Made in America with pride since our inception in 1991, Intense Cycles offers a complete line of mountain bikes with an authentic heritage and a compelling brand message. Each of our aluminum bikes is designed and manufactured in our state of the art factory in Southern California, which provides an optimal environment for product development while the So Cal factory supplies jobs for 30 or so Californians.
A long time ago, 1981 to be exact, the first Ibis bicycle was constructed in a funky little workshop up in Mendocino California. The short of it is that someone saw this first bike and asked, “can you build me one?” I said yes. One thing led to another. And for 30 years (give or take), the motley crew called Ibis built some of the finest, most innovative bicycles on the planet. It started with me as a one-man show doing everything, and wound up an internationally respected company of many. We built road bikes, mountain bikes, cross bikes, tandems, rigid, suspended, titanium, aluminum, steel and carbon. We did a bit of everything. And one thing we always did was to build bikes we wanted to ride.
AT KNOLLY OUR FOCUS IS SIMPLE. To design bicycle frames based on sound engineering principles and personal riding experience that maximize current proven technology while breaking through existing conventions. To build bicycle frames of superlative quality ensuring the highest possible performance and reliability. To test our designs with a combination of advanced computer modeling software and real world time on bike. To support each and every customer with the highest levels of service.
GT’s story is simple: speed, speed and even more speed. From GT’s namesake Gary Turner designing one of the first BMX race bikes in 1974 to our modern carbon fiber creations that redefine fast-as-hell, we’ve built a long legacy of racing, winning, yet never taking ourselves too seriously. As a company, we’re 30 going on 18. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.