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    VPP 3rd Generation is out...will wait for the update for the UzziC 27.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by bashtee View Post
    VPP 3rd Generation is out...will wait for the update for the UzziC 27.5

    Wont have to wait , this is the Uzzi...

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    This is the new Uzzi? Nomad | Santa Cruz Bicycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoguru2007 View Post
    Wont have to wait , this is the Uzzi...
    Not so sure about that...

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    Who's got one?

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    I have had one for a week now. Ive rode it three times now and will have a complete ride report by the end of the week. Waiting on a new wheelset that will be here today.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

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    I'll be riding it tomorrow
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    New Large Tracer T275

    I got my large Tracer T275 almost 2 weeks ago and have had about 6 rides on it at this point. I finally have some ok pics to post as well. I thought I'd offer my perspective on this new ride as I have had pretty much every VPP trail bike that Intense has put out. Starting with the SC Blur, 5.5, 6.6, Tracer VP, Uzzi VP, Carbine 26 and then Carbine 275 and now a Tracer T275. I even had a Uzzi Dh at one time that was a really fun heavy trail bike back in it's day. I like to ride bikes that compromise a little on the climbing efficiency for better cornering, a bike that is easy to manual, more stable DHing and a all around more fun bike. The Uzzi VP that I had was built up very light at 31 lbs. and a very fun bike in the shorter travel mode with a RS Monarch Air and a 160mm RS Lyric Solo Air and a very lightweight wheel set. I say this because I think the Tracer T275 reminds me of the Uzzi VP a little. T275 feels very stable at higher speeds going downhill. It carries speed so well that the bike encourages you to let it go faster. I found myself coming into corners far faster than I'm used to and having to really brake hard. Coming from the Carbine, the T275 feels more like it is leaning more toward the Uzzi VP in short travel mode but much lighter and more efficient. For those of you that are wondering why Intense would release a new frame that is so close to the Carbine 275. I think that the two bikes are very similar but the T275 is a no compromise Enduro Race bike. I think that there is still room in the Intense line up for the Carbine however. Much like the Carbine SL was intended. It would be a good idea for Intense to do some refining of the Carbine much like the T275 with internal routing, stealth routing, dedicated axle, carbon pivot bores instead of alloy(carbine) and last but not least, the beautiful new lines of the T275 frame are simply sexy. The Carbine could be more of a Trail bike, maybe lighter weight with 145mm 150mm. Maybe a little more climbing friendly.
    The T275 climbs well but I would say that the Carbine was pretty much just as capable. Where the T275 really stands apart from the Carbine is when you point it DH. You can feel the slightly longer wheelbase and the lower BB but it does corner like on rails. The frame does feel stiffer than the Carbine but I am also running Industry 9 wheels and I was on Stan's Crest wheels on the Carbine.
    Overall I thought I'd try to compare the T275 to other recent Intense offerings. I hope this helps any of you decide if this should be your next bike.

    Here is the build:
    Large T275
    RS Monacrch RC3
    RS Pike Solo Air 160mm
    Industry Nine Trail Wheelset
    Sram XX1, 32T
    Shimano XT Brakes
    Cane Creak HS
    Raceface Carbon bar
    Ergo Pro Carbon seat
    RS Reverb Stealth dropper post
    Schwabe Nobby Nic front/ Razor Rock rear
    Thomson 70mm stem
    Crank Brothers pedals

    26 lbs. 14 oz.

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    Ride, your bike looks rad! Glad your happy i should have mine finished this morning and hopefully have a ride in this afternoonNew Intense T275 Carbon-image.jpg I'll have some better pics
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    Nice T275s

    Just one comment about the Carbine in regards to descending is that the right shock can transform that frame into a great descender... for me it was bolting on the BOS Kirk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Ride, your bike looks rad! Glad your happy i should have mine finished this morning and hopefully have a ride in this afternoon I'll have some better pics
    Needz carbon hoops!
    Nice steed you have there. Bring it to Highland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Needz carbon hoops!
    Nice steed you have there. Bring it to Highland!
    Rims have been ordered Mr STI
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    Im sure that a rear shock like the BOS and DB Air would definitely be a improvement from the Fox. I thought the Carbine was a pretty good decender but I think the T275 is better. The lower BB and little longer WB help. The frame is noticeably stiffer as well.

