The 2018 Tracer Foundation provides our best-selling race-proven 27.5, 165mm enduro bike at the most competitive price point available. We've carefully chosen the spec to ensure an uncompromised ride experience including RockShox suspension, the new SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, Shimano M500 brakes and Intense-branded alloy bars, stem and hubs.
Using our NM frame with full carbon uni-directional monocoque front and rear triangles and an alloy top link, the 2018 Tracer Foundation gives you a race-ready platform with exquisite quality that's also a great option for upgrading over time.
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.
160mm front, 165mm rear travel
RockShox Yari RC Solo Air fork
RockShox Monarch+ R shock
SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed Drivetrain
Shimano M500 brakes
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 monocoque uni-directional carbon front and rear triangle, alloy 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|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM NX 12 SPEED|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM NX 12 SPEED|
|CRANK||Race Face Aeffect 175mm, 30T|
|CASSETTE||SRAM 12 speed, 11-50T|
|CHAIN||SRAM 12 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 Cartridge, 25mm of spacers|
|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||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°|
|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|
|Fork Axle To Crown||552mm||552mm||552mm||552mm|
|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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