Intense Carbine 29C Mountain Bike - Foundation

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Carbine Foundation

The 2019 Carbine Foundation is the entry point to the Carbine model range, giving you an enduro-ready 29er race machine that we've carefully specced to give an uncompromised ride experience and a tempting price point.

New for 2019 is our Optimised Layup frame, an upgrade over the previous NM version at this spec level. The new frame incorporates full carbon uni-directional monocoque front and rear triangles as well as a full carbon top link and packs internal cabling and flack guard. All this means the 2019 Carbine Foundation offers you a ready-to-race platform of exquisite quality, making it ideal for future upgrades.

Component highlights on the 2019 Carbine Foundation include RockShox suspension, full SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetain, WTB saddle, Intense-branded dropper and bars and Shimano M500 brakes.

The performance Rock Shox Yari RC 29 Solo Air fork and RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock will be tuned specifically for you by our own Intense Cycles UK mechanics so you can get straight onto the trails and ride with confidence.

Built for enduro
29" wheels
160mm front, 155mm rear travel
RockShox Yari RC 29 Solo Air fork
RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock
SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed Drivetrain
Shimano M500 brakes

About The Carbine
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.

Carbine Foundation Specs

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

FRAME Carbine 29 Optimised Layup monocoque uni-directional carbon front and rear triangle, carbon top link, titanium hardware, internal cable routing, integrated protectors, Boost 148x12mm spacing, 155mm travel
FORK RockShox Yari RC 29 Solo Air, 160mm, Boost 110x15mm
SHOCK Rock Shox Deluxe RT3, 230x60mm
WHEELS Intense Foundation 29" wheels with 32-hole Race Face AR 30 rims, Intense Tuned six-bolt 110x15mm front / 148x12mm rear hubs and DT Swiss Champion spokes
TYRES Maxxis 29x2.30 Highroller II 60TPI EXO/TR
SHIFTERS SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed trigger
CRANK SRAM NX Eagle DUB 175mm, 32T
CASSETTE SRAM PG1230 Eagle 12 speed, 11-50T
CHAIN SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed
SADDLE WTB Silverado Sport
SEATPOST Intense Recon 31.6mm, 150mm Dropper (M, L), 170mm Dropper (XL)
BARS Intense Recon 780mm alloy, 20mm rise
STEM Intense Recon 45mm
HEADSET Intense Tapered Alloy
BRAKES Shimano M500 hydraulic disc 180mm front and rear
GRIPS Intense dual lock-on

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

Parts and specification are subject to change without notice.Maximum recommended rider weight 113kg (250lbs).


Geometry Chart Image

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 or by calling 01454 550343.

Intense Cycles Size Chart


Why Intense UK?


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14-day Ride or Return

Don't love your bike? Send it back within 14 days for a full refund.

Ready to ride extras

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

Custom setup

Our wrench wizards will tune your bike for your weight and riding style.

FREE toolkit

Each complete bike comes with a free Intense torque wrench set and shock pump.

FREE delivery

Because we're in the UK, we aim to tune and dispatch via courier within 24-hours.

Intense Cycles UK Toolkit

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