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    Thanks for the feedback!

    To answer a few questions:
    My height: 5'6" (and an eigth ~8^)... the small is perfect for me.
    Bike weight.. unofficial is 33.5lbs
    HA with Fox 36 Van should be 66 with slack G3 and 67.5 with steep G3.. but I haven't measured it
    Why Van over Float? I'm a coil guy and willing to pay the weight penalty to get it.
    Why not a 180mm with drop seat? The best reason is this bike is to fill a gap in my garage. I have a Santa Cruz VP Free with Marz 888 and a Fifth Element, Mav 729's with 2.6" on them.. this is my big hit bike... so I wanted to build a lighter, more nimble all mountain rig in the Uzzi.

    The shock is a CCDB 8.75x2.75 with a Manitou Ti spring, 400lbs and 1.43" id.

    There is one downside to the bike. The other night, during a romantic interlude with the wife, I said "you're so Uzzi".. she didn't like that. Afterwards, I said "wow, that was Intense".. she didn't like that either. I'm pretty happy sleeping in the garage, tho, now my precious little Uzzi is out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffshredman
    There is one downside to the bike. The other night, during a romantic interlude with the wife, I said "you're so Uzzi".. she didn't like that. Afterwards, I said "wow, that was Intense".. she didn't like that either. I'm pretty happy sleeping in the garage, tho, now my precious little Uzzi is out there
    at least you didn't call out 'oh uzzi!' in the middle

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    I think they measured the headangle with a flush headset so your's might be slightly slacker with the Chris King bottom cup on there (nominal difference though). Looks real nice!

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    Recently swapped the coil for an air shock and took it out for a DH race!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nanhar
    Recently swapped the coil for an air shock and took it out for a DH race!
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    tell me something more ab. difference between coil vs. air ?

    I see that you have gravity dropper ... cool show more pic how it looks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kondi
    tell me something more ab. difference between coil vs. air ?

    I see that you have gravity dropper ... cool show more pic how it looks
    The Fox coil was just too soft and ineffective for climbing for me, not being a strong climber (due to knee injury). I tried stiffer springs and more air and could never get it to where I needed it to be (there was just too much sag and riding G-outs and switchbacks uphill was just too draining). I tested it with the Fox Air shock and found it to be very plush on the downhill and much easier to climb with. I am running 300lbs in the main chamber and 200# in the smaller one.

    Yes, I am running the GD Turbo and love it. I have the 1"/3" version.

    I don't have any close up pictures of the mods yet, I will have to take some.

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    Some more pics

    Has been raining long weeks here & at last went out the street.

    Can't wait to taste in his truly place.
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    Nice shots, what camera / lens?

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    Exactly this:


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    Ok, I'll just be jealous about the bike then

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    I'm sure this has been covered but couldn't find answer quickly so maybe y'all can help. Which hole on the Uzzi's shock mount is for short travel? Lower or upper hole? It really would be nice if Intense published a bit more information on their website.

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    Edit mistake.
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    I think it is the other way around.

    I think the upper is for longer travel and the lower is for shorter travel. Not sure about the math behind it but I am pretty sure that is how it goes.

    Edit: Here is a link with Intense stating the lower hole on the Tracer is 5.5 and the upper hole is 6.0. I assume it is the same for the Uzzi

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    Hmmm, Hiramson's logic is correct so hows it Jeff says its the other way around, does the ~VPP movement do something weird to the math there?
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    I think the logic is that when you have a longer lever (bottom hole) it moves the shock an increased amount for a given travel in the rear wheel. The shorter lever (top hole) doesn't actuate the shock as much.

    There are multiple threads explaining that the lower hole is the reduced travel setting.

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    I'll side with you smithrider the upper hole is the long travel position and lower is the shorter travel position.

