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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!
    Cheers!

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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.
    Glad to hear it!
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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
    hsr 2
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
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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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