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    Tracer 2 Builds

    I'll start it.

    Frame - Medium raw w/ CCDB
    Fork - 2011 Fox Float 36
    Stem - Thomson 70mm
    Bars - Easton carbon dh
    Post - Joplin 4
    Seat - SMP Glider
    Brakes - Avid Elixir CR 185 F/ 160 R
    Cranks - Shimano XT 32 w/ Straightline Silent Guide
    Wheels - Mavic 823 wtih Hadley hubs
    Rear D - Shimano XT
    Shifter - Shimano XT
    Cassette - Shimano XT 11-36 10 speed
    Chain - SRAM
    Tires - Changes frequently
    Grips - ODI Ruffians
    Pedals - Shimano DX
    Weight - Don't know
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    That looks really good!
    Maybe it is the pic, but the BB looks rather high. Do you have an actual measurement?

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    Some have already seen it, but I will repost and pimp it some more

    From this...



    To this...





















    Updated and completed with a Bashring and Stinger!





    Enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRider
    That looks really good!
    Maybe it is the pic, but the BB looks rather high. Do you have an actual measurement?
    Mostly due to the pic, but it's right at 14" in long travel mode and big tires. This bike is freaking fun.

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    That's all you need, nice build!!!

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    what size rear tire? can I fit a 2.4", or does it of course depend on tire manufacturer?

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    How do you like the straightline silent guide? I bought one and plan to put it on the tracer 2 as well. Did you need to modify the cranks at all?

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    I really like it, easiest guide to setup that I've ever used. Should've ran one on my M9. No crank mods needed, just remove the inner ring and use the 2.5 mm spacers provided with the guide.
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    How do you like the straightline silent guide? I bought one and plan to put it on the tracer 2 as well. Did you need to modify the cranks at all?
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    @ichabod-can you post a ride comparison vs. heckler (that's what I'm on now ant trying to decide between uzzi/tracer/sx trail). thanks!

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    How long did it take to receive your frame? I just placed my order last night at Jensons. Yeah, I know, there is a long pre-order list. I should've pulled the trigger a long time ago. Oh, well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstuhlman
    @ichabod-can you post a ride comparison vs. heckler (that's what I'm on now ant trying to decide between uzzi/tracer/sx trail). thanks!
    The best way to describe it is like the heckler but with vpp, the heckler never had very good small bump performance and was just awful with a float shock but the tracer is super plush across the small bumps and even with the float feels bottomless on drops. I loved the riding feel of the heckler and wanted to get something as close to it as possible and it seems I have succeeded in doing so! Like I said it really is a super charged version

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitch08
    Eric B and Ichabod Crane
    How long did it take to receive your frame? I just placed my order last night at Jensons. Yeah, I know, there is a long pre-order list. I should've pulled the trigger a long time ago. Oh, well.
    Mine arrived around March the 10th and I pre-ordered in January it was one of the first frames in the UK. So really the actual wait time was just for Intense to build the frames which was only a few weeks.

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    Just finished building mine tonight:

    Canecreek Anglset -1degree
    Hope Moto V2 203/183
    Sunline V1 bar
    Sunline spacers
    Sunline lock on grips
    70mm Thomson X4 Stem
    Full XT groupset
    Superstar Ultra Mags
    Fox 36 Talas RLC 160 Kashima
    Crankbrothers Joplin 4
    Crankbrothers split QR
    Selle Italia SLR gel glow saddle
    2010 mavic Crossmax SX wheelset
    2010 2.4" UST Nobby Nic front tyre
    Conti Mountain King 2.4 rear tyre
    Weight: Aprox 31.5lbs


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    Nice build weescott! Can't wait for my frame to be delivered. I'll be using the same Talas 160 fork. Does the crown of the fork clear the down tube of the frame with that flush mount angleset?

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    1 degree slacker or steeper on your angleset? (Can't tell if -1 is neg one or hyphen one)

    How'd you end up deciding on 160 Talas instead of 180? (or maybe the thought never came up?)

    P.S. Those pedals are hot!

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    BTW - couldn't help but to notice the Santa Cruz frame on the bike box there. Is there a story there? Or a comparison between the two bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-townDave
    1 degree slacker or steeper on your angleset? (Can't tell if -1 is neg one or hyphen one)

    How'd you end up deciding on 160 Talas instead of 180? (or maybe the thought never came up?)

    P.S. Those pedals are hot!
    It is 1 degree slacker, giving a HA of 66 degrees and and a BB height of about 14 1/8th in the long travel position.

    Oh and the frame behind is a battered up Santa Cruz Heckler, we both upgraded to the Tracer 2

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    cool everybody is going from heckler to tracer 2

    me included

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    Quote Originally Posted by divere
    cool everybody is going from heckler to tracer 2

    me included
    Hecklers are a bit long in the tooth nowadays.

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    The Tracer2 had it's first outing this weekend in the Scottish Highlands.

    Verdict: Descending is just amazingly quick and lively. I demo'd a Rocky Mountain Slayer Carbon back to back with the Tracer2 on a rocky/rooty/loose section. The Tracer2 was MUCH more fun.

    . With the 66degree HA it is like a mini DH weapon! For the climbs I ran the fork down to 120mm which worked ok. I was running 2.4" tyres so I was never going to be that quick.

    @zhengki The right leg controls of the 36 clears the frame with about 2mm spare. The left leg with a few mm more.

    @P-townDave. 180mm forks apart from being too big for the bike are more than I need for the intended riding of the Bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitch08
    Eric B and Ichabod Crane
    How long did it take to receive your frame? I just placed my order last night at Jensons. Yeah, I know, there is a long pre-order list. I should've pulled the trigger a long time ago. Oh, well.
    Pre-ordered mine back in December, received it March 19th. I do believe they're out there to be had.
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    Tracer 2 Medium White
    2011 360 Talas 160
    No*Gas Custom wheels (Hope, DB14, DT EX500's)
    DT 10mm RWS rear
    40 series - still waiting on 110
    Troy Lee grips
    SIXC bars - my fave ever
    Ardent 2.4's fr/rr
    Hope M4 front/X2 rear
    Hope Ceramic bb
    XTR M960 cranks w/ jones mod
    LG-1+
    KMC SL chain
    980 cassette
    blackspire 32 ring
    silverado saddle w/ ti rails
    thomson post and stem
    hope clamp
    x-9 rear mech
    30.1 pounds

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    Good looking bike Mr Tiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tiles
    Tracer 2 Medium White
    2011 360 Talas 160
    No*Gas Custom wheels (Hope, DB14, DT EX500's)
    DT 10mm RWS rear
    40 series - still waiting on 110
    Troy Lee grips
    SIXC bars - my fave ever
    Ardent 2.4's fr/rr
    Hope M4 front/X2 rear
    Hope Ceramic bb
    XTR M960 cranks w/ jones mod
    LG-1+
    KMC SL chain
    980 cassette
    blackspire 32 ring
    silverado saddle w/ ti rails
    thomson post and stem
    hope clamp
    x-9 rear mech
    30.1 pounds
    Gorgeous! I'm torn between white and gunmetal for mine and now I'm leaning towards white.

    What pedals are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Ron Hoover
    What pedals are they?
    Point One

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