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    Great read! Thanks for posting

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    Great interview!
    Just one question with regards to this statement...
    "To ensure previous customers are not left out of the improvements, Zerk-fitting grease ports will be made available to retro-fit to existing frames. "

    I have no local Intense dealer, closest is 3 hours away. So, I ordered from Backcountry.com. Do I get this retro (2008 5.5) kit thru BC, or call Intense directly? BC has been good, but they're not exactly an LBS.
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    In the interview Mr Intense says there'll be more second gen vpp bikes coming at the end of next year sometime.

    I'd like to see an adjustable xc/trail bike from 3" to 5".

    Also instead of having to take the bolt out to adjust the travel (as on the new Tracer) couldn't shocks just be designed like the old enduros to switch between an inch more or less.

    P.s Great interview, and old skool pics.

    Well look at what Mr Intense has just posted...the SPider 2! I must have been on the ball to predict something was in the works.
    Last edited by saga; 12-01-2008 at 06:50 PM.

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    Is this the Socom Evo I am waiting for? Or an Uzzi proto?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRider
    Is this the Socom Evo I am waiting for? Or an Uzzi proto?
    I'd like to see a socom with true DH Geometry. I'd sell off my M6 for a Socom with true DH Geometry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpatterson6
    I'd like to see a socom with true DH Geometry. I'd sell off my M6 for a Socom with true DH Geometry.
    The new dropouts to lower/slacken the bike should solve this. Or what do you consider a true DH geo? What would you change?
    I was thinking more along the lines of an even lighter frame. The new Trek Session 88 is 1/4 # lighter than the current Socom. Considering that the Trek has 83/150 BB/dropouts you still can build the Socom equally light or lighter.

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    I would love a Socom type frame with the geo of my M6

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    The BB would be too low for my liking. Why didn't you get a Sunday? 8" of travel and BB lower than 14". The new dropouts should get the Socom to 14". Low enough for me for steep tracks, on other (pedally) tracks the regular dropouts will do it.

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