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    Carbine 275 Newbie Questions - Intense Retailer Clueless

    My bike has the shock mounted in the lower position. Is this the 5.5" or 6" setting? Owner's manual won't download from Intense site and local Intense bike shop not sure.

    Also, how much will the bb drop if I use 5.5" setting and 140mm fork compared to using 6" setting and 150mm fork?

    Thanks!

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    Upper hole is 6", lower is 5.5". Not sure on the BB height change with the different forks.

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    The BB doesn't move when you change the travel setting on Intense bikes. Only the fork axle-to-crown would change it. You'd have to do some trig to calculate by how much, or use the Linkage program available at Bikechecker.com.

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    As stated before, the rear shock setting does not change any angles or BB height. According to the good folks at Fanatik Bikes, a Carbine 27.5 gets a 13.7" BB with a 150mm fork, and 13.5" with a 140mm fork, so 2/10" difference. Understand that these numbers are with the bike unladen with ballast (rider), and shock pressures can be adjusted slightly to get the perfect ride & geometry for each individual rider. Fox designs their shocks and forks for 25% sag. If you toss your bad self on the bike, with 25% sag +/- 5%, you could see 12" to 12.5" BB height on the trail.
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    Thanks guys. The shock is in the lower mount and I'm getting 13.8" bb height with revelation 150mm fork and Schwalbe NN 2.35 tires. My old bike had a much lower bb, so I'm looking to lower this one. I'm only about 135-140lbs with riding gear, so low air pressures don't really produce much sag, although I manage to use all the travel on most rides Although running a 140 fork won't reduce it much, I could also get a travel adjust fork that would lower it even more and help with the steep climbs.

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    Take 5% out of the pressure (F&R) and report back to the group.

    Either that or go on a Homer Simpson doughnut-only diet and put some weight on. ;o)

    Oh yeah, and ADD PICTURES.
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