Intense 2018 Tracer Foundation Bike - Unisex



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Your ticket to shred. 160mm of front travel, slack geometry and a carbon fibre frame make this bike a certified enduro weapon. Point the Tracer downhill and expect it to handle everything from big hits to mind-bending rock gardens. The JS-Tuned suspension soaks up drops and chuddery sections of trail with powerful, burly elegance. The Foundation model kicks off the Tracer build series with rock-solid, no-nonsense parts. Trail-ready RockShox components handle all of your suspension needs. The 1x11 SRAM gearing leverages a mega 11-42t cassette and a satisfying NX shifter for consistent, rapid-fire performance. Get rowdy and go hard, because the Shimano brakes have you covered with 180mm rotors in the front and 160mm in the rear.

  • Lightweight carbon frame with alloy top link.
  • Low standover height improves the bike's manoeuverability.
  • JS-Tuned enduro rear linkage results in efficient climbing and descending performance.
  • Nested suspension link directly above the bottom bracket offers short chainstays and a shorter wheelbase.
  • 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 protects cables and keeps them from rattling.
  • RockShox Yari RC solo-air fork provides 160mm of travel, and can be locked out and tuned.
  • RockShox Monarch Plus R rear shock with 165mm of travel.
  • Race Face Aeffect dropper seatpost with 150mm of travel.
  • SRAM 11-speed NX shifter and rear GX derailleur.
  • SRAM NX 11-42 cassette.
  • Race Face AR30 rims with 30mm internal width laced to Intense Tuned hubs.
  • Maxxis HighRoller II tires are 2.3in.
  • Race Face Aeffect single crankset with a 30T chainring.
  • Shimano M500 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm and 160mm rotors.
  • WTB Silverado Sport saddle.
  • Intense Recon handlebars 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.
  • 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.
  • Based in Temecula, California, Intense Cycles has been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1993.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Enduro
  • Trail riding
Frame Intense Tracer 27.5 carbon
Front travel 160mm
Fork RockShox Yari RC Solo Air
Rear shock RockShox Monarch Plus R
Rear travel 165mm
Stem Intense Recon 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

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 (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

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 30
Tires Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.3
Saddle WTB Silverado Sport
Made in Taiwan


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