Man that was Intense.

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  • 01-28-2016
    Just J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Christ D View Post
    I liked the tracer2 , 26". But the original had it all , shred at high speed or down a technical trail with ease. Damn , u made me wanna build it up again :)

    I made me wanna eBay and find another! [emoji3]
  • 01-28-2016
    Christ D
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    I made me wanna eBay and find another! [emoji3]

    Wich size are you looking for ? :)
  • 01-28-2016
    Just J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Christ D View Post
    Wich size are you looking for ? :)

    It's been so long now, I forget the sizing but I normally ride 18/19" or large frames. :)
  • 01-28-2016
    Christ D
    I have a smll frame hanging on the wall. Would be funny after all these years to ship it back to the US.
  • 01-28-2016
    Just J
    Ha ha it would! I'm in the UK so they're very rare over here.

    Here's my original looking sorry for itself wait for a new rear end. I think this was about 12 years ago now.

  • 01-28-2016
    Christ D
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Ha ha it would! I'm in the UK so they're very rare over here.

    Here's my original looking sorry for itself wait for a new rear end. I think this was about 12 years ago now.


    I remember that frame , we've talked through email a couple of years ago about....Tracers !!
  • 01-28-2016
    Just J
    Man that was Intense.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Christ D View Post
    I remember that frame , we've talked through email a couple of years ago about....Tracers !!

    I remember our conversations well! :)
  • 01-30-2016
    iRider
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Ha ha it would!


    Always wanted one, never could afford one at the time. Now I found a used one in great shape with fairly modern components on it. Same grey ano'd as yours in the picture. Should be below 24# too. :band: :cornut: :cool:
  • 01-30-2016
    Just J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iRider View Post
    Always wanted one, never could afford one at the time. Now I found a used one in great shape with fairly modern components on it. Same grey ano'd as yours in the picture. Should be below 24# too. :band: :cornut: :cool:

    Make sure you post some pics up when you get it! [emoji3]
  • 03-19-2016
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Make sure you post some pics up when you get it! [emoji3]

    iRider, did you get it yet?
  • 03-20-2016
    iRider
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    I did, not much time on it though. But so far it rides great!
    Put a seatpost/saddle from another bike on it because the original was too long and I didn't want to shorten it. Need to switch the handlebar as it is super narrow (<23"). Frame has the SL link installed but I also got the original. Fork is 120 mm.

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  • 03-20-2016
    Just J
    Looks awesome! Man I miss mine!
  • 03-31-2016
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Talk about a rare jersey. What better look would you have on your Intense than with this.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/classifieds/i...w-1007911.html
  • 07-22-2016
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Make sure you post some pics up when you get it! [emoji3]

    IRider, did you get it yet?
  • 11-08-2016
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Talk about a rare jersey. What better look would you have on your Intense than with this.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/classifieds/i...w-1007911.html

    This ^ jersey is still available.


    Anybody have any older Intense bikes they would like to share a photo or two?
  • 11-08-2016
    VpointVick
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    This ^ jersey is still available.


    Anybody have any older Intense bikes they would like to share a photo or two?

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    Originally Posted by VpointVick View Post
    I hadn't realized this thread was here when I did my rebuild back in the spring. I posted in the 5.5 thread, but nobody goes in there anymore I guess.

    As it was in '04:


    as it is in '14:
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    New matte metallic blue powdercoat and decals, new pivot bearings, new old Deus crank (which is what I should have put on it back in the day), and a Pushed RP23 instead of the worn out Swinger (it wasn't yet back from Push when I took this photo). I still use my big ring, so couldn't see switching to 2x10, especially since my old X.9/X.0 stuff still functions perfectly.

    Between Maxxis having a single-ply Minion now, the lighter crankset, and the PD-M985 pedals that I've put on since this picture was taken, the bike is down to less than 28lbs vs. the 30 that it once was, and still has the durability for serious backcountry rides.

    I looking for a decent deal on a 140mm Float or TALAS to replace my 125mm one, as I've always wanted to slacken the HT angle a bit, and I'm also looking for maybe some MT8s to replace the HFX-MAG+ that are looking a little shabby.

    I'll probably ride this bike for another 10 years.

    Another two years on, my 5point5 is still going strong. I did get a 140mm TALAS 32 for it and scored a fantastic deal on a set of MT8s. I have hopefully just cured the creak that has always bothered me by putting in Fox's new polymer mounting kit for the RP23 (the creak was the upper shock bushing not moving freely and would echo through the air can and get really loud).

    Was at the Interbike Fall Cyclofest here in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago and finally demoed some newer bikes. 27.5 wheels do roll better, but not enough for me to justify dropping $8k on a new bike when this one is still so capable, and I would have to spend that since 1x12 has only just gotten here and is what it takes to cover the gear range of 3x9, and that isht is costly. My decision was that I'm going to keep riding the 5point5 until the frame breaks. Thinking about maybe having some light-bicycle.com rims laced to my hubs since my XM819s are a lot narrower than I'd like.
  • 02-27-2017
    DIRTJUNKIE
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by VpointVick View Post
    Another two years on, my 5point5 is still going strong. I did get a 140mm TALAS 32 for it and scored a fantastic deal on a set of MT8s. I have hopefully just cured the creak that has always bothered me by putting in Fox's new polymer mounting kit for the RP23 (the creak was the upper shock bushing not moving freely and would echo through the air can and get really loud).

    Was at the Interbike Fall Cyclofest here in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago and finally demoed some newer bikes. 27.5 wheels do roll better, but not enough for me to justify dropping $8k on a new bike when this one is still so capable, and I would have to spend that since 1x12 has only just gotten here and is what it takes to cover the gear range of 3x9, and that isht is costly. My decision was that I'm going to keep riding the 5point5 until the frame breaks. Thinking about maybe having some light-bicycle.com rims laced to my hubs since my XM819s are a lot narrower than I'd like.

    Wow! I read this awhile ago but failed to open the link to the more current photo of it. Sweet looking electric blue color. Is that powder coating or paint?

    Quite a facelift. :thumbsup:

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  • 02-27-2017
    VpointVick
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Wow! I read this awhile ago but failed to open the link to the more current photo of it. Sweet looking electric blue color. Is that powder coating or paint?

    Quite a facelift. :thumbsup:

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    It's powder. Had a local place do it maybe three years ago now? It looks really sharp in person, it's a metallic blue but with a matte overcoat.

    Changes since that photo are the 140mm '09 TALAS (now with a Float cartridge in it), PUSHed Kashima RP23, Magura MT8s, and XTR PD-M9020 trail pedals.

    Still considering the LightBicycles carbon rims.
  • 02-28-2017
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Nice! :thumbsup:

    Love that blue, if you don't mind me asking what did they charge to powdercoat it that way?