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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Sabo, Mar 11, 2018.
sorry....mine’s a size “Ledium”
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I had a Yeti 575 that didn't have a single measurement within .5" of what was advertised for any size. I had to get rid of it because it was .75" shorter than I expected it to be. As I understood it they were at list consistent in how wrong they were. The geometry guide was just more of an approximation.
You sure they didn't just send you the wrong size?
I can assure you I checked for that.
The head and seat tubes were slightly longer than the advertised length for a medium. The top tube was significantly shorter than advertised for a medium.
It is like they used all the right parts for a medium but just used a size small TT.
this guy fired soon thereafter
You do realize that the frame geometry and some specs got updated over the years, right? So if you had frames from two different model years the geometry is different. There e.g. are M3s with 73 mm BB and newer ones with 82 mm. Further, there were team frames of the M3 floating around which combined the seat tube length of a medium with the reach of a large (also some Socoms with this). Also, there were a couple of M3 frames with 1.5 HT around, mainly build for the team riders but also for testing the Travis SC fork.
This conversation is interesting in several dimensions. In April of 2015 my Heckler got stolen. After kicking around various possible replacements with a bunch of people here, I was down to a couple of candidates and finally settled on a Tracer, which I bought at the end of May from a semi-local (Stowe) bike shop, in part because of the discussion here and in part because a wrench I have known for years worked at the shop and I trusted him.
At no time was country of manufacture part of my decision making, and I never picked up on the fact that their model names were related to firearms. I have beat the snot out of the bike now for three years, and except for a tendency to eat linkage bearings (and of the bikes I have owned perhaps only the Heckler didn't do that).
I have no opinion on the sales model absent feedback from bike shops as to how well the deal works out for them.
You know how I know you're lying?
Same year frames, both brand new.
My medium M3 had the headtube length listed on the Intense website for the Large frame as well. I literally rode that bike one day and swapped it for a Sunday.
there are other things!?
@TN works on some fine american products.
Had this former Manitou test bike. Some guy in Bay Area bought it and ended up flipping it a year or so later. I should have kept it the frame was straight so....
Was that an unexploded Travis?
Has this actually been confirmed that they let go of the employees? Allegedly?
Nothing says "i love my shins" like studded pedals
I want this frame. If anyone knows someone who wants to sell, let me know. Don't care if straight or not, because freedom to run a 1.5 headset!
I still remember a thread here with pictures from what I recall were several Giant Trance frames side by side. The total length from the rear dropouts to the lower headset cap varied almost one inch between the whole sample.
The best part was serial number was simply MANITOU
oh the days when BMW was still relevant...
It has been alleged that Intense allegedly alleged that employees would allegedly be let go, allegedly speaking.
their attorney is working out the details right now.
Cool, let me know if it ever appears again.
My office is a few blocks away from Dean Titanium bikes if that is what you are referring to lol
Just do it the Niner way: go bankrupt, get acquired, publish business speak bullshit bingo press release, profit.
this thread is intense. allegedly.
Jesus that gave me PTSD from the times I used to write shit like that. The goal was always "we give you no info to share, write both as much as possible and as little as possible".
"We promoted some people and let some go.....which opened up new positions"
They'll be re-hiring those people they allegra let go once the sales orders start pouring in for da Rasta mon!
Maybe they'll even throw in a free pair of GM Impact VXi's
Hopefully a circa 2000 Kona Stinky won't call and ask for its colorway back...
Needs some Kooka cranks
anyone into starting a new bike company with BLOCKCHAIN technology?
damnit, the lizards act fast
Allegedly, after Intense fired their chief welder, this place hired him.... allegedly.
but few people believe you can succeed in the market without carbon. I get beat up about it all the time.
I had approached Jeff about making my alu bikes in his factory. He had just sold his heat treat equipment, which the state of Cali was making him remove anyway. And the rest of his alu production equipment as well.
That's part of the problem. We're almost not allowed to make stuff in 'murica.