Intense Cycles, more often than not a market leading and pioneering company were a shade late to the 650 Plus game but oh my haven’t they come up with the goods with this one.
Words: Ieuan Williams Photos: Callum Philpott
With a launch destination based around the Forest of Dean this was one launch that I relished getting involved in. When Intense whisper that a new bike is imminent there is simply a ton load of suspense of what it could be, the promise of something totally new, ground breaking. Sexy.
This is the second of five new releases for the iconic brand this year with this, the all-new Intense A.C.V. (Air Cushioned Vehicle) being the first plus tyre bike from Intense. First impressions are good, and with the name coming from a military based theme, and a paint job and attitude to match it’s set to be one classic, if not alternative bike from Temecula.
This is the first ‘plus’ bike that Intense have developed and there has been some real attention to detail from the dedicated rear stays to the twin sided seat stay for extra strength to compensate for the increased force applied by the extra grip that is produced from the bigger volume rubber.