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Old 06-09-02, 10:01 AM
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Intense frames.

How do you guys feel about them? They're ungodly expensive, especially for just a frame.
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Old 06-09-02, 12:59 PM
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A friend of mine rides an Intense M1, they are tough as nails and handle nicely. However, only someone with a gret deal of experience can truly appreciate a bike of this sort. Why not buy something cheaper and work your way up? You can always by the frame later and swap your parts over.
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While I don't own an Intense, I know someone who does and I have ridden one. They are very nice frames and seem of a high quality. The Intense that I have had experience with is the Intense Tracer. But like Rotifer said, if this is one of your first bikes, you should go for something a a lower price. You have to be very experienced and have a lot of time on different frames to truly appreciate the quality and subtl ride characterisics of a bike this nice.
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Old 06-12-02, 01:51 AM
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Oh, trust me, I won't be buying anything, It looks like my new job will keep me away from my bike 6+ months of the year. I was going to get a new bike when I got there, before i found this out, but now, it looks like it'll just be more upgrades for the current ride. I just asked cause I wanted the opinion of different people than just those on MTBR.
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Old 06-12-02, 01:53 AM
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Oh, and on another note, i've been MTB'ing for over 8 yrs. I've only had a car in that whole period for 9 months.
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Old 06-12-02, 08:29 AM
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Intense frames are works of art. I want one in the worst way. I can get a good deal on a tracer, but it's still out of my budget. I'd love to have a SLX with a Z-1, but that'll have to wait till I win the lottery!

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Hmmmm... I'm trying to think of a job that would keep me away from my bike. Are you a submariner?
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No, I'm an IT person. The job, however, will be sending me away from home, and I won't be able to take my bike.
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