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    I am 5'8" and have a med. I love it. It feels tall when you first get on but then it just feels right. I have a 28" insm and 120 fork and it is great.

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    I am 6'1'' and have a large with a 90mm stem and 700mm bars. I have a straight seatpost right now, but will try a 15mm setback to get a slightly longer reach.
    Size is really good for me, this finetuning is just a matter of preferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan J View Post
    How is this bike performing with 140mm forks?
    I have been running a 140 talas for a while now. The bike handles tight turns great with the fork. It does wander a little on slow steep climbs. Dropping to 120 seems to help.
    What Issues were you thinking of with the 140?

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    29eronline has posted a review on their site:
    Intense Cycles Spider 29 Final Review | 29er Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by 426h View Post
    29eronline has posted a review on their site:
    Intense Cycles Spider 29 Final Review | 29er Online
    Based on my wife's progression since she's got hers I totally agree with their assessment of this bike; it seems really good at everything without necessarily being great at anything.
    Calvin

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    I've got barely used medium Spider 29 frame available in the classifieds if anyone is interested. See the ad here: 2011 Intense Spider 29 Medium - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories

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    Mine:

    Frame: 2012 Intense Spider 29er works raw, size Large. Shock: 2012 Fox RP23 Kashima Coat (upgrade).
    142x12 dropouts
    Fork: 2012 32 Talas RLC 120-90 15mm QR Kashima Coat
    Headset: Chris King Inset 3 gold
    Stem: Thomson X4 100mm
    Handlebar: ENVE AM 700mm
    Group: 2012 Shimano XT and XTR shifters.
    Hubs: Chris King ISO, front 20mm converted to 15mm, rear 142x12mm.
    Rims: Stan´s Crest 29er
    Spokes and nipples (gold): Sapim
    Tires: Front and rear Maxxis Crosmark 2.1
    Grips: Odi Lock-On Intense
    Seatpost: Easton EC90
    Saddle: Velo Intense
    Rear QR: DT 143X12
    Pedals: Speedplay frog stainless
    Weight complete bike: 12,6 Kg, 27,75 lbs







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    Thanks Jadyn of Fanatikbike.com

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    ^ Beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ Beauty!
    Thanks,
    Ours bikes are more similar (and beauties), Works large, CK hubs and headset, enve handlebar, Stan´s, Thomson, XT group, and shop!!!

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    @ Andrew White.

    May I ask how tall you are? I have a large in Works Red that I haven't built yet. I'm trying to decide between that and an Ellsworth Evolve. How do you find the fit? Is the top tube long enough for you? The bike looks nice and the setup looks like I'm envisioning it would when set up for myself. I'm 6'1".

    Thanks! b

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbsride365 View Post
    @ Andrew White.

    May I ask how tall you are? I have a large in Works Red that I haven't built yet. I'm trying to decide between that and an Ellsworth Evolve. How do you find the fit? Is the top tube long enough for you? The bike looks nice and the setup looks like I'm envisioning it would when set up for myself. I'm 6'1".

    Thanks! b
    I´m 6´2" and the top tube lenght (24,5") is perfect for me (Evolve has 25" in large size). I use 100mm Thomson stem and I would like to change for another little less longer, like 90mm. The bike rides awesome and with good choice of wheelset you can get a light weight trailbike 29er, and handmade in USA

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    @ Andrew White.

    Thanks so much for the reply. One more question. Do you find the Talas was a good way to go? I was thinking about it but wondering if I would really use the shorter setting at all. Are you glad you spent the extra money on it? I normally ride a narrower bar than you have set because the trees are tight around here, but otherwise our setups will be very similar. I have a mix of XO, X9 and XT planned. Have you had any trouble with the triple dropping the chain? In a review on 29eronline.com the say something about dropping the chain and jamming it between the rings and the linkage but feeling that it may be rectified with a 2x setup. I'm planning on running the same crank set as you are with shimano chain and cassette, x9 RD and XO shifters. Thanks so much for the input.
    Last edited by rbsride365; 03-14-2012 at 06:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbsride365 View Post
    @ Andrew White.

