SKU: 210000118067

Intense Carbine Pro

Product Description

The Intense Carbine is about balance. You wouldn’t expect that from a company that shouts over every rooftop proclaiming their bikes to be race-tuned every chance they can get. But the Carbine is built for the racer and the weekend warrior alike, a bike that gets you up the climbs plenty refreshed for each enduro stage. The 2020 Intense Carbine Pro long travel 29er then, is a grip machine ready to hit the descents with poise and outright speed thanks to a Fox Factory suspension and JS Tuned suspension.

Each Carbine uses their JS Tuned suspension, a holistic approach to suspension that includes kinematics, geometry, shock tunes, and overall component choice. The VPP opposing linkage suspension, now referred to by Intense as ‘JS Tuned,’ does its job by creating firm efficiency any time pedal and chain tension is applied while still maintaining proper traction while grunting up steep climbs. The Carbine specifically uses their Enduro Link setup, which aims to remain progressive enough that it can be ridden with pace without suffering from mid-stroke bob that some VPP bikes might have.

Suspension isn’t the only thing Intense dialed in. Each Carbine features integrated frame protection, a nylon bottom bracket and chainstay protector, titanium bolting hardware, a carbon upper link, and fully internal cable routing. Despite this, Carbines are among the lightest long-travel 29er MTBs in class, imbuing them with a liveliness that heavier bikes will lack.

The 2020 Intense Carbine Pro features a full carbon frame, rear triangle, and hardware. Suspension is a Fox Factory 36 with a GRIP damper, 51 mm offset, and 160 mm travel paired to a Fox Float X2 shock with 155 mm travel. Speed is provided by a SRAM XO1/GX Eagle drivetrain and a E13 LG1 Enduro wheelset; stopping is done by dual Shimano XT M8020 four-piston brakes. An Fox Factory Transfer dropper, Intense carbon handlebar and alloy stem, and a Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR combination complete the build. Carbine is available in four sizes (SM-XL)

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