The various monocoque frame sections and associated sundry parts are jigged up and welded in-house by their master craftsman. Each model and frame size has a different jig, and they even keep jigs around for older non-production models if required.
Once the welding has been completed, the alloy frames need to be heat treated for re-tempering purposes, followed by any facing, and QC alignment checks and adjustments. After these final stages, the frames are sent off to the local powder coaters.
Intense sells their bikes as frames, frames with a kit, and complete pro bike builds that are almost ready to go straight out of the box. They assemble the raw or painted aluminum and carbon frames, combining the front and rear triangles with mostly in-house produced linkages, axles and bolts.
The frames come in a slew of bright colors, though custom colors can be requested.
On the horizon are some new and interesting products from Intense Cycles, including a probable carbon downhill bike, hopefully built around the 27.5-inch wheel size. We get to announce a new model on March 17th to the world, but we have been sworn to secrecy until that time, under the threat of death.