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THE EVOLUTION OF A LEGEND.

 

With 208mm of travel, 29” wheels and flawless downhill geometry the M29 is our flagship bike, and it’s a bike that’s built for speed in the roughest and most brutal environments.

 

Our M-Series of downhill bikes have a history and race heritage that is unrivaled. It is an unbroken chain of evolution, from the original M1 back in 1994 right through to our current offering, the M29. This latest incarnation is the culmination of over 25 years of development, testing, tweaking, honing and perfecting. The M-Series has moved with the times and we are confident to say that the M29 is the best downhill bike we have ever made.

 

Available in Pro and Expert Builds.

 

DEVELOPED ON THE WORLD CUP CIRCUIT.

We made our first 29” wheeled downhill bike way back in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2017, as 29” downhill specific components began to appear, that things got serious. That year INTENSE team riders Jack Moir and Dean Lucas both scored exceptional second place World Cup finishes on prototype M29s… it was on. Since then the new M29 has been raced by our INTENSE Factory Racing (IFR) team on the toughest tracks in the world.

 

DESIGNED FOR THE MOST DEMANDING.

Big 29” wheels help to carry huge amounts of speed and momentum, and flatten terrain, so it was an easy choice for us. But of course the beating heart of any bike is the frame. With the M29 we’ve used a very specific carbon lay-up to create a frame that is both stiff and strong, but that also has ‘give’ in all the right places. What this means is that you get a bike that allows you to take razor-sharp lines on the track, without getting beaten up or having a harsh ride, which is hugely important for a downhill bike. We’ve also concentrated on getting the contact patch of the large 29” front wheel just right to give you the perfect combination of grip and handling. You get amazing cornering, straight line speed, accuracy and precision.

 

THE JS TUNED DOWNHILL LINK.

We talk about JS Suspension a lot here at INTENSE. JS stands for Jeff Steber (our founder and CEO) and simply put it is a refined suspension system that uses two counter-rotating links to connect the front and rear triangles of the bike. The links are specifically placed to allow for separation between the pedaling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.

Intense M29

$4,450.00Price
GST Included
  • EXPERT BUILD/PRO BUILD

    Build Expert Build Pro Build
    FRAME Full carbon fiber front and rear triangle utilizing an optimized carbon layup for the Downhill category. Features fully guided Internal cable routing, carbon top link, titanium hardware, ISCG-05 tabs, threaded BB and molded frame protection. Concentric bottom link with integrated bearings. 208mm of rear wheel travel. Locking rear axle (157mm boost hub spacing) Full carbon fiber front and rear triangle utilizing an optimized carbon layup for the Downhill category. Features fully guided Internal cable routing, carbon top link, titanium hardware, ISCG-05 tabs, threaded BB and molded frame protection. Concentric bottom link with integrated bearings. 208mm of rear wheel travel. Locking rear axle (157mm boost hub spacing)
    FORKS DVO ONYX DC D1 203mm air spring, AVA volume adjustment, low speed compression and low speed rebound adjustment, solid front axle with pinch bolts (110mm boost spacing) Öhlins DH38, 200mm, dual air spring, compression and rebound adjustment, solid front axle with pinch bolts (110mm boost spacing)
    SHOCK

    DVO Jade Coil High/Low speed compression, low speed rebound adjustable bladder, spring preload adjustment spring, Shock size/Stroke: 250mm x 70mm, Upper hardware: 8mm x 30mm, Lower Mounting Hardware: 8mm x 30mm

    Öhlins TTX22M Coil,3 position high speed compression, low speed compression and rebound adjustment, Shock size/Stroke: 250mm x 70mm, Upper hardware: 8mm x 30mm, Lower Mounting Hardware: 8mm x 30mm
    COIL/SPRING

    450 lbs (M Size for 64 - 73 kg rider weight) / 500 lbs (L Size for 73 - 80 kg rider weight) / 550 lbs (XL Size for 80 - 84 kgs rider weight).

