Intense Cycles recently announced a new flagship for 2011, this model is called the M9-FRO. This is Intense Cycles world cup downhill racing bike, and FRO stands for “For Race Only”.
2011 Intense Cycles M9-FRO has been in development for sometime, by the design, engineering team, and world cup racers, who are Matt Simmonds, Ruaridh Cunningham, Claire Buchar, Chris Kovarik, Matti Lehikoinen, and Emmeline Ragot. As you can see, the team using the M9 FRO is ranked number 1.
The Intense 2011 M9 FRO features adjustable travel of 8.5″, 9″, and 9.5″, with adjustable geometry, progression, and shock curve, 150mmx12mm rear axle only, a new G3 replaceable, adjustable, fully enclosed dropout, 83mm BB shell with a ISCG 05 integrated within, and 9.5″x3″ FOX RC4 shock damper.
MSRP for the 2011 M9 FRO is $2,999 (USD), which includes a Cane Creek AngleSet and Fox RC4 fork. Releasing to retailers October 2010.