Intense M29 Downhill Mountain Bike - Elite


£5,999.00 Regular price

Leading the charge for 29er DH bikes, the M29 has been a decade in the making. Prototyped on the DH World Cup circuit and perfected in collaboration with Cesar Rojo and Cero Design, it's as striking in looks as it is blisteringly fast on the race course. It's the ultimate 29er downhill race bike, built on the 25-year legacy of our legendary M-series line-up.

The M29 Elite offers everything you need to go fast over the toughest courses in the world. The stunningly beautiful World-Cup level SL frame frame is finished to the highest possible standard in gloss red and black and features monocoque uni-directional carbon front and rear triangles.

When it comes to spec, we've chosen some of the finest DH components on the market. The new 200mm travel RockShox Boxxer World Cup 29” fork, 208mm travel RockShox Super Deluxe Coil shock, DT Swiss FR 1950 wheels and SRAM drivetrain will see you through both racing and gnarly days of training on the mountain.

The high-performance suspension will be tuned specifically for you by our own Intense mechanics so you can get straight out on your new bike and ride with confidence.

Built for DH racing
200mm front, 208mm rear travel
RockShox Boxxer World Cup 29” fork
RockShox Super Deluxe Coil shock
SRAM GX / X01 7-speed drivetrain
Shimano XT brakes

M29 INNOVATIONS

  • A true ground-up 29er performance downhill race bike
  • Designed and prototyped on the DH World Cup series
  • Beautiful carbon monocoque frame design
  • Proven at the top of the sport by Jack Moir
  • Used by Intense Racing UK team
  • Features the Rockshox Boxxer 29er-specific fork

null

M29 – VISION TO REALITY

The M29 is the perfect example of innovation through racing – ideas tested and proven at mountain biking’s highest level becoming available to all riders. That’s the heart and soul of Intense: racing is our true north.

In the case of the M29, the gestation period has been a long one. Intense founder Jeff Steber was protoyping DH 29er frames back in 2009 with the 2951. While the bike was raced by Intense athletes, with extremely limited wheel, tyre and fork support at the time the bike never made it into production.

With the bike industry finally catching up to Jeff’s vision, the project came back to life. Intense Factory Racing veterans Jack Moir and Dean Lucas were asked to ride the 2017 World Cup season on new, unproven, one-off 29ers – the product of Jeff and the R&D team’s late-night number crunching, 3D-modelling and prototype welding.
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.

VIDEO

Check out VitalMTB's look at the M29 FRO of Intense Factory Racing's Dean Lucas plus more on the M29's development from Intense's own Chappy Fiene and Jeff Steber.

+3

We've teamed up with +3 to offer the first 6 riders to order an M29 a free day of bike setup and trail training.

+3 gets you into your best ever place as a rider through a comprehensive day-long programme of bespoke bike setup, riding technique coaching and strength and fitness instruction.

The +3 team will take you through front and rear tyre pressure, fork tokens, shock adjustment, weight distribution, bar width, grip circumference – basically all aspects of your setup to help you get the most out of your new Intense.

Changes to setup are then tested on the trails to give you a better understanding of how setup affects riding. Then it's onto riding technique coaching – suited to you as a rider from simple moves to more complex speed-building techniques.

Finally, the day turns to a strength and fitness masterclass from Alan Milway, a coach who's worked with the best in the sport including Danny Hart, the Athertons, Manon Carpenter, Brendan Fairclough and Intense Racing UK's Joe Breeden.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT +3

FULL SPECIFICATION

FRAME M29 SL monocoque uni-directional carbon front and tear triangles, internal shift and brake routing, integrated BB and chainstay flack guard protectors
FORK RockShox Boxxer World Cup 29”, 200mm (Boxxer Red)
SHOCK RockShox Super Deluxe Coil, 250x70mm (Spring Rate, Medium 450lb, Large 500lb, XL 550lb)
WHEELS DT Swiss FR 1950 rims, 32 hole, on DT Swiss 240 20x110mm front, 12x157mm rear six-bolt hubs and DT Swiss Competition spokes
TYRES Maxxis Minion DHF, 60TPI, three compound wire bead DH casing, 29x2.5WT front, 2.4WT rear wide-tread tyres
SHIFTERS SRAM GX 7-speed trigger
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X01 DH, 7 speed
CRANK Truvativ Descendant 165mm, 36T
CASSETTE SRAM XG-795 10-24T, 7 speed
CHAIN SRAM PC1110, 11 speed
CHAIN GUIDE E13 LG1+
BOTTOM BRACKET BSA (threaded), 83 mm
SADDLE Fabric Radius Elite
SEATPOST Intense Alloy Straight
BARS Intense Alloy 800mm
STEM Renthal Integra Direct 45mm
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS49/ZS56.30
BRAKES Shimano XT 4-piston six-bolt hydraulic disc, 203mm front and rear
GRIPS Intense dual lock-on

Please note, specs may change without notice.

SIZING

Picking the perfect size for you depends on your height, leg length and riding style. Start be referring to the chart below. If you're between sizes, we generally suggest sizing up. If you've got any sizing queries, talk to our experts at hello@intense-cycles.co.uk or by calling 01454 550343

GEOMETRY

M29 M L XL
Wheel Base: A 1242mm 1257mm 1298mm
Top Tube Length: B 570.4mm 591mm 625mm
Chain Stay Length: C 456mm 456mm 456mm
Head Tube Length: D 90mm 90mm 115mm
Head Tube Angle: E 63.5° 63.5° 63.5°
Reach: F 435mm 450mm 480mm
Stack: G 610mm 610mm 632mm
BB Height: H 342.7mm 342.7mm 342.7mm
Seat Tube Angle (Effective): I 77° 77° 77°
Seat Tube Angle (Actual): J 67° 67° 67° 67°
Seat Tube Length: K 459mm 459mm 459mm
Standover Height: L 801.8mm 809.57mm 812.4mm
Fork axle to crown: 582mm 582mm 582mm
Lower headset stack height: 4mm 4mm 4mm
Fork offset: 56mm 56mm 56mm
Fork offset: 56mm 56mm 56mm
Trail: 123.45mm 123.45mm 123.45mm
Fork travel: 200mm 200mm 200mm
Rear travel: 208mm 208mm 208mm
Shock size: 250x70mm 250x70mm 250x70mm
Front centre: 787mm 802mm 843mm
BB based on tyre OD: 755mm 755mm 755mm

INTENSE CYCLES UK

UK-based
Real riders right here when you need us, via phone or email.

14-day Ride or Return
Don't love your bike? Send it back within 14 days for a full refund.

Ready to ride extras
Add tubeless setup, spare hangers, pedals and more at the cart page.

Custom setup
Our wrench wizards will tune your bike for your weight and riding style.

FREE toolkit
Each bike comes with this free Intense torque wrench set and shock pump.

FREE delivery
All bikes are shipped totally free by express courier.

COMING SOON

We're expecting stock in January 2019. Get M29 stock updates by subscribing below.
We will use your email address to update you on M29 stock only. You can opt-out by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. Your information will be securely stored in line with our privacy policy.

By signing up here, you won't be added to our general mailing list, but hey, you probably want to be right? Head here to sign up.