    450 lbs (M Size for 64 - 73 kg rider weight) / 500 lbs (L Size for 73 - 80 kg rider weight) / 550 lbs (XL Size for 80 - 84 kgs rider weight).

     

     

    WHEELS/TIRES

    WHEELS E Thirteen LG1 DH 30MM Alloy Rim / E Thirteen alloy hub/boost E Thirteen LG1 DH 30MM Alloy Rim / E Thirteen alloy hub/boost
    HUBS Front - E Thirteen hub 32h 6-bolt rotor 110mmx20mm boost / Rear - E Thirteen hub 32h 6-bolt rotor HG driver body 157mm x 12mm boost Front - E Thirteen hub 32h 6-bolt rotor 110mmx20mm boost / Rear - E Thirteen hub 32h 6-bolt rotor Micro spline driver body 157mmx12mm boost
    RIM E Thirteen LG1 Enduro Race alloy rim 30mm 32h E Thirteen LG1 DH alloy rim 30mm 32h
    SPOKES DT Swiss 2.0 straight gauge  Hive triple-butted black steel spokes
    TIRES

     

    Front: Maxxis Assegai WT 3C MaxxGrip DH 29" x 2.50"

    Rear: Maxxis Assegai WT 3C MaxxGrip DH 29" x 2.50"

    Front: Maxxis Assegai WT Maxx Terra 3C MaxxGrip DH 29" x 2.50"

    Rear: Maxxis Assegai WT Maxx Terra 3C MaxxGrip DH 29" x 2.50"

     

    DRIVETRAIN

    SHIFTERS Sram GX 7SP Sram GX 7SP
    REAR DERAILLEUR Sram GX DH 7SP Sram GX DH 7SP
    CRANK E Thirteen Helix DH 36t. 165mm length, 55mm chainline E Thirteen Helix DH 36t. 165mm length, 55mm chainline
    CASSETTE Sram GX DH 7SP, 11-25t E Thirteen Integrated 7SP
    CHAIN

    Sram PC 1110 7SP 108 Links

    Sram PC 1110 7SP 108 Links
    CHAIN GUIDE E Thirteen Vario guide DH E Thirteen Vario guide DH
    BOTTOM BRACKET E Thirteen Threaded E Thirteen Threaded


     

    COMPONENTS

    SADDLE SDG I-FLY 2.0, I-Beam Rail SDG I-FLY 2.0, I-Beam Rail
    SEATPOST SDG I-Beam alloy, 31.6mm/300mm SDG I-Beam alloy, 31.6mm/300mm
    HANDLEBAR INTENSE Recon 35mm, 20mm rise, 800mm width EThirteen alloy 35mm, 30mm rise, 800mm width
    STEM INTENSE DH Stem, 35mm, 50mm length INTENSE DH Stem, 35mm, 50mm length
    HEADSET Cane Creek 40 Top ZS49/28.6mm, Bottom ZS56/30 Cane Creek 40 Top ZS49/28.6mm, Bottom ZS56/30
    BRAKESET Sram Code R 4-piston Rotors: 200mm 6-bolt 1.8mm front / rear TRP DH-R EVO, 4-piston caliper - TRP RS01E - 203mm/2.3mm rotors Front & Rear
    GRIPS INTENSE Logo Lock-on INTENSE Logo Lock-on

    *Spec subject to change on availability

     

     

    FACTORY FRAME ONLY

    Frame: Full carbon fiber front and rear triangle utilizing an optimized carbon layup for the Downhill category.  Features fully guided Internal cable routing, carbon top link,  titanium hardware, ISCG-05 tabs, threaded BB, and molded frame protection. Concentric bottom link with integrated bearings. 208mm of rear wheel travel.  Locking rear axle  (157mm boost hub spacing).

    Rear Suspension:  Öhlins TTX22M Coil, 3 position high speed compression, low speed compression and rebound adjustment, Shock size/Stroke: 250mm x 70mm, Upper hardware: 8mm x 30mm, Lower Mounting Hardware: 8mm x 30mm.