The Intense Socom, combine 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.
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.
A great suspension design by itself is not enough to make a great bike. To realize the potential of VPP technology, every frame is carefully engineered without compromise in materials or construction methods. We start with custom tube sets made form the strongest and lightest aluminum alloys available. Then we use a variety of advanced design and construction techniques including custom parts design, strategic gusseting, modified weld bead profile and shot-peening. Prototypes undergo rigorous laboratory and real world testing. Each frame is analyzed for high-stress areas when pushed to the limit. Geometry is tested, tweaked and tested again. Every part of every frame receives an obsessive amount of attention to minimize weight, maximize strength, durability and serviceability.
• Comes complete with Cane Creek Titanium rear shock. • Colours - Intense Red, Pearl White Signal Blue, Works or Stealth Black. • Sizes - Small, Medium and Large (see below) • Weight - 3.63Kg