Intense's Carbine 275 (Foundation Build) has you covered with a balance of trail-ripping speed with Intense's renowned geometry. The monocoque carbon frame is light and nimble so you blast through rocks and roots and whip through switchbacks. With 160mm travel up front compliments of X-Fusion, not to mention 130-150mm of travel in the rear thanks to the X-Fusion 02 RL Air shock, you get plenty of squish for the big hits and nuanced response to chatter. Intense's VPP rear suspension gets you climbing like an XC'er and descending like a gravity champ. A hard-charging rider needs tough wheels, and Sun Ringle is on the case with their 27.5-inch Inferno rims that roll smoothly. Maxxis High Roller tires stick to corners too, which is important because the Shimano SLX drivetrain will have you reaching mach speeds. To slow it all down to human velocity, Shimano hydraulic brakes are on the case. Intense dresses this trail warrior in its finest components for durability and fantastic handling, like the 740mm-wide handlebars and the supportive WTB saddle.
|Frame||Intense monocoque UD carbon with VPP suspension, 130-150mm-travel|
|Fork||X-Fusion Sweep RL, 160mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||X-Fusion O2 RL Air|
|Rims/Wheels||Sun Ringle Inferno, 27.5-inch|
|Tires||Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5 x 2.3|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Intense Recon, 740mm|
|Brakes||Shimano BL M506 hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
* Subject to change without notice.