For 2008, both Santa Cruz and Intense started introducing the next-generation VPP design. This involved new, more serviceable linkages and revised travel rates. The result has been a vast improvement to one of the most popular suspension designs of our day.
My first love affair with Intense Cycles dates back to Interbike 2001 when I swung a leg over the old Intense Uzzi SLX. Since that time, I’ve spent time on the old Uzzi VPX and the 6.6. Every Intense bike I’ve ridden has been elegantly-executed and well-mannered on the trail. I expect the 2009 Intense Uzzi VP to be nothing less.
2009 Intense Uzzi VP Specs
Looks like this complete re-design will be an outstanding burl-worthy trailbike for those seeking the versatility of an all-mountain machine with the toughness of a freeride bike.
- New, revised VPP design
- Grease fittings for trouble-free maintenance
- Adjustable 7 or 7.5 in. of travel (coil shock) and 6.5 or 7 in. (air shock)
- Easily tweak geometry with 3G dropouts
- 135mm or 150mm rear hub spacing
- ISCG 05 mounts (hello Hammerschmidt!)
- OnePointFive headtube
- Can be built up as 31 lb trailbike or 36 lb+ freeride machine
- MSRP: $2420 (Available at www.wrenchscience.com soon)
More Info: Visit IntenseCycles.com