    I agree with richiban how about a quick guide on the website. Positions, part diagrams, dissasembling instructions, front derailler and chain guide compatability and torque settings. Just for the people out there who are silly enough to work on our own bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiramson
    Upper (short linkage radius) = short travel

    Lower (longer linkage radius) = long travel
    Let me correct you..
    The longer linkage radius takes more travel from a shock stroke at the same wheel travel than the shorter linkage radius, it means that the stroke will end faster & the wheel travel will be shorter. And vice versa.
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    Just a quick graphic to demonstrate, Upper hole is longer travel, as Smith and others said.

    I was tired when i read this ha ha!!

    Upper bolt hole shows less shock travel for the same wheel travel due to the shorter swing-link radius. So, the shock has got more compression left available for more wheel travel.

    Sorry about the crude vector. Hope it helps.


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    Awesome, man. Thanks!

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    This is my extraordinary Uzzi:
    -Frame: Intense Uzzi Vp Blu works taglia M;
    -Rear Shock: Fox DHX Air 5.0;
    -Fork: Fox Talas RC2 Fit;
    -Brake: Hope V2 Tech;
    -Discs: Braking semiflottanti->203mm e 184mm
    -Group: XTR -> Crankset 172,5 22-32-44, rear derailleur shadow medium cage, front derailleur 34,9, chain, pedals, shift levers, cassette sprocket 12-34;
    -Wheels: Spinergy Xyclone Enduro 24 rims;
    -Tyres: Michelin All Terrain 2.35-2.20 ;
    -Saddle: Selle Italia SLC
    -Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece;
    -Stem: Thomson X4 70mm;
    -Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite Xc Hi-Rize 68,5
    -Headset: ChrisKing devolution 1,5-1-1/8;
    -Bottom Bracket: ChrisKing;
    -Handlebar grips: Odi Rogue;
    -Seat collar: Hope
    -Rear QR: Hope

    Weight: 14,4 Kg...









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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    Upper bolt hole shows less shock travel for the same wheel travel due to the shorter swing-link radius.

    So, the shock has got more compression left available for more wheel travel.
    That's was just the confusion subject for me.

    I thought partial and in abstract: radius length as compression capability (less lenght = less compression).

    Apologizes.


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    Just one thing still confuse me about the graphic:

    How is you are talking about the SAME WHEEL TRAVEL?

    Aren't we talking about to change this wheel travel by changing those bolts in the linkage?

    Thanks in advance.

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    We're talking about the same in comparison, Hiramson, ha ha!

    The first 5" or equivalent are still moving through almost exactly the same curve, but the short travel will end quicker because the shock is compressing more in the first 5", whereas in the long travel position, the shock compresses less, and so when it gets to 5.5" it still has a little ways to go, allowing the full 6" or whatever.
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    Orange-Goblin, thank you very much indeed about clarify. All uderstood. (Bad day).

    Upper = long & Lower = short. Graphics express that very clear.

    Look forward to prove that on downhills & taste reactions on that. Couple of days ago I came out to go fitting with the bike riding trhough the city and fits really really maneuverable (lower bolt anchor & relaxed angles dropouts).

    If this proved getting a very equilibrate bike (at 1st sight, awainting to getting offroad), I look forward to prove too how will it rides with upper anchor + relaxed dropouts for downhill and with lower anchor + vertical angles dropouts for more relaxed long routes pedaling.

    Really is a very versatil bike all mountain/freeride riders aimed.


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    hello i have an uzzi vp with coil (i will post photos soon)and i want to learn how the uzzi works with the dhx air? advantages and disadvantages

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    So, I went and ordered on of these. Let's see how how and when it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kostas
    hello i have an uzzi vp with coil (i will post photos soon)and i want to learn how the uzzi works with the dhx air? advantages and disadvantages
    For me, it climbs much better with the air shock. I have not found any disadvantages yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanhar
    For me, it climbs much better with the air shock. I have not found any disadvantages yet.

    http://www.socaltrailriders.org/foru...p;d=1265986699
    Better then what? Due to the weight advantage or you feel the dhx air is just a superior shock to the ccdb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    Better then what? Due to the weight advantage or you feel the dhx air is just a superior shock to the ccdb?
    I can only compare the Fox shocks. I had the coil and it was great for descending but crap for climbing, no matter which spring, air pressure, rebound, etc., I could never get it stiff enough for climbing. The 2 shocks themselves weigh almost the same, then add the weight of your spring. My bike in it's current configuration weighs 32.5lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiss intense
    Is this your intended colour scheme?

