Intense M6-FRO Downhill Full Suspension

4.73/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

Intense M6 FRO Frame: World Cup Downhill racers Chris Kovarik and Matti Lehikoien trust the Intense M6 FRO Mountain Bike Frame when they cut loose on their race runs. VPP suspension, a low bottom bracket, and a super-slack 64.5-degree head angle...


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pash

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2013

Strengths:    plush is the word you are looking for with this bike. low means fast and this bike is very low! it rides even better at high speed, pretty great pedaling. I love it at every terrain, but you should prefer rough and extreme ones.

Weaknesses:    Might not be a weakness but i find that much of travel 'disturbing' because I don't really need that much. Maybe its weight but, the hell, the bike is not new anymore.

Bottom Line:   
Bike handles great, is fast, love the low BB, is superslack. I would only recomend this bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chuck a Downhiller from Boston, MA

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2011

Strengths:    The bike is sweet, rides super smooth through the rough stuff. The cane creek double barrel shock is the best I've ridden, and the vpp makes it so all your pedaling doesn't go straight into the suspension. The low bb is great for flying into/out of turns.

Weaknesses:    I have noticed that the specs from the intense geometry chart are not the numbers I get when I actually make the measurements on the bike. Not sure if that's a weakness, but my bike is labeled a large but when I actually measure it, it comes in closer to a medium (which is what I wanted).

Bottom Line:   
This bike is awesome. Intense is a great company and they have awesome support. I needed a couple spacers when I was changing the bearings, called Intense and they through them in the mail right away, no charge. For comparison I needed something similar for my specialized demo, called specialized who told me to call fox for the parts I needed, fox charged me 20 bones and they took their sweet time.
Intense bikes kick @$$ and the M6 is no exception.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistling Willie

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Demo 7 II

Bike Setup:   Boxxer world cup, cane creek double barrel, sram X0/X9, funn hooka dh cranks, sunline v1 wheels, WTB dissent tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chongs m6 a Downhiller from alhambra ca. u.s.a.

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2009

Strengths:    Im 6 foot 3 , 240 lb. bike is so smooth and fast , 13 foot drops ( but no bigger im not that good ) that should sum up the strength answer!

Weaknesses:    none I'm realy trying to brake it every time i ride but nope . had to paint rear dropouts and susp. linkage white ,( black was to ugly ) now it looks sick with works blue!

Bottom Line:   
THIS BIKE IS SICK SICK SO FN SICK GET ONE IM TELLING YOU , YOU WILL NOT WANT TO GET OFF IT . ITS SO FAST ON STEEP OR FLAT AND IT PEDALS SO GOOD JUST END IT AND GET ONE !

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Favorite Trail:   Telonix

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3150.00

Purchased At:   bike co. in lake for

Similar Products Used:   rocky mountain RMX . not a race bike . M6 race bike .

Bike Setup:   fox 40 , formula one brakes , dt hubs , syncros hoops , atlas cranks , sdg i beam seat and seat post , x.o. shifter & derailer , gamut chain guide , azonic world force bars , kona wha-wha pedals , cane creek head set , gravity stem kenda nevegal 2.5 f&R GETTO TUBELESS , REVOX REAR SHOCK

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by big boy a Racer from vernon

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2009

Strengths:    super fast. corners like a bat outta hell. very stable and tons of fun to ride.

Weaknesses:    the welding is super shady the weld splatter came threw the peice of metal and looks horrible. not saying i hate the bike its the complete ppisite i love the thing just not wat you would expect for the prive you would pay.

Bottom Line:   
if you wanna go faster then this is the bike u should b on. the biek rides great and handles even better just un happy with the weld quality.

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Favorite Trail:   goats gully

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   08 devinci wilson 4
09 devinci wilson 4
sinister r9


Bike Setup:   intense m6
88 ata wc
atomblab wheels
dt swiss 440 hubs
hope brakes
saint cranks
saint derailer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mudmanner a Downhiller from Lakewood, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2009

Strengths:    Super plush, Fast cornering. The bike takes both small and large bumps very well. Also rolls off of drops very nice.

Weaknesses:    Seat buzz at certain heights. But not enough of an issue to bother you.

