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2009 and first DH 29er Intense 2951

Comparing the 29er downhill bike to the 26er downhill bike. Intense 2951 and 951 side by side. 23.5-inch effective top tube, G3 dropout & head tube, 14-inch bottom brack in middle setting, with 64.5-degree head angle, CS 18.25-inches. Wheelbase 48-inches. Travel is at 7.5 or 8-inches with adjustable link. Fork is reduced to 7-inches.

The 951 is intended for downhill racing, used by World Cup professionals and domestic weekend warriors, the 951 also excels as a recreation/park bike, this bike pedals better than a M9 and has a “livelier? feel as it does not sit into the travel as much as the M9. This bike will jump/hop obstacles well and is very snappy out of corners . The leverage ratio starts out very high and ramps up at the end of the stroke. This gives a very plush feel in the initial travel and progressively gets firmer as it goes through the travel. Features: -1.5? head tube -Adjustable travel from 8? to 8.5?. Travel swap has no effect on geometry -83mm bottom bracket width, ISCG-05 tabs are machined with the bottom bracket shell -Next generation VPP linkages for even better pedaling efficiency, angular contact bearings and Zerk fittings on lower link -Fox DHX RC2 shock stock; Cane Creek Double Barrel shock upgrade options available -Custom color paint options also available
Credit: Steber