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    Spider 29comp Gallery

    Just a little Spider 29comp bike porn
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    I really like the Steelers paint scheme.

    Can you tell us how the ride differs from the Tracer29?

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    Quote Originally Posted by epic View Post

    Can you tell us how the ride differs from the Tracer29?
    X-2,, I really was hoping for the T29 carbon, but I see you've given the spider29 some more beef, ISCG tabs and 68deg. HA.

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    The naked black with Kashima coat components is beyond sick! It's almost like you tried to match it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epic View Post
    I really like the Steelers paint scheme.

    Can you tell us how the ride differs from the Tracer29?
    I rode a Tracer 29 and a Spider 29 at Outerbike last year. The Tracer was much more slacked out, cushy, all mountain bike. The Spider was more of a tighter, cushy, trail bike. If I rode a lot of wide open, mountainous trails, I'd go with the Tracer. Instead, ride a lot of rough, rocky, tight singletrack. I preferred the Spider. It was one of my two favorite bikes at Outerbike.

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    What an awesome looking bike! This would be my Intense of choice at the moment I think

    Mr Intense, do you have any plans on making an alloy version?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    What an awesome looking bike! This would be my Intense of choice at the moment I think

    Mr Intense, do you have any plans on making an alloy version?...
    We currently have the Spider 29 and the Tracer 29 in alloy made in house and the Spider 29comp (composite) is really in between the two alloy models.

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    Aah I see, I wasn't sure if this would replace the current Spider 29 but thanks for answering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense View Post
    We currently have the Spider 29 and the Tracer 29 in alloy made in house and the Spider 29comp (composite) is really in between the two alloy models.
    The comp is "in between"? What do you mean? I assumed the comp was just a composite version of the alloy Spider 29.

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    geometry and travel wise I'm assuming.

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    Yes not really a "Carbon Copy" of the Spider 29 alloy.

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    I'm about to pre order the frame but don't know what size to get. I'm exactly 6 ft tall and It seems I'm in the middle of a medium and large size. I'am currently on a large Tallboy LTc with a 50mm stem.

    Mr. Intense does the complete bike comes with a black fox 32 float fork? Can you get the a frame only with a black float 32 120mm fork?

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    I think the build kit comes with a fox 34 fork set at 130mm travel per a Jeff response to my question in another post. Sounds perfect to me.

    My question would be the same, can I get the frame and fork from Intense and not the whole build kit together as I do not want to mess with inserting spacers to reduce travel in a stock fork. I "presume" I don't want the stock build kit as I am hooked on carbon wheels after getting Reynolds on my Yeti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giddyup View Post
    I'm about to pre order the frame but don't know what size to get. I'm exactly 6 ft tall and It seems I'm in the middle of a medium and large size. I'am currently on a large Tallboy LTc with a 50mm stem.

    Mr. Intense does the complete bike comes with a black fox 32 float fork? Can you get the a frame only with a black float 32 120mm fork?
    I'm 5'11 and just ordered a medium. I also am currently on a LTc size large if that makes you feel any better I know from past experience that I would not want a 24.5 ETT on this type of bike.

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    The bike looks great. Had a spider 2 when it first came out and then a Tallboy. Currently on a highball and am looking for a FS. Curious about folks on TB LTc looking at this bike. Are you selling your LTc? Asking as these are the 2 bikes I'm looking at. Loved my spider 2 but drank the coolaid. a 29er version of that bike would be sweet!

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    I'm always looking...I'm a bike whore seriously though, if I knew of this bike 3 months ago I would have kept riding my Banshee Proto until it was available instead of getting the LTc. I do really enjoy the LTc though I feel that the geo of the Spider is very similar to bikes I have really enjoyed in the past and the top tube length is spot on for me. I will be selling my LTc frame once the Spider comes in later this year.

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    I hear ya. Really liking the #'s and the fact that you can put a bottle in the triangle. Looks like a fun bike. Fortunately my shop carries both brands so I'll hope to demo.

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    Just because I'm lazy, is the Spider model a trail based model or AM?

    BTW, looks fantastic!!

