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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowkarver View Post
    Had a Revelation 150 on all season and it was super responsive for trail riding, very nicely balanced especially with the rear in short travel position. Just swapped out the front for a Pike 160 and switched it up in the back - it's plusher, softer, and more forgiving in the rough now. Both really good.
    Do you notice any major differences while climbing? This guy is for keeping me honest and earning my descents.

    Did it still feel good going down? I'm up in BC so anything that is getting too rowdy I'll just hull out the DH for but just wondering so I can put my mind at ease.
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    TRACER 275 Photo Thread-image.jpgBeen riding the T275 Pro now for almost 5 months. This bike is so smoth and capable,I still can't wipe the big grin off my face!

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    Still blows my mind all the places that my Tracer 275 has taken me. Long rides, fun descents and some races. Such an awesome do-it-all bike.

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    TRACER 275 Photo Thread

    Looking for ideas, fellow 275 riders. My bike is Flo Yellow, and my dad thinks anodized green components here and there would look awesome. Pedals, stem, maybe bars.. I'm on the fence.. and I know Black is definitely safer.. but i am curious.

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    TRACER 275 Photo Thread

    I thought it worked, but then again I'm weird! 😃




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    Mine, before I installed a NEXT SL crankset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakiexcharles View Post
    Looking for ideas, fellow 275 riders. My bike is Flo Yellow, and my dad thinks anodized green components here and there would look awesome. Pedals, stem, maybe bars.. I'm on the fence.. and I know Black is definitely safer.. but i am curious.
    Alittle bit of Anno goes along way. hubs and headset are about enough for me. Other parts just go carbon fiber. I love Flo yellow is awesome. love that color/bike! green I9 wheels would look sick!

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    And a not-so-great shot of it with the NEXT crankset...
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    I reckon if that's your old man's ragtop bug in the background, he's got enough style for you to go with his recommendation...

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    TRACER 275 Photo Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Foeg View Post
    I reckon if that's your old man's ragtop bug in the background, he's got enough style for you to go with his recommendation...
    Haha that's mine my first car.. i restored it a few years ago

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    Great looking bikes- on the frame weight, do you 'feel' it? Im coming from a frame that was 1lb+ lighter

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    I choose to revive this thread! I ordered a Tracer 275A Foundation today and I can't wait!

    I have always wanted an Intense and am so excited for it! They didn't have the Foundation in stock at the shop, so I rode the top notch carbon and everything model and it was insanely cool.

    I also got my fiance a Giant Anthem that she is excited about so she can learn to ride and we can go together.

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    100 miles so far. Couldn't ask for more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgdibble View Post
    I choose to revive this thread! I ordered a Tracer 275A Foundation today and I can't wait!

    I have always wanted an Intense and am so excited for it! They didn't have the Foundation in stock at the shop, so I rode the top notch carbon and everything model and it was insanely cool. I also got my fiance a Giant Anthem that she is excited about so she can learn to ride and we can go together.
    congrats on the Intense, fiance and Giant. Post up some pics and thoughts on the intense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel View Post
    congrats on the Intense, fiance and Giant. Post up some pics and thoughts on the intense.

    Thanks! We get married in a few weeks! The intense will unfortunately be showing up right before we leave so I have to wait until after.

    The shop I got it from also offered me a killer deal on the 275 Carbon Foundation for 3300 so I snagged that instead of the alloy (definitely wanted the Pike, but am excited about the carbon as well). So some time next week I should have a 275C Foundation ready to rip.

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    dang fancy pants with the carbon, jk. awesome deal dude.

    there have been several purchases I have made over the years where I had to wait for travel, weather or something out of my control to be over before I could enjoy. marriage and honeymoon wasn't one of those situations. You'll be busy. You probably wont think much about your intense except for when resting your back against the headboard, smoking a cig while the wife cleans off in the bathroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel View Post
    dang fancy pants with the carbon, jk. awesome deal dude.

    there have been several purchases I have made over the years where I had to wait for travel, weather or something out of my control to be over before I could enjoy. marriage and honeymoon wasn't one of those situations. You'll be busy. You probably wont think much about your intense except for when resting your back against the headboard, smoking a cig while the wife cleans off in the bathroom.
    Ha! make it a cigar and that sounds about right!

