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    Not sure if it will help or not, but Shimano makes a piece that lets you move the mount for your water bottle. Basically bolt the piece to the frame using the frame's water bottle holes, then you can raise/lower the bottle mounting point to the piece.

    Not sure if that will help you but I don't think many people know about that piece.
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    I've just switched from a CCDB Air CS to a Float X2 w/ Climb Lever. For one I've learnt that the X2 needs equalizing when setting up the air spring. Right now I'm in the midst of dialing in rebound & compression. So far I've not managed to get the shock to the same performance level as the CCDB. Can I ask other C29/X2 riders to share their settings (weight/PSI/HSC/LSC/HSR/LSR)? Thanks.

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    The equalizing... Yup, don't forgot to do that. It's not a huge deal. I'll check tonight and post my settings up. I'm still fine tuning but I'm pretty close.

    How does the climb switch work? Completely lock out or leaves some play?

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    HI everyone hire is mine new toy 2015 version size M



    weight 13,6 kg/29,9828677 pounds. A bit heavy maybe because of onyx hubs?


    Just wondering if Continental Trail King fit in rear on 34mm wide (28mm internal) rim

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    I think it would be interesting to hear from the guys at Intense what shock the Carbine 29 was originally designed around. Was it the RP23/CTD or something else? I think you can tune your suspension only so much with your high speed dials and volume spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smuts View Post
    I've just switched from a CCDB Air CS to a Float X2 w/ Climb Lever. For one I've learnt that the X2 needs equalizing when setting up the air spring. Right now I'm in the midst of dialing in rebound & compression. So far I've not managed to get the shock to the same performance level as the CCDB. Can I ask other C29/X2 riders to share their settings (weight/PSI/HSC/LSC/HSR/LSR)? Thanks.
    Here's what im going to try today. I mostly played with volume spacers and air pressure. The rest is almost what I had before:

    Hsc 19, Lsc 18, Hsr 15, Lsr 15

    1x volume spacer, about 200lbs pressure.

    I guess I'm almost in the middle. I think I'm somewhere near Fox's recommendations.

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    Im having a heck of a time here with chain length. I have a large Carbine 29C, with a Suntour cassette 11-42, oval 28 tooth chainring and XO long cage rear D. I have trying 111 links but it seems too tight on the large cog but too loose on the smaller cogs. What are you guys using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panzer103 View Post
    Im having a heck of a time here with chain length. I have a large Carbine 29C, with a Suntour cassette 11-42, oval 28 tooth chainring and XO long cage rear D. I have trying 111 links but it seems too tight on the large cog but too loose on the smaller cogs. What are you guys using?
    111 on mine with 10-42 cassette, 28t round chainring, X1 derailleur.

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    Cool. I'll give it another shot. Maybe tripping.lol

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    Looking to buy a new bike, I placed calls all over the PNW today looking for a Transition Smuggler 3, but they only have one large left in all black (not a fan, wanted orange).

    So since I've been home I've looking at everything under the sun, then I got a email on my phone from JensonUSA advertising Summer Bike Sale and I came across the 2015 Carbine 29 XT, all the reviews I've read here and on Jenson have nothing but good things to say.

    I really don't have any questions other then I've never thought of buying a carbon bike, are there any fears/cautions etc ? I have more questions about JensonUSA then the bike. Are they factory seconds, used, demo's ? The listed price was $7000 and now on sale for $3700.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    We've been getting some awesome reviews for this bike since its release:

    Intense Carbine 29: Could this be the ultimate trail/race weapon? | Enduro Mountainbike Magazine

    Anyone that has one want to comment on their experience so far?

    Let me know if anyone has any questions about this beast!
    I have a very sweet 2016 custom build in Medium size for sale if anyone is interested
    My build is way nicer than any of the factory builds and it is priced right
    I will post in classifieds when I get some time

    2016 Intense Carbine 29
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    $5500 USD shipped to lower 48
    Pedals not included
    PRICE IS 100% FIRM, WILL I TAKE LESS ? THE ANSWER IS "NO"
    THIS IS EQUIVALENT TO THEIR FACTORY($9500) BUILD
    SO IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT LOOK ELSEWHERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdertrax View Post
    Looking to buy a new bike, I placed calls all over the PNW today looking for a Transition Smuggler 3, but they only have one large left in all black (not a fan, wanted orange).

