Intense announced the all new Carbine 29 today. It follows in line with the rest of the Carbine family that includes the Carbine, Carbine SL and Carbine 275. Like the Tracer 29, the Carbine 29 has 5″ or 5.5″ of travel and is targeted for the enduro/all mountain rider. The Carbine is available in 3 sizes (SM, MD, LG) but pricing and availability has not yet been set. If you like the Tracer 29 but prefer the ride quality of carbon, this is your bike.
Here’s the official info:
Temecula, Ca – Intense Cycles unveils the Carbine 29, and paves the way for a new breed of 29-inch All-Mountain Bikes. The Carbine 29 raises the bar on performance, technology and beauty, offering aggressive geometry, patented VPP suspension, all the design benefits of Intense 2nd generation Intense carbon fiber, and a look only possible from Intense.
Designed to allow riders to descend the roughest enduro tracks with confidence, the bike boasts 5.5 inches (140mm) of rear wheel travel, 160mm of travel up front, and a 67 degree head tube angle. The slacker head angle and 51mm 29-specific fork offset on the Carbine 29 work together to create a bike that delivers added agility and improved handling. Fast, gnarly rock sections never felt so secure. Cornering was never as quick on a 29er. Let go of the brakes and take the rough line to the bottom. The Carbine 29 will allow you to ride hard, and ride fast.
The bike offers cutting-edge technology like internal cable routing, Reverb Stealth seat post routing and ISCG 05 chain guide tabs. It will be offered as both a complete bike or frame-only. Frames are fitted with a FOX Float CTD Kashima Coat rear shock. Complete bikes will include the new SRAM 1×11 drive train and a 160mm Rockshox Pike fork. The new Carbine 29er has proven to be a great Enduro weapon. Raced & tested under wraps for months, the Carbine 29 is already no stranger to the podium.
- Intended use: Aggressive trail, endure, all mountain 29er
- Adjustable travel: 5″ or 5.5″
- Patented VPP Suspension
- 5.8lbs complete frame wight (medium)
- Fox Factory Float Kashima CTD rear shock
- ISCG 05 mounts
- Internal cable routing
- Routing for Rock Shox Reverb Stealth
- H20 bottle fitment
- FLK-GRD downtime and chain stay protection
- Tapered head tube
- Direct mount front derailleur
- Angular contact/collet bearing system with replaceable grease zirks
- Quick release seatpost clamp