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 - New Mountain Bike

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 soon)

2009 Intense Uzzi VP - 3G Dropout Design

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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