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    So, pedals great, descends better.

    I'm seriously considering this bike to replace my 650b heckler.

    I really like the heckler, but am doing a full race season w/ the CA enduro series, downieville and xc thur night races.
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    I think dropping some weight and having a more refined rear suspension may pay off this summer.

    any thoughts on this bike vs the heckler, and the comments about it squating down into the travel on techy uphill moves, ledges etc in some pro reviews.

    Thx!

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    I guess I can understand these comments from the reviews that you mentioned. I read them as well. In the long travel position, the bike tends to squat a little more than some designs out there especially when standing up and really laying down some power when climbing on techy steep, slow stuff. This is where the bike reminds me a little of the Uzzi VP that I had. It has little longer(wheelbase) so techy, turny climbing is a little tougher than I imagine the heckler to be. But in the short travel mode, the bike climbs much better.
    I'm not sure how many others out there do this, but the rides around here usually start with a long consistent climb and then a long consistent downhill. So I have always started my rides with the sag(rear shock air pressure) set with the bike in long travel mode but then put the bolt in the short travel position. You can then change to long travel mode when you get to the top and have the rear shock setup for the DH. The air pressure will be a little high when climbing but I have found that I barely notice it. Rider positioning is better in the short travel position as it puts the rider above the pedals more which allows for better power transfer whereas int he longer travel mode, you kinda feel like the pedals are in front of you a little.
    I can't speak to the comparison between the Heckler and the T275 but I do think that you would find this ride to be much more efficient and refined. The frame is a work of art as well. I miss the welds that made me a lifer on Intense bikes but there is something futuristic about the way carbon frames flow from front to back. Seamless. I had a Carbine prior to this frame. I thought the Carbine was beautiful but the T275 is on another level as far as looks. The rear triangle alone is a big improvement.

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    Thanks VG! so does yours. Enjoy the ride! I hope you like to go fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnw/bear View Post
    I guess I can understand these comments from the reviews that you mentioned. I read them as well. In the long travel position, the bike tends to squat a little more than some designs out there especially when standing up and really laying down some power when climbing on techy steep, slow stuff. This is where the bike reminds me a little of the Uzzi VP that I had. It has little longer(wheelbase) so techy, turny climbing is a little tougher than I imagine the heckler to be. But in the short travel mode, the bike climbs much better.
    I'm not sure how many others out there do this, but the rides around here usually start with a long consistent climb and then a long consistent downhill. So I have always started my rides with the sag(rear shock air pressure) set with the bike in long travel mode but then put the bolt in the short travel position. You can then change to long travel mode when you get to the top and have the rear shock setup for the DH. The air pressure will be a little high when climbing but I have found that I barely notice it. Rider positioning is better in the short travel position as it puts the rider above the pedals more which allows for better power transfer whereas int he longer travel mode, you kinda feel like the pedals are in front of you a little.
    I can't speak to the comparison between the Heckler and the T275 but I do think that you would find this ride to be much more efficient and refined. The frame is a work of art as well. I miss the welds that made me a lifer on Intense bikes but there is something futuristic about the way carbon frames flow from front to back. Seamless. I had a Carbine prior to this frame. I thought the Carbine was beautiful but the T275 is on another level as far as looks. The rear triangle alone is a big improvement.
    I have to admit, Ridnw, this post has just about talked me out of this ride.
    seems it may be too descent oriented for me if you like to change travel modes for climbing and descending. in some bikes, my heckler included, I'll change compression from fully open to trail, but many bikes I even leave fully open always (dw bikes).
    a race like downieville, you climb for 1hr, then descend for most of 1.25 to 1.5hrs. no time for changing anything in setup after blasting your lungs for 4k vert.

    one question, does changing the travel change the bb height?
    maybe running this one at 150 w/ my 150 travel fork would be a good compromise, but I don't want to lower the bb anymore.

    also, I really hate the feeling of being being behind the pedals you mention. that is why I liked the 74 seat angle on this one on paper.

