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    Jeni has been riding this bike for month or so after coming off her Tracer DVO. When she first heard she would be trading bikes she was a bit disappointed because she absolutely LOVED the DVO. We fitted her on the bike and sent her off for a quick spin and she came back with a smile so wide I didn't think we would be able to pry her off the new bike.

    We've hit up most of our usual trails and she is in love with the Recluse. It is almost as plush as the Tracer but climbs better and is way more poppy in her opinion. "It just wants to hop off every bump in the trail" yet is super stable in the chunky stuff. A different tool for the job indeed. She still misses the DVO though. Don't we all have a bike we miss?

    She's doing Northstar Bike Park this weekend and I'll get a more thorough review from her then. I wish her bike was bigger (small) so I could ride it! Grrr lol

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    New Intense Recon Carbon Wheel measurements:
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    I'm super stoked on these wheels. The are light for their size and strength. They set up tubeless quite easily with the WTB Convict 2.5 and Trail Boss 2.4. The OE Maxxis High Roller II was even easier. These are a great addition to the Intense lineup given the new crop of 2.4-2.6 tires coming out.
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    What's the JS Tuned Suspension? How is that different from VPP2?

    What's a frame retail for? Any Aluminium frames coming? Or only Carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Ryder View Post
    What's the JS Tuned Suspension? How is that different from VPP2?

    What's a frame retail for? Any Aluminium frames coming? Or only Carbon?
    JS TUNED EXPLAINED | Intense Cycles

    The suspension is based on VPP but after the copyrights expired it was changed up quite a bit and includes the entire bike in the design. It definitely feels different than what people expect VPP to feel like.

    No aluminum and no frame only options for awhile.

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    Note in regards to 'Limited Edition' - This is a mistake on the website that we're working to fix. The correct name is 'Elite' which features our new carbon wheelset. This will be a standard option, not a limited edition build. Sorry for the confusion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    Note in regards to 'Limited Edition' - This is a mistake on the website that we're working to fix. The correct name is 'Elite' which features our new carbon wheelset. This will be a standard option, not a limited edition build. Sorry for the confusion!
    Thanks Sam! I'll make the changes in the OP. Is the new carbon wheelset called "Recon"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    Thanks Sam! I'll make the changes in the OP. Is the new carbon wheelset called "Recon"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    Note in regards to 'Limited Edition' - This is a mistake on the website that we're working to fix. The correct name is 'Elite' which features our new carbon wheelset. This will be a standard option, not a limited edition build. Sorry for the confusion!
    Also a mistake on the Primer Foundation build. The rims indicate 275 :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee View Post
    Also a mistake on the Primer Foundation build. The rims indicate 275 :-)
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    Thankfully they were sure to reference Recluse as a Spider and NOT as a weirdo separatist hiding out off the grid

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    Curious as to your comparison against your current Spider. Can you provide any more detail? You indicate its different than what VPP is supposed to be so...doesn't have mid travel blow through, hanging up on mid size square hits, bottom falls out pumping off transitions.. not sure what pro or con you are addressing...Until someone models on Linkage etc we don't have a lot to go by. The geo is along the lines of Spider275 but definitely a different bug. This bike will probably be my 6th Intense but just trying to get a feel for what is different. I was thinking " oh sure its a Bronson" but those numbers don't line up, WB, CS,Reach all significantly different.

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    Frame weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefy View Post
    Curious as to your comparison against your current Spider. Can you provide any more detail? You indicate its different than what VPP is supposed to be so...doesn't have mid travel blow through, hanging up on mid size square hits, bottom falls out pumping off transitions.. not sure what pro or con you are addressing...Until someone models on Linkage etc we don't have a lot to go by. The geo is along the lines of Spider275 but definitely a different bug. This bike will probably be my 6th Intense but just trying to get a feel for what is different. I was thinking " oh sure its a Bronson" but those numbers don't line up, WB, CS,Reach all significantly different.
    I am mainly thinking of pedal input to motion response, square edge hits and travel linearity. Some people complain about a soft pedal response on older style VPP. Positioning of the I-Box pivot within the seat stay and making it shorter results in a change in stroke that produces a pedal input to output that feels near instantaneous. How much of this is due to pivot design and shock tuning I don't know but it works. There is much less flex in the lower pivot and chainstays which makes for a very efficient platform that also feels smooth and controlled on rocky descents. I'm not an engineer so I hope that makes sense. It just feels different than other older VPP bikes which are also good, just different feeling.