    Would like to see the bike actually done like that, have you bought one yet?
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    hi
    i'm intense dealer in switzerland and this one is my 3. uzzi, first works than works blue and now ultra violet.
    the paintjob is made by intense cycles usa. with signature from mr.intense
    so believe it or not.
    you can visite my shop to see the bike live.

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    I love the purple uzzi <3

    What's the wheelset, dt tricon?

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    the wheels are dt ex 1550 carbon
    my intense bikes
    family
    uzzi, tracer, 951 and 3 ms racing prototypes tazer ht, m6, 6.66
    have fun

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    I dunno about the color....and the wheels + tires. They look more trail bike/all mountain to me.

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    I've met Swiss Intense's Ultraviolet Uzzi in person. It's a sweet looking bike.

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    hi ir12daveor
    cooper i love it
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    One more for the list







    Specs:
    Frame: Large Uzzi VP, raw,
    Rear shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel
    Fork: Lyrik U-turn with 2010 MiCo DH and rebound
    Headset: Cane Creek XXc Flush II
    Stem: Thomson, 50mm
    Bars: Easton Monkey Lite DH
    Brakes: Avid Elixr CR, 185mm front, 160mm rear
    Shifters: SRAM X.0 triggers
    Front derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear derailleur: Sram X.0 med cage
    Cranks: Shimano XT, Gammut P30 bash / Blackspire Stinger Guide
    Wheels: Chris King hubs w/Fun bolts, 135 x 12mm rear, 20mm front
    Rims: Mavic 819
    Pedals: Deity Decoy
    Weight: 34.5 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRider
    I dunno about the color....and the wheels + tires. They look more trail bike/all mountain to me.
    Well he does have a 951 too!!! A lot of the Uzzi type trails over here have a bit of pedalling to do to get to them. I have my Uzzi set up in a similar way (not quite as light as Swiss Intense's though) and its a bike I'll do 3000+ feet of climbing and 10000+ feet of descending on in a day.

    Any more climbing and I'll use my 5.5. (Speaking of which... My wheels ready yet Swiss Intense? Only kidding, no hurry.)

    Horses for courses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiss intense
    hi
    i'm intense dealer in switzerland and this one is my 3. uzzi, first works than works blue and now ultra violet.
    the paintjob is made by intense cycles usa. with signature from mr.intense
    so believe it or not.
    you can visite my shop to see the bike live.
    Seeing your 'intense family' pic i don't doubt it exists, but you've messed with the colour in that pic so much that it looks badly ps'ed.



    The Red on the DT Swiss wheels, and decal on the X0 mech are now Pink because of the changes, thats what makes it look PS'ed.

    In the picture of all your bikes its clearly red as usual, and the Violet is far more realistic.

    Sorry for doubting ya, but that pic does the bike no justice....or favours!!

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    Who went from a Slopestyle to the Uzzi...

    I am on the verge of buying an Uzzi and would love to hear that it rides very similar to the Slopestyle. This is going to be my only ride
    so I want it to handle jumps and corners well.
    I realize that it will climb better and handle other areas well.
    Will I even notice a difference with a 1/4 to 1/2 inch rise in the BB?
    Thanks for any info

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    TBH, the top picture is actually how the bike looks. The saturation looks like it is pumped up a bit in the picture, but the colour is quite accurate.



    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    Seeing your 'intense family' pic i don't doubt it exists, but you've messed with the colour in that pic so much that it looks badly ps'ed.



    The Red on the DT Swiss wheels, and decal on the X0 mech are now Pink because of the changes, thats what makes it look PS'ed.

