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: