Intense 951 Series | 2 New Affordable Rides

Intense has unveiled its new affordable 951 Series with the Sniper XC bike and Primer Trail bike. Each frame is outfitted with a spec to keep that pricing low. The 951 branding is placed front and center for maximum visibility, calling attention to where it all began for Intense Cycles.

Intense 951 series
Intense 951 Trail
Intense 951 series
Intense 951 XC

They are Intense through and through featuring foundational build kits. Confidence inspiring, the 951 Series is aimed at those that are new to mountain biking or just looking for a quality frame with a great trail ready component build.

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Intense 951 Trail

The Intense 951 Trail carries a more affordable spec than the Intense Primer Trail bike. It is built with the same carbon frame, 29 inch wheels, 140mm rear wheel travel, and a 150mm fork up front.

Intense 951 series

The Trail is outfitted with a Fox Rhythm 36 Float and Fox Performance Float DPX2 3 position shock (Open, Trail, Lock-out). The drivetrain comes as a SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed, and Slate T4 brakes from TRP running 180mm rotors front and rear. The Trail boasts a wheelset complete with KENDA Regolith 29” x 2.40”, Intense Hubs, and DT Swiss, and WTB.

Intense 951 series

Intense 951 Trail has a long, slack geometry making for a solid descender. The flip-chip gives the Trail the option for a high or low setting. Low running at 65.1 degree head tube angle, and can be quickly changed out to 65.7 degrees high setting. Flip that chip to dial the 951 Trail for the day’s ride.

951 Trail Specification Details

  • Wheels: 29″
  • Frame: Carbon
  • Travel: 140mm (rear) / 150mm (fork)
  • Head Tube Angle: 65.7 degrees
  • Seat Tube Angle: 75 degrees
  • Reach: 450mm (medium)
  • Weight: 31 lbs 10oz (with tubes)
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Color: Grey
  • Price: $3,699 USD

Intense 951 XC

The Intense 951 XC bike is running the same carbon frame as the Intense Sniper XC bike, with 29 inch wheels, 120mm of travel.

Intense 951 series

The 951 XC is for riders who are looking for pedaling efficiency and a geometry dialed for climbing. The 66.4 degree head angle and 72.8 degree seat tube angle, provide that setup ready to take on the hills. This bike gets the Fox Rhythm 34 Float. 120mm Travel. Grip Damper – Sweep Adjust, and the Fox Performance Float DPS 3-position (Open, Trail, Lock-out) Shock.

Intense 951 series

With 120mm travel, the 951 XC boasts the KENDA Regolith 29” x 2.20” tires, Intense Hubs, DT Swiss, and WTB. Brakes are TRP Slate T4 Calipers and Levers, Front and Rear, with TRP 180mm Front and 160mm Rear. The drivetrain comes with SRAM NX Eagle 12sp, SRAM NX Eagle 32t. ST. 170mm. (S), 175mm. (M, L, XL).

951 XC Specification Details

  • Wheelset 29″
  • Frame: Carbon
  • Travel: 120mm
  • Head Tube Angle: 66.4 degrees
  • Seat Tube Angle: 72.8 degrees
  • Reach: 433mm (medium)
  • Weight: 28 lbs 4 oz (with tubes)
  • Sizes S, M, L, XL
  • Color: Silver
  • Price: $3,699 USD

Intense 951 Series Derived

The 951 Series came from the original Intense 951 with world cup geometry. Check it out here.


Both bikes in the 951 Series retail for $3699, over $2000 less than the least expensive Sniper T and Primer models. Intense is directing the series to riders looking to get into the sport of mountain biking, and get more riders outside in nature. More riders need to discover the benefits this sport can bring. The Trail and XC models will be shipping at some point early August 2021.

Southern California Roots

The 951 Series is named after the Southern California area code where INTENSE was founded and the county that it is still based in today. The Southern California region has always been INTENSE’s home, allowing us to ride year around, and continue to be inspired to build new and innovative product for our riders. Whether you are new to mountain biking or just looking for a quality frame with a great trail ready component package, our 951 Series of complete bikes are waiting for you.

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