Intense 2017 Recluse Foundation Bike - Unisex



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The Recluse 275 isn't shy about chomping down on steep, gnarly, North Shore-esque terrain. A head tube angle of 66 degrees makes steep, technical descents feel solid and fun. The secret to its eagerness lies in the link system that gives it compact chainstays and a shortened wheelbase. Expect efficient, smooth climbing, confident ripping and subtle arcing through corners. The Foundation Build adds a batch of reliable components to offer up a worry-free bike. SRAM NX shifters and GX rear-derailleur ensure the 1x11 shifting goes smoothly. Shimano M506 brakes keep things under control. And 27mm rims ensure performance when the terrain is weird and unruly.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame is light, strong and sharp looking.
  • Angular Contact/Collet Bearing System with replaceable Grease Zerks allows for easy maintenance.
  • i-BOX Pivot System allows for compact seatstays and a shortened wheelbase for a remarkably nimble and efficient ride.
  • 148x12mm spacing at the rear and 100x15mm in the front.
  • JS Tuned rear linkage result in a very efficient and balanced feel while fighting or enjoying gravity.
  • Tapered head tube shaves grams and improves stiffness.
  • Flak guard protects the downtube from rock lift-off.
  • RockShox Pike RC, 27.5in. with 150mm of travel is tuneable to your taste and lockable for efficient climbing.
  • RockShox Monarch Plus R takes care of the 140mm of rear travel.
  • Internal routing looks clean and keeps cables protected from impacts.
  • 27.5in. Sun Helix TR27 rims mounted on Intense Tuned hubs are the perfect wheels for rowdy descents.
  • Maxxis HighRoller II 2.3in. wide and offers excellent grip in a wide variety of conditions.
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seat post with 150mm of travel makes transitions from climb to descent a breeze.
  • SRAM NX and GX 1x11 components makes for a reliable groupset.
  • Race Face Aeffect crank complement the 1x system from SRAM with a 32T chainring.
  • Shimano M506 hydraulic disc brakes with 180 and 160mm rotors front and rear respectively, offers plenty of power without breaking the bank.
  • WTB Silverado Sport saddle is light and comfortable for long days of trail.
  • 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

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Ideal for Enduro
Frame Intense Recluse carbon
Front travel 150mm
Fork RockShox Pike RC
Rear shock RockShox Monarch Plus R
Rear travel 140mm
Stem Intense 50mm 31.8mm
Seatpost Rock Shox Reverb Stealth with 150mm travel
Headset Intense TS
Handlebars Intense Recon 760mm 31.8mm
Grips/tape Intense Dual Density Lock-on

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

Shimano M506 (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano M506 Disc
Shifters SRAM NX
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM GX
Crank + rings Race Face Aeffect 32T
Bottom bracket RaceFace PF92
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) Intense Tuned
Hub (rear)

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

Intense Tuned

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

SRAM NX 11-speed 11-42T
Chain SRAM PC1110
Rims DT Swiss M1900 Spline
Tires Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.3
Saddle WTB Silverado Sport
Made in Taiwan