The heir to the M-series throne, the M16 is a world-cup proven downhill racing machine. It is the culmination of decades of R&D that began with it’s famous predecessor, the M1, and has evolved throughout the generations of M.
The result of 25 years of downhill evolution. A work of art.
Downhill enthusiasts and racers looking for the fastest bike on the planet.
The steeper and gnarlier the better.
The Press On The M16
The M16C is billed as a World Cup race machine, but it also worked extremely well in the bike park, where it felt just as at home boosting off the lips of a machine built jump run as it did plowing through the rooty chunder... When it does come time to pedal there's a very efficient feel, with much less pedal bob than you would typically expect from a downhill bike… There's a liveliness to the M16's handling that I hadn't expected, a trait that made it easy to get airborne and transfer from one side of the trail to the other at a moment's notice… The M16C is a fitting successor to the M-Series throne, a formidable machine that's capable of everything from bike park laps to full-on downhill racing... a bike that I'd imagine almost any downhill rider would be happy to own.
Mike Kazimer PinkbikeRead the Full Review
In hard cornering situations, we felt like we could really drive the bike into the berm without loosing stability, rewarding us with additional speed…If you're a rider who demands the absolute most out of their bike, not only in terms of flat-out performance but with looks and materials too, then the M16C is a bike you should definitely put on your short list... Intense has continued to carry on their legacy of making the M-Series a top contender when it comes to a full-blown downhill race bike, one that loves going fast and tackling the nastiest of terrain.
Fred Robinson VitalMTBRead the Full Review
Make no mistake, the Intense M16 is a race oriented machine with World Cup pedigree. Despite its race derived DNA, its surprisingly versatile… For the majority of our testing, we tuned the bike for bike park style jump trails (because our backyard is Santa Cruz), but by increasing the high speed and dialing down the low speed rebound, the M16 felt composed on the gnarliest of rock sections… What impressed us most however was how the bike remained stable while still being maneuverable. The ultra stiff frame offers incredibly precise steering, which allows the front and rear wheel end to be placed wherever needed… To summarize, the new Intense M16 is fast as hell, easy on the eyes, and shockingly versatile.
Saris Mercanti MTBRRead the Full Review