    In the picture of all your bikes its clearly red as usual, and the Violet is far more realistic.

    Sorry for doubting ya, but that pic does the bike no justice....or favours!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ir12daveor
    Well he does have a 951 too!!! A lot of the Uzzi type trails over here have a bit of pedalling to do to get to them. I have my Uzzi set up in a similar way (not quite as light as Swiss Intense's though) and its a bike I'll do 3000+ feet of climbing and 10000+ feet of descending on in a day.
    All I am saying is that if the terrain calls for a coil shock and a Totem normally Nobby Nics are not the tires I want to use. Especially not paired with carbon rims. Fat Alberts or Big Bettys FWIW.

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    hi
    i ride the noby's in normal trail use and i like them. my uzzi weight 14.2kg trail use.
    hc ride i change to 909 or edge.
    dh ride sorry i go with my 951 and intruders.
    see you @ clown shoes this summer.
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    OT - i am thinking about refinishing the totem, is that anodized or powder coated? any special prep required?

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    uzzi totem

    hi
    totem color is genuine rock shox. powder coated
    special color for bike company, oem
    the casting is magnesium so by careful!

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    Hey Hiramson, any idea what kind of weight your Uzzi is coming in at? Looks fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalhead
    Hey Hiramson, any idea what kind of weight your Uzzi is coming in at? Looks fantastic!
    There you have...




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    Great thanks. I thought it would be fairly similar to mine (and it is). How's the CCDB?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalhead
    How's the CCDB?
    Sweet, veeeeery sweet, smooth... because his hidraulic work.

    Amazing shock.

    Love it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiramson
    Sweet, veeeeery sweet, smooth... because his hidraulic work.

    Amazing shock.

    Love it.

    Now, imagine the day when you star to use it..............properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by sas2
    Now, imagine the day when you star to use it..............properly


    Will you teach me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiramson


    Will you teach me?
    You don´t need teaching............what you need is encouraging

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    Quote Originally Posted by sas2
    ............what you need is encouraging


    Wow!

    I asume that... er.... mmm... will you teach me?

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    Mine has made some changes over the past few months.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Uzzi VP photo album-4369286540_af10b020a2_b.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by davet
    Mine has made some changes over the past few months.
    So did you ever get your dual ring to mount? I gave up on mine, I think I could have spaced out the guide with washers on the back and the cranks with a 1mm spacer but I decided to just run a BB mounted Stinger and save me some pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqwid
    So did you ever get your dual ring to mount? I gave up on mine, I think I could have spaced out the guide with washers on the back and the cranks with a 1mm spacer but I decided to just run a BB mounted Stinger and save me some pain.
    Not yet. I smoked the Gamut on a log and bent it to to crap so I put the Stinger back on (which works perfectly) and recently put the Gamut P30 on to test it out. The P30 is a perfect fit by the way, just make sure you order the one for a 951 as it has a flush mount roller axle.

    I do have a new Gamut dual backplate, and I had a buddy mill the granny side of the dual roller back a couple of mm's, so that should solve the chainline issue. I'll put it back on next week and see how it fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davet
    I do have a new Gamut dual backplate, and I had a buddy mill the granny side of the dual roller back a couple of mm's, so that should solve the chainline issue.
    I wish I had friends that had access to milling machines.... so many solutions to so many problems

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    Hi guys, first of all sorry for my bad english!

    I have a question and I need your help:

    Uzzi VP frame is compatible with a 150 mm hub and cassette from 11/34 with Hammerschmidt?
    It can give some problems at the chain line since the hub (of 150 mm) moves the cassette to external?

    Thank for your help

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    Nice photo, you got some camera skills there.

    What is that chainstay protector? Smooth looking.
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    I quite like the look of these TI springs which are very sparse and fat. Is that Obtainium (at least comparing to crc nuke proof pics and what I find in google it seems that way)?

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    The chainstay protector is velcro. I silences any chainslap, is light, looks good and cleans easy.

