Intense Cycles Reviews and News


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 event was amazing! The guys at Mont Sainte Anne put on a stellar event as usual and many thousands came to watch from the cities of Quebec and Montreal.

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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.

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2010 Chain Reaction Cycles.com/Intense Team


In preparation for the new season…the team made the trip over to Ireland to visit the team headquarters of Chain Reaction Cycles, easily said, but the Icelandic volcano was really causing some difficulty in getting the numerous team members on their planes and in the air.

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ChainReactionCycles/Intense team dominate at Fort William


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 by everyone at CRC.

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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.

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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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Intense Cycles Adds Outside Reps


Intense Cycles in an effort to improve the level of service to its dealers has added new independent reps in selected areas throughout the U.S. New to the Intense Rep Force are Steven Jonsson in Northern California, Chris Gebhardt in New York / New Jersey and Andrew Ewas in New England. We are very excited […]

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Chain Reaction Cycles / Intense rider Chris Kovarik places 3rd at Crankworx Air DH


Chris Kovarik takes 3rd in the Air DH! The Jim Beam Air Downhill took place on Wednesday here in Whistler at the Kokanee Crankworx Festival. One of the most famous and most celebrated tracks in mountain biking, A-Line consists of nearly 100 jumps throughout it’s length=great fun to ride but very difficult to race. Thousands […]

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Team Chain Reaction Cycles / Intense – Bromont World Cup round 5


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Team Chain Reaction Cycles / Intense at Mont Ste.Anne World Cup round 4!


Well after great qualifying runs in the morning from all the team Chris 4th, Julien 8th, Matt 18th and Ruaridh 38th with a rear flat towards the end of his run we were looking good for a great final result with hopefully top 20s all round and at least 1 podium if not 2. I […]

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Team Chain Reaction Cycles World Championships!


Well this past weekend was the World Championships in Val di Sole Italy. It was Earlier in the year than normal as the Olympic games are later on in the year and some of the disciplines are in the Olympics. The track was super hard and technical all the way down and very hard on […]

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Team Chain Reaction Cycles / Update


.!. Willingen Wheels of Speed! We have just been at the great Wheels of Speed event in Willingen. It is a huge festival as well as a great Downhill race on the same course as they held the World Cup round a few years ago. The course is like a huge BMX track up top […]

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Chain Reaction Cycles / Intense – Vallnord Nissan UCI World Cup round 2!


Well Round 2 of the World Cup Downhill is over. The heavy rain held off for the finals and all the riders had a fair race which was cool. The track was really demanding on the riders with fast open drifting turns at the top, then into a build up rocky bermed section over a […]

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Intense Cycles Launches new Trailbike -Looking for Name Suggestions!


Intense Cycles is exited to announce a brand new addition to their popular line of MTB frames. The new design is aimed at the growing trailbike market and will feature the next generation of the VPP suspension design. It will also incorporate a new lower bearing system with grease fittings to ease maintenance and prolong […]

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ChainReactionCycles/Intense – goes live


Team ChainReactinCycles/Intense launches website The 2008 season will see the Europe’s largest online cycle retailer take a top group of riders to the World stage for both Downhill and 4X – Team ChainReactionCycles/Intense. http://www.CRCIntense.com will document the progress of Chris Kovarik, Julien Camellini, Ruaridh Cunningham & Matt Simmonds throughout the season. The site contains news […]

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Intense Cycles new website!


  Intense Cycles has a brand new website www.intensecycles.com. The new site is easier to navigate, has better images and provides more information about Intense Cycles and our products. All of the 2008 bikes are now online including, the new M6 and Slopestyle. Please take a moment to check out the new site and let […]

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