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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    You'll have to find a really low-profile bottle to be able to clear the reservoir on the CCDB Air.

    Not even a small bottle?

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    Has any one installed the volume spacer in the DB CS yet? How did it make the bike ride?


    Also what travel are you guys riding it at? I have left it in the shorter travel so far.

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    Strange question. I took my rear wheel off the other day. I didn't notice anything, but my buddy "thought" he saw a washer drop to the ground. Are there any washers on the thru axle? I wasn't aware of any when I pulled the wheel off.
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    What's everybody running for the settings on their ccdba-cs on the T275?
    For trail, just the recommended settings from the factory. For big jump trails, 1/4 turn more hsr so I don't get bucked.

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    I have been using this for the ccdb CS
    HSC 1.5 turns in
    HSR 1.5 turns in
    LSC 12 clicks in
    LSR 18 clicks in

    17-20mm of sag
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    I rode a demo T275 today and couldnt get it feeling good at all. It felt harsh no matter what i did. It had fox evolution fork and shock on it...im suspecting this is why.

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    Probably just didn't have the suspension set up correctly for your weight etc. The pike and ccdb are nice, but fox stuff isn't shitty by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getupgetdown View Post
    I rode a demo T275 today and couldnt get it feeling good at all. It felt harsh no matter what i did. It had fox evolution fork and shock on it...im suspecting this is why.
    Have the shop you demoed the bike from spend a bit more time with you setting up the suspension for your liking. These bikes tend to ride pretty plush and shouldnt be harsh, but the evolution suspension isnt necessarily the best either...
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    Many thanks on the measurements and recommendations on sizing! I ended up picking up a large and at 6'2" I am very glad I didn't go bigger (I know the XL isn't out yet). Great bike. Now I just need to get out and ride more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    Have the shop you demoed the bike from spend a bit more time with you setting up the suspension for your liking. These bikes tend to ride pretty plush and shouldnt be harsh, but the evolution suspension isnt necessarily the best either...
    We spent a bunch of time setting up the suspension, and I did tons of tweaking on the trail. Rode another one with the Rockshox stuff today and was blown away at the difference. Completely different bike with good suspension on it!!! Very impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getupgetdown View Post
    We spent a bunch of time setting up the suspension, and I did tons of tweaking on the trail. Rode another one with the Rockshox stuff today and was blown away at the difference. Completely different bike with good suspension on it!!! Very impressed.
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    Hi

    Originally posted this in the picture thread. Guess that was wrong. Trying here instead.
    Planning my next build and now I'm on the tires. Can any of you measure the clearance in the triangle, and fork if you have a Pike? The conditions around here (mid Norway) is typical high roller II exo/3c. Wondering if the new 2.4" will fit.

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    Got a frame coming in....anyone have the specs on the shock spacers?

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    Vicegrips,

    Doesn't that hsr setting of only 1.5 make your rear end bouncy? The factory recommended is 2 turns in, and I find that i'm adding a quarter turn more hsr (so 2.25 hsr) so I don't get bucked on jump trails.

    Or do you find the added lsr compensates. for reference intense base tune is:
    hsc .75
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    lsc 5
    lsr 12

    all turning left to right
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    Quote Originally Posted by c-dale99 View Post
    Got a frame coming in....anyone have the specs on the shock spacers?
    Forward: M6x21.8mm
    Rear: M6x 29.9mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by markcjr View Post
    Vicegrips,

    Doesn't that hsr setting of only 1.5 make your rear end bouncy? The factory recommended is 2 turns in, and I find that i'm adding a quarter turn more hsr (so 2.25 hsr) so I don't get bucked on jump trails.

    Or do you find the added lsr compensates. for reference intense base tune is:
    hsc 2
    hsr 2
    lsc 13
    lsr 15

    all turning left to right
    Did you make sure to set your sag before you messed around with your settings? I'll check my settings again, it was a while ago i set it up. I run a little more sag on most of my vvp bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Did you make sure to set your sag before you messed around with your settings? I'll check my settings again, it was a while ago i set it up. I run a little more sag on most of my vvp bikes.
    Yep, I set the sag first. I running probably 18-20mm

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    anyone ridden a monarch plus rc3 debonair and a ccdba-cs back to back on the T275? I've been on the ccdba-cs for about 10 rides. All i do is add a little more hsr (+.25 ) to keep it from bucking. thinking about selling the ccdba-cs and getting the debonair. any feedback from people that have ridden both?

