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    Looking At An Intense M1 with a Bad Rear Shock

    I am looking at getting an INtense M! frame for basically free. BUT the rear shock it completely dead, the inner piston has a large crack in it. It is a Fox oil/air with a 3 inch stroke. My question is weather it would be worth building this bike up or not. It is just a frame and wheels, nothing else. I figure it would cost about $2k to build it right. That is if I can get a rear shock for it for a decent price.

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    Go for it.

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    Why 2k? Your off to a good start for a "(over) budget build".

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    You think it will cost more than 2K? I was hoping to build something pretty decent. Maybe an XT bike...

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    new xt or ebay xt? What fork?
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    Ebay XT probably. The frame has 8 inches of travel. So a fork that is comparable. Probably about 200mm travel.

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    Triple 8s are starting to show up reasonable.

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    With the move to the new Boxxers, you can get 09 Boxxers pretty cheap. I got my brand new 09 Team for a steal through my LBS.

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    If the shock's been whacked, maybe a good idea to give the frame a good check for cracks, bends, etc.?
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