Intense/CRC team boss Nigel Page has been drip feeding us news over the past couple of weeks, first we had the line up (Kovarik, Camellini,, then the news about the kit (hand woven merino wool here) and now finally we have bike pictures.

DirtTV will be in South Africa for round 1 of the World Cup, so will be catching up with Nige and the team for the full low down on what's what (technical term). Stay tuned to Dirt for full coverage.

Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Nige says:

"Well after a hectic week of dealing with UPS and customs and Dave (I'm thinking that must be Dave Garland) and Jason (not sure which Jason that is) working around the clock building all our bikes they are finally built and I have to say I have never seen better looking bikes. They look fantastic and most importantly very fast! Chain Reaction Cycles have done a great job of getting our graphics done this year to fit the frames, Clayton at Manitou had us some custom blue Dorado graphics made, Hope have made us the blingest matching team blue brakes with the riders names on the levers.

The Mavic wheel sets just look so trick, the new Easton Havoc 750 bars are wide enough for the new school but with the same great shape of the older bars. The new Intense frames have come out just as we asked. Jeff Steber has made us the best bikes I think Intense have ever built.

After riding for 2 days over the weekend Matt Simmonds said - "The new Intense EVO feels much lighter faster and with the new adjustability we can get the perfect set up on any course"

Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

The New Tazer VP. Designed around the world cup winning geometry, this new design features 80-100mm of adjustable rear wheel travel, a 1.5 headtube and new angular contact bearings with grease ports for ease of maintenance.

If you want one of these machines get a shake on because production will be limited to one batch of frames in April, and will be offered initially in one size and 3 colors.

Contact your local dealer now to get yours in time for race season.

first look at the 2009Crc/Intense downhill team bikes as ridden by Kovarik, Camellini, Simmonds.