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    Tracer 275 Eye Candy

    Arriving Wednesday, Enjoy

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    Really nice. Looks great!

    PLEASE give us a ride report when you can. I've had mine fully built and sitting in the garage for 2 1/2 months waiting for rideable trails.

    Why'd you go with a chain tensioner with the XX1?

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    The XX1 is just the crankset and 28 chainring combo'd with XO 10 Speed drive train with 9-36 Cassette.

    I didn't know what to expect with the pair, so I put the micro guide on. I suppose I can pull it off, and test both scenarios.

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    Aha.

    Please let us know how it rides. In the whopping hour I got out on mine I was pretty happy with it (hten we got real snow the next day). I can't wait to get some miles on it.

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    Really nice! Is it a large or medium one?

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    looks good man your going to love the bike. Just be mind full of your BB clearance. Get some of the Race Face Crank boot's to protect that carbon fiber!

    You have a clutchless XO Derailleur? I would upgrade it if you have any money left. It is Completely worth it.

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    Medium Size.

    Curious on the clutch-less XO Derailleur suggestion? The current build is with a XO Type 2 rear derailleur, which has the roller bearing clutch design.

    Outside of saving 30g, can you help me understand your thinking on the clutch-less?

    Thanks

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    Clutch-less Derailleur would be Derailleur without the clutch. You have the Type 2 with a Clutch. It is exactly what you want.

    I'm running Shimano XT with the Clutch and a double chainring. I have yet to drop a chain and there are no signs of Chain Slap on the Chain stay.

    Paired with the XX1 Chainring set up you most likely do not need the lower pulley on the chainguide. Even the The Top guide is questionable but worth it for the insurance. The only way to know for sure is to experiment.

    Remember 1 More pulley in the system equals more weight and more drag. Double negative's

    Quote Originally Posted by phillidw View Post
    Medium Size.

    Curious on the clutch-less XO Derailleur suggestion? The current build is with a XO Type 2 rear derailleur, which has the roller bearing clutch design.

    Outside of saving 30g, can you help me understand your thinking on the clutch-less?

    Thanks

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    Thanks, I'm clear on your thinking. I appreciate the suggestion and will run with and without the MRP guide/pulley this spring and make a determination.

    Cheers

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    Very nice, I had a go of a 275 over the weekend, nice bike
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    Wow

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    I have about 200 miles/3 Enduro races on my XX1 now and can verify that the guide is completely superfluous. It is also way quieter than my XTR+ or the XT+ equipped bike I rode this weekend on my local trails.

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    That bike is gorgeous!
    Nice build!!!
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    Quick update, finally have a couple of rides in and would like to note that I can certainly tell the difference between the 650b and 26 wheel sizes. This is more noticeable climbing then descending in my limited experience on the 650b. The bike also carries more momentum over trail obstacles (noticeable when pedaling)

    I need more time in the saddle to provide a real perspective, however, I can say that this is a fun bike to ride and I can't wait to get her out again.

    This bike does have a shorter effective TT length then my old ride and also has a little steeper head tube angle, so it feels much quicker in the handling category.

    I haven't been able to get 100% wide open on this thing descending, as I'm still adjusting the the geometry and cockpit.

    I can say that the 28t chain ring + 9t-36t cassette is set up perfect for trail riding up here in Northern CA. Love not having a front derailleur. Oh, and the hans dampf tires are pretty solid on the flow EX rims.

    Cheers

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    CK Mango with the Intense Raw works looks sick!!!

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    Very nice job - looks like a fun setup.

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    GREAT looking bike! How do you like the HD out back? Does it feel slow and what compound are you using?
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    I'd love to build up my Carbine just like this as a 27.5er with XX1 drivetrain for enduro racing. I'd only change the Mrp G2/G3 guide for their new AMG guide (upper guide/bash, no pulley)!.......
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    Oh wait, can't do that as the Carbine lacks freakin' ISCG tabs...!?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacross View Post
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    Oh wait, can't do that as the Carbine lacks freakin' ISCG tabs...!?!?!?
    Check again...

    Lookey here, Cool new addition to Carbine that everyone's been waiting for!
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    That doesn't help HIS Carbine. But if there was ever a rationalization to upgrade...
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    I'm running the Trail Star compound on both and it doesn't necessarily feel slow. I was running Maxxis Minion DHR ST on my 26 inch rear prior. The 275 rolls better, but that is probably more related to the increased wheel diameter.

    With that being said, I have to wear this tire out before I switch to something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSchwagman View Post
    That doesn't help HIS Carbine. But if there was ever a rationalization to upgrade...
    Yep, unless I can send the old one back and get a new one with iscg tabs back. Well, even though it doesn't help me much, glad to see they sorted this 'little' design flaw finally out. Why the heck they ever made an AM bike w/o the tabs, I just can't understand... Nor can I understand, why the heck I went and bought it...

    Btw, there's nothing mentioned on intense website of these changes to Carbine..

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    need to demo a 27.5 bike

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    Bike looks great, what're the full specs/weight?

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    Frame 2013 Intense Tracer 275 Works Raw MD
    Rear Shock Cane Creek DB Air
    Fork 2013 Fox 34 Float 160 CTD 650B
    Headset Chris King Inset Model 3 Mango
    Stans Flow EX 650b Disc
    Hub Front Chris King ISO Disc 15mm Mango
    Canfield Micro Drive Hub Rear 9-36
    Spokes DT Swiss Competition
    SRAM XX1 Crankset 28t X 170mm
    Bottom Bracket Chris King SRAM MTB Mango
    Chain SRAM PC-1091
    MRP Micro Black
    SRAM X0 Type 2 SS Black/Sil 10sp
    Shifter Rear SRAM X0 Trigger 10sp Silver
    Brake Front Formula RX 180 mm
    Brake Rear Formula RX 160 mm
    Twenty6 F1.2 Stem 50mm Mango
    Spank Spike 777 EVO 5mm Rise Black
    Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5 x 2.35 TS TR
    Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5 x 2.35 TS TR
    Seatpost Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 150/430/31.6/Left
    Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow
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