Intense Uzzi 275 - Interbike 2015

Sep 16, 2015
by Mike Kazimer  
Intense Uzzi 27.5 2016

Who says freeride's dead? Not Intense, and to prove it they're bringing back the Uzzi, this time with 27.5” wheels. Of course, in keeping with the times it's billed as being for 'superenduro' or park riding, but whatever you call it, a bike with 190mm of rear travel and a 180mm single crown fork up front is designed to tackle some seriously burly terrain.

The Uzzi's frame is constructed from hydroformed aluminum, and is equipped with two different shock mounting positions that allows riders to choose from either a 65° head angle and 425mm chainstay length, or a 64° head angle and 429mm chainstay length. 148 x 12 spacing is in place at the rear of the bike, another sign that the new standard is gaining traction.


Details
• Intended use: superenduro / bike park
• Travel: 190mm
• 27.5" wheels
• Aluminum frame
• 65° or 64° head angle
• 425 or 429mm chainstays
• 12 x 148mm rear spacing
• Sizes S, M, L, XL
• Colors: purple, fluorescent yellow
• Price: complete bikes start at $3999 USD



Intense Uzzi 27.5 2016
Two shock mounting positions allow the bike's geometry to be adjusted.

The Uzzi's 190mm of rear travel is controlled via two CNC'd aluminum links that join the swingarm to the front triangle, a virtual pivot point configuration that Intense refers to as a 'JS Tuned Suspension System' (where JS stands for company founder Jeff Steber).

Two build kits, a Pro and a Foundation build will be offered, with the Foundation build pictured above coming in at $3999 USD. Highlights of the Foundation parts kit include a RockShox Yari fork, SRAM Guide R brakes, and a 1x10 GX drivetrain. In addition to the bright color option the frame is also available in fluorescent yellow.


Intense Uzzi 27.5 2016
Intense Uzzi 27.5 2016


MENTIONS: @intensecyclesusa




222 Comments

  • 210 10
 oh no...a new category...."SUPERenduro"
  • 147 5
 its like an enduro but super
  • 95 2
 it's just a little bit more than enduro+.
  • 37 2
 Then FEST series and Rampage is SuperDH?? Next level!!!
  • 112 4
 Oh, for f*cks sake, pinkbike... just call it what it is, a PARK BIKE, and leave the "enduro" out of it. That being said, it looks fantastic. Absolutely perfect.
  • 44 2
 But by calling it a superenduro bike, people will have the image of it being able to climb, rather than just being a bike you keep in the garage unless it's a day at the park.
  • 18 6
 www.enduroworldseries.com/events/italy
"SUPERENDURO POWERED BY SRAM"
This Uzzi has Boost and Sram to be more enduroer. Coincidence? I think not.
  • 7 11
flag station (Sep 16, 2015 at 16:42) (Below Threshold)
 superenduro sond like pinkbike april s fool
  • 63 4
 How about WHO THE F*CK CARES WHAT THEY WANT TO CALL IT?
  • 5 3
 @theminsta good point. Although in my case, If I owned this bike, the only climbing it would be doing is in the back of a truck or on a chairlift. I'd rather take a short-travel bike on a long, pedal-y ride as opposed to this, which would descend like an animal, but be an absolute bear to get up the climbs. But that's just me.
  • 33 1
 FREE-DURO!!!!!
  • 6 15
flag wp38 (Sep 16, 2015 at 16:54) (Below Threshold)
 Would someone please clarify the difference between superenduro and superD?????
  • 15 4
 @brandonf I do care. It is very important. God forbid you go out on a bicycle ride on a wrong type of a bicycle.
  • 14 2
 Endurt jumping
  • 14 0
 @martis I've had a pedal-friendly big bike for a long time, and for me it's the perfect trip bike. Rips at the ski hill, and i can take it to downieville and moab and feel awesome. Great for trying new features on local trails too. If I have the legs and lungs it climbs just fine, just a bit slower. So awesome, and really versatile. Looking at the geo this bike fits the same idea. The problem with these big travel bikes is some of them are just park/shuttle sleds and it can be hard to tell the difference.
  • 6 1
 @wp38 Super D is like a short xc type race that lacks the serious jumps and other features common in DH. The track is basically all down hill but pedaling is totally required. I can bring my fs xc bike for a race weekend and usually not bottom out the suspension racing super D. Super enduro is well just enduro
  • 6 1
 @scottzg I see your point. One of the guys I ride (what I consider to be) XC with is on a Reign, which, obvious differences aside, is in the same neighborhood as this bike in terms of travel and geometry. I almost always take my 22 pound rigid 29er, and the rides are usually something like this: I suffer a little more than him on the descents, and he suffers a little more than me on the climbs. It generally evens out. However, I also have a GT Distortion with a dropper post, Lyrik up front, and quite honestly, I never ride the thing, despite the fact that it's amazing on the descents. I guess I hate climbing enough that I'm willing to sacrifice a little bit of fun on the descents just so I'm hating my life a bit less on the way up.
  • 3 3
 It's like super but more enduro
  • 9 0
 Lets be real. Even with the coil and the Lyric up front, this thing probably still weighs under 33lbs, which is still considered by most as being completely acceptable for a bike thats meant more as downhill oriented rig. This would be a great compliment to a light weight XC/TR 100-120mm 29er.
  • 8 1
 This uzzi is going to be longer travel, heavier and more burly than a Reign. Reign is a 160/160 travel "regular" enduro bike. This is a 180/190 "super" enduro (just being funny with the the term. The Reign is to the Uzi what the Trance would be to the Reign.

