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    I'm going to purchase a T2 frame this week but I don't know what frame size I should be getting?

    I'm 5'10" with an inseam of 32". I come from a downhill background and prefer a shorter cockpit, though I have taken 10 years off and forget everything about bike sizing

    Any help would be great! I'm thinking medium or large?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason419 View Post
    I'm going to purchase a T2 frame this week but I don't know what frame size I should be getting?

    I'm 5'10" with an inseam of 32". I come from a downhill background and prefer a shorter cockpit, though I have taken 10 years off and forget everything about bike sizing

    Any help would be great! I'm thinking medium or large?
    Sounds like you're right on the cusp of a M or L so you could probably make either work. Just keep in mind you probably want to run a shorter stem (~50mm) so just make sure a Medium isn't going to be too cramped, but if you like a tighter cockpit it might be just right.

    You will love the T2 - great AM rig that can be setup for almost anything.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojans1993 View Post
    Sounds like you're right on the cusp of a M or L so you could probably make either work. Just keep in mind you probably want to run a shorter stem (~50mm) so just make sure a Medium isn't going to be too cramped, but if you like a tighter cockpit it might be just right.

    You will love the T2 - great AM rig that can be setup for almost anything.

    Good luck.
    Thanks for getting back to me, i almost pulled the trigger to buy it last night, then I saw the ad for the Tracer 275 on the side of the screen, tracer 275 here we come haha

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    now I also have a ti spring and a black bash

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    T-deuce kills trail!

    here's my 2012 in raw

    31.5lbs

    Tubeless
    142mm rear end
    Truvative Boo Bars 780mm
    Tompson elite x4 50mm stem
    straitline silentguide
    34t raceface chainring


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    That would be a weapon. No drop post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_n View Post
    That would be a weapon. No drop post?
    at the moment no, but I'm planning on getting a Spec. Command Post soon!

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    My new do it all bike. On the trail or in the bikepark - massive fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by berlinmatte View Post
    On the trail or in the bikepark - massive fun!
    Great looking T2. You're definitely right about that - I've ridden my T2 in a wide variety terrain and it has performed flawlessly and more fun every time - perfect do-it-all bike IMO.

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    Hi all, new to the forums. Im looking to buy a T2 in the near future as it has been highly recommended for the type of riding I do, but have come across several threads on other forums about cracked /broken frames/rear arms Is this due to abuse/misuse or process control during mfg? Older design? I still plan on buying just wanted to know what to expect. Thanks in advance.

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    Hey mash,

    I'm pretty sure most of the rear end issues were solved when the Tracer VP became the Tracer 2 with a much beefier rear end. I started with a TVP and now a T2 and haven't had an issue with either one. I really like the stiffer triangle of the T2 and personally have put it to the test with some pretty rough riding and the T2 always amazes me with how well it handles whatever I throw at it.

    Intense is always making improvements based on design issues and the Tracer 2 is a result of improvements from the TVP. IMO the T2 is a perfect balance of strength and weight and has been an absolutely awesome AM bike that can climb like a goat for how capable it is on the downs. Unless you are bigger 225+ guy that likes to ride really hard gnar terrain then i don't see any anticipated issues with the T2.

    Mine is paired with a Fox 36 up front, 60mm stem, and 760mm bars and it rides like a dream for AM riding.

    Post some pics once you get your bike together, would love to see it. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding setup or the T2 in general - I'm pretty confident you will be very happy with your purchase once you get it on the trail. Welcome to the Intense crew (almost).

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    Tracer 2

    Just built up my Flo Green Tracer 2. Jake and everyone at Intense have been super helpful and truly stoked about people riding their bikes! The tracer 2 kills it as an All Mountain Assault Machine! If I had more posts I would post a picture

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    My race face deus is rubbing on chainstay on the drive side. Is anyone else having this problem?
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    i still have the tracer vp i´m planing in sale it in a near future to buy the tracer 2 it looks much stiffer in the rear triangle so you can ride more agressive

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    Race Face Deus crank on T2

    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    My race face deus is rubbing on chainstay on the drive side. Is anyone else having this problem?
    I'm using an older Atlas 3x9 crankset (X type interface like the Deus) and the arm clearance on the drive side was very tight. I ended up having to run two more of the white plastic spacers on the crank spindle between the spider and the bearing face to space the crank outbound a bit. Your LBS can probably supply a few of those spacers from Race Face.

