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    Which is Stronger ???

    Between the Yeti 303 and the Intense M6- Which is STRONGER?

    Been looking at both to upgrade, to race again- but needs to be a strong bike too ( am 225lbs- 97KG about )

    Have not heard any bad stuff about the 303, but the the M6 being new, is not proven yet with normal- non pro riders. The 303 is 6.5 K here and the M6 is 4.6K

    Price is a factor, but so is the - How many seasons factor......


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    Have no idea!

    I'm not big on Intense, no real reasons apart from some cs issues with the earlier VPX and hassle building one up..

    But I like the new Yeti 303 heres a sick one built by one of the boys on RideMonkey damits sick!

    Oh Sam Blinkensop and Justin Leov ride on the yeti team good ole kiwi boy's so I'm rooting for em and Yeti




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    you will not break either one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hab1b
    you will not break either one.



    And even if you do ya got warranty

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    keep an eye on the M6.
    the 303 is a race bred frame with the rails need constant regulation' lubrication' and maintenance.

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    My friend has a yeti with all the bolts it has he is nothing but problems.

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    Yeti's CS sucks like hell too. If you break one... good luck with trying to get a warranty out of them. The turnaround for them is unknown... the LBS finally took the hit after 3-1/2 wks and just replaced it at their own cost... never heard how long it took the LBS to get it replaced.
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    I'm 6'3, 200 pounds and ride an M6, for the short time I've had it, I haven't had any problems.

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    Thanks lilswert11,

    What kind of riding do you do? Just race or some freeriding etc.....


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    i do more freeriding, i just love to bomb down the trails. (Which the M6 is great for)

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    cool,

    do much jumping ?

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    yea i do, if you've never ridden a VPP bike before, it might take a little getting used but i got mine dialed in about a day. Once you get used to it feels great, the 10 inches of rear travel also feels great on the bigger drops as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilswert11
    yea i do, if you've never ridden a VPP bike before, it might take a little getting used but i got mine dialed in about a day. Once you get used to it feels great, the 10 inches of rear travel also feels great on the bigger drops as well.
    M6's don't have that much travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lollapalooza
    M6's don't have that much travel.
    i was estimating, i'm not sure the actual number

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    frame wise, im sure theyre both equaly strong but after that u need to factor in, like many people have said the the bearings and the sliders on the 303. id go for the m6 the 303s sliders are just a nightmare

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    M6=9.3 inches of travel

    Love it when people take the time to say you are wrong but provide no useful info. I wish my brain could filter out those posts and save myself the lost seconds.

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    the rails on the 303 are not too big of a hassle as long as you lube them before each ride which would take like what 3 minutes. besides it is constantly being proven as a race winner all the way up to the world cup level
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    Thanks guys

    Are there any stats on the m6 yet, checked the intense HP, not there yet.


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    I weigh 210 and ride DH with a mixture of FR.....do drops on the M-3 up to 12 feet...on our local trail every DH run on the bike goes through 10 drops ranging from 3 to 12 feet....we usually do about 6 runs a weekend....bike has held up well
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    What I don't understand is that it seems that every 303 I see has the biggest weight weenie build humanly possible. That frame is a tank. It can take abuse. Most of the parts people put on them, not so much.

    Personally if I were you I would go for the M6. New one is dead sexy and I have no doubt it could take plenty of abuse. As much if not more then the 303.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SABER_MTB
    keep an eye on the M6.
    the 303 is a race bred frame with the rails need constant regulation' lubrication' and maintenance.
    It requires regular lubing, yes, just like a chain.

    The M6 is just as much a 'race bred frame' as the 303

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I do drops on the M-3 up to 12 feet.
    Maybe you should sell the M3 and get a measuring tape...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyrm
    Yeti's CS sucks like hell too. If you break one... good luck with trying to get a warranty out of them. The turnaround for them is unknown... the LBS finally took the hit after 3-1/2 wks and just replaced it at their own cost... never heard how long it took the LBS to get it replaced.
    That's weird, my teammate found a crack in the down tube and Yeti replaced it with no problems at all.

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