In it's third year as Intense's range-topping enduro bike, the Tracer 275 Carbon has proven it's worth, garnering several awards and high regards from media and riders. Given the explosive popularity of 27.5" trail bikes, Intense knew they had to build a new full carbon bike from the ground-up - a bike built specifically for 27.5" wheels with perfectly balanced geometry. And that's exactly what they have done with the Tracer 275 Carbon. Jeff Steber spent an ungodly number of hours developing this frame, tweaking geometry, and painstakingly working every last detail. Intense never disappoints in the sex-appeal department, and the Tracer 275 Carbon is no exception - it's simply a fantastic looking bike. But the fun doesn't stop there - features include full internal cable routing, a full carbon rear swingarm with fixed 12x142mm dropouts, and a new carbon layup process that makes this frame super strong and quite light as well.
The Tracer 275 Carbon design and geometry suits the more aggressive trail riders out there. With 140-160mm adjustable travel, this bike can be setup to accommodate a variety of preferences. Geometry has been set accordingly - a 66.5° head angle, 17" chainstay, 13.5" BB height all come together to make this bike an absolute beast on the trail. It's very stable at high speeds, but still agile enough to toss the bike around when you feel like being playful. The JS-Tuned VPP platform lends itself well to climbing, with little feedback when you're cranking up hills.
The Tracer 275 Carbon features a full carbon rear swingarm, including molded fixed 12x142mm Syntace dropouts, resulting in a simple, clean setup. Compatible axles include Intense's bolt-on alloy Syntace option, or the DT Swiss RWS Syntace axle for those who want a tool-less option. Intense has implemented internal rear derailleur cable routing through the chainstay, making things as clean as possible. Stiffness and strength have also been maximized by using an oblong-boxed construction the seatstays and chainstays. Finishing things off, the chainstay is protected with Intense's FLK:GRD carbon-leather protectors, keeping the carbon safe from chain slap.
Up front, the mainframe is constructed from EPS molded high modulus unidirectional carbon - fancy engineering jargon that basically means this frame is tough as nails, but light enough to build up around 28 pounds without breaking a sweat. The mainframe is setup for internal shifter, brake, and Reverb Stealth dropper post routing. This bike is fitted with a high-direct front derailleur tab, allowing you to mount a front derailleur if desired. Out of the box, it is protected by a bolt-on cover for those who are not planning on using a front derailleur.
To handle the suspension duties, Intense has stocked a Cane Creek DB Inline rear shock. The DB Inline is a fantastic lightweight shock, offering ample external adjustability including high/low speed compression and high/low speed rebound. It also features a Climb Switch, which improves climbing performance by deadening both low speed rebound and low speed compression. Suspension travel is adjustable between 140mm and 160mm by unscrewing the lower shock bolt and positioning the shock in the lower or upper mounting holes respectively. This only affects suspension travel - geometry remains unchanged.
The Tracer 275 Carbon comes stock with a Cane Creek DB Inline, a 12x142mm bolt-on rear axle, as well as downtube/chainstay FLK:GRD protectors. It is backed by Intense's five year warranty.
- JS-Tuned VPP suspension
- EPS molded unidirectional carbon construction
- Internal cable routing
- Adjustable travel
- Dual grease ports on lower link for easy maintenance