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    Hey Sam,

    Could you please tell me the correct dimensions I'll need to order for a Large T275 for a Rockshox Monarch + RC3 Debonair? Will I need new bushings etc, and My riding weight is 200lbs/aggressive rider/jumps etc so which tune should I go for? Do they offer specific tunes for the T275 and riding style/weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcjr View Post
    Hey Sam,

    Could you please tell me the correct dimensions I'll need to order for a Large T275 for a Rockshox Monarch + RC3 Debonair? Will I need new bushings etc, and My riding weight is 200lbs/aggressive rider/jumps etc so which tune should I go for? Do they offer specific tunes for the T275 and riding style/weight?

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    Mark,

    You will need a 200x57mm shock with 6x21.4mm forward hardware and 6x29.9mm rear hardware. Tune we stock is M/M. Also, go for the standard air can-not the debonair version.
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    Sam,

    Curious, why should he do the standard and not the Debonair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbasa View Post
    Sam,

    Curious, why should he do the standard and not the Debonair?
    yeah my whole reason for doing this was to get the debonair because it seems like RockShox is killing it right now with their new product, but if not I will just keep the Cane Creek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    Mark,

    You will need a 200x57mm shock with 6x21.4mm forward hardware and 6x29.9mm rear hardware. Tune we stock is M/M. Also, go for the standard air can-not the debonair version.
    C'mon sam! I thought the debonair was supposed to be the ****. Is it no good on the T 275?

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    For anyone interested about the debonair, I just called intense customer service and they told me to get the debonair. The guy on the phone said he was getting one for his bike too. Said to go with the m/m tune. He recommended keeping the ccdba for park and downhill but said the debonair would be better suited to trail. As far as the difference between the normal rc3 and the debonair, he said the initial stroke of the debonair would be better. I asked if anyone at intense had ridden that combination and he said no, but the guys at sram had and said it worked great. I'll give it a shot and report back.

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    I'll add my 2 cents...although I'm soon to get a t275, I upgraded my monarch plus to the debonair on my CARBINE 275 and I did indeed notice a difference. The initial 1/3 of the stroke was much easier to initiate increasing small bump sensitivity. Also, because its a lot softer I could run higher pressures and keep the shock from sinking on the climbs. Definitely a plus, and it's noticeable for sure
    (anyone have a black med t275 frame they don't want??)





    For anyone interested about the debonair, I just called intense customer service and they told me to get the debonair. The guy on the phone said he was getting one for his bike too. Said to go with the m/m tune. He recommended keeping the ccdba for park and downhill but said the debonair would be better suited to trail. As far as the difference between the normal rc3 and the debonair, he said the initial stroke of the debonair would be better. I asked if anyone at intense had ridden that combination and he said no, but the guys at sram had and said it worked great. I'll give it a shot and report back.

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    Just got my Tracer T275 on Tuesday and did the build up. Went on my first ride last night and this thing rocks. Going downhill is awesome. my previous bike is an older Intense Tracer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    Forward: M6x21.8mm
    Rear: M6x 29.9mm
    Hey Sam,

    I'm a proud owner of a new Tracer T275!! I'm changing the rear shock to a RS Monarch Plus RC3 and was looking here to find out the shock eyelet hardware specs. I found the front M6x21.8mm but cannot find the M6x29.9mm rear hardware.

    All I can find close to those dimensions are: M6x28.6 and then it jumps to M6x31.75
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    Any help would be great, thanks!

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    Sam, not sure if you're still on here. Haven't got any replies in a while. Anyway, if so, would you mind telling me what settings Palmer is running on his T275 for the ccdba and the pike. Curious to try what other people are running. I know he's pretty particular on his suspension, so it'd be nice to try out what a legend is running.

