Spoke Magazine

INTENSE!

Posted by Lester Perry on Wednesday August 4 2010

The crew at Blue Shark just flowed us some pics of the new Intense M9 FRO frameset. This thing is looking FINE!
More details after the jump…

Intense is proud to announce the introduction of our flagship World Cup downhill racing bike, the M9-FRO (For Race Only). For the last two years the M9-FRO has been in development by our engineering/design team and our World Cup racers: Chris Kovarik, Matti Lehikoinen, Matt Simmonds, Ruaridh Cunningham, Claire Buchar and World Champion Emmeline Ragot. Our M9-FRO race team is currently the #1 ranked DH team in the world. Starting with the M1 back in 1994, we have built the most sought after downhill bikes in the world. The latest in the M-Series lineage redefines state of the art in no uncertain terms.

GEOMETRY

SM                        MD                                    LG

BB Height:            14.2”/14.5”                        14.2”/14.5”                        14.2”/14.5”

Top Tube:                        22”                        23”                                    24”

Head Angle:            64 (+/- .5, 1, 1.5)            64 (+/- .5, 1, 1.5) 64 (+/- .5, 1, 1.5)

Wheelbase:            45.4”-46.5”                        46.5”-47.5”                        47.5”-48.5”

Chainstay:            17.25, 17.5, 17.75            17.25, 17.5, 17.75            17.25, 17.5, 17.75

FEATURES

  • Adjustable travel between 8.5” and 9.5” (make adjustments on new travel adjustment module located on lower link).
  • Adjustable Geometry.
  • Adjustable progression/Shock curve.
  • Refined geometry from past M series bikes.
  • New G3 replaceable/adjustable/fully enclosed dropouts.
  • 150mm by 12mm rear axle only.
  • Full 1.5” headtube with upper pinch bolt system.
  • Adjustable head angle via Cane Creek angleset. Includes the .5-1.5 range with simple pinch bolt head tube.
  • 83mm BB shell.
  • ISCG 05 integrated into BB shell.
  • New flush set grease fittings at main pivots.
  • 9.5” by 3” Fox RC4 shock.
  • Completely redesigned upper and lower links.
  • Redesigned tubing.
  • Handmade in southern California.

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