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This looks sweet as fook



I used to ride a 5 Spot and was always happy with the 5.1" travel and 130mm Fox forks, I upgraded to 5.5 rockers and 140mm Pikes but fell out of love with it and sold it.

Currently riding and loving my Flux and most of the time 100mm feels enough, when it gets a bit more rocky/steep I would love a bit more travel but for the majority of my riding 140mm (and the weight that goes with it) is tooooo much

Have always though 120mm is the sweet spot for xc and trail riding

Maybe Intense could break my 5 year Turner addiction
 

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That is a good looking bike. I usually hate green, but it does look good.

Hey, it happens sometimes. Not every company makes everything perfect for 100% of the users, so explore. Sometimes you might come back, sometimes not, but that's business. I don't think DT would be making such a good combo if riders weren't critical and gave input and had to constantly figure out where the sport is going.
 

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I wonder how the revised vpp suspension is on the new Intense bikes.
I had a 6.6 a couple years ago and didn't like the amount of suspension feedback.
That coupled with the flexy rear end and it's tendency to eat bearings all the time caused me to sell it.
The 6.6 was still better than the Nomad it replaced.
 

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Dr_Jekyll said:
Have always though 120mm is the sweet spot for xc and trail riding
This is true. That's why you need a Sultan. :thumbsup:
 

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Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder but ride quality is reality. IMO, I'll take the look and superior ride of a Turner or Ventana.
Not just the looks but the spec/geometry/travel of the Spider 2 seems to suit the type of riding I do

Looking for a inbetween of the Flux/Spot with 120mm travel

And is the ride quality of Intense bikes that much poorer than Turner/Ventana?? As i've never owned an Intense you've got me scared :eekster:
 

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I am groovin' on the 09' Intense stuff too, especially the new Uzzi here or the SS.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2009-intense-uzzi-2008.html

I am committed to ride my 06' RFX another year, especiallly with recent upgrades/revsions made. But, defninitely have an eye on the Intense as well, which I never cared for much in the past, like the 6.6 due to funky geometry, bearings, VPP, etc.

A local buddy of mine is opening up a bike shop, tough time to do so, but he is determined and is going to carry Intense and Yeti. I am hoping he can get Turner one day as well, but I will have to wait and see how the 2010 RFX turns out? If not as versatile as the Uzzi or SS, I may be making the switch next year.

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Looks good.

I like what Intense is doing with thier bikes, looks wise never ridden one. I'm not a big fan of the looks of the DW stuff but I've seen a few that look pretty good, again never ridden any of the DW stuff yet.

And I don't care if they are the best wheelset on the planet...Those graffics on the Shimano wheels have to go.
 

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I wouldnt worry to much about the bikes handling, Intense have things sorted.Ive had a couple and found them to b very sharp.On a good day when your on your game nothing will beat them.Having an off day and they tend to come back and bite u.Have a quick search on the Turner forum and you'll find someone has posted some pics of a new kermit green Spot that looks as good if not better than the Intense.
 

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I sell Intense as well as Turner. Gotta say, while Turner cust service and quality is unmatched, Intense does do a really good job. I think the alignment issues, pivots issues, etc, are generally propegated by a few folks that speak rather loudly. I've had several and all have been top notch. I've been spending some time on a new Tracer VP lately. The 2nd Gen VPP is really good and the rear triangle seems laterally more stiff than the 6.6 I used to have.

The new Spider 2 looks good as well. Can't wait to get out on a new Spot, though. I'm excited to see how they compare.

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Been there, done that

The first time I sold my Turner 5 Spot in 2004 was to get an Intense 5.5
It didn't last long before I sold it and got a 2005 5 Spot again .
It was built as a trail bike, so in 2007 I got a Nomad because I thought I needed a more agressive bike for more agressive riding.
Than I made a mistake again, I had to sell one , kept the Nomad and sold the 5 Spot.
This mistake also didn't last too long, and not long ago it was bye bye Nomad hello 2008 5 Spot again.
I just don't like how VPP's ride, although there is a big hype about them and many people seem to like them (maybe they did not ride Turners ? )
I'm hoping to to stick with my Turner for a long time now. I learned it ain't the suspension design that matters , but how you implement the suspension design is what makes a differance and most important - frame geometry & handling.
 
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