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    At the risk of falling into marketing taglines, edgonz, I'd say it's more of a "trail" setup with a 120mm in the front and 4.5 in the rear. More AM with 140 in the front and 5" in the rear. I guess that depends on your trails and mountains, though
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    I have a TBLTc on order but...where can I place an order? ...won't mind waiting a "little" more...

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    The guy who posted right above you (ignazjr) is a dealer and stand-up guy. Wrench Science and Bike Bling are two online retailers you can check out as well.

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    Spider Comp Gallery

    Seriously... No XL. Really? I mean c'mon, really?

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    Very sexy. But as Jared says, no XL . . . Not so cool. A 29er not in XL is like . . . Ok, it just sucks.

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    Demo schedule? I need a new full suspension bike.
    It would be especially convenient if you guys visited that stand-up guy at Redstone Cyclery again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    The guy who posted right above you (ignazjr) is a dealer and stand-up guy. Wrench Science and Bike Bling are two online retailers you can check out as well.
    We have them available for pre-order on our site, along with a sweet added bonus! Who doesn't like free stuff?? Spider Comp frame pre-orders get a free Cane Creek 110 headset, and Spider Comp complete bike pre-orders get a free POC Trabec Race MIPS helmet. More details here for those who are curious: Intense Cycles Spider 29 Comp Frame - Fanatik Bike Co. - Bellingham Wa

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    Or order/preorder from a local dealer. A local Intense dealer will probably make as good or better of a deal and you'll win on service and shop help in the long run.

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    I wonder if you get the frame and black fox fork in 130 mm only from Intense.

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    I was told they are only spec'ing the 130 black float with complete bikes, not available with frame only purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    I was told they are only spec'ing the 130 black float with complete bikes, not available with frame only purchases.
    I hope my lbs can get a black 140 mm talas and change the internals into a regular float then lower the weight to 130mm. I think it has and can be done depending on your Lbs.

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    spider/tracer surprized me.

    sweet bike! nice work.

    I wanted to add, Intense wasn't really on my radar,
    but at outerbike last week, I rode 10 plus bikes and

    1. spider comp
    2 Yeti sb 95
    3. tracer 29er
    4 tracer 275
    5 tallboy ltc

    nice work Intense!

    for info, Mr. Intense, did spiders have 130mm fork on them at outerbike? i thought they were 140's in the fox 34.

    thx!
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    My M Frame

    Hi there

    I am so thrilled - just got my M frame in. Still lack some parts as the Stealth and the BB PF92 - yet will start to build today...
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    Nice looking frame...looking forward to build and ride impressions.

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    Is that a Niner Jet9 RDO in the background that you're switching from?

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    Yes its a jet 9 rdo medium size frame. Looking for a more versatile geo and more travel in the spider comp.

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    how tall are you?
    still working to determine sizing for me.
    thx,
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    Nice! What fork are you going with?

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    I am 180cm and was running an M on a Sultan and Jet 9 and L on the Tallboy. The Tallboy felt great but was too long for tricky sections. The TT of the Intense is in between the Sultan which felt short and the Tallboy. So I assume the M is the right choice for me.

    I gonna run a Talas 34 on this bike for the moment however I might wanna shave off some weight and switch to the Revelation 140 instead.

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    Let us know what the headangle is with the 34. I am betting it will be around 67 with the extra 12 mm of crown height over the 32 series forks. Gonna be a nice ride!

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    Interesting, I"m 5'11", so I'm within a few millimeters of you, and that is a vote toward the M.

    re: fork, I think the 140 34mm fox is what they base the 67.5 degree head angle on. that was the fork they were running on many of the demos I saw at outerbike. I also was told the fox 34 140 could be made a 130 if the front end ends up slacker then you like.

    I don't know much about the revelation. is is 34mm stantion. i've become convinced that's the one, after spending the last couple mo. riding my brothers sb 95 w/ the 34 and my friends stumpjumper fsr29 w/ a 32 fox 130. descending, the 32 gets a lot of linear flex and is annoying in braking bumps, while hte 34 is just plain solid

    thx for the background. i'm making all these decisions now as well.
    size, fork and wheels being key. I'm doing xx1, probably specialized roval carbon (the new ones w/o hte bead hook), leaning toward a M w/ the fox 34 140, w/ a 70mm stem instead of the 50mm that was set up on all hte demos.

