Intense Cycles Reviews and News


Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes

Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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Race: 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill bike check

Race Coverage: On the eve of the Taxco Urban Downhill Race, Jon Buckell shows us his specially-prepped Santa Cruz V10 and the bikes of some of his competitors.

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000

Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015

Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Intense Cycles Interbike 2014

Intense Cycles highlights their Carbine 29er, Tracer 275 Factory build, Spider 29er Carbon and Tracer 275 that’s handmade in the USA.

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Video: Shaun Palmer comes home as new Intense team manager, brand ambassador

New video chronicles Shaun Palmer’s return to Intense Cycles as talent scout and brand ambassador.

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Video: Brian Lopes sends the gap with SoCal grom squad

Intense Cycles-sponsored mountain bike legend Brian Lopes gaps big air with some SoCal MTB groms, proving once again that it ain’t the miles on the odometer that matter, but what you got left in the tank.

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Video: Brian Lopes gives us a ‘Cribs’-style tour of his Sprinter van

On his way to the Oregon Enduro Series, Intense Cycle’s rider Brian Lopes gave Western Bikeworks a tongue-in-cheek tour of his pimped-out Mercedes Sprinter Van, complete with garage, rooftop patio and home theater.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Intense Cycles in the middle of all the action

The Mtbr crew checks out the double-decker race it setup of legendary SoCal bike maker Intense Cycles.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Race Video: Brian Lopes slaying Leaping Lizard DH on his new Intense Tracer 275

He may be in the over-40 age bracket, but when it comes to going fast, Brian Lopes proves he’s no old man. Check out this quick video of him absolutely scorching the Leaping Lizard DH on his new Intense Tracer 275.

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Team News: Brian Lopes to ride for Intense in 2014

Intense Cycles announces their new relationship with multi-time world and national mountain bike world champion Brian Lopes, via a short video.

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Review: Intense Tracer T275 Carbon

The Intense Tracer 275C is an impressive bike, utilizing carbon fiber front and rear triangles, which provide exceptional damping and stiffness. Toss it down through the gnar and chunder and it just effortlessly glides through stuff like it’s hardly there, creating a confidence inspiring experience.

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Enduro Compare-O Bottom Line: Intense’s Carbine 29 knows how to go big, fast and fun

The confidence-inspiring Intense Carbine 29 likes it meaty, beaty, big and bouncy-check it out right here.

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Compare-O First Look: Intense Carbine 29

Intense sets out to change minds about 29ers with burlier, longer-legged version of the big hooper that’s well-spec’d to boot. Take a First Look with us.

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Factory Tour: Intense Cycles

Intense Cycles has been on a roll lately plowing out aluminum and carbon bikes, with some great highlights in the 27.5 and 29-inch wheel sizes, and we got a glimpse of their inner workings with a factory tour.

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27.5 All-Mountain/Enduro Bike Round Up

Is 650B/27.5″ THE Ultimate All Mountain Bike Platform? We round-up a few of the latest and greatest from Norco, Scott, Intense and Foes to compare them all side by side.

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 2

Part two of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Norco Sight, Pivot Firebird 27.5, Intense Carbine 275, Devinci Troy, Turner Flux 27.5 and Santa Cruz Heckler 27.5.

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 1

Part one of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Ibis Ripley, Yeti SB95 Carbon, Intense Spyder Comp 29 Carbon, Ibis HDR 650b, Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt, GT Force, and Giant Trance 27.5

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Announced: Intense Carbine 29 – Trail/Enduro/AM

Intense reveals the all new Carbine 29. A carbon version of the Tracer 29, the Carbine 29 has 5 or 5.5″ of VPP travel, G2 dropouts and the ride quality of carbon.

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Intense Cycles 951 EVO – Production 27.5 DH Racer

Originally developed as a 29er, the Intense Cycles 951 finds it’s true identity as a 27.5″ DH bike. Intense claims that the 951 EVO will be the first production 27.5 downhill bike on the market. New video added!

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Intense Carbine 275 – 650b Round Up

For 2013 Intense Cycles actually has two All Mountain 650b bikes. The Carbine 275 and Tracer 275 both have 5.5 or 6″ of travel (adjustable shock mount). The main difference between the two are that the Carbine 275 is made from carbon and the Tracer is aluminum. How was Intense Cycles able to create a […]

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Intense Tracer 275 – 650b Round Up

The Intense Cycles Tracer 275 is the natural progression of their popular Tracer VPP All Mountain bike. The Tracer 275 features 5.5 or 6″ of travel (adjustable shock mount) and is made right here in the USA at the Intense factory in Temecula, CA. In fact, that is a key factor that allows the ‘small’ […]

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Intense Tracer 275 Photos and Preview

We first learned of the new 27.5 (aka 650b) bikes from Intense Cycles right before the Sea Otter Classic this past April. Since that time, Intense has been busy with not just one 27.5″ wheeled bike, but two! The Intense Tracer 275 and the Carbine 275 are two of the hottest bikes currently available. The […]

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Intense Cycles Sponsors Black Mountain Enduro

Intense Cycles is proud to sponsor Racers & Chasers Black Mountain Enduro, Oct 20 in North County San Diego. Come ride a 2013 Shimano-equipped INTENSE demo bike (entire fleet will be on-site)! All participants are automatically entered to win an INTENSE TRACER 29 frame! Hope to see you there! To register or for more info, […]

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