Review by Blake Wray, member of The Path Bike Shop Race Team.
Second in a five-part series - team manager and four elite racers from The Path Bike Shop Race Team chose their 2017 race bikes, and told us what features they loved and why they chose the bikes they did.
There were several reasons why the Intense Recluse stood out from all of the other bikes that I rode. First of all was the head angle and and the suspension set up. It was ideal for the kind of riding that I do! Also, it was a good bike that I could move around easily. Some other bikes I ride weren't like this, but the Recluse was super good at doing this. Lastly was how good the climbing was. Even with the suspension in the long travel position, it still was one of the best bikes for climbing that I rode. All of these features of the bike led me to believe that the Intense Recluse was the right bike for me.
Thanks to The Path Bike Shop and Intense Cycles for this opportunity.