    I've never had an issue with square edge hits. In fact I was very surprised VPP was labeled as bad for square edge hits. When I got my Tracer Palmer Edition I slammed the back tire into a curb head on and it rolled over it so smooth I could have stayed seated and not been bothered. Compared to my Horst Link bike I was shocked.

    I think my coming into the game after so much has changed after being static for so long makes it hard for me to view suspension and geometry through tainted/biased eyes. I learn about new designs but take every opinion and article with a grain of salt until I can get some seat time and formulate my own opinions. What I've come to realize is old suspension stereotypes just don't hold true anymore. Too much innovation for that.

    I can't ride her bike and compare due to sizing (small vs. large) but I did pedal it around before tuning it for her and it felt very similar to my Spider but more aggressive, more burly yet feather light. Pedal feel was almost the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
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    The suspension is based on VPP but after the copyrights expired it was changed up quite a bit and includes the entire bike in the design. It definitely feels different than what people expect VPP to feel like.

    No aluminum and no frame only options for awhile.
    THIS is troubling.

    Companies evolve - stockholders need to be appeased, but as a fan of Intense, owner of their product and hopefully of future products (maybe not?), this is troubling.

    I understand you're exploring a revision to your business model, and probably have loads of market surveys to justify all of these completes at >$4K entry level!!!!!! Here's where I worry as a fan... You don't appear to have a 2016 Spyder Alloy in the works or available (could be wrong). There is no announcement of alloy bikes along with any of these new models and I'm one of (I HAVE TO ASSUME) many who would want to port over parts from their current ride onto a frame only option - and THIS is probably the only way I could afford a new bike.

    Is there any sense you're also evolving your customer-base such that you're getting rid of customers and long time fans like me? I'd have to imagine that the marketers see that reality and it's sad that the company may be willing to shake off a core part of what made it successful.

    I sincerely hope that when you say "awhile" it's not a long while. That when the next iteration of the Tracer shows up, that an Alloy is soon to follow (it's the most popular bike you sell, so yes right?) and with a frame-only option as well. Intense is not the only company selling expensive bikes, but it was a boutique brand, that until recently still seemed accessible to me.
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    Thanks. My reading comprehension is failing, I missed its not your bike.

    I don't believe all of the criticisms of VPP and have enought seat time to form my own opinion. The current gen Tracer feels much different than the current spider, I have the opportunity to routinely ride them back to back. My Spider definately has an issue with square edge. I think you are correct on shock tuning, VPP has a narrower tuning band than the marketing will have you believe.

    Not that many people riding Intense on the east coast so we usually have to get bikes based on numbers and previous experience.

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    If you look at pinkbike preview of this bike and the angels of their lineup there is no uzzi listed for 2017. Seems like in hose welding is retired?

    That being said since I love my usa welded 2016 uzzi so much I have an order in for a recluse. I'll start a new thread on that build soon. I had to go with their most economical frame option which the pro build.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7PointMe View Post
    THIS is troubling.

    Companies evolve - stockholders need to be appeased, but as a fan of Intense, owner of their product and hopefully of future products (maybe not?), this is troubling.

    I understand you're exploring a revision to your business model, and probably have loads of market surveys to justify all of these completes at >$4K entry level!!!!!! Here's where I worry as a fan... You don't appear to have a 2016 Spyder Alloy in the works or available (could be wrong). There is no announcement of alloy bikes along with any of these new models and I'm one of (I HAVE TO ASSUME) many who would want to port over parts from their current ride onto a frame only option - and THIS is probably the only way I could afford a new bike.

    Is there any sense you're also evolving your customer-base such that you're getting rid of customers and long time fans like me? I'd have to imagine that the marketers see that reality and it's sad that the company may be willing to shake off a core part of what made it successful.