    So since I've been home I've looking at everything under the sun, then I got a email on my phone from JensonUSA advertising Summer Bike Sale and I came across the 2015 Carbine 29 XT, all the reviews I've read here and on Jenson have nothing but good things to say.

    I really don't have any questions other then I've never thought of buying a carbon bike, are there any fears/cautions etc ? I have more questions about JensonUSA then the bike. Are they factory seconds, used, demo's ? The listed price was $7000 and now on sale for $3700.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Got my Carbine from Jenson a few months ago. It was a great experience. I talked to a service rep there and he said basically they bought all of Intense's extra frames for the 2015 year and built them up with their own parts. So they are brand new frames and components. They aren't the Intense builds, but they didn't skimp on quality parts.

    Its my first carbon bike too, and I'm very happy with it. Its a much better bike than I am a rider. If they have one in your size jump on it!
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    ^^This. I bought a 14' a year ago from Jenson, no issues. Was well put together and packed up. Great deal IMHO and wouldn't hesitate to buy another bike from them. Tip, if you order online and go through Active Junky you'll save another 6%. If you prefer to order over the phone, mention Active Junky and they may offer you the same discount directly.

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    Thanks guys, I'll check it out

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    Likewise I'm getting tempted by the current JensonUSA 2015 Carbine 29 sale prices. However I was hoping you guys could help me understand better the value differences between their SRAM GX and Shimano XT builds.

    Here are the direct links for each.

    SRAM GX (Sale - $2,999, List - $4,999)
    Intense Carbine 29 GX Jenson Bike 2015 > Bikes > Mountain Bikes | Jenson USA

    Shimano XT (Sale - $3,699, List - $6,999)
    Intense Carbine 29 XT Jenson Bike 2015 > Bikes > Mountain Bikes | Jenson USA

    The builds are very similar apart from the drive trains and brake sets, which from my research mostly come down to shifter preference. Also the XT gets a higher volume Monarch rear shock, RCT3 version of the Pike fork and slightly different Race Face wheels but does all/any of that justify the XT build being valued at $2,000 more than the GX?

    For what it is worth I'm comparing these to the new YT Jeffsy. The AL Comp 2 is comparable price wise for similar equipment, apart from being 2x10, but is naturally about 2 lbs heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelt View Post
    Likewise I'm getting tempted by the current JensonUSA 2015 Carbine 29 sale prices. However I was hoping you guys could help me understand better the value differences between their SRAM GX and Shimano XT builds.
    I'm not knowledgeable enough to compare the two directly, but I will say that I have the GX build and its an incredibly solid bike. There is no component that I feel is lacking or problematic. I've been wanting to upgrade something, but it all works so well that I can't really justify it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asollie View Post
    I'm not knowledgeable enough to compare the two directly, but I will say that I have the GX build and its an incredibly solid bike. There is no component that I feel is lacking or problematic. I've been wanting to upgrade something, but it all works so well that I can't really justify it.
    Thanks for the feedback man. Although my current ride is a 3x10 XT setup and I've grown very comfortable with Shimano's dual action shifting, I've read enough positive reports about the GX 1x11 implementation to feel good about the $700 in savings.

    However, and maybe it's just the anal retentiveness emerging, I still have a sneaky suspicion that there's a reasonable explanation as to why that 20% (present cost) price disparity exists.

    If nothing else I could pretty easily talk myself into using the $700 saved for a better, lighter, stiffer set of hoops. There are worse fall back positions.

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    Hi! Do you know if the geo has changed from 2014? I've found a frame at a very good price and have been taking a look at the website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molopoko View Post
    Hi! Do you know if the geo has changed from 2014? I've found a frame at a very good price and have been taking a look at the website.
    I believe the latest geo is identical to the 2104 geo. The 2014 frames did have weird removable chips for the rear axle which I've heard made it slightly less stiff, but its probably not noticeable by most humans.
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    You're referring to the aluminum G1 dropouts on the 2014, vs the all one-piece rear end of the 2015+?

    Yeah I heard the G1 rear end wasn't as stiff but I don't notice huge issues since I have stiff wheels.