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    "maybe running this one at 145 w/ 150 travel fork would be a good compromise,"

    I'm wondering about how this one would perform set up this way. I like the room-ier reach on the frame. I want a little less bike than 160/160 although the option for converting on a rowdier sunday is appealing.

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    I dont think that there is really a need to change back and forth between travel modes during one ride, I am just kinda a nerd like that As is with all Intense frames, they are designed to be used as either a 160mm fork/ bolt in long travel mode setup or 150mm fork/ bolt in short travel mode setup. Not back and forth during the same ride, I just find that I like to climb in the short travel mode better than the long. However, I dont mind climbing in the long travel mode. It's plenty efficient, it's just doesnt climb as well. I think for your purpose, you could do a travel adjust fork or a RS Pike in 150mm and have a $40 160mm travel rod that is really easy to install on hand for most of your riding. The T275 does climb well in short travel mode and a 160mm pike so maybe having a 150mm fork is not all that important.
    I'm pretty sure that there is no change in BB height or HA when changing between the two positions just leverage ratio on the rear shock.

    Its good to have options in how you set the bike up.

    Just to add to this. I did a ride today that has a lot of ups and downs in it. Short fun, flowy downhills followed by 5 -20 minute climbs. I used the long travel mode the whole time and loved it. It climbed well and the compression in the rear was wide open. I also rode the bike a few days ago on the same trail in the short travel mode and felt like I was faster. I say this because I think the bike is more fun in long travel mode but probably faster in short travel mode unless you intend to do some serious DH. The T275 in long travel mode feels like it can handle some pretty tough Enduro courses like I've seen they have over in europe.

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    I do like the long top tube on this. It is roomy. Im running a 70mm stem and might try a 60mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoguru2007 View Post
    Wont have to wait , this is the Uzzi...
    I went from an Uzzi to a Tracer 275. I did not notice much difference in the Tracer 275 at the 6inch travel setting and the Uzzi in the 7 inch setting. This might be why Intense isn't pumping out a 275 Uzzi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnw/bear View Post
    Did you ride your new bike yet? Curious what you think if the ride.
    Hay ridnwn, i have gotten out on three rides so far. Still dialing my suspension. Forks a little stiff and rear shock is a little soft. My home town trails that I know so well and will be the true test for the bike, are still under snow or really muddy. Hopefully this weekend I'll be riding them to get true brake down of this beauty.New Intense T275 Carbon-image.jpg
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    My last ride was a true spank fest, I was riding with a very fast in shape rider on a 29er stumpy. We were riding his home trails that were smooth flowy single track. I have a 32 tooth front ring which was not helping my preseason legs any.

    For the most part i could stay with him on the climbs. Only when he jumped out of the saddle he would start to slowly pull away. I couldn't match him riding like that with the way i had the rear shock set up. But I could slowly pull him back if I just stayed seated and put the power to the peddles.

    The bike feels longer in the front than the carbine and shorter in back, like 3/5 of the bike is in front of you, instead of being more balanced like the carbine. I could feel the wheel base was longer with the tracer C. I felt myself weighting the front wheel more to get it to steer throw a flat turn. I could have been really tired to. But i do know that feeling pretty well, when i ride my M9.

    The bike jumps very well. As well as flying off drops. I hit a few 4 foot drops, that felt much smaller even with the fork being to stiff. I noticed the length of the bike when I needed to low speed wheelie drop the bike, i was a little to far back to pick up on the bars. Something I'm sure I'll get used to.

    This thing just screams on the DH! I was riding with 5 guys that knew the trails very well. Two where more DHers than xc guys, I felt I could ride much faster than them, and could easily make up lost ground behind them. Even the fast 29er guy, mentioned how fast the bike was rolling when I stayed with him on trails that his bike should be faster on.

    I'll keep updating as I ride. Ones thing for sure this is a high quality bike!
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    Best bike I've ever ridden. CCDBA-cs on the rear. Pike up front. Pro build - X01 drivetrain, XT brakes, flow ex wheels, answer carbon 780 bar, specialized purgatory grid rear tire and High roller 2 3c tr up front. Setup Tubeless. Large. 29.12 lbs on a park scale. My ccdba-cs adds .45 lbs. Can't imagine those I9 wheels, xx1 and tires are that much lighter to get down to 26.18 lbs like ridenw/bear's is though. 3lbs is a lot!