    Thanks!
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    What is the actual stand over height on a large? Is it really 31.5" like the website states?

    According to Sam, it's 28.25" at it's lowest point.
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    I've been reading over this thread as I've been looking at the Tracer for my next ride, but I'm hesitant about having to swap the rear shock out for something that actually works. I don't want to spend beyond the cost of the basic bike. I've read a number of reviews and talked to the guys at my LBS and everyone has said the rear shock tunes on Intense bikes have always been a problem. Am I missing something, is this a conspiracy theory or is this a real problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phattruth View Post
    I've been reading over this thread as I've been looking at the Tracer for my next ride, but I'm hesitant about having to swap the rear shock out for something that actually works. I don't want to spend beyond the cost of the basic bike. I've read a number of reviews and talked to the guys at my LBS and everyone has said the rear shock tunes on Intense bikes have always been a problem. Am I missing something, is this a conspiracy theory or is this a real problem?
    Did they give you any specifics? Seems conspiracy theory to me. Are they an Intense dealer? If your worried, just upgrade to the DB CS. I'm sure if you call around to enough dealers you will find one willing to throw in the upgrade as part of the purchase

    The intense T275 is a great bike. Don't let this steer you wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattruth View Post
    I've been reading over this thread as I've been looking at the Tracer for my next ride, but I'm hesitant about having to swap the rear shock out for something that actually works. I don't want to spend beyond the cost of the basic bike. I've read a number of reviews and talked to the guys at my LBS and everyone has said the rear shock tunes on Intense bikes have always been a problem. Am I missing something, is this a conspiracy theory or is this a real problem?
    That's a fairly general statement by your shop. Tunes depend on riding style, personal preference and weight. What works for one may not work for another. I am not saying it's true or not, just more info would be helpful for others to opine.

    1. Is low speed rebound max/min too slow/fast on adjuster range.
    2. Is high speed rebound shim too fast / slow for a given air can pressure
    3. Too little high speed or low speed compression
    4. Too linear or too progressive in spring?

    Again I am not disagreeing with you and I am currently adding spacers to my rpctd on my spider comp to increase ramp but that is a problem I have had with the rpctd on every bike I have ridden. I also wish it had more hsc given I weigh more than the average rider and ride aggressively.

    My point is your shops comments are useless without context on what was wrong along with their weight and style. I don't think intenses general tunes are any better or worse than other manufactures. There are always compromises when designing a one size fits all shock. Order the bike with a cane creek double barrel if there is a concern (best option imho) or send the stock shock to Avy or push to correct your potential issues.

    Good luck in your decision!

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    Ive got the Pro Build on the Tracer T275 Carbon with the with the Rock Shock Monarch RT3 Med Tune that came stock with the build. Shock works great! I'm not quite sure what you and the people giving you the advice are talking about? Works well beyond my expectations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbasa View Post
    Ive got the Pro Build on the Tracer T275 Carbon with the with the Rock Shock Monarch RT3 Med Tune that came stock with the build. Shock works great! I'm not quite sure what you and the people giving you the advice are talking about? Works well beyond my expectations!
    Ditto here! I got the Expert build with the Fox 34 up front and CTD kashima out back. Great performance! It's possible the Pike/Monarch+ combo is better and I may look into that eventually. But for the trails here in NorCal, the stock Expert build is working perfectly.

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    Ditto here as well. I have the T275 with the RS Monarch and dont see any reason to change it. I agree with smithrider though. Ive had every Intense trail bike made since vpp. Tunes are always a bit of a compromise and can be dialed in by sending the shock in to Push or others. That said though, I have never felt the need to change the tunes on any of the bikes.

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    Ordered a pro build last week, but still not sure what size I wanna go for. I am 6 feet 2inches and my inseam is 3 feet. I rode the bike in size large and thought it was ok. Just wondering if the XL would be a even better choice for me
    Anyone as the same height as me have some tips?

