[Updated] Video: Aaron Gwin Teases New Downhill Bike

Jan 23, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

Aaron Gwin has posted a video today of himself testing a new downhill bike with just 8 weeks to go until racing kicks off in Portugal.

The bike looks to be a total redesign of the M29 the team was riding last season. Gwin has been testing out mixed wheel combinations from World Champs onwards and we'd put our houses on this being a mullet bike too. This is more than just a few geometry tweaks and a new leverage ratio, though; the suspension layout has been modified, with a link that connects the seat stays to the top tube, and the shock positioned very low in the frame.

It looks like an aluminum frame, and it wouldn't be the first time Jeff Steber has been able to build a custom prototype bike for the team to meet the trends of the World Cup circuit. Most recently were the aluminum M29s wheeled out at Fort William in 2017 for Jack Moir and Dean Lucas that he pieced together by hand in California before shipping it out to Scotland.

Gwin was tight-lipped on details of the bike in his caption, simply saying, "I gotta say, it was a good day," but we've reached out to him and he told us:

bigquotesIt's basically just the next evolution of what we were working on at the end of last year. It's still based off the current M29 suspension platform, we just shaped the tubes a little different and the linkage is closer to the style of an M16 to save some weight. I am loving the bike and plan to race it in Portugal.Aaron Gwin

We've posted the best screenshots we could get below:





235 Comments

  • 243 5
 How can he be going that fast on a Buick with a normal telescopic fork?!?!?! It must the "Buick effect"!
  • 43 4
 Because a Porsche wouldn’t work as well as a Buick off-road.
  • 43 7
 Hey, if Gwin can win without a chain, he can win with the crippling disadvantage of a hopelessly outdated forkz that would turn on and kill a lessor mortal. Get your linkage fork NOW!!! Before your telescopic fork turns on YOU!
  • 15 0
 ...and without the help of $90 performance jorts!?
  • 48 0
 Here's how can Trust that your marketing is working. Completely unrelated story and the top comment is Shouting about a Message from yesterday's news.
  • 22 4
 @cliff-huckstable: If you consider successful marketing poor reviews and having the pi$$ ripped out of you at any opportunity...
  • 12 1
 that Buick sure looks like a Session
  • 6 0
 Buick Rendevos is the 2021 huck machine of the future.
  • 6 0
 "Wouldn't you really rather have, a Buick?"
  • 7 0
 @jeremiahwas: How many Buicks have won Dakar?
  • 9 2
 What's a buick?
  • 7 11
flag WAKIdesigns (Jan 23, 2020 at 22:55) (Below Threshold)
 You’ll never see Gwin buying a Buick
  • 4 1
 @pinhead907: CALL NOW and you can own one for 69 low low payments of $420!
  • 3 0
 Are those wheel things the ones you guys invented ? Won’t mention any name as it’s abit embarrassing lol
  • 4 0
 Can someone explain what this 'Buick' stuff is for non-Americans ?
  • 4 3
 @scoobaru: I don't get the implied joke, but Buick is a American automobile manufacturer. I've never seen them make anything remotely exciting though, really their styling is best described as dumpy, so I don't get the connection to Gwin's new bike or to a guy who drives a McLaren!
  • 11 0
 People, don't believe everything you see on the internet. This is the new Trust Emoji linkage DH fork. It has just been stickered up to disguise as a telescopic fork. They've managed to realize and more curved axle path out if it to squeeze 10" of curved travel out of it. It manuals like a dream.
  • 1 2
 @landscapeben: Buick’s are generally Wallowy and Hefty with comfortable suspension and lazy handling.. ever played Grant Turismo/Forza.. those lazy muscle cars that have the handling of the Kutty Sark..

