Dakotah Norton and Joe Breeden join Aaron Gwin and Seth Sherlock on the IFR team. Racing on the new M279 HP1 prototype mixed wheel, high pivot downhill bike on the World Cup circuit. Aaron and Dak have great seasons, getting INTENSE back onto World Cup podiums… and Seth kills it in the Under 21 EWS series. No sooner had the season finished than a new downhill prototype bike appears, the M279 HP6. The new Tracer 279 launches, soon to be followed by the 29” version.
A big year for INTENSE. Aaron Gwin crashed out at the first World Cup of the year, but teammate Dakotah Norton had a strong season with excellent results. There are a lot of new projects going on, including the launch of the new Tazer Alloy eBike and DJ (dirt jump) bike, and, of course, the first look at the all-new downhill beast, the M1 (formally the M279 HP6). But the most important thing about 2023 is that it marks 30 Years of INTENSE… yep, we are three decades old. To be continued...