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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 im 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
    Last edited by borodulin; 12-07-2012 at 12:42 AM.

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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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