Personally I think this bike would be a super pig to climb. Manageable maybe but not fun for sure.
  • 6 2
 Boostduro!!!
  • 5 1
 We should all just agree to call this segment of bikes "Wumbo hit" bikes
  • 15 0
 Why not the first name when this bikes born ? FREERIDE BIKEEEE !!!!!
  • 5 2
 IMO superenduro sounds pretty bad a$$ for a bike like this that's supposed to be pedal(able). Freeride just makes it sound like it's just meant for hucking.
  • 22 1
 Enduro - Too mainstrem
Park - Too bro-dood
Freeride - Too Benderish

Superenduro? Yeah, I think I would have gone that way too with a 650b 190mm bike.
  • 2 2
 Makes me think of the SC Driver 8. (Now with the medium wheel size.)
  • 3 0
 really having a hard time believing someone would actually ride an enduro race on this. But if it is in fact pedally enough then bravo intense.
  • 7 0
 fest series is superpark.
  • 4 1
 @chyu - True that! Superjumping. But if you are Andreu and you 360 or superman one of those superjumps, it will suddenly become a super360 or a supersuperman....

I'm liking where this is supergoing.
  • 2 0
 @inverted180 - I love that term "super pig"! I think is sounds better than "Superenduro"- so 2014...
  • 1 2
 I think it's time to new Specialized Demo 7 to rival the Knolly Delirium. Freeride bikes capable of pedaling.
  • 3 0
 @torero that's basically the specialized enduro evo.
  • 2 1
 "enduro" is like Dragonball: Saiyajin, Super Saiyajin, Super Saiyajin², etc..
so: enduro, super enduro and this should be super enduro²!

quod erat demonstrandum qed.
  • 5 0
 They have been calling it super enduro here in italy since 2007. www.behindmagazine.com/contents/superenduro-punta-ala-ready-to-write-history
  • 1 1
 This bike climbs really really good@theminsta:
  • 1 1
 It’s very pedalable. Goes uphill very well @Vans4life14:
  • 104 3
 Do I have any reason to buy it? No. Do I want it? Absolutely.
  • 7 2
 I'm trying to picture if, in reality, there are trails around where I live, that it would be worth pedaling all over, and then the DH would be worth it. Those trails are very hard to find. I think anyone that can pictures trails that would be worth pedaling, this would be an awesome bike. I just can't picture pedaling it where I live.
  • 2 0
 Can't imagine how awesome it would be if a bike like this can weight less than 30 lbs!
  • 1 2
 @ddanielascensobabu

Seriously! Thats what I though immediately, all of these bikes remind of the Trail SX just lighter and newer.
  • 2 1
 You'd need to live in an area with 20 minute shuttled descents or in a area with some solid fire road access and long singlet rack pointing down. Because a bike like this would suck on a technical climb
  • 4 0
 I will either be buying this or a Delirium in the spring. As a "free rider" living in Salt Lake City these bikes are a perfect fit to my needs.
  • 1 1
 they still make a Delirium?
  • 2 0
 Yeah. And they're awesome. Consider a banshee darkside. Those a solid little park bikes as well.
  • 2 0
 There's stuff round here in the PWN that simply has no access other than to pedal, and its serious gnar, burly beyond believe, true DH bike territory accessible only to a bike that pedals. This may be the niche for a bike of this caliber. Thats a lot of travel, but there's a lotta gnar here.
  • 2 0
 liteville 601, canyon torque ex, properly built banshee darkside.. same league...
  • 1 0
 Torque ex... I wanted one sooooo bad. Canyon is finally selling in the us soon. But it'd too late. But yeah, you also have specialized enduro evo and a few others. Plenty of options in the 170-180mm travel range
  • 53 14
 Not trying to be a 26" for lifer. But wouldn't a "free ride" bike be better with 26" wheels?
  • 11 2
 I do like it though.
  • 23 74
flag chriskneeland (Sep 16, 2015 at 16:14) (Below Threshold)
 As a freerider, who spends 70 days a year in the bike park, this is not something I would ever ride. If it's not 26, it's not freeride.
  • 26 6
 Not much difference in wheelsize between 26 and 650b, so it makes sense to use the size that new tires/forks are being made in.
  • 57 3
 @cmkneeland you only ride park?
  • 5 4
 I'm 100% sure, you can run 26" wheels in this frame with NOOOO problems. I would have looked into a frame only option, but that Boost rear end, which was initially marketed for 29ers, is turning me off :\ I can always get a wider brake adapter if I was inclined I guess.
  • 12 19
flag chriskneeland (Sep 16, 2015 at 17:52) (Below Threshold)
 @scottzg if you think there isn't a difference in the wheel size you're delusional.

