The 2018 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. If you're looking for a new 29er and you've never felt the exquisite Intense ride, the 2018 Carbine Foundation is the bike for you.
Using our NM frame with full uni-directional carbon monocoque front and rear triangles and an alloy top link, the Carbine Foundation benefits from Intense's superior frame quality and boasts full internal cabling and flack guard armour.
Component highlights on this ready-to-race machine include RockShox suspension, SRAM NX 11-speed drivetain, WTB saddle, Intense-branded bars and Shimano M500 brakes. All this means a ready-to-race package that's also the perfect frame platform for future upgrades.
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 mechanics so you can get straight onto the trails and ride with confidence.
160mm front, 155mm rear travel
RockShox Yari RC 29 Solo Air fork
RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock
SRAM NX 11-speed Drivetrain
Shimano M500 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 Foundation to give you the best possible performance at this bike level.
|FRAME||Carbine 29 monocoque uni-directional carbon front and rear triangle, alloy top link, internal shift, dropper post and brake routing, ISCG05 mounts, flack guard armour, 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 11-speed trigger|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM NX 11 speed|
|CRANK||Race Face Aeffect 175mm, 30T|
|CASSETTE||SRAM PG1130 11 speed, 11-42T|
|CHAIN||SRAM PC1110 11 speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Race Face BB92|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Sport|
|SEATPOST||Race Face Aeffect 31.6mm, 150mm dropper|
|BARS||Intense Recon 780mm alloy|
|STEM||Intense Recon 45mm|
|HEADSET||Intense Tapered Alloy|
|BRAKES||Shimano M500 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.
Parts and specification are subject to change without notice.Maximum recommended rider weight 113kg (250lbs).
|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 email@example.com or by calling 01454 550343.
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