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    Do they even make a XL? Im 6'1"+ on a good day( when I stand up strait) my large feels great with a 50mm stem and 785mm bars.
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    I asked a very similar question back in May when I ordered my large.
    New Intense T275 Carbon - Page 4- Mtbr.com

    I'm 6'2 also but have a little shorter inseam. I have been very happy with my large. At the time, I also called Intense to get their thoughts. Sounds like there are actually a few riders in their office that are our height on larges as well.

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    I'm 6'3" with a 33" inseam. I love the large. I dont think there is a XL in the T275 carbon. I did hear that the T275 Alloy will be sold in a XL though.

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    I too am 6'3" with a 33/34" inseam, 50mm stem, 420mm seatpost. Bike fit is great! "Playful"

    Sh1t,, I just realized this is a T275c thread, I ride a Carbine29.. Well that's my size and ride for anyone who cares.

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    Thanks guys! Great response for my answer.

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    I'm working out the details (money) to build up a T275c soon, however I was wondering if I may be too heavy for the leverage ratio and/or the suspension design? Assuming a pro or expert build. I'm exactly 6' and weigh roughly 215-220lbs geared up. That doesn't mean fat, rather just a bid dude whose in decent shape. Any T275 owners my size have issues pushing the limits on the suspension or PSI in their tune that hurts the bikes intended performance? Thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zootsuitbass View Post
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    dope info right there, man. thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantra27 View Post
    I'm working out the details (money) to build up a T275c soon, however I was wondering if I may be too heavy for the leverage ratio and/or the suspension design? Assuming a pro or expert build. I'm exactly 6' and weigh roughly 215-220lbs geared up. That doesn't mean fat, rather just a bid dude whose in decent shape. Any T275 owners my size have issues pushing the limits on the suspension or PSI in their tune that hurts the bikes intended performance? Thanks..
    With the high volume shock options available these days, your weight is a non-issue IMHO.

    Also, if you're really concerned, you could always run a coil & Ti spring.

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    Thinking about a 2015 Monarch Plus RC3. According to Intense website stock new frames come with HVMM tune

    Aftermarket only seems to be available in MMMM tune. Will this be any use?

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    After interbike, seems that they're all coming with the debonair

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    I spoke to intense back in june about the xl t275, I am 6ft 5, so the L was a bit to small. they said it was due out at the end of the year. I emailed again today and will let you know what they say,as soon as I hear back. If anyone else has heard if they have started making / shipping xl frames, it would be great to know.

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    Just swapped out my 2015 Nomad for a T275 and after two rides, I'm super happy. Had one of my best days of riding ever on the Nomad, but typically I didn't really enjoy the bike on my local trails in the Grand Junction/Moab area. T275, however, what a ripper! Combines the best of a Bronson and Nomad. Handles tight switchbacks great, chunky stuff is no problem, goes up very well, rips dirt jumps, and is all around a fun bike to ride. It'll def let you make the most of the trail.
    Only downside is that silly pressfit BB

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    I also picked up a T275 recently and am loving this bike! I'm not an enduro guy - more XC oriented and wanted something to complement my 29er HT for techy terrain (and replace an older Turner 5-Spot). Funny, the LBS was telling me this was way too much bike and tried to steer me to something like a SB5C or SOLO instead.

    I didn't want too much overlap with the HT and am really glad I picked up the T275C! It climbs so well - why wouldn't you want the extra travel? I've only gotten a couple of rides on it, but recently did a bigger ride - 35 miles, 5000vert. Its efficient and I didn't notice the front end wandering on steep climbs (unlike the Pivot M6). Descending, I haven't had a chance to push it yet. But on the few rock gardens I have hit, it excels at speed. The bike is stable and can clearly handle as much as I can throw at it.