@skeen95 I also ride dirt jumps.
  • 11 2
 @cmkneeland uh do you no what a free rider is? Well it's not someone who only rides park trails and dirt jumps
  • 4 0
 I know I'm late on asking what boost is, but can anybody explain to me what it actually is? I've heard people bashing it on here a lot (as pinkbikers often do), but have yet to see anybody say what it is or come up with a logical reason against having it.
  • 1 0
 Ooooooooh burn!
  • 3 0
 @dirtjumper771: Boost is a new hub standard developed by SRAM and Trek. The hubs are wider than the previous standard - 148mm in the rear and 110mm in the front, compared to 142 and 100. In addition to wider hubs, the standard included a crank or spider that's offset slightly outwards in order to maintain proper chainline with the cassette and derailleur.

The advantages of Boost are stiffer wheels (particularly 29" wheels) and improved tire clearance and/or shorter chainstays. The disadvantage of Boost is that it makes existing parts obsolete - hubs (and therefore many complete wheels) from the 142 standard cannot be feasibly adapted to work with Boost frames and forks, and vice versa.
  • 6 0
 @dirtjumper771: People who have expensive existing wheelsets, and people who prefer to upgrade bikes instead of selling them and buying new, don't like Boost because it makes their equipment obsolete - understandably, they feel like Boost is just an industry ploy to upset the used parts market and force mountain bikers to spend more money to stay rolling.

