Gear Preview: Intense Cycles Launches The 2009 Uzzi

Intense Cycles is starting 2009 with a flurry of new-bike activity as they have announced two new bikes in the last month. 2009 promises to be the most exciting year ever at Intense Cycles as Intense’s owner, Jeff Steber, continues to innovate his line of made-in-the-USA mountain bikes. Hot on the heels of the new Tracer VP trail bike and Spider 2 XC/enduro machine, comes the new 2009 Intense Uzzi. Over the last year, all of the Santa Cruz and Intense VPP bikes have undergone significant changes and now the UZZI gets its turn.

The new Uzzi will feature the 2nd generation VPP suspension design for unmatched pedaling efficiency, angular contact bearings and grease fittings for maintenance, ISCG05/Hammerschmidt compatibility and a proprietary Easton EA6X tubeset. In addition, the Uzzi will have adjustable travel from 6.5 –7 inches with an air shock and 7-7.5 inches with a coil. The Uzzi will also be the first Intense to feature the new G3 dropout. The G3 has three settings, which will adjust wheelbase, bottom bracket height and head angle.