That’s a Buick
  • 2 0
 @steviestokes: ahhhh, I see the comparison now tup
  • 3 0
 @scoobaru: Check out the recent review of the Trust linkage fork www.pinkbike.com/news/review-trust-shout-linkage-fork.html. There is a comparison between a Buick and Porsche....
  • 2 0
 @jeremiahwas: Porsche excelled in the Paris-Dakar with the 959. Buick...not so much.
  • 2 0
 @StevenJohn: true true... everyone seems to remember the winning of the dakar by the 959, but it was another wonderful tactic by porsche, can you think of any other wins the 959 had off the top of your head? they purpose built that car for the dakar where the other manufacturers ran the group b cars they ran all season, and it showed at every other race that season.
  • 2 0
 @scoobaru: A Buick is a car manufacturer that in automotive history has always sold massively heavy super soft riding sedans as "luxury" automobiles. So soft that its like trying to steer a tub of jello around a corner with only a piece of rope.
  • 2 0
 @carsoncp64: Ok, so these Trust forks somehow compare to Buick cars which steer like a tub of jello. The Trust and Buick association stuck but I lost what it was all about. @Trust-marketing-dude: Could you please come over to the comment section and explain once more what's so cool about the new jello fork? This time with powerpoint presentation and press-kit please.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Well, I think Trust was comparing the Trust fork to a Porsche, and conventional telescopic forks to Buick. And, for the record, Buick has made some noteworthy cars - such as the Grand National. But, ya, in general, they have a reputation as a soft, ill-handling funny smelling car for your grandparents to drive around.
  • 1 0
 @pinhead907: You're sure? I'll have to look up his comment but I recall he literally claimed it was a shit fork. I think he confused all of us bicycle wrenchers who may understand bicycles but don't know a thing about cars.
  • 3 0
 @landscapeben: It's in relation to the TRUST FORK review on here a day or so ago where the marketing fool compared a regular telescopic fork to a Buick and the Trust fork to a Porsche, read the review and you'll get why Trust is getting so much shit thrown their way, even on none related stories.
  • 4 0
 @scoobaru: Gwins fork is “Not your Fathers Buick”*

* this was a Buick add campaign. Not sure it changed anyone’s mind. But remember, Buick’s are sweet for cruising Kansas flatlands with no turns. They suck for corners. But go straight and slow real nice.
  • 1 0
 Are Buicks "Thwangy" or "Squooushy?"
  • 3 0
 Must be a GNX!
  • 2 0
 @whitebullit: Actually no, the 959 was built as a Group B car, but was too late to the party, by the time Porsche had finished it, Group B was banned, so the obvious next step was Dakar. Also in 86’ it raced Le Mans but renamed the 961, it came 7th overall. 1st in its class. I’d say that makes it a successful car.
  • 1 0
 @MonsterTruck: “not your fathers Oldsmobile” .
  • 2 0
 @deadtime: correct thanks. But really, is there a difference?
  • 1 0
 @Cord1: im sorry, the 959 was built for the dakar my friend, by the time they built the car group b was over so they switched their main focus to the paris-dakar. in fact the first year the "959" entered not a single one actually finished, the original paris-dakar 959 winner everyone remembers was actually a 911 converted to AWD dubbed the 953, that was a year before the official 959 was finished.
  • 1 0
 @whitebullit: Cord1 is right, 959 was build to compete in group B, but there were few mostly cost related delays that caused it not being homologated till Group B was banned for good.
  • 1 0
 @whitebullit: Originally the 959 was designed and built for Gruppe B, but it didn't make it in time. They converted it for Paris-Dakar. It didn't participate much in road racing, but did win it's class (7th overall) in 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • 1 0
 @whitebullit: There were 953, but there were also a 959 variants.
  • 1 0
 @landscapeben: @landscapeben: Ironically the Buick GNX was taken under the engineering wing of McLaren in the late 80's and was faster than that era of Corvettes.
  • 2 0
 @astrofusion: Ok Dang, faster than the F40 just blew my mind! If only it had better styling to go with all that muscle!!!
  • 116 1
 I'm going to side with popular belief on this one. That is indeed a bike
  • 9 1
 #hottake
  • 14 0
 Big if true
  • 13 2
 He still rides? Thought he hung it all up and got into building miniature railway models.
  • 4 1
 @PocoBoho: I thought Gwin retired to his Château in the hills...glad to see he's still wide open!
  • 1 0
 You shut your mouth, there's no way to proof that is a bike.
  • 77 3
 can definitely fit a bottle in that badboy
  • 29 2
 Megatower with dual crown.
  • 2 4
 A bottle, a spare tube, little pump, and maybe some shot blocks. These new enduro bikes can fit a lot.
  • 2 0
 And a whole bunch of bananas!
  • 3 1
 The difficulty is keeping it there when the bikes being ridden at Gwarp speed!
  • 2 0
 yeah sure his body could fit it but i wonder if Gwin would appreciate it
  • 69 9
 It's uncanny how often Intense hit upon the same ideas as Santa Cruz with their "redesigns"
  • 33 1
 @honourablegeorge you claiming a new "looks like a V10" meme?
  • 23 14
 it was actually the other way around before
  • 16 2
 @AlexSplode: #lookslikeav10
  • 29 3
 if you look further back in mtb history, intense and santa cruz have always had collaborations; i think they jointly designed/implemented the VIrtual Pivot Point (VPP)
  • 29 0
 @mrkamot: this is correct. Santa Cruz bought the patent from Outland and licensed it to Intense with, from what I understand, full access to what Intense was working with on the patent and their R&D bikes.

Also, if you search Shawn Palmer intense proto, He had a low shock mount proto at Fontana in 2015 or 16, well before we saw anything official from Santa Cruz. So really, Intense and SC have always been working off each other's bikes since the first Spider/Blur they came out with.
  • 10 0
 @kiddlivid: +1 to this. We saw palmer ripping around Reno and Tahoe on a 160-170 trail bike with a lower mounted shock in raw alloy for the last several years. We were working on it in our shop at least a full year before the Nomad came out (yes I do realize the V10 has been around for many years but so have the Intense Mseries bikes). It very much resembled the prototype that Isabeau was riding at the end of last season in the EWS. I would definitely argue that they have been co-developed rather than cat chasin mouse.
  • 3 0
 @kiddlivid: the Santa Cruz Driver 8, made from 2009 to 2011, was the first Santa Bike to incorporate the lower link VPP design. I have one and it is a 26 great bike.
  • 1 0
 @sriracha: other than the V10. The driver 8 was more mini V10 than trail bike. It was rad AF though.
  • 4 0
 @sriracha: The first Santa Cruz with a lower link-driven shock was the first Gen V-10 in 2002, followed the next year by the Intense M3. #NERD
  • 2 0
 @jmc361: Yeah, I got it twisted. I should've known, since I had a V-10 before owning the Driver 8.
The Driver 8 is rad and beefy. Four bearings in the lower link. That anodized Sun Kissed Orange color looks crazy in the sun.
  • 1 0
 Gwin to win on a v10?!
  • 2 0
 @mrkamot: yes. wenever someone mocks me about my M9 i just say its a v10 with an ugly paint
  • 2 0
 @AngusG:
Tell them the intense is just the US made version instead of the Chinese made version
  • 1 0
 @alexisfire: hadnt thought ov that
  • 46 0
 All is well with ... now that Gwin seen going 200mph on a DH bike again.
  • 2 0
 Funny thing is he is cruising....

That’s my local trail, telonics, and someone like Gwin would double the slo mo section...well brendog did at least.

