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    Intense M9 Pictures

    CRC Intense team are in Ireland to race the 3rd round of the Irish Downhill championships. Here are a few pictures I got of the new M9 today







    And here's Matti working on his bike

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    cool thx for sharing
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    looks much alike an m6... whats the diference?
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    951 downtube.
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    Saw these being prepared in CRC last week. Was chatting with Kovarik about the new big. He was saying it's one of the fastest bikes he's ridden.

    I think it looks superb
    Intense 6.6 with BOS Iydlle SC & BOS Stoy= Super stoked

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    I so want one right now...The new bike looks sooo much better than last year's test mules. And the evolution of the suspension is moving in the direction I had hoped.
    I got some neat info from a guy REAL close to production.
    Same down tube as on the 951 for cost sharing purposes I imagine,
    8.5 or 10" travel option depending on shock, more linear feel than the M6.
    The M6 sticks really well to the ground, so its a bit less "launchy" off stuff.
    The new M9 should reflect the newer riding style of floating over the top of things, a la Sam Hill, I'm told. Should have more "pop" than the old M6.
    Higher BB than the 951 due to the amount of travel.

    And someone mentioned that Intense was looking to make a bike in carbon, all built here in the USA. Don't know which model though. They thought the M9.
    Could that be why the M9 has been so long in coming out?
    A carbon M9 would be sick.
    And right on the heels of the Santa Cruz carbon V-10...
    Hmmmmmmm. Rumor for thought.
    But then again, this is the internet.

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    If the M9 is not carbon I will probably be rockin a V-10.

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    Carbon or not, I want one.

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    so sick. like swine flu.
    there is unrest in the forest. there is trouble with the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EF76


    so sick. like swine flu.
    beautiful
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    Why cant Intense do a proper rear "fender" like the V-10?
    See the cut up inner tube mud and rock guard on there.
    Sheesh. I wanna keep my CC purdy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangesicle
    Why cant Intense do a proper rear "fender" like the V-10?
    See the cut up inner tube mud and rock guard on there.
    Sheesh. I wanna keep my CC purdy.
    Ya, Intense should follow their lead and make a removable carbon fiber rear fender!
    I made on out of an old TLD rear fender. Installed with tie wraps.
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    That would be nice to have, but looking at how the link and the seatstay move, is it possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangesicle
    Why cant Intense do a proper rear "fender" like the V-10?
    See the cut up inner tube mud and rock guard on there.
    Sheesh. I wanna keep my CC purdy.
    I made a proper one for my M6 out of plastic. It works really good at keeping dirt and other stuff off my shock. It's taken me a while and several iterations to get the perfect design down, but I'm looking to make one out of carbon fiber here very soon and maybe see if I can make some for my friends 951's. Intense should just make them and ship them with the frames like SC. That would have saved me some time.

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    Sweet Ride

    With all the carbon crazys out there its nice that intense just keeps putting out super nice bikes like the M-9 i gladly ride that and i don't care if its carbon or not Sweet bike jeff. i Like how team Chain Reaction has moved to the marzocchi suspension too

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    CK's new m9
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    I really want one of those.

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    yes, would be nice if they made a dedicated fender, but I enjoy doing stuff like that for my bike. Custom fenders, quieting the chainstays all that little bitty customization is fun for me and adds to my connection with the bike.
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    Rumor has it the M9 will have a 14.5" BB, what is up with the V10ish BB height? If that is the case I am keeping my M6, the 13.4" BB rails!

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    the BB of the M9 is half an inch higher than the m6 BB. I talked with CK about that and he told me that. I had a seat on the m9 and it feels really really nice.

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    Crackerjack: On paper the M6 is supposed to have a 14.125" BB, in reality it has around a 13.4". Three of my buddies have M6's and they all have the same BB height with the newly revised M6 dropouts. I have personally owned two M6's since there inception. Even if the BB was a 1/2" taller that is a very big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwdrums00
    Crackerjack: On paper the M6 is supposed to have a 14.125" BB, in reality it has around a 13.4". Three of my buddies have M6's and they all have the same BB height with the newly revised M6 dropouts. I have personally owned two M6's since there inception. Even if the BB was a 1/2" taller that is a very big difference.
    I know I know. I also owe an m6, my third one since 3 years. I know CK and he used to ride the Evo last year which was pretty good but he told me that the m9 is the best bike he ever rode, real good geometry.
    I had a seat on it in Maribor and I have to say it feels really good. I tried to ride the 951 this year too but no way, I will stay with my M6, its the best bike yet I ever ridden. But hopefully the M9 will be better, but its hard to beat the M6.