Bottom Line:   
This is one of the fastest bikes I've ever been on. It corners better than any bike I've tried and can still be built very light. It's very well built and feels like it can motor through any terrain.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Demo 8, Santa Cruze V10, Socom

Bike Setup:   Fox 40, DT Swiss 440 hubs/ Mavic 823, Sunline bars, Avid Juicy Five, Sram X9 drivetrain, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rideactionsport a Downhiller from Gilroy CA USA

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2008

Strengths:    Corners amazingly, can take the gnarliest terrain and (once you are used to it) jumps well.

Weaknesses:    You have to be fully on it when your riding this bike otherwise it really wont handle well, recommend for highly experienced DHer. BB height can also be a little low sometimes.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is amazing. For anyone looking to ride serious Downhill I would highly recommend it. I think that you really have to spend a lot of time setting it up though but once it is its awesome. This is definetely a bike that takes more that a couple days to get used to.

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Favorite Trail:   SC

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   .

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz V10

Bike Setup:   Fox 40, CCDB, XTR, Hope, Mavic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by t.martin a Racer from Telluride, CO

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2008

Strengths:    Build quality, customer support, and of course the design

Weaknesses:    The chain slap can get a little noisy. There is in fact a small, but noticable amount of chain feedback when peddaling over bumps. I have only noticed this when pedaling up a rocky hill. I'm not complaining as this is not what the bike was ever intended for.

Bottom Line:   
An excellent machine. I'll start by saying how great the Intense Company is. They stand behind their product 100%. This bike rides and handles great. It is predictable at any speed and wants to go fast. It corners well, the bottom bracket is just low enough to confidently dive into flat corners. With the option of the 'world cup' dropouts that lower the bike even more, on a smooth coarse it is like riding on rails. It is a pricy purchase but a perfect set up for a world class race weekend.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Ironhorse Sunday, Intense M3

Bike Setup:   Fox 40, Manitou Revox, DT wheels, e.13 guide

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by otakar23 a Downhiller from Boulder, CO, United States

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2008

Strengths:    The M6 is one of the best DH bikes I've ever ridden. It corners really well, and is amazing through technical trails at a fast pace, it just sticks to the ground. It's also very stable in the air, especially over high speed race jumps.

Weaknesses:    The only weakness I have found is that by the chain there is a piece of metal that the chain runs by and it's difficult to silence the chain due to that. But it is possible.

Bottom Line:   
It's a very expensive bike, but it's worth every single penny.

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Favorite Trail:   Drifter

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2999.00

Purchased At:   The Fix Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Giant DH, Specialized demo9 Pro

Bike Setup:   Boxxer Race, Sram x.9, Avid Code, Deity.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by short_normal a Racer from La Jolla, CA, US

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2008

Strengths:    lightish, good for straight lines.

Weaknesses:    really expensive, cant hop over stuff when in a pinch because of sag, but above all the bike is horribly unbalanced. if you come sailing into a turn the rear end just slides. even if you run 30psi!

Bottom Line:   
wait for the 2010 model for them to balance out the weight. maybe they will have balanced it out by then. for now, if you love intense, just stick to the m3. its even more jump friendly.

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Favorite Trail:   gurellia warfare

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   .

Similar Products Used:   .

Bike Setup:   .

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ostsr a Downhiller from Russia

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2008

Strengths:    Fast, Light and so much sag ))

Weaknesses:    WHEELBASE

Bottom Line:   
Best DH bike...

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Favorite Trail:   Kamchatka

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3800.00

Similar Products Used:   Intense M3, Norco Team DH

Bike Setup:   XTR, RaceFace, Hope, BOS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alfredo S a Downhiller from Burlingame, ca, US

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2008

Strengths:    Best DH bike ever!!! super plush, and geometry makes you stick to the ground. It's 100% FRO(for Racing Only) Bike.

Weaknesses:    you have to get use to jumping, its hard because there is a lot of sag. other than that PERFECT!!!!

Bottom Line:   
you wont regret buying this downhill monster!!!. price is high, but worth every single penny. I had an ellsworth rogue before, know to be also great bikes, but I woulnd't compare it to the M6, its just an amazing bike. VPP technology makes you go flying on any downhill track. I can tell you that once you ride an Intense M6 you won't want to ride anything else, its a true Downhill Racing bike!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Pacifica

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Freewheel

Similar Products Used:   Nothing compares to the M6

Bike Setup:   Boxxer world cup, X0, Saint, Avid code, Funn, Sunline, Crank Brothers, SDG, Azonic!!

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