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Intense 5.5 EVP (medium) - see high res versions


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By starship303 - Posted on 03 June 2008

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Finally was able to get some decent pics of my trail bike! This is a 15 sec exposure with no flash taken in my underground carpark (with some gamma correction added in post-production).

Make sure you check out bigger, higher resolution versions for much more detail: Eye-wink
1680x1050p: http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1921/0001680x...
1280x800p: http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9094/0001280x...

Spec list:
Frame: Intense 5.5 EVP with PUSH monolink, medium, PC gloss black, 5.5" VPP travel
Fork: '07 Pike with U-turn, 20mm thru axle, 140mm travel
Stem: Thomson X4, 70mm OS
Bars: Ritchey WCS Carbon OS low rizer
Grips: Oury, black
Wheelset: DT Swiss XR 4.2D rims F&R, Hope Pro II red hubs F&R, DT Swiss 2-1.8mm Comp spokes, Shim. XT cassette
Tyres: Maxxis Larsen TT 2.35 F&R
Brakes: Avid Juicy 5's, 8" Fr/6" Rr (may go 6 or 7" on front - thoughts?)
Drivetrain: SRAM X7 shifters & rear der., Shim XT front der.
Cranks: Shimano XT Hollowtech II, BBG bashguard & dual ring setup
Pedals: either 24Bicycles Butterfly sealed platforms or Ritchey SPD's (depends on trail type)
Saddle/post: SDG I-beam Bel Air ST Camo saddle + SGD I-beam post
Headset: FSA Pig DH Pro (overkill but, meh, will upgrade eventually)

Cheers,

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Rob's picture

Nothing better than 'edgy' shots of bikes... well... maybe 'edgy' shots of them being ridden! Eye-wink

starship303's picture

Hehe. Yeah a photo with me on it on a killer trail somewhere would definitely be better but that couldn't be arranged unfortuntely. Sticking out tongue

In fact, bar a quick Dam lap a couple of weeks ago, i've not had a chance to get out on any bike for a good couple of months now... Sad

pikey's picture

That is pure bike porn.

Excellent Pic (& bike) Starship303

By the way we share the same forks Sticking out tongue

Pikey

starship303's picture

Yeah i love the Pikes, they work a treat on the 5.5 frame, really match up well. Having a taller axle-to-crown height than other options means they slacken the head angle slightly too which is what i was after. It also meant i could shorten the cockpit (running a Thomson 70mm X4 stem) without adversly affecting the steering reactions. Really don't know why more people (in the US at least) don't run these frames with Pikes.
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my Intense 5.5 ~ my NS Suburban

ADRIAN B's picture

sweet bike the intense are so nice we are all riding them now and love them we ride 6.6ss uzzi, spider-fro, m3, its nice to see another one out there. cheers adrian

pikey's picture

....but if we equal fun then I'm all for it Eye-wink

Pikey

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ADRIAN B's picture

hahaha very good i think 5.5 is a real speed machine.

starship303's picture

Well its only a speed machine when the muppet on it is fast enough...

Hey Adrian, you deal in Intense now don't you? Are you able to get me a price for a 5.5 decal set?? PM me if you like.
Looking at replacing the one thats on the Intense at the moment with the newer, cleaner looking design. I inquired about some through Comp. Cyclist but the postage was crazy so didn't go through with it.

Cheers,
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my Intense 5.5 ~ my NS Suburban

ADRIAN B's picture

no probs ill let you know tomoz. cheers

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