Man that was Intense.

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  • 12-17-2006
    DIRTJUNKIE
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    Man that was Intense.
    Just testing!
  • 04-16-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Anybody care to share a vintage INTENSE with us? I still ride this 01' UZZI SL and love the way it rides. This is an old photo and most parts have been updated since.
    So how about it, anybody else still still on a classic?
  • 04-17-2011
    nordstadt
  • 04-23-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Nice Tracer Chris! Apparently we're the only two still riding the fine bikes that put INTENSE at the top. How about it anybody else still riding a vintage INTENSE? Post up some photos.
  • 05-07-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Is that all you got? I'll take your best shot.
  • 05-08-2011
    starship303
    by vintage you mean pre-VPP?
  • 05-09-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by starship303
    by vintage you mean pre-VPP?

    Yeah any INTENSE pre VPP would do. I'm just curious what early INTENSE bikes are still out on the trail..
  • 05-16-2011
    big_slacker
    I was riding a tracer similar to Nordstadt's up until a couple years ago. In 2003 it was my dream bike after riding a spesh rockhopper hardtail for 5 years.

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/cheapcar.jpg

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/Intense1.jpg

    And it ended up as a very light full suspension singlespeed. I sold it on ebay and its still on the trails AFAIK.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1253462653
  • 07-02-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Anybody else care to share thier classic INTENSE?
  • 07-02-2011
    eluv
    Here is my classic
    This was my dream bike when I was a starving student riding a fully rigid second hand Bridgstone. I open up my first Mountain Bike Action mag and there it was an Uzzi SL. A vision of beauty. By the time I could afford one they stop making it so I purchased a custom Uzzi SLX, it was on order and I saw this one at Big Bear at a AM cup race. I have upgraded some items since I bought it:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48507723@N06/5895997188/" title="DSC02739 by grumpe80, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/5895997188_9e0669d2f7_z.jpg" width="640" height="428" alt="DSC02739"></a>

    Intense Hadley Hub and a 03 Marzocchi Z1 Freeride
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48507723@N06/5895426217/" title="DSC02734 by grumpe80, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5895426217_c77fd2b598_z.jpg" width="428" height="640" alt="DSC02734"></a>

    I wish they would do this on the new bikes
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48507723@N06/5895995972/" title="DSC02735 by grumpe80, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5038/5895995972_5251b52748_z.jpg" width="640" height="428" alt="DSC02735"></a>

    Got my dream bike and it is a Prototype
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48507723@N06/5895426955/" title="DSC02737 by grumpe80, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5277/5895426955_bb45a732bc_z.jpg" width="428" height="640" alt="DSC02737"></a>
  • 07-02-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Very nice ride! My UZZI-SL has that same USA stamp on the swing arm..:cool: So what makes that bike a prototype? Other than the paint what is different? The parts group is nice but prototype useually has to do with something different in frame or suspension design. Just curious but the bike is sweet either way.:thumbsup:BTW awesome paint and decal scheme. The decals are identical in shape to stock but custom in color.
  • 07-02-2011
    eluv
    I'm sure its the same the person I bought it from I think raced for Intense-Maxxis. The decales are the most current I cut out the yellow.
  • 07-02-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eluv View Post
    I'm sure its the same the person I bought it from I think raced for Intense-Maxxis. The decales are the most current I cut out the yellow.

    Great idea on the decals. You have a close up of the serial number is there something different about it?
  • 07-03-2011
    eluv
    "PROTO" is the serial number. Are you running gothic rotors? I have one in the rear wheel loking for a 8" for the front
  • 07-03-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eluv View Post
    "PROTO" is the serial number. Are you running gothic rotors? I have one in the rear wheel loking for a 8" for the front

    "PROTO" too cool!
    Yeah i'm running Hope minis with 6" rotors and only the front is gothic. There has been many upgrades since that old photo.Chris King red hubs laced to Mavic 729s w/red nipples on black rims, kenda nevs. 2.35s. Sram XO trigger shifters and XO rear der. XTR crank and rear cassette. Crank Brothers Joplin w/remote adj. Seatpost. Thomson stem,Chris King head set carbon spacers,Easton monkey lite carbon bars. O.D.I. Lock ons w/ Intense grips. SDL gel saddle w/Intense cover. Fox Vanilla RLC 125 mm fork Fox RC shock and Time carbon titanium ATAC pedals. Well that about covers the current build. Apparently I'm way bored as I wait for my dog to to get his yearly grooming.;)
  • 07-05-2011
    pomocanthus
    I just picked up an old Intense frame that was powder coated. I had no idea what model or year it was until stumbling upon this thread. Apparently it is an old Tracer but still don't know year. From the look of the design I would guess between 1999 and 2001. Design is similar to a '99 Specialized Stumpy FSR I have sitting in garage. The Tracer has XTR cranks and Fox rear suspension. It looks like I can adjust geometry quite a bit. Any advice as I build up this classic? I have some SRAM X7 stuff lying around that I will put on as well as a leftover Avid BB7 disc brakes. I also have some Mavics 717 with Deore hubs and Raptor tires. I haven't picked out a fork yet. Any idea what the travel is on the Fox rear?
  • 07-08-2011
    eluv
    pomocanthus the rear travel on a uzzi sl is 4.75". I would use your leftover part and have fun. When i first purchased the bike I had a 100mm fork Manitou then I got a good deal on a 125mm Fox Talas and currently running a 130mm Z1. I would not go over 130mm. I hope this helps.
  • 07-09-2011
    pomocanthus
    eluv, thanks for info. I actually have a Tora w 130 travel that I was thinking about putting on there but wasn't sure til now. BTW, like the rims on your MCS in the background.
  • 07-09-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pomocanthus View Post
    eluv, thanks for info. I actually have a Tora w 130 travel that I was thinking about putting on there but wasn't sure til now. BTW, like the rims on your MCS in the background.

    You said you bought an old Tracer not an UZZ-SL correct? If so the rear travel is 3.5 " which makes a 130mm fork too tall up front. That frame is designed for a 80mm to a 100mm max. You could put a UZZI-SL link on and run a 125mm-130mm fork and have an awesome light all around trail bike.
  • 07-09-2011
    nordstadt
    I ride my Tracer with an 130 mm Z1, before it had an 100 mm Z1 and it handels better than with the 100 mm - give it a try!

    Chris
  • 07-10-2011
    pvflyer
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    It's long gone
    My, SLX long gone can't find pic's of my M1. It was a bit flexy till I threw a 12mm TA, it was day and night. Hey J, Nishida are you still out there?

    Great bike
  • 07-10-2011
    WE Warrior
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    Love my Intenses
    On my 3rd one since 1993.

    1993 Spyder
    1998 Uzzi SL
    2010 Tracer VPP :thumbsup:
  • 07-13-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Warrior,
    You sure have a sweet quiver of rides there. Looks like you have your own little Intense museum going. And what is awesome is you still own all of them.:thumbsup:
  • 07-24-2011
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by WE Warrior View Post
    On my 3rd one since 1993.

    1993 Spyder
    1998 Uzzi SL
    2010 Tracer VPP :thumbsup:

    We Warrior, Seeing how you have experience on both the UZZI-SL and Tracer VPP
    What is your view on the difference's between the two rides?
  • 07-24-2011
    eluv
    DirtJunkie your first climb on a VPP you will never go back. 4 bar (FSR) is fun but the pedal efficiency on the VPP bikes are second to none. I ride my Uzzi once in a blue moon actually I am letting my friend use it until he buys his own bike. I rode the first gen spyder vpp and I end up buying a 5.5 and been riding that for the past 6 years or so.