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Intense 2017 Recluse Pro 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 Pro build uses high-end components from well known brands to make a reliable and high-performance machine. SRAM X1 Shifters and X01 rear-derailleur ensures the 1x11 shifting goes smoothly while the SRAM Guide RS brakes uses the 180 and 160mm rotors to keep things under control. A light, strong Race Face crank uses its 32T to power the massive 9-44T E-Thirteen cassette.

  • 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 down tube from rock lift-off
  • FOX Float 36 Performance Elite is tuneable and can be locked out
  • FOX Float Performance X2 rear shock with travel of 140mm
  • Internal routing looks clean and keeps cables protected from impacts
  • 27.5in. Mavic XA Elite wheels are 25mm wide and combines reliability and performance
  • Maxxis HighRoller II are 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 X01 and X1 1x11 drivetrain is efficient and reliable
  • Race Face Turbine crank complement the 1x system from SRAM with a 32T chainring
  • eThirteen 9-44T cassette offers a massive range
  • SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes with 180 and 160mm rotors front and rear respectively, offers plenty of power without breaking the bank
  • Saddle is a Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
  • 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

Weight12.91kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Enduro
FrameIntense Recluse carbon
ForkFox Float 36 Performance
Front travel150mm
Rear travel140mm
Rear shockFox Float Performance X2
StemThomson Elite X4 31.8mm
SeatpostRock Shox Reverb Stealth with 150mm travel
HeadsetCane Creek 40
HandlebarsRenthal FatBar 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • SRAM Guide RS (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversSRAM Guide RS
ShiftersSRAM X1
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM X01
Crank + ringsRace Face Next 32T
Bottom bracketRaceFace PF92
PedalsSold separately
e*thirteen 11-speed 9-44T
  • Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.3
WheelMavic XA Elite Ultimate
SaddleFabric Scoop Radius Elite
Made inTaiwan

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