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 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.
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.