People in the market for new, complete bikes, on the other hand, are less angry about Boost because it isn't a problem for them, and are more interested in the benefits it offers.
  • 2 1
 Tell me about it... $6500+ retail worth of 26er 135/142mm wheels in my garage..................... Boost has gotten me thinking of running 142mm wheels in a 150mm DH bike with a special brake adapter.
  • 3 0
 Ahhhh, okay. Thanks, that makes sense. I'm one more for it than against as I seem to be a professional wheel destroyer, and I'll take whatever advantage I could get for my wheels. Can still see why it would suck though. New standards every few months is a pain, probably the reason I haven't kept track of it and am still running a bike from 2011
  • 2 2
 @backyardfreerider Jesus man, yeah I'm going to go spend hundreds of hours building instead of riding what Highland already has...I'll let everyone know that you taught me that bike park isn't freeride.
  • 1 0
 @cmkneeland 1, freeride was originally exactly about spending hundreds of hours digging instead of riding what was already there..... 2. put 26" wheels in this with a dual crown fork on the front with a long enough A/C measurement and you'll have a monster of a freeride bike... 190mm/200mm with easy space for 2.5" tyres and a 63degree head angle or a 64degree one with super short stays
  • 1 0
 @blitz66 1. I'd be wasting my time considering the level of trail building at parks now a days. 2. It's not just about tire size. How short are the chain stays? How stiff is the frame? How progressive is the leverage curve? A bike built for 'Super Enduro' races should ride optimally for Super Enduro races, and would be far from the optimal poppy, playful, huck-to-flat park bike.
  • 23 0
 Dig it! Killer head badge too.
  • 11 0
 Head badges don't get nearly as much attention to detail as they should
  • 14 2
 I know it's a free ride bike... But it needs a dropper.
  • 15 0
 The Pro build kit comes with a 150mm RockShox Reverb stealth.
  • 8 8
 big deal. put it in the lower spec bike like any normal person would, then. and maybe bash Intense for not doing so. you might get a bit more respect and credibility that way
  • 16 2
 @gnarbar - If this were a trail / all-mountain bike I'd be much more likely to mention the lack of a dropper as being an oversight. On a bike that's aimed at lift served and shuttle accessed terrain I don't see it as being much of an issue.
  • 4 5
 Laird Jezuz hisself.....shuttle and lift access is for DH bikes
  • 5 1
 wait wait wait . . . I thought this was a pedalable "SuperEnduro" bike?
Now instead it's meant for "lift served and shuttle accessed terrain?"
  • 4 0
 marketing nonsense and confused reviewers thinking its 2007
  • 5 0
 @seanC1 The "Super" in SuperEnduro stands for lifts. SuperEnduro is Enduro with lift-served transfer stages. At least that's the new rumor I'll be spreading.
  • 2 0
 @gnarbar There's shuttle trails here in Tucson that I wouldn't want to ride a DH rig on. This is a good option if you don't want to ride an AM/Trail bike on the chunky chunk we have, but still want to pedal a bit.
  • 1 0
 Yeah just because a trail is shuttle/lift access that doesn't mean you don't have to pedal. I can't think of an example of such a trail in my area that has absolutely no ups at all. In fact, the three trails that I shuttle the most have quite a bit of pedaling. Thus the Uzzi is a far better choice for me than a true DH bike. Furthermore, I may or may not add a dropper post. I don't really expect that i'll need it, so i'll ride the bike as spec'd for awhile and evaluate how I feel about the seatpost afterwards.
  • 10 0
 I'd tap that. Seriously, I'd love to give that bike a try.
  • 7 1
 So is this the new fad in color? I do admit I'd like to see it in person before judging the color, and it would look pretty neat if you pulled the stickers off too, but my real question is, do people like these colors or do they just like the attention they draw?
  • 8 0
 Personally, I think the purple/blue looks great on this bike. And on this: ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb11262456/p4pb11262456.jpg
  • 3 0
 The flo yellow looks a bit quieter if that's what you're about
  • 7 14
flag jrocksdh (Sep 16, 2015 at 16:42) (Below Threshold)
 Must be the female specific model...I'm sure the male version will come in raw, black, red, or oilslick. If not, I'm totally confused and maybe need to start watching that kaitlyn jenner show
  • 7 2
 I would definitely ride that bike in that colour, but I have to admit if I had my choice, I'd pick classic Ferrari red for my Intense. Those raw M16s look amazing too.
  • 14 0
 I like this bike so much that I'd probably still ride it if it was painted pink and had dicks sharpied all over it. Purple and blue looks great, though.
  • 1 0
 Hopefully this frame comes with blue decals on it. Make it easier to remove upon arrival. If I was able to run a 200 dual crown fork this could be the first Intense I would own
  • 4 4
 Yes it seems that along with latest iteration of VPP design, Intense recieved crappy paint job disease from Santa Cruz bicycles
  • 21 14
 What's wrong with boost? bike designers aren't stupid. There is a reason that companies like Intense, who obviously know what they're doing, are adding boost
  • 16 0
 Technically speaking there is nothing wrong with it. People are just upset because you can't retrofit wheels and fork over.
  • 22 1
 Boost is better than 142mm. But the problem is that we are seemingly switching "standards" every other season, and a slightly stiffer wheel isn't quite worth it for most people Frown All the hubs that will go to waste!!
  • 6 4
 You can retrofit the hub on RS forks now though, right? It is just the rear end that is the issue. Funny thing is, my 26" lyrik with a 20mm thruaxle has the boost width already. If someone machines a 15mm axle for it then I might just be able to run boost hubs. Of course it would have to be a boost hub on a 26" rim. . .What i am really saying is we know this width works better because it is what we used before on the forks. What i would like to see is something truly innovative: 10 speed front derailluer and single rear. Put the weight in the right place.
  • 12 6
 I just don't get why they don't just do 150 mm, it's not like 2mm is a big difference, and it saves you from having to make a new standard
  • 7 5
 The 148mm hub has two 3.5mm "end caps" or just longer parts of the axle that goes into the frame's slots. So the actual hub shell size is equivalent to 141mm. So either you should compare 141mm to 150mm, or 148mm to 157mm. Both being 9mm difference
  • 3 1
 Ahh makes sense. Thanks for explaining that.
  • 14 2
 Other then it's a half standard , theres nothing wrong with it Wink
First 150x12, then 142x12 and now 148x12... So what was wrong with 150x12 in the first place ? Too stiff ? Bitch please ...
Marketing mumbo jumbo as always.
  • 13 1
 Nope. Hub flanges and disc mounts are 3.5mm wider per side, not the end caps.