    The Ti spring is a Manitou. Keep an eye out on Ebay, they come up every once in a while. They are much lighter than anything else. Since Obtanium only makes one length of spring, in the 450 they aren't much lighter than a 400x2.75 steel spring, once you throw in the adapters. The Manitou is only 275g and requires no adapters.

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    question for all you uzzi riders. I have a tracer that i had a 36 van on. I dont like the way it felt for freeride applications. I am looking at an uzzi and about to drop the $$ but would like to know how a 160 fork feels for FR. I understand everyones oppinions are different, but would like some imput anyway.

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    I took my new Uzzi out to southridge #4 this weekend and had a great time. First DH Race i have done since 97! This forum was a great help to me when building it up. It's not built for DH runs, more of a big-time trail bike. I ride it up and down hills. Managed a 3rd in expert, thanks to the bike.

    Photo by Mike Lord.

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    "Managed a 3rd in expert, thanks to the bike."

    Love your style: humility, no pads, going up against all those doublecrowns....

    much respect, and I doubt it had that much to do with the bike!

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    I felt like a jackass in the starting line. Looked like a world cup starting line!
    Gotta get a sharpie and put my name on my jersey.
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    Ok. That's enough of that banter guys. Keep posting those photos of your bikes. I wan't to raise the fever before my frame arrives.

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    Yeah, more pics of bikes built around raw frames, I need inspirarion for my build.

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    Updated Uzzi build

    Have been running this set-up for a few months now still luvin the uzzi hope to find a mini DH build that works just as good for the spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wee_ry
    Have been running this set-up for a few months now still luvin the uzzi hope to find a mini DH build that works just as good for the spring.
    What fender is that out back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Future

    That`s a large, yes? What`s it weigh with that 40? Nice build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdamschen
    What fender is that out back?
    Its a modified no name plastic carbon effect mudguard, think it was originally part of a fork mounted fender couple hours with a dremmel and heatgun to modify it for the Uzzi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wee_ry
    Its a modified no name plastic carbon effect mudguard, think it was originally part of a fork mounted fender couple hours with a dremmel and heatgun to modify it for the Uzzi.
    Thats pretty slick, I dig it

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    It`s a large! 17,7 kg.

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    My Uzzi with CCDB and Fulcrum Red Zone.






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    Here is my new Uzzi (built on the AM side). All of the parts were transfered from another bike except for the E Type derailler. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo; it was a camera phone. It looks a lot better in person!

    -Frame: Intense Uzzi Vp Works - Large
    -Rear Shock: Fox DHX Air 5.0
    -Fork: Fox 36 Talas RC2 1.5 '09
    -Brake: Elixir CR 203 / 160
    -Cranks: XT
    -Pedals:XTR
    -Deraillers: XT
    -Cassette: XT
    -Wheels: I9 Enduro
    -Tyres: Maxxis DHF 2.5 single ply front, Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.25 R rear
    -Saddle: WTB Devo
    -Seatpost: Thomson
    -Stem: Thomson 1.5 45mm
    -Handlebar: Race Face SIXC
    -Headset: ChrisKing 1.5
    -Handlebar grips: GA1
    -Rear QR: Salsa

    Weight: 32.75 lbs on digital bike scale
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    Last edited by smithrider; 03-13-2010 at 02:57 PM.

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    Lots of nice bikes in here.




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    LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT. Love the custom paint. IT WORKS.

    Is that a large? I`m only interested in looking at larges: MORE LARGES, PLEASE!
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    Oozy




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    Nice bike. Nice DOG!

    My Oooooozy should be here in a few days..... Can`t frikkin wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dopaminer
    LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT. Love the custom paint. IT WORKS.

    Is that a large?
    Thanks! It's a Medium...

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    Loving it! Mine will be pretty much the same. When it arrives....

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    What's with the buzzilion spacers under your stem?

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    36 talas, flush headset, runs around 67.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richiban
    36 talas, flush headset, runs around 67.5.
    What settings for the dropouts?

