Intense Cycles Reviews and News


Intense Tracer 275 650b

Meet the Tracer 275 – The next BIG THING from Intense Cycles. First seen at the Sea Otter Classic back in April in prototype form, then teased with action shots just the other week, Intense Cycles finally shows us the World Wide Launch of the Tracer 275 today! This bike (and the Carbine 275 hop […]

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2013 Intense Tracer 275 and Carbine 275 – 650b Action Photos!

We recently got some exclusive action photos and info about the BRAND new 27.5 (aka 650b) bikes coming from Intense Cycles. The Official World Wide launch will be at Bike DealerCamp (from the good folks at Lifeboat Events.) Mtbr.com will be there to cover the new bikes, but we received these photos from Mr. Intense […]

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Revealed: Intense Tracer and Carbine 650b Prototypes

Introduction by Francis Cebedo: The 29er battle is won. It is the growth market of 2012 and  it will dominate cross country riding and is a serious player in the All Mountain bike market.  Its success has heightened manufacturers’ awareness with new trends. No one wants to be late to the party these days.  Well […]

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Photos: Intense, Pivot, Titus and more

A few various shots around Sea Otter on Day 1. Intense was showing off the Hard Eddy carbon 29er now with their Intense carbon fork. Mr. Intense himself (aka Jeff Steber) has posted some images of two 27.5 (aka 650B) builds in our Intense forum, be sure to check out those photos here. Although they […]

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Intense Carbine SL Announced!

The much anticipated Carbine SL from Intense Cycles was announced today. This bike has been in the works for a while and is the SL version of their Carbine model. The Carbine SL joins an ever growing list of carbon fiber all mountain/trail bikes like offerings from Santa Cruz, Ibis, Yeti, Pivot Cycles and of […]

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Intense Cycles releases the ‘Carbon Carbine’ All Mountain Bike!

Meet the Carbine – Carbon Fiber With an American Attitude Intense Cycles introduces its new carbon fiber mountain bike, the Carbine The Carbine is a very refined 5.5–6 inch travel all mountain bike that climbs and descends like you can not imagine. This is due to the 5.5 lb frame, the well engineered carbon construction, […]

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Intense Cycles Hires Scott Sharples as Marketing Manager / Brand Ambassador

Temecula, CA:  Intense Cycles proudly announces the addition of Scott Sharples as Marketing Manager/brand ambassador. Scott brings with him extensive experience in the cycling industry, including a successful career as a top pro downhiller, editorial contributor to a variety of publications and founder/manager of the athlete development program “Race Brain”. Sharples is best known, however, […]

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Team Chain Reaction Cycles.com / Intense – World Championships 2010

The World Championships was the last big race of the season. The big ‘One Day’ race where the best riders from each country around the globe compete in their National jerseys to try and win the coveted World Championship stripes! All our riders qualified for their individual countries teams – which was amazing. The event […]

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Chain Reaction Cycles.com / Intense leading the team world cup standings

Well it was another great race at the 3rd Round of the UCI World Cup at Leogang, Austria. With most of the team having great results we managed to win the best team of the race again for the 2nd consecutive World Cup and we now are leading the World Cup – so at the […]

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Milka Wheels of Speed – Willingen, Germany

Most of the team (apart from Ruaridh who competing in a Scottish National back home and placing 2nd) competed in the the Downhill race at the huge bike festival in Willingen, Germany at the weekend. The festival is huge with all of Germanys MTB industry there with stands showing products from bikes to basically everything […]

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2010 Chain Reaction Cycles.com/Intense Team

So this year, with a new addition to the team, some brand new bikes and a fully fit group of riders, 2010 could very well see Chain Reaction Cycles/intense in the limelight of the world Circuit. In preparation for the new season…the team made the trip over to Ireland to visit the team headquarters of […]

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ChainReactionCycles/Intense team dominate at Fort William

Well the first race of the year on a proper track with the whole team and the new bikes couldn’t have gone much better! After a week over at ChainReactionCycles.com in Ireland, getting the bikes dialled in, doing team photos, filming with Stu from MTBcut.com and basically having a fantastic time getting the royal treatment […]

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Intense Cycles Names New Marketing Manager