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    34 has more offset than the revelation which will quicken the stearing with the slacker angles. I think it is the easy choice over the revelation at 140 due to the offset alone. I think the 34 has around 52 with the revelation around 46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holiday View Post
    re: fork, I think the 140 34mm fox is what they base the 67.5 degree head angle on.
    I still think the headangle would be closer to 67 with the 34 at 140; I could be wrong. The bike is 68.5 with a Fox 32 at 120mm. Rule of thumb is 20mm increase in height equals approximately 1 degree change in headangle (may variables here like wheelbase etc). Adding 20mm to the fox 32's 120mm to 140mm of travel would give you the quoted 67.5. On top of this added travel, the 34 has a taller crown of approximately 12mm which should slacken it out just over a half degree more to around 67. I will be interested to see where the headangle comes out.

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    almost finito

    here is my build

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    mixed info...

    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    I still think the headangle would be closer to 67 with the 34 at 140; I could be wrong. The bike is 68.5 with a Fox 32 at 120mm. Rule of thumb is 20mm increase in height equals approximately 1 degree change in headangle (may variables here like wheelbase etc). Adding 20mm to the fox 32's 120mm to 140mm of travel would give you the quoted 67.5. On top of this added travel, the 34 has a taller crown of approximately 12mm which should slacken it out just over a half degree more to around 67. I will be interested to see where the headangle comes out.
    I just spoke w/ Sam at Intense.

    he said the online numbers may not be right.

    hte 68.5 he said is with the 130 they are specing it with, and hte 67.5 is with the fox 34 140.

    mixed messages.

    love to have something solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holiday View Post
    I just spoke w/ Sam at Intense.

    he said the online numbers may not be right.

    hte 68.5 he said is with the 130 they are specing it with, and hte 67.5 is with the fox 34 140.

    mixed messages.

    love to have something solid.

    thx,
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    The spread in those numbers sounds about right to me. The question then is the 68.5 really at 120mm or is it at 130mm as stated over the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muggel View Post
    I am so thrilled - just got my M frame in.
    How did you get your hands on a Spider 29 Comp so early? I thought that they weren't due to ship until the end of November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savechief View Post
    How did you get your hands on a Spider 29 Comp so early? I thought that they weren't due to ship until the end of November.
    He's in Switzerland if that matters.

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    Wow, looks like one sweet bike. Weight/Geo is exactly what I'm looking for. Hopefully we'll see some demos out here in CO next spring.

    The recent DirtRag review listed the Spider 29 Comp XT Complete at $5,300 MSRP. Can anyone confirm that price?

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    First impressions

    I wanna share some impressions of my first two rides:

    To get there: Road was pretty good in the climb mode. Positioned centered and pretty fast feeling to0

    Climbing on loose ground: Having Talased the fork and put the shock into climb position climbin was effective - the traction however was average.

    On the trail first i was running too much pressure so I lowered that and VPP was functioning perfectly. It was like a race bike with a lot more travel on big bumps. It was however not as plush as the LTC which I ran for a month on the same loop. Maybe it was the set up of the extra 1/2" of travel i dunno.

    The piece de resistance was a technical downhill with tight switchbacks rocks roots in vertical lines. The bike felt super stiff extremely versatile and agile in the switchbacks. It also felt plusher than on the trails and eventhough it was rough - travel was always enough.

    For me its a perfect all-round bike that can be used for long distance races, allmountain purpose and trailriding.

    I am happy with it...
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    You are a lucky guy to get one of the first ! Ride it like you stole it and it will never let you down. It looks like you are running in the 4.5" travel try the 5" it is a whole different animal.
    Nice build , congrats !

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    Quote Originally Posted by muggel View Post
    I wanna share some impressions of my first two rides:

    To get there: Road was pretty good in the climb mode. Positioned centered and pretty fast feeling to0

    Climbing on loose ground: Having Talased the fork and put the shock into climb position climbin was effective - the traction however was average.

    On the trail first i was running too much pressure so I lowered that and VPP was functioning perfectly. It was like a race bike with a lot more travel on big bumps. It was however not as plush as the LTC which I ran for a month on the same loop. Maybe it was the set up of the extra 1/2" of travel i dunno.