They make shit look super smooth but damn doubling that at speed is super gnarly
  • 31 0
 maybe this bike takes him back to the podium
  • 36 0
 Hope so! Always fun to watch Gwin when he’s at his best.
  • 12 3
 I hear that but also think Gwin tends to get himself on the podium regardless of the bike.
  • 9 2
 Had podium on intense, 5th at leogang. Also interesting, has podium on Yeti, Trek, Specialized, YT and Intense
  • 42 11
 I strongly dislike how the podium includes 4th and 5th... feels like the “participation” ribbon I got at track and field in grade 4.
  • 12 3
 @crash-brother: 5 positions is 12.5% of the field. In my mind at that level that is no "participation ribbon".
  • 10 5
 @crash-brother: I got a participation trophy once.....then my dad smashed it and said I didn’t deserve it. I earned my trophy’s after that!
  • 16 7
 @crash-brother: couldn’t disagree more. It’s such a cool and unique aspect of mountain biking. Especially at the elite level. Gives exposure to the top people in the sport, especially considering what some of the lower ranked folks get paid. If they have a good race and sneak into 5th that’s a podium which is just so rad for them. I think it’s b.s. that the EWS decided to only do a top 3.
  • 3 0
 an old sage (mike dominguez) once told me; "it doesn't matter what bike you ride..."
  • 7 1
 @crash-brother: why give anything to second and third? They're losers too.
  • 2 1
 @pcmxa Haha. 2nd Place is the first loser!
  • 10 1
 @pcmxa: "You're either first or last" - Ricky Bobby
  • 2 0
 @willycoolman: It's not 12.5%, it's 6.25%. 80 men qualify.
  • 6 1
 Lol a f*ckin participation trophy... come on. I’m sure the sponsors push it to get their names up there but if you’re doing anything to be up on a podium at that level it’s something.
  • 2 0
 @loam33: as he flipped his penny farthing on a pebble...
  • 2 0
 @Mallet21: "If you're not first, you're last."
  • 5 0
 @scotttherider: Damn your dad sounds harsh! Gotta let my kids read this when they say I’m critical.
  • 1 1
 @willycoolman: 12% of the field should be on the podium though?
  • 1 0
 @MagneirMedia: Wrong, this rule changed in the last few years. It's now 60 +/- protected riders in a UCI mens World Cup race.
  • 16 1
 Hi, soon-to-be-released bike! See your first-look tomorrow!
  • 21 1
 Full review tomorrow.
  • 8 1
 Is that Laguna? I remember Peaty ripping down that spot in an old Sprung movie.
  • 11 36
flag motorusty2 (Jan 23, 2020 at 17:02) (Below Threshold)
 Yup, that's the upper part of the Telonix DH. That run's a proper test track!
  • 24 4
 @motorusty2: no need to name off illegal trails...plz dont thx
  • 5 25
flag vondur (Jan 23, 2020 at 18:49) (Below Threshold)
 @jrocksdh: Telonics is used so much now days I don’t think the rangers care. I see hikers on it frequently.
  • 16 1
 @vondur: wrong, and very bad logic.
they actually placed a couple closed signs and ticketed several thought '19.
riders took down the signs obviously.
show some respect(to any illegal trail by not naming it) common sense
  • 7 0
 @jrocksdh: @jrocksdh: Thank you my good man... a rare voice of reason. I find it amazing how people like to shit where they eat... or where someone else does.
  • 12 9
 @jrocksdh: So, the disrespect lies in naming a trail rather than in riding said trail in the first place? Ok, got it. Thanks.
  • 15 0
 Absolutely not. There is no such trail in Laguna. And I have never ridden it more than 100 times. Usually a LOT faster than that though - if it existed, which it doesn't.
  • 13 2
 @motorusty2: listen, we all poach trails and always have. Precious little choice in that regard given the level of hate that MTB riders have been subjected to over the years. But blasting closed/illegal trail names out on an international forum falls under the heading of “poor form” to say the least. If you know the name of said trail then just answer the question via a private message.
  • 2 1
 Illegal MTB trail, yes.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: you got it. ride, maybe do some water maintenance, fix a berm, and don't post in socials.
  • 6 0
 I'm wondering if Intense is going to use that susp style on their enduro bikes too. They're up for a big redesign later this year.... Thoughts/guesses?
  • 5 0
 They already had one the last two ews races
  • 3 0
 Well this is a shot of a prototype enduro from last season..looks like the same shock design as Gwins bike.

m.pinkbike.com/photo/17797711
  • 1 0
 @kiddlivid: True. I saw Isabeau riding one. Wondering if they will make it out to production bikes this year...
  • 9 3
 Another Legend variation, its nice to see some more companies getting the idea where to place a shock. It only took ages after Banshee
  • 2 1
 A lot of other bike companies have been doing a lower link/slammed shock design, of varying designs and platforms. Not just banshee. Commencal, Corsair, GT(and their variants from Mongoose and Schwinn), Evil, DeVinci, Polygon and on and on and on. I don't know if Banshee did it first or if one of the others did but it would be hard to make an argument stick that one did vs the other.
  • 5 0
 *meanwhile Giant*
  • 9 2
 Are we going to see made in the USA alloy versions though. Intense made the best looking bikes ever before they went carbon.
  • 5 3
 Funny, Yeti has their best-looking bike since they went carbon...
  • 1 0
 @cool3: yeah it’s like yeti and intense have swapped places.
  • 4 1
 Deep in a Ridemonkey forum thread, the guy who is making tantrum bikes said he had approached them to make his frames. Apparently, due to new California regulations of some sort, Intense had to stop mass manufacturing of frames and they were selling off all their equipment to do it so they couldn't help him. That was one of the reasons they stopped.
  • 7 1
 @kiddlivid: yeah they always have to come up with an excuse when anyone outsources to China.
  • 7 3
 @thenotoriousmic California has a solid history of over regulation in several industries. Sometimes for the good, but often too much red tape and it ends up killing of the small guys like Intense.
  • 6 2
 @thenotoriousmic: Intense didn't say this publicly, this was another industry person. Licensing, re-tooling and inspections when dealing with environmental regulations can be impossibly expensive for small company's which Intense very much is.

