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So.. I sent in my paypal to INTENSE_CNC and next thing I know the mailman has some goodies for me. Finally got around to tossing these on yesterday in preparation for some weekend riding. Huge props to Jeff and Intense for putting these out.

Beautiful workmanship Vince (and great pricing).. I almost don't want to get them dirty.
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Uzzi before (lrg frame) - 65.5 HA, 14 3/4" BB
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Uzzi after - 64.6 HA, 14 3/8" BB
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The geo difference is noticeable just hopping on the bike.. I'll try to post up a ride report over the weekend assuming the weather holds out here in CO.
 

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Thanks for posting! It looks like they dropped the BB not as much as I had hoped. Nevertheless, a nice improvement! :thumbsup:
 

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Hey Thump,
Are you staying with 175 cranks ?
I'm switching to 165's, because of the 1/2 '' drop.
Let me know, and thanks in advance.
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I can't wait till they start taking orders.

Let us know about the cranks. I'm currently running 175mm Diabolous cranks but wouldn't mind switching to 170 or 165mm SLX cranks.

How do you like the Totem on there? I'm running an '06 66 RC2X and am considering switching it for a Totem or a Boxxer this year.
 

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iRider said:
Thanks for posting! It looks like they dropped the BB not as much as I had hoped. Nevertheless, a nice improvement! :thumbsup:
Yeah, it still doesn't feel close to an M6, but it's better. Now that the geo is slacked out a little I may toss back on an FSA headset to bring it down further. The 1.5 CK has a pretty tall stack.

rickthewelder said:
Hey Thump,
Are you staying with 175 cranks ?
I'll let you know after I get a couple rides in. This thing does double duty as my trail bike so I may compromise with 170s. Gives me an excuse to upgrade to some '09 saints. :thumbsup:
 

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BCBlur said:
How do you like the Totem on there? I'm running an '06 66 RC2X and am considering switching it for a Totem or a Boxxer this year.
Lovin' the Totem (coil). So far it's put in 2 seasons of monster abuse with very little maintenance. Stiffest fork I've ridden yet. That said, I've been eyeing the '10 boxxers. The few I've seen on the trails look sexy. I wouldn't switch for an '09.. but the new ones... hmmm.
 

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thump said:
I'll let you know after I get a couple rides in. This thing does double duty as my trail bike so I may compromise with 170s. Gives me an excuse to upgrade to some '09 saints. :thumbsup:
Cool, I'll stay tuned.
Very clean looking Uzzi, BTW.
RTW.
 

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First ride report..

Mother nature was kind and I managed to get in a testing ride today with the new drops. My initial reaction is that they do what you'd expect and actually nudge the bike over the line from a freeride feel to a DH feel.

Technical climbing - The change wasn't really noticeable on steep technical sections. The longer chainstays seem to balance out the slacker HA. It wasn't any more work to keep the front wheel down than normal.

Descending - The difference is noticeable. The bike is more stable at speed and has some of the DH bike feel of being in the "cockpit" vs sitting up on top of the bike. I'm definitely looking forward to some DH runs to really test out the cornering and some steeps/drops. It's a confidence inspiring change.

Flats / gradual climbs - The bike definitely rides more rear wheel heavy. On long sandy or soft pedaling sections it makes for extra work as the rear wheel wants to rudder in more.

Overall I'm stoked on what these will do for DH riding on this bike. I'll probably switch back to the normal drops for early spring trail rides and then toss these back on once the shuttle runs and resorts melt off. Thanks again, Vince.

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How is Walker riding? I was thinking about heading down to Hall today, but by the looks of the photos... might just stick around town.
 

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rickthewelder said:
Beautiful scenery !
How you liking those Betty's ?
RTW.
Diggin the Betty's. They've been my trail tire of choice for a couple seasons now. The only weakness I've found is icy snowpack. I was thinking about trying a Muddy Mary up front for a while. I'm a big fan on Schwalbe now, their freeride tires have shown to be bombproof.

Btw - probably going to switch to 170 cranks. I don't think there's a need to go down to 165's. The BB is still tall enough.

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How is Walker riding? I was thinking about heading down to Hall today, but by the looks of the photos... might just stick around town.
Walker was pretty much dry. Some lights snow on the north slopes and portage still, but plenty ridable.

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60's we rode dakota/rr/mw today
Yeah, too bad you were boarding yesterday instead of enjoying some good riding.. Anyway, certainly sucks living in CO. A few shots from today to demonstrate.

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thump said:
Diggin the Betty's. They've been my trail tire of choice for a couple seasons now. The only weakness I've found is icy snowpack. I was thinking about trying a Muddy Mary up front for a while. I'm a big fan on Schwalbe now, their freeride tires have shown to be bombproof.
So they have solved the issues they had with tires popping off rims mid-run?
 
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