Intense SS2 Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $2399.00

Product Description

Inspired by our world cup winning DH bikes, the SS2 is the perfect bike for riding mega avalanche type trails, bike park trails and anything in between. One of Dirt Mags 100 best products for 2011.

  • Adjustable travel from 6"-6.5"
  • ISCG 05 integrated tabs
  • Replaceable derailler hanger
  • Full 1.5" head tube

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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Eftihis Paterakis

    Date Reviewed: September 2, 2013

    Strengths:    Virtual Position Point
    Both 160 and 180mm option
    Clever axle system at the back

    Weaknesses:    It doesn't fit the major type of cranks. The best crank for this bike is the saint or the zee collection

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent bike, excellent performance. Really good-looking and well-functional. The only problem with this bike is that it doesn't fit many of the major companies' cranks,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Zugg

    Date Reviewed: March 15, 2013

    Strengths:    Fantastic bike! Really fun to ride!
    Suspension is super smooth blazing through rock gardens.
    Fox van 36 Factory Series fork works perfectly with this frame.
    Pedals great with a 1x10 speed setup.

    Weaknesses:    Seat post adjustability is limited.
    As a park bike, fine, as a ripping trail bike,
    an adjustable seat post is a must.
    intense does not make them any more.

    Bottom Line:   
    Highly recommend this frame for any agressive trail and park riders.
    Super flowy, the bike asks to go faster and bigger.
    With a skilled pilot, this bike has no limits.
    Blows through rock gardens, thanks to the vpp suspension.
    You can find new and used ones online.
    This is one of those bikes that is great, designed really well and is overlooked.
    Handmade in Temecula, CA USA

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by wonny a Downhiller from mammoth,california

    Date Reviewed: October 5, 2011

    Strengths:    amazing pedaling platform, great cornering ability, dialed geometry, stable, solid rear end

    Weaknesses:    limited seat post extension

    Bottom Line:   
    The Intense SS2 corners incredibly well thanks to the low bb height, short chain stays and suspension that does not squat excessively into its travel. Vpp2 suspension makes this bike pedal very efficiently. Pedal bob is minimal even under hard pedaling . The weight balance of the Intense SS2 is like nothing else. It's so comfortable at any speed, any pitch or in the air. I recommend this bike for aggressive riders who ride bike parks, shuttle runs and downhill oriented trails.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   spec sx trail, demoed too many to name

    Bike Setup:   fox van rc shock, marzocchi 66, sram/truvativ drivetrain, avid brakes, mrp mini g2 sl chainguide, easton havoc bar

    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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    crank options on SS2 frame

    I am looking to upgrade my truvativ holzfeller cranks for a lighter set up. I was going to upgrade to the descendants but a friend tells me he got rubbing on the seat stay. Looks like I am looking at q factor issues on this frame. What are other owners running on their SS2 bikes?Read More »

    Dented SS2

    Hi Guys, Should this small dent cause me any concern? Opinions please? This frame is for sale for a reasonable price, and I have to admit I fancy the upgrade from my current 6.6. Appreciate your thoughts.Read More »

    Type 2 rear dérailleur on SS2

    Is anyone running a type 2 derailleur short cage on their vpp2 downhill intense bike? Has this product reduced chain slap significantly? Is it worth upgrading to 10 speed to run this derailleur? I ride mostly bike park on my SS2.Read More »

    tracer2 rear triangle on SS2 frame

    I was wandering if a tracer 2 rear triangle can be fitted onto slopestile 2 front one. Does anybody have any experience? Do they are compatible?Read More »

    What would you take 2012 uzzi or SS2?

    I'm currently on a carbon stumpjumper evo with a 36 160mm basically my enduro bike. I've done DH and park jumps on it but I want to put it on a diet for XC. So I'm looking at a 2012 uzzi or a SS2 as my Gravity/DH bike. I though about a M9 or a 951 but I'm about 3 hrs from the nearest resort ... Read More »

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