Intense Cycles Reviews and News


Outerbike Test Sessions: Intense Primer

The Intense Primer 29er was one of the best looking bikes spotted at Outerbike. But how did it ride?

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Intense Recluse 27.5 trail bike first look

If the Intense Spider is your garden variety trail ripper, the all new 140mm Recluse is a deadly weapon.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Michael Broderick’s Intense Carbine 29C

Michael Broderick was once among the best XC racers in the United States. Now he’s making waves in the masters class of the Enduro World Series. Here’s a look at his 140mm Intense Carbine 29C race bike.

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Intense Primer 29 first ride report

Intense has modernized its bikes and suspension designs with the introduction of the ACV 27.5 Plus and the Primer 29, both with 130mm of front and rear suspension. Find out more about the 29 in this first ride review.

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Intense 27.5 Plus ACV first ride

Intense Cycles throws their hat in the full suspension Plus bike arena with this attractive ACV – All Conditions Vehicle, with 130mm of rear travel.

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Intense Spider 275 C review

The newest Intense takes cues from the slopestyle scene to create a nimble short travel trail bike capable of handling just about anything.

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Budget friendly Intense M16 Carbon Expert Edition DH bike

In an effort to bring its top end downhill bike to the masses, Intense Cycles has released the M16 Carbon Expert Edition, which sells for $5899.

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9 Dream Bikes That Will Break Your Budget

Amazing bikes from GT, Marin, Norco, BMC, Intense, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Scott and Cannondale for the Powerball winning mountain biker.

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Bike Check: Chris Kovarik’s new Intense M16 Carbon

Chris Kovarik discusses the development of the new Intense M16C DH bike, and component and suspension setup.

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Review: Intense M16 Carbon downhill bike

Downhill bikes have come along way since the Intense M1 ruled the podiums. Is the newest M series a worthy successor?

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First Ride Review: Intense Spider 29 Carbon

Intense’s take on the increasingly popular 29er trail bike was tossable in back and forth S turns without feeling too big wheel sluggish. Find out more in our First Ride Review.

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Interbike 2015: Intense introduces new 27.5″ Uzzi

After a short sabbatical, the Intense Uzzi is back, this time with 27.5 wheels and 190mm of plush rear travel.

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News: Intense Cycles Seaching for America’s Next Top DH Racer

Mountain biking legend Shaun Palmer and Intense seek Junior Expert DH racers for training and coaching.

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Bike Review: Intense Tracer 275 Alloy Foundation

Intense’s 2015 Tracer 275 Alloy Foundation packs in long-travel value, performance, and made-in-the-USA pride at an affordable price.

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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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