Large Versus Medium 2018 Carbine

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Large Versus Medium 2018 Carbine
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Posted: Jan 13, 2019 at 12:42 Quote
So I'm 5'8, weigh 170 lbs and run my suspension stiff. I've owned and been riding a large Intense Carbine for just about a year now and in November of last year (just before the snow dropped) I managed to swap parts from another frame over to the Carbine and a few new components and the like.

The frame and drivetrain are stock from the Pro build on Intense's website (175mm Carbon crankset, GX/X01 Eagle) everything has been changed out for my own preferences such as TRP brakes, 30mm length stem, ENVE HDH handlebars cut to 790mm, etc...)

What recently came to my mind was to change out my dropper and rail saddle for I-Beam seatpost and saddle to be able to have a more "effective saddle position" to make up for the Carbine's slack 74 seattube angle and also to sell my existing 175mm crankset for a 170mm or 165mm crankset. I also badly want to upstroke my rear shock from the stock 230mm x 60mm to 230mm x 65mm to eek out more travel from the rear. This is my one and only bicycle as I can only afford one. Climbs and descends like a beast and I've built it to be burly and take a beating.

2018 Intense Carbine SL Frame size Large
Rockshox Super Deluxe RC3 rear shock
TruVativ Descendant Carbon Eagle Boost GXP 175mm, 32T
SRAM GX Eagle Cassette, Shifter
SRAM X01 Eagle Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle Chain
Rockshox Reverb with Wolf Tooth Remote Sustain Kit
Fabric Scoop Radius Elite w/ Cr-Mo Rails
ENVE HDH Handlebars (cut down to 790mm)
Deity Knuckleduster grips
Syntace 30mm stem
TRP Quadiem G-Spec Brakes with Shimano Ice Tech 203mm Rotors
Works Angleset 2 degree Headset
ENVE M930 29" Rims 32H
DT Swiss 240S 15mm x 110mm 32H Center-Lock
DT Swiss 240S 12mm x 148mm 32 Center-Lock SRAM XD
DT Swiss Aerolite Spokes
Maxxis Minion DHF DH 2.5" front and rear
Fox 36 44mm Offset EVOL Damper 160mm 15mm x 110mm


63.5 degree headtube angle
1244mm wheelbase
74.25 seattube angle
341mm BB height
455mm Reach


33 lbs and 13 ounces

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