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Intense Cycles: 29er Downhill Bike-the 2951

Posted by RL Policar On November - 9 - 2009

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Here’s a prototype running a muck in the world of the Internet. This is something that’s been in the works at Intense for a while, a downhill 29er…crazy.

This first proto is in the medium range 23.5 effective tt.
G3 dropout & Head tube
14″ bb in middle, w 64.5 ha @ 0
CS 18.25″
WB 48″
Where do you start with this, so I went with tried & true and we have a bit of adjustability to play with.
Travel is at 7.5 or 8″ with adjustable link.
fork is reduced to 7″
So everyone who has thrown a leg over it is blown away in one aspect or another.
This is just a test project at this point & hope to get some team riders on real tracks in near future. Tires are the biggest issue at this point but if it pans out I am sure Intense Tires will step up for some racing rubber choices.
The 951 frame works well for this as there is alot of room for seatube tire clearance.

intense 2951

Rumors have it that this thing will show up at the Southridge Challenge in 2 weeks…hopefully we can get some shots of it.

2 Responses to “Intense Cycles: 29er Downhill Bike-the 2951”

  1. Dan says:

    WTB has some DH 29er tires on the way… Kodiak.

  2. Atr Aguilar says:

    Now this thing does look cool and I’d like to try one out since everyone talks so highly of them,but with someone my height (5’5″)they all look to big.
    With all the big bike companies now making these bikes I guess it won’t be the same as the 3.0 tire fade.

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