    Whats with the DHX 5, did you get it tuned? I like the coloured Pro-Pedal knob. I'd like to get mine red to match my other bits. ANy ideas?

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    My new Baby

    Here she is! and my Bank account is EMPTY!

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    very nice, but what's with the iron cross? i thought we beat that into oblivion in 1945.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misctwo
    very nice, but what's with the iron cross? i thought we beat that into oblivion in 1945.
    Well I was sort of going with the RED BARRON look
    I've got a cool decal of Snoopy on his dog house coming it's killer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchilla
    Well I was sort of going with the RED BARRON look
    I've got a cool decal of Snoopy on his dog house coming it's killer!
    hehe, snoopy is killer indeed....nice rig

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    Hey Dchill,a

    What is that stem? Tha is really different. Great looking custom bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBAlex
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    What is that stem? Tha is really different. Great looking custom bike.
    Azonic Launch FR Xtension Stem
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    Wow, that's pretty. Really pretty.

    On an aside note, does anyone have and headset creaking issues with the King 1.5" HS? Mine is creaking like crazy and I do have the washer between the stem and top cap and everything is well greased.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_boy
    Wow, that's pretty. Really pretty.

    On an aside note, does anyone have and headset creaking issues with the King 1.5" HS? Mine is creaking like crazy and I do have the washer between the stem and top cap and everything is well greased.....

    Not with me. It looks great so far.

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    Mine is good too

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    I did at first, but it turned out that the bottom race wasn't seated properly, but it was binding too!. I'd get your LBS to look at it, they sorted mine out straight away, after several hours of me tightening and retightening the stem / steerer. (Mines a CK Devolution FWIW)

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    I'm loving the baby blue SS. In those pics it almost looks kinda purplish. The last image you put in is pretty cool. That bike looks like a super hero from that angle. You should put some lightning bolts in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    I did at first, but it turned out that the bottom race wasn't seated properly, but it was binding too!. I'd get your LBS to look at it, they sorted mine out straight away, after several hours of me tightening and retightening the stem / steerer. (Mines a CK Devolution FWIW)
    Hmmm, interesting. I'll get them to take a look. The weird thing is that you can pick the front end up and turn from lock to lock and with about 75 degrees on the front wheel it will click. It's more pronounced because of the nature of the frame (monoques tend to amplify creaks), but it's still not a good thing.

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    Oh my god that baby blue one is immense! Im still trying to decide what im going to go for in august, i have the money, but im undecided between the ss and a sunday, the ss is starting to win me over due to its compatibility with my current parts, its looks, and because it just looks more fun to ride..

    Ive heard that the waiting list for custom colours can take weeks, maybe months!

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    I have an SS, and 2 of the guys i ride DH with have Sundays. They are quite different bikes.
    Both inspire confidence to injury inducing levels, especially the Sunday. The Sunday is more of a plough-through bike, brilliant for DH stuff, but the SS beats it on single-track trails, Jump-park stuff, and 4X which is what i needed the SS to do.
    The SS is much more versatile, and a bit more trail / FR / jump oriented. Whereas the Sunday is Pure DH, and you'd have to work a lot harder on tight tech single track.

    Both great bikes though!!

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    transition-rich, there are many shops who already have custom colors available and you'll get it in about a week. But you'll probably have to ship it unless you have a lbs that already has one. Thats what i did. It should be here in a few days. I can't wait. Also the shop i bought from gave me a custom color no extra charge. Thats -$200 right there. They also gave the parts i wanted for a great price.

    I was also kinda in the same situation as you. I was considering the sunday, but went for the SS because i wanted a lighter more flickable bike. I've already ridden the sunday(the expert model with pretty cheap parts) and it felt a little too heavy(45-46 pounds with that build) and I wanted a bike I could control better.

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    Cheers freeride monkey, although over here in the uk, there is a long wait for custom colours because of intense only producing the standard colours to cope with the huge demand for the SS frames over here, and im not suprised, this looks to be a fantastic bike for uk riding, and also, our planned trip to whistler in the future!

    Ive had a sit on one, and compared to my not-so-plush bottlerocket, this thing felt like it was capable to doing a bloody good job when the going gets rough.

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    Oh ok I understand. Yeah the SS will be a lot more plush than a bottlerocket. The bottlerocket is meant for more of jumping off anything having the suspensioin set up pretty stiff and the SS is also for a lot of jumping, but with an inch more travel and a better suspension design it will be better for when things get rough. I cant wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    Whats with the DHX 5, did you get it tuned? I like the coloured Pro-Pedal knob. I'd like to get mine red to match my other bits. ANy ideas?

    Ya DHX 5.0 tuned by a french Suspension Tuning Shop : Fast Suspension (Fabien Glatre...former Team Specialized mecanician)

    http://www.fast-suspension.com/accueil.htm

    http://www.fast-suspension.com/video_amortisseur.htm



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    This is my wife's 6.6.ss


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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzer
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    Of Course it's 'your wifes'.....

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    Wow those last couple of bikes are just sexual!!! I am looking into getting one now and need to know what size seatpost and clamp it takes? Also the one i am buying has a 135mm rear end. Do i just order the dropouts for a 150mm from Intense to set it up how i need? (150mm)
    For someone between 145lbs and 150lbs what spring rate is advisable for the rear shock?
    Do the frames come with the rear throughaxle new??

    Thanks for the help guys.

    Orangegoblin. Whatever happened to the TT measurement you we're gunna get for me?? I'd love to know it! Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyb721
    Wow those last couple of bikes are just sexual!!! I am looking into getting one now and need to know what size seatpost and clamp it takes? Also the one i am buying has a 135mm rear end. Do i just order the dropouts for a 150mm from Intense to set it up how i need? (150mm)
    For someone between 145lbs and 150lbs what spring rate is advisable for the rear shock?
    Do the frames come with the rear throughaxle new??

    Thanks for the help guys.

    Orangegoblin. Whatever happened to the TT measurement you we're gunna get for me?? I'd love to know it! Cheers.
    Ha ha, yeah.... forgot about that one. I'll get on it tomorrow!!!

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    SS in Whistler

    So my SS isn't super geeked out, but it looks that much better when it's in Whistler. My gear, on the other hand, is super geeked out....

    <a href="http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/nolson2/?action=view&current=whistler2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/nolson2/whistler2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Before dropping into Schlayer, a little 2009 SHIFT Madras gear....

    <a href="http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/nolson2/?action=view&current=whistler19.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/nolson2/whistler19.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Top of Freight Train

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    I dedicate this Goon Air to all the MTB goons out there!

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