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    My Uzzi medium

    Hi,
    I've just finished it of and possibly will hit the track today.
    I can't wait. Couple of photos before getting her dirty.
    Cheers,Aris






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    Just thought I'd post some recent pictures of my bike as it's changed a bit since last time.





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    One more for the list in medium size

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    Man that looks fricking awesome!!! Whats it ride like with the boxxer and 7.5" rear travel?

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    Looks awesome,congratulations.
    I have a question as well. I saw that you have a double crank set in front,how is your pedalling with the Boxxer in front?
    I was thinking the same set up as well for mine,but finally didn't dare.
    Stick with the Totem DH Coil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesl3ell
    Man that looks fricking awesome!!! Whats it ride like with the boxxer and 7.5" rear travel?
    The Uzzi is a real DH bike!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aris_172
    Looks awesome,congratulations.
    I have a question as well. I saw that you have a double crank set in front,how is your pedalling with the Boxxer in front?
    I was thinking the same set up as well for mine,but finally didn't dare.
    Stick with the Totem DH Coil.
    well...since I mount the Boxxer I have not pedalling, only DH

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    I took my uzzi through its paces this weekend in Moab. Really pleased with the downhill handling, even with the DHX-A. It just ate porc rim and all the side features/drops up.

    It seems to pedal very well (pedaled soviergn and slick rock) for what it is and hides it weight well. I think the DHX-A propedal helped out alot with this. I will hold out final judgement on climbing until I crank up some real mountains and do some longer rides in colorado but I am pleased thus far. I really don't think I am giving up much climbing performance vs my Tracer with CCDB. Again, true uphill performance is yet to be tested.

    The biggest suprise was the bottom bracket height. I have not measured it but it felt appreciably lower than expected which is a positive. I just have to concentrate on managing pedal strikes on the tech climbs.

    I was running it in seven inch travel setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider
    I took my uzzi through its paces this weekend in Moab. Really pleased with the downhill handling, even with the DHX-A. It just ate porc rim and all the side features/drops up.

    It seems to pedal very well (pedaled soviergn and slick rock) for what it is and hides it weight well. I think the DHX-A propedal helped out alot with this. I will hold out final judgement on climbing until I crank up some real mountains and do some longer rides in colorado but I am pleased thus far. I really don't think I am giving up much climbing performance vs my Tracer with CCDB. Again, true uphill performance is yet to be tested.

    The biggest suprise was the bottom bracket height. I have not measured it but it felt appreciably lower than expected which is a positive. I just have to concentrate on managing pedal strikes on the tech climbs.

    I was running it in seven inch travel setting.
    I've been getting in as many rides as I can with my Uzzi and a CCDB around the front range and am totally digging it so far. I'm love how it behaves on trails like Dakota Ridge/Belcher Hill (White Ranch)/Apex. I don't know if you've had time to hit any trails out here since it has finally thawed but my only complaint about the Uzzi in CO is I tend to hit the trails a little faster than I should

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    I haven't yet but am really looking forward to it. I just had shoulder surgery so Moab was my first go at it. I am also excited about the new bike park in Buff Creek as well as in Golden.

    We are always looking for guys to ride with who pedal relatively slow uphill but rip it down. Give me an email if you want to hit a front range Uzzi ride sometime. I am in Highlands Ranch. (mattrsmith@hotmail.com)

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider
    I haven't yet but am really looking forward to it. I just had shoulder surgery so Moab was my first go at it. I am also excited about the new bike park in Buff Creek as well as in Golden.

    We are always looking for guys to ride with who pedal relatively slow uphill but rip it down. Give me an email if you want to hit a front range Uzzi ride sometime. I am in Highlands Ranch. (mattrsmith@hotmail.com)
    Email'd

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    Copper

    Looks much better in person: I tried my black Totem Air on the bike but for the forest slogging I do here in Maine it's overkill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikerx
    Looks much better in person: I tried my black Totem Air on the bike but for the forest slogging I do here in Maine it's overkill.
    What happened to your old one?

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