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Beautifully spec'ed for ambitious all-mountain adventures and aggressive trail, the Intense ACV (Air Cushioned Vehicle) balances big-bike burliness with XC climbing prowess. Designed to accommodate tire widths up to 2.8 inches for maximum traction, it features a uniquely designed linkage system that boost stiffness and pedalling efficiency. 150mm in the front and 130mm in the rear means it can tackle pretty much any trail you throw at it, while the solid Reverb adjustable seat post offers up efficiency whether climbing or descending. To deliver a premium, well-rounded ride, the Pro Build draws on a golden mix of SRAM X1, GX and X01 components for a light and reliable 1x11 build.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame is insanely light, stiff and strong.
  • JS Tuned rear linkage system results in an efficient, stiff and balanced ride whether climbing or descending.
  • RockShox Pike RC with 150mm of travel is tunable and can be locked out for efficient climbing.
  • RockShox Monarch R Debonair rear shock is adjustable between 115 and 130mm.
  • RockShox Reberb Stealth seat post with 125mm of travel.
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front drastically boost stiffness.
  • 27.5in+ DT Swiss M1600 Spline TWO wheels are designed for oversized tires.
  • Maxxis IKON and REKON are 2.8-inch and offer excellent grip in varying conditions.
  • Angular Contact/Collet Bearing System allows for easy maintenance.
  • Tapered headtube shaves grams and improves stiffness.
  • Integrated flack guards protect the downtube and chainstays from chain slap and rock lift-off.
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected.
  • SRAM X1, GX and X01 1 x 11 deraileurs and shifters.
  • Race Face Next single crank is carbon fibre with a 32T chainring.
  • SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm and 160mm rotors in the front and rear.
  • Fabric Scoop Radius Elite saddle.
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC bike shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase.
  • Based in Temecula, California, Intense Cycles have been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1991.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Trail riding
Frame Intense ACV carbon
Front travel 150mm
Fork RockShox Pike RCT3
Rear shock RockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair
Rear travel
  • 130mm
  • 115mm
Stem Thomson Elite X4 31.8mm
Seatpost Rock Shox Reverb Stealth with 125mm travel
Headset Cane Creek 40
Handlebars Renthal FatBar 31.8mm
Grips/tape Intense Dual Density Lock-on

Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.

SRAM Guide RS (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers SRAM Guide RS
Shifters SRAM X1
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM X01
Crank + rings Race Face Next 32T
Bottom bracket RaceFace PF92
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) DT Swiss 240
Hub (rear)

The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.

DT Swiss 240

Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.

SRAM XG-1175 11-speed 10-42T
Chain SRAM PC-X1
Spokes DT Competition
Rims DT Swiss M1600
Tires Maxxis IKON/Recon 27.5 x 2.8
Wheel DT Swiss M1600 Spline TWO
Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
Made in Taiwan