Made in the USA

  • The Good:

    Easy to set up, easy to maintain, great suspension characteristics, made in the U.S.

    The Bad:

    I guess they're taking manufacturing jobs away from Taiwan...

    Overall Review: The bike is pretty much all they say it is: simple, stiff, likes going fast. The suspension lends itself to getting up and over obstacles.  I have it set up so it has plenty of traction while maintaining great bottom out resistance. In fact, I don't think I have ever been more comfortable ...

    Posted by benthandlebars on 6/7/2016 11:05 AM

  • The Good:

    Fantastic geometry, stiff as hell, pretty light, simple to maintain, easy to set up according to rider taste, you get to support a truly good company made up of really cool guys and gals, great perks including free T-shirt and access to discounted component purchasing

    The Bad:

    My hopes of smoking Loic Bruni on the WC circuit remain unrealized.

    Overall Review: Specs: Large frame CCDB shock Dorado Expert Zee drivetrain and brakes Saint crankers 823s on Hadleys (26) 'Woo approved G5 rubbers Mandatory Thompson post, WTB saddle and Renthal bars Just to give some context, I am coming off a 2012 V10.4 and an IH Sunday before that and have spent a goo...

    Posted by SuboptimusPrime on 11/12/2015 12:18 PM

  • The Good:

    boss of downhill and jumps

    The Bad:

    maybe not the best at cornering in tight bike parks...but who cares. if you ride this bike to have fun, this is a great bike. Bible of bike tests, not sure why you would provide such negative comments on this bike. All my friends love this bike. I highly recommend it even thought it is not going to be made anymore at this time.

    Overall Review: Simply love this bike!

    Posted by jbones on 9/6/2015 2:21 PM

  • Review by Fred Robinson // Photos by Matt Puzel Right as lift season started, we were lucky enough to get our hands on Intense's latest addition to the M-Series Downhill Race machines, the M16. In the evolution of arguably the most iconic line of Downhill bikes, the new M16 sees a few changes ...

    Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 7/1/2015 9:24 PM

  • Reviewed by AJ Barlas and Dylan Stucki // Photos by Lear Miller When the original VPP-equipped Intense Cycles Spider debuted in 2003 it was a bred for the cross country racer with speed and weight as top priority. Over the next decade it morphed into a marathon style trail bike with a penchant...

    Posted by bturman on 1/13/2015 12:00 AM

  • The Good:

    Local company, good people, great bicycles.

    The Bad:

    A few minor SNAFUs in delivering my bike just so, but such is the nature of custom work. In the end, everything was made right.

    Overall Review: I've been riding, building, and racing mountain bikes most of my 33 years. Without reservation, this one is my favorite. I love the geometry: the longish TT (size medium) mates perfectly with a 35mm stem, 800mm bars,and my 5'10" frame. It does not climb like a bike of its heft or trail/gravity o...

    Posted by medlintc on 10/9/2014 3:35 PM

  • The Good:

    suspension

    The Bad:

    fork bumpers

    Overall Review: I tried a 951 evo as a rental bike up at Silver Star Bike Park and was super impressed. Very easy to ride, fast, handles and jumps well - overall awesome. My previous bike was a V10c that I spend 3 seasons riding and tuning and changing parts to get it just right. The 951 evo was better o...

    Posted by Jimmyz on 9/16/2014 10:28 AM

  • The Good:

    Dialed geometry, amazing suspension performance, efficient pedaling, wheel size choice, priced competitively and backed by an awesome company who hand makes them in the USA.

    The Bad:

    On the heavier end of the spectrum when compared to some of the carbon bikes on the market.

    Overall Review: When I caught my first glimpse of Guerrilla Gravity's new Megatrail, its unique styling and the fact that it was hand built in the USA caught my attention. When all the details were released I knew that this bike would be right up my alley. By coincidence I happened to break my old frame day...

    Posted by wydopen on 6/4/2014 1:11 PM

  • by Kevin Shiramizu // Photos by Dave Trumpore When I started riding, everything was 8-speed and it worked pretty well. Then came 9-speed. Then came 10-speed. And yet all this time there was still a pesky thing in the way called the front derailleur. When I was younger and more spry, I would ju...

    Posted by k.shiz on 4/25/2014 9:47 AM

  • by Dave Trumpore We recently had a chance to visit the folks at Guerrilla Gravity in Denver, Colorado for a tour of the shop and to take a look at their newest trail bike project, the Megatrail. In a day and age where most manufacturing, welding, and assembly happens far overseas, it was quite...

    Posted by davetrumpore on 3/25/2014 2:40 PM

  • by Sean “Griz” McClendon Originally introduced in late 2009, the 26-inch Intense Cycles 951 went from experiment to success story with its World Cup influenced geometry, lean chassis and active suspension performance. Unlike the grounded feel of the M6, the 951 spent less time on the dirt and ...

    Posted by 26griz on 10/27/2013 10:19 AM

  • The Good:

    No Flex / Easy to tune / Simple maintenance / Great geometry options / Clean cable routing / Easy to build up / Great on fast or steep tight trails / Pedals well / No noticeable brake-jack

    The Bad:

    Hummmm of the top of my head I can't think of any to date...

    Overall Review: The GG/DH is on par or surpasses many of the current mainstream downhill bikes. A weekend warrior or a seasoned racer can set-up the bike for fun and to win races. I know for a fact that the bike can be built up to a 36.5Lb race bike with basic downhill parts. It is a great bike to ride, rails c...

    Posted by moe.alarcon on 2/10/2013 7:32 PM