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    I have never ridden a DH frame from Intense that I didn't like, M1, M3, M6, 951, so I am confident I will like the m9, just produce it already!

    Is Chirs the only one on the team on Schwalbe? the rest is on Maxxis, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack69
    I know I know. I also owe an m6, my third one since 3 years. I know CK and he used to ride the Evo last year which was pretty good but he told me that the m9 is the best bike he ever rode, real good geometry.
    I had a seat on it in Maribor and I have to say it feels really good. I tried to ride the 951 this year too but no way, I will stay with my M6, its the best bike yet I ever ridden. But hopefully the M9 will be better, but its hard to beat the M6.
    I agree 100% about the 951 that's why I got another M6 too. When you sat on the M9 did the first part of the travel have a high leverage ratio feel (really soft) like the 951?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwdrums00
    I agree 100% about the 951 that's why I got another M6 too. When you sat on the M9 did the first part of the travel have a high leverage ratio feel (really soft) like the 951?

    no the leverage is quite the same like the m6 leverage but only a little bit smoother, more linear. but good. i did not like the soft leverage on the 951, hated it!!! cause I had to ride 600 springs with the 951 which is expensive, stupid and not good. the m6 still rocks and the m9 will rock aswell!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwdrums00
    Rumor has it the M9 will have a 14.5" BB, what is up with the V10ish BB height? If that is the case I am keeping my M6, the 13.4" BB rails!
    my M6 exactly had 14,125" BB when using the "newer" revised drop-outs. The axle-to-crown height was about 585mm (it was initially made for the Travis). When I changed to a the "older" drop-outs and swapped to 572mm axle-to-crown the BB was about 13,5 inches.
    so the problem is that Intense doesn't post the axle-to-crown height when measuring their bikes. So Intense post their geo stats pretty exact so far...

    for me the 14,5" BB of the M9 is a kind a step back and also the head angle of 63,4 (with the tall 888 Ti) could be a bit slacker (especially when using a short axle-to.crow lenght).

    i am riding a 951 (large) now with Works COmponents Reducer Kit , so i got a 63 head angle and a bb of 13,75 and an WB of 47, 875 which rides awesome!

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    Wonder when it will be available to the public?

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    CRC/Intense riding M9 Prototypes was the #1 team this weekend at Fort William. Matti and Julien in the top 10 and Kovarik on a race winning run but suffered a puncture mid course.

    We are currently 3rd overall in the world team rankings too, ahead of so many other huge brands, pretty good for our little shop! We are also beating all those carbon teams too ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiksandstones
    CRC/Intense riding M9 Prototypes was the #1 team this weekend at Fort William. Matti and Julien in the top 10 and Kovarik on a race winning run but suffered a puncture mid course.

    We are currently 3rd overall in the world team rankings too, ahead of so many other huge brands, pretty good for our little shop! We are also beating all those carbon teams too ;-)
    Well, then start production soon, so we can ride the M9 too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiksandstones
    CRC/Intense riding M9 Prototypes was the #1 team this weekend at Fort William. Matti and Julien in the top 10 and Kovarik on a race winning run but suffered a puncture mid course.

    We are currently 3rd overall in the world team rankings too, ahead of so many other huge brands, pretty good for our little shop! We are also beating all those carbon teams too ;-)
    Chris was pinning the upper section too! It was a bummer to see him come out of the woods with a flat.

    I hope Matti can keep himself out of the hospital this season.

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    Heard that Intense is not allowed to call the M9 "M9 Proto" because M9 is already a Solid Bikes product...
    what about that?

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    ya thats true, I read in one bike magazine an advertisement from solid with their M9! so I think Intense may not be allowed to call it M9 aswell.
    Or maybe like the ss and ss2. m6-2??

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    M9, M8, M7 etc. who cares about? It is hot! That's what counts!

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