OK so I’ve been riding an Intense 6.6 for four years and it’s an awesome bike, it suits the more gravity style of riding which i don’t get to do half as much as i used to now I’ve moved to Nottingham, most of my riding now round trial centers or round the peaks with the odd DH day. The Intense is way too much bike for this, but does suit my riding style.
So my dilema is this…
The intense has had 4 years of abuse and needs some major parts replacing (forks, wheels etc) and needs to go on a diet as dragging a 6″ AM bike round Cannock is a right PITA! So…
a) Do i spend the money on the Intense
b) Split it and put the proceeds to buying a beefy Orange 5 Build?
I’m hoping the Orange Five with Fox 36’s and a Maxle back end will be a good cross over OK on a four hour ride but still capable of the odd trip to the alps and uplift day?
Selling up and going for something more suited to your riding is always a good idea. There are plenty of capable 5-6″ bikes around, so it would be foolish to limit yourself to the 5 without trying to demo a few.