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Intense 2017 Tracer Expert Bike - Unisex


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The mid-level Tracer build, the Expert features upgraded components with the same brilliant Foundation frame. Perfectly suited for shred rituals and formal Enduro outings, its slack geometry and huge travel lets you pick a line and hammer. The JS-Tuned suspension set-up allows for shorter than expected chainstays. Bombproof Stan's Flow 27.5 wheels are fast, nimble and reliable for long seasons of trail. To shave grams, Shimano's XT groupset positions the Tracer Expert in the category of glorious.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame with alloy top link is light, strong and stunning
  • Low standover height improve the bike's manoeuvrability
  • JS Enduro Tuned rear linkage results in efficient climbing and descending performance
  • Short chainstays and shorter wheelbase is made possible by the suspension link being nested directly above the bottom bracket
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front boosts stiffness
  • Flack guard protects the downtube, chainstay and seatstay from chain slap and rock lift-off
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected
  • RockShox Lyrik RC Solo Air fork with 160mm of travel can be locked out and tuned
  • RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 rear shock with 165mm of travel and 3-position lever for soft, medium and firm settings
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost with 150mm of travel
  • Shimano XT 11-speed shifters and drivetrain
  • Shimano XT 11-46 cassette
  • Stan's Flow S1 wheelset with 29mm internal width, and Boost spacing
  • Maxxis HighRoller II are 2.3in. wide
  • Race Face Turbine crank 32T chainring
  • Shimano XT M8000 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear
  • WTB Silverado Race saddle
  • Renthal Fatbar with 20mm of rise and 780mm width
  • Grease zerks at pivot points, extra-large bearing diameters, and internal cable sleeves for easy maintenance
  • 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

Ideal for
  • Enduro
  • Trail riding
FrameIntense Tracer 27.5 carbon
ForkRockShox Lyrik RC Solo Air
Front travel160mm
Rear travel165mm
Rear shockRockShox Monarch Plus RC3
StemIntense Recon Elite 40mm 31.8mm
SeatpostRock Shox Reverb Stealth with 150mm travel
HeadsetCane Creek 40
HandlebarsRenthal FatBar 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • Shimano XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano XT
ShiftersShimano XT
Derailleur (rear)Shimano XT
Crank + ringsRace Face Turbine 32T
Bottom bracketRaceFace PF92
PedalsSold separately
Shimano XT 11-speed 11-46T
ChainShimano XT
  • Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.3
WheelStan's Flow S1
SaddleWTB Silverado Race
Made inTaiwan

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