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Old 01-24-04, 02:06 AM   #1
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new intense v8

i found this on another forum. thought you intense lovers would be interested in seeing it:

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Intense finished testing and pre-production work on its long-awaited big-drop trailbike. The V8, is designed around the patented VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) dual-link suspension, and uses a Fifth Element stable platform shock to provide a pedaling platform that rivals a cross-country chassis.

Intense founder Jeff Steber remarked that the V8 was purposely kept light and lively so it could be ridden uphill with reasonable ease. To this end, the V8 incorporates Manitouís One-Point-Five oversized head tube standard and a seven-inch-travel, single-crown Sherman fork.

The V-8 chassis is a simple-looking frame with enough reinforcements to give the Intense big-drop survivability, but it is really designed for hard-edged trail riders who choose the extreme line down the mountains.

Not bad for a chassis that has as much rear wheel travel as most downhill sleds. The V8 will replace the popular Uzzi SLX next season. Keep your eyes open for a complete test soon.
looks a lot like the SC vpfree:

still a beaut though... mmmmmmm... i want one.
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Old 01-24-04, 10:03 AM   #2
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The pivot point are different making a pretty different ride. But in either
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It looks a lot like their Spyder VP cross country bike beefed up.
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Ooooohhhhh, I want one of those!


I may have to trade-in my Uzzi SL for that bike!
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I like the VP Free better. I like that you can replace both dropouts on the SC
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Man, just what I needed to see. My next bike is gonna be a dh or fr bike, was leaning toward the Demo 9, now they come out with another bike for me to drool over. That looks like an excellent ride, should be hearing ride reports on these new bikes by the time I'm ready to spring...
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Since i live on the other side of the pond...i ll steer clear of SC and Intense, though they are top notch bikes , a Spesh is better in Europe.
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