    Someone (in this thread I think) was asking if this could be a do it all bike. Absolutely!
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    Re: New Intense T275 Carbon

    Just picked mine up today! Was only able to do a quick ride but so far this thing is fast! Not sold on the climbing yet compared to my 66c. But probably need to dial her in a bit more. Here's a picture need to get an official weight hoping around 26-27. These are also custom carbon wheels with I9 hubs. New Intense T275 Carbon-uploadfromtaptalk1418269298680.jpg

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    Re: New Intense T275 Carbon

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantra27 View Post
    I'm working out the details (money) to build up a T275c soon, however I was wondering if I may be too heavy for the leverage ratio and/or the suspension design? Assuming a pro or expert build. I'm exactly 6' and weigh roughly 215-220lbs geared up. That doesn't mean fat, rather just a bid dude whose in decent shape. Any T275 owners my size have issues pushing the limits on the suspension or PSI in their tune that hurts the bikes intended performance? Thanks..
    Perfect scenario for the CC upgrade.
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    Re: New Intense T275 Carbon

    Quote Originally Posted by jselwyn View Post
    Just swapped out my 2015 Nomad for a T275 and after two rides, I'm super happy. Had one of my best days of riding ever on the Nomad, but typically I didn't really enjoy the bike on my local trails in the Grand Junction/Moab area. T275, however, what a ripper! Combines the best of a Bronson and Nomad. Handles tight switchbacks great, chunky stuff is no problem, goes up very well, rips dirt jumps, and is all around a fun bike to ride. It'll def let you make the most of the trail.
    Only downside is that silly pressfit BB
    So liking it for climbing up Petekes as well as coming down Holy Cross? Good for everything on Horsethief Bench besides the initial descent from Mary's?
    Fall is here. Woo-hoo!

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    Oh yeah, a little late to this party but glad to have caught the eyes of the guys at VitalMTB

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    Great bike! I could live with this as a single bike in the quiver (but I won't).

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    Question for current owners. I have a few rides in and so far I've noticed I'm way more fatigued on climbs then my 66c. My thighs burn out very quick. Could this be due to the steeper seat angle then what I'm used too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    So liking it for climbing up Petekes as well as coming down Holy Cross? Good for everything on Horsethief Bench besides the initial descent from Mary's?
    Really been liking it on all those trails. Much better maneuverability thanks to the steeper headtube and shorter wheel base. I've done all those trails 100% clean on a couple of different bikes (including the drop-in on Horsethief) and found many areas to be more difficult on the Nomad. I haven't really pushed hard timed runs on the Intense yet, but it is much more enjoyable on the trails and takes less effort to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew8404 View Post
    Question for current owners. I have a few rides in and so far I've noticed I'm way more fatigued on climbs then my 66c. My thighs burn out very quick. Could this be due to the steeper seat angle then what I'm used too?

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    Saddle position & over all fit could be the culprit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSchwagman View Post
    Saddle position & over all fit could be the culprit.
    Thanks, I moved the saddle back as far as I could and seemed to help a little but still not anywhere near my old ride. Maybe I'm using different muscles then I was before since my legs are more over the bottom bracket?Anyways, the dh is awesome on this bike just hope I can get the leg burning sorted out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew8404 View Post
    Thanks, I moved the saddle back as far as I could and seemed to help a little but still not anywhere near my old ride. Maybe I'm using different muscles then I was before since my legs are more over the bottom bracket?Anyways, the dh is awesome on this bike just hope I can get the leg burning sorted out!
    Are you riding with the 1x11? if so try using a smaller front ring. I use a 28 tooth and it helps a lot on the climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbasa View Post
    Are you riding with the 1x11? if so try using a smaller front ring. I use a 28 tooth and it helps a lot on the climbing.
    My 66c was 1x11 with a 34 so I went with a 32 for the bigger wheel size. Both bikes weight about the same too. I'm sure it's just getting adjusted to the new bike and position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew8404 View Post
    Thanks, I moved the saddle back as far as I could and seemed to help a little but still not anywhere near my old ride. Maybe I'm using different muscles then I was before since my legs are more over the bottom bracket?Anyways, the dh is awesome on this bike just hope I can get the leg burning sorted out!
    Saddle position should be determined by the relation of your knee to the spindle of pedal. Effectively, there should be a straight line from immediately behind your knee cap down through the pedal spindle with the crank arm in the 3 o clock position. Here is an illustration.

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    anyone feel like this bike 'rides big'?
    coming off a 29er i'm looking for something that doesn't feel like you're riding way up on top of the bike.

