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    Quote Originally Posted by rgeniec View Post
    By my conversion you are 5'8" and I am 5'10" 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.
    Pardon me, but 179cm/2.54cm/" = 70.47" = 5'-10.47"

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    Oh! nice Lefkada is a really nice place.So i guess i made the right choice.My carbine was a really confusing story as it never felt right and i dont want this to happen with the tracer.Anyway i will post some pics also when i will finish her up. Thanx a lot for your time fellas!

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    So are you going size medium this time rgeniec?

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    If I get another Tracer I will most likely go Medium with a 50mm stem

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    I'm 5'10" and ride a large. Feels fine. If your a little shorter then the medium would be just fine for you.

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    I'm 5'10 and went with med T275. I had a Nomad 3 and it felt too long, the large T275 is even longer. I'm running a 50mm stem and 750 bars. Love the bike and the fit. Wider bars would give you more space if needed.

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    Just picked up a large T275 frame with a CCDB air. Going to to be building it up over the next couple months (no rush with 100 feet of snow on the ground). Only parts so far are a SRAM Rail 50 wheelset and a Pike RCT3 Solo Air. Have a few questions:

    1) Is there a BB92 people recommend? Hate any kind of creaking on my bikes. Will be running either an X01 or XX1 crankset.
    2) Having never owned a carbon frame, should I protect any parts of the frame with wrap/tape of some kind?

    Thanks.

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    I recommend a King BB. The only wrap you need is on the chain stay (drive side).
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    I just put I9 Ultra Light 24h wheels and Ikon tires on and hit 26.3 lbs.

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    After owning a number of different Intense frames (Uzzi SLX, 5.5 EVP, and a 1st gen Tracer VPP), and then departing to something else (a Niner Jet 9 RDO, don't ask LOL!), I've decided to come back to the Intense family

    Picked me up a T275C Pro last Thursday:



    Taking her out for her break-in ride tomorrow for lunch. Super excited to be back on an Intense after being away for a few years.
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    Anyone try an angled headset on their T275c?

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    Quote Originally Posted by batts65 View Post
    Anyone try an angled headset on their T275c?
    Running -1 on mine since day 1. Loving it. I tend to ride over the front a bit more than others.

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    Great color combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squiby View Post
    Running -1 on mine since day 1. Loving it. I tend to ride over the front a bit more than others.
    Very interesting to hear this.

    What size frame are you on? How's the extra wheelbase? Also, how noticeable would you say the change in climbing is?

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    Hey guys. I've been riding Intense since the days of the M1 and the Tazer. I strayed from the family after being disappointed in my 2009 Tracer (6") VPP. I'm thinking of jumping back in and would love to ride one first. Is there anyone in the DC area who would be willing to let me join them for a ride and put a few miles on their bike? I'm 6', 150lbs so a lg or med would be ideal. Hit me up with a pm!

    I'm trying to decide between this bike, the Ibis hd3 and spec enduro 650b

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikfrut View Post
    Hey guys. I've been riding Intense since the days of the M1 and the Tazer. I strayed from the family after being disappointed in my 2009 Tracer (6") VPP. I'm thinking of jumping back in and would love to ride one first. Is there anyone in the DC area who would be willing to let me join them for a ride and put a few miles on their bike? I'm 6', 150lbs so a lg or med would be ideal. Hit me up with a pm!

    I'm trying to decide between this bike, the Ibis hd3 and spec enduro 650b
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    As i was prepared to purchase my midlife crisis T275c configured with Fox 36, Cane DBair and industry 9 wheels i noticed the new DVO model today. Can anyone tell me how the two bikes differ as far as who or what they’re meant for? Should I just stick with my configuration as a 250lbs am/cc rider from NY?

    Thanks.

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    The frame is exactly the same. The fork and shock you chose are equally adept at charging downhill sections, Enduros & lift served tracks. You will be happy in Shredtopia on either set up. Have never ridden the DVO, but the 36 is perhaps the best fork I've ever ridden.
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    Finished this build this past January. It was my first build from the ground up & I enjoyed every hour of it! I say hours due to the time spent building the wheels. I have a whole new respect for wheel builders. It has been worth it though! This thing shreds!

