Intense Tazer eMTB


£6,999.00 Regular price

The development of the Tazer took us right back to the first Intense bikes ever built. In the early ’90s, when founder Jeff Steber first rode an MTB, he immediately had dozens of ideas about changes and tweaks he could make to improve its performance. He incorporated these improvements into a totally new MTB design and Intense was born.

Over 25 years later, Jeff has taken what he’s learned from riding E-bikes and applied his own tweaks and innovations. His goal was to make an E-bike that doesn’t feel cumbersome, has a seamless pedal-to-power transition and delivers a true mountain bike ride experience on a par with the rest of the Intense collection.

That bike is the Tazer – more than an E-bike, it’s an Intense that just happens to have E-assist.

True Intense with E-assist
160mm front, 150mm rear travel
29" front, 27.5+ at the rear
Fox Factory 36 Kashima fork
Fox Factory DPS X2 Kashima shock
Shimano SLX, 10 speed Steps E8000 drivetrain
Shimano XT 203mm brakes

TAZER INNOVATIONS

  • A true Intense enduro bike that'll put a grin on your face
  • Proprietary JS Tuned Suspension optimised specifically for the Tazer
  • 27.5+ wheel at the rear for better traction under electric power
  • 29” wheel at the front for better handling and ride characteristics
  • Aggressive trail geometry for true MTB feel: long front-centre, shorter chainstays and a slacker head angle
  • Efficient Shimano motor to keep you fresh up the toughest climbs
  • Easy to swap batteries offer ‘backpackable’ spare battery option for longer adventures


KEY SPECS

  • FORK: Fox Factory 36 Kashima, 3 Position Adjust, 51mm offset, 160mm
  • SHOCK: Fox Factory DPS X2, Kashima, 150mm
  • BAR/STEM: Intense Alloy Riser, Intense Recon Elite Stem
  • MOTOR: Shimano Steps E8000 25KM/H 250W
  • DRIVETRAIN: Shimano SLX, 10 speed
  • WHEELS: Rear: DT Swiss H1700 35mm inner, Front: DT SWISS H1700 30mm inner
  • TYRES: Rear: Maxxis 27.5x2.8 Minion DHR II F120 DC/EXO/TR, Front: 29X 2.6 Minion DHF F120 DC/EXO/TR
  • BRAKES: Shimano XT 4 Piston, 203mm front/203mm rear
  • SEATPOST: Fox Factory Transfer Dropper, 150 mm
  • SADDLE: Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
  • WEIGHT: 21.52kg (47lbs 7oz)

#NOUPLIFT

The Tazer means more riding and more fun.

The efficient Shimano motor gives you a serious boost when the trail turns upwards, so you’ll have just as good a time taking on technical climbs as descents on the Tazer. This means you can spend less time queuing for the uplift and more time on the trails.

Loads more time, in fact – our UK test riders have demolished climbs usually taking 30 minutes in less than 10. Add that saved time to the saved effort courtesy of the E-assistance and you’ll be getting in way more runs before your legs give in, the sun goes down and the cafe beckons.



RIDER FEEDBACK

Intense Racing UK elite rider and team manager, Olly Morris, took the Tazer out for a day on the trails. Here’s what he thought.

“I first tested an e-bike about three years ago. Being someone who likes fitness and generally doesn't like electrical technology I wasn't expecting to like it. Well, my opinion was changed on that day, but there was a but – geometry, weight and looks weren't the best back then.

“Fast forward three years and I was lucky enough to try out the new Intense Tazer. As soon as it was handed to me and I’d turned it on, I smiled and, helped by the low BB and obviously the motor, dropped straight into a wheelie, laughing my way up the road. I knew straight away that we have something special on our hands.

“The first ride up the hill at literally twice the speed and half the energy (we timed it) was awesome, but I suppose expected as it is an E-bike. What was surprising was how little you need to change gear. On the way up I also realised how playful the bike is. Tech hill climbs are such a fun challenge. Think enduro motorbike on a hill climb. I couldn't stop laughing.

“On the run down, the bike felt invincible! It was so connected to the ground, I assume due to the super low BB and weight being low as well. It fills you with confidence and makes you want to go faster. The word out of my mouth was ‘hooligan’, it feels like you can ride it like a madman and it stays upright.

