Intense 2018 ACV Foundation Bike - Unisex 5054-870

Intense 2018 ACV Foundation Bike - Unisex

5054-870
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Buy an Intense bike, get 2 years of free top-level bike service that includes: drivetrain tune-ups, wheel truing, 2 brake bleeds, 2 fork and shock services and minor part installs.

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Description

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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 boosts stiffness and pedalling efficiency. 150mm in the front and 130mm in the rear is ready to tackle pretty much any trail you have your sights on. With a solid Race Face adjustable seat post to offer 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 Revelation RC Solo Air fork with 150mm of travel is tunable and can be locked out for efficient climbing.
  • RockShox Monarch RL rear shock is adjustable between 115 and 130mm.
  • Race Face Aeffect seat post with 150mm of travel.
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front drastically boost stiffness.
  • 27.5in.+ Race Face AR 40 rims mounted to Intense Tuned hubs.
  • Maxxis REKON tires 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 30T ring.
  • Shimano M500 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.
  • Buy an Intense bike, get 2 years of free top-level bike service that includes: drivetrain tune-ups, wheel truing, 2 brake bleeds, 2 fork and shock services and minor part installs.
  • Includes an Intense gift box with over $150 of free stuff – like a torque wrench set, shock pump, and extra valve stems for going tubeless.
  • 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 Trail riding
Frame Intense ACV carbon
Front travel 150mm
Fork RockShox Revelation RC Solo Air
Rear shock RockShox Monarch RL
Rear travel
  • 130mm
  • 115mm
Stem Intense 45mm 31.8mm
Seatpost Race Face Aeffect with 150mm travel
Headset Intense TS
Handlebars Intense Recon 780mm 31.8mm
Grips/tape Intense Dual Density Lock-on
Brakes

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

Shimano M500 (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano M500 Disc
Shifters SRAM NX
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM GX
Crank + rings Race Face Aeffect 30T
Bottom bracket RaceFace BB92
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
Cassette

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
Spokes DT Champion
Rims Race Face AR 40
Tires Maxxis Recon 27.5 x 2.8
Saddle WTB Silverado Sport
Made in Taiwan

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Buy an Intense bike and you’ll also get 2 years free service, the MEC Rocksolid Guarantee, a free Intense gift box, and more.