    I sincerely hope that when you say "awhile" it's not a long while. That when the next iteration of the Tracer shows up, that an Alloy is soon to follow (it's the most popular bike you sell, so yes right?) and with a frame-only option as well. Intense is not the only company selling expensive bikes, but it was a boutique brand, that until recently still seemed accessible to me.
    I don't believe Intense is trying to faze out less affluent customers. Me and most of my friends are in the same demographic you are so I definitely identify with your concerns. When I said "awhile" I mean until all orders for completes are fulfilled. Honestly I'm not sure about alloy versions but I'd be happy to find out for you. I'm just an ambassador and not a paid employee so I don't have all the answers but I have access. I enjoy trying to help people get onto bikes that will enrich their lives like MTBing and Intense did for me. If Sam doesn't reply with an answer I'll see what I can find for you.

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    I thought Intense got out of alloy, or am I remembering incorrectly?

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    Thanks JC, definitely appreciate you and Sam and the access and perspective you can provide!

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    Thanks for all the info! JC or Sam, any word on whether the Recon wheels will be available a'la carte?

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    A note on VPP feel. It is no different than DW in that the curve can be tuned for whatever effect the designer desires. The Nomad is a falling to rising rate while other SC bikes are the opposite. I believe that Intense was somewhat limited in their curves based on the licensing agreement with SC. Now that the shackles are off you will see a lot more innovation on VPP. Just look at the chainstay length on this bike as an example.

    Overall don't for a second believe that the label on the suspension, DW VPP Switch Infinity etc, design means that it can achieve anything unique. They are all highly tunable to almost any desired outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    A note on VPP feel. It is no different than DW in that the curve can be tuned for whatever effect the designer desires. The Nomad is a falling to rising rate while other SC bikes are the opposite. I believe that Intense was somewhat limited in their curves based on the licensing agreement with SC. Now that the shackles are off you will see a lot more innovation on VPP. Just look at the chainstay length on this bike as an example.

    Overall don't for a second believe that the label on the suspension, DW VPP Switch Infinity etc, design means that it can achieve anything unique. They are all highly tunable to almost any desired outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7PointMe View Post
    THIS is troubling.

    Companies evolve - stockholders need to be appeased, but as a fan of Intense, owner of their product and hopefully of future products (maybe not?), this is troubling.

    I understand you're exploring a revision to your business model, and probably have loads of market surveys to justify all of these completes at >$4K entry level!!!!!! Here's where I worry as a fan... You don't appear to have a 2016 Spyder Alloy in the works or available (could be wrong). There is no announcement of alloy bikes along with any of these new models and I'm one of (I HAVE TO ASSUME) many who would want to port over parts from their current ride onto a frame only option - and THIS is probably the only way I could afford a new bike.

    Is there any sense you're also evolving your customer-base such that you're getting rid of customers and long time fans like me? I'd have to imagine that the marketers see that reality and it's sad that the company may be willing to shake off a core part of what made it successful.

    I sincerely hope that when you say "awhile" it's not a long while. That when the next iteration of the Tracer shows up, that an Alloy is soon to follow (it's the most popular bike you sell, so yes right?) and with a frame-only option as well. Intense is not the only company selling expensive bikes, but it was a boutique brand, that until recently still seemed accessible to me.
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    Super pumped on this bike! Just brought mine home yesterday (Pro build) and rode it last night on some local trails and didn't want to stop...I should have brought lights!

    I'll provide some more feedback once I get more seat time on it but one of the things that really stood out between the Recluse and the Spider is that they climb damn near identical. The 150mm dropper on the Recluse is a godsend, I would love to have a 150mm on the Spider.

    A lot of the local trails in So-Cal that I ride are super dry and loose due to our lack of rain. The whoops or brake bumps before berms and turns could get pretty violent on the Spider, the 150 fork on the Recluse and the extra 1 degree of head angle really help in blowing over the chatter and bumps into turns. The beefier suspension on the Recluse makes the bike much more forgiving when taking a bad line or letting off the brakes and dropping in on some unknown. I'm really excited to get back out and put it through it's paces. I kind of baby'd it for the first ride to break it in and to get used to it but looking forward to putting the hammer down in the next couple weeks and try out some different terrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7PointMe View Post
    Thanks JC, definitely appreciate you and Sam and the access and perspective you can provide!
    My pleasure.

    The ACV, Prime and Recluse will not be made in alloy. However, if a discounted price is what you need there are always mid year sales on carbon models which drops the cost well below what new alloy versions would cost. I know that is not a great answer but every dollar saved helps right? Are you in California? Shoot me a PM so I don't clutter up this thread.

