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    Sh...........it...........!

    Just bought one.........................

    That was such an impulse buy........
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    Nice...I just missed out on my size, much to the relief of my wallet.

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    I bought another works red SlopeStyle as well. Althought this one's a small for my fiance, though. I guess this means that she's not going to get a Tracer to replace the 5.5. Now the question is, do I build up a new bike more DH worthy, or do I swap most of the parts over from the 5.5 and make this her all-mountain/XC bike? Damn impulse buys....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillT
    Nice...I just missed out on my size, much to the relief of my wallet.
    What size do you need?

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    Medium...they still have 134 more to sell so I'm sure I'll catch it again.

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    Anyone wanna buy it????
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    normally how long do you have to respond? I could not find the deal...

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    Not long at all, they sell at a rate of 40 an hour its says ont he site, i installed their Firefox plug-in that tells me whenever they have a new deal come up, i went straight there tried to get a Works Red but they sold out while i was filling out my details so i got a Intense red instead.
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    so you now have a spare... sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NS-NV
    normally how long do you have to respond? I could not find the deal...
    The time varies on what the item is. Sometimes, they only post an item for 20 minutes. Other times it's 30 or so. But for items like this, they only have a limited number of items available so it's a first come, first serve deal, so you have to act fast. Like Orange Goblin, I acted fast without much thought (although I had been casually thinking of getting my girlfriend either a Tracer or a SlopeStyle). I got the only small works red SS they had available this time around. They'll likely be doing this again, so you have to keep watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    Anyone wanna buy it????

    What size did you get?
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    back up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B
    What size did you get?
    Large, Intense Red
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    There was a works red up just a second ago..

    But seriously whats going here? I don't think I'd be real pumped about this if I were an intense dealer.

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    just missed it again...maybe this is a sign from some higher authority...like my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William42
    But seriously whats going here? I don't think I'd be real pumped about this if I were an intense dealer.
    Agreed. I was at an Intense shop last night talking about getting my gf an SS at 10% off retail - the chainlove deal sure beats that! Just the same, any Intense dealer can sell things for less if they want to make less profit per unit.

    Nonetheless, fortunately, I'm an Intense customer and not a dealer - sure is a great time to be a customer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200
    Just the same, any Intense dealer can sell things for less if they want to make less profit per unit.
    Actually, they can't! From what I know this was one of the reasons Intense pulled dealerships from a bunch of online shops. Undercutting local dealers . And if chainlove didn't get better deals on frames than a regular LBS they must be losing money on the frames they sell.

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    would like to by one myself if I get a chance...any color in small...

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    My guess is that chainlove is getting a better deal than the other dealers because they agreed to buy out all the leftover inventory (over 130 SS frames, plus over 30 6.6's, etc) and probably have an agreement to buy large amounts of future inventory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillT
    My guess is that chainlove is getting a better deal than the other dealers because they agreed to buy out all the leftover inventory (over 130 SS frames, plus over 30 6.6's, etc) and probably have an agreement to buy large amounts of future inventory.
    Bingo! I agree with you 100%, they're not losing money and I'm sure they have approval from Intense.
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    I see a pair of short only at the link above...???

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    Bl00dy hell, re-checked the exchange rate last night, and it turns out my iMac exchange app had the rate totally wrong, so the deal wasn't as awesome as i thought, especially after import tax and postage to UK, so i cancelled my order....!!

    Seems a waste, but still felt good to ave been quick enough, ha ha!!!!
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    5.5 Fro $1493

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    Are these frames faced (preped) when delivered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen11364
    Are these frames faced (preped) when delivered?
    I just received my SlopeStyle from Chainlove, and I'd say that it's the same as any other Intense. The bottom bracket threads are cut prior to welding, and the head tube appears to be reamed and faced with very dull tools. If you're in doubt that they did the work, the frame and bottom bracket are usually still full of the aluminum shavings. Other than blowing out the aluminum shavings and cleaning them out of the BB threads, the frame is ready for assembly. (Sorry Paul.)

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    Thanks for the response. Even if they appear to be prepped do you suggest I have it done anyway? Also what should I look for to determine if it was prepped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen11364
    Thanks for the response. Even if they appear to be prepped do you suggest I have it done anyway? Also what should I look for to determine if it was prepped?