    Either way, I've had a tracer 2 for the past couple years and this thing destroys it on the downs and ups. It's longer than the tracer 2 so I find it climbs better and it seems to make you go faster on the flats and downhill. I thought my tracer 2 jumped great, but this thing propels you off jumps. I was landing at the bottom of the transitions of jumps that I usually have to throw the bike in front of me to make.

    Literally the most fun I've had on a bike in the past four years. Past four bikes being: T27.5 L, Specialized Carbon Enduro expert L, Tracer 2 L, Giant Reign 0 L.

    As far as the ccdba-cs goes, I have no idea if it's the suspension on this bike, or the shock, but the stock tune mates to this pike perfectly. The 1/2 lb penalty seems worth it to me, however I haven't ridden one with a Monarch plus, so I can't make that comparison.

    If you can make it work, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. I like to buy and sell a bike every year to stay current, but I can see myself holding on to this one for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcjr View Post
    Best bike I've ever ridden. CCDBA-cs on the rear. Pike up front. Pro build - X01 drivetrain, XT brakes, flow ex wheels, answer carbon 780 bar, specialized purgatory grid rear tire and High roller 2 3c tr up front. Setup Tubeless. Large. 29.12 lbs on a park scale. My ccdba-cs adds .45 lbs. Can't imagine those I9 wheels, xx1 and tires are that much lighter to get down to 26.18 lbs like ridenw/bear's is though. 3lbs is a lot!

    Either way, I've had a tracer 2 for the past couple years and this thing destroys it on the downs and ups. It's longer than the tracer 2 so I find it climbs better and it seems to make you go faster on the flats and downhill. I thought my tracer 2 jumped great, but this thing propels you off jumps. I was landing at the bottom of the transitions of jumps that I usually have to throw the bike in front of me to make.

    Literally the most fun I've had on a bike in the past four years. Past four bikes being: T27.5 L, Specialized Carbon Enduro expert L, Tracer 2 L, Giant Reign 0 L.

    As far as the ccdba-cs goes, I have no idea if it's the suspension on this bike, or the shock, but the stock tune mates to this pike perfectly. The 1/2 lb penalty seems worth it to me, however I haven't ridden one with a Monarch plus, so I can't make that comparison.

    If you can make it work, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. I like to buy and sell a bike every year to stay current, but I can see myself holding on to this one for a few years.
    Mine came in at 28.12 I have a max HR front and back and race face C bars but same build and size as you, i dont see why Ridens bike cant be that much less. The first thing i learned in drug dealing school is grams add up to pounds

    How does the T275 comprare to the C endro?
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    Vicegrips, both our bars are carbon and ~ the same weight, and the tires weigh about the same, so maybe I read the scale wrong if yours is a pound lighter. Do you have the ccdba on there too? If everything else is the same, a pound variance just doesn't make sense.

    Feels stiffer than the enduro. I have a fox 36rc2 on the enduro with 2013 crossmax sx wheels. The t27.5 carries more speed through the same sections with less input to the handlebars. On the enduro, I had to really compress my bike before I hit a jump and use a lot of body english. The T275 not so much. Really just easier to ride all around. I'm running 780 bars on the intense, and had 750's on the Enduro. Not sure if that affects it.

    Trying to figure out what can be heavy on mine. Hanging from park scale at bike shop came in at 29.12lbs, on my bathroom scale 29lbs
    ccdba-cs
    standard "time" pedals
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    Maybe I put 1/2 lb of stans sealant in?? doubt that though

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    I'll echo Mark's thoughts, the bike is incredible.

    Mine comes in at 28.0 lbs, medium with a 785 Raceface SixC bar, 50mm Atlas stem, Raceface Next SL cranks, MRP AMG, and Derby rims on Hope Pro II Evos with A 2.3 DHF 3C EXO TR up front and a 2.25 Ardent EXO in back. I was hoping it'd be a bit lighter with all the carbon but it's a respectable weight especially compared to my Tracer2 at almost 33lbs.

