Intense Cycles has been around for almost a quarter century, with its early history solidly embedding the brand’s importance in the mountain bike world. These were the early days of mountain bike racing, where bike design moved forward in leaps and bounds.

Intense was an important part of the early innovation of suspension bicycles and, over the past 20 years, the company has retained much of its race-bred roots. Manufacturing all of their aluminum frames and the vast majority of the small parts that go along with them, Intense is one of few brands that can still lay claim to the truly American-made mountain bike.

Now with a line of carbon frames alongside the US-made aluminum models, Intense Cycles sits atop the micro-sized group of “truly authentic, unique, beautiful, focused brands...".   As the only licensee of Santa Cruz’s VPP technology, Intense joins SCB in pushing the performance of the ackowledged, inarguable best linkage design in the business.

Intense Cycles DEMO WEEK!

April 19, 2016 - We are ready to demo the following bikes as of today:

Tracer 275C in S, M, L, and XL
UZZI in Large
Spider 29C Medium
Carbine 29 L
+ More bikes coming this week.

Call or Email us to reserve your model, size and day/time.

-Bikes can be 'out' for 90 minutes.  They must stay in Norwalk. 
Trail riding is available at Cranbury Park about 10 minutes away from shop.
-Tues-Saturday Time slots are 10am 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm
-Sunday Time Slots are: 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm

You must:
1. Bring your own helmet and pedals.  We will have only a couple pair of loaner pedals available.
2. Have two forms of ID.  One official STATE issued valid ID with photo. 
One other ID with your name and an expiration date on it.  (Credit Card, Debit Card, etc.)
3. Sign a WAIVER of Liability and BIKE DAMAGE Assumption.
4.  Provide a credit card that will be authorized only for $500 per demo. 
This authorization will be voided when bike is returned.


SMART CYCLES will have the first one on the East Coast!  Late April 2016!

The Limited Edition Tracer T275C DVO

Intense Cycles is proud to share a special project that we have been working on with DVO Suspension, the Limited Edition Tracer 275C DVO. It will be shown live April 16 through April 19 at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, cycling’s North American season opener. This special limited edition bike will be available at Intense dealerships by the last week of April.

The Limited Edition Tracer 275C DVO allows Intense Cycles to offer Interbike’s 2014 Bike of the Year, the Tracer 275C, in a special ride package featuring DVO's race-tuned suspension. With a special design customized to highlight the new DVO Trail suspension system - a Diamond Fork with 160mm of travel and the Jade coil rear shock - this bike gives riders a completely different feel than the standard specified air shock.

Riders experience a more supple ride, increased traction and superior big hit performance because with the Jade coil rear shock, the first 50mm of travel - or “sag” - is much more active than air. The rear coil shock also allows for a more active suspension that keeps the rear tire in contact with the ground to increase traction. And when compared with an air shock, a coil shock provides a more linear feel though the travel. Big hits feel controlled as the bike cycles through its travel, especially when bottomed out. The unique DVO system allows the rider to dial in the suspension feel while on the go for that perfect race tune tailored to each ride.

Like our 951 EVO DVO bike we shared with you last fall, the Tracer DVO is not just a simple spec change but a bike designed around this special suspension system. We used the SRAM XO/X1 drivetrain combination with green highlights on the cranksets and derailleurs, Stan's Flow wheels with matching green color hits, a stunning black and green Tracer carbon frame using high-gloss green paint to match the DVO components. We chose a Renthal cockpit, Maxxis High Roller II tires, Rock Shox Reverb adjustable post and Shimano XT brakes.

This bike is another example of Intense's commitment to making high-performance bikes with a stunning finish. Intense will build 250 of these bikes and no more.

Limited to 225 units total worldwide only 130 for North America. Based off of Pro level build kit.

Custom DVO Metallic Green/Matte Carbon color way frame
DVO Diamond 160mm Fork
DVO Jade Coil shock
Sram XO1 Green Rear Derailleur
Sram XO1 XG1195 Cassette
Sram XO1 Shifter
Sram PC XX1 Chain
Sram X1 Crank
Shimano XT brakeset
Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 125mm Seatpost
Stan’s Flow EX wheels w/ Green decals
Maxxis High Roller II 3C EXO casing tires. 27.5 x 2.3”
Renthal Fatbar Lite
Renthal Duo Stem 50mm
WTB Volt saddle w/ Green trim

$6899 USD.

Tracer T275C – 2015


The Tracer is Intense’s 275 wheel-size 160mm trail bike that has become one of the top raced bikes on the global Enduro circuit.

For 2015, the carbon and aluminum bikes have the exact same geometry as the all-new Tracer Alloy uses hydroformed tubes that mimic its carbon big brother while shedding over a pound from last year’s version.

The Tracer is now available in three builds for alloy and three builds for carbon including the Factory model.

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Carbine 275 – 2015

The Carbine 275 carbon is of offered as a complete bike only for a fantastic price so that you can have a perfect out-of-box experience. It’ s a fully built trail bike at a great value.

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Spider 275 – 2015

Introducing the Spider 275, the newest addition to the Intense line.

This is a do-it all trail bike. Engineered with modern trail geometry, it features a slack head angle, a long front-center, super- short chainstays and adjustable rear travel (115mm – 130mm). If there is just one bike in your quiver this is it. Available in Flat Flo Red (pictured here) and Silver Flake. With three different build options, the new Spider can fit any budget.

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Spider 29C – 2015

The Spider 29 is our 29-inch 130mm light trail bike built for cross country trails and flowy singletrack.

For 2015, it is offered in an all new graphic package and is available in two colors. The Spider 29C is now available in four builds including this beautiful Factory model in Naked Yellow.

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