20 Years after Shaun Palmer finished 2nd at the Cairns, Australia World Championships atop his famous USA-flag painted Intense M1, he has teamed back up with Intense to dream up today's super-bike version of "the world's most famous 2nd place bike." Hand-painted and custom-spec'd, Intense produced only 60 of these stunning complete bikes. This patriotic part build includes Fox suspension, a SRAM X01 DH drivetrain with an E13 LG1R carbon crank, a Cane Creek 40 headset, and a Thomson Elite seatpost. Other components include Magura brakes, Renthal handlebar and stem, a Fabric Scoop Radius Pro saddle and a DT Swiss 1950 wheelset.
Designed with an insistent geometry, plenty of travel, and the perfect 27.5" wheel size, the M16's talent still lay in today's World Cup race scene. Sculpted to trim milliseconds, the M16 features VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) suspension to rid the rig of unnecessary compression without compromising bump absorption. The finished product gushes plush travel for more control, which therein equates to more speed. You're down to go fast right?
Without any shortage of adjustability, the M16 allows you dial in the bike depending on what the run is looking like for the day. With 8.5 to 9.5 inches (215mm €“ 240mm) of travel via the Fox Factory Coil DHX2 rear shock, and its gravity-tuned geometry, technical descents will become your playground in a hurry.
To provide the required muscle for taking on rock gardens and massive roots, Hydroformed Alloy is the frame material of choice, meaning its constructed right here in the USA.
|Frame||M16 275 Hydroformed Alloy Front and Rear Triangle 275" DH Frameset, ISCG 05 Mount, w/ 157 x12 mm spacing, 215 -240 mm travel|
|Fork||FOX FACTORY 40 FLOAT, 27.5", 200 mm|
|Rear Shock||FOX FACTORY COIL DHX2|
|Headset||Cane Creek, 40, alloy cartridge, 25mm of spacers|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 DH, 7 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 DH, 7 speed|
|Crankset||E13 LG1R Carbon DH, 36T|
|Bottom Bracket||BSA (threaded), 83mm|
|Chain||SRAM X1, 11 speed|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-795 10-24, 7 speed|
|Brakes||Magura MT7 Disc Brake, 203 mm rotor, front and rear|
|Wheelset||DT Swiss FR 1950 CLASSIC 27.5|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion, 27.5 X 2.5"|
|Handlebar||Renthal Fatbar Lite DH 20 mm x 780mm|
|Stem||RENTHAL INTEGRA II Direct Mount 45mm|
|Grips||Intense Dual Density Lock-On|
|Seatpost||Thomson Elite, 31.6mm, zero offset|
|Saddle||Fabric Scoop Radius Pro|
|Intended Use||Choose all that apply from this list: Downhill, Gravity|
|Weight||37 lbs (Large)|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|A: Seat Tube Length||436 mm/ 17.2"||442 mm/ 17.4"||454 mm/ 17.9"||454 mm/ 17.9"|
|B: Effective Top Tube||565 mm/ 22.25"||591 mm/ 23.25"||616 mm/ 24.25"||641 mm/ 25.25"|
|C: Stack||587 mm/ 23.1"||592 mm / 23.3"||598 mm/ 23.55"||598 mm/ 23.55"|
|D: Reach||391 mm/ 15.4"||413 mm/ 16.3"||436 mm/ 17.15"||461 mm/ 18.15"|
|E: BB Height||365 mm/ 14.375"||365 mm/ 14.375"||365 mm/ 14.375"||365 mm/ 14.375"|
|F: BB Drop/Rise||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|G: Head Tube Length||109 mm/ 4.3"||115 mm/ 4.5"||122 mm/ 4.8"||122 mm/ 4.8"|
|H: Head Tube Angle||63.5 °||63.5 °||63.5 °||63.5 °|
|I: Seat Tube Angle||59.5 °||59.5 °||59.5 °||59.5 °|
|J: Standover Height||797 mm/ 31.4"||803 mm/ 31.6"||809 mm/ 31.9"||816 mm/ 32.1"|
|K: Chainstay Length||445 mm/ 17.5"||445 mm/ 17.5"||445 mm/ 17.5"||445 mm/ 17.5"|
|L: Wheelbase||1194 mm/ 47"||1219 mm/ 48"||1245 mm/ 49"||1270 mm/ 50"|
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