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.
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
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|
NOTE - Pedals not included, but receive £10 off a set of DMR V12 pedals when you buy an Intense bike.
|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°|
|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|
|Fork Axle To Crown:||571mm||571mm||571mm||571mm|
|Lower Headset Stack Height:||12mm||12mm||12mm||12mm|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01454 550343.
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