Intense Cycles has a long history of working with athletes who are bold and passionate, and who inspire others to reach their highest potential. Not only are our brand ambassadors talented and accomplished, they embody our brand, and define what it means to be “Intense”. 


Conor made a global name for himself at the 2016 Redbull Rampage and was awarded the Kelly McGarry Spirit Award. Based in Queenstown New Zealand, Conor rides a mix of big mountain trail adventures to smashing out DH runs at the Skyline bike park.



Connor is a downhill rider from Tekapo, NZ. He has represented New Zealand at the very highest level in downhill racing. Connor will be hitting the enduro and downhill circuits on his Intense bike and full Wide Open NZ kit. 


Sam is a young downhill rider from Queenstown, NZ. Growing up in New Zealand's mountain biking capital he has access to world class trails and it shows in his riding. Sam has claimed both NZ and Oceania U17 champion and is now racing in the junior world circuit.


Ashley Bond is a downhill and enduro racer from Rotorua, NZ. She had a great 17/18 season and is ranking 7th overall women. Ash is becoming a great role model for girl riders in NZ and has started a riding group 'Rotorua Forest Birds' which brings ladies together for group rides, skills clinics and other events.  


“The Karver” is a multi-time Aussie National Champ and World Cup winner and has been part of the Intense family for nearly 20 years. Since the early days when he was an up-and-coming young Aussie living in the Stebers’ guestroom, to the years of success on the World stage (when he set the record for widest gap between 1st and 2nd place at Fort William (over 14 seconds), to his current role as a coach and mentor with Kovarik Racing, Chris has personified the brand in every stage of his long career. He is truly Intense for Life.


Claire is a World Championship Bronze Medalist, multiple Canadian National Champion, 12- time Canadian National Team Member and has been to all corners of the globe racing, riding and adventuring on her bike. But that’s not what makes Claire an invaluable member of our Family. Claire has helped build future generations of mtb enthusiasts and racers by coaching and mentoring young kids in the sport.