Intense Cycles is the brand that really is the epitome of evolution in the mountain biking world.
The brainchild behind this legendary brand is founder Jeff Steber who breathed life into Intense right from his very own kitchen table in 1990, Intense are definitely a home grown and rider owned brand! Evolution was clear from the start as Jeff (a self-taught welder) designed their very first bike to be a full suspension XC machine which boasted a huge 3 inches of travel for its time.
Intense are now based in the dusty Californian town of Temecula where all their alloy frames like the M9 race ready downhill frame and the new 650b 951 Evo are hand built and welded by hand in their top class facility. Intense now boast a range of carbon frames such as the Carbine 29 and the Tracer T275 C which are constructed out in Asia and hand finished with alloy linkages in the factory as well as going through rigorous quality control checks before being shipped out to their proud new owners.
Over the years Intense have had some of the best riders ever to walk the planet ride their bikes such as Shaun Palmer, Sam Hill, Brian Lopes and Chris Kovarik to name but a few and between them have racked up copious amounts of World Cup Podiums on these legendary steeds.
If you are an avid mountain biker then Intense Cycles are the brand to aspire to.