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11-28-2013 10:36 PM
Extremo Also came across this here. Looks like intense has moved out of Taiwan and are building their frames in house again, which has led to the increased quality in the past 2-3 production years. Good news for them.

To the Point: Heat Treating Aluminum Frames - Pinkbike
11-28-2013 10:09 PM
Extremo Not sure if anyone's interested but the free premiere of Arrival is on for another few hours. Pretty sick flick.

Don't Miss the FREE Premiere of ARRIVAL! The BEST 35 Minutes You'll Spend All Day - bturman - Mountain Biking Videos - Vital MTB
11-19-2013 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by cerebroside View Post
The Metric is lighter and based on their RV1 DH fork lowers. Same damper (HLR), but the airspring is different.
Nice. The RV1 looks beasty. I'm interested to see how the Metric holds up to true freeriding. I think I'm going to wait on some long term reviews before I decide.
11-19-2013 02:31 PM
cerebroside The Metric is lighter and based on their RV1 DH fork lowers. Same damper (HLR), but the airspring is different.
11-19-2013 02:21 PM
Extremo It looks like the Metric is the same as the Vengeance just with 10mm more travel. Same internals, same lowers, and same stantion thickness. The only difference I can tell is the Metric has added carbon protectors and an external pressure release valve...that I have no idea how to use.

I haven't come accross a bad thing said about the Vengeance. I'm still a little weary of an air fork on a FR/DH bike though. But it seems like a lot of companies are building high quality air forks lately.
11-19-2013 01:44 PM
Mysticfalcon I run the x-fusion vengeance and while they say it is 170mm travel It measures out as 178 on mine for bottom out. Ive been very happy with the fork. Im curious just how much different the new fork is going to be.
11-19-2013 12:47 PM
Extremo I'm a little worried about running the Vector Air myself. But for the price it was worth trying it out. From what I've read about it, it's considered 'freeride' although I can't imagine it could hold up to the abuse of daily hucking. But I have friends who run a DB Air and they swear by it. From what I understand the Vector is supposed to be as good. I guess I'll find out.

Yeah Triple8sol, fortunately I don't ride anywhere where I have to pedal up so I'm able to just cut the post down and forget about it. The only time I'm really ever on my seat is when I'm waiting in the lift line. You're right about the Marz. I blew it up earlier this year and had it rebuilt. It's been good so far, but it's getting harsh and I'm sure due for another blow out I'm sure. I guess I wasn't really ready for an upgrade. I've been looking at some dual crowns for awhile but didn't want to purchase anything without running a single crown on it first. I've been looking at the Totem coil and Van but it looks like X Fusion is coming out with a 180mm air that's supposed to be on par with boxxer WC quality in a single crown. Not really sure what direction I want to go yet so I'll just run the Marz until I can't stand it anymore. I hear their new 380 is getting good reviews though.
11-19-2013 12:10 PM
Triple8Sol That bike looks decent except for the interrupted seat tube. Not that I adjust the saddle height that often on my DH/FR rigs, but I do occasionally so it sucks to not have leg extension when you're trying to ride up a fire road. Stick with the RC4 took I'm surprised you wanted to keep the Marz. I Had a 66 RCV years ago and hated that thing...such garbage. Had to rebuild it 2-3x that season and it still leaked and had too much strict ion. Later went to a Totem 2-Step and the Totem coil which were both 100x better. Can't see myself buying another Marz product for a long time.
11-19-2013 11:22 AM
cerebroside The Vector Air HLR is apparently great. I also run Minion DHF's F/R.
11-19-2013 10:32 AM
mojo maestro Low, slack and a single pivot.......what's not to like? Really like the simplicity of the single pivot. Adjustable chainstays and BB height.......more +'s. Right around 2 grand for an American made frame with an RC4 sounds awesome. I definitely wouldn't run an air shock........but I'm fat. Minions front and rear......
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