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    One more Intense question please...Alloy Intense spider 29 VPP?

    Intense Spider 29, has this bike ever been build with the old VPP1 suspension linkage? I am using terminology from Santa Cruz where there is a significant difference in maintenance ease between the VPP1 and VPP2 with the grease port.

    I am trying to pick up an older model (year not specified) Alloy Spider 29 frame online with "next generation" vpp. But not sure if the spider 29 has been introduced with the older VPP design or not.

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    Pretty sure it has. One place you'd be able to see the difference is in the headtube. If it has a regular 1 1/8" HS it's the older one.

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    Did the spider 29 came with VPP1 ever?

    The website said this frame runs 1 1/8 to 1.5 Tapered.

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    You can't take what Santa Cruz is doing with their bikes and transfer it to all other VPP bikes.

    VPP1 is SC first generation VPP and VPP2 is their 2nd. Intense could be on their first or their 5th.
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    Re: One more Intense question please...Alloy Intense spider 29 VPP?

    I have that second gen spider 29. It has the newest VPP, a zs44/ec49 headtube, direct mount FD and english 73mm BB. Its a 2012 model. I think Intense only made the 2nd gen spider 29 from mid 2011 to mid 2012.

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    I also have the 2012 Spider 29, has the latest VPP and tapered headtube. From what I read it comes with the same improvements as the Tracer 2.

    I just finished building it up and it rides real nice.

    Jim

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    Intense did the original Spider 29 in the mid 2000's that used VPP. However the newer model with VPP2 came out in 2011 (I think). This one has the tapered headtube and VPP2 (with grease ports), G1 dropouts etc. It sounds like the one you are looking at is the new version. The chances of finding the old one is extremely slim anyway.

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