    I have added a KS LEV since the picture.




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    Tell me everything about that fork!

    Quote Originally Posted by mkirby258 View Post
    Finished this build this past January. It was my first build from the ground up & I enjoyed every hour of it! I say hours due to the time spent building the wheels. I have a whole new respect for wheel builders. It has been worth it though! This thing shreds!

    I have added a KS LEV since the picture.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rb View Post
    Very interesting to hear this.

    What size frame are you on? How's the extra wheelbase? Also, how noticeable would you say the change in climbing is?
    I am 5'10" on a medium. Came off a carbine and this bike is all the things that bike wasn't. Not that the carbine was bad. Extra wheel base is awesome and the bike comes alive the faster you go. Don't notice a downside with climbing. I climb better on it but that's just from riding more and having more fun which is making me fitter = better climbing

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSchwagman View Post
    Tell me everything about that fork!
    160 Mattoc Pro... and I absolutely love it!

    It all started last year when I upgraded my DH fork to a Dorado. Then I blew my Xfusion shock & decided to try out the revox for the DH rig. Nothing but good things to say about them.

    So I decided to give the Mattoc a go on the trail bike... Now I think that I am a Manitou convert. Their suspension team has really turned it around. It has great small bump sensitivity and bottomless feel. I will admit I am not the best suspension tuner, & I am just starting to venture away from their recommended settings to try playing around with things.

    There were minor growing pains with switching to Manitou though. Their knob locations & colors are all reversed from Fox & RS. The reverse arch is kinda weird as well. It made brake cable routing kinda funny, but not really I big deal.

    I have only been on the Mattoc for a couple months now, so I should be able to give a better review in the months to come. If it is anything like my other Manitou suspension then I am sure I will be happy.

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    It's amazing to me that Manitou still runs a reverse arch. I guess it's become their signature. I remember when it was first introduced back around 2000'. Great looking fork BTW it was the first thing I noticed when the photo's popped up.
    Progress: Just because we have always done it that way is no reason to keep doing it that way.

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    any reason not to run a marzocchi rear shock on the T275 carbon frame?

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    After much debate I picked one up yesterday. Coming off a SC BLTc I also considered the Nomad, Enduro, Mojo and Bronson. Press fit BB and sizing were concerns. At 5'10.5" w/32 inseam I initial felt familiar on a Large but ended up going with a Medium. First ride tomorrow. Question: Should the shop provide an air pump and grease gun?

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    Which frame size do you recommend at a height of 189cm (6"2)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southbay Bomber View Post
    After much debate I picked one up yesterday. Coming off a SC BLTc I also considered the Nomad, Enduro, Mojo and Bronson. Press fit BB and sizing were concerns. At 5'10.5" w/32 inseam I initial felt familiar on a Large but ended up going with a Medium. First ride tomorrow. Question: Should the shop provide an air pump and grease gun?
    You should own those tools. especially the shock pump.

    I would have gone with a large. I am 5'11 and ride a large with a 35mm reach stem and love it. could not imagine any smaller. I lusted after the SB6c but didn't want the press fit BB. Plus, I have done the $3500 framesets in the past with the Brooklyn racelink and just could not bring myself to spend that kind of cash of a carbon frame. I love the geo numbers of the Nomad but it is just not an attractive looking frame + the press fit BB. The raw aluminum tracer was perfect for me. I can take it apart and clean as I please and I will soon have it in the high 27# range.

    Congrats!! , enjoy your new Tracer. Post up some photos and your initial ride impressions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel View Post
    You should own those tools. especially the shock pump.

    I would have gone with a large. I am 5'11 and ride a large with a 35mm reach stem and love it. could not imagine any smaller. I lusted after the SB6c but didn't want the press fit BB. Plus, I have done the $3500 framesets in the past with the Brooklyn racelink and just could not bring myself to spend that kind of cash of a carbon frame. I love the geo numbers of the Nomad but it is just not an attractive looking frame + the press fit BB. The raw aluminum tracer was perfect for me. I can take it apart and clean as I please and I will soon have it in the high 27# range.

    Congrats!! , enjoy your new Tracer. Post up some photos and your initial ride impressions.
    First session was great. Unfamiliar trails that were very loose but it handled transitions between granite, dirt and roots well. By the time we finished our third run any concerns regarding frame sizing were gone. I can't properly articulate the experience but it met all the requirements I wanted as an upgrade from the BLTc. I bit more travel, thru axle stiffness, relaxed head angle along with 11 speeds. It carried it's speed well and had a very plush feel. I went with the recommended base tunes. Hopefully I'll get onto some Santa Cruz trails I'm familiar with this weekend to get a better impression as well as refine the tuning.
    Luckily a had new Fox shock pump and grease tube stashed away in the garage and Intense will send me the required zerk fitting adaptor for a grease gun, which I can borrow from the cousin-in-law.

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    Has anybody had to warranty their T275 yet? How was the process?

    Yesterday while on an extended climb I had a rock get kicked up, which got caught in my rear derailleur. The derailleur was destroyed & ended my ride. I was extremely pissed off at the time due to ending my ride from a stupid rock going ~2 mph. After cleaning my bike this morning I found a crack on my frame at the derailleur hanger attachment area (it seems that the frame failed instead of the hanger).

    I just submitted an email to Intense, & plan on calling them during business hours. The next stop is my local Intense dealer to have them document the damage as well. I am hoping that Intense sees this as a manufacturer defect & gets this straightened out.







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    @mkirby258 That sucks. I think all of us who own these bikes just cringed a little and said "oh crap." Stuff like this erodes confidence in the engineering, materials and layup. I suppose if we searched the forums we might find carbon failure stories in every major brand, but this certainly throws some doubt into our enthusiasm. We all hope (and expect) the customer service side will take care of you and your frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herzalot View Post
    @mkirby258 That sucks. I think all of us who own these bikes just cringed a little and said "oh crap."
    I know I did! What a total bummer.

    Mkirby258, please keep us posted on your experience with Intense's customer servive/warranty. Good luck and sorry that happened!

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    Bummer! Can't imagine something like that happening from a rock getting kicked up. Looks more like the Derailleur Hanger took full force from landing on a boulder.

    Good luck getting a warranty replacement.

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    Ouch. Hopefully they look after you.

    Twice recently in the parking lot of a local trail, I've had Intense owners come up to me and ask if I've had any trouble with my frame. Both were on Carbines, and said they'd had trouble with the linkages. One guy's had broken and been replaced twice, and the other guy's hadn't broken but was chronically coming loose.

    Before I bought mine (Tracer 275C), I searched to see whether there was an unduly high reporting of problems with the bikes - I do that with any bike I buy. I really didn't find anything to worry about, but the experiences above have now got me a bit worried.

    The bike is amazing of course - I just want it to stay that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodpuddle View Post
    Ouch. Hopefully they look after you.

    Twice recently in the parking lot of a local trail, I've had Intense owners come up to me and ask if I've had any trouble with my frame. Both were on Carbines, and said they'd had trouble with the linkages. One guy's had broken and been replaced twice, and the other guy's hadn't broken but was chronically coming loose.

    Before I bought mine (Tracer 275C), I searched to see whether there was an unduly high reporting of problems with the bikes - I do that with any bike I buy. I really didn't find anything to worry about, but the experiences above have now got me a bit worried.

    The bike is amazing of course - I just want it to stay that way!
    800+ miles on the Carbine 29 and no issues that weren't remedied by some blue loctite for the rear shock eyelet bolts and periodic checking for peace of mind. A torque wrench has also been helpful.

    Trying to figure out a solid solution or cause for my T275 rear wheel axle loosening. Anyone experience that?

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    Please reach out to Intense Customer Service Manager Chad Duffey: (951) 296-9596 x228 or Chad@Intensecycles.com; feel free to tag me as well Sam@Intensecycles.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
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    Please reach out to Intense Customer Service Manager Chad Duffey: (951) 296-9596 x228 or Chad@Intensecycles.com; feel free to tag me as well Sam@Intensecycles.com
    Thank you for the information & timely response. I have sent an email to both of you on this matter.