    I am still a bit nervous about the carbon frame, as this will be a first for me. It was only ~300 more, plus an RC Pike instead of the xfusion so I figured it was a good idea to go for it.

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    you'll be more than fine with the carbon. you'll love it. you'd be foolish to not do it for the $300~ you could ask your LBS or intense about additional, flexible film to protect the frame. I have seen a pretty cool, DIY, velcro cover patch to keep rocks from getting inside the lower linkage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel View Post
    you'll be more than fine with the carbon. you'll love it. you'd be foolish to not do it for the $300~ you could ask your LBS or intense about additional, flexible film to protect the frame. I have seen a pretty cool, DIY, velcro cover patch to keep rocks from getting inside the lower linkage.
    Indeed! I can't wait. I am on a breezer supercell now, but have been pushing it to its limits so I am excited to get on a more aggressive bike. I should have plenty of time to look into some frame protecters for the main areas (down tube, rear triangle) before i get to ride it.

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    these little crank boots have worked well for me. i dont have pics of mine but they are Raceface parts.
    http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdn...nk-boots-4.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel View Post
    these little crank boots have worked well for me. i dont have pics of mine but they are Raceface parts.
    http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdn...nk-boots-4.jpg
    Nice! thanks for the link!

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    You will LOVE the tracer. It is a sweet ride!

    Check out invisiframe for all frame protection.

    Thinking about switching to this for down tube protection above the flak-jacket
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    that is cool stuff. thanks for the link. will be ordering some Shelter

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    Invisiframe worth every penny to.

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    Thanks for the info! i just picked it up about an hour ago and WOW I am so excited about this ride! I also got some 5.10 freeriders and the difference is night and day from my worn out running shoes.

    I definitely want to check out some of those frame protectors, too.

    The funny part is that I have a Breezer Supercell Team that I was planning on keeping, but I will honestly stop riding it because the Tracer is amazing. Of course I have to wait and see what it is like on the trail climbs and descents.

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    The before the first ride shot:



    And after 10-12 miles of trails. This thing SHREDS!



    I have fallen in love with this bike, it is seriously epic.

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    dang, the bike showed up pretty quick. i was thinking it was a week or more away from arriving. she is a beauty!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel View Post
    dang, the bike showed up pretty quick. i was thinking it was a week or more away from arriving. she is a beauty!!
    Me too! I actually picked it up on Tuesday, it only took a couple days! It probably helps that I live an hour from the Intense HQ in Temecula, CA.

    I think I am going to swap the brakes off my Breezer (it has XTs and there is a huge difference) and then sell that, because this bike is exactly what I want in a bike.

    There is a slight drop in climbing ability, but this thing eats everything up.

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    Such a great bike right!? Glad to see you loving it. Wait till you really bond with it and feel comfortable. It only gets better.

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    It really is amazing. I get the most insane, and completely figurative erection over this thing. Figurative or not, the love is real.

    It is kind of nice getting the 'cheaper' build too since I can shred it as it comes and upgrade as I desire. At some point I want to do: 1X11 drivetrain w/ chainguide, components upgrade to XT, dropper post (Thomson ideally, but whoknows), and rear shock. Then mix in some cockpit tweaks like stem and bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgdibble View Post
    It really is amazing. I get the most insane, and completely figurative erection over this thing. Figurative or not, the love is real.

    It is kind of nice getting the 'cheaper' build too since I can shred it as it comes and upgrade as I desire. At some point I want to do: 1X11 drivetrain w/ chainguide, components upgrade to XT, dropper post (Thomson ideally, but whoknows), and rear shock. Then mix in some cockpit tweaks like stem and bar.
    I have a MRP Mirco chainguide I just took off my tracer. I dont think i will need it going forward. I am not going to actively try to sell it but if you want it sometime in the future, I'll make you a deal on it.

