Mountain Equipment Company

Intense 2017 ACV Foundation Bike - Unisex


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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, 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. The Foundation Build keeps the AVC within reach without compromising its trail confidence or reliability, but lets you roll with some change left for gas or the bike park.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame is light, stiff and strong
  • JS Tuned rear linkage system offers 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 Reverb Stealth seat post with 150mm of travel
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front drastically boost stiffness
  • 27.5in.+ Sun Ringle Duroc 40 rims mounted to Intense Tuned hubs
  • Maxxis IKON and REKON are 2.8in. wide 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 NX and GX 1x11 deraileurs and shifters
  • Race Face Aeffect single crank with 32T ring
  • Shimano M506 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm and 160mm rotors front and rear
  • WTB Silverado Sport saddle
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your Intense Bike to any MEC bike shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for 2 years after purchase
  • Based in Temecula, California, Intense Cycles have been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1993

Tech specs

Weight14.05kg (Medium)
14.26kg (X-Large)
Ideal for
  • Trail riding
FrameIntense ACV carbon
ForkRockShox Pike RC
Front travel150mm
Rear travel130mm
Rear shockRockShox Monarch R Debonair
StemIntense 50mm 31.8mm
SeatpostRock Shox Reverb Stealth with 150mm travel
HeadsetIntense TS
HandlebarsIntense Recon 760mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • Shimano M506 (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano M506 Disc
ShiftersSRAM NX
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM GX
Crank + ringsRace Face Aeffect 32T
Bottom bracketRaceFace PF92
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Intense Tuned
Intense Tuned
SRAM NX 11-speed 11-42T
ChainSRAM PC1110
SpokesDT Champion
RimsSun Durox 40
  • Maxxis IKON/Recon 27.5 x 2.8
SaddleWTB Silverado Sport
Made inTaiwan

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