Long time industry insider Craig “Stikman” Glaspell to run Intense marketing department. Temecula, Ca. – Monday, March 15, 2010 – Intense Cycles is excited to announce the addition of Craig “Stikman” Glaspell as Marketing Manager. Craig brings with him an extensive background in the bicycle business, beginning in the mid-80’s and ranging from retail to […]

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Kovarik wins Australian National Championships

Chris Kovarik has started the 2010 season off with a bang, winning his first National Championship since 2002. Claire Buchar also claimed victory in the women’s race so this is a great start to the season by both of them. The team now has 2 National Champions in both their respected countries. Nice one guys. […]

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Matti Lehikoinen joins Team Chain Reaction Cycles.com/Intense

We are delighted to announce that Matti Lehikoinen from Finland will be joining Team Chain Reaction Cycles.com/Intense for the 2010 race season. Since finishing 2nd overall in 2007, Matti’s World Cup seasons have been hampered by injury – he is now back to full health and in the middle of a tough winter training schedule […]

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Shaun Palmer and Intense, together again

Press Release July 13, 2009, Temecula, CA — Legendary rider, Shaun Palmer makes his return to mountain biking the same way he made his debut: on an Intense Cycles downhill bike. Palmer and Intense first made history together in 1995 when the rookie rider rode the flagship Intense M1 to a series of surprise victories, […]

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Chain Reaction Cycles.com/Intense podiums at the Sea Otter Classic.

Claire, Matt represented the team is Sea Otter this year with Jason being the all-round guy! After a monumental journey straight from South Africa via London and onto LA. Then the drive from So-cal up to Nor-cal for the Sea Otter classic with not much sleep and jet lag it must have been a mission […]

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Intense Cycles Launches New Downhill Race Frame

Fast Just Found A New Area Code! It has been an amazing year of design and development for Jeff Steber and his team at Intense Cycles. It was at Sea Otter 2008 where the Tracer VP trailbike was first introduced. In terms of sales and awards, it has gone on to become Intense’s most successful […]

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Intense Cycles Launches NEW 2009 Tazer VP 4x / Slalom frame

Intense has combined their long time commitment to racing with the new 2nd generation VPP suspension platform to create the ultimate gated racing weapon, The New Tazer VP. Designed around the world cup winning geometry that has become synonymous with Intense race bikes over the years, this new design features 80-100mm of adjustable rear wheel […]

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X-Fusion/Intense will be working with rideSFO

X-Fusion/Intense is proud to announce it will be working with rideSFO for the 2009 season. We have come together as sponsorship partners to help attack the lifestyle side of the mountain bike industry. Both X-Fusion/Intense and rideSFO, a community  and retail marketplace, have a strong tie in the Bay Area Cycling Scene that we wish […]

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Team Chain Reaction Cycles.com/Intense

Team CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM/INTENSE’s roster will stay the same as last season with the addition of Claire Buchar/Kovarik and UK 4X rider Lewis Lacey. Claire had a great World Cup season last year showing she is now a regular top 10 girl and hopefully with the support of a factory team can step it up […]

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Fontana #4 Race Report: team houseman racing

Fontana #4 Race Report: I packed up my Intense M6 and headed out to Round #4 of the Fontana winter series last weekend.  It had been raining on and off over the last 2 weeks, but the course was in mint shape!  Always nice to see some dark, loamy, So Cal dirt!  We don’t get […]

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Intense 2009 Team M6 evo teaser

Mr. Intense (aka Jeff Steber) just posted some photos and short details about their new 2009 Team M6 evo in our Intense forum. Here are some of the highlights. Thanks for the sneak peek, Jeff! “Its that time of year and I am getting frames ready for some of the teams & riders we work […]

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Intense / Team Houseman Racing

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be riding Intense Cycles in 2009.  At this stage of my career, I felt it necessary to align myself with companies that have similar goals to mine.  Intense has welcomed me with open arms, and I’m very excited to open up this new chapter in my career.  I’ve always […]

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X-Fusion Shox Announces 2009 X-Fusion/Intense Factory Race Program And Roster.

Here at X-Fusion we love racing and the lifestyle that goes along with it. After two successful race and media campaigns in North America X-Fusion has decided to take it to another level. We are going International! We will have a four rider team in 2009 with two riders putting in a full worldcup effort […]

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