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    For the 275c here is ur chainguide. Running it all season myself. http://fanatikbike.com/product/mrp-1...uide-14980.htm

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    I just noticed my tracer has been on the 145mm rear travel setting this whole time. I have a 160mm front fork. Does the head tube angle change with the 145mm or 160mm rear travel settings?

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    Hey, at least now you can get more travel than you thought you had!

    As for the guide, thanks for the offer but I have a 38/24 set up and would want to keep the 38, thus causing the MRP Micro to not fit. Once I get some more experience I will judge whether the shift to a 1x drivetrain will require a smaller ring, but we will see.

    I do enjoy the pain and suffering of a difficult gear on a climb, so that 38T may stick around.

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    Mine as of yesterday. 30lbs
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    Replaced lower shock bushing with 30mm RWC needle bearing kit. Needed another 25psi to get same sag. I had read this and how much smoother these bearings are and confirm it is so. Easy install with the rock shock bushing tool. First ride tomorrow with it. We'll see how well it behaves when stressed some.

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    Ohh and some Intense porn from this weekend.....

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    Put a quick 3 miles of rooty rocky technical ridding today and the Rwc needle bearing kit on lower shock mount is a keeper. Is it a stark improvement? No. It is a more subtle refinement to feel and ride and worth the $35 and 20 min effort in my opinion.

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    got some new pedals to replace the 1.25 pound easton flatboys I carried over from my DH bike. between removing the chainguide and the pedals, the tracer should now be about 28.75 pounds. New pedals are Wellgo Mag/Ti combo. old pic in the sig below. I will weigh the bike next week.

    not sure where else to go to get it under 28# but I'm currently very happy. Possibly dropping to 160mm rotors from 180's , thus losing the front brake adapter entirely. swapping out the XT cassette and Zee rear derailleur. but I really like the zee rear mech with the on/off tensioner thingy built in.


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    Doe, what's the story with all the steer tube spacers?

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    Dude I'm tall. I hate being propped forward to much. Goose neck stems look ugly. So I kept the steer tube tall.

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    contemplating installing a cane creek angle set head set to get the HT angle on my Tracer to 65.5 for an upcoming lift access DH trip. I will first email intense customer service and see if this is outside the design of the frameset. the head tube is burly as hell on my 2015 alloy Tracer 275 and I cant see it being an issue. Anything I am not thinking of? thoughts?
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    Here is mine. Had it a couple of months.slowly upgrading from foundation build. DVO forks next.



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    Happy to be finally an Intense owner.
    T275c foundation build with upgraded:
    CCDB Inline
    Renthal 780mm Fatbar and 50mm Apex stem
    RS reverb 150mm
    Spank Oozy Trail 295
    XT M8000 groupset/brakeset coming in next week.

    Here she is, with my buddy photobombing in the background with his factory build T275c.
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    And testing her out this wkend.
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    Greetings from Norway!

    Here is my Tracer T275. Built by me from a new frame, some new and some old parts. Im extremely satisfied with it. Puts a wide smile on my face on every ride. Handles so well both up and down the trails.






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    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel View Post
    I just noticed my tracer has been on the 145mm rear travel setting this whole time. I have a 160mm front fork. Does the head tube angle change with the 145mm or 160mm rear travel settings?
    Head Angle doesn't change - that is the brilliance of the design. I found it worked much better, rode better and was snappier in the 145mm setting. Only a half inch of travel gain and I felt it made it much more sluggish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orastreet View Post
    Head Angle doesn't change - that is the brilliance of the design. I found it worked much better, rode better and was snappier in the 145mm setting. Only a half inch of travel gain and I felt it made it much more sluggish.
    I am going to play around with the rear shock settings and shock pressured and see what feels better. I am not opposed to either travel setting. I am in the process of swapping out my Marzocchi fork for a Pike or Fox 36. I wish the 34 chassis was available in 160mm. But then again it is only 10mm and the weight difference is real between the 34 and 36. After I decide on the fork, I am also swapping out the king headset for an AngleSet headset to get a 65* HT angle. Should be able to get my tracer down to the mid 27# range and a longer wheelbase. Having fun swapping out parts and trying new things.

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    Joel, check out the diamond. Just mounted one and so far feeling better than the pike.

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