Intense Carbine.

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Richie63
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Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:08 pm

Build is under way
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RX Brakes by Formula
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Shadow rear Yummy!
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Re: INTENSE CARBIDE

Postby benpinnick » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:12 pm

In no way jealous.
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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby lawman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:18 pm

They are stupidly nice bikes, I just believe intense of all companies dodn't put ISCG tabs on it when they used a pressfit bb, completely puts it out the running for me, which is a crying shame as it looks bloody fantastic. Looking forward to the finished build!

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:48 pm

ISCG tabs are not something I'm that fussed about I've never used a guard or chain device for any of the xc/ am bikes and only have one on the DH bike as its built in to the frame.
I used /tried out the Shadow rear mech on a Pivot 5.7 and think they are brill so should do the job well on this.

I agree though it does seem a strange thing to miss out esp for those who want them
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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby lawman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 13:06 pm

I know what you mean, seems very odd that given their DH background, they don't them on, especially as the tracer has them. If you don't use a guide then its not an issue, I love my LG1+ as it holds the chain perfectly and has the taco guard for any rocks/logs, and it has had a few hits I'm sure would have resulted in alot of damage to chainring/chain had I not had it. Still it looks fantastic and I'd struggle to recommend anything else over it, I'm a big fan of the VPP system and similar setups, I've always found they ride really well!

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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby lawman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 13:10 pm

Also its a carbine ;)

Btw do you have a full spec list of whats going on this? And did you weigh the frame?

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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Sep 28, 2012 15:10 pm

Looking good. Thought you were putting carbon wheels on there though?

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 15:17 pm

Cat With No Tail wrote:Looking good. Thought you were putting carbon wheels on there though?


Well did chase up a set but then found out that they weren't the axle config I was after- There is still time!!

These wheels are a bit of a stop gap and I got them cheap from a friend

the back is 142 x12 so the original Easton carbons I was chasing weren't this width.


lawman weighing bikes is just wrong if it feels right when i'm finished that will be fine :D
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 15:36 pm

Fuk wits at parcel force have sent my forks to Liverpool so can't get them to finish of the build this weekend and so can't ride it before going back to work for 2 weeks on monday

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Sep 28, 2012 16:02 pm

I honestly can't recommend my superstar build highly enough. 1,600g, super-strong (strong enough to withstand inners when you were trying to kill yourself, and the peaks when you killed those DT wheels) come in a range of colours, have a pretty much instant pickup, and cost under £400.

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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby lawman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 16:30 pm

Cat With No Tail wrote:I honestly can't recommend my superstar build highly enough. 1,600g, super-strong (strong enough to withstand inners when you were trying to kill yourself, and the peaks when you killed those DT wheels) come in a range of colours, have a pretty much instant pickup, and cost under £400.


And if you want mega bling, have some tune hubs, cx-rays and arch ex's, should be well under 1500g and strong as fook! Weight is always important, hell I nearly sent my new tyres back because they were 80g heavier than claimed!!!

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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Sep 28, 2012 16:39 pm

also, I'd say that needs a reverb.

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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby lawman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 16:41 pm

Cat With No Tail wrote:also, I'd say that needs a reverb.


This.

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 18:45 pm

KS lev £221 from Germany I think is the way Forward ( or should that be up and down)
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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 22:22 pm

Richie63 wrote:KS lev £221 from Germany I think is the way Forward ( or should that be up and down)

Which Teutonic Outlet is doing the Lev for that lovely price ?
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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby lawman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 22:39 pm

Richie63 wrote:KS lev £221 from Germany I think is the way Forward ( or should that be up and down)


Definitely a reverb for me, much prefer the remote lever of the reverb and the reliability of the hydraulic system, mine has been faultless, and whilst I'm not normally impressed with rockshox stuff, its my go-to dropper post atm, as all of the others seem to have flaws in either design, action, ergonomics or reliability.

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 08:04 am

pastey_boy wrote:
Richie63 wrote:KS lev £221 from Germany I think is the way Forward ( or should that be up and down)

Which Teutonic Outlet is doing the Lev for that lovely price ?


bike-discount .de

Components- seatposts-adjustable. is £222.75 this morning
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Re: Intense Carbine.

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Re: Intense Carbide.

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sat Sep 29, 2012 08:29 am

Looks good. Reverb would keep in with the all-black look, but other than that, and despite what some people may tell you, they're all much of a muchness. Looks to me like the main advantage of that KS one over the RS one is that you don't need to put up with the retarded design that means when the seat is dropped you've got a loop of cable hanging about.
HOWEVER, does the Carbine not come with internal routing for dropper posts? so you could buy the "stealth" version?

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 21:14 pm

Well after the fuc up by Parcel Force. I went out and sourced spme more forks as a stop gap till the proper ones turn up to finish the build and let me ride on Sunday :D :D :D

Intense Carbine
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Back end :- XTR shadow rear mech, 10 sp cassette, HG chain
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Controls :- Formula RX brakes, Easton Carbon bar, XTR shifters, and Point 1 Racing stem, Cables Gore ride on
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Drive Train :- XT cranks , XT front mech and Nukeproof titanium axle pedals
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Talas 150mm forks soon going to a good home
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And my name! Oh DT Swiss 1800m wheelset
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