Is there some kind of Fox News propaganda going on in regards to boost? Ignorance is one thing but purposefully being wrong is another...
  • 3 0
 Boost is cool and useful if it allows a 2 for 1 bike. Like 26+ and 650b, or 275+ and 29".
2 diff wheelsets for one frame is ......'a plus'
  • 6 3
 @hllclmbr - The hub real estates (for less confusion) are 135mm (same hub shell as 142mm), 141mm (same hub shell as 148mm), and 150mm (same hub shell as 157mm). How specifically wide the flanges are spaced are solely up to the discretion of hub manufacturers.
  • 8 0
 @theminsta Except you can only go so wide before the flanges run into the cassette on the drive-side or the spokes run into the brake caliper on the non-drive-side. The Boost standard actually moves the cassette, chainring, and chainline 3mm farther out so the hub flanges can now be 3mm farther apart than previously possible. It's a marginal improvement, and I can understand the opposition to changing standards. But it is an improvement nonetheless.
  • 2 1
 @dlxah - What I meant to say is that Industry Nine might space the flange out 2.8mm while Chris King pushes them out 3.1mm, but not 3.5mm like @hllclmbr said, as that would push the flange into the cassette or the cassette into the frame. No doubt the Boost standard changes more than just the flange distance, I was just trying to clarify/un-confuse people when trying to distinguish the differences between the sizes.
  • 1 0
 @theminsta Ah I think I see what you were saying now. Thanks for the clarification.
  • 11 0
 @hllclmbr @mikekazimer @RichardCunningham : Sometimes I wish Pinkbike would run another article on Boost 148, but this time a concise PSA; just the facts. Perhaps Boost needs to be addressed from a more visible platform than the comment section - explaining how it's different from other hub standards and debunking some misinformation. Talking to users in the comments one by one is too slow, and for every confused commenter, who knows how many confused NON-commenters there are? I hear a lot of counterarguments against Boost that are based on distorted facts (if I had a dollar for every time someone mentioned 150x12...)

My individual opinion on Boost can probably be guessed, but it's also irrelevant. I'm a business student - the market should decide. It'd just be a shame if even part of the market decided against it without being fully informed, because then we'd all pay the price of the marketing and R&D investments the industry wasted.

On the other hand, I don't know that Pinkbike actually has an incentive to invest the time and energy in writing such an article. It'd sure yield a lot of clicks, but your content is your business. Just an uninformed suggestion.
  • 6 0
 @taletotell yes! more gearbox bikes with belt drives. Derailleurs suuucckk
  • 1 0
 @taletotell @trialsracer: Gearboxes, sure. I pray you're trolling about ten chainrings being a good idea - for q-factor's sake if nothing else.
  • 3 0
 bluefire you sound like a poli-sci major. lamenting uninformed decision making is a fulltime job man.
  • 2 1
 if you have wireless electric drivetrains you can have a servo that moves a chainring stack. Have you ever measured the width of a cassette compared to the space you have up front? it isn't a huge difference from the outer most point on a 3x to the inner most 22 tooth ring. Now consider you could remove the spacers between cogs and use a servo to open a gap around the ring you are using. no q-factor issues.

As for me, I would be fine with a 6 ring chain ring stack and no servo with a 44-11 range and a 32 in the back. The only real issue is clearance with the ground. 3x's often lose teeth.
Also you'd need a chain tensioner.
  • 3 0
 There is already a very clear article covering all axle sizes and why 148 is different than 150, etc

www.bikerumor.com/2014/12/19/2016-axle-standards-part-1-rear-148mm-thru-axle-coming-fast-its-about-more-than-just-better-wheels
  • 2 0
 @taletotell: Hahaha. It's probably just because my bike's 26" and 135 QR (no shame), so I couldn't care less about Boost's compatibility issues. That ship sailed long ago, and if I can get a little extra stiffness out of my next complete I'll take it. I'll admit to having a debilitating philosophical bent, though; not always the best disposition for a successful businessperson, but perhaps the best disposition for a moral and poor one... hence the 135 QR.
  • 1 0
 @Rasterman: Yeah, I read that one too when it was published. And I understood it. But barely. Look how long it is, and it's only "part 1"; I don't blame consumers for being uninformed. Who'd want to trawl through all that? Boost is a fairly comprehensive change, and so when it first came out, it was important to put all the technical information out there. Now that the market's had a little while to (in)digest it, though, a more focused response to criticisms/questions would be practical and perhaps desirable.
  • 4 2
 Arthur Schopenhauer - First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
  • 2 1
 With few exceptions, all rear hubs have used the same disc rotor position and cassette position for the past 25 years, regardless of the end cap dimensions, and that includes the distances between the flanges and the hub centerline from 135mm to 157mm. 148 is an entirely new standard with different cassette, disc rotor and flange spacing. Same goes with all 9x100, 15x100 and 20x110 front hubs. Boost 15x110 is again, an entirely new standard, and while retrofitting can be done in a kludgy fashion with axle spacers and a rotor spacer (and longer rotor bolts), you won't reap the benefits. For that matter the hub standard has been out for over a year now, Rockshox introduced it with the inverted RS-1s... just most here outside of people who follow the manufacturing innovations, didn't grasp the obvious fact that this wasn't just going to be a one-off thing for one fork.