    Sick bike, believe the hype!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcjr View Post
    Best bike I've ever ridden. CCDBA-cs on the rear. Pike up front. Pro build - X01 drivetrain, XT brakes, flow ex wheels, answer carbon 780 bar, specialized purgatory grid rear tire and High roller 2 3c tr up front. Setup Tubeless. Large. 29.12 lbs on a park scale. My ccdba-cs adds .45 lbs. Can't imagine those I9 wheels, xx1 and tires are that much lighter to get down to 26.18 lbs like ridenw/bear's is though. 3lbs is a lot!

    Either way, I've had a tracer 2 for the past couple years and this thing destroys it on the downs and ups. It's longer than the tracer 2 so I find it climbs better and it seems to make you go faster on the flats and downhill. I thought my tracer 2 jumped great, but this thing propels you off jumps. I was landing at the bottom of the transitions of jumps that I usually have to throw the bike in front of me to make.

    Literally the most fun I've had on a bike in the past four years. Past four bikes being: T27.5 L, Specialized Carbon Enduro expert L, Tracer 2 L, Giant Reign 0 L.

    As far as the ccdba-cs goes, I have no idea if it's the suspension on this bike, or the shock, but the stock tune mates to this pike perfectly. The 1/2 lb penalty seems worth it to me, however I haven't ridden one with a Monarch plus, so I can't make that comparison.

    If you can make it work, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. I like to buy and sell a bike every year to stay current, but I can see myself holding on to this one for a few years.
    My build came in just under 27 lbs. @ 26 lbs. 14 oz.
    I think the weight difference between my bike and vice grips or markcjr's is in the wheels, tires, pedals, stem and seat. And obvisiosly the CCDB is a little heavier as well.

    Industry Nine Trail wheelset is 1460 grams. This is the trail wheelset, not the enduro wheelset. I'll bet most of the weight difference is in the wheels/ tires. I am also running a 6" rotor in the rear and a 7" rotor in the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnw/bear View Post
    My build came in just under 27 lbs. @ 26 lbs. 14 oz.
    I think the weight difference between my bike and vice grips or markcjr's is in the wheels, tires, pedals, stem and seat. And obvisiosly the CCDB is a little heavier as well.

    Industry Nine Trail wheelset is 1460 grams. This is the trail wheelset, not the enduro wheelset. I'll bet most of the weight difference is in the wheels/ tires. I am also running a 6" rotor in the rear and a 7" rotor in the front.
    Wow, yeah, stans flow ex 27.5 are 1850g, so that's 390 grams for the wheels alone. Don't think I could run those at 200lbs without a pack.

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    Hey markcjr and beaterdit,
    There is a picture thread for the T275. Where are the pics???
    Do either of you have a black/ white frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcjr View Post
    Vicegrips, both our bars are carbon and ~ the same weight, and the tires weigh about the same, so maybe I read the scale wrong if yours is a pound lighter. Do you have the ccdba on there too? If everything else is the same, a pound variance just doesn't make sense.

    Feels stiffer than the enduro. I have a fox 36rc2 on the enduro with 2013 crossmax sx wheels. The t27.5 carries more speed through the same sections with less input to the handlebars. On the enduro, I had to really compress my bike before I hit a jump and use a lot of body english. The T275 not so much. Really just easier to ride all around. I'm running 780 bars on the intense, and had 750's on the Enduro. Not sure if that affects it.

    Trying to figure out what can be heavy on mine. Hanging from park scale at bike shop came in at 29.12lbs, on my bathroom scale 29lbs
    ccdba-cs
    standard "time" pedals
    stock seat
    Maybe I put 1/2 lb of stans sealant in?? doubt that though