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    imo VPPs tend to feel high in the saddle, don't have that barcalounger sink-in of the Spesh or even DWL (as on the new Ibis HD3). VPP makes it feel like a faster bike, and maybe it is, but not quite as all-around versatile.
    Quote Originally Posted by michihir0 View Post
    anyone feel like this bike 'rides big'?
    coming off a 29er i'm looking for something that doesn't feel like you're riding way up on top of the bike.
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    thanks, how's the bike on climbs?
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    We have very similar builds! How do you like the ibis wheels? I almost ordered those but got tawaian carbon with i9 hubs instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michihir0 View Post
    anyone feel like this bike 'rides big'?
    coming off a 29er i'm looking for something that doesn't feel like you're riding way up on top of the bike.
    I thought I was all GO for a Carbine 29. I have a Carbine SL currently. I've ridden the C29 a few times & even on my local trails with the Demo crew. Then @ Interbike I rode the C29 & Tracer T275c back to back. First ride was the C29, & I loved it! Even bought a set of Conti's in 29 for my future build. Then I rode the T275c. Dear Lord what a bike. I don't know how to describe it, but I felt at home on the T275. Bombing down the trail was comparatively much more playful, plus the bike just felt accurate to where I was picking spots like rocks & inside/ outside of berms & NAILING them. I traded my Conti's back for 27.5s & though I haven't pulled the trigger, I will have the T275 by spring. To directly address your question, 29ers have always felt tall to me, but the T275 really hits the sweet spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michihir0 View Post
    thanks, how's the bike on climbs?
    I think it climbs fantastic for a bike with this much travel. It could easily be your everyday bike. My other bike is a Spot 29er HT and I'm starting to wonder if I'll get many miles on it next season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew8404 View Post
    Question for current owners. I have a few rides in and so far I've noticed I'm way more fatigued on climbs then my 66c. My thighs burn out very quick. Could this be due to the steeper seat angle then what I'm used too?

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    Sounds like your seat is low. My quads tire out quick when my seat is too low. I'm guessing you measured the distance from your bb to your seat and matched it on the new bike? When the seat moves forward though, you have to move it higher. The more forward position should actually be more efficient for pedaling once your seat is back at the correct height and you get used to it. If moving it back helped, that would be because you also made the distance between your seat and pedals longer. Try making it centered again, but raising it till you're getting proper extension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jselwyn View Post
    Really been liking it on all those trails. Much better maneuverability thanks to the steeper headtube and shorter wheel base. I've done all those trails 100% clean on a couple of different bikes (including the drop-in on Horsethief) and found many areas to be more difficult on the Nomad. I haven't really pushed hard timed runs on the Intense yet, but it is much more enjoyable on the trails and takes less effort to ride.
    Thanks, I'm gonna have to try one out this spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    Sounds like your seat is low. My quads tire out quick when my seat is too low. I'm guessing you measured the distance from your bb to your seat and matched it on the new bike? When the seat moves forward though, you have to move it higher. The more forward position should actually be more efficient for pedaling once your seat is back at the correct height and you get used to it. If moving it back helped, that would be because you also made the distance between your seat and pedals longer. Try making it centered again, but raising it till you're getting proper extension.
    Awesome, thanks I will try this out this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    Sounds like your seat is low. My quads tire out quick when my seat is too low. I'm guessing you measured the distance from your bb to your seat and matched it on the new bike? When the seat moves forward though, you have to move it higher. The more forward position should actually be more efficient for pedaling once your seat is back at the correct height and you get used to it. If moving it back helped, that would be because you also made the distance between your seat and pedals longer. Try making it centered again, but raising it till you're getting proper extension.
    I think you hit the nail on the head with this. Even though my dropper was the same height as before it needed to move higher due to the steeper seat angle. I raised it about a half inch and it made a world of difference. Thank you so much! I may even go a tad higher. No more thigh soreness which is much relief!

