There have been rumblings on internet forums for a while now about a replacement for Intense’ 8in travel Socom, and when a few shots made their way onto the internet and were then pulled it seemed that there was indeed something in the works from the boys in Temecula. As it happens the 951 (Temecula’s area code) will not be replacing the Socom but will sit between it and the full bore M6 model.
Specs for the 951 FRO include VPP2 suspension which can be altered to give either 8in or 8.8in of travel, G3 dropouts that allow the bottom bracket height and head angle to be altered, ISCG 05 and an 83mm bottom bracket. Intense say they will be releasing a non-FRO model in the future with non-adjustable dropouts and a traditional, non-monocoque, downtube which will be cheaper. Obviously the most exciting thing for the Intense geeks here in the office is the return of Kawasaki racing green as a colour option. Yum.
More info on the Intense website www.intensecycles.com
Prices are TBC, but when we know we’ll let you know.
*Prices just in: 951 FRO £2249, 951 Standard £1979*