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    ah enough posts for pics
    Put on weight, up to just under 30lbs, swapped forks for both thru's so couple of new sets of wheels, swapped brakes to XT with big discs, went 10 speed
    light wheels, heavy tyres


    heavier wheels, lighter tyres


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    My tracer with last updates. almost 4 years with me and still i love it.
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    High in Colorado

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    Update to my Tracer VP - new wheelset and tyres

    Mavic XM719 on Hope Pro2 with Schwalbe Nobby Nic and Racing Ralph. Notcicably better pedaling compared to my old Kenda Nevegals on Spank Subrosa rims.


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    Good looking rig jeremy - I'm a big fan of that flat black. Do you have any room to drop to a shorter and slightly lower stem? (hard to tell but it looks like an 70-90mm on there) I noticed a marked improvement in overall handling when I went to a stiff 60mm zero degree stem with 760mm riser bars. But judging from the XL frame and post height you may need all the room you can get. At 6'2" im pushing the limits of my large T2 but find the stability benefits outweigh the initial cramped feeling. Just my $.02

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    Thanks. Being 6'5" the riding position is good for my everyday riding, but i do feel a shorter stem for more steeper technical terrain would indeed help. I will get round to trying a shorter stem.

    Quote Originally Posted by trojans1993 View Post
    Good looking rig jeremy - I'm a big fan of that flat black. Do you have any room to drop to a shorter and slightly lower stem? (hard to tell but it looks like an 70-90mm on there) I noticed a marked improvement in overall handling when I went to a stiff 60mm zero degree stem with 760mm riser bars. But judging from the XL frame and post height you may need all the room you can get. At 6'2" im pushing the limits of my large T2 but find the stability benefits outweigh the initial cramped feeling. Just my $.02

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    Ok, so maybe it isn't the best view of my bike, but I found this picture today on my GoPro and liked it a lot. Those are my buddies in front of me on our first time doing lift-assist riding in Pennsylvania.


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    My Intense Tracer VP

    Here is my set up.. I just added the new 34 ctd fox float and the bike feels amazing! Bike weighs in at 27.5 pounds.

    Frame: Medium - Works Blue
    Fork: Fox Float CTD 34 160mm
    Shock: Fox RP23
    Headset: Chris King
    Handle Bar: Easton Haven Carbon
    Stem: Thomson X4 70mm
    Brake: Shimano XTR Trial
    Rotor: Ice Tech (7 inch front, 6 inch back)
    Crank: Raceface Sixc (double ring w/bash)
    Pedal: Loaded Flat Pedals
    Shifters: Shimano XTR
    Derailluers: Shimano XTR
    Cassette: Shimano XTR
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Ti
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Wheelset: Easton Haven
    Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevevalenuela View Post
    Here is my set up.. I just added the new 34 ctd fox float and the bike feels amazing! Bike weighs in at 27.5 pounds.
    Sweet !! How tall are you ?

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    I'm 5'7.

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    intense are the best looking bikes and makes unique the experience to own one of this beasts

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevevalenuela View Post
    Here is my set up.. I just added the new 34 ctd fox float and the bike feels amazing! Bike weighs in at 27.5 pounds.

    Frame: Medium - Works Blue
    Fork: Fox Float CTD 34 160mm
    Shock: Fox RP23
    Headset: Chris King
    Handle Bar: Easton Haven Carbon
    Stem: Thomson X4 70mm
    Brake: Shimano XTR Trial
    Rotor: Ice Tech (7 inch front, 6 inch back)
    Crank: Raceface Sixc (double ring w/bash)
    Pedal: Loaded Flat Pedals
    Shifters: Shimano XTR
    Derailluers: Shimano XTR
    Cassette: Shimano XTR
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Ti
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Wheelset: Easton Haven
    Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25
    Beautiful!

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    Latest upgrades

    Tracer VP Photo Album-395492_10200335244250905_1306932991_n-1.jpgUpdated build: Replaced the RP23 and Talas with a DHX5 ti spring and a Van36. Huge difference in the ride. Also added some straitline AMPs and Atlas bars and stem and a set of Schwalbe HDs.

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    Nice upgrades E203, i dig that matte black finish. Thinking about upgrading the RP23 on my T2 as well - how much do you suffer on the climbs going from air to spring on the TVP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojans1993 View Post
    Nice upgrades E203, i dig that matte black finish. Thinking about upgrading the RP23 on my T2 as well - how much do you suffer on the climbs going from air to spring on the TVP?
    Thanks, I live in FL where we ride mostly in reclaimed phosphate mines. The climbs are short and steep so I hardly notice the extra weight. The ti spring reduces the weight by about 1/2 pound. The bike is just under 31 pounds. The biggest difference was the coil in the front which now tracks much better and makes it easier to pop the front end up quickly over roots and rocks. The bike launches off of lips and wooden stunts much better with the coils on both ends. It just became a more responsive and funner ride for me.

