THE BIKE THAT STARTED IT ALL
The Intense M16 is a world-class, downhill racing machine, at 9.5 inches of rear travel, with geometry developed in conjunction with Intense Factory Racing Team riders Jack Moir, Dean Lucas, Charlie Harrison and Nik Nestoroff, as well as Intense test pilots Chris Kovarik, Claire Buchar, and Conor Macfarlane.
Intense was the pioneer of downhill racing bikes – and the M16 is the standard.
- World Cup tested geometry
- EPS molded high modulus carbon frame
- Compression molded carbon fiber upper link
- Full internal cable routing for brake and shifting cable
- Forged lower link
- Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
- Dual grease ports on lower link for easy maintenance
- Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
- Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
- Collet axle pivots lock in place without pinch bolts
- 3 year limited warranty
TWO EXCLUSIVE BUILD SPECS TO CHOOSE FROM
We offer two build levels that have all been carefully selected to offer high performance component spec at all levels.
THE M16 IN ACTION
What Editors Are Saying
The names and the race wins associated with Intense are just some of the details that contribute to what is an incredibly charismatic bike brand. But as much as Sam Hill and the Chris Kovarik demolition of Fort William by 14 seconds in 2002 count for a lot it is the design and graphic, the changes on the hoof that make the brand kind of different.
Steve Jones, Dirt Mountain Bike
The M16 is the latest addition to the M-Series line, a bike that was designed based on the lessons learned in the years since the first M-1 hit the market. Feedback from elite racers, including the legendary Shaun Palmer and Chris Kovarik was also taken into consideration, and the result is an eye-catching machine with a 63.5° head angle and between 8.5” or 9.5” of rear travel delivered via a virtual pivot point suspension design.
Mike Kazimer, Pinkbike
Make no mistake, the Intense M16 is a race oriented machine with World Cup pedigree. Despite its race derived DNA, its surprisingly versatile. With only minor adjustments to rebound and compression, the handling characteristics change dramatically.
Saris Mercanti, MTBR