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    Tracer VP Arrived!! v.pics

    A few days ago I got a knock from a man in brown asking for some help. Look what he dropped off:


    Big dent, no worries!



    THIS is how you ship a bike:
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    Frame: Intense Tracer VP Large White
    Fork: 36 TALAS RC2 1.5
    Headset: King 1.5
    Stem: Synchros AM 80mm
    Bars: Easton Monkeylite XC
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR (203f/185r)
    Grips: Salsa Juegos de Fuego
    Wheels: I9 Enduro w/ Stans
    Tires: Mountain King 2.4 UST
    Drivetrain: XT
    Pedals: 647
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V SLT


    I haven't gotten a chance to ride it yet because the damn fork arrived with an oil leak on the TALAS side Hopefully that will be corrected tomorrow and I can enjoy my long Thanksgiving break outside

    BIG thanks to Drew and Eric at Competitivecyclist for putting this together
    Last edited by jonny427; 11-17-2008 at 01:15 PM.

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    Nice rig!

    Bike looks really nice, and well thought out. Be curious to know what the final weight was, as I trying to get a feel for Tracer builds.


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    Cograts! Looks absolutely sick!

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    Nice.

    Might want to cut down that rear skewer a bit though.
    Romani ite domum

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourarm
    Nice.

    Might want to cut down that rear skewer a bit though.
    Good catch man! I'll take care of that shortly.

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    jesus christ that thing is pretty. congrats!

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    nice

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    Nice build. It appears to be the exact same as mine except for the tires, pedals, seat and skewer. You will love the way it rides!

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    Love the red anodized bling! Awesome looking bike!

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    Very nice!

    I have that saddle, don't expect those cloth bits at the back to stay white for very long

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny427
    A few days ago I got a knock from a man in brown asking for some help. Look what he dropped off:


    Big dent, no worries!



    THIS is how you ship a bike:
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    Assembled:









    Frame: Intense Tracer VP Large White
    Fork: 36 TALAS RC2 1.5
    Headset: King 1.5
    Stem: Synchros AM 80mm
    Bars: Easton Monkeylite XC
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR (203f/185r)
    Grips: Salsa Juegos de Fuego
    Wheels: I9 Enduro w/ Stans
    Tires: Mountain King 2.4 UST
    Drivetrain: XT
    Pedals: 647
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V SLT


    I haven't gotten a chance to ride it yet because the damn fork arrived with an oil leak on the TALAS side Hopefully that will be corrected tomorrow and I can enjoy my long Thanksgiving break outside

    BIG thanks to Drew and Eric at Competitivecyclist for putting this together
    vey nice !!!!

    I would love to get the same !!

    how tall are you,please ?

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    Very luvely!!!!! Nice build, White seems to be a hit.
    Those guy's at CC allway's doing their best to please the rest.Enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_fisher
    don't expect those cloth bits at the back to stay white for very long
    They're already dirty

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucash290
    how tall are you,please ?
    I'm 6" with a 31.5" inseam and the Large fits just fine riding around the block. I'll post a better review after some trail time this weekend.

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    jonny427, you've just got to get rid of those XT gear position indicators and shift by feel. You can unscrew them and there is a nice little cover hidden behind them. Looks a lot less comfort bike!

    I'm jealous of the bike though.

    Ronnie.
    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

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    Just how noisy are the I9 hubs? I want a front hub that I can convert from 15mm to 20mm if I change forks...Chris Kings aren't available yet that I can find.

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    I like the look....what's it weigh in at?
    Life is about the ride.

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    Sweet build. I would have gone with red I9s though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    Sweet build. I would have gone with red I9s though.
    I debated for 2 months before I settled on the stealth bling.

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    Perfect! Nice build man.

    When I rode a bike with I9s for the first time I kept thinking someone was coming up from behind me every time I stopped pedalling. I even pulled over and looked back a couple of times. They're loud...... but pretty.

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    My I9's are nowhere near as loud as my ProII's.

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    That is one of the nicest builds I have ever seen.
    That is a very well thought out parts list.
    Please let us know how it rides once the forks are repaired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny427
    I debated for 2 months before I settled on the stealth bling.
    I run red I9s on my White Socom with red bits and it looks pretty good.

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    FWIW, my I9s are extremely quiet. I'm running all 6 pawls and at about 10mph the sound of my tires hitting the dirt is much louder than the whir of the hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny427
    FWIW, my I9s are extremely quiet. I'm running all 6 pawls and at about 10mph the sound of my tires hitting the dirt is much louder than the whir of the hub.
    They get much louder.

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