We also worked closely with RockShox on a protoype 29” downhill fork and metric Super Deluxe WC Coil shocks; ENVE on prototype downhill wheels; and Maxxis, transferring DH proven treads to 29-compatible tyres.
In timed-run testing over various terrains, switching from the 27.5 to 29er prototypes made team riders three to five seconds faster. The performance advantage was made even clearer after Jack Moir took second at the DH World Cup in Fort William aboard a 29er test bike.
Over the rest of the season, Jeff and the team worked on translating those hand-welded prototypes into a sleek carbon rig worthy of Intense’s legendary quality.
Working in collaboration with Cesar Rojo and Cero Design, the final M29 brings together the best of the proven alloy prototypes into a beautiful, aggressive and innovative design that truly upholds the racing legacy of the M-series.