The much anticipated Carbine SL from Intense Cycles was announced today. This bike has been in the works for a while and is the SL version of their Carbine model.
The Carbine SL joins an ever growing list of carbon fiber all mountain/trail bikes like offerings from Santa Cruz, Ibis, Yeti, Pivot Cycles and of course such mainstays as Trek, Specialized and Giant.
Former Pro Mountain Bike Racer and now Intense Marketing Manager, Scott Sharples comments, “We at Intense Cycles, California are proud to announce the release of the Carbine SL. The Carbine SL is super light at 5lbs, with 4.75-5.25 inches of travel. It is the perfect bike for the rider that wants the superior handling qualities of an Intense.”
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Intense designer, Jeff Steber, chose higher modulus carbon fiber to save weight and retain strength. He also added dedicated 135 QR dropouts and adjustable 4.75 – 5.25 inches of plush efficient VPP suspension.”The SL hits the aggressive XC/ lt Trail segment with 68 degree head angle, low stance and light weight.Once again we joined forces with German design & engineering specialists SEED Engineering to create another Carbon Fiber master piece.”
Availability is set for March 2012.
MSRP: $2,819.00 (USD) Frameset Only w/Fox Kashima RP23
From the manufacturer:
“MEET THE CARBINE SL – Carbon Fiber With an American Attitude Introducing the Carbine SL: the newest addition to Intense Cycles’ exciting line of carbon fiber frames. Weighing in around the 5 lb. mark and offering cool features like titanium bolts and a carbon fiber shock link, The Carbine SL delivers an exceptional ride for racers and enthusiasts alike.”
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