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    Big bike ?

    Either Intense or Foes. Which makes the better frame? More specifically the Intense Socom or the Foes Fly. Which frame would take the most punishment from a 185lbs rider?

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    i know intense has super good build quality, at least they did a few years ago.
    but the socom isnt the beefiest bike in the world compared to the fly

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    nice warranty with Intense....SoCom's are FRO (for race only) still strong though.......Fly is stronger....but I'd rather have the Socom any day.....
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    for strength, fly. for bling factor and badassness get the socom. at 185lb, you arent super heavy, but not really light either. Just think of that when making the decision
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    what do you mean by better? I'd venture to say that the intense is definitely stronger..

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    Go intense, they make really great frames!

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    I'd rather have a SoCom, but I weigh 165 with gear, so breaking a frame isn't something I typically worry about.

    The Foes is definitely a beefier build, though.
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by $ally Hu$tle
    what do you mean by better? I'd venture to say that the intense is definitely stronger..
    Not necessarily, like SMT mentioned the socom is for race only. Frames for race only are meant to be used for a season and then replaced. Frames like the fly are meant to be used over and over again.

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    Intense... it doesnt have a Curnutt...

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    I know this isnt one of your options. And people arent too keen on them, but...

    Nicolai ION st (reviewed in German mag with freeride build, 39lbs)
    Nicolai Helius ST (super solid and great suspensions)

    But if it was between the two youve chose and you wanted burlyness..the Foes, even if 185lbs wont do the socom damage.

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    i'd take the Fly, but without the Curnutt

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