    Yup I Have ccdb, i know its more lbs than RS. I'm still working out the kinks out the rear shock(settings), i have XT peddles. I know the scale is on, the same as the post office scale in weights of stuff that i ship out. I am build up some derby rims with some hope evo 2s, hopfully it drops some more weight. Im not sure how much but i think this bike weights less than my XT carbine, and yes we need to see some pics
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    Yep I do, i'll throw some up later. Vicegrips, I just went with the stock tune that cc recommends for the t275 and it's awesome. I'm 200lbs dry, 212 with riding gear. I think I ran it at 182 psi to get 17mm sag. Plush almost all the way through, and then it just ramps up perfectly right at the end for hitting any shape kicker I could find. At lower speeds though, it just tended to suck stuff up as opposed to pop off small rocks on the trail. I'd rather have it mach down rocky sections then perform perfectly on a transition than pop off little rocks and buck me off a gap jump. I probably won't try to fix that though, as I hate fiddling with things. I ran 17mm sag and never ended up bottoming out, even when I cased one transition. No matter how hard I smashed into something, I couldn't get the o ring to the end of the shaft - do the ccdba have a built in bottoming out feature? My buddy bought one with monarch plus rc3, so I'll try that in a couple weeks. I figured since I had never tried the ccdba, I'd give it a go, and if I like the monarch just as much, I can always sell the ccdba and buy the monarch. Gotta love no interest credit cards.

    Edit: The bike is poppy.....when you are going fast! I was going slow down a few fire roads and it was just sucking up the rocks on the side of the trail. But as soon as you open it up and let it plane out, the bike takes off. It rewards you more the faster you ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markcjr View Post
    Yep I do, i'll throw some up later. Vicegrips, I just went with the stock tune that cc recommends for the t275 and it's awesome. I'm 200lbs dry, 212 with riding gear. I think I ran it at 182 psi to get 17mm sag. Plush almost all the way through, and then it just ramps up perfectly right at the end for hitting any shape kicker I could find. At lower speeds though, it just tended to suck stuff up as opposed to pop off small rocks on the trail. I'd rather have it mach down rocky sections then perform perfectly on a transition than pop off little rocks and buck me off a gap jump. I probably won't try to fix that though, as I hate fiddling with things. I ran 17mm sag and never ended up bottoming out, even when I cased one transition. No matter how hard I smashed into something, I couldn't get the o ring to the end of the shaft - do the ccdba have a built in bottoming out feature? My buddy bought one with monarch plus rc3, so I'll try that in a couple weeks. I figured since I had never tried the ccdba, I'd give it a go, and if I like the monarch just as much, I can always sell the ccdba and buy the monarch. Gotta love no interest credit cards.

    17mm of sag, is that enough? Think I'm running over 20mm. If you're not getting full travel use a little less high speed compression.
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    17mm is what they recommend for our bike and I get full travel for sure. The o ring is about 1/3 of a centimeter from the end. The stock tune they speced from intense/ccdba works great for me. I don't think I'll be changing anything besides air pressure/sag depending on my weight (if I go with a pack or not)

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    Come on guys! Too much chatter and not enough pics!
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    Anyone on the new T275 Carbon that is 6'2" or taller? Wondering how the Large fits you. I don't want to wait for the XL to come out and I'm having trouble finding a Large to try before buying. I welcome your input.

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    I have exactly the same question..
    I'm 6'2'' with 35'' inseam and wonder if the Large is ok for me..

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    I am 6'3" with a 34" inseam and am on a large. It does have a long top tube that makes the bike feel very roomy. I have a Rock Shox Reverb and unfortunately I purchased the shorter one that barely allows for the correct leg extension while climbing. Reverbs only have a minimum post insertion of about 3 1/4" which just doesnt seem real safe as far as seatpost insertion. So, I would make sure to get a longer Reverb if going that route. Other than that, I dont feel that I need a XL at 6'3". I have also had a 5.5, 6.6, Socom, Uzzi VP, Tracer VP and a Carbine all in large and have never felt that I needed a XL. I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200 View Post
    Come on guys! Too much chatter and not enough pics!
    There is a picture thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnw/bear View Post
    I am 6'3" with a 34" inseam and am on a large. It does have a long top tube that makes the bike feel very roomy. I have a Rock Shox Reverb and unfortunately I purchased the shorter one that barely allows for the correct leg extension while climbing. Reverbs only have a minimum post insertion of about 3 1/4" which just doesnt seem real safe as far as seatpost insertion. So, I would make sure to get a longer Reverb if going that route.
    Thanks for the input on sizing! I currently ride an XL Sultan but the top tube length is the same as the Large T275.