    FWIW - after spacing the crank out this way I had my chain drop and jam in between my granny ring and the ISCG tabs as I run 2 x 9 with a bash and no chainguide. I ended up having to loosen off the crank arm to get the chain free. I later fabricated a little aluminum plate to fit in the gap between the granny ring and the ISCG tabs. Works a treat now and no chain drops or jams since. I'll post up a pic of the plate when I get a chance (got the idea from something I saw on a review of a Scott carbon Am bike)
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    I have some old spacers from an xtr splined bb, I think they are about a mm or so each.
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    Ya those XTR spacers should work, sandwiched between the rubberized race face ones. On mine there is an orange spacer inset on the spider and a black one against the bb bearing face

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    Where do you ride that you need that much rock protection? Because I feel like the picture is of a forest in the midwest or the Appalachian mountains. Notoriously rock free.
    Great looking bike.
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    A forest near Moscow, Russia, in fact ) but the bike regularly rides in the Crimean mountains, where many rocks.. Frame protection just isn't removed.
    Sorry for bad english, I hope you understand me..
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    A final iteration: new bar, higher and wider.
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    That is a lot better English than my Russian. Great looking bike.
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    well.. russian language is pretty difficult ) Thank U

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    Quote Originally Posted by borodulin View Post
    A final iteration: new bar, higher and wider.
    That's a perfect combination for the Tracer 2 - my bike became twice as fun after going with a wider, higher bar and shorter stem. Nice.

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    Your crankset doesn't rub against the drive side chainstay? Mine is a slightly older version of that crankset, so maybe that is the problem. I am trying to figure out what would work and be light, but I am a little low on cash right now.
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    No rub, they give a correct gaps. Don't remember details, but I tried to follow the instructions for installation.. maybe chainline incorrect in your case ? Сheck the spacers under bb's caps.
    Anyway, Shimano XT is better choice for quality and trouble-free cranks, if price is important, IMO
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    Having tried finally, I completely agree with this )

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    Tracer 2 Builds-imageuploadedbytapatalk1355673371.630317.jpgafter the first build and what she looks like nowTracer 2 Builds-imageuploadedbytapatalk1355673437.029621.jpg

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    Nice Sallen - What's the gearing on your T2, kind of hard to tell just by the photo 1x10 with 11-36?

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    Yea that's what it is. all e thirteen except the SRAM cassette I've got a rockshox monarch plus on the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sallen4520 View Post
    Yea that's what it is. all e thirteen except the SRAM cassette I've got a rockshox monarch plus on the way
    I really like the idea of swapping my 2x9 for a 1x on the T2 but not sure if my legs could handle some of the steeper sections around here. Is that a 34t up front? Thanks - it's got me thinking.

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    Why would you want to go to one gear in the front? Are you dropping chains that often?
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    No dropped chains I just like the simplicity of it. Less moving parts means less chance of somthing messing up 32t ring up front lets u climb

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    Less is more, simplicity is attractive. But steep and tricky climbs impossible with single front gear, sadly.

    Well frozen T2: http://content.foto.mail.ru/inbox/spin69/842/s-1250.jpg

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    It's not bad Climbing tecky rocky rooty stuff and where I'm from that's 80 percent of the trails unfortunately. The bike is a lot of fun on the downs and climbs. Yea a 24 t granny would make it easier. But riding the single 32t has made me a better rider for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borodulin View Post
    Less is more, simplicity is attractive. But steep and tricky climbs impossible with single front gear, sadly.

    Well frozen T2: http://content.foto.mail.ru/inbox/spin69/842/s-1250.jpg
    Looks like such a nice bike!

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    Am I Cheating?

