M9 ride reports?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by invol2ver, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. invol2ver

    invol2ver Chimp

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    anybody have a ride on one of these bad boys yet?
     

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  2. boogenman

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    Check MTBR, it looks like the first shipment went to Europe. There are more guys on the Intense forum from overseas
     
  3. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    so tight...
     
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    hopefully getting M9 (read mine! :P ) end of Dec, or in Jan.
     
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    Hopefuly I get mine with 3 weeks cause I payed for it last week.
     
  6. invol2ver

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    i think a chrome black one with a triple 8 is in my future
     
  7. Christiaan

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    Well, apparently mine is still in customs............. Has no one built one yet? Fanatik had a few right?
     
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    i dont think so...the M9 order page states "call for availability".
     
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    I had a chance to rally one at Bootleg Canyon on Dirt Demo Day. It was by far one of the most "planted" bikes I have ever ridden. It stuck lines smoothly and felt bottomless in its travel. It also popped really well when you wanted it to and felt pretty comfortable in the air. I dont have a ton to compare it to from the previous iterations(m1,m3 and so on) but it was pretty awesome. It definitely stuck lines better than my old Session 10 and felt better than the Kona Stab I have ridden. Over all it felt fast, could plow a line really well but was lively enough that you could finesse through anything.
     
  10. Tetreault

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    for the first time im excieted on an intense product. $3000 isnt cheap, but considering the way prices have been going (santa cruz, turner, yeti, evil, ect) you sure seem to be getting alot for that money compared to the others
     
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    Hey its $2950 with an RC4 and a AngleSet headset!! ;)
    or $2999 with CCDB and Headset.

    Aren't those headsets $300 msrp? and that shock like $600?

    I am glad you are finally excited about one of our bikes.
     
  12. Kanye West

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    That package pricing IS fairly impressive given the pricing of DH frames these days.
     
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    when is the tazer HT gonna be available?
     
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    They have been for sale for a few months. We have some in stock too. Call your dealer chillin'…if that doesn't pan out, get ahold of me and I will find someone to get you one.
    FWIW, I just sent a tazer HT to paint, chrome gold, as Leigh D is headed to the RAYS grand opening and she wanted a gold bike? should be dope.

    I wanna try that on a M9 someday too.
     
  15. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    hey Stik, any idea on the large raw's?
     
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    Ordered my Large RAW M9 today. Mid to end of november is what I was told
     
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    Thats what I've been saying. 3k isn't cheap, but its made in thte US (so higher manufacturing costs), and comes with some brilliant bits already attached. It really is a good deal, and its about time a US manufacturer stepped up and did something like this. If I could afford one, hell I'd get one with a smile.

    Incidentally...one thing I find even MORE impressive about this is that Intense is a "BIG NAME" brand, meaning its a recognizable name, and a name with history. Usually brands with similar status (Oakley, TLD, Sony, for example) add on the "name tax", so you're paying for the chance to have a name brand to flaunt. Yet with the M9, they aren't seemingly doing that. I wouldn't have been surprised to see the M9 at 3400 or more to be honest, and considering the shock and HS, it wouldn't have been outrageous at all.

    Good job.
     
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    I called jenson today thats wat they told me too,asked bookface and got shiping daily.

    I ordered 7 business days ago.
     
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    One of the Cane Creek guys was on one at Windrock over the weekend. All their facebook blog says about it is that it was "awesome" though.
     
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    pics???

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    I will wait as patiently as I can.


    And the green and blue are sweet as well.
     
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    The green is money.
     
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    Green made me almost wet my pants, one of the sickest colours I've ever seen. It's just sooo green and a bit of metallic in it too.

    Chrome green would be sweet too.

    But I think I stick to the raw and black theme on this as on my M6.
     
  29. IH8Rice

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    all their custom "Works" color are awesome. i wish i was able to see some before i ordered, but i think Raw will do :thumb:
     
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    I would happily kill 3 of you for an m9 is works blue.


    Just sayin.
     
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    That candy green looks awesome!
     
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    First 2 m9s shipped actually went to Fanatik in Bellingham. I have a small one on the way to test ride next week, soo!
     
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    Lucky for you!:thumb:
     
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    That green one is intense to say the least :D
     
  35. blackohio

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    is there a non-fro m9? pardon my stupidity
     
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    no, and you are not stupid.
     
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    Website looks sick man! Is that chainstay measurement on the tazer HT right? 16.75?

    That bike looks dope.
     
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    I ask because a friend is really considering one, but not as a strict race bike and I wonder how much weight really was shaved from the bikes and what long-term effects that would have on a bike ridden on the east coast (alot of snowshoe actually)
     
  39. captainspauldin

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    There's actually a discussion somewhere on this, theres seems to be a misconception about the "FRO" name. They're not built to last 1 race season and be as light as possible at the expense of durability, I'll leave stikman or somebody else to fully clarify(not so sure on specifics)..
     
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    Mine just arrived, comes with a Hadley rear axle too, not bad!

    The FRO thing has to do with geometry, they are not weaker then normal frame,s it is just marketing for the race geometry. My Medium M9 is heavier then my medium M6 was, if I weighed it correctly today