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Intense introduces carbon Tracer 27.5-inch enduro bike

Published March 17, 2014

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Almost two years after debuting its aluminum Tracer 27.5 in the then-novel 650b wheel size at Sea Otter, SoCal's Intense Cycles launches a new refinement of the enduro/trail bike with the Tracer T275 carbon.

It has 145/160 millimeters of adjustable VPP suspension, monocoque front triangle, ISCG 05 mounts, internal cable routing and 142x12 dropouts. Frame weight is 5.6 pounds for a medium.

"This bike is our biggest achievement since the M1 (Intense's flagship downhill bike)," said Intense Cycles founder and designer Jeff Steber. "We combined our extensive experience in designing 27.5 bikes with cutting-edge technology to deliver a really magical bike."

The Tracer T275 carbon frame retails for $3,199, and builds range from the $5,999 Expert level — with 34 Fox Float Evolution fork, XT drivetrain and brakes, Stan's NoTubes ZTR Flow wheelset and Fox Evolution Float CTD rear shock — to a $9,999 Factory-level build with RockShox Pike RCT3 fork, SRAM XX1 11-speed drivetrain, XTR brakes and Enve/DT Swiss wheels. The builds come standard with a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post.

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