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2011 intense 951
« on: Jan 27, 2015, 20:32 »
After about 7 years off a bike I'm super excited to be looking at getting one again.

Has anyone any exsperance with the 951? I've looked at reviews and see horror stories of them snapping. That should be enough to put me off completely but its pretty local so I'm keen to have a look.

Any info is more than welcome :)


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Re: 2011 intense 951
« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 2015, 09:14 »
Hello there Dan.

Loads of horror stories of the 951 FRO snapping (FRO was lighter as it had a monocoque frame) as far as I'm aware it was limited tot he FRO and they stopped producing it in 2012?

I had a 951 FRO in small. Super light build, think about 36lbs all built up and I never snapped it. Did various UK uplift days inc inners and Ft Bill, 2 summers in France and the mega.

I'm not a big tanker and generally pick lines as apposed to plouging through and try not to huck to flat.

Last summer I moved onto a medium Wilson, it's not that much bigger than the small 951 and I felt a lot more comfortable and confident on it and my strava times reflected this. I'm about 5.6 or 5.7.

What 951 are you looking at?

Here is my old one.

If you don't end up buying a 951, I'd go with a 2011 Wilson. Mine is for sale ;-)

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Re: 2011 intense 951
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 22:12 »
Hi, I own a 951 FRO, it's a monster! I'm actually selling the frame as moving away from DH. The cracking issue was swing arms pre 2013, so I got a 2013 swing arm and then had it resprayed by Argos Cycles. The dropouts was the issue pre 2013. Caused stress which led to failures. This was rectified in the 2013+ swing arms.

It's lighting for a DH rig, I ran 180 vans on mine, only mm's difference axle to crown as 40's, makes for a much better handling bike.

Few pics of the frame and when it was a full bike

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