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    DLD is right.
    I have ridden the DEBONAIR AND THE CCDB on this bike. I am only 172 lbs and I prefer the DEBONAIR. THE CCDB works better for my buddy who is 230lbs. The CCDB inline has better mid stroke support. Both are awesome but I prefer the plusher feel of the DEBONAIR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jselwyn View Post
    Really been liking it on all those trails. Much better maneuverability thanks to the steeper headtube and shorter wheel base. I've done all those trails 100% clean on a couple of different bikes (including the drop-in on Horsethief) and found many areas to be more difficult on the Nomad. I haven't really pushed hard timed runs on the Intense yet, but it is much more enjoyable on the trails and takes less effort to ride.
    Another quick question if you don't mind. What fork and wheels are you running? Also what tires do you like for around here. Maybe not the ones you use for racing enduros, but good for both the up and down at Lunch Loops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    Another quick question if you don't mind. What fork and wheels are you running? Also what tires do you like for around here. Maybe not the ones you use for racing enduros, but good for both the up and down at Lunch Loops?

    Thanks
    Using the MRP Stage currently, having ridden on the Pike since it's release. Great fork with performance better than the Pike. Plus, MRP makes the fork in town. Wheels are the Stans that came on the bike. I prefer DT240s and have had good luck with both Stans Flows or WTB i23 or 25s. No carbon, literally everyone I know with carbons has broken them more than once.

    I like a high roller II front and rear or HRII front and an Ardent rear. Specialized butchers are good, but don't hold up very well. Tend to run slightly higher pressures, too. 28-30f/32-35r

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    I have a complaint about this bike. The cable solution for the dropper post is weak. Without cutting some length of the cable, it's been hard to mange all the rub spots. I fix one and the cable jumps to another area. Pain in the ass on an otherwise well thought out bike.

    Also, where is an online source for the 3M-like helicopter tape? The stuff on Amazon has mixed reviews.

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    Turn your seat clamp around and use the quick release to guide your cable.

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    I like the wheels so far. I ordered some Minion DHF's to run on the 741's. They're a little lighter than the Schwable MM & RR combo. I also have some I9 Torch Classic hubs en route. I plan on rebuilding the 741's with the I9 hubs.

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    I find that the climbing performance is okay, but I still use my Climb Switch Lever a good bit on smoother fire road climbs to increase efficiency. Have you tried running the rear shock in the 145mm setting. I've read that you don't really need to use a climb switch in the shorter travel setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inter71 View Post
    Turn your seat clamp around and use the quick release to guide your cable.
    It's more of the area between the remote switch and first cheesy clip on the downtube. It's a stealth dropper so the cable is well hidden as it makes its way up the seat tube. I ended up finding some real 3M tape to make cable bumpers out of.

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    I've had mine for about a month. 24 and change w/o pedals and with a Stealth Reverb. Couldn't be more pleased with everything about this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ltspd1 View Post
    I've had mine for about a month. 24 and change w/o pedals and with a Stealth Reverb. Couldn't be more pleased with everything about this bike.
    Dayum! I have a pretty top shelf build with tubeless Enve's, XX1, stealth reverb, etc and it's still running 27 lb 10 oz with pedals and a bit of dirt. Nice job....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltspd1 View Post
    I've had mine for about a month. 24 and change w/o pedals and with a Stealth Reverb. Couldn't be more pleased with everything about this bike.
    Nice job!
    What did you do to get your bike so light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltspd1 View Post
    I've had mine for about a month. 24 and change w/o pedals and with a Stealth Reverb. Couldn't be more pleased with everything about this bike.
    How the heck did you get yours down to 24 pounds? I have the pro build with next cranks, renthal carbon bars, and carbon wheels, granted the wheels are 1700ish grams but mine still weights 27 without pedals. Must be running light tires! Would love to see the build

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    Medium size frame
    RS Revelation RCT3 fork
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    1 x 11 with XO shifter/derailleur, SRAM X1 cassette 10 x 42
    RF Next SL carbon cranks w 28t RF chainring
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    Loaded X-Lite bar
    Thomson X4 stem
    Fizik Aliante VS saddle
    ESI grips
    Intense QR seatpost collar
    And, as I mentioned, a Stealth Reverb post

    Hats off to Mike at Timberline Cycles here in CO Springs. He's the best I've seen at giving his customers exactly what they want.

