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Intense Cycles M16 Expert - 2020

Intense Cycles M16 Expert
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The M16 was introduced in 2016 and was the first full-carbon downhill bike INTENSE introduced. With 27.5" wheels, the M16 remains an important race-ready model in the INTENSE line-up for those looking for a quality downhill bike with premium components and featuring the smaller wheel size.

Since the initial M16 model was released, the INTENSE Factory Racing team and INTENSE engineers have worked closely together to retune the kinematics of the bike for improved agility and handling over a variety of terrain. The fixed geometry of the bike complements the bike’s new metric shock, which is longer than the predecessor for better overall stability and feeling, especially in race conditions. The geometry has been further improved and the bike has a slacker head angle, with a lower BB than the previous model. The M16 now boasts a ‘FRO’ (For Racing Only) bottom link, which works in harmony with the revised kinematics, geometry, and metric shock on the bike, offering a premium riding experience thanks to INTENSE’s high-quality engineering. We put a lot of thought into the process of improving this already-impressive downhill model, and, thanks to our accessibility to the toughest arenas in the world with some of the leading athletes on the planet, the M16 is a more complete and even more race-defined package for those looking for a 27.5" downhill bike. For 2020, the bike has a new striking look in the high-quality finish you expect from INTENSE.

- Monocoque carbon frame
- Fox Performance Elite Float 40 200mm fork
- Fox Performance Float X2 shock
- E13 LG1 / TRS Trace wheels
- E13 LG1 / SRAM GX 7-speed drivetrain
- Shimano Zee brakes w/XT rotors


Frame M16 Monocoque Carbon Frame. Optimized Layup Carbon fiber. Carbon top link, Titanium hardware, Internal shift and brake routing. ISCG05 mounts, Flak guard armor, Travel: 215-240mm (8.4-9.4")
Fork Fox Performance Elite Float 40 / 200mm
Headset Cane Creek, 40, alloy cartridge, 25mm of spacers
Rear Shock Fox Performance Float X2 / 250mm x 75mm
Axles Front: 20 x 110mm thru-axle
Rear: 12 x 157mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels E13 LG1 DH 30mm
Hubs E13 TRS Race SL 27.5, w/XD Driver
Spokes E13
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.50"
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5 x 2.40"
Crankset E13 LG1 Alloy DH / 165mm / Boost
Chainrings 36T
Bottom Bracket E13 83MM BSA (Threaded)
Chain SRAM PC 1110 7/11speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX DH 7 speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs E13 7 speed DM / 9-21T
Shifters SRAM GX 7 speed
Handlebars Intense Recon Alloy DH 800mm
Tape/Grips Intense Lock-on
Stem Renthal Integra DH 45mm
Brakes Shimano Zee M640 Front / Shimano Zee M640 Rear / Shimano XT RT76 203mm rotors
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Seat Post Intense Alloy 31.6mm
Accessories & Extras E13 LG1+ chainguide, INTENSE branded torque wrench set and shock pump

* Subject to change without notice.


Intense Cycles - M16 - Downhill Gravity