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    Default Trail pig - Intense 951

    This is the slowest build I have ever undertaken. I purchased the frame at the end of June 2015. I was having an on-off love-hate thing with my DH/FR bike of the time (giant glory). I felt the geometry didn't match my riding style, particularly the top tube angle and the seat position, the ride felt too high. While working myself up on bike exchange late one night I found a shop selling an Intense 951. I had owned one before and really enjoyed riding it. The hic-ups that frame had seemed to have been ironed out in the newer design, and this new one was a medium, not a small. How could I resist? A few emails and it was mine.

    Spec is mostly butchered from the predecessor.
    Frame - Intense 951 in "black chrome" (aluminium, medium, 26 inch)
    R/Shock - Fox RC2
    Fork - Marzocchi 66RC3 evo Ti (so much beef!)
    Brakes - Hope v4
    Crank - Shimano Zee (170mm)
    Drive - SRAM x0 shifting x9. Shiny gold kmc chain and a tiny SRAM road cassette (9 speed)
    Wheels - DT Swiss Ex500 rims on 340 hubs (giant stickers everywhere!)
    Chain guide - Gamut something or other
    Pedals - NS leg eaters
    Bar - fun 750mm
    Stem - Fire Eye Talon (40mm. Rather a sweet low cost item)

    Here is a little porn for foreplay:

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    Killer looking bike, interesting choice of fork for a DH Rig, but saying that not like we have a need for 200+ travel here in AU

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    How's it pedal?
    Five Five Nine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrlinderman View Post
    Killer looking bike, interesting choice of fork for a DH Rig, but saying that not like we have a need for 200+ travel here in AU
    I don't race and enjoy performing the ocassional trick...sometimes I'm lucky enough to look like I'm doing an X-up or whip it sooooo phat a single crown fork is needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by rone View Post
    How's it pedal?
    Way better than the glory. I chugged it along a road that takes me approx 15 minutes on my pivot m4x with street tyres. It took approx 25 minutes. It was the middle of the day and I was on my way to lunch, so energy and rushing weren't happening. In all I think it pedals well for what it is and riding it to/from the track won't be an issue.

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    but what does it weigh, without pedals of course!
    Life is just a series of poorly timed events!
    I HAVE THE BODY OF A GOD..UNFORTUNATLY ITS BUDDHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboyonabike View Post
    but what does it weigh, without pedals of course!
    I can't remember exactly. I should have written it down! I think t was 17.4kg. I want 16kg max...I'll weight it again soon.

    Upgrades (towards weight loss) already undertaken...
    - New pedals on the way!

    I am considering unloading the hope brakes and getting more XT brakesm

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    FFS, hardly a pig!
    "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it". - George Bernard Shaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by John U View Post
    FFS, hardly a pig!
    I'm not denying the role my personal weakness is playing in this. I may need a workout regime.

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    Looks purty.
    Polygon DHX 2014 | Nukeproof Mega AM 2013 | RIP Lapierre Spicy 2012 | Glory DH 2008
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    You single speeders are the vegans of the mtb world, can't help but tell everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John U View Post
    FFS, hardly a pig!
    Its a pig because it eats the trails up 😂😂

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