Carbine Expert

£3,199.20 Regular price £3,999 Sale price 20% OFF

The 2020 Carbine balances 29er speed with impeccable Trail manners thanks to an Enduro-focused geometry and 155mm travel that Provide lively, playful handling and big-hit capability. Proven with multiple EWS wins, the Carbine is most at home on rough, fast Trails where you'll get the biggest benefit from the 29" Wheels and maximum fun out of the longer travel.

The 2020 Carbine Expert offers a great balance of Enduro-ready performance and value with carefully selected components to give you an edge in your next Enduro.

When it comes to the frame, there's no second tier – the Carbine Expert uses our top-end frameset. That means full carbon uni-directional monocoque front and rear triangles as well as a full carbon top link, ti hardware, internal cabling and flack guards.

Your new Carbine 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
Frame weight just 6.03lbs (M)
160mm front, 155mm rear travel
Fox Performance Float 36 fork
Fox Performance Float X2 shock
SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
Shimano M520 brakes

As with all our JS Tuned bikes, we've carefully selected the component spec for the Carbine Expert 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 Fox Performance Float 36, 29", GRIP, 160mm Travel, 51mm offset, Boost 110x15mm, 3-position
SHOCK Fox Performance Float X2, 230mm x 60mm (155mm), 2-position (open/firm)
Wheels 29" E*thirteen LG1 Enduro Alloy (30mm inner width) on Intense Alloy Hubs, 6-bolt, Boost110x15mm Front, Boost 148x12mm Rear 28-hole
TYRES Front: Maxxis 29x2.50WT Minion DHF 60TPI EXO/TR
Rear: Maxxis 29x2.40 Minion DHR II 60TPI EXO/TR
SHIFTERS SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed trigger
CRANK SRAM NX Eagle 12speed, DUB, 32t, 170MM, Boost
CASSETTE SRAM PG1230 X1 Eagle 12speed, 11-50T
CHAIN SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed
SADDLE WTB Silverado Sport w/ Cr-Mo Rails
SEATPOST Intense Recon 31.6mm, 125mm Dropper (SM), 150mm Dropper (MD/LG), 170mm Dropper (XL)
BARS Intense Recon 780mm Alloy
STEM Intense Recon 45mm
HEADSET Intense Tapered, ZS44/EC49.40
BRAKES Shimano M520 Hydraulic Disk 203mm Front and 180mm Rear
GRIPS Intense

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

Geometry Chart Image

Wheel Base: A 1205mm 1233mm 1253mm
Top Tube Length: B 627mm 655mm 675mm
Chain Stay Length: C 445mm 445mm 445mm
Head Tube Length: D 100mm 110mm 120mm
Head Tube Angle: E 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Reach: F 431mm 455mm 471mm
Stack: G 624mm 632mm 641mm
BB Height: H 348mm 348mm 348mm
BB Drop 22.87mm 22.87mm 22.87mm
Seat Tube Angle (Effective): I 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Angle (Actual): J 66° 66° 66°
Seat Tube Length: K 418mm 448mm 483mm
Standover Height: L 834mm 834mm 836mm
Fork Axle To Crown: 571mm 571mm 571mm
Lower Headset Stack Height: 12mm 12mm 12mm
Fork Offset: 51mm 51mm 51mm
Trail: 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*.
*2020 bikes only. Read more

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.
*2020 bikes only.

FREE delivery

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

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