And people who think that's bad and a conspiracy, try owning a fat bike... you kiddies haven't even known the frustration of incompatibility yet that Fat owners go through.
  • 2 0
 So You're saying flanges couldn't be pushed out on the 150mm hub. It would make only hub manufacturers to retool. Instead You have to buy a whole new frame now.
  • 2 0
 No not without sacrificing something, such as freehub body length... Atom Labs does that with their DHR hub... so instead of being able to fit 11 cogs, its only big enough for 7. Here, this is Spank's hub pdf...has diagrams showing the offset numbers on their 135 and 150 hubs.

spank-ind.com/images/Downloadables/SPOON%20HUB%20MANUAL%201216.pdf

This is hope's chart...

www.hopetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-UPDATED-HOPE-HUBS-SPOKE-OFFSET-AND-PCD-v2.pdf

Notice on the Evo2 rear hubs, the 135mm has 52mm total distance between the flanges and the 150 version has a 53mm total, which is as optimized as they could make it. Yet the 148 hub in less axle room manages 57mm of seperation between the flanges.
  • 8 0
 Would like to see a left side pic of the VPP linkage. Love seeing these new park bikes.
  • 9 0
 This class of bikes are so FUNNNNNNNN!!! Yeah freeride! Pedal ANYWHERE.
  • 9 2
 This is the category of bike that will replace downhill bikes in a lot of places in the US.
  • 1 0
 Anyway Luke Strobel doing so well on his Evil in Pro GRT suggests that.
  • 2 1
 I really don't think it will, and don't think it's going to catch on. I bought a Devinci Spartan, and I think i'd rather have a wilson and a Troy. Even though it is the best DH bike that I've ever been able to pedal for hour long rides, the Spartan still isn't a DH bike, and it still isn't an AM bike. My times on 20+ mile rides are singificantly slower than they were on my GT force or Norco Range, and those bikes did almost as well on the DH.
  • 2 0
 This category has actually been around for quite awhile. It is a huge compromise as alexisfire pointed out though. Jack of all trades, master of none.
  • 5 0
 Everyone is wondering what superenduro is... it is their way of telling you that it doesn't pedal as well you might expect an "enduro" billed bike to. This is a big big bike, that just quite isn't a DH bike.
  • 1 0
 a big bike but not quite a a DH bike is a freeride bike
  • 6 0
 I'd love a shot at that, boost or no boost! Weapon!
  • 6 1
 Pretty nice looking, but I must say that the previous generation of Uzzi looks better.
  • 1 2
 This should have been called an SS in my opinion, more like the old SS than the old Uzzi.
  • 1 0
 Nah, the old SS had 6.5 travel. The Uzzi had up to 7.5" travel with a coil. This new Uzzi has 7.5 travel too.
  • 4 0
 Price doesn't make sense with current Intense prices which are damn low for Aluminum frames. GX, alu frame, no dropper? This thing has to be under 4k msrp.
  • 6 1
 It is under 4k, by $1.
  • 1 0
 I'd say it's a pretty good deal for a frame made in the US.
  • 2 0
 My '07 vpx is still awesome, with 888 ata's, slackers, offsets and angle set its slack and bombproof but I can wind the forks down to 160mm put the seat right up and ride it up some pretty steep hills; I rarely do though. This looks like a nice bike if not quite as durable or 'right' looking as the old design, SCs' new Nomad looks closer, but I hope they got their tolerances sorted because my vpx measured 142mm between the dropouts instead of 135 - not accurate at all...148mm might be just a guess on a Friday afternoon!
  • 2 0
 Yeah they've never been great at making rear ends. A few years back it seemed that you were lucky if you got a straight one.
  • 4 0
 I like that they used sticker decals on it. Love being able to change up the look of a bike somewhat easily.
  • 1 0
 And still using proper headbadge, as every carbon bike should get too (maybe in carbon)
  • 5 0
 2016 is the year of bent top tubes
  • 1 0
 psht that's been happening.
  • 1 0
 Had this M3 back in 2006 was one of the best bikes I had. Intense always have that magic touch on their bikes. This one is so beautiful Im in love with that bike. Nice color scheme imagine with Enve wheels with that colors. Love that frame design.
  • 1 0
