Intense 2020 Carbine 29 Elite Bike - Unisex 6005-830

Intense 2020 Carbine 29 Elite Bike - Unisex

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If you can dream it, the Carbine will ride it. A blend of Enduro-worthy components means this bike can take whatever you can throw at it. It has the fast rolling momentum of a 29er, and is fully capable of more. With 160mm in the front and 155mm in the rear, it has the travel needed to shred the EWS, but the slacker headtube angle (65.5°) and shorter chainstays give it nimble handling and level-headed predictability. The long wheelbase holds traction when you’re pushing the margins on fast descents without losing the fun factor in tight corners and drops. The Elite Build is elevated by superb components: SRAM X01 Eagle shifters and rear-derailleur ensure the shifting goes smoothly, Shimano XT brakes keep things reliably under control, and a carbon wheelset is stiff but beautifully light. Bottom line, you won't feel under-biked anywhere you ride.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame and top link provides a light, stiff and compliant ride.
  • JS Tuned rear linkage results in efficient and balanced ride on climbs or descents.
  • i-BOX Pivot System allows for compact seat stays and a shortened wheelbase for a remarkably nimble and efficient ride.
  • Tapered headtube shaves grams and improves stiffness.
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected.
  • FOX Factory 36 has compression and rebound adjustment with 160 mm of travel.
  • FOX Factory Float X2 rear shock provide 155 mm of travel.
  • FOX Factory Transfer dropper seatpost offers 125mm (S) 150mm (M/L) or 175mm (XL) of travel.
  • SRAM X01 Eagle and SRAM GX Eagle groupset leverages a massive 10-50T cassette.
  • Truvativ Descendant carbon crankset uses DUB axle and is paired with a 32T chainring.
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors in the front and rear.
  • 780mm wide Intense Recon carbon handlebars provide a comfortable riding position.
  • Fabric Scoop Radius Elite is ultra comfy.
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front boosts stiffness.
  • E13 LG1 Enduro Race Carbon rims are laced on E13 LG1 hubs and are tubeless ready.
  • Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR II tires blends low rolling resistance and good traction in most conditions.
  • 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 1 year after purchase.
  • 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
  • Enduro
  • Trail riding
Frame Intense Carbine carbon
Front travel 160mm
Fork Fox Float 36 Factory GRIP2
Rear shock Fox Float Factory X2 Kashima
Rear travel 155mm
Stem Intense Recon Elite 40mm 31.8mm
Seatpost Fox Transfer with 150mm travel
Headset Cane Creek 40
Handlebars Intense Recon Carbon 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 XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano XT
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM X01 Eagle
Crank + rings Truvativ Descendant Carbon 32T
Bottom bracket Truvativ Pressfit DUB
Pedals Sold separately

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
Spokes E13
Rims E13 LG1 Enduro Race Carbon
Tires Maxxis Minion DHR 29 x 2.4
Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
Made in Taiwan