    Thanks so much for the reply. One more question. Do you find the Talas was a good way to go? I was thinking about it but wondering if I would really use the shorter setting at all. Are you glad you spent the extra money on it? I normally ride a narrower bar than you have set because the trees are tight around here, but otherwise our setups will be very similar. I have a mix of XO, X9 and XT planned. Have you had any trouble with the triple dropping the chain? In a review on 29eronline.com the say something about dropping the chain and jamming it between the rings and the linkage but feeling that it may be rectified with a 2x setup. I'm planning on running the same crank set as you are with shimano chain and cassette, x9 RD and XO shifters. Thanks so much for the input.
    You welcomed!
    Really I think that the best fox fork for the Spider 29er is a 32 Float 29 120mm Fit. I don´t use the shorter travel on the talas, because it closes too much the head angle, even on hards uphills I rode with 120mm (long travel), but it´s my rode style!
    About the chainring, I think that the best options is double chainring, but I chose triple because Shimano shorter double chainring for 2012 has 26 tooth, (26x38) and the next season will be more shorter thinking about the 29ers; but Sram has two shorther options 36-22 and 38-24, most suitable for 29ers.

    SRAM 22/36 Double Conversion Kit: On Test

    At the last, I think that this 29er needs a minimun 68 centimeters of wide handlebar. Enve AM has 71 and you can cute it!, and I think that´s best choice for the AM and TrailBikes.

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    I have tha TALAS and like for really step climes. That is the only time I use but I am glad I have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDREW WHITE View Post
    You welcomed!
    Really I think that the best fox fork for the Spider 29er is a 32 Float 29 120mm Fit. I don´t use the shorter travel on the talas, because it closes too much the head angle, even on hards uphills I rode with 120mm (long travel), but it´s my rode style!
    About the chainring, I think that the best options is double chainring, but I chose triple because Shimano shorter double chainring for 2012 has 26 tooth, (26x38) and the next season will be more shorter thinking about the 29ers; but Sram has two shorther options 36-22 and 38-24, most suitable for 29ers.

    SRAM 22/36 Double Conversion Kit: On Test

    At the last, I think that this 29er needs a minimun 68 centimeters of wide handlebar. Enve AM has 71 and you can cute it!, and I think that´s best choice for the AM and TrailBikes.
    Thanks for the reply (both of you). I'm not sure I'd ever use it. I've had one before on a 26" bike and never used it because I always thought it felt weird when I was climbing in the lowered setting. I had is mostly so that I could switch it onto a SS frame I was using in the winter which was lower travel. I'll probably just get the non-Talas RLC version. If I was short enough that my bars were inevitably higher than my seat then maybe, but I'm tall enough that my bars will be even or lower than my seat like yours are. That's how I prefer it. I'll take into consideration your thought on the wider bars. I just added 1.5 inches to my bar width this past year as it is now to get them to 63.5cm or so. I'm sure it will feel different on the 29er. Thanks again. I'll post a pic when it's all said and done.

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    Hi!
    I´ve got another Spider29 here in Spain...but i´m not so proud of it.I´m having a lot of problems with the frame and the Spanish distributor told me tha t Intense doesn´t answer their emails.
    The frame has 2 problems:
    *the lower link hits the frame when i ride....(i´ve try 4 different shocks, many sags, etc...)
    *i must OPEN more than one centimiter the rear triangle to put the rear wheel on...

    I don´t know what to do....CAN ANYONE OF INTENSE STAFF HELP ME??

    MrIntense!I need your help!!!

    Bye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YodaMae View Post
    Hi!
    I´ve got another Spider29 here in Spain...but i´m not so proud of it.I´m having a lot of problems with the frame and the Spanish distributor told me tha t Intense doesn´t answer their emails.
    The frame has 2 problems:
    *the lower link hits the frame when i ride....(i´ve try 4 different shocks, many sags, etc...)
    *i must OPEN more than one centimiter the rear triangle to put the rear wheel on...

    I don´t know what to do....CAN ANYONE OF INTENSE STAFF HELP ME??

    MrIntense!I need your help!!!

    Bye!
    My bike shop said Intense told them that their email system is down; have your dealer make a phone call.
    Calvin

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    Very nice all

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    In Can Am Yellow

    Just wanted to share some bikeporn...
    Build:
    Tower pro 120 fork
    King Headset
    Sun Ringlè Black Flag Pro wheels
    Geax Aka and Gato tires
    Thomson Masterpiece Seatpost with Hope clamp
    FSA OS99 80mm Stem
    Ragley saddle and wiser carbon handlebar (5mm rise 720mm width)
    ESI Chunky grips
    Hayes Stroker trail brakes with magura storm SL rotors
    XTR shifters, rear derailleur (trail) and chain
    XT front derailleur and cassete (11-36)
    Race Face Turbine 26-38 180mm Crankset
    Point1Racing Podium Pedals
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    Loving the frame color, with the white fork and carbon bars. Looks like a great build.

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