Turner and a few other California company's have all gone carbon as well due to manufacturing in the area drying up.
  • 6 0
 @thenotoriousmic: I don’t think the Intense frame designs look bad... it’s their paint jobs.
  • 3 4
 @cool3: wrong ! When they were still doing alloy they had amazing DH bikes, now they only have lame enduro bikes made of plastic.
  • 3 0
 @Balgaroth: To each his own. I loved their DH bikes, but the latest generations of carbon bikes since the SB66c are amazingly good-looking and among the best riding IMO. And they do not make "enduro" bikes only: SB100 is an XC/Backcountry bike, SB130 and SB140 are trail-oriented. Only the bigger ones, like the SB150 and SB165 can be considered as enduro bikes.
  • 4 0
 @Balgaroth: to be fair, I'm an intense fan and have owned a few but when they had alloy frames sure they looked good but at least the back ends on the carbon bikes are straight. And my tracer is way more composed in the rough than the pre- M9 bikes ever were.
  • 2 1
 @TheR: well they just look like any other bike now made in the same factory in China as all the others no doubt. The prototype for the m29 jack Moir was riding looked amazing and looking at his results rode better as well.
  • 1 0
 @bman33: yep, times are changing. Companies are moving out of red tape places, specifically California in droves. TX and the SouthEast are the new hotness.
  • 1 0
 @TheR: Yes!!!!! Their current paint jobs, except the grey/red Sniper T, are all looking like Stevie Wonder did the colour combos.
  • 5 0
 Hopefully something with more aggressive rearward travel and a sneaky idler just above the chainring Smile
  • 10 7
 This is proof it's all crap when a rider joins a team and says it's the best bike they have rode.. only 1 year for gwin on the m29 frame and it's getting a whole new re design... it must not have been that great then.
  • 30 0
 It’s almost like he’s paid to sell bikes.
  • 7 1
 i can tell you the m29 is one hell of a bike you can always build it better and imporove santa cruz is doing the same thing plus jeff steber loves to build new stuff always trying somthing new
  • 5 1
 Because no company has ever changed or evolved their designs, ever?
  • 6 2
 @TheR: it's a complete frame design after a year or two... usually it's around every 4 years.
  • 1 0
 @andydhteam: When it’s time, it’s time, I guess.
  • 3 0
 I prefer the brook MacDonald approach with the Atherton designed GT fury. Actively try to get out of your contract lol
  • 1 0
 Great can always be better
  • 6 0
 Looks like a V10
  • 2 0
 All the secrets of last years bike got leaked, when the Edinburgh bike thieves got his, to poach the r and d. The thieves got two bags of weed and some haribo, instead of the usual one.
  • 1 0
 @Trialsmeister: Wait? Who’s stolen bike are you referring to? Gwin’s? I don’t remember that story. Gwin might have a bag of gummy bears stashed in his vehicle but I hardly think you’d ever find weed in there. Gwin’s hardly known for his partying.
  • 1 0
 @fattyheadshok:
www.pinkbike.com/news/aaron-gwins-race-bike-stolen-in-edinburgh.html


Sorry, meant the thieves swapped Gwin's bike for gummis and weed. Not insinuating the rider had this. At all!
  • 1 0
 @Trialsmeister: oh that’s funny they stole Gwin’s bike but forgot to take their weed and gummis with them. Brilliant.
  • 2 1
 I believe most of Intense’s aluminum prototypes are welded up still by an old welder from Intense who now runs Stasi Cycles. He welded up the aluminum rear end last year for Gwin to be able to run 27.5 rear tires.
  • 2 0
 Jeff Steber who started Intense is the guy who does all the prototype welding!
  • 1 0
 @gonzocycle: you might want to double check on that. I know Steber can weld, but I also know there’s actual video of Stasi Cycles welding up Gwin’s swing arm and another prototype Intense frame on Stasi Cycles Instagram.
  • 1 0
 @LittleDominic: ...well, this is quoted straight from Gwins Instagram, he mentions Steber and not the other guy