    A frame only option for the Recluse will be available but not for the first 6 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocking_Crail View Post
    Thanks for all the info! JC or Sam, any word on whether the Recon wheels will be available a'la carte?
    The Recon wheels will be available a'la carte but there is no date set for that availability. If I hear of a release date I'll gladly post it up. They are quite nice and like most stickered wheels you need to be careful when mounting tires with a lever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creativefletch View Post
    Super pumped on this bike! Just brought mine home yesterday (Pro build) and rode it last night on some local trails and didn't want to stop...I should have brought lights!

    I'll provide some more feedback once I get more seat time on it but one of the things that really stood out between the Recluse and the Spider is that they climb damn near identical. The 150mm dropper on the Recluse is a godsend, I would love to have a 150mm on the Spider.

    A lot of the local trails in So-Cal that I ride are super dry and loose due to our lack of rain. The whoops or brake bumps before berms and turns could get pretty violent on the Spider, the 150 fork on the Recluse and the extra 1 degree of head angle really help in blowing over the chatter and bumps into turns. The beefier suspension on the Recluse makes the bike much more forgiving when taking a bad line or letting off the brakes and dropping in on some unknown. I'm really excited to get back out and put it through it's paces. I kind of baby'd it for the first ride to break it in and to get used to it but looking forward to putting the hammer down in the next couple weeks and try out some different terrain.

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    Sick! I'm eager to read your thoughts once you get more miles on it. I can't ride Jeni's bike so I have to rely on her input and what I observe watching her on it vs. her Tracer. I do notice she spends a lot more time in the air now. Haha
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    Speaking of alloy, does anyone know if a carbon rear triangle from the new Spider would be a direct bolt to an alloy 2015 275A Spider? Thinking it might be a great way for me to save some weight and get a boost rear end, but it's a long shot.

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    Why no 12 speed builds?

    And what's the story with the mid-level suspension components on the high end models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobPatch76 View Post
    Speaking of alloy, does anyone know if a carbon rear triangle from the new Spider would be a direct bolt to an alloy 2015 275A Spider? Thinking it might be a great way for me to save some weight and get a boost rear end, but it's a long shot.
    Highly doubt that. They're far from an exact translation from alloy to carbon. There were changes to improve the carbon's ride, including a tweaked linkage.
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    Why doesn't Intense Bikes put pricing on there website? It's frustrating to look at a bike and then have to go to another site to find the price.

    Recluse on paper is the bike I should have! Seems to be a nice balance geo, and travel wise.

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    Jeni's quick testimonial after riding it for a few weeks pre-launch.

    "I had abnormal attachment with my Tracer DVO. I loved how confident it made me. The Recluse feels like the Tracer, super confident, bombs through chunky rock exactly how I like but then poppy and light at the same time. Once I discovered how easy it popped off stuff I couldn't stop hitting everything I could. For me it might be the perfect bike!"

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    Jc, any idea on frame weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluePitch View Post
    Why doesn't Intense Bikes put pricing on there website? It's frustrating to look at a bike and then have to go to another site to find the price.

    Recluse on paper is the bike I should have! Seems to be a nice balance geo, and travel wise.
    I was told that pricing is not on the website right now because of difference in international pricing and they don't have the website geo-targeted yet so that it will change the pricing when people go on from different countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creativefletch View Post
    I was told that pricing is not on the website right now because of difference in international pricing and they don't have the website geo-targeted yet so that it will change the pricing when people go on from different countries.
    That makes sense. I read that the top of the line model goes for 12,500 Euro in France (including VAT)... The pricing delta probably covers a trip to the US if one lives there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    Jeni's quick testimonial after riding it for a few weeks pre-launch.

    "I had abnormal attachment with my Tracer DVO. I loved how confident it made me. The Recluse feels like the Tracer, super confident, bombs through chunky rock exactly how I like but then poppy and light at the same time. Once I discovered how easy it popped off stuff I couldn't stop hitting everything I could. For me it might be the perfect bike!"

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    I'm going to second Jeni's observation. While I have not rode the Tracer a lot, coming from the Spider, which is basically the little brother of the Recluse, this bike begs to be in the air. However it's different from the spider in the sense that the spider I like popping off stuff and flicking the bike around...real playful. The Recluse I want to hit hips and then just bomb through rocky technical stuff, the spider I would need to finesse it more. On the Recluse I'm always looking for a fun rock drop.

    I got to ride it again this morning and I rode a trail I have rode quite a bit on my Spider. It's a pretty smooth trail but there is a downhill area that has quite a few rock gardens and drops, my time through the downhill area was 12 seconds faster on the Recluse and I can definitely say the Grin factor through that section was HIGH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Highly doubt that. They're far from an exact translation from alloy to carbon. There were changes to improve the carbon's ride, including a tweaked linkage.
    Ah bummer, I have an email into Intense right now with the same question just to make sure, but figured I'd ask anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Jc, any idea on frame weight?

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    Dang! Thinking about demoing a Spider next week in the mountains. No Recluse available for demo yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Dang! Thinking about demoing a Spider next week in the mountains. No Recluse available for demo yet.

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    I just sent Maxine a message to see what the demo schedule is and when the Recluse will be added to the van. Where are you from again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    I just sent Maxine a message to see what the demo schedule is and when the Recluse will be added to the van. Where are you from again?
    East bay but I will in Truckee next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    These are the rough weights with axle and shock (Fox Float X2 I believe) I will update with clarifications when I get them.
    Sm= ??
    Md=6.07 lbs
    Lg=6.10 lbs
    Xl= 6.12 lbs
    JC what is the BB on this bike? Can't find it anywhere! PressFit?

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    Yes press fit bb
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    This is my proposed Recluse build. I'm just waiting for confirmation.

    Any thoughts?

    Frame: Intense Recluse M
    Fork: DVO Diamond 110 Boost 150mm
    Wheels: Bouwmeester Tammar 650b
    Tyres: Maxxis Minion 2.5" DHF WT front, Maxxis HR II 2.4" tubeless rear, maybe an Aggressor
    Cranks: Shimano XT 36/26
    Rear derailleur: Shimano XT Di2
    Front derailleur: Shimano XT Di2
    Handlebars: Pro Tharsis Trail Di2
    Stem: Pro Tharsis Trail 45
    Grips: Ergon GE1
    Seat: Ergon SME3 medium
    Seat post: KS Lev
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-40
    Brakes: Hope Tech 3 E4 or Magura MT7
    Shifters: Shimano XT Di2
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    System display: Shimano XT Di2
    Chain: Shimano XTR
    Disc rotors: Hope floating 200mm front 180mm rear
    BB: Shimano
    Battery: yes please
    Brake adapters: Hope

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    ^^I thought frame only wasn't an option yet?

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    Do these use the same carbon layup for the rear triangle as the spider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    This is my proposed Recluse build. I'm just waiting for confirmation.

    Any thoughts?

    Frame: Intense Recluse M
    Fork: DVO Diamond 110 Boost 150mm
    Wheels: Bouwmeester Tammar 650b
    Tyres: Maxxis Minion 2.5" DHF WT front, Maxxis HR II 2.4" tubeless rear, maybe an Aggressor
    Cranks: Shimano XT 36/26
    Rear derailleur: Shimano XT Di2
    Front derailleur: Shimano XT Di2
    Handlebars: Pro Tharsis Trail Di2
    Stem: Pro Tharsis Trail 45
    Grips: Ergon GE1
    Seat: Ergon SME3 medium
    Seat post: KS Lev
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-40
    Brakes: Hope Tech 3 E4 or Magura MT7
    Shifters: Shimano XT Di2
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    System display: Shimano XT Di2
    Chain: Shimano XTR
    Disc rotors: Hope floating 200mm front 180mm rear
    BB: Shimano
    Battery: yes please
    Brake adapters: Hope
    Why KS LEV dropper? In my experience between the LEV and the Reverb the Reverb has been a far better dropper. The LEV when in full compression doesn't always come back up and needs a bump. Haven't had this issue with the the Reverb. Also, I highly recommend a 150mm post.

    Rear Shock?

    Are you purchasing a certain build and then just selling off 80% of the parts?

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    LEV dropper is really garbage. I had two and both had issues on different bikes. Plus it took 3 months to get fixed. Reverb if there is an issue you have a new dropper within a week.

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    I've had reverbs and a couple LEVs. The reverb warranty is worth every penny. The fact that they send you a new(rebuilt?) one in a new box and you just return your faulty one in the box that the new one came is worth a lot. KS service isn't always fast and if you are like me, I can't ride without a dropper now. First world problems, Right?!

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