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    finally bit the bullet & went 1x10, cheap mrp in the chainreaction sale, mud tyres on the light wheels back down to 28.5lbs

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    I still love that swirl paint job. I gotta try that on something sometime.

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    I only have one ride on it but I love it! Replaced my 2001 Tracer.
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    Looking to pick up a new old stock 2010 tracer VP in works red. My question is how dose a 150mm fork work with the 6.0 in the rear or would you run it in the 5.5 in the rear. Iím in So Cal and wanting to do some enduro racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoknight View Post
    Looking to pick up a new old stock 2010 tracer VP in works red. My question is how dose a 150mm fork work with the 6.0 in the rear or would you run it in the 5.5 in the rear. Iím in So Cal and wanting to do some enduro racing.
    Run it either way, but for Enduro, definitely 6". What size are you looking for?
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    im looking at a md

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    moto - I ran my TVP in both 5.5" & 6.0" starting with a Fox 32 140mm then switching to a Fox 36 160mm (both TALAS). You can run it in either mode depending on the trail, the geometry works with either combination. In my experience, the 6" was more fun on the rough stuff but very tricky to eliminate pedal bob on the climbs. In 5.5" the bike is more responsive and a better climber but definitely not as plush. Do you already have the 150 fork? If not I would consider a 36 160mm for the TVP or the T2 - noticeably stiffer and more confidence inspiring than the 32 for rougher riding, but for racing with some good climbs the 32 is very capable.

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    trojans1993 I have the 150mm and run the same trails you do. Do you feel that your T2 is a big step up over the TVP i saw it on STR. I have a wheel set that will let me run a 12mm to 10mm bolt on step down to work on th TVP to make it stiffer. Trying to way out the cost to go with the T2 over what I can get the TVP for. Im coming for a stumpy.

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    The rear end is stiffer on the T2 compared to the TVP but I never tried it with anything other than a 9QR axle so your axles setup may help out there. Other than that, the G1 dropouts were nice because they gave me the option of converting to 650b. Other than that, I really liked my TVP and it rides very similar to the T2. If you are a bigger guy that cranks hard on the back end then a gently used T2 might be a better option. But if you found a killer deal on a TVP and you want a solid "do it all" bike the TVP is still a great option IMO. Hope it helps.

    BTW - I sold the TVP to my riding partner who is 6'1 200lbs and its still going strong and he loves it too.

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    thx i pulled the trigger and here is my new ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoknight View Post
    thx i pulled the trigger and here is my new ride
    Nice build, I dig that black - I'm positive you will love the way it rides in just about all conditions. Have fun and get it dirty now.

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    Update to my Tracer VP: swapped my Rockshox Rev for a Fox Float 34, then added TR Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35" Pacestar tires, F & R. Absolutely fantastic
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    Tracer Wannabe...

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    My new tracer build
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    Tracer VP MD
    Fox rp23 adaptive logic rear shock
    Fox talas 36mm with the rcl and fit
    Sun ringlet charger pro wheels with the thru axel rear bolt on
    XT 785 crankset 2x10 26-38
    XT 785 brakes with ice tech rotors and ti bolts
    XT 786 shadow plus rear derailleur
    XT 785 front derailleur
    XT 785 shifters
    XT 785 Cassettes 11-36
    KS dropper post
    Easton Haven stem 65mm
    Carbon handle bars
    Crank Brothers candy 3 pedals
    Bionic chain guide

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    Spent a few months getting the parts together to build this TVP up, and I am very happy,although it turned out a little heavier than expected but I don't feel it on the trail.

    Tracer VP Large
    Marzocchi 44 RC3 Ti
    Marzocchi Roco LO
    XM819 + CK hubs
    Panaracer CG ACAM 2.35 F/R
    XTR Brakes
    XTR Drivetrain
    Syntace bar/stem/seatpost
    Chromag Trailmaster LTD saddle.

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    Love it!

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    bye bye Intense

    the chainstay crack was getting too much - FAF - flexi as **** so has been resigned to the commuter bike with slicks
    hello Norco forum

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    That is cool! Killer B?

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    My rig as she stands today (literally - took this picture this afternoon).

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    Made a few changes - why did I wait 3 years to get a CCDB???? even with the wrong size spring (500lbs rather than 550) giving me almost 50% sag it rode better than the fox ever did.
    Plus the Reverb makes life easy, but it didn't like being cooked in the shed in the recent UK hot weather!! (but my friendly not-so-LBS sorted it when they fitted my DB - few!)



    Pre Leigh Woods/Ashton Court blast, some proper ridding next time to work the shock!

