Intense Cycles Reviews and News


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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Intense Cycles New Spider 29 Comp

Intense Cycles Announces the Unveiling of the New Spider 29 Comp at Eurobike Eurobike attendees will be among the very first to view Intense’s most recent venture into carbon fiber, the Spider 29 Comp — the forth in Intense’s line of carbon fiber mountain bike frames. The Spider 29 Comp is aimed at the xc/trail […]

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Win an Intense Tazer & Help 2 Kids get to MTB World Champs!

Here’s your chance to WIN an Intense Tazer VP Frame & help two young American racers, Austin Warren & Lauren Daney, reach the 2012 MTB World Championships in Leogang, Austria! You could also win a variety of other prizes! With ticket prices, ground transportation, food & lodging at such hi rates, we’re doing our best to […]

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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 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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