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    24 pounds--that's impressive! My expert build is about 30lbs.

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    Mine should be 25ish lb with my new I9 wheelset and Ikon tires. I think anything under 30 lb is nice. Im still going to rock the stock Flow/Stans wheelset and Highrollers on the rough stuff though.

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    If you go to the Timberline Cycles Facebook page you'll see a small frame built up to 22.9lbs w/o pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltspd1 View Post
    If you go to the Timberline Cycles Facebook page you'll see a small frame built up to 22.9lbs w/o pedals.

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    Cant find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    Cant find it.
    Scroll down a ways; it was posted on 10 July

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbasa View Post
    Nice job!
    What did you do to get your bike so light?
    +1. Pics and build specs please?
    EDIT: N'mind, saw the follow-up posts.
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    New Intense T275 Carbon-int-1.jpgHad my T275C pro out about 6 times now. Very Impressed with the climbing ability and the speed of this thing in the forests and downhill is fantastic. BUT the major issue I'm having at the moment is clearance of the wheels. Went out last night and yes it was very muddy and sticky. This jammed up the rear with the mud collecting in front of the rear wheel and also the front wheels locked up with mud through the fork brace. Im running maxis ardent 2.25 on the rear and a high roller 2.3 on the front. This is not good because here in North Yorkshire this time of year everywhere is muddy.. I'm running bos suspension front and rear too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEDOCTOR46 View Post
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ID:	953387Had my T275C pro out about 6 times now. Very Impressed with the climbing ability and the speed of this thing in the forests and downhill is fantastic. BUT the major issue I'm having at the moment is clearance of the wheels. Went out last night and yes it was very muddy and sticky. This jammed up the rear with the mud collecting in front of the rear wheel and also the front wheels locked up with mud through the fork brace. Im running maxis ardent 2.25 on the rear and a high roller 2.3 on the front. This is not good because here in North Yorkshire this time of year everywhere is muddy.. I'm running bos suspension front and rear too...
    This wouldn't be one of Greg's (Peddlers) would it? I've taken his own T275 out a few times and noticed the clearance issues but to be honest Intense have always been like this, our mud and filth is a little bit different to the California dirt that's for sure...

    Lovely bike though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    This wouldn't be one of Greg's (Peddlers) would it? I've taken his own T275 out a few times and noticed the clearance issues but to be honest Intense have always been like this, our mud and filth is a little bit different to the California dirt that's for sure...

    Lovely bike though!

    I too took Greg's out a few times and was about to order a brand new one from him but then this came up on PB so I bought it. Having a few issues with the rear Shock but just booked it in with JTECH this morning so hopefully James can sort it out.

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    Hi guys iam writing from Greece and since the local dealer wont stock bikes to try one i need some help on sizing.I am 179cm tall and i used to ride a carbine 275 with 50mm stem and 800mm enves.On the climbing felt good but on the descends and jumps felt long to me.I couldnt even manual the bike.I ordered the medium tracer knowing that i am in the middle between large and medium.What do you guys think should i change my order or stay with the medium? By the ay i also ride a medium m9 which is perfect for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by don corleone View Post
    Hi guys iam writing from Greece and since the local dealer wont stock bikes to try one i need some help on sizing.I am 179cm tall and i used to ride a carbine 275 with 50mm stem and 800mm enves.On the climbing felt good but on the descends and jumps felt long to me.I couldnt even manual the bike.I ordered the medium tracer knowing that i am in the middle between large and medium.What do you guys think should i change my order or stay with the medium? By the ay i also ride a medium m9 which is perfect for me.
    By my conversion you are 5'8" and I am 5'10" I am riding a large with a 35mm stem and 30mm rise bars.
    After three months of struggling with sizing I am finally comfortable.
    I would definitely go medium.
    I am currently selling my large in the ads section.

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    I'm about 5'11" (almost 180cm) and I ride a large but honestly it feels just a little long even with a 50mm stem. This doesn't bother me at all though and it hasn't affected my riding any. I think you made the right choice going with a medium. By the way, my dad's family is from Lefkada.

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