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    Intense Tracer 29er - will this get DC's panties wet?

    I saw this new Tracer 29er photo after looking at a photo of one of the new Breezer hardtails thanks to an email from toddre earlier today. Scrolling down you come to a really sharp looking apple green Intense 29er.

    Adjustable travel from 4.75 to 5.75" - maybe this will get DC off of Santa Cruz's back for a while.

    Here's the link to the MBA web page:

    http://www.mbaction.com/ME2/dirmod.a...BB7ED698F9415A

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    Fantastic!

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    I saw this new Tracer 29er photo after looking at a photo of one of the new Breezer hardtails thanks to an email from toddre earlier today. Scrolling down you come to a really sharp looking apple green Intense 29er.

    Adjustable travel from 4.75 to 5.75" - maybe this will get DC off of Santa Cruz's back for a while.

    Here's the link to the MBA web page:

    http://www.mbaction.com/ME2/dirmod.a...BB7ED698F9415A
    Lot's of exciting bikes coming out!

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    Be interesting to see what the geometry is like on their new 29er. The last version was scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Be interesting to see what the geometry is like on their new 29er. The last version was scary.
    Yea, scary FAST and perfectly precise for eastern woods singletrack. People need to learn to adapt and try to appreciate a bike before knocking it and/or selling it after a weekend of riding then coming on here and stating opinion as fact. But hey, that's what this place is all about...

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    Spider was a xc bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Be interesting to see what the geometry is like on their new 29er. The last version was scary.
    quick steering for sure. I liked the demo I tried with wide bars. great for single track.

    My guess is that this new bike will be more of a trail bike (whatever that means)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee
    quick steering for sure. I liked the demo I tried with wide bars. great for single track.

    My guess is that this new bike will be more of a trail bike (whatever that means)
    Yep, the Spider is an XC bike for sure. It would make sense thought that if this Tracer was going to be pointed downhill more to slacken out that head tube some, especially since that may keep the naysayers at bay and sell them more bikes. But man, I do love how the Spider 29 handles, at least out east around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    maybe this will get DC off of Santa Cruz's back for a while.
    I've got 2 dollars he'll chime in saying it needs XYZ in order for it to be a perfect. DC is never happy. Maybe DC is actually a woman??
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    Looks great, nice colour too! Here's one of the prototypes...


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    I know, I take it personally too when people say such horrible things about my bikes.

    It was scary on some of my trails and way too twitchy on certain sections. It did nicely on twisty and tight trails. Sure you can get used to anything and I know why Intense kept such a steep HA back then but it would be silly to do that now when we know so much more about 29er frame design. If you shorten the wheelbase a bit, you can slacken the HA (and maintain good trail numbers with new offset forks) and still have a quick-handling bike.

    I bet the new bike will be slacker without lengthening the WB much.

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    Nah, he whines too much to be a woman. Intense is better off not listening to him. He is a 29er e-extremist with no actual experience or knowledge. Intense actually has good designers and the last thing they need is DC bothering them with his silly ideas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Logantri
    I've got 2 dollars he'll chime in saying it needs XYZ in order for it to be a perfect. DC is never happy. Maybe DC is actually a woman??

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee
    blah blah blah
    shut up. thought you were banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    Looks great, nice colour too! Here's one of the prototypes...


    nice, doesn't look like it was smashed into a brick wall.

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    MAny new choices for next year. Nice

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    I gotta admit- this is the first Intense I would consider buying as long as the geo is solid and the durability is not an issue. They have so much knowledge on what has worked and what hasn't worked. I hope they have used that well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    Looks great, nice colour too! Here's one of the prototypes...

    Needs moar cross-chaining.

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    I've been waiting for that. I knew something new was coming out but not as a Tracer. I see that they have what looks like a 120mm. Fox on it. I think I would like to try a 140mm. Marzocchi on it. Hopefully there will be one or two more longer travel 29" forks shown at Interbike.

    I think I'll place my order now. If it's as great a bike as my 5point5 has been for the past 5 years I can't go wrong.

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    Good job! 5.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie
    I've been waiting for that. I knew something new was coming out but not as a Tracer. I see that they have what looks like a 120mm. Fox on it. I think I would like to try a 140mm. Marzocchi on it. Hopefully there will be one or two more longer travel 29" forks shown at Interbike.

    I think I'll place my order now. If it's as great a bike as my 5point5 has been for the past 5 years I can't go wrong.

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    I loved my 5.5!....Plush pedaled great

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    That photo's also up on Singletrackworld, where, with a little magnification, it looks as if those are Weirwolfs in there, which is nice to know.

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    Rear Maxle Lite?

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    DC, I'm extremely disappointed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield
    Rear Maxle Lite?
    Really, is that all you have!!!
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    When it comes to frame yes, but the build... so Fox without 20mmQR sucks and so do non-36 spoked wheels. What is the wheelbase and CS? and I'll continue

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    CAnt wait to see the Geo numbers

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    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles
    CAnt wait to see the Geo numbers
    The adjustable travel is a nice feature

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    Now thats nice! Hmm, lots of good 29er full sussers about... Too much temptation!

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