Intense 2018 Recluse DVO Bike - Unisex 5055-705

Intense 2018 Recluse DVO Bike - Unisex


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This limited edition DVO 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 DVO build isn't just about the suspension, it uses high-end components to make a reliable, performance machine. SRAM's Eagle 12-speed drivetrain uses their top of the line X01 shifter and rear-derailleur to ensure perfect shifts every time. The Magura MT Trail brakes uses 4 piston in the front and 2 piston calipers in the rear with 180mm rotors to keep things under control. The light, strong SRAM X01 crank uses its 34T chainring to power the massive 10-50T cassette.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame is light, strong and sharp looking.
  • Angular contact/collet bearing system with replaceable grease zerks for easy maintenance.
  • i-BOX Pivot System allows compact seatstays and a shortened wheelbase for a remarkably nimble and efficient ride.
  • Boost spacing: 148x12mm at the rear and 110x15mm in the front.
  • JS Tuned rear linkage offers an efficient, balanced feel while fighting or enjoying gravity.
  • Tapered head tube shaves grams and improves stiffness.
  • Flak guard protects the down tube from rock lift-off.
  • DVO Diamond 27.5 fork provides 150mm of travel, low and high speed compression adjustments, OTT adjustment for small bump compliance as well as rebound speed adjustments.
  • DVO Topaz T3 rear shock with 140mm of travel features 3-firmness setting, cooling fins, and amazing small bump compliance.
  • Internal routing looks clean and keeps cables protected from impacts.
  • Intense Recon carbon wheels have an internal width of 31mm and are laced to industry leader DT Swiss 350 hubs.
  • Maxxis HighRoller II tires are 2.3in. wide and offers excellent grip in a wide variety of conditions.
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seat post with 150mm of travel makes transitions from climb to descent a breeze.
  • 12-speed SRAM Eagle X01 drivetrain is efficient and reliable.
  • SRAM X01 crank complement the massive 10-50T cassette with a 34T chainring.
  • Magura MT Trail hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear, offers DH-ready power in a trail bike package.
  • Saddle is a Fabric Scoop Radius Pro with cro-mo rails.
  • 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 have been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1993.

Tech specs

Show Tech specs
Ideal for Enduro
Frame Intense Recluse SL carbon
Front travel 150mm
Fork DVO Diamond
Rear shock DVO Topaz T3
Rear travel 140mm
Stem Thomson Elite X4 31.8mm
Seatpost Rock Shox Reverb Stealth with 150mm travel
Headset Cane Creek 40
Handlebars Renthal FatBar 31.8mm
Grips/tape Intense Dual Density Lock-on

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

Magura MT Trail (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Magura MT Trail
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM X01 Eagle
Crank + rings SRAM X01 Eagle 34T
Bottom bracket GXP
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) DT Swiss 350
Hub (rear)

The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.

DT Swiss 350

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

SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
Chain SRAM PC-X1
Spokes DT Competition
Rims Intense Recon Carbon
Tires Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.3
Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Pro
Made in Taiwan


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