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    My new(est) bike

    Will try it out Friday...got last night in mail....some new but many budget, ie, cheap used parts, as well as to keep overall cost at a good point and used some of proceeds from my recent firesale to pay for it so it worked out well.

    I have to say MAJOR PROPS to esquire for hooking me up. Though I really struggle to say anything positive about lawyers, i have to make an exception for him and can HIGHLY recommend him for any of your biking (or legal) needs!

    i am very stoked though it is by far the heaviest bike i will have owned; crappy digital scale measured 4 times at weights over a lb different each time but suffice it to say, over 40 lbs i am sure....whatevuh...i am built like a 12 year old girl so i am sure the weekend warriors will still pose no threat on the local climbs

    cheaper parts are already on the chopping block but goal was to keep overall price at a certain pricepoint (saddle, post, and shifters to go first)

    Frame = Large Intense UZZI VPX
    Fork = Rockshox Totem Coil 1.5”
    Headset = King 1.5”
    Saddle = some WTB model
    Stem = FSA DH300
    Bars = Raceface Diabolous
    Shifters = Deore
    Brakes = Formula “The One” 203mm front/180mm rear, w/ Goodridge braided steel hoses
    Seatpost = Truvativ Team double clamp
    Crankset = Shimano Saint w/ E-13 DRS
    Pedals = Shimano 646
    Front der = Saint
    Rear der = XT
    Wheelset = Mavic 823 rims / King 20mm front, HD Rear w/ Fun Bolts
    Tires = Maxxis Minion DH R 2.5” UST






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    Love it, nothing cheap about that build. A red intense always looks better in person so I'm sure you'll be even more stocked when you ride it proper

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    Great Build!

    I have Totem envy....

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    That looks pretty nice Fo'. I'm glad you didn't adorn it with white components like your RFX.
    One day, that bike will make some buyer a happy camper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    That looks pretty nice Fo'. I'm glad you didn't adorn it with white components like your RFX.
    One day, that bike will make some buyer a happy camper!
    haha...yeah, so i have been told regarding selling....people keep asking me to build up medium bikes since my larges wont fit when i sell

    most pathetic statement, which is not a surprise, is that these brakes have now been put on 2 bikes and STILL have zero rides...lol

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    It looks gorgeous. I wouldn't enjoy the climb much, but with that build I can think of a few sweet downhills I'd like to try it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSutton1223
    Great Build!

    I have Totem envy....
    yeah...well when you are gnar like me, a Totem is the minimum fork one should consider. I just hope it climbs as awesome as a Highline

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Why do you have two sets of stairs leading to the same corner? His/hers? Who's your architect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Why do you have two sets of stairs leading to the same corner? His/hers? Who's your architect?
    lol...you are the second person who pointed that out. it sure looks like its just a lame version of a stairclimber but I swear they converge and lead to a second floor

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    Sweet rig Fo, enjoy, and gear up


    Wrap yer CS before shes like a meat grinder and ah check yer front tire wink wink looks like someone had a late night and too many beers , enjoy look fwd to yer ride reports to....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Why do you have two sets of stairs leading to the same corner? His/hers? Who's your architect?
    Fo's photochopped his new bike into an Escher painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    Sweet rig Fo, enjoy, and gear up


    Wrap yer CS before shes like a meat grinder and ah check yer front tire wink wink looks like someone had a late night and too many beers , enjoy look fwd to yer ride reports to....
    yeah, i noticed the front tire last night when i opened the box and found it interesting but Brian noted that some folks like it that way. I think its best i see for myself how it works in my terrain...if i ride it that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    yeah, i noticed the front tire last night when i opened the box and found it odd but Brian noted that some folks like it that way. I think its best i see for myself how it works in my terrain...if i ride it that is!
    Yeah I'm still and fan of the DH R, I like it for its braking properties on the rear but front and rear is new one on me but I'd say with the popularity of the DHF front and rear probably to much stock of 60as left 3C is also all the rage! the F FnR is a good combo though, just be wary on ya shake down rides that front might be a bit un predicable

    Ahh I take that back I see these are UST not 60a still DHRs but there's a reason so be interesting on hearing ya ride thoughts FOl, I'm still not convinced but hey I'm always open, its why my garage is full of tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Fo's photochopped his new bike into an Escher painting.
    do you really think any of the toolz on mtbr are gonna know who escher is? I dont anyway squeaky will though as he is quite artsy

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    I admit it i had to google him I thought he was a rapper I was close some sot of artist
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    looking good Fo!

    it will make some nice wall art!

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    that thing is as bright as a motel heat lamp. wow! lookin good fo. now turn the ft tire around before ya hurt the next buyer.
    No, I'm NOT back!

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    Nice Fo.
    Wheels seem awfully small though.
    Maybe those stairs just make them look that way though?!?!

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    This must be what Fo's house looks like:

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    Quote Originally Posted by agoura_biker
    It looks gorgeous. I wouldn't enjoy the climb much, but with that build I can think of a few sweet downhills I'd like to try it on!
    thanks Rich...must hit some of the worthy trails soon! Maybe over break

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    that thing is as bright as a motel heat lamp. wow! lookin good fo. now turn the ft tire around before ya hurt the next buyer.
    i will do no such thing. your conventional wisdom is destined for retardation...perhaps a non-homer comment would be entertained but certainly not yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i dont think i will be putting on a chainstay protector...i am trying to keep it as light as possible
    Ah makes senses its holding up the staircase not going outside
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    Wrap yer CS before shes like a meat grinder
    i dont think i will be putting on a chainstay protector...i am trying to keep it as light as possible

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    Fo......I totally agree. A truvativ post, deore shifters and a WTB saddle scream BUDGET build!!

    Good thing the rest of the parts and the frame are decent ,,,,,,,,otherwise, I'd flat out accuse you of slumming it.

    Wow, the mighty have fallen!

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    So youve gone with King hubs and Intense 135mm replaceable rear drop outs due to the fun bolts I'm assuming, any reasons for this over the new 10mm full axle due or is it not available yet?
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