    Because after the second ride on my new Tracer 275 today, it felt like I was cheating. The thing just floats downhill, begging for more speed. Think I've got the suspension dialed in pretty close now. Love the new XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur. Makes for a nice quiet ride, and doesn't seem to scratch the frame. As you can see, I'm still running my White Brothers Loop set at 150mm (which is what I used on my Ventana El Bastardo at 140mm). I'll be replacing it with an X-Fusion Slant when they come out in February sometime. I've been running X-Fusion on my 650B hardtail (Soma B-Side) for a couple of years, and they work great. I want to support them because they were hip to 650B early on, and their fork is almost a quarter pound lighter than a Fox 34. Current build comes in at 28lbs, 14oz.
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    Sweet I like it. nice choice with the x fusion

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    What weights are people getting these days? With an Enduro style set-up?
    (1x10, Reverb etc)

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    Also, how are people routing their reverbs that have had them for a while? Just picke dmine up and not sure which is the best routing choice.

    Thanks.

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    My 2012 Tracer2



    *Now fitted with a 2012 Reverb*

    Intense Medium 2012 Frame
    CCDB
    Fox Van 160mm 2012
    Hope ProII Evo with Stans ZTR Flow Rims
    Shimano Saint M820 Chainset
    Shimano Saint M820 Brakes
    Shimano Saint M820 Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Saint M820 Shifter
    Shimano Saint Cassette
    Hope 34T Chainring
    E13 LG1+ Guide
    Raceface Atlas FR Bars
    Thomson Elite Stem
    Hope Headset
    KMC SL 10 Gold Chain
    Maxxis Minions 2.5 UST
    DMR Vaults

    Don't have a weight unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSuperstar View Post
    Also, how are people routing their reverbs that have had them for a while? Just picke dmine up and not sure which is the best routing choice.

    Thanks.
    Hi
    As an example, my method of routing here:

    http://content.foto.mail.ru/inbox/spin69/842/s-1034.jpg
    http://content.foto.mail.ru/inbox/spin69/842/s-993.jpg

    This worked well until I change reverb on a LEV
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    Quote Originally Posted by borodulin View Post
    Hi
    As an example, my method of routing here:

    http://content.foto.mail.ru/inbox/spin69/842/s-1034.jpg
    http://content.foto.mail.ru/inbox/spin69/842/s-993.jpg

    This worked well until I changed reverb on a LEV
    Thanks for thos epics mate.

    I think I might try running my cable exactly like yours but through the suspension link so I can use the under TT hose mounts.

    Purely as I dont want the hose getting caught in my coil.

    Will hopefully not kill anybody in attempting to bleed and cut the hose tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSuperstar View Post
    Thanks for thos epics mate.

    I think I might try running my cable exactly like yours but through the suspension link so I can use the under TT hose mounts.

    Purely as I dont want the hose getting caught in my coil.

    Will hopefully not kill anybody in attempting to bleed and cut the hose tonight
    As you can see, I used the reverb and ссdb together. They do not interfere with each other with these routing, so you can just try it. Before the cutting procedure etc
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    Wow, I totally missed your 2nd picture!

    It's hard to tell, is the reverb hose run through your suspension black pivot point when used with the CCDB?

    I only run 1 x 10 so I wont have the luxury of using the little holder to keep the hose to a rear mech hose. (Thus letting the hose dangle a bit close to the spring for my liking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSuperstar View Post
    is the reverb hose run through your suspension black pivot point when used with the CCDB?
    Routings on a both pics are equivalent. Just see the first pic for another view.
    And yes, plastic holders is the key here.
    1x10, i miss.. In your case, I would try to hold the reverb hose on the left,
    beside the rear brake line.
    damn google translate
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    Now with Reverb :)


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    Nice setup GS ^^ If I only could have one bike for all types of mountain riding it would be done very very similar. I like the Saint brake choice, I don't think it's overkill at all if you really like to ride the T2 hard - good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojans1993 View Post
    Nice setup GS ^^ If I only could have one bike for all types of mountain riding it would be done very very similar. I like the Saint brake choice, I don't think it's overkill at all if you really like to ride the T2 hard - good job.
    Thank you mate!

    The Saint group set is probably the best choice I've made, the weight isn't that much I'm the grand scheme of things over XTR, but the performance is so noticeable.

