Intense Cycles “represent all the true, fun-loving, thrill-seeking, adventurous spirit of California”—and they’re not kidding. Intense Cycles manufactures their “machines made by machinists” right out of Temecula, California where “Made in the USA” is a way of life and a matter of pride. Known for their noticeably thick and intensely strong aluminum-welded frames, Intense Cycles also yields a line of carbon-fiber frame bikes that can be used to recreate or for competitions that are “surprisingly nimble.” With names that fit the bikes’ personalities, like the Uzzi, which can pretty much annihilate any mountain trail, or the Spider, which is an award-winning XC bike, you’ll love not only your new ride but also what you call it. In addition, you can pick from some pretty intense, stand-out frame colors like “team green” and “tangerine.”
Intense Cycles creates “a complete line of mountain bikes with an authentic heritage.” Since its inception in 1991, Intense Cycles have become extremely well known and quite popular amongst thrill seekers, especially on the West Coast where the bikes are manufactured and where bike enthusiasts have massive amounts of mountain trails to conquer. With their noticeably thick, hand-welded aluminum frames, big-tire options like 26” and 29” are common, while the wild colors and stand-out logos add to their eye-catching appeal. Built tough for jumps and drops while “keeping the American dream alive,” owner Jeff Steber has spent over 20 years perfecting the art of bike manufacture and is still constantly recreating new bikes each year based on rider feedback. The result? A seriously Intense ride that equals trail precision and more bike riding fun.