Intense M9 Downhill Full Suspension

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $6649.00

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Product Description

It’s early predecessor, the M-1, was ridden to silver medal victory at the World Championships in 1996 by Shaun Palmer at one of his first competitive events on a bicycle, making history for both Palmer & Intense. The dynamic combination of Palmer and the M-1 set the stage for Intense Cycles and changed the face of DH forever.

Since then, the M-series downhill chassis has achieved iconic standing as the choice of the world’s fastest racers.

The M9 is the latest edition in the series and is the culmination of over 15 years of racer feedback, R&D and evolution in technology. The M9 has held true to its original DNA in being the first downhill specific race frame that can be tweaked and tuned to tame any track, it will make you a faster, smoother, more confident rider. Period.

The bike that has defined us for so many years just keeps getting better.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DHer

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2014

Strengths:    Pulls speed from know where, very predictable and stable, tips into turns awesomely. turns rock sections into foot paths. looks awesome and turns heads.

Weaknesses:    water can get inside frame when washing (though holes allowing headset angle adjustment) - so wash upside down.

Bottom Line:   
if you want to win races ride an M9

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Similar Products Used:   Tomac Primer 220, Orange 223, Norco Atomic, Specialized Bighit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by marc =) a Downhiller from mexico city

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2011

Strengths:    everything, i've tested it with vivid air and rc4, with both it's awesome, but with vivid air it's WOW,excellent suspension,very nice quality of frame and welds,made in USA,.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
the best bike iv'e ever used.

so amazing riding it with vivid air.

the vivid air improves the m9 so much.

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Favorite Trail:   ajusco

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3600.00

Purchased At:   a culture of speed

Similar Products Used:   none as good as m9, but ive used.

giant glory 2011 00, and umf freddy

Bike Setup:   manitou dorado,vivid air,x9,sun ringle rims,straitline pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by I dunno a Downhiller from Vancouver, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2011

Strengths:    Best acting suspension I ever experienced. Huggs ground like no other. High cranks clear anything. Cornering is amazing (better than my shorter M3). Multiple settings to fit many preferences (One time only setup for me). More burly than previous DH versions (slight weight increase).

Weaknesses:    Noisy pivots, put in a spacer but problem not completely solved. No rear shock fender...painful custom build. Not great for jumping (sends you long instead of high) but acceptable.

Bottom Line:   
Great quality bike and as fun to ride. Fast, fast, fast and confidence building. Slightly annoying pivot issues.

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Favorite Trail:   Tac-tac, Cuni, Angry Pirate to Afternoon Delight to Detroit Rock City

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Similar Products Used:   Intense M3 (revox + WC), Balfa BB7, Kona Stab Primo

Bike Setup:   Boxxer WC, Cane Creek, 823 tubeless, Chris King/Hope, Formula One

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Is the 951 Evo that much better than the M9??

Currently have a medium M9 and I like it. No complaints. Although next season I'm going to try 27.5 wheels on it (I have dropouts that'll make it work without ruining the geometry). I was also going to try to find a large frame to replace the medium. Now since I'm already building wheels, and lo ... Read More »

replace a shimano chainring help please sgx m9 32t

need to replace my middle chain ring My xt cranks have the middle chain ring stamped sg-x m9 its a 32 t I thought it would be easy to just go to a shop and get or order online.... no my two shops have no clue or are willing to guess what I need.. anyhow I need a new middle chain rin ... Read More »

new to intense, few m9 questions

Hi guys, I have just recently got an m9 and have a couple of questions. There is some creaking from the back end either from the shock bushings or from the linkage. I have read online about replacing the chips on the rear linkage and also using ptfe/plumbers tape on them? I presume this is to be ... Read More »

RC4 from M9 to be used on Demo

Anyone knows if the RC4 on the M9 frames are custom valved for the frame? Someone is selling his shock from his M9 and I'm thinking of buying it and putting it on my 2013 Demo. My CCDB is still in service...way too long actually :madman:. Just want to know if I can just swap the shock with no tuning ... Read More »

Intense M9 dropout

Hi Guys, can anyone tell me if the m6 dropout will work on a m9? they look the same, but do they line up? I am currently in whistler on holiday, no one has a drive side, the distro has no stock, and i have ordered one from intense, but is still 'processing' a week later and no response fro ... Read More »

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