After the release of the new Primer, Intense has unveiled the rest of the 2021 lineup. All bikes get new colours, trims, and graphics, and the brand has revised the pricing of all models, including frame only options.
First off, Intense' 650b enduro bike the Tracer comes with two model options, the Expert and the Pro. The Expert gets its 170mm of front and 165mm of rear suspension from DVO and the Diamond D2 fork paired with the Jade X Coil shock. Rolling on e*Thirteen LG1 Race rims, the bike is shod with a Maxxis Minion DHF at the front and a DHR II at the rear.
As for the drivetrain, that's supplied by Shimano and the SLX 12-speed range. Stopping the bike is a pair of Shimano BR-M6120 brakes.
The Tracer Pro gets suspension from Fox in the form of the 38 Performance Elite and the Fox Performance Elite DHX2 coil shock. It too gets the same e*Thirteen wheels and Maxxis rubber but it gets Shimanos' XT drivetrain and brakes.
As for its geometry, the head angle sits at 65.6° with a 460mm reach (on a large). The seat angle is 75° and there's a 432mm chainstay.
If a Tracer tickles your fancy, they come in four sizes from Small to X-Large and will set you back £3,500 for the Expert and £4,900 for the Pro.
Next up is the Carbine, the brands' long-travel 29er with 160mm front squish and 155mm rear. Just like the Tracer, it comes in an Expert and a Pro model with the former getting DVO suspension and the latter, Fox suspension.
The similarities don't end there. As with the Tracer, the Carbine Expert gets Shimano SLX shifting and the same brakes. The Pro model also gets an XT drivetrain and brakes.
The 29ers geometry doesn't stray too far from its 650b sibling. It gets a 65.6° head angle but a slightly shorter 455mm reach (on a large). There's a 455mm chainstay and a 74° seat tube angle.
The Carbine comes in four sizes from Small to X-Large and will cost £3,500 for the Expert and £4,900 for the Pro.
As for the brands' pedal-assist option, there's the Tazer. Running on the all-new Shimano EP8 STEPS motor the e-bike gets 150mm of rear travel with 160mm up front. Setting it out from the rest of the range (ignoring the massive battery), it's a mullet bike, with a 29" front wheel and a 650b rear.
The Tazer comes in two models with both running Fox suspension. The Expert gets a Fox Performance 38 and a DPX2 in the rear whereas the PRO gets a Fox Factory 38 and a DPX2. Something a little different, XL frames get Fox's Float X2.
Both bikes run Shimano SLX 12-speed drivetrains and DT Swiss wheels with the Expert receiving H1900 Splines and the Pro H1700 Splines.
The geometry for the Tazer will get you a 64.9° head tube angle, a 475mm reach (on a large) with a 450mm chainstay, and a 75.4° effective seat tube angle.
The Tazer comes in four sizes from Small to X-Large and is priced at £5,000 for the Expert and £6,000 for the Pro.
Rounding off the launch are the brands' two XC bikes, the Sniper T and race-ready Sniper XC. Both bikes get a Fox Factory fork and a DPS at the rear, the Sniper XC getting 100mm of travel front and rear with the Sniper T benefitting from an extra 20mm at both ends.
Both of the Sniper bikes come in four sizes from Small to X-Large and will set you back £2,400.
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