“We made it to World Champs! ????????Starting practice on the new ride today. Had some meetings with the @intensecycles team after Andorra and decided to try a few tweaks on the #m29. @jeffsteber got this thing welded up and built in about a month. We got everything put together last week and I was able to ride it 3 days before we arrived here. So far I’m really liking it, excited to get it on this beast of track for practice later today and continue learning. Big thanks to my whole team for workin so hard to make this happen. Ya never know until ya try! ????‍???? @juanhall

–@aarongwin1”
  • 2 0
 Figures. He was never settled on his bike last year. Constantly switching between a large and x-large. This might be the spark that re-ignites his dominance.
  • 4 10
flag jaame (Jan 23, 2020 at 23:59) (Below Threshold)
 Gwin’s dominance ended two years ago.
  • 6 1
 @jaame: You mean the last two years were he had permanent injuries? That can happen to any pro rider. Ups and downs. Maybee his dominance is over, but I would say a healthy Gwin on a redesigned bike (which hopefully suits him better) is still a big contender.
  • 2 0
 @Fraenksen: Yes, he will very possibly be a contender on the new bike. He will not dominate though, or t least I personally think it is very unlikely.

In the life cycle of a pro downhill racer, he is in the decline phase.
  • 4 0
 @jaame: What makes you think so? Just because he isn't French doesn't mean he can't do well every now and then. Wasn't it Clay Porter who wrote off Greg Minnaar back in 2008 or so? He's done decent ever since. Just like Gee and Peaty, he's one of those riders who can be up on time to then crash out or get a mechanical at some point. But it doesn't mean there won't be days where he holds it together and completely smokes the competition. He may still be carrying injuries but if he doesn't, I think he could do well. I mean, 'Murrica and all that. We'll just wait and see. I wouldn't be surprised to see it get all mixed up this season.
  • 3 1
 @vinay: I don’t think he will win multiple races in a season again, I don’t think he will win by 5+ seconds again, and I don’t think he will win the overall again. Just like Gee. He won’t either.

I would love Gwin to win the world champs though. He deserves that win as part of his legacy.
  • 3 0
 @jaame: Gwin might be pretty motivated because he just build a gigantic multi-million dollar house that he may have to pay for. Wink
  • 1 0
 @tacklingdummy: I thought those wooden houses out in east LA were pretty affordable?
  • 2 0
 Gwin seems to rip no matter what bike he's on, but that said, seems he hasn't really jived yet on Intense, maybe this (and injury free) will put him back in contention.
  • 5 2
 good god are those rotors or hula hoops?!
  • 4 1
 220 is the new 203? (Also, someone bust out the photoshop and measure those rotors and the compare them to the wheels so we can confirm the mulletness [or lack thereof])

Edited for typos
  • 1 0
 @dolface: definitely a mullet. The second screenshot confirms it.
  • 6 2
 Intense AF
  • 3 0
 Reminds me of a Megatower! Looks like a water bottle can fit inside lol
  • 4 1
 Its a nomad on steriods. A Snomad.
  • 3 0
 Spottrd Prototype GRIM Doughnut
  • 2 0
 "Looks like a YT" .... that could only be a good thing for him, maybe he can start winning a race or two again Razz
  • 1 0
 I would go for 1 or 2 clicks off on high speed compression on fork, but I think Gwin knows what works for going fast as Fuss!
  • 7 5
 I think Gwin might be a big reality check for the others this season
  • 18 3
 He will be top 5 in many races maybe but I dont think he is gonna be a reality check for the young Frenchies.
  • 8 11
 He lives close enough to LA, so it shouldn't be hard for him to find a rejuvenation doctor to get treated for his low testosterone and growth hormone. He'll be back on top before you know it
  • 2 0
 dh is all time these days, super competitive
  • 1 0
 I seem to remember a very similar comment about a year ago...
  • 4 3
 @betsie: I think the young Frenchies are going to be a reality check for all the Gwin fanbois. New bike or not, Gwinning as a verb is over.
  • 1 0
 So that talk, "looks like my last bikes didn't have rear suspension" was just for the picture
  • 2 0
 I wonder if he will finally beat Lopes on that trail (that doesn't exist).
  • 1 1
 Full gas, that feeling of not touching the brakes for a few drops is amazing, adrenaline rush better than a hit of bomb crack or great meth.
  • 1 0
 Bike looks like it takes hits well, just have to wait 2 months for how fast, can not wait!
  • 2 0
 One of my favorite trails \m/
  • 1 1
 Intense's 29er DH frame has been out of stock for around a year. People poke fun at YT for not having bikes in stock . But Intense is taking this to a whole new level.
  • 5 0
 2019 M29 Frame size medium available. 2020 M29 frames all sizes in stock: intensecycles.com/collections/downhill/products/m29-factory-frame-and-shock

