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    Tazer-VP build

    Finally got around to snapping some pics of my Tazer-VP. This is the latest generation in size medium. I've had 4 other Intense bikes and this is probably my favorite so far. It just rips the jump lines and seeing as how I'm but 5'8" tall, it does a great job on our local trails. Build weight is a hair under 29 lbs IIRC, feels like a feather in the air but has that full squish forgiveness when you overshoot or come up short.

    The build -
    Frame: Tazer-VP - Med, RP23
    Fork: Fox 831
    Headset: Cane Creek angleset, @ 66.5* HTA
    Stem: Twenty6, 50 mm
    Bars: Chromag Fubars OS-X @ 30"
    Grips: ESI Chunky
    Saddle: Chromag Lynx (SLR for trail rides)
    Post: Thomson Elite (Reverb for trail rides)
    Clamp: Chromag QR
    Brakes: Saint, 180 Fr/Rr (complete overkill but had on hand)
    Shifter: X0 10spd
    Rear Der: X0 10spd short cage
    Cranks: Saint
    Pedals: Point 1 Podium
    Chainring: Chromag, 32t
    Guide: Lg1+
    Chain: KMC X10-SL
    Cassette: XX Dome cassette 11-34t
    Wheels: DT 1750
    Tires: Schwalbe Fat Albert, 2.4 TN, tubeless









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    Another fine build Tony. A burly build for sure, but that's not a bad thing IMO.

    Couple questions. Fork at 100 or 120? How's pedal clearance with the 180's? How's the frame stiffness?
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    Fork @ 120, geo seems good for all around use this way.
    Cranks are actually 175's, no issues w/strikes
    Stiffness is great for a 7lb frame, running a 12mm rear axle to help a bit

    Can't wait to hit Dirt Merchant on this rig!

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err
    Fork @ 120, geo seems good for all around use this way.
    Cranks are actually 175's, no issues w/strikes
    Stiffness is great for a 7lb frame, running a 12mm rear axle to help a bit

    Can't wait to hit Dirt Merchant on this rig!
    Oops. I must've seen the 180 and thought it was your cranks. (brake rotors.)

    With this setup, could you give me a geo chart? Seems like all DS/4X forks are 100mm these days stock, so I'm not even sure what I'd run. I have an Argyle on my MOB that I could run at 100...

    EDIT: really interested in your reach/stack numbers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Seems like all DS/4X forks are 100mm these days stock, so I'm not even sure what I'd run.
    I run a 130 mm Minute MRD on mine. Very nice and you can easily stiffen the damping with the Absolute adjuster for DJ'ing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRider
    I run a 130 mm Minute MRD on mine. Very nice and you can easily stiffen the damping with the Absolute adjuster for DJ'ing.
    Right. Personally, the Fox 831 seems to be a better fit to me.

    Is your Tazer posted somewhere I could look at it?
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    Hi, Err,

    I've noticed your Tazer with single speed mod. Which components had you used to do this? Especially tensioner/rear cog.
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    I used a Yess ETR-V tensioner. I had to drill it out to run a 10 mm axle but that was pretty quick and easy. Works great, never dropped a chain.


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    Nice build, really want get one these frames.

    Can you guy's give me a heads up on the asymetrical rear end, how much does this move the rim over compared to a standard rear end ?
    Trying to see if I need a wheel rebuild with new spokes or if can get away with a tweak.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err View Post
    I used a Yess ETR-V tensioner. I had to drill it out to run a 10 mm axle but that was pretty quick and easy. Works great, never dropped a chain.
    Nice build. What were you running for chainstay protection before you converted to single speed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Nice build. What were you running for chainstay protection before you converted to single speed?
    3M 2228 Mastic tape, 1" wide. Durable, light, quiets things up ->
    3M 2228 Rubber Mastic Tape - 1" x 10' S-16009 - Uline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err View Post
    3M 2228 Mastic tape, 1" wide. Durable, light, quiets things up ->
    3M 2228 Rubber Mastic Tape - 1" x 10' S-16009 - Uline
    Sweet, thanks for the reply. How durable is it? How well does it stay stuck in place? How good is the protection? The reason I ask is because I put some of the fuzzy side of velcro on my new M9 frame but want to be sure of the protection on my chainstay before I take it out and I don't really want to wrap the entire chainstay, rather just protect what is vulnerable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Err View Post
    I used a Yess ETR-V tensioner. I had to drill it out to run a 10 mm axle but that was pretty quick and easy. Works great, never dropped a chain.
    Thanks, and what cogs and ratio are you using? I'm building similar bike with singlespeed and don't know what cogs should i choose.
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    Quite durable, easily lasts a season. Very sticky stuff, no concerns with it pulling off. It's certainly better than velcro for protection. I found that after a bit, the chain just eats through the velcro and marks the surface underneath, not so with the mastic tape. Also, the mastic tape is stretchy/flexible, so you can mold it around odd shapes and get better coverage. Also, it's cheap and readily available at Home Depot.

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