is at Crankworx showing off their latest race bike, the M9 FRO
. Inside you can see the photos and get a personal tour of this amazing bike by watching the video!Read on...Looking to get a bit excited? Watch the video to get up close and personal with the new Intense M9 FRO!
The Intense M9 FRO dressed in familiar colors, this being the machine that takes the place of the popular M6. You've seen the CRC World Cup team racing on the M6 EVO, but this bad boy takes those changes to another level and brings them straight to you.
The M9 FRO is the big daddy in the Intense family of bikes, but the 951 will certainly still have a place in the lineup. If you spend your weekends chasing points on steep and rough tracks, then the M9 FRO will keep you happy, but tamer courses should still see the 951 excel. Choose your horse wisely.
The M9 FRO uses the same proven VPP suspension design to devour bumps and holes while still being able to sprint with the best, but it sees more built in adjustability than any other Intense before it.
The rearward shock mount sports inserts that can be used to change the travel between three settings: 8.5", 9", and 9.5" depending on what the course calls for. Keep reading to see just how versatile the new M9 FRO actually is.
The upper shock mount features three positions that let the user fine tune the suspension's rate to be more progressive and lively if need be.
Glory shot! The M9 FRO will ship with a Cane Creek AngleSet that allows you to make adjustments in .5, 1.0, and 1.5 degree increments. Do you really need those slack angles that the pros run on some tracks? Now you can easily find out!
Intense always has the racer in mind. The upper headset cup is held in place with a single pinch bolt. If you need to make an angle change, simply loosen the bolt and drop in one of the three Cane Creek AngleSet cups. The system sounds easy enough that one could easily make changes between runs to see the effect - no hammers or headset presses needed.
The M9 FRO will be using Intense's 12 x 150 mm G3 dropout system that lets you further fine tune the bike's handling, but it will be updated to a fully closed thru-axle design instead of the open dropouts that are currently being used.
Production is said to be on schedule, with the welding machines being fired up within the next few weeks. Expect to begin seeing the M9 FRO in the dirt sometime in October. I want one.
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Big thanks to Lens Rentals Canada
as well for sending through some lens's that have allowed me to take some unique shots. In these photos I used a Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, and a 24mm 1.4L II, two very nice lens's! Thanks again to them!