 I like the idea of this bike (minus the stupid super enduro part) but there doesn't seem to be a Frame only option? That was the best part of buying an intense. Building a bike they way you wanted it including the color and not what some corporate bean counter spec'd.
  • 4 0
 As a loyal "freeride" bike owner, 180mm single crown bike I am so glad they made this!
  • 3 1
 Well done to Intense for introducing an all new material called Aluminium to the bike industry. Could be the future of modern mountain biking instead of all these plastic ones all the time.
  • 2 0
 F--k "superenduro", f.. megaAM and other ugly words - FREERIDE!! We have a great category - FREERIDE! And many people is really sad after ignoring this type by most of the brands.
  • 1 0
 Bike is nice, but tell me Intense! Where is yours beloved and many years presented G3 dropouts? So the 2014 new Uzzi was a just MKII version of 2010's? I realy love the new Uzzi but I have no point, why U release 2014 or 2013 new Uzzi. For someone its soooo poor!
  • 1 0
 I have one of these on order from my local bike shop...pro build is nicely speced for a reasonable sum. Now i just need to find some boost hubs to get my new LB DH rims on. Maybe drop some weight with an airshock. Having ridden my friends 26, you can pedal this, you can pedal this bike anywhere. if you have the legs, it will go. for the stuff where i live, pedaling the road that shuttle runs take is the norm. if you want to ride Grafton, Flying monkey, or missing link. you better saddle up.
  • 13 9
 Cue the boost whining in five...four....
  • 16 0
 Cue the industry changing the standard next year... month...
  • 12 3
 No, now that Santa Cruz and Intense are going boost it will suddenly be cool.
  • 6 0
 but I just built up a carbon wheelset with 142mm wheel spacing Frown
  • 3 2
 Is the boost thing only a problem if you're going the frame only route?
  • 2 1
 Do your wheels fit your bike? If so then no problem. If not then standards aren't the issue here.
  • 4 0
 The "whining" is justified when the "standard" changes every other season, don't you think?
  • 7 1
 @theminsta - Maybe, but do keep in mind that 12x142 spacing was introduced in 2010.
  • 2 2
 @mikekazimer - Rear axle lengths are not something people talk about, unless it changes. That definitely adds to the feeling that they are changing too often. But I do say, Boost might have been delayed, if not never see the light of day, if the industry looked into asymmetric rims. If only @RichardCunningham checks his inbox about my article on asymmetric rim profiles!
  • 3 2
 135 and 142 are the exact same hub just different end caps and at times a different axle. Same goes for 150 and 157.
  • 3 3
 Exactly. 142 is simply a more secure way to affix a 135 flange standard rear wheel. 150 is the same standard with longer axle ends to fit more tire width into a frame. 148 is an entirely new standard. 9x100, 15x100, 20x110 all have the same brake rotor placement standard and the same hub flange standards. 15x110 is totally new. You think this is bad, try owning fat bikes... in four years we've had four different front hub spacing standards and five different rear standards and two different bottom bracket standards and there's more on the way.
  • 3 2
 @theminsta - that was great, yes indeed axles are something people don't talk about too often unless they change in size on latest bikes. Only people like deeeight spent their last five years riding their bikes and feeling bummed: damn if my axle was 3mm wider on each side... He was also riding 650B bikes with terrible geometries and crappy tyres for more than 5 years, thinking: there's so much potential in half of an inch diameter increase - one day... no harm meant man, I said it light hearted Wink
  • 3 0
 @deeeight - It's not a good sign when people start thinking and believing constant change in standards is okay by comparing an undesirable trend in mountain biking, to an even WORSE trend of marginal and needless change in another genre of cycling. The problem here is NOT about an aversion to improvements but more that the industry "leaders" can't seem to think even one step ahead, so let's move away from using technophobia as a caveat.