    The piece de resistance was a technical downhill with tight switchbacks rocks roots in vertical lines. The bike felt super stiff extremely versatile and agile in the switchbacks. It also felt plusher than on the trails and eventhough it was rough - travel was always enough.

    For me its a perfect all-round bike that can be used for long distance races, allmountain purpose and trailriding.

    I am happy with it...
    Love to hear the honest asessment on which bike you like better after spending some time with the Spider in its longer travel mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    Love to hear the honest asessment on which bike you like better after spending some time with the Spider in its longer travel mode.
    Indeed - it might be a small but great detail to laser etch the travel on the 2 options - so one doesn't appear so nerdish..

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    Indeed, travel markings would be nice. Took me a min to figure it out on may tracer vp. Not. Being an engineer, I had to think through which hole made a larger stroke on the shock for a given swingarm movement. Look forward to your thoughts.

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    How does it compare to the LTc? Demo'd one today and was a bit underwhelmed compared to my Spesh Camber.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    Love to hear the honest asessment on which bike you like better after spending some time with the Spider in its longer travel mode.
    After a snowstorm that has passed temperatures haven risen again. Today i took the opportunity to testride my bike in the 5" mode. Also i invested some time to set up the shock. It is just a great ride. I climbed on wet soil in the trail mode and traction was ok. Descending was a whole different story. It is super agile cornering is great and switchbacks easy. I sit in the bike so its easy to keep a good balance. Position is centered and handling is just phenomenal. It was a slippery ride but i really was stoked after the descent.
    So mix of the bike has just become better.

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    I had been tossing back and forth between the Yeti SB95 and the new Niner RIP 9 RDO coming this spring.. Now, I'm having a hard time even looking back now that I stumbled across this bike. Not so much a fan of the red but the black/gold is spot on.

    I ride various terrain and was looking to see if I could get away with the Fox 34 Talas 160 (reduced to 150). Then I'd have 120 climb and 150 descent. Or would running at 160 just complete trash the composition of the bike when going downhill? I've been reading so much but I remember seeing a post where Mr. Intense state you could slap a 150 on this bike. Climbing is important as well as the downhill so both need to be taken into consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonium View Post
    I had been tossing back and forth between the Yeti SB95 and the new Niner RIP 9 RDO coming this spring.. Now, I'm having a hard time even looking back now that I stumbled across this bike. Not so much a fan of the red but the black/gold is spot on.

    I ride various terrain and was looking to see if I could get away with the Fox 34 Talas 160 (reduced to 150). Then I'd have 120 climb and 150 descent. Or would running at 160 just complete trash the composition of the bike when going downhill? I've been reading so much but I remember seeing a post where Mr. Intense state you could slap a 150 on this bike. Climbing is important as well as the downhill so both need to be taken into consideration.
    Fox does not make a 34 talas 29er in 160mm travel. It is only offered in 140. 160 on this bike or any you have mentioned would chopper them out too much. I asked mr intense his opinion on fork travel for this bike, and his recommendation was the 34 float at 130mm for all around riding. You cannot reduce max travel on a 140 talas.

    Good luck in your search!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    Fox does not make a 34 talas 29er in 160mm travel. It is only offered in 140. 160 on this bike or any you have mentioned would chopper them out too much. I asked mr intense his opinion on fork travel for this bike, and his recommendation was the 34 float at 130mm for all around riding. You cannot reduce max travel on a 140 talas.

    Good luck in your search!
    My bad.. It was too early to post. I think what I meant to say was a Fox 36 Talas 160 RC2. That post was definitely pre-coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonium View Post
    My bad.. It was too early to post. I think what I meant to say was a Fox 36 Talas 160 RC2. That post was definitely pre-coffee.
    Don't think a 36 talas will work with a 29 inch wheel with any reasonably sized tire on it. The 36 is for a 26 inch wheel (may have 650b too?) but not a29er. And if it did, mud clearance would be nil. If you want that much travel, people have had success modifying durados.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    Don't think a 36 talas will work with a 29 inch wheel with any reasonably sized tire on it. The 36 is for a 26 inch wheel (may have 650b too?) but not a29er. And if it did, mud clearance would be nil. If you want that much travel, people have had success modifying durados.
    You're right. I'm over thinking it. For some reason I forget that 26" setups exist. Started with 29 so it never crosses my mind. The 36's are for 26 only. 650B caps out at the 34 as do us 29'ers.

