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    Tracer 2 for Do-it-all bike

    Considering ditching my Banshee Scythe and Giant Reign for an Intense Tracer 2 with a 36 Talas, RP23, sick wheels, etc...around 32 lbs.
    I used to go DH around 10-15 times per year but it has dwindled to 2-5 since having 2 kids. I'm wondering if any Tracer 2 owners out there use their bikes for occasional DH? I would possibly buy a second set of burlier wheels w/DH tires to swap out. I limit my drops to 10' max and do a good amount of jumping. I'm thinking double diamond, fast, rock garden runs are probably worse on a bike though. I ride Mountain Creek and Plattekill when I do go DH. Any opinions would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
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    You really might want to check out a tracer 275. I ended up riding mine for a day up in Mammoth and had so much fun on it. I am in no way a finesse rider and put it through hell! It's a fun bike that can hand a bunch.

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    T2 owner, converted to 275 now. I occasionally take it on the DH runs in the Northeast (Bromont, Burke Mtn, etc) but I'm not hucking big drops on it.

    Besides burlier wheels and DH rubber you may want to swap the rear shock to a coil when you go DH. It's a very fun and versatile bike.

    Edit: You might find the T2 at really good prices lately. Looks like Intense dropped it from the lineup in favour of the T275.

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    Sounds good. Thanks for the feedback.
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