    Once again, thank you for your time.
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    I have ridden Intense bikes since 2003 and over the years had my share of warranty situations. Each and every time my claims were handled quickly and without a hitch. I'm sure they will handle your situation with the same awesome customer service I've experienced in the past.

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    I'm picking up a Tracer 275C frame tomorrow (stoked!), what's the internal routing like? Just holes that I have to fish the lines through, or are there internal tubes I can just run then through? Is there much noise from cables rattling around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboardorblade View Post
    I'm picking up a Tracer 275C frame tomorrow (stoked!), what's the internal routing like? Just holes that I have to fish the lines through, or are there internal tubes I can just run then through? Is there much noise from cables rattling around?

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    Congrats! The bike rides great!

    No noise from cables rattling around (at least none that I have noticed). Internal routing is continuous, so you don't have to worry about fishing for them (exception of having to fish the derailleur cable through the chainstay).

    Be careful to ensure that your cables are long enough to accommodate for shock travel. Mine were a little short in the past & resulted in some cable rub on the lower link pivots.

    Shred on

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    Awesome. Just what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for the advice as well, I'll make note of that.

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    Slowly acquiring/finalizing build plans. Sold the Inline for a Float X2 with the climb switch when it comes out, and just ordered some orange Pro 4 hubs with black Oozy Trail 295 rims, Magic Mary and Rock Razor rubber. Should be picking up some Guide Ultimate's this weekend, and then will be ordering a Hope headset, Hope BB, and probably the Fatbar Lite. Getting stoked!

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    Guys,

    Please feel free to tell me I'm crazy but I have an idea to check.

    My T275C is a Foundation build and I'm thinking of the best shock. I run the bike in 145 mm mode. Monarch Plus DebonAir seems to have too firm mid stroke. Stock X-Fusion O2 is much softer which I rather like.

    I've had a chance to fit a CCDB Air CS and, as stated on Cane Creek site, it has a clearance issue. In 160 mm mode on full compression it touches the cable guide.

    So, would it be a really, really bad idea to just carefully remove the cable guide to make the shock clear? I understand that a thought of messing with an extremely expensive carbon frame would freak most people out but this is just a cable guide I don't really need, and I'd rather have and be able to use a really nice shock.

    Any thoughts are welcome

    BTW, I don't have a warranty on the frame (second hand purchase).

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    I'm not familiar with your frame at all, but perhaps what I encountered with my Tracer VP will help. My CCDBAir would contact the top tube at full compression in long-travel mode. I bought two offset shock bushings from Proshox on Ebay and oriented them to space the shock down from the stop tube, rather than to increase/decrease the I2I as they are intended. This worked perfectly. Pictures:

    This was the contact:


    This is after the bushings:


    Never had a problem. Maybe something like this could help you?

    I would never alter a carbon frame, even for something like a cable guide.

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    What stops the offset bushings from turning and spinning?

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    They're like every other type of hardware - they're clamped/pinched into place when you tighten the shock bolts to the torque spec. Once you tighten the shock, they don't rotate, whether they are offset of regular. Here's a picture that I hope helps - that inner piece gets clamped in place just by tightening the shock. The outer rings have a soft bushing between them and the shock, so they compress in and let the frame/rocker flanges pinch the inner insert. You can just see that in the picture.


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    I know how they work. I always wondered why they don't turn.

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    Like I said, they're pinched between the flanges like all shock hardware and thus don't turn. If you hit REALLY hard on a landing, you could probably still turn them, but it would be a big hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB View Post

    This was the contact:


    This is after the bushings:


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    I'd be really concerned that the cable will eat through the shock housing with that cable touching like that. Might be something to keep a close eye on for sure.
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    That cable only touches after about 5.5" of compression of the suspension in 6" mode. Not a problem after two years of riding.



    And actually, it's really not a problem now that I went to 1x10 and it isn't there.

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