@WAKIdesigns - Yeah, it was actually something I re-realized when @mikekazimer reminded us that the 142 rear end was introduced 5 years ago, but still quite important as it speaks about how small dimensional changes, in fundamental small parts of the major components, lead to substantial forced changes in the industry for insignificant and marginal improvements.
  • 4 1
 Well…. I guess I found my next bike. Too bad I work in a Trek, Norco, Cannondale shop -_-
  • 3 3
 Norco wankers.
  • 4 0
 Your point?
  • 3 1
 Get with your cannondale rep and get hooked up with GT and try the Sanction.
  • 2 1
 I've ridden GT's and they were uninspiring. Not bad, but it was an experience that made me aware of just how much superior certain other brands offerings are in comparison.

Technically I can bring in an Intense at dealer cost via OGC, but it's still nowhere near the discount a Trek or Norco employee purchase would be.

#bikeshopproblems
  • 3 0
 I can't wait to pull out my blue and purple anodized parts from the 80's to match that paint job.
  • 2 0
 For real. My DS race bike back in 98 was purple with blue ano parts everywhere.
  • 2 0
 It's a bike, that fits a need for a specific group of riders. It's perfect for those riders. Good on Intense for being creative. Thx
  • 3 0
 New Lyrik up front?

Can I do 200mm dual crown like Banshee Darkside and Knolly Delirium?
  • 1 0
 I think you'd be ok.. dont tell anyone...
  • 1 0
 No one has mentioned the "JS Suspension"? It still looks like its VPP, but they came up with a new name and don't offer any info on why its now being called something else? Or if it is actually different?
  • 1 0
 @intensemack10 They just want to differentiate from SC with that branding, considering SC has a larger mindshare amongst premium consumers than Intense has right now. No more me-too-strategy considering suspension layout, even tough that might be just branding... and might also be licensing agreement related between those two
  • 1 0
 nice to see a new bike introduction in Aluminum!
Been pretty frustrated about the lack of Aluminum options in the new Santa Cruz lineup ( and the SC carbon pricing....yikes!)
  • 1 0
 im just gonna say to myself to stop myself from crying myself of super enduroboost + ANYTHING OVER 170 IS FREERIDE its ok i will lock myself back in the marketing replaced products closet
  • 1 0
 they have tried to give the impression it will climb well by putting the seat post up, yet it is not a dropper as they know you will never really be climbing with this bike
  • 2 0
 Mega enduro, hyper enduro, and now super enduro. Just in case you may be anti enduro!!
  • 3 0
 With this we can all be SuperBroduro!
  • 5 5
 WTF is everyone now going with 148x12mm?
It's TWO-FREAKING-MM's NARROWER than 150mm!
You gonna tell me TWO-FREAKING-MMs makes THAT big of a difference, so as to cause companies to create a WHOLE NEW SIZE!?
BULLSHIT!!!
  • 2 0
 I read the description on the homepage and my heart skipped some beats. They did a good thing here.
  • 2 0
 Its not 26 it physically can't be a park or freeride bike and 190mm on single crown forks is just pointless
  • 1 0
 my head is confused a 650b FREERIDE bike with boost just what its like something that the industry killed off mixed with 2 marketing ploys
  • 2 0
 Looks like an awesome bit of kit... Want one!
  • 3 1
 I'm sorry, but WTF is "superenduro"? Did I miss something?
  • 21 0
 I'm not quite sure either - maybe enduro racing while wearing a cape?
  • 2 0
 Superenduro, but still enduro.
  • 2 0
 Damn fine looking bicycle right there!
  • 2 0
 Throw the green DVO stuff on there while you're at it!
  • 3 1
 But the real question is: will it blend !?
  • 1 0
 #Blendtech
  • 2 0
 When is this bike available?
  • 1 2
 @Demon-chaser - It should be available starting sometime next week.
  • 2 0
 my god that bike is nice.
  • 2 0
 Whats the 4k bike speced at?
  • 2 0
 The new UZZI would have been perfect for a new Totem fork.
  • 2 0
 Why are intense using sram over shimano? That's all.
  • 3 1
 Mondraker's top tube, whyyyyy?
  • 2 0
 I think that is the tastiest bike I've ever seen!!!!
  • 2 0
 What does this thing weigh?
  • 1 0
 Looks like a nomad got it on with an M16 and this beastly bastard was birthed into exsistance ????????
  • 2 0
 HEY I BUILT THIS BIKE.... YEAH BEAST!!!! INTENSE FOR LIFE
  • 2 1
 That's cool and all, but where is the Spider 275 Carbon?
  • 3 2
 190mm with a single crown fork. Why?
  • 2 0
 because freeride aint dead
  • 2 0
 170 or 180 would've been enough. I agree 190 is overboard. Plus boo on boost rear. All they had to do was make new dropouts for the 2013 Uzzi. Or at least have changeable dropouts for 142, 148 or 150. Just like the last hen Uzzi could have 142 or 150 dropouts, intense always had the optional dropouts. Why change now?????
  • 1 0
 Wtf the seat stay is already chipped.
  • 1 0
 I'll take that in a mat black please and thank you.....
  • 1 0
 I still love my 26"! Long live old school. Claws vid was awesome!
  • 1 0
 What the... 190mm with 16.7x" chainstays? How did they pull that off...
  • 1 0
 It's basically a new version of the original Nomad!
  • 1 0
 Me want me want me want me want!!! But... how much does she weight... ?
  • 1 0
 Amazing bike... No questions asked
  • 2 1
 This bike is intense!
  • 3 1
 intensely purple
  • 2 2
 Shock clearance? I doubt the 2 position will work...
  • 1 0
 oooooohmamamammama
  • 1 0
 Enduro got robbed!!!
  • 1 0
 cool bike
  • 1 0
 ????????????
  • 1 0
 My dream bike #1!!!
  • 1 0
 Awesome bike by the way
  • 1 2
 no dropper post? this is too 2015!
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