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    My Tracer 275 weighs 28lbs, 14oz., so basically, just under 29. Build includes Thomson seat post (not a dropper), and 2x10, XTR cranks, XT derailleurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titus247 View Post
    Because after the second ride on my new Tracer 275 today, it felt like I was cheating. The thing just floats downhill, begging for more speed. Think I've got the suspension dialed in pretty close now. Love the new XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur. Makes for a nice quiet ride, and doesn't seem to scratch the frame. As you can see, I'm still running my White Brothers Loop set at 150mm (which is what I used on my Ventana El Bastardo at 140mm). I'll be replacing it with an X-Fusion Slant when they come out in February sometime. I've been running X-Fusion on my 650B hardtail (Soma B-Side) for a couple of years, and they work great. I want to support them because they were hip to 650B early on, and their fork is almost a quarter pound lighter than a Fox 34. Current build comes in at 28lbs, 14oz.
    Nice 275! I also have a Tracer 275 and was interested in the X Fusion Slant too. I emailed X Fusion to see when it will be available. I was told that the 650b and 26" versions of this fork were different and that the 650 version wouldn't available until mid year instead of mid February for the 26" only version.

    On a side note, how do you like the White Brothers? I'm thinking about getting one since I can't get a Slant for a while. That and my Revelation is a piece of junk.

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    Hey Duncan: Yeah, I'm sure X-Fusion is tired of taking calls on the Slant for 650B. I spoke to them last week and got the same info, June/July release. I don't know why they don't just put that info on their web-site. Since it's taking so long for them, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a Fox 34. Should be here in another day or two.

    I like the White Brothers Loop. It's a very good fork. I've not ridden any Fox forks in the last few years, so I can't compare the two. I can only say that it works well. And, I know where you can get a good deal on one! I was planning on selling it on eBay. Let me know if you have any interest. It does have a small surface scratch on the left stanchion, but it doesn't affect the ride.

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    Thanks for the info, Titus. Thanks for the offer too, but I think I will get one from the shop I work at.

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    Could any tracer 2 owners please post a picture of their XL bikes if you have them, and please add your height and riding style. Thanks

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    Ive defected from Ibis and gone Intense this build,freshly finished yesterday. Pedals are on other bike




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    bike looks great. what kind of rock guard is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy.l View Post
    Ive defected from Ibis and gone Intense this build,freshly finished yesterday. Pedals are on other bike



    nice build. l or xl frame? which ibis were you on before?

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    Its an XL,i had a 2008 Ibis Mojo before this

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    How tall are you and could you give a bit more specifics regarding the build kit? (stem length, handlebar, seatpost etc.)?

    Thanks
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    Sure,Im 6'6,havnt weighed the bike yet so unsure how heavy

    Spec:

    Frame: X-Large Tracer 2 (Works Raw) Fox RP23 shock
    Headset: Hope 1.125-1.5
    Fork: Fox Float 34 Special edition Blacks
    Bottom Bracket: Hope Ceramic
    Brake Front/Rear: Shimano XTR,Goodridge cables 203f,180r Ice rotor
    Cassette: Shimano XT 9spd 11-34
    Chain: Shimano XT
    Chainset: Shimano XTR,Renthal 32t chainring,MRP Chainguide
    Rear Mech: Shimano XTR Shadow
    Shifters: Shimano XTR 9spd
    Chain: Shimano Yumeya
    Handlebar: Easton Haven Carbon 720mm
    SeatPost: Rockshox Reverb dropper
    Stem: Easton Haven 70mm
    Seat: Specialized Toupe Ti143
    Wheel Front: Hope Pro2 Evo 15mm Maxle,Sapim CX-Ray spokes,Stans ZTR Flow Ex,Schwalbe Hans Dampf
    Wheel Rear: Hope Pro2 Evo 12 x 142 Syntace Axle,Sapim CX-Ray spokes,Stans ZTR Flow Ex,Schwalbe Hans Dampf

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy.l View Post
    Sure,Im 6'6,havnt weighed the bike yet so unsure how heavy

    Spec:

    Frame: X-Large Tracer 2 (Works Raw) Fox RP23 shock
    Headset: Hope 1.125-1.5
    Fork: Fox Float 34 Special edition Blacks
    Bottom Bracket: Hope Ceramic
    Brake Front/Rear: Shimano XTR,Goodridge cables 203f,180r Ice rotor
    Cassette: Shimano XT 9spd 11-34
    Chain: Shimano XT
    Chainset: Shimano XTR,Renthal 32t chainring,MRP Chainguide
    Rear Mech: Shimano XTR Shadow
    Shifters: Shimano XTR 9spd
    Chain: Shimano Yumeya
    Handlebar: Easton Haven Carbon 720mm
    SeatPost: Rockshox Reverb dropper
    Stem: Easton Haven 70mm
    Seat: Specialized Toupe Ti143
    Wheel Front: Hope Pro2 Evo 15mm Maxle,Sapim CX-Ray spokes,Stans ZTR Flow Ex,Schwalbe Hans Dampf
    Wheel Rear: Hope Pro2 Evo 12 x 142 Syntace Axle,Sapim CX-Ray spokes,Stans ZTR Flow Ex,Schwalbe Hans Dampf
    Nice bike! I'm 6'5 350#, I doubt that'll work for me til I lose about 50-60 lbs huh? I'm trying to plan ahead on a FS bike after I use a HT to drop weight.

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    Okay, im sure this has been answered a million times already but how do you reassemble the lower link. I took my t2 apart in mid december to paint it (looks nice btw) and now l cant remember how it goes together. I took pix of the take down but my pc crashed with the info. I cant find what lm looking for anywhere. The bearings are in but where does the metal ring go in the order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panzer103 View Post
    Okay, im sure this has been answered a million times already but how do you reassemble the lower link. I took my t2 apart in mid december to paint it (looks nice btw) and now l cant remember how it goes together. I took pix of the take down but my pc crashed with the info. I cant find what lm looking for anywhere. The bearings are in but where does the metal ring go in the order?
    I have a PDF titled "VPP Bearing Replacement" that might help. PM me your email and I'll send you all the T2 stuff I have you want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borodulin View Post

    A final iteration: new bar, higher and wider.
    beautiful cockpit , borodulin !!!
    what rise is your bar ? 30 or 38 mm ?
    thank you .
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    That rock guard is a nice idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy.l View Post
    Ive defected from Ibis and gone Intense this build,freshly finished yesterday. Pedals are on other bike


    Don´t you have problems with the chain comming of the chainring with only a upper guide??I problably going to use that set up but with a Shadow Plus derailleur.

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    No not yet,took it out Friday evening for some red trails and it stayed on well

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    new shoes and some other things for this season... i love this damn bike so much.








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    Sweet! I like the skulls

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    After riding my Tracer 2 for two years it is time for an upgrade: I bought a CCDB coil.

    What I heard so far about the performance I can't wait for the first rides.
    But I am not sure which mounting kit I do need to fit the shock into frame.

    The kit from the Fox RP23 is so tight I do not want to damage it while trying to get it off.

    So does anyone know which kit fits?

    Thanks in advance

    Matthias

    P.S.: As I am on a business trip I can not measure it by myself.
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    Thanks to the all knowing internet and a digital caliper here are my measured datas:

    Frame:

    Intense Tracer 2 from 2011

    Shock:

    Cane Creek Double Barrel Coil from 2012 or newer (215mm x 63mm/8.5in x 2.5in)

    Shock eyelet: 24,6mm x 6mm/0.97in x 0.23in

    End eylet: 30,0mm x 6mm/1.18in x 0.23in

    So far so good. What confuses me a bit is that the measurements differ from the usual options you get from cane creek or tf tuned.

    Is this such a rare format or is that the usual variation in production?

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    anybody have a set of tracer 2 bearings laying around they want to get rid of? Where can I get a set from any way

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    Found bearings at fanatik bikes all makes and models

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    Sweatypants, I was thinking that you explained somewhere how you got the skulls on your bike, but I can't seem to find it. And did you anodize the bolts yourself?
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    Ok, hi all, quick question...does anyone know if the new fox shocks with the LV aircan will fit on a tracer 2, instead of the more traditional XV style aircan? I know that the LV has a larger top eyelet section and wondered if this would cause fit issues?

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    Price reduced, only $1000 now!

