Intense Carbine.

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Richie63
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 21:17 pm

I'll let you know tomoz how it rides but it was real light and fast when I tried it out on the street
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sat Sep 29, 2012 22:06 pm

Looking good mate.

Can't believe you went and bought a set of forks just to use until your "proper ones" turn up lol. You're a madman.

You'll have to come over again for a couple of days soon to test it out and so I can get a proper look. Also so I can leave you in a ditch with your head on backwards and steal your bike.

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 06:55 am

It's not as it seems with the forks as i got them from my super friendly bike shop for such a price that I'll easily make my money or more back when I come to change them.

Pictures coming up later of an outing in the Peaks - I'm off for "The Up and Down" ride on the side of Win hill so 3 major descents the easiest is the Beast :D :D :D
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 13:26 pm

Got the new forks on the bike now Fox 160 CTD and guess what they work a treat at least as well as my Vans but without the uphill wallowing!!

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KS LEV dropper post on the way :D
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby lawman » Wed Oct 24, 2012 13:53 pm

The 34's look really good, will interesting to see what you think of them. Some 34's or new wheels will be my next major purchase

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 14:06 pm

The 34's look and feel pretty damm good tbh I can't fault them they even look substantial so confidence inspiring. I've had a chance to ride on all sorts of terrain now and the bike just flies. It is so light that it peddles like my carbon trek XC bike but takes all the whalloping that the S Works could handle.

I changed the front rotor to a 180 from the original 160 as the few times I used the front brake the 160 wasn't quite up to the task. 180 much better.

Got to shorten the brake hose F & R at some point but it can wait till I have some time.

All in all GREAT
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Cat With No Tail » Wed Oct 24, 2012 14:09 pm

Very nice. When are you getting new wheels and when are you coming over to test it?

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 20:38 pm

funny enough I've not managed to bend this pair of DT Swiss cheese wheels so may keep them for a while ( Saves up for carbon)

As soon as I can weather and rotation allows.
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:50 am

Looking Good

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Proutster » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:38 am

Richie63 wrote:Looking Good


After trying to keep up with you - both uphill & downhill - last Tuesday evening, it goes good too!!

Got to say that, even with my limited experience of a quick spin up the road before the ride, it's the fastest accelerating bike I've ever sat on!!

You missed a cracker of a ride yesterday, clicky, I think it might've changed your opinion of Hayfield!!

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Gazlar » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:54 am

That bike is almost as sexy as the owner
Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby lawman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:08 pm

any more thoughts on the 34's Richie? Sooooo tempted to get some next year if my loans still about :lol:

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:44 am

Hi All

Gazlar yep you are correct :D

Mark Done some of those bits before sill not convinced :?

Lawman the 34 are a canny old fork they seem to be smaller than the 36 160 float when stood side by side but they've come through all I've chucked them at including DH at wharncliffe a couple of weekends ago and highspeed jumps etc at that new place in Sheffield Parkwood springs . There is still a fair bit of tweaking i can do still as still playing around to see what settings to use for different conditions but as a lightish 160mm fork no faults yet
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:58 am

Now with added LEV

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby pastey_boy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:03 am

Hi Richie
Could you do me a favour and measure from the top of your seat clamp to the centre of the seat rail please. Also is it the 125mm model or the 150mm ?
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:15 am

Build listing for this bike

Frame Intense Carbine (Medium) full carbon
Fork Fox Float 160mm CTD
Shock Fox Float RP23
Bars Easton Haven Carbon Riser
Stem Point One Racing 50mm
Brakes Formula RX
Shifters Shimano XTR
Front Mech Shimano direct mount XT M786
Rear Mech Shimano Shadow+ XTR M985
Grips Lizard Skins Peatys Grey
Wheelset DT SWISS M1800
Dropper post KS LEV
Saddle SDG Bel Air RL Ti Rail
Tyre Front Maxxis Highroller FR
Tyre rear Bontrager Mud X team
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:19 am

125mm model from Bikediscount De for £226

187mm from the join between silver collar and lev to center of seat rail
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby lawman » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:23 am

Do you find the forks dive around alot like most reviews say? I love how my 32's with the older RLC damper have great mid-stroke support and abit concerned that the 34's are just too linear.

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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby pastey_boy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:25 am

Richie63 wrote:125mm model from Bikediscount De for £226

187mm from the join between silver collar and lev to center of seat rail

Oh bugger, one bike is 185mm and the other 155mm . Probably get away with it on the Sabbath but would need them to release a 100mm version for the Prophet.
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(Just checked the KS website and there seems to be a 100mm version and also a 27.2mm/100m version too)
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Re: Intense Carbine.

Postby Richie63 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 15:58 pm

lawman wrote:Do you find the forks dive around alot like most reviews say? I love how my 32's with the older RLC damper have great mid-stroke support and abit concerned that the 34's are just too linear.


Well to be perfectly honest you loose me when talking like that . I know that they work fine for me what ever I've thrown them at and behaved as forks should. Can not say I've noticed them compressing unduly at anything yet for jumping to high speed rocky ( 4"- 6" rocky strewn paths) So i'd recommend them.
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