Intense Tracer Mountain Bike - Foundation SL – 2018

Regular price £2,450.00 Sale price £2,199.00

Including VAT

The 2018 Tracer Foundation SL is an exclusive build that pairs a carefully-chosen Foundation spec with our top-end, superlight SL frameset to create a truly special version of our best-selling, race-proven 27.5 enduro bike.

The upgraded frameset features full carbon uni-directional monocoque front and rear triangles and a carbon top link to make this one-off special the ultimate upgrade platform. The bike has been specced to offer an exceptional ride experience at a keen price, including RockShox suspension, SRAM NX/GX drivetrain, Shimano M500 brakes and Intense-branded alloy bars, stem and hubs.

The performance RockShox Yari RC Solo Air fork and RockShox Monarch+ R shock will be tuned specifically for you by our own Intense mechanics so you can get right onto the trails and ride with confidence.

Built for enduro
Top-end SL frameset
27.5" wheels
160mm front, 165mm rear travel
RockShox Yari RC Solo Air fork
RockShox Monarch+ R shock
SRAM NX/GX Eagle Drivetrain
Shimano M500 brakes

Tracer being thrown around the trails!

Three years in the making, the Tracer offers modern, aggressive trail geometry with a longer reach for a confidence-inspiring ride that eats up the toughest enduro stages. 

When it came to redesigning the Tracer and bringing the bike up to date with the needs of the growing enduro scene, Intense founder Jeff Steber worked with legendary bike engineer Cesar Rojo on the geometry and JS Tuned enduro link suspension. The result is a bike that’s efficient and agile on the climbs and a monster on the descents.

The Tracer offers up a modern trail geometry, with longer reach for a more confidence-inspiring ride. The JS Tuned suspension 'enduro link' has been developed and refined, offering longer links (including a carbon upper link) to optimise leverage curve, axle path and overall performance to make the Tracer an uncompromising enduro race machine.

So, whether you’re taking the Tracer for a blast around your local woods, a weekend in Wales or even a trip to the Alps, you’ll be grinning from ear to ear from the moment you throw a leg over it.

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

FRAME Tracer 275 SL monocoque uni-directional carbon front and rear triangle, carbon top link, internal cable routing, integrated protectors, Boost 148x12mm spacing, 165mm travel
FORK RockShox Yari RC 27.5", Solo Air, 160mm, Boost 110x15mm
SHOCK RockShox Monarch+ R, 216x63mm
WHEELS Intense Foundation 27.5" 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 27.5x2.30 Highroller II 60TPI folding
CRANK Race Face Aeffect 175mm, 30T
CASSETTE SRAM PG1130 11 speed, 11-42T
CHAIN SRAM PC1110 11 speed
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 Cartridge, 25mm of spacers
BRAKES Shimano M500 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.

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

Geometry Chart Image

Wheel Base A 1154mm 1181mm 1207mm 1235mm
Top Tube Length B 571mm 597mm 622mm 649mm
Chain Stay Length C 432mm 432mm 432mm 432mm
Head Tube Length D 102mm 115mm 119mm 130mm
Head Tube Angle E 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Reach F 414mm 436mm 460mm 483mm
Stack G 589mm 600mm 604mm 614mm
BB Height H 343mm 343mm 343mm 343mm
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) I 75° 75° 75° 75°
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) J 71° 71° 71° 71°
Seat Tube Length K 396mm 434mm 459mm 485mm
Standover Height L 795mm 801mm 805mm 813mm
Fork Axle To Crown 552mm 552mm 552mm 552mm
Lower Headset Stack Height 12mm 12mm 12mm 12mm
Fork Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
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

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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.

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