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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

Ideal for
  • Enduro
  • Trail riding
FrameIntense Tracer 27.5 carbon
ForkRockShox Yari RC Solo Air
Front travel160mm
Rear travel165mm
Rear shockRockShox Monarch Plus R
StemIntense Recon 45mm 31.8mm
SeatpostRace Face Aeffect with 150mm travel
HeadsetIntense TS
HandlebarsIntense Recon 780mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • Shimano M500 (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano M500 Disc
ShiftersSRAM NX
Derailleur (rear)SRAM GX
Crank + ringsRace Face Aeffect 30T
Bottom bracketRaceFace BB92
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Intense Tuned
Intense Tuned
SRAM NX 11-speed 11-42T
ChainSRAM PC1110
SpokesDT Champion
RimsRace Face AR 30
  • Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.3
SaddleWTB Silverado Sport
Made inTaiwan


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