    Great point on the Reverb. Do you have the 100MM or the 125mm? Also, any chance you could tell me the length from the center of the BB to the top of the saddle when fully extended? I want to make sure to get the right length Reverb. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Ish View Post
    Thanks for the input on sizing! I currently ride an XL Sultan but the top tube length is the same as the Large T275.

    Great point on the Reverb. Do you have the 100MM or the 125mm? Also, any chance you could tell me the length from the center of the BB to the top of the saddle when fully extended? I want to make sure to get the right length Reverb. Thanks!

    I have the 125mm Reverb but it has the 380mm post and I should have got the 430mm post for more insertion. I am at work now but I will measure it tonight and get back to you with that length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Ish View Post
    Thanks for the input on sizing! I currently ride an XL Sultan but the top tube length is the same as the Large T275.

    Great point on the Reverb. Do you have the 100MM or the 125mm? Also, any chance you could tell me the length from the center of the BB to the top of the saddle when fully extended? I want to make sure to get the right length Reverb. Thanks!

    Heres the measurements you wanted.
    Top of Reverb seatpost clamp(125mm drop/ 380mm length of post) to center of BB: just under 31"

    Center of BB to top of Specialized Phenom Pro seat(I would imagine this differs from seat to seat): 32"

    Definitely get the 430mm post if getting the Reverb

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    Anyone know if you can fit a water bottle on the down tube if you have a ccdba-cs? Maybe using one of those side opening cages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcjr View Post
    Anyone know if you can fit a water bottle on the down tube if you have a ccdba-cs? Maybe using one of those side opening cages?
    You'll have to find a really low-profile bottle to be able to clear the reservoir on the CCDB Air.
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    Hay Sam, i was going to call/email Andrew but I'll ask you. Have any of you guys tried the new DB shock on the T275? and how did it ride?
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Hay Sam, i was going to call/email Andrew but I'll ask you. Have any of you guys tried the new DB shock on the T275? and how did it ride?
    Cane Creek came out to do some testing with us on the DB Inline a few months ago and I was able to ride laps with it. Pretty crazy how well it rode! Tracks well, super supple small bump sensitivity and resists bottom out very well. The climb switch also works great, very similar to the CS on the DB Air. Absolutely my favorite shock at the moment.
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    Sam, have you had a chance to ride the T275 with a Monarch+ Debonair? Thinking about a switch from the ccdba-cs to the inline or Monarch+ Debonair. The inline sounds sweet because I could lose my pack and ride with a water bottle for shorter rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcjr View Post
    Sam, have you had a chance to ride the T275 with a Monarch+ Debonair? Thinking about a switch from the ccdba-cs to the inline or Monarch+ Debonair. The inline sounds sweet because I could lose my pack and ride with a water bottle for shorter rides.
    The perfect setup would be to have the DB Inline for regular riding and then have a DB Air for more aggressive riding, bike parks, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    Cane Creek came out to do some testing with us on the DB Inline a few months ago and I was able to ride laps with it. Pretty crazy how well it rode! Tracks well, super supple small bump sensitivity and resists bottom out very well. The climb switch also works great, very similar to the CS on the DB Air. Absolutely my favorite shock at the moment.
    Thanks Sam, does the DB inline have a stronger climb switch mod for climbing than the CS? Trying not to sound to much like a xc nerd but my weak knees and poor fitness hasn't left warm fuzzy feeling when I get to a long super steep climb. I may get rid of my M9 and use the T275 as my do it all dh/trail bike and get an other carbine or spider comp as my xc trail bike, or dare I say it a SC solo
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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Thanks Sam, does the DB inline have a stronger climb switch mod for climbing than the CS? Trying not to sound to much like a xc nerd but my weak knees and poor fitness hasn't left warm fuzzy feeling when I get to a long super steep climb. I may get rid of my M9 and use the T275 as my do it all dh/trail bike and get an other carbine or spider comp as my xc trail bike, or dare I say it a SC solo
    The CS on the DB Inline had a very similar feel to the one on the DB Air in my opinion. Maybe just slightly better, maybe I was just overly excited to ride it, who knows! haha

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