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    Shock Update

    Got my Tracer 2 a new shock: CCDB Coil
    Such a great performance! It's a different bike in comparison to the rp23 I rode before.
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    Love the Can-am yellow, my favourite for the T2. Great photo as well, where is that?

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    Thanks! The pic was taken during last week when we were in Vinschgau, Italy.

    Great place to ride with good weather conditions also in april and a lot of great trails. Some of them are marked and man made others need to be found with a gps which is provided by local bikeshops including different routes.
    There is a gondola which brings biker in the morning and in the evening up the mountain.
    Additionally there are a lot of good shuttle service options.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Sexy in Flo Orange



    My new Custom Intense Tracer 2!

    2013 Intense Tracer 2 - Small - FLO Orange
    Cane Creek Double Barrel Air (XV Air Can Soon)
    Fox 34 Talas 160mm - CTD (Frustrated w/ This)
    Mavic CrossMax SX Wheelset 15mm/142x12mm
    KS Lev 125mm Seatpost (Best Seatpost to date)
    Shimano XTR M988 Trail Brakes (Not pictured) w/ White Jagwire Hoses
    (Hayes Stroker Trail Brakes were shit. On my Girlfriends bike now)
    Shimano XTR M985 Rear Deraileur
    Shimano XTR SL-M985 Shifters
    Shimano XTR Cassette 11-36T
    Shimano XTR Chain
    Shimano XT Crankset - 38T x 28T
    Shimano XT Direct Mount Front Deraileur
    MRP 2x Chain Guide (Amazing, Never dropped a chain. Ever.)
    Easton Haven Carbon Low Rise Handlebars
    Easton Haven 70mm Stem
    Specialized Henge Saddle
    HT ME03T Pedals (Best Grip-to-weight I have tried)
    Schwalabe Hans Dampf 2.3 Tubeless Tires

    I have never weighed it, but I will next time I make it into a shop.

    FOR SALE. Just kidding. Im never selling this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Sweatypants, I was thinking that you explained somewhere how you got the skulls on your bike, but I can't seem to find it. And did you anodize the bolts yourself?
    i dunno if i did. a guy i know that's been painting motorbike helmets for like 20 years did it. airbrushed em' on, a ton of clear over top with gold glitter flake in it. 3M clear in the most frequent spots. he's done like, my last 3 helmets, so i figured why the hell not. hopefully i don't throw it down a mountain too bad at any time, i guess it can always be touched up though if i did.

    most of the bolts on the bike are now gold titanium. got them from some canadian ti bolts seller. just measured them all myself and replaced with the equivalent. the gold shoulder bolts were bought that way from here:

    Intense Cycles Shoulder Bolt NCS - Fanatik Bike Co. - Bellingham Wa

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    Awesome, thanks.
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    Great lookin bike....orange on white = nice. Also good work on parts picking.
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    Tracer 2 Builds

    Tracer 2 Builds-imageuploadedbytapatalk1368411844.004991.jpg
    Hey guys here is my tracer 2
    Fox rp23
    Fox float34 ctd
    Rock shox reverb
    Xtr derailuer f&r
    Xt brakes
    Xt 2x cranks
    Xtr cassette
    Hope pro 2 evo hubs
    Dt champion spokes
    Stans flows
    Schwalbe hans dampfs evo SS
    Cane creek angle set-1
    Flexxy race face turbine 70mm stem
    Renthal fatbars cut 710mm

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    Tracer 2 Builds

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    Hey guys here is my tracer 2
    Fox rp23
    Fox float34 ctd
    Rock shox reverb
    Xtr derailuer f&r
    Xt brakes
    Xt 2x cranks
    Xtr cassette
    Hope pro 2 evo hubs
    Dt champion spokes
    Stans flows
    Schwalbe hans dampfs evo SS
    Cane creek angle set-1
    Flexxy race face turbine 70mm stem
    Renthal fatbars cut 710mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mint355 View Post
    Hey guys here is my tracer 2
    Some great looking rides ^^^ well done - hope you all dig your as much mine - fantastic do-it-all bike for sure.