“My first ride thought on this bike is 'the future is now'. I’m sure people will fight it but when they realise how much fun you can have on it and how creative you can get with hill climbs, wheel spins and rear wheel action, they will soon get involved.

“I race elite DH and enduro so I see this bike as a real performance enhancer. Getting more gravity miles on a bike that has geometry to match my Tracer and M29 can only help. My fitness training can then be done on a non-E-bike. Get the sprints done on the turbo in the morning, then spend the rest of the day lapping the local trails on the Tazer.

“It’s a special bike that is going to change how we look at mountain biking – in a really good way. I can't wait to get mine!”

+3

We've teamed up with +3 to offer the first 6 riders to order a Tazer a free day of bike setup and trail training.

+3 gets you into your best ever place as a rider through a comprehensive day-long programme of bespoke bike setup, riding technique coaching and strength and fitness instruction.

The +3 team will take you through front and rear tyre pressure, fork tokens, shock adjustment, weight distribution, bar width, grip circumference – basically all aspects of your setup to help you get the most out of your new Intense.

Changes to setup are then tested on the trails to give you a better understanding of how setup affects riding. Then it's onto riding technique coaching – suited to you as a rider from simple moves to more complex speed-building techniques.

Finally, the day turns to a strength and fitness masterclass from Alan Milway, a coach who's worked with the best in the sport including Danny Hart, the Athertons, Manon Carpenter, Brendan Fairclough and Intense Racing UK's Joe Breeden.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT +3

FULL SPECIFICATION

FRAME Tazer Optimised Carbon 29” Front and 275+ Rear Triangle, Enduro link Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake, Dropper Post, and Display Unit Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 150mm travel
FORK Fox Factory E-bike 36 Float Kashima, 160 mm, FIT GRIP2, 15QRx110 BOOST, 51mm Offset
SHOCK Fox Factory Float DPX2, Trunnion Mount, EVOL, 3-Position Lever 185x55mm
WHEELS Front: 29” DT Swiss H1700 Hybrid on DT Swiss 350 Hybrid hubs, 30mm Inner width, 110x15mm / Rear: 27.5” DT Swiss H1700 Hybrid on DT Swiss 350 Hybrid hubs, 35mm Inner width, 148x12mm. DT Swiss Hybrid 1 spokes
TYRES Front: Maxxis 29x2.6 Minion DHR II 120TPI 3CMAXX TERRA/EXO+/TR / Rear: Maxxis 27.5x2.8 Minion DHR II 120TPI 3CMAXX TERRA/EXO+/TR
SHIFTERS Shimano SLX, 11-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano SLX, 11-speed
CRANK Shimano XT 165mm, 34T
CASSETTE Shimano SLX 11-42, 11-speed
CHAIN Shimano E-bike, 11 speed
CHAIN GUIDE E-Thirteen Chain Guide
SADDLE Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
SEATPOST Fox Factory Series Transfer, 31.6mm, 150mm travel with Raceface Lever (125mm Travel for size small)
BARS Intense Recon Alloy 780mm
STEM Intense Recon 45mm
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS44/EC49.40
BRAKES Shimano XT four-piston hydraulic disc, 203mm front and rear
GRIPS Intense dual-density lock-on

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SIZING

Picking the perfect size for you depends on your height, leg length and riding style. Start be 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 hello@intense-cycles.co.uk or by calling 01454 550343

GEOMETRY

TAZER SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
Wheel Base: A 1199.4mm 1230mm 1260mm
Top Tube Length: B 577mm 605mm 633.4mm
Chain Stay Length: C 450mm 450mm 450mm
Head Tube Length: D 100mm 115mm 125mm
Head Tube Angle: E 64.9° 64.9° 64.9°
Reach: F 425mm 450mm 475mm
Stack: G 610mm 623mm 632mm
BB Height: H 347mm 347mm 347mm
BB Drop 12mm 12mm 12mm
Seat Tube Angle (Effective): I 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Seat Tube Angle (Actual): J TBC TBC TBC
Seat Tube Length: K 394mm 419mm 445mm
Standover Height: L 806mm 814.1mm 822mm
Trail: 119.09mm 118.98mm 118.88mm

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FREE toolkit
Each bike comes with this free Intense torque wrench set and shock pump.

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