Intense 2018 Recluse Expert Bike - Unisex

5054-885

Intense 2018 Recluse Expert Bike - Unisex

5054-885
  • Available prices $5590.00
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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.

Description

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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 Expert Build adds a batch of reliable components to offer up a worry-free bike. SRAM GX Eagle shifters and rear-derailleur ensure the 1x12 shifting goes smoothly. Shimano XT brakes keep things under control. And rims with 22.5mm of internal width 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 110x15mm in the front.
  • JS Tuned rear linkage result in a very efficient and balanced feel while fighting or enjoying gravity.
  • Tapered headtube shaves grams and improves stiffness.
  • Flak guard protects the down tube from rock lift-off.
  • RockShox Yari RC, 27.5in. with 150mm of travel is tuneable to your taste and lockable for efficient climbing.
  • RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 takes care of the 140mm of rear travel.
  • Internal routing looks clean and keeps cables protected from impacts.
  • 27.5in. DT Swiss M 1900 wheels have an internal width of 22.5mm and combines reliability and performance.
  • Maxxis HighRoller II are 2.3in. wide and offers excellent grip in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Fox Transfer seatpost with 150mm of travel makes transitions from climb to descent a breeze.
  • SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain offers a massive gear range without the need for a front derailleur.
  • Truvativ Descendant crank complement the 1x system with a 32T chainring.
  • Shimano XT M8000 hydraulic disc brakes with 180 and 160mm rotors front and rear respectively, offers plenty of power without breaking the bank.
  • WTB Silverado Race 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.
  • 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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Weight 13.62kg (Medium)
Ideal for Enduro
Frame Intense Recluse carbon
Front travel 150mm
Fork RockShox Yari RC Solo Air
Rear shock RockShox Monarch Plus RC3
Rear travel 140mm
Stem Intense Recon 50mm 31.8mm
Seatpost Fox Transfer with 150mm travel
Headset Cane Creek 40
Handlebars Renthal FatBar DH LITE 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 XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano XT
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM GX Eagle
Crank + rings Truvativ Descendant 32T
Bottom bracket SRAM Pressfit GXP BB92
Pedals Sold separately
Cassette

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

SRAM XG-1275 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
Chain SRAM Eagle GX
Tires Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.3
Wheel DT Swiss M1900 Spline
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
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.