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.
• 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
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.