The 2018 Carbine Expert offers a great balance of enduro-ready performance and value. We've carefully selected quality components to give you an edge in your next enduro, pairing them with our outstanding strong, stiff and light carbon frame, which is available in bold orange or black colourways.
The NM frame of the 2018 Carbine Expert features full uni-directional carbon monocoque front and rear triangles and an alloy top link. The quality design also boasts internal cabling and flack guard armour.
The spec gives you everything you need to excel on the race circuit including SRAM Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, DT Swiss wheels, a Fox Transfer dropper, Renthal bars, RockShox suspension and Shimano XT brakes. It's a high-performance setup for any enduro racer.
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 GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
Shimano XT M8000 brakes
About The 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 Expert Specs
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 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||DT Swiss M1900 Spline 29" wheels, 28 hole, Centerlock, on DT Swiss 110x15mm front / 148x12mm, XD rear hubs|
|TYRES||Maxxis 29x2.30 Highroller II 60TPI EXO/TR|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed trigger|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed|
|CRANK||TruVativ Descendant Eagle Boost GXP 175mm, 32T|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG1275 X1 Eagle 12 speed, 10-50T|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM Pressfit GXP BB92|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Race|
|SEATPOST||Fox Transfer 31.6mm, 150mm dropper|
|BARS||Renthal Fatbar DH Lite 780mm x 20mm alloy|
|STEM||Intense Recon 40mm|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS44/EC49.40|
|BRAKES||Shimano XT M8000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01454 550343.
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