Intense Carbine 29C Mountain Bike - Elite


£5,299.00 Regular price

The Carbine Elite is truly and elite-level build, giving an upgrade over the Carbine Pro with an Intense Recon Enduro carbon wheelset and full SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain. It's designed to be raced at the pointy end of enduros and for you to have a real blast while doing so.

The SL frame of the Carbine Elite is a little lighter than that of the Foundation and Expert Carbine models and features full uni-directional carbon monocoque front and rear triangles and a full carbon top link. The design also boasts internal cabling and flack guard armour for that Intense-quality high-end finish.

Being an elite enduro racer's bike and coming from Intense, the true home of MTB racing heritage, the spec is what you'd expect with SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, RockShox Lyrik and Super Deluxe suspension, SRAM Guide RS brakes and the combo of Intense Recon Carbon bars and wheels.

The high-performance RockShox Lyrik RCT3 29 Solo Air fork and RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 shock will be tuned specifically for you by our own Intense mechanics so you can get straight onto the trails and ride with confidence.

Built for enduro
29" carbon wheels
160mm front, 155mm rear travel
RockShox Lyrik RCT3 29 Solo Air
RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 shock
SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
SRAM Guide RS brakes


Intense Carbine

Once considered an impossible feat, the Carbine effortlessly combines 29er speed with impeccable trail manners. Add in the long 155mm rear travel with 160mm up front and the Carbine can take big hits in its stride while maintaining its lively, playful handling.

This latest Carbine model has been completely redesigned from the ground up to create a truly enduro-focused trail geometry with longer reach, slacker head angle and increased wheelbase. Like the 27.5" Tracer, the Carbine takes advantage of our redeveloped and JS Tuned-suspension 'Enduro Link', which has been refined to deliver optimised leverage curve and axle path.

All this means the Carbine is most at home on rough, fast trails where you'll get the biggest benefit from the speed of the 29" wheels and the most fun out of the longer travel.

The Carbine is the go-to enduro race bike for our team riders, so if you're looking for flat-out speed on every stage, look no further than the Carbine.

As with all our JS Tuned bikes, we've carefully selected the component spec for the Carbine Elite to give you the best possible performance at this bike level.

FRAME Carbine 29 SL monocoque uni-directional carbon front and rear triangle, carbon top link, titanium hardware, internal shift, dropper post and brake routing, ISCG05 mounts, flack guard armour, Boost 148x12mm spacing, 155mm travel
FORK RockShox Lyrik RCT3 29 Solo Air, 160mm, Boost 110x15mm
SHOCK RockShox Super Deluxe RC3, 230x60mm
WHEELS Intense Recon Enduro 29" Carbon wheels, 28 hole, on DT Swiss 350 Classic six-bolt 110x15mm front / 148x12mm XD rear hubs and DT Swiss Competition spokes.
TYRES Maxxis 29x2.40 Minion DHR II 60TPI EXO/TR
SHIFTERS SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed trigger
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X01 Eagle 12 speed
CRANK TruVativ Descendant Carbon Eagle Boost GXP 175mm, 32T
CASSETTE SRAM XG1295 X01 Eagle 12 speed, 10-50T
CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM Pressfit GXP BB92
SADDLE Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
SEATPOST Fox Transfer 31.6mm, 150mm dropper
BARS Intense Recon Carbon 780mm
STEM Intense Recon Elite 40mm
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS44/EC49.40
BRAKES SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc 180mm front, 180mm rear
GRIPS Intense lock-on

NOTE - Pedals not included, but receive £10 off a set of DMR V12 pedals when you buy an Intense bike.

Geometry Chart Image

CARBINE 29 SMALL MEDIUM LARGE XL
Wheel Base: A 1181mm 1205mm 1233mm 1253mm
Top Tube Length: B 603mm 627mm 655mm 675mm
Chain Stay Length: C 445mm 445mm 445mm 445mm
Head Tube Length: D 92mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
Head Tube Angle: E 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Reach: F 410mm 431mm 455mm 471mm
Stack: G 616mm 624mm 632mm 641mm
BB Height: H 348mm 348mm 348mm 348mm
BB Drop 22.87mm 22.87mm 22.87mm 22.87mm
Seat Tube Angle (Effective): I 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Angle (Actual): J 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Tube Length: K 385mm 418mm 448mm 483mm
Standover Height: L 830mm 834mm 834mm 836mm
Fork Axle To Crown: 571mm 571mm 571mm 571mm
Lower Headset Stack Height: 12mm 12mm 12mm 12mm
Fork Offset: 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Trail: 113mm 113mm 113mm 113mm

 

Picking the perfect size for you depends on your height, leg length and riding style. Start by referring to the chart below. If you're between sizes, we generally suggest sizing up. If you've got any sizing queries, talk to our experts at hello@intense-cycles.co.uk or by calling 01454 550343.

Intense Cycles Size Chart

 

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Add tubeless setup, Intense Rockguardz, pedals and more at the cart page.

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