Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Intense's carbon all-mountain red rocket

Looking for that lightweight trail bike that crosses over into the all-mountain realm?
Intense delivers with the new Carbine. At a svelte 5.5lbs. this full carbon frame can be set up lightweight and in the 5.5" travel setting with a 150mm fork for epic trail rides or set up a little burlier in the 6" setting with a 160mm fork to handle those challenging descents and pedal back up the hill with ease.

At just over 27 lbs. this bike is perfect for all-day epic trail rides yet inspires confidence in the most technical terrain.

Magura MT-8 brakes with a 203mm rotor up front and a 180mm in the back provide plenty of stopping power while keeping the weight down to 278 grams per wheel! The new carbon master cylinder and lever have proved to be quite durable and provide a great ergonomic feel.

Shimano's M985 XTR Shadow Plus derailleur is truly incredible! This derailleur adds tension to the cage which dramatically cuts down on chain slap noise. At first I honestly wrote it off and said "big deal", then I rode a bike equipped with it and had to have it!

A Rock Shox Reverb height adjustable seatpost provides 125mm of infinite adjustment and proves to be invaluable on a bike like this.

If you have any questions about this bike, please contact our Intense specialist Brian Waugh at or (510) 529-3043

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