    I looked at the Marzocchi which does 140mm for 29 but it only comes in white. Not a fan of white forks, especially on the black/gold spider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    Fox does not make a 34 talas 29er in 160mm travel. It is only offered in 140. 160 on this bike or any you have mentioned would chopper them out too much. I asked mr intense his opinion on fork travel for this bike, and his recommendation was the 34 float at 130mm for all around riding. You cannot reduce max travel on a 140 talas.

    Good luck in your search!
    Hi Smithrider

    Indeed the 34 is with 140mm travel on 29" bikes - however there are two versions the Float which has a fixed 140mm travel and the Talas 34 which has 140mm at full travel and 110mm if you reduce the travel for climbing. so you will get the best out of two world. Climbing with minimum travel and descending with maximum travel.

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    Does anyone know how narrow of a Q-factor we can run on these frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muggel View Post
    Hi Smithrider

    Indeed the 34 is with 140mm travel on 29" bikes - however there are two versions the Float which has a fixed 140mm travel and the Talas 34 which has 140mm at full travel and 110mm if you reduce the travel for climbing. so you will get the best out of two world. Climbing with minimum travel and descending with maximum travel.
    There is a Float 34 and Talas 34, the latter having the travel adjust. I am going with a 34 Float lowered to 130mm after much deliberation and opinion from Jeff Steber. Here is my thought on this. First, I have owned several Talas forks and their stiction is noticable with the additional seals that are necessary in the mechanism. You really have to stay on top of air spring maintenance to keep them feeling good. Second, I would like to keep the bar height and head angle a bit in check. I know 10mm isn't much but it is definitely better than nothing. I like to weight the front ends when ripping corners. Third, if I don't like the float, I can order the Talas cartridge for a minimal fee and swap it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    There is a Float 34 and Talas 34, the latter having the travel adjust. I am going with a 34 Float lowered to 130mm after much deliberation and opinion from Jeff Steber. Here is my thought on this. First, I have owned several Talas forks and their stiction is noticable with the additional seals that are necessary in the mechanism. You really have to stay on top of air spring maintenance to keep them feeling good. Second, I would like to keep the bar height and head angle a bit in check. I know 10mm isn't much but it is definitely better than nothing. I like to weight the front ends when ripping corners. Third, if I don't like the float, I can order the Talas cartridge for a minimal fee and swap it out.
    I like what you saying! You are right - it's two different world the Talas and the Float. The Float is so much plusher. Where can I get a 130mm Fox from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muggel View Post
    I like what you saying! You are right - it's two different world the Talas and the Float. The Float is so much plusher. Where can I get a 130mm Fox from?
    Any place that sells the 140mm 34 float can reduce the travel to 130mm by adding a spacer to float air cartridge. You can do it yourself as well. Just call up Fox and order the parts (really cheap). You can only reduce the '13 forks to 130mm as they expanded the air chamber to make the fork more linear. The '12's you can lower to 120mm like on the SB-95 factory bikes.

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    I read in these forums that some are modding a Fox 36 160 Talas/float to fit 29'er wheels. I believe it was in the 29'er components section. I believe they were able to achieve 120/150 with the Talas.. Not a bad looking mod. Looks like they have been doing it for years without any ill effects or breakage.

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    Alright, I will bite. Which hole gives you 5"? The top or bottom? My bike is coming in a couple of weeks and I would like to make the maiden voyage with full travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gritnteeth View Post
    Alright, I will bite. Which hole gives you 5"? The top or bottom? My bike is coming in a couple of weeks and I would like to make the maiden voyage with full travel.
    Hi there. It's the upper hole that will release the biest . Its whole different story from the two settings. Just had some sunny trails at the Ligurian coast. It was rollercoaster fun.

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    Muggel has it right. Top hole for longer travel. Just got done riding horsetheif on my Uzzi with my wife on her Yeti. Talk about something to be thankful for! Happy thanksgiving everyone!!!

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