Also available to order at your local INTENSE dealer.
  • 2 0
 Pretty sure you don't know how to use a computer. Theyve had m l and xl almost all year.
  • 1 0
 This new one is called the Compensator to go with the gun naming strategy, right?
  • 1 1
 When was the M29 offered for sale? 2019 only I think? Could be a short retail lifespan.
  • 2 0
 2018 and now its 2020 so were at 2 years already
  • 1 0
 @freeridejerk888: Ahh cool, and who knows could be a year+ of development before next iteration.
  • 2 1
 They dug out the old "2951". Bring back J.D!!
  • 4 3
 Looks like is has 28.99 er' wheels.
  • 2 1
 Based on the color, his helmet might be aluminum also....
  • 2 1
 I wonder if designing a new bike is automatically in his contract?
  • 3 2
 Sweet!! Love to see Gwin do well!!
  • 2 0
 Gwin back on a session
  • 1 0
 Looks like a fast bicycle to me
  • 2 0
 Looks like a V10
  • 2 0
 Intense v10?
  • 1 0
 Looks like a Bronson ... on steroids
  • 1 0
 Header sounds like PornHub.
  • 1 0
 Bernard Kerr needs to go and double up some of those rock slabs...
  • 1 0
 gwin on a coil shock, didn‘t see that comin Smile
  • 1 0
 Shouldn’t they be redesigning his thumb first?
  • 1 0
 Banshee ahead of the times with the legend I see
  • 1 0
 Looks like a se... no wait looks like a Tues actually?
  • 1 0
 You go Aaron Gwin can't wait to see you race again.
  • 4 4
 That looks a lot like the V10
  • 5 6
 HMMM... Looks familiar, kinda like a Megatower reigncarnated into a DH bike.
  • 1 0
 951
  • 1 1
 This gonna be a good year.
  • 1 1
 No bottle, not impressed.
  • 1 0
 LOokS leiK a BeiK !
  • 1 1
 Yep, V10 copy by the looks of things. Should be awesome!! Go Gwin!!
  • 1 0
 Damn, that was intense!
  • 1 1
 Is it me or is that rear shock locked out?
  • 1 1
 It looks like a Santa Cruz
  • 1 0
 Looks like a santacruz
  • 1 0
 Looks like a bike
  • 1 3
 Looks like the Transition tr11 but the shock is being driven off the lower link, also similar to the Nomad
  • 2 3
 Looks pretty comfortable on it already. ????
  • 2 2
 although ive seem him huck that entire section before.
  • 2 3
 noooo the current m29 is such a hot, unique looking bike!!
  • 6 3
 Then again, it'll look good on the monthly online deals post...
  • 2 3
 Commencal Supreme V2 says what?
  • 1 1
 Socom or Uzzi?
  • 2 2
 Looks like YT TUES!!!
  • 2 2
 A Nomad with a Fox 40?
  • 1 1
 LOOKS LIKE A NOMAD
  • 1 3
 Looks like A combination of an M9 and 951 EVO
  • 1 3
 Where is that? Near temecula?
  • 1 3
 Yes, in So Cal.
  • 5 4
 it's illegal trail so no need to name it publicly, although it's world famous.
  • 5 1
 "These are not the trails you are looking for." "Move along."
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