Intense combines state of the art engineering and technology to produce the most alluring and inspired mountain bike design to date. Intense employed the services of German firm, SEED Engineering to match its vision with their expertise in carbon-fiber product development and engineering.
When intense decided to venture forth into 650B territory, Their head designer quickly figured out that a simple dropout change could morph the incredibly popular Carbine into a carbon fiber 650B (or 27.5) frame. This is possible because of the G1 replaceable dropout system on all Intense frames, offