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    M9 Photo Album

    I thought it was a good idea someone started a photo album for the M9. Post some pics of your race bike! Here is my steed, it tips the scale at 37.98LBS!

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    Parts list:

    2011 Intense M9 medium works blue with CCDB 400lb steel spring (11.36Lbs.)
    SRAM X0 10sp shifter with Ti bolt.
    SRAM X0 10sp short cage derailleur.
    SRAM Red 11-26 10sp cassette (168grams.)
    SRAM 1091 10sp Chain (took about 5 links out, 245grams.)
    Industry Nine DH wheels laced to Mavic 721's (2150grams without rim strips.)
    Formula The One brakes with ALL Ti bolts. 203mm/180mm rotors with Ti bolts.
    E13 LG1+ guide 32-36tooth back plate. Ti bolts on ISCG 05 mount.
    Maxxis Minion 2.5" 3C DH wire bead tires (they seal great with Stans strips.)
    Thomson Masterpiece seat post with Ti bolts.
    Thomson seat post clamp with Ti bolt.
    Twenty6 Ti axle pedals (265grams.)
    Shimano Saint M815 165mm cranks.
    Race Face single 36T Chain ring.
    Cane Creek Ti spring 3.00 x 450lb.
    Rear shock bolt is Ti.
    Point one DM nickel stem with ALL Ti bolts.
    Point one time capsule steer tube spacer/integrated top cap with alloy bolt.
    Deity Dirty Thirty bars (about to be replaced by Enve carbon 31.5" DH bars, saves 70 grams.)
    SDG Ti Fly-C saddle (about to be replaced by WTB Silverado Carbon saddle, saves 62 grams.)


    Current weight 37.98Lbs!
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    sick!

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    How did the ten speed turn out? Does the new race face chain ring work well?

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    Haven't had a chance to ride it yet. Still need to get the CCDB set up properly.
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwdrums00
    I thought it was a good idea someone started a photo album for the M9. Post some pics of your race bike! Here is my steed, it tips the scale at 37.98LBS!


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    Nice looking ride man! If i had done the blue mine would have looked almost the same! LOL I cant wait to get mine going! Im waiting for my DH40, 150mm Hadley Red Rear hub and 83mm Saint cranks.

    Keep the pics coming guys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtiso
    How did the ten speed turn out? Does the new race face chain ring work well?
    The 10sp X0 sram isn't working perfect. I am trying to iron out some issues.
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    Mine in building stages, habve everyting, just need to build it further

    2011 M9 FRO, Medium, Chrome Black
    2009/2010 Manitou dorado MRD Carbon
    CCDB Obtainium 300 x 3.0 Ti spring, bearing kit
    Twenty6 F1 stem
    Suneline V10 745, 19mm rise
    ODI Ruffian
    Tune King MK/Kong MK, CX-Ray spokes, ZTR FLow rims UST yellow tape, valves
    Maxxis HR 2.5 UST, SR front 60a rear
    Saint 165mm crankset
    LG1+ 32-36
    36T E13 ring
    Dura Ace 11-21 cassette
    2010 Formula The One DH brake,s 203mm /180mm
    KMC X9SL chain
    Saint SS mech and shifter
    Thomson seatpost SDG Ti Fly seat
    Shimano M647 pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntenseRdr
    Nice looking ride man! If i had done the blue mine would have looked almost the same! LOL I cant wait to get mine going! Im waiting for my DH40, 150mm Hadley Red Rear hub and 83mm Saint cranks.

    Keep the pics coming guys!!
    Thanks buddy!

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    Here's Mine

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    thats mine in sunny england

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    thats mine in sunny england
    Looks good! not a fan of the chainguide, but that is personal

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    thats mine in sunny england
    How did you go with the chain device?
    ive heard you have problems running anything but MRP?

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    Found a picture of mine on the Intense FB page.
    The first and only Chrome Purple Intense. The rear will not be yellow it will be purple also. That was done for a joke.
    Should see it tomorrow but had a blizzard here in CT
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    very nice the purple!

    ride.

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    that was supposed to be for the black mamba! LoL

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    i9s ordered.
    Dorado will be ordered next month.
    Waiting for QBP to get the E13 guide, Code brakes and Atlas stealth cranks in and will order my parts. all should be in next week.

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    just get the guide from E-13/ The Hive directly or BTI
    2014 Santa Cruz Solo c.

    Moving on to better things

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    For those who haven't seen these on facebook, here are some recent M9 racing shots I took while I sat out cuz my M9 ain't here yet.... *^%#@*&*#^^@

    M9s from our Intense Bombers squad.








    Big House's




    Word is, we should have all of our team frames next week.

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    Nice pixs ozzer!
    "Hesitation is the Mother of Failure!"

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    Ozzer, is that the new Can Am yellow or just the plain old regular yellow? I ask because I think it looks dope.
    there is unrest in the forest. there is trouble with the trees.

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    Introducing Grimace. The first and only Chrome purple Intense. LArge M9. Thanks Jake for getting it done







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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles
    Introducing Grimace. The first and only Chrome purple Intense. LArge M9. Thanks Jake for getting it done

    Very Nice man!!!!! Nice choice!!! Looking forward to seeing it built up!! I gotta order my DH40 next week and a Hadley 150 rear hub. I have time, so just taking it easy since i cant use it for a few months. Funny you named it after the Mickey D's character! The name fits!

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    M9 Photo Album-dsc_0107.jpg

    My wife just picked up her new DH rig. It looks even better in real life. I will post more pictures after the weekend.

    Frame:
    - Intense M9 - Small
    - Rear Shock - Cane Creek DB
    - Fork - Boxxer RC2 (2011)
    - Thompson Elite Seatpost
    - SDG Allure Seat

    Cockpit:
    - Brakes: Code (2011)
    - Sunline Von OS 762mm Handle Bars
    - ODI Ruffian Lock-on grips
    - Saint Trigger Shifter

    Drive Train
    - Saint 165mm Cranks & BB
    - MRP G2 (2011)
    - E-Thirteen 38t front ring
    - Saint Rear Derailleur
    - 11-23 rear cassette

    Wheels
    - Front - Hadley Hub laced to Ceramic 729 rim
    - Rear - Hadley Hub laced to EX721 rim
    - Minion DHF 2.5" front and rear

    Before the race season starts we will get the wheels rebuilt to new rims.

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    She is super excited to take it riding and it will get dirty at Green River and Moab this weekend.

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    Good job!

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    My wife just picked up her new DH rig. It looks even better in real life. I will post more pictures after the weekend.

    Frame:
    - Intense M9 - Small
    - Rear Shock - Cane Creek DB
    - Fork - Boxxer RC2 (2011)
    - Thompson Elite Seatpost
    - SDG Allure Seat

    Cockpit:
    - Brakes: Code (2011)
    - Sunline Von OS 762mm Handle Bars
    - ODI Ruffian Lock-on grips
    - Saint Trigger Shifter

    Drive Train
    - Saint 165mm Cranks & BB
    - MRP G2 (2011)
    - E-Thirteen 38t front ring
    - Saint Rear Derailleur
    - 11-23 rear cassette

    Wheels
    - Front - Hadley Hub laced to Ceramic 729 rim
    - Rear - Hadley Hub laced to EX721 rim
    - Minion DHF 2.5" front and rear

    Before the race season starts we will get the wheels rebuilt to new rims.

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    She is super excited to take it riding and it will get dirty at Green River and Moab this weekend.
    Now that's pretty kicka$$ that the wife is rockin the M9!! Bet that makes it easier when you want to buy new bike goodies! Very nice set up!! Post some action shots when you can!

    Nice job!! Hope she enjoys the ride!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntenseRdr
    Now that's pretty kicka$$ that the wife is rockin the M9!! Bet that makes it easier when you want to buy new bike goodies! Very nice set up!! Post some action shots when you can!

    Nice job!! Hope she enjoys the ride!!
    Heh, yep Bike Toys in our house is a pretty easy discussion. Now she just needs to sell her 951 (complete) from last year.

    Tuning and setup for the M9 starts this weekend. So much adjustibility it is almost silly. Luckily my 951 is tuned so we can just focus on her bike setup.

    Rear Shock - 4 settings + spring weight
    Fork - 4 settings
    Travel - 3 settings (8.5", 9.0" 9.5")
    Head Angle (3 settings)
    Wheelbase (3 settings)
    Shock progression (3 settings)

    It came out a little heavier than her 951 was. The 951 is 39.55lbs without pedals. The M9 is 41.12lbs with her Burgtec Pedals.

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    Grimace

    Frame:
    - Intense M9 - Large Chrome Purple USA
    - Rear Shock - Cane Creek DB USA
    - Fork - Dorado Pro USA
    - Thompson Masterpiece Seatpost USA
    - Specialized Phenom Ti Saddle

    Cockpit:
    - Brakes: Code (2011) With Twenty6 Urban camo levers(levers USA)
    - RaceFace Atlas Fr bars Black
    - ODI Rougue Lock-on grips Twenty6 Urbam camo gas caps USA
    - X9 Shifter
    -Twenty6 urban came DM stem USA

    Drive Train
    - Raceface Atlas 165mm Cranks & King BB USA/CA
    - E13 LG1+ 32-36 Black USA
    - Raceface 36t front ring CA
    - XO Derailleur
    - 11-26 Sram rear cassette
    - Twenty6 Prerunner pedals USA

    Wheels
    - Front - i9 Black with i9 rim USA
    - Rear - i9 Black with i9 rim USA
    - Minion DHF 2.5" front and rear

    Thx
    And now a few pictures.










    Need to order a heavier spring or 2. I dont think the 450 is heavy enough.
    Think I will need a 500 or 550 for 230lbs not suited up.
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    new intense m9

    Just finished my new intense m9,
    large
    blk chrome
    41lbs
    first ride tomorrow.

    Thanks to
    www.intensecycles.com and www.blackrockbicycles.com

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    Good job!

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    Looks Nice!! Look forward to hearing about your first test flight!

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    taylorb's new M9



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    Really sweet. One of the few M9 that I find totally stunning.

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    'Tentense...or Intenseman

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    that so sweet haha..now somebody should post one with a riesse big foot

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    Dwdrums, how much do you weigh? what linkage settings are you using? I'm trying to figure out what spring rate I would be. I am 175 lbs with riding gear and would probably use the 8.5 or 9.0" setting/ medium leverage ratio.

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    M9 in the desert this past weekend.

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    feels home in this rouges stuff!! nice ride!

    ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman
    YOU ARE A GOD!

    That weight is not that bad actually. Dare you to race it!
    About buying a bike:
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    It's like finding a wife. Personality is important, but you gotta look at that face every morning.

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/19106875" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/19106875">Tentense Intense M9</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1889549">Tentense</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    'Tentense...or Intenseman

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    Blue. 37 1/2 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangesicle
    Blue. 37 1/2 lbs.
    Where did you find the rear fender at?
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    It's a THE front fender. Comes in 2 pieces and its just lightweight plastic. I trimmed it with scissors so the shock spring can be easily taken off, flat black paint, 2 zip ties. Veddy hi tek.
    Was going to use a yogurt container.
    Next is to put a lid on the top of the swingarm in front of the fender. There's a big hole there that holds kiwi sized rocks nicely, right on top of the spring. One of the Geronimo/Banshee Bikes guys, Graeme, had the same clear cover plate there.
    Kinda annoying when one flys in there and rattles around, sawing on all the new paint & aluminum bits.
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    Are you running E13 cranks? How did you like them and was the setup easy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big bear
    Dwdrums, how much do you weigh? what linkage settings are you using? I'm trying to figure out what spring rate I would be. I am 175 lbs with riding gear and would probably use the 8.5 or 9.0" setting/ medium leverage ratio.
    Mine M9 weights 37.98lbs currently. I am running the 9.5" setting, middle g3, middle shock rate and 0* angle set. I am 210lbs without gear and I am running a 450lbs Ti spring. My buddy is about 195lbs and he is running a 400lbs spring with the same settings.

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    Super easy setup. Crank the cups, slide the drive arm in, tighten the left arm and measure with spacers. Remove left arm and install with those same spacers. Instructions were written for the lowest common denominator...
    I was a little concerned at the friction in the system, big water and dirt seals, but the benefit is longetivity & protection of the bearings. It definitely loosens up after first 2 or 3 rides. You'd probably modify it for a world champs run.
    I'm running the e13 LG1+ guide that both e13 isn't sure about and Intense recommends against. Tight tolerances in fitment but seems to work fine with no rubbing or modification. Set to wide setting. The only thing different than the standard install is I put one of the thin spacers on the right side to clear the chainguide better. Talked it through with a tech at e13.
    The System rocks. Did a few Tunnel break in runs and the arms are stiff, system is tight, don't miss the Saints. But time will tell.

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    Gotcha. That is what my setup will be.

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    Didn't get the frame early enough to go full retro on the paint. Really digging the yellow like the very first M1-SL I bought in the 90s.



    I'm loving it.

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    I see that it looks like there is an opening in the head tube for water to get in. How is it supposed to get out?

    I remember that my M3 used to be able to carry about 6 ounces of water until I'd flip the bike over just right to drain the frame, until I siliconed the gaps in the lower plates where it wasn't welded (this was how M3s were built, so it wasn't a defect).
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    May the air be filled with tires!

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    added me some new brakes and a new seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200
    I see that it looks like there is an opening in the head tube for water to get in. How is it supposed to get out?
    I'd install a rubber gasket in there! It'd keep the dirt out your headset bearings as well.
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    Nice M9 DAB


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    Where are you guys getting all these titanium bolts and hardware? Is there a site that sells these things for bikes?

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