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    Added race face 32 tooth narrow-wide and dropped the front derailleur! Here you can see it poking out from underneath the Bash Guide because I couldn't see fit to get rid of that.

    I've long thought about going single ring. After today's ride, I love it! I may look at getting an 11-34 cassette out back, but the narrow-wide ring does its job. No upper guide needed. Combined with the C.Guide down low the ride was as quiet as it's ever been. I kept the C. Guide on because my rear derailleur isn't the clutch-type.

    I've got red elsewhere on the bike but they were out of the red ring when I was ordering. I also got to thinking, "why does my bike need to be based solely around the very much overused black and red palette?" I think it looks great, but I may be biased.

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    Here is my toy...





    Nothing fancy, but it works:

    Lyrik 170mm
    Stock RP23 (better than expected)
    XT cranks
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    Saint rear der. / SLX front
    Alexrims Supra w/ Muddy Mary & Ardent
    Syncros headset and saddle
    Bionicon c-guide v2

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    New (to me) 2010 Tracer VP!

    Just finished getting her built up today, and went on my maiden ride! This is what I'll call an eBay bike. Bought the frame/shock used, then searched and found mostly take-offs and slightly used components to complete the build.

    2010 Intense Tracer VP size small, with Fox RP23 shock
    Fork 2013 Fox Talas 34 CTD 160mm
    Wheels Easton Haven UST. Front 15mm through, Rear 10x135 QR
    Tires Kenda Slant 6 2.35" non UST, running tubeless
    Headset Cane Creek 40 series
    Handle Bar Easton Monkey Lite 690mm
    Stem Thomson Elite 70mm
    Brakes Shimano XT hydraulic disk
    Rotors Shimano SLX 160mm
    Rear Derailleur SRAM XO Type 2 med cage
    Front Derailleur N/A
    Crankset SRAM XX1 32t
    Cassette SRAM XO 11-36 10sp
    Chain KSG 10sp
    Rear Shifter SRAM XO trigger
    Pedals Crank Brothers Mallet 2

    Haven't had a chance to weigh it yet, but I'm thrilled with the build so far. I think I'm going to like the 1x10 set up. It was very quiet, smooth, chain stayed on and had minimal chain slap. I did have to hike a bike but not much more than I've recently had to do on this same ride with my lightweight hardtail. Without even trying, I set my PR on the downhill section of the ride. Awesome!

    I think the first pic is a more accurate depiction of the color...

    Here's my ride: Mountain Bike Ride Profile | New Bike bike-hike near Prescott, AZ, USA | Times and Records | Strava
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    Looks great! I hope to upgrade to XX1 or the level below that is coming out soon on mine. 1x seems like a great choice for my area. You will set many new PR's on the downhill sections, trust me.

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    A few updates since my last post...




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    Is that an XL?

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    Yes XL - from the first batch to come to the UK.

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    Pike fitted... what a fork this is!




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    Looking good Jeremy!

    If I ever upgrade from my Lyrik, it would be to a Pike or a new Lyrik (lighter like Fox's new 36 - if you're listening SRAM). I've been running a 1 degree angleset to slacken the bike out and I really like how it feels. Can you say how much the addition of that bottom cup slacks out the HA? Looks like you're running a large, so in stock trim I'm estimating the HA was around 68degrees...

    Love my Tracer VP and with the reduced amount of riding I get to do anymore, it's all I need. I imagine someday I may be upgrading to a 275 wheeled bike (might not have a choice), but fork will likely come first. Are you running the 275 fork or the 26?
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    Coming from 09 36 VanR which has always been overkill for me. A great fork though. Believe the hype this thing is like butter out the box... set up air pressure as per chart on fork and your good to go.

    Mines is 26" 150mm. I just don't think upgrading to 27.5" and carbon frame will give me more fun. As much as i like the look of the BronsonC or Nomad. Mines is XL frame. As for running a few spacers thats just to get the bars a bit higher to my liking.

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    Pike stealth graphics







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    Looks great Jeremy! Did you get a 26" Pike or did you go with a 27.5"? Can't really tell from the axle trail in the pic. Been thinking of lightening things up with a Pike myself, but I run a Medium frame w/ a 160 Lyrik and an angleset to get it to a 66.5 degree HA. I think the additional height w/ a Pike 27.5 would mean I could forego the angleset to approximate the geometry.
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    Anyone want to sell their tracer vp? Size medium

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    Quote Originally Posted by worldkaoz View Post
    Anyone want to sell their tracer vp? Size medium
    If you want mint large Works Red frame, I have one.

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    Thanks, but i have a large vp already and is just a tad bit too big

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    Tracer 275C Pro Build with Cane Creek DB in SoCal trails.
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