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    Best place to buy intense bikes

    Hello everyone I'm looking at getting a 2013 intense carbine 275 but there isn't any dealers in Minnesota so i need some advice from some people that have bought intense bikes online.

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    Two very good people to work with are Dave at Redstone Cyclery (he built my Uzzi) and Jadyn at Fanatik (he built my Spider Comp). I'd highly recommend both for price and service.

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    +1 for Fanatik Bike. I just bought a custom wheelset and dropouts from them and they were great - very responsive to my questions and everything arrived quick and in perfect shape. I would not hesitate to buy from them again.

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    Best place to buy intense bikes

    Jensonusa is another good option. You can price match to one of the lower than msrp online sites.

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    + 2 for Fanatik. Jadyn got me sorted for my Tracer 275. The web store works real well and you can chose a build kit or the bike builder option for more custom choice.
    Would recommend no question.

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    When looking at the xt build kit i see that they don't have an option for the xt 2x10 crank? Do you know if the guys at Fanatik would let me swap for the 2x10? Thanks

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    I would bet they would work with you on swaping a crank out on the XT kit. Only way to find out is to call.

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    +3 for Fanatik, just purchased a custom build 1 month ago.......great customer service, I also worked with Jadyn. Fanatik will walk you through customizing everything if you need to.

    Have fun!

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    +4 FANATIK BIKE. Great bike, and Jadyn Welch great sales manager!

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    Alright thanks. I called them yesterday and asked for Jadyn and they gave me Emily. Said they are going to send me a quote with the 2x10 crankset. Still not sure on which dropper post and Fork to get.

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    I went with the Reverb Stealth and like it so far. My buddy swears by Kind Shock Seatposts — KS | Get Down and Dirty

    I've ridden with the KS and liked it.

    Fox 34 Float on the front, I had the OEM fork spacer removed to get 160mm up front on the Tracer 275.

    I also went CCDBA on the rear. Love it.

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    Bus3, I just dropped you an email! Thanks everyone for the positive words!

    Jadyn @ Fanatik

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    +5 for Fanatik....

    I didn't get my bike from them but they're a reliable Intense dealer with all the small parts. Almost on a moment's notice they installed the newer box link on my M9 and did a great job... and fast. Great guys to deal with.
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    +6 for Fanatik. Bought my Spider 29 from Jadyn @ Fanatik and he was great to deal with :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanatikBike.com View Post
    Bus3, I just dropped you an email! Thanks everyone for the positive words!

    Jadyn @ Fanatik
    Got it Jadyn thanks. Looks like you guys are well liked here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanatikBike.com View Post
    Bus3, I just dropped you an email! Thanks everyone for the positive words!

    Jadyn @ Fanatik
    Lots of love for FANATIK on here! Rad! Jadyn and the boys run an awesome shop up there.

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    I would definately go for Reverb Stealth and while I have the Float 34 (Talas out of stock at the time) the Float is sweet.
    In hindsight the the 2x10 would be the one change I would make but happy to tinker with that at a later date. Would love to know what specific parts I would need to make that change cost effectively if any one can help?

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    I've been very happy with "esquire" at Boutique Bikes. Bought my Tracer, Uzzi, Uzzi VVP, 951 and Carbine 27 from Brian there. He lives near me and I'll tell him you are searching for a Carbine.
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    I have had great service and prices at Zion Cycles in Springdale, UT. Freds builds are meticulous and he is the most thorough tech I have ever known.
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