The Intense Socom combines the weight of a 6.6 with the strength of an Uzzi and the race proven geometry of the M3... a little mad science goes a long way.
This 'For racing only' model will tear up any technical DH course. Featuring VPP suspension to eliminate unwanted compression, this great suspension design wasn't enough by itself for the Socom though. To realize the potential of VPP technology, every frame has been carefully engineered without compromise in materials or construction methods. Featuring custom tube sets made from the strongest and lightest aluminium alloys available, custom parts design, strategic gusseting, modified weld bead profile and shotpeening.
In rigourous testing, each frame was analyzed for highstress areas when pushed to the limit. Geometry was tested, tweaked and tested again. Every part of every frame has received an obsessive amount of attention to minimize weight, maximize strength, durability and serviceability.
Material: Aluminium alloy
Rear Shock: Cane Creek Titanium rear shock
Size/Rider height: Small (5'0" 5'8"), Medium (5'6" 6'0”), Large (5'10" 6'4")
Top Tube: 22", 23", 24"
Head Tube: 4.625", 4.625", 5.25
Head Angle: 66.5°
Seat Tube: 15.75", 16.75", 18.25”
BB Height: 14.125"
BB Width: 73mm
Standover : 28", 29", 30"
Wheel Base: 44.25", 45.25", 46.25"
VPP Technology: VPP suspension designs balance different forces to eliminate unwanted compression without limiting bump absorption. The downward force on your pedals pushes most full suspension bikes down resulting in unwanted suspension compression. VPP bikes use a patented link configuration and axle path to apply some of the pulling force from the chain to counteract the motion caused by pedaling. Because the forces are balanced, VPP bikes remain able to absorb bumps while pedaling, unlike other designs that effectively lock out the rear suspension by applying too much chain pulling force. What you end up with is plush travel with no pedal induced compression or lockout and no need for manual lockouts or other compromises.
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