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    It's prepped.

    You'll know because you'll likely find aluminum shavings all over inside the tubes (mostly the bottom bracket from when they reamed the seat tube). Keep in mind that the seat tube and head tube are reamed after it's painted, so you'll see that these tubes are freshly cut. As mentioned, the bottom bracket is CNC'd prior to welding, so it's good to go. You may see the BB threads covered with paint, but that's ok - the threads are good despite the paint.

    Another improvement Intense has made was to the disc brake mounting tabs. On all of my previous Intense frames (another SlopeStyle, M3, and UZZI VPX) with bolt-on dropouts, I had to slightly file the holes so the bolts would go in; this frame came pre-reamed, and the bolts go right in.

    I won't be using a 12 mm axle on this bike, but the others have required a little filing to make the Hadley 12 mm axle fit properly, so keep that in mind if you go that route. They don't require nearly as much filing as my M6 dropouts did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200
    It's prepped.


    Another improvement Intense has made was to the disc brake mounting tabs. On all of my previous Intense frames (another SlopeStyle, M3, and UZZI VPX) with bolt-on dropouts, I had to slightly file the holes so the bolts would go in; this frame came pre-reamed, and the bolts go right in.

    I won't be using a 12 mm axle on this bike, but the others have required a little filing to make the Hadley 12 mm axle fit properly, so keep that in mind if you go that route. They don't require nearly as much filing as my M6 dropouts did.

    No, the frames aren't prepped. Prepped is chasing the BB threads and making sure everything fits. I find it ridiculous that I had to chase BB threads and file my dropouts on a ~$2400 frame. Oh yeah, and the rear end is 5mm too wide. For parts that are made in house, you think they'd have better QC.
    Plan on paying a shop to do you BB, just like every other Intense.

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    I also had to re-do the BB shell threads, but the headtube was perfect. I wasn't impressed with having to do the BB shell, and it needed alot doing. Paying UK prices too...

    I still love the frame though, just kills the "new frame" buzz slightly.

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    What is that bag of stuff that came attached to the frame for? It was like four silver washers and a bunch of rubber black U-shaped things? I figure the black things are four cables?
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    Here is a pic of the frame...
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    inserts for the dropouts, either for 12 or 10 mm axles
    the plastic pieces are to fix the brake hose to the frame

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    OK, Thanks. So I should pop the 10mm ones in to the dropouts when I put my wheel on?
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    6.6 on chainlove RIGHT NOW!!!!!

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    Yes, the 6.6 but not the Slope Style.

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    They are back

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    And now all gone....

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    comes and go so fast. how do u guys keep track of it?

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    What was available?
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    When I looked there were larges and smalls in works and in intense red.

    I was filling out billing info and got snaked! Oh well...total impulse buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peachy-B
    comes and go so fast. how do u guys keep track of it?
    They have a notification program you can download check the site.

    The SS frames will probably be back up later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by partswhore
    When I looked there were larges and smalls in works and in intense red.

    I was filling out billing info and got snaked! Oh well...total impulse buy.
    Something else went wrong. From what I believe, as soon as you hit "add to cart" you basically have it on hold.
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200
    Something else went wrong. From what I believe, as soon as you hit "add to cart" you basically have it on hold.
    False. The transaction has to go all the way through for you to get it.

    This is what is in stock and most of it will eventually show up on Chainlove, with various size/color runs showing up in batches:
    http://www.backcountryoutlet.com/out...ike-Frame.html

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    Don't worry too much if you missed it as they have about 120 more to sell.

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    Up again!
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    Heads up... for the next 20 minutes on chainlove.


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    Got one. Just hope they don't cancel the order cause I live in Canada.
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    They should not, I recently bought a 5.5. I paid taxes on it. The problem can be the warranty. I did not sent the warranty card yet..I'm lazyyyyyyyyy

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    I am guessing you are in Quebec (same as me). How much were the taxes and what method of shipping did you use?
    As for the warranty, I contacted Intense and their reply was that we would need to go through the shop we purchased it from and the US distributor. If we were to get lucky, Intense said that the Cdn distributor, if they felt like it, could do warranty for us.
    I am guessing that if there was anything, then we would end up having to send it back to the US.
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