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Intense M29 Elite Downhill Bike 2021
Intense M29 Elite Downhill Bike
Our Price: $7,699.00

Product Code: INTENSE21-21MCP9ELT

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Intense M29 Elite Downhill Bike: 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.

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.

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.

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.

TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR): 203mm/208mm
BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless) 37lbs 7oz
FRAME WEIGHT: (Size Medium) 9lbs 8oz
HT ANGLE: 67.5 ̊
REACH: 426MM / 16.77” ” (Medium) // 441MM / 17.36” (Large) // 471MM / 18.5” (XL)

Specs & Information
  • FRAME M29 Monocoque Carbon Frame. Optimized Layup Carbon fiber. Carbon top link, Titanium hardware, Internal shift and brake routing. ISCG05 mounts, Flak guard armor. 208MM (8.2”) travel
  • FORK Fox Factory Float 40 / 203MM Travel / Boost
  • SHOCK Fox Factory DHX2 COIL / 250MM x 70MM
  • WHEELSET 29" ETHIRTEEN LG1 DH Race Carbon 30MM / Boost
  • HUBS ETHIRTEEN LG1 Race SL hubs 32 Hole 20x110 front, 12x157 rear hub 6-bolt, XD
  • TIRES Maxxis Assegai WT MaxxGrip DH 29 x 2.50”
  • SHIFTER Sram GX 7SP Trigger
  • CRANK ETHIRTEEN LG1 Plus Alloy / 36t / 165MM / Boost
  • CHAIN Sram PC 1110 7/11sp
  • HANDLEBAR Renthal Fatbar 35MM X 800MM
  • STEM Renthal Integra DH 35MM X 50MM
  • HEADSET Cane Creek 40 / ZS49-ZS56/30
  • BRAKESET Shimano Saint M820 Front / Shimano Saint M820 Rear Shimano XT RT76 203MM Front / Shimano XT RT76 203MM Rear

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