Intense M6

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Posted: Mar 30, 2008 at 23:20 Quote
I think the geo is a tad extreme, hopefully I can try one out!

Posted: Mar 31, 2008 at 0:28 Quote
Avalanche can put any shock off any i2i into the M6 with piggybag and Remote reservoir.I think they will be a great upgrade option next to the double barrel.Avalanche shocks are also mad expensive just as the double barrel

Posted: Oct 4, 2008 at 1:08 Quote
rm10 wrote:
This bike is mine!! Will be here in January. Cant Frigging wait.


Same here man. i just ordered one a week ago.

Posted: Dec 16, 2008 at 22:19 Quote
escobar999 wrote:
this is NOT the same fork.... say what you want its not the same fork... not the same upper legs, guards, crowns, sticker, and the added piggyback... the TI coil on the rear shock too...

this is definitively a white brothers groove fork. http://www.whitebrotherscycling.com/product-dh.php?specs=groove200

It says manitou on the fork you idiot

Posted: Dec 16, 2008 at 22:33 Quote
nojudgementsripper wrote:
escobar999 wrote:
this is NOT the same fork.... say what you want its not the same fork... not the same upper legs, guards, crowns, sticker, and the added piggyback... the TI coil on the rear shock too...

this is definitively a white brothers groove fork. http://www.whitebrotherscycling.com/product-dh.php?specs=groove200

It says manitou on the fork you idiot


you should look at the pics closer. theres a travis in the first, white bro's in the second, and a dorado in the third.

Posted: Dec 17, 2008 at 2:19 Quote
ride66 wrote:
Here's the Intense M6... For those of you you are wondering, yes it's a pure race bike and here's its geometry!
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://www.sicklines.com/gallery/data/664/medium/2008_Intense_geometry_2.jpg
First observations
1-Lower bottom bracket
I found strange to have a lower bottom bracket that the m3 as it was already low.
[If you want to compare, the SOCOM FRO have the same geo than the M3!
Of course it is a different bike due to shock placement, sag, etc! But
the geometry on paper is almost the same]

On the M3, you needed to correctly time your pedal strokes with rocks.
For those who ride this bike, they all knew what I'm talking about.
For the rest, here's a little story ...
Last week, I dislocated a toe after bashing a pedal on a rock.
That's not funny at all, trust me! Morphine please Confused !

So why a lower bottom bracket (Lower center of gravity, better cornering but..Ee?)

2-Increased stand over height.
I don't care. I like to have a small and nible bike but anyway!


3-A slacker head angle
Why a slacker head angle as the head angle on the M3 was nice [when "SAG"ed].
Remember that the bike have 3'' SAG so don't let geo on paper fool you.

I always found Intense mesurements quite strange anyway.
Maybe this time they did thems without tires!

Here's a question, why 2 versions of the M6? One was shown at Interbike and the other at Expocycle(The difference is the rear triangle).

Here's fact about the bike for those who were wondering...
-9'5'' Travel (not linear)
-10,5 / 3,5'' Stroke rear shock (Cane Creek DB , Manitou Revox)
[Rumors about Fox working on a 10'5 DHX too)
-2 Lbs lighter than the M3 [M3 is 10,5Lbs DHX 5,0/Steel Spring, M Frame powdercoated]

Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://www.asilvertouch.com/images/features/190/08_intense_09.jpgUnsecure image, only https images allowed: http://www.sicklines.com/gallery/data/664/medium/2008_Intense_Interbike23.jpg
NB : The fork is front is the White Brothers Groove.


so basically, this bike sucks because you dont have the speed and skills to use it properly? nice review/preview/whatever mang tup

Posted: Dec 17, 2008 at 2:20 Quote
and i soooo want this frame, low bb FTW

Posted: Dec 17, 2008 at 9:08 Quote
ride66 wrote:
3-A slacker head angle
Why a slacker head angle as the head angle on the M3 was nice [when "SAG"ed].
Remember that the bike have 3'' SAG so don't let geo on paper fool you.

Ya but the fork sags a good 3inches too so it evens out. Maybe not if your on a incline while sitting, but who sits uphill when dhing, when standing over the bike going down a decline; the geometry will be relatively close to what it is on paper. That is unless you got your preload setup all wrong.

Posted: Dec 17, 2008 at 11:45 Quote
i realise you cant say too much about a frame until you have ridden it, but with geo like that id imagine that it wouldnt be much good on very tight techy tracks. the only place that bike is going to excel is on flat out tracks, like WC tracks for example

Posted: May 11, 2012 at 7:08 Quote
anybody have the problem of seat of your M6 touching the rear wheel when the suspension compresses a lot?
at what height is you seat so it doesn't touch it????

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