Stop the press! Intense have just released the Tracer 275 carbon. We were extremly excited to hear there was going to be new carbon Intense trail bike on the scene, but the Tracer 275 carbon is something else.
The Intense Tracer 275 carbon is everthing and more you could want from an “enduro”/trail bike, great angles, internal cable routing, 142 x 12mm rear end, stealth dropper compatible, direct mount front mech, light weight, stiff, durable and soo much more.
We were lucky enough to have a Tracer 275 carbon to try out last week, we decided to put it to its paces around Hopton woods.
The Intense Tracer 275 carbon turned up with a SRAM XO1 build kit, alongside some Shimano brakes, Stans wheels, Reverb stealth and Renthal cockpit. Total weight with pedal was 27.93lbs, we were very impressed to say the least!
Shop manager/handy rider Will took it for a spanking around the iconic Hopton woods. Hopton has developed from a DH back ground into a trail/enduro play ground now, so was the perfect place to test the Tracer 275 carbon.
The bike had a playful feel to it from the very start, the sort of bike you just wanted to go hard and fast on! Will started off with a full loop of the XC, where he found it to be light and agile enough to attack the climbs and carry good speed all round. The Tracer 275c really began to shine when pointing it down hill, it is well equipted with a Rockshox Monarch shock (standard) which we have to say was much better than the Fox counter part. After hitting a few large justs and tight twisty corners it was apparant Will had found a really special bike. The Tracer 275 carbon comes alive when pushed hard, the VPP suspension platform allows for great small bump sensitivity but what feels like bottomless travel. It’s safe to say its a great all rounder with massive potential for a rider to attack pretty much what ever trail its on.
- Adjustable Travel: 145mm – 160mm (5 3/4″ – 6 1/4″ )
- Frame weight (Med w/ Fox CTD): 2.5 kgs (5.6 lbs)
- Patented VPP design (and logo – see attached guidelines)
- ISCG 05 Mounts
- Internal Cable Routing for Stealth Reverb
- Monocoque Front Triangle
- Modern Trail Geometry
- Integrated 142X12 dropouts
- Integrated Internal Cable Routing System
- 140 or 160mm (5.5 or 6.2 inches) of rear travel
- 160mm (6.2 inches) of front travel
- 66.5 degree head tube
- 13.5 inch bottom bracket height
- 17 inch chainstay
- 44.5 inch wheel base
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
The Intense Tracer 275 carbon is available in Nude carbon and Red/black both of which are now in stock here at Blazing Bikes. We aslo have a medium Tracer 275 carbon demo bike ready to roll. Intense Cycles is our passion down here so if you want the best service, prices and knowledge please feel free to give us a call for a quote.
Intense Tracer 275 Carbon £2799 (10% off for any orders place within 7 days of release)- call 01694 781515 for custom build pricing.
The “Blazing Bikes build”- This is a build using all the parts we think make a great custom build intense. It offers great value for money and the best thing is its an Intense bike!
- Frame: Intense Tracer 275 carbon
- Fork: Rockshox Pike 27.5 160mm
- Headset: Hope
- Bars: Renthal Fatbar lite carbon 20mm rise
- Stem: Renthal Duo 50mm
- Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
- Seat post: Rockshox Reverb stealth 125mm
- Grips: Hope
- Groupset: SRAM X01 1×11 (inc GXP BB92 bottom bracket)
- Wheels: Stans Flow rims on Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs
- Brakes: Shimano XT brake + 180mm ice-tec rotors
- Tyres: Maxxis Highroller II
The bike comes fully built and ready to roll RRP £5975.00 “Blazing Bikes build” price £5049.00! Add full frame fork and crank protection from invisiframe for £120.
Also check out the all new Intense Cycles website, get all the latest info on warranty, frames, build and much more at www.intensecycles.com
Want to book a demo on an Intense bike? Give us a call on 01694 781515. the U.K’s premier Intense Cycles demo centre.
What do the press think??
Despite the reinvented Intense brand, the Tracer T275 still feels as boutique as ever, and customers should still expect a boutique price. That said, brand image sometimes implies more about status than performance, but in this case, the Tracer absolutely rises above its Gucci pedigree and delivers on just about every facet of performance we could find.” - Alan Davis // Decline Magazine
“The true strength of this bike is in its well-rounded nature. The incredible suspension performance, dialed geometry, precisely machined aluminum bits and perfect attention to detail in the build kit make it a perfect choice for a huge cross section of aggressive trail riders.” // Mountain Bike Action Magazine
“The Tracer 275 carbon is far from an evolutionary improvement – its performance and feel are beyond anything that has sprung from the fertile minds at Intense.” – Richard Cunningham // PinkBike
“Especially with the Cane Creek DBair rear shock upgrade, the new Tracer 275C feels impressively planted on rough downhills and seems happier the harder you push it.” – James Huang // BikeRadar
“Don’t let the smooth lines and gorgeous finish on the new Intense Tracer 275 Carbon fool you. This bike is meant to be ridden hard and fast, and it’ll keep up over any type of terrain. The purpose built do-it-all rig represents the culmination of Intense’s many years of experience, merging impeccable in-house craftsmanship and a leap into the world of high-end carbon. It’s the next evolution of an already successful ride that brings it up to the highest level of standards. From a spec sheet that mimics our dream builds to the incredibly well-balanced VPP suspension and impressive carbon construction, they’ve nailed all the major details and the minor ones, too. Well done, Intense Cycles. The T275 Carbon is a winner.” – Brandon Turman // Vital MTB