That bike is “Intense”
951 EVO DVO
Both Intense and DVO are Southern California companies with a serious passion for downhill racing. Intense has a rich heritage in gravity racing that dates back to the world’s
fastest racers, including John Tomac, Sam Hill, Brian Lopes, Chris
Kovarik, Shaun Palmer and too many more to name.
DVO sprang from the Marzocchi team when the company went
through serious changes in 2012 and the lead design team decided to split and start its own venture. The DVO EVO is built from
stock parts from Intense and DVO components, and looks more
like a carefully built custom rig than a stock model. Intense plans
to make this a “Special,” but not “Limited,” Edition, meaning as
long as you’ve got room on your platinum card, one of these beauties can be yours.
WHO IS IT MADE FOR?
The 951 has long been the race bike that’s capable of daily-driver duties in the bike park. The long-travel frame sports a
geometry that’s not as aggressive as Intense’s flagship race bike,
but still feels new-school enough to hang with the gravity-junkie
bikes if piloted by a skilled rider.
WHAT IS IT MADE FROM?
The 951 is built from aluminum and is 100-percent made in
the USA—from the welds of the tubes to the CNC machining on
the dropouts, rocker and hardware, even down to the cardboard
box it ships in. This is as close to a 100-percent ’merican-built
downhill sled as we can think of. The bike also features oversized
pivot bearings throughout, a 12x150-millimeter rear axle, threaded
bottom bracket shell, tapered head tube, and custom graphics to
match the “green with envy” DVO components. The suspension
design is Intense’s take on the Virtual Pivot Point Generation 2
platform, which uses upper and lower links to achieve the 8. 5
inches of rear-wheel travel. Intense also updated to 27.5-inch
wheels, improved leverage rates, and includes a bold new graphics