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Please put your hands together and warmly welcome the 27.5” wheel into the Downhill world. After toying around with the 27.5” platform in the Trail bike sector, only to be enlightened by the versatility of these prized 27.5” machines, Intense Cycles shined the light on one of the very first 27.5” Downhill bikes, in the 951 EVO. Although downhill riding never quite adopted the 29” wheel size, the speed capabilities that come with 29” wheels had Downhill racers licking their chops. For this reason the 27.5” platform made its way to the world of gravity riding. Nimble like a 26”, yet fast like a 29”, the 27.5” brings forth the best of both worlds.
Made with love in the USA, Intense Cycles designed the 951 EVO from the ground up to suit the capacities of 27.5” wheels. By utilizing 8.5” of travel and an aggressive geometry, Intense Cycles made sure the 951 EVO is light enough in the corners and manageable in tight sections. The head tube angle has been slackened to 62.5 degrees to accommodate the 27.5 specific fork offset, which inspires confidence through daunting steeps and brutal rock gardens at high speeds. The chain stays were kept short at only 17.5 inches to provide stability at higher speeds, while remaining dexterous in the corners. Top tube lengths have been extended to ensure you have no shortage of room in the cockpit. The bias has been adjusted slightly more to the front; making the front wheels track better for some added assistance in the curves. Because the 27.5” wheel size brings the bottom bracket height below the axle center, the bottom bracket is right at 13 3/4” to give the bike a nice, stable feeling, transitioning through to the overall control of the 951 EVO.
Intense knows there is no such thing as compromise when it comes to suiting up a first-of-its-kind frame, such as the 951 EVO, making it an easy decision to dress this monster in the reliability of SRAM’s X01 DH component group and Truvative Descendant DH crankset. SRAM’s X01 components were designed specifically for the types of riders who take just as much pride and pleasure shoveling jumps, as they do ripping them on two wheels. The park-worthy outfit also includes SRAM Guide RS disc brakes and a RockShox BoXXer World Cup dual crown fork, providing you with the reliability and performance needed to shove your confines.
|Frame||951 EVO 8.5" Travel, Aluminum 6061 T6|
|Fork||RockShox BoXXer World Cup, 200mm, Solo Air|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Vivid R2C|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 7-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 DH 7-speed|
|Crankset||Truvativ Descendant DH GXP
|Cassette||SRAM 10-24T 7-SPEED XD|
|Brakes||Gude RS Hydraulic Disc|
|Wheelset||Stan's No Tubes Rapid 30 Team, 3.30 hubs, 150x12mm rear, 15mm front|
|Tires||Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5 x 2.4"|
|Handlebar||Truvative BooBar, aluminum, 780mm x 20mm, 5 degree upsweep
|Stem||Truvative Direct Mount|
|Grips||Intense Cycles Dual Density Lock-On|
|Seatpost||Truvative Stylo T20|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Intended Use||Downhill, Gravity|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|A: Seat Tube Length||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|B: Effective Top Tube||22.5/572||23.5/597||24.5/622|
|E: BB Height||13.75/349.2||13.75/349.2||13.75/349.2|
|F: BB Drop/Rise||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|G: Head Tube Length||4.5/114||4.5/114||5/127|
|H: Head Tube Angle||62.5°||62.5°||62.5°|
|I: Seat Tube Angle||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|J: Standover Height||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|K: Chainstay Length||17.5/444.5||17.5/444.5||17.5/444.5|