Exclusive First Look: Intense 275 M9
The Suspension Center World Cup Team of Lew Buchanan, Joe Connell, Miriam Ruchti, Lars Peyer and Joel Andrey will be riding the new Intense 275 M9 for the 2013 World Cup race season!
(Just incase you’re confused by the numbers 275 or 27.5 is the same as 650b, the in between wheel size from 26 and 29)
Jeff Steber, head honcho at Intense, just sent us a spy shot of a fully built up Intense 275 M9 (tastefully shot against the famous Intense factory wall). Intense will just be supplying the team with the frame, but it will be interesting to see what fork the Suspension Center Team chooses to use since they’re sponsored by Fox. For tyres the team are covered by Schwalbe who already make a good 27.5 (I still want to call it 650b) rubber hoop, the Hans Dampf.
But as the industry is developing more 27.5 products, wheels, forks and tyres it’s making more sense for frame manufactures to develop the bikes. Intense already make two 27.5 bikes, the Carbine and Tracer.
This is the second prototype of the 275 M9.