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  1. 29er Bikes
    Only 15 of these M29 FRO models will be available to the public. Southern California's Intense Cycles and their M-Series downhill bikes have a long legacy of on the World Cup downhill circuit, starting in the mid 1990s with Shaun Palmer. The latest iteration of the M-Series is the M29, a carbon...
  2. General Discussion
    Intense has set its sights on the world of cross country racing with the release of the Sniper XC and Sniper Trail. Intense fans need not worry, though. Sure you can race these bikes in Lycra, but they still have the trail shredding Intense ride that riders have grown to love...
  3. General Discussion
    Intense Cycles has introduced what it's calling a new "global hybrid sales model." The new Intense Rider Direct program has the goal of offering more buying flexibility, improved service options and aggressive new pricing worldwide. In the US, the brand will continue to work with local bike...
  4. 29er Bikes
    As we stared at our latest test bike, the Intense Carbine 29er, we marveled at all the changes that have come about since the first Intense 29er we tested, the Spider 29. Key side by side geometry figures for the Spider and the Carbine Most notable of all the changes is the head angle so we...
  5. 29er Bikes
    What is it The new Intense Carbine is a 155mm/160mm travel 29er that follows the trend of seeking more speed, whether going uphill or downhill. It is the successor to Intense's Carbine 29C that had 140mm rear travel and 160mm up front. This new rig has a slacker head angle at 66 degrees (vs 67)...
  6. 27.5
    Only 100 of these bad boys will be sold. For your $8000 you'll get a signed certificate of authenticity - and one seriously fun trail bike. If you believe in the luck of the Irish - or just like all things green - you'll be intrigued by the latest offering from Intense. Following up on 2016's...
  7. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Meet the 2017 Intense Factory Racing team: Jack Moir, Dean Lucas, Charlie Harrison, and Nik Nestoroff. Press play to see a little pre-season hazing and some serious shredding.
  8. 27.5
    The Intense Tracer has been around in one form or another for two decades. The last time it saw a complete reworking was 2014. Built around 27.5 wheels and 160mm of travel, the enduro oriented rig has been a perennial staff favorite for its all-around versatility. Read our review of the Intense...
  9. 29er Bikes
    This was arguably the best looking bike our test team threw a leg over all weekend at Outerbike. Editor's Note: Along with longtime Mtbr forum member Kent Robertson (KRob), the 2016 Outerbike Test Sessions were conducted by Ben Slabaugh, aka Schlim. Ben, 37, has been riding mountain bikes since...
  10. General Discussion
    Earlier this year, Intense launched a new version of its Spider. The original was something of a welterweight cross-country ripper, but this newer version took its inspiration from the dual slalom track. With 27.5 wheels, 130mm of travel, and short chainstays, the bike was meant to tackle...
  11. 29er Bikes
    For a time, Michael Broderick was among the best XC racers in the United States. But like a lot of his U.S.-born peers, he was never able to truly break through at the World Cup level. But that, along with Broderick's discipline of choice, has recently changed. Indeed, Broderick, now 42, sits...
  12. 29er Bikes
    The Intense Primer 29 has 130mm travel front and rear. What is it? The Intense Primer 29 is Intense's latest entry into the burgeoning 29er trail bike market, the rad bikes that the majority of us actually ride. Sporting 130mm of front and rear travel, it is designed to climb well and descend...
  13. 27.5
    The ACV sports 130mm of rear and 150mm of front travel. What is it? The Intense ACV is the latest contender in the Plus bike full suspension arena, sporting 130mm of rear and 150mm of front travel. It is slack and aggressive with a 66.25 degree head angle and a 73.8 seat angle. It is a...
  14. 27.5
    Lowdown: Intense Spider 275 C If you have a BMX background, but don't have the fitness to keep up on climbs, the new Spider is a great choice. It's super efficient going up, and a ton of fun going down. Find out more in our full review below. Stat Box Build: Factory Wheel size: 27.5...
  15. General Discussion
    Standard carbon front and rear triangles. Monocoque UD carbon construction. Carbon Construction (click to enlarge). In an effort to bring its top end downhill bike to the masses, Intense Cycles has released the M16 Carbon Expert Edition, which features the same geometry as the Factory and Pro...
  16. 29er Bikes
    One of the best parts of my job is getting paid to attend trade shows like Interbike and seeing all the hottest new bikes available. Manufacturers bring out the bling and feature their high-end models with matching high-end price tags. There are many reasons that a bicycle can push into the five...
  17. 27.5
    We caught up with Chris Kovarik at Mammoth Mountain for the launch of the new Intense M16 Carbon. In between throwing up roost, he took a few minutes to chat with us regarding the new bike, his personal suspension and component set-up, and more. Read our review of this new downhill race...
  18. 27.5
    Both the Pro and Factory version of the Intense M16C are carefully spec'd with components that give them the appearance of a fully custom build (click to enlarge). Lowdown: Intense M16 Carbon The new Intense M16 is long and slack enough to win on Sunday, but still fun enough to ride the rest...
  19. 29er Bikes
    The Intense Spider 29 Carbon was a fun bike that my test partner Nate took on the Lakes Loops during our time at Interbike's Outdoor Demo. These trails a little more XC in nature but still with a couple of rocky and droppy sections to test its rowdy nature. The fit on the size large was perfect...
  20. 27.5
    Flat purple or fluorescent yellow? The choice is yours (click to enlarge). For 2016, Intense is re-introducing the beloved Uzzi as a 190mm travel bike designed for super enduro (their words, not ours) and park riding. It's built with a 180mm fork in mind, but can pull double duty as a downhill...
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