Check out the 2016 Intense Cycles offerings inside including their new 27.5 Uzzi, M16 Carbon, details on some fine products from Velowurks, and more.
In 2015 Intense Cycles had a rebirth of sorts and have continued their momentum into their product lineup for 2016 and beyond.
We tested out their Intense Tracer T275C carbon and it was a big step for them to create such a fun bike. Interbike awarded them the 2014 bike of the year award as a result which was no small feat.
Carrying on with that momentum, they released the new M16 aluminum, M16 Palmer in limited numbers, the M16 carbon, and other bikes in the range recently as well.
At interbike they had their new Uzzi on display for all to see that was garnering a good amount of attention.
The Uzzi hasn’t been in their lineup for sometime and people were clearly excited to see it return. The bike has an adjustable geometry only setting in the front holes The rear eyelet holes offer travel adjustability. Made in the USA in their Temecula factory.
The color options on their 2016 range is stunning. The all black Spider 29c is quite the beauty in person as well.
The 951 has slipped away quietly for now but their bike range is growing quickly so that decision makes sense. With the VPP patent expiring, they’ve also decided to call their linkage system, JS Tuned.
JS Tuned is a refined suspension system, designed to work with each Intense bike model to optimize its individual kinematics, geometry, wheel size, drivetrain and component specs. The system is a culmination of the real-world experience of the Intense Cycles founder and designer Jeff Steber, the Intense engineering team, the Factory Team riders and other experi- enced brand test pilots.
How It Works:
JS Tuned uses two short, counter-rotating links that offer the ability to fine-tune shock rates and wheel path in perfect harmony to create a balanced, active suspension system that climbs and accelerates as well as the system descends.
We’ve snapped more pictures from the Intense booth that you can see in the gallery below and embedded their 2016 catalog for you to see the full geometry details and more as well.
Visit their revamped website at www.intensecycles.com
Velowurks may not be on the radar for many of you but they’ve got a focus on creating some unique pieces that are hard not to applaud on the surface.
They’ve come up with a few products to start with and their Velowurks Prime bicycle pump is a great example of what they’re capable of. This pump is quite ornate and is influenced from common bicycle parts into a beautiful pump.
“The Velowürks® Prime floor pump with gauge is a fusion of Bauhaus styling and classic cycling references, wrapped into a high quality floor pump that is built for the long run.”
Not only is it gorgeous but it also seems quite well designed with a smart design not only outside but inside. Ergonomic handle, oversized plunger, steel and aluminum construction and rated to 250psi. All this for $130
If this is too expensive they also have a medium and low end option that feature similar features but at a reduced cost in their Indy and Element.
In addition to the pumps, they’ve also go sealant. Their patented tubeless system sealant is a low viscosity with a unique blend of emulsifiers and microfibers. They claim their product is more eco-friendly compared to other latex based sealants with a 6 month lifespan (operating temps -30C to +70C) and will not ball-up over time. There’s no sticky mess/residue with their system and it can be cleaned up easily with water.
We’ve snapped more velowurks pictures that you can see in the gallery below.