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    Little problem

    have anyone else problem with little rocks stucked in frame and scratching? How to solve it?Tracer 2 Builds-20130518_105816.jpgTracer 2 Builds-20130518_105836.jpg

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    have anyone else problem with little rocks stucked in frame and scratching? How to solve it?Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes it's happened to mine I was worried at first. I had a inner tube zip tied from the seat tube to chain stays worked well. But then I just learned to deal with it and accepted the grinding of rocks in thereTracer 2 Builds-imageuploadedbytapatalk1369278239.185911.jpg

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    Yes mine too gets filled with mud/small stones /general trail debris,not the best of designs but just clean it out regular on long rides with a stick

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    Guys, it's VPP design - no options here. Don't worry, take it easy )

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    just stuff it with foam and velcro it, as I always do, eversince I had my 5.5, T1, T2, and uzzi. It'll bounce off those small rocks out in those area.

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    Tracer 2 converted 650b/27.5

    Tracer 2 small converted 650b/27.5 @ 30lbs
    - Marzocchi 55 Ti 160mm travel
    - 650b/27.5 tubeless wheel set WTB Frequency i23 rims with Hope evo pro 2 hubs
    - 650b/27.5 Vee Rubber Mission 2.1 tubeless tires
    - SRAM XO type 2 derailleur
    - SRAM X9 2 x 10 shifters
    - MRP 2X Guide 39-42T ISCG
    - KS Lev seat post
    - Avid CR disc brakes
    - Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals
    - Eco friendly integrated fenders (my kids father’s day gift cutout from plastic milk jug) minimizes dirt & mud buildup
    Tracer 2 Builds-wp_000774.jpg
    Last edited by freeclimb1; 06-19-2013 at 07:01 PM.

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    BOS fork

    Quote Originally Posted by berlinmatte View Post
    Got my Tracer 2 a new shock: CCDB Coil
    Such a great performance! It's a different bike in comparison to the rp23 I rode before.
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    Nice fork. have u tried any other fork so you can compare?
    Last edited by pvflyer; 06-20-2013 at 09:54 AM.
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    [QUOTE=freeclimb1;10478674]Tracer 2 small converted 650b/27.5 @ 30lbs
    - Marzocchi 55 Ti 160mm travel
    - 650b/27.5 tubeless wheel set WTB Frequency i23 rims with Hope evo pro 2 hubs
    - 650b/27.5 Vee Rubber Mission 2.1 tubeless tires
    - SRAM XO type 2 derailleur
    - SRAM X9 2 x 10 shifters
    - MRP 2X Guide 39-42T ISCG
    - KS Lev seat post
    - Avid CR disc brakes
    - Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals
    - Eco friendly integrated fenders (my kids father’s day gift cutout from plastic milk jug) minimizes dirt & mud buildup
    QUOTE]

    Nice job! How do you like it so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeclimb1 View Post
    Tracer 2 small converted 650b/27.5 @ 30lbs
    -Marzocchi 55 Ti 160mm travel
    -650b/27.5 tubeless wheel set WTB Frequency i23 rims with Hope evo pro 2 hubs
    -650b/27.5 Vee Rubber Mission 2.1 tubeless tires
    -SRAM XO type 2 derailleur
    - SRAM X9 2 x 10 shifters
    - MRP 2X Guide 39-42T ISCG
    -KS Lev seat post
    -Avid CR disc brakes
    -Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals
    -Eco friendly integrated fenders (my kids father’s day gift cutout from plastic milk jug) minimizes dirt & mud buildup
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    Awesome those are some excellent kids you havej

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    alright guys, excuse the username! The dune cracked and was replaced with a tracer

    here's mine-



    And my solution for the getting stuff stuck in the vpp



    As i'm in the UK it's more for keeping the gritty mud out rather than stones but has worked quite well so far

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    Hi pvflyer,

    before the BOS I had a Fox 36 Talas.
    After riding the fork on local trails, in bike parks and in the Alps for one year I can say that the BOS is performing excellent. Way better than the 36. So smooth on little bumps as well as on the heavy stuff. No matter how fast or hard you go. Plus it's lighter. No technical problems so far.

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    Just built up my new T2 frame, still need good pedals (Spank Spikes). Weighs 32.01 lbs. I just put a Rockguardz carbon fiber guard on the down tube (not pictured) but looks pretty good.

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