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Old 11-30-06, 06:48 AM
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Bike help, please!

Hey guys, Im a new member to this site, but I have been reading it for about a month. I have a '02 Fisher Tassajara, and I have done biking in the last few years, plus even some road riding, but I want to move up to some big stuff, and I don't think my 3" HT is going to handle this. What do you guys think about Intense? Also, what is the best 180-203mm travel fork? And one thing that has been bugging me, what is the REAL difference between DH and FR? Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-30-06, 07:50 AM
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=248857

Don't know if you saw that thread but good info there
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Old 11-30-06, 11:33 AM
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Hi dude,
1) Intense : Really nice bike, bottom line is, light, expensive, race ready, dream bike. I have a 6.6, it worth the $$$.
2) What's the best, so subjective. Think about Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup, 888 RC2, Manitou Travis and you'll be pretty close of the reality
3)DH vs FR; DH use a race proven geometry. Lower center of gravity, light, exclusive and expensive. Built to go fast, not high!
FR are more affordable, heavier, made for stunt, drop and abusive use. People talk about differente head angle, but don't think about it cause it's not always true that a DH bike has a slacker angle than a FR.
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Old 11-30-06, 04:17 PM
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Hey, thnx for the help. I will have to save up a little, but the Intense frames really look nice. Hopefully, I'll be able to do it soon. As far as the forks, what do you guys think as far as Boxxer vs 40? Also, are the Juicy Codes pretty good? thnx.
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Old 12-01-06, 07:07 PM
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Hey guys, sorry for all the questions, I only know a bit about DH. From what I've heard, basically, a FR is really heavy, and a DH is comparitivly light. I also hear the comment alot about not being able to ride up to the top of the hill with a FR. Is this true with DH? how heavy are we talking? 35lbs? I just want to be sure of what I'm trying to get into. On a lot of clips I've seen, the DH tracks look pretty technical in some places. Do these bikes handle well, compared to a trail bike? One more. As far as frames, what do you guys recommend? Yeti 303, or Intense M3? Again, sorry for the length, just a noob trying to learn. thnx
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Old 12-02-06, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by tassajara0590
One more. As far as frames, what do you guys recommend? Yeti 303, or Intense M3?
Please tell me this thread is a joke!!! The Yeti 303 could be the most advanced and expensive bike on the market right now, and deffinatly should not be in the hands of someone who is just starting out.

Do you even know how much these parts you are talking about cost? The Yeti 303 FRAME ONLY is $3500 and a Fox 40 is around $1200.
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Sorry, I just heard they handeld well, and I don't want to ride a tank for a bike. I guess I should have stated my backround more clearly. I am not exactly a "beginner." I have done lots of trail riding, and I do know a decent amount about the XC/AM stuff. When I said "noob", I mostly meant as far as DH components, as I really haven't had the time to try it yet. No offense or anything, but what did you mean when you said "...in the hands of someone who is just starting out."? I do take pretty good care of my things, and I have never broken anything on any of my bikes yet, so I'm sure I would have a hard time trying to bust a bike whose job is launch off 15ft drops. Yes, I did know the prices, because I have been interested for a couple of months now, just only recently have I really started to try and figure this stuff out. I'm sorry I didn't state everything upfront. thnx.

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Old 12-04-06, 07:41 AM
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you should look at some transition bikes like the porestonfr or the gran mal
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Old 12-04-06, 08:09 AM
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I saw some people selling Intense bicycles at Kayuh Lasak yesterday, there was a Intense which colour looks like green camouflage army style themed bike, with full XTR components, too bad my camera cant take the pic because the picture ended white colour. Anyone know what Intense is it? It comes with 07 XTR shifters, brakeset, crankset, derailleurs
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Old 12-04-06, 08:22 PM
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It was a complete bike? I thought Intense only did frames. I heard that in '05, they had some trouble with their frames (alignment, etc.). Is all of that fixed now? Also, I just saw a guy selling his '05 V10 for only $800, with a boxxer team, CK headset, DHX, Mavic 729's and Evolve cranks. This sounds like an amazing deal, because he had a full parts list and, including the frame, it was around 7 g's worth. Is this a good deal? Ive heard that V10s don't handle as well as some. thnx
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well I dont know much about Intense bikes but the paint job is just simply amazing, boxed style army camoufladge themed paint, equip with full XTR driveterrain (excluding pedals) haha. Very beautifull bike. And I saw a guy who is using a Scott Ransom 20 with Mavic SLR Rims, the bike alone without upgrade costs him around USD3000+ while the rims costs him around USD840, Crazy huh but he didn use it during the jamboree. I really wanna see the Ransom in action
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