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Intense Cycles proudly announces its 2017 Factory Race Program. Returning to the team this year are Australian Riders Jack Moir (22) and Dean Lucas (21) along with top American Junior, Nik Nestoroff (17). New to the team this year is American, Charlie Harrison (19).

Australia's Jack Moir and Dean Lucas return to Intense for 2017.

Australia’s Jack Moir and Dean Lucas return to Intense for 2017.

“Last year, we had some really good results and good times. Jack finished 10th at Worlds, Dean was 14th at Lenzerheide and Nik finished 3rd at Lourdes and 5th overall for the year. We’re looking to stay healthy and strong this year and maximize our potential,” – Team Manager, Bernat Guardia.

Jack Moir finished 2016 with an impressive 10th place at the World Championships.

Jack Moir finished 2016 with an impressive 10th place at the World Championships.

Charlie Harrison will add to the that potential. Last year, his first year in the Elite category, he finished in 14th place at both Andorra and World Champs. He is as happy to be on board as the team is to have him. “I honestly couldn’t be more excited and grateful about being a part of IFR. The team’s family feel is exactly what I need in order to be successful. I’m really looking forward to all the amazing memories and laughs in the next couple of years.”

Young American rider Charlie Harrison is one to watch.

Young American rider Charlie Harrison is one to watch.

Also joining the team as Technical Director/Lead Mechanic is long-time Intense crew member, Chappy Fiene. Chappy is a former pro motocross racer, and talented mountain bike rider in his own right. He has a deep understanding of the inner workings of bike mechanics, and will work closely with Ernest Adalid, who has worked with IFR for several years as team mechanic.

Intense have added another mechanic to their program this year.

Intense have added another mechanic to their program this year.

Bonus members of the IFR crew for this year are Nathan Hughes, team photographer, and Jenn Gabrielli, who will be handling PR, sponsorship and media relations.

Dean Lucas looks excited about the year ahead.

Dean Lucas looks excited about the year ahead.

In addition to the incredible riders and crew, IFR welcomes with open arms its new sponsors for 2017. “We are incredibly happy to be working with the very best companies in each category”, says Intense CEO, Andrew Herrick.

The team will be rocking Troy Lee Designs clothing and helmets in 2017.

The team will be rocking Troy Lee Designs clothing and helmets in 2017.

SRAM, Rock Shox, Maxxis Tires, Troy Lee Designs, Enve Composites, Fabric Saddles, Von Zipper, E*13, Crank Brothers, Cane Creek, ODI, Ti Springs and Pedros round out the program’s “dream team” of sponsors.

The team includes an impressive list of sponsors, including the well-renowned Pedro's Bike Tools.

The team includes an impressive list of sponsors, including the well-renowned Pedro’s Bike Tools.

“It’s great to have such a cohesive team and amazing list of supporters. It will make for a deadly combination and provide us with some unbeatable R&D opportunities to develop what’s next,” says Intense Founder, Jeff Steber.


Jack Moir:

Age:22
Hometown: Morisset Park, Australia
2016 Highlights:
10th place Andorra
10th place World Champs
Favorite track: Mont Sainte Anne

“This year’s setup is going to be dialed, with a new teammate and some rad new sponsors, so I’m super excited to get the whole team together and go racing!”

JM

Dean Lucas:

Age: 21
Hometown: Wooragee, Australia
2016 Hightlights: 14th at Lenzerheide
Favorite track: Lourdes

“I feel like a big slice of butter melting over a big old stack of flap jacks. Very happy to be on board with such a positive, supportive team!”

DL

Charlie Harrison:

Age:19
Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
2016 Highlights: 14th at both Andorra and World Championships
Favorite track- Mount Sainte Anne

“I honestly couldn’t be more excited and grateful about being a part of IFR. I’m really looking forward to all the amazing memories and laughs in the next couple years with the team.”

CH

Nik Nestoroff:

Age: 17
Hometown: ‘Merika
2016 Highlights: 3rd at Lourdes, 5th Overall (Junior Men)
Favorite track: Val Di Sole

“My goal for this year is to do my best, have fun, and win some races!”

NN
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