    Latest updates: Push'd DHX with MX tune, and plastic wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Robin View Post
    You're referring to the aluminum G1 dropouts on the 2014, vs the all one-piece rear end of the 2015+?

    Yeah I heard the G1 rear end wasn't as stiff but I don't notice huge issues since I have stiff wheels.

    Latest updates: Push'd DHX with MX tune, and plastic wheels.

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    What carbon wheelset and size schawlbe tires are you running (internal width on the rims)? I have the 2014 build with Novatec Diablos and want to try something new.
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    I went Nobl wheels out of Canada, with Hope hubs. They're 33mm wide outer and 27mm inner. I'm running a Schwalbe Magic Mary in front and a Hans Dampf, both in 2.35 (they're full size). After talking to Dustin over at Nobl, we decided the 33mm ones were best for my application, which is having to ride uphill techy areas while still being able to ride down hard, and giving an optimal tire profile. They're strong and stiff. I found the bike whips around corners better as the wheels obviously don't flex anywhere near as much as my old aluminum wheels. I could have gone with the wider ones but these were slightly lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Robin View Post
    I went Nobl wheels out of Canada, with Hope hubs. They're 33mm wide outer and 27mm inner. I'm running a Schwalbe Magic Mary in front and a Hans Dampf, both in 2.35 (they're full size). After talking to Dustin over at Nobl, we decided the 33mm ones were best for my application, which is having to ride uphill techy areas while still being able to ride down hard, and giving an optimal tire profile. They're strong and stiff. I found the bike whips around corners better as the wheels obviously don't flex anywhere near as much as my old aluminum wheels. I could have gone with the wider ones but these were slightly lighter.

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    Thanks for the help Christopher. These look perfect for me and the price is pretty amazing for what you get.

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    Yup. They were great to deal with. Might be a nice upgrade for the ol DH bike next year.

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    @thecanary How's your Fox Float X2 rear shock holding up? I'm thinking of upgrading my rear shock on my Carbine 29. What are the differences you noticed between the X2 and your previous rear shock?

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    The best air shock I've found so far. Turned the C29 into a freakin' hover bike. More supple off the top better mid support and closest to bottomless I had on that bike.
    Ran a bunch of shocks on this bike for various setups from XC to Park. The X2 is a great all-rounder but the best on the big end. Ran compression fairly open and added some volume spacers for the best tune.
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    I'm about to order a Carbine29C. I'm almost 6'3" (190cm) and I'm still in doubt about the sizing. I'm not able to try the bike on for hand. I checked out a Tracer275C in Large, but that is definitely too small. So the XL it is?

    Quote Originally Posted by chute6 View Post
    I'm surprised at all the different sizes we've all picked. Im6'3" with long arms and legs so went for an XL with a 35mm stem. Still feels long but good put some 35mm diameter Raceface sixc 800mm bars on her to get the control feeling over the 29" hoops.

    What does everyone else's weigh? Mines between 28-29lbs

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    I would contact Intense directly and get their opinion. While I'm a large in 26" and 27.5", I was told to go medium with the C29. I'm 5'10.5, long limbs and shorter torso. I'm sure a large would fit me but the medium with a 55mm stem is pretty good.
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    CCDB is way too expensive to own. Guys are ditching this shock cheap, because of that thin, urethane cap that keeps blowing up, cavitating the shock. Get Monarch RT3 Debonair, Manitou McLeod, Float X2 or DPS EVOL for that reliable, bottomless Magic Carpet ride, guys....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cayenne_Pepa View Post
    CCDB is way too expensive to own. Guys are ditching this shock cheap, because of that thin, urethane cap that keeps blowing up, cavitating the shock. Get Monarch RT3 Debonair, Manitou McLeod, Float X2 or DPS EVOL for that reliable, bottomless Magic Carpet ride, guys....
    You mean the Inline right?

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    Yes, Inline.

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    Hi, does anyone tried this: db coil il
    Planning to replace my debon air+(originaly supplied with my bike) with something better.

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    Can't comment on the DB coil, but many people run coil shocks on their Carbines.
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    OK will try to get one thru local supplier, hope it doesntt have so much problems as inline.

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