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    How are your springs rates compared to the recommendations in the manual? I haven't had a chance to ride yet, but I'm curious. I'm about 230lbs and I'll be running a 500 or 550 lb spring per the CCDB table.

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    im about 230 geared up and running a 450Ti for the 8.5-9" setting. sag is spot on

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    Sweet, thanks for the info. I've got a 450 as well I can try. Good to know.

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    I can't complain but as it turns out my frame showed up about 2-3 weeks early and will be delivered to me Tuesday. I'll post pictures when I finish the build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnorthro View Post
    How are your springs rates compared to the recommendations in the manual? I haven't had a chance to ride yet, but I'm curious. I'm about 230lbs and I'll be running a 500 or 550 lb spring per the CCDB table.

    I have a 550lb x 3.00 ti spring NEW for cheap just instant message.

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    A large red M9 arrived at my place this afternoon. It is absolutely beautiful and I can say I am extremely impressed at the quality and workmanship of the frame. It is just about built up but I will post pictures after I get my brake lines replaced.
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    Nice! Congratulations. Curious to see how you get the e13 to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnorthro View Post
    Nice! Congratulations. Curious to see how you get the e13 to fit.
    Thanks a bunch. The e13 fit very well without any problems or modifications. The upper guide is close to the rear triangle but doesn't touch at all. When I post pictures I'll post some of the spacing as well as the clearance.
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    is anyone running a double barrel air on their m9 yet. i am buying a m9 in 2 months and want to know if i should just get the bike with one on it since it is 150 bucks to upgrade in stead of getting it with the coil then going air later

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    Many are happy with the CCDB but I could not get along with it, Saying that, it might be perfect for you..? Take your time, do some research and look into your options. There are plenty out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
    is anyone running a double barrel air on their m9 yet. i am buying a m9 in 2 months and want to know if i should just get the bike with one on it since it is 150 bucks to upgrade in stead of getting it with the coil then going air later
    no one is yet. they just started shipping OEM shocks and customer shocks are shipping on the 15th....i should hopefully have mine soon after. i didnt think Intense was offering it as part of their upgrade yet.

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    fanatik is offering it as an upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
    fanatik is offering it as an upgrade
    I don't see it listed on their website. Do you have to talk to them to get the swap?
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    i don't think they are actually selling it yet but if you go and build a complete m9 with the fanatik builder its and option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnorthro View Post
    Nice! Congratulations. Curious to see how you get the e13 to fit.
    As promised, here are a few pictures of my 36-40t e13 LG1+ fitted to the M9 frame without modification. I have two thicker black washers sandwiching a thin brass spacer for a total spacing of about 5mm. I have it tilted forward and am about 3-4mm away from the linkage.
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    Looking good, fit better than I thought it would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnorthro View Post
    Looking good, fit better than I thought it would.
    Thanks, I'll post pictures of the full build when I get the brake lines replaced probably (hopefully) next weekend. I've run both the MRP G2 and e13 LG1+ and think that they are just about equal products but I like the looks of the e13 better so I was very pleased when it fit. The fact that I didn't have to drop another $130 or so for the G2 SL wasn't too bad either...
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    Mine....before Re-paint


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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    Mine....before Re-paint


    I wish I was your trash man

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    'Tentense...or Intenseman

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    I just got the brake lines replaced and picked it up this morning. A big thanks to Brian at Wrench Science. Can't wait to get out and ride.
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    Not sure what happened there but my two pictures were put side by side so I deleted the one to eliminate the majority of the side-scroll. Here is is:
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    <object width='500' height='281'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/245964/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/245964/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='281' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/video/245964/">Sunday ride</a> on <a href="http://www.pinkbike.com">pinkbike.com</a></p>

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    @ mtbnozpikr
    sick ride!!

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    Out with team Yellow, in with the red for 2012 and beyond. I slapped the Deemax on in preparation for the Formula One season. Guess who's team/manufacturer I'm rooting for..


    Some sales guy (lol) at Intense has my only other Vivid Air but otherwise, it'd be on my bike.
    Currently at 39lbs right now and hella fun to throw around .

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    sick ride!!

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    after several rides on the DB Air, i have to say that im really impressed with the shock. its on par, if not better then my coil DB. i am having to run the shock in the lowest progression setting but its been taking all the abuse ive been throwing at it.

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    is there a big difrenz between the midle and upper "linear" progression setting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    is there a big difrenz between the midle and upper "linear" progression setting?
    I don't know if I can call it big, but you can note it definetely.
    The bike, especially on rough and hard tracks, is more reactive; if you got used to pump it before the obstacle, it's better a lot.

    It depends on you, but, for my likes I prefer it less linear and more progressive (.. reactiveness helps!)

    Have a good time with this bike, it's sooo...good

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthuar View Post
    I don't know if I can call it big, but you can note it definetely.
    The bike, especially on rough and hard tracks, is more reactive; if you got used to pump it before the obstacle, it's better a lot.

    It depends on you, but, for my likes I prefer it less linear and more progressive (.. reactiveness helps!)

    Have a good time with this bike, it's sooo...good
    ahh, if it is in the midle progressive.. hole you can push bump it before a jump...
    and in the upper hole is more plow..

    yes i wil have a nice time with this beast...

    9 or 9.5 travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzer View Post
    Out with team Yellow, in with the red for 2012 and beyond. I slapped the Deemax on in preparation for the Formula One season. Guess who's team/manufacturer I'm rooting for..

    .
    ride update.. as seen on Vital. New Dorado works great so far. The black E13 bashguard is 0.14 sec faster than the white.

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    Like it you have the M9 stickers on the brake lever!


    How do you like the Dorado?

    Thanks,

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    ride update.. as seen on Vital. New Dorado works great so far. The black E13 bashguard is 0.14 sec faster than the white.

    2013 Intense Bombers M9 - ozzer's Bike Check - Vital MTB
    I miss riding the M9. Been spending lots of time on the Carbine lately.

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    @ozzer,very nice with Dorado, what you make to the downtube? i ride the dorade now 7mt, can't be happier!!!

    my frame is on the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    my frame is on the way
    How many M9's have you owned up to now? What happened to your Doberman Stella?
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    i like to ride diverse bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    i like to ride diverse bikes.
    Sounds good to me. What shock and fork are you going to have on your latest iteration?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Sounds good to me. What shock and fork are you going to have on your latest iteration?
    check this
    Life is beautiful

    fork dorado!
    Last edited by 8664; 12-08-2012 at 09:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    @ozzer,very nice with Dorado, what you make to the downtube?
    The down tube protection is the same downtube protection used on the Carbine -just slightly cutout to fit.
    (Jeff, better stock up and create a SKU to sell this stuff).
    I thought it was a neat novelty to have as a first line of defense for the highly battered spot of the frame.


    I really like my Dorado...so far. It's all just a matter of how reliable it's going to be from this point forward. So far, I LIKE it and two of the guys in our team have switched as well after taking my Dorado for a run or two.

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    @ozzer
    thanks.
    is there a big difference between the boxxer and dorado... weigh,t small bumps feedback, fork rake ..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzer View Post
    I thought it was a neat novelty to have as a first line of defense for the highly battered spot of the frame.
    .
    LizardSkins makes a "Carbon Leather" version that feels pretty tough and fits perfect on the M9 with just a couple tiny notches for the cable stays.


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    super nice!

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    'Tentense...or Intenseman

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    my fluo baby
    boom shakalaka
    16.32Kg
    Last edited by 8664; 12-20-2012 at 12:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    my fluo baby 16.32Kg
    Nice!
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    Dang, looking at all these slick rigs makes me want to ride - the 9 is getting some dirt action this weekend for sure. Nice job on your builds guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    I just got the brake lines replaced and picked it up this morning. A big thanks to Brian at Wrench Science. Can't wait to get out and ride.
    that is a large size?

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    my medium have a 13.5cm headtube like a large frame but frame is a medium any idea why?
    EDIT:
    since mid 12" the medium hafe the same HT like the Large 13.4mm.
    Last edited by 8664; 12-21-2012 at 10:55 PM.

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    @ 8664, I am pretty sure Intense has always used the same head tube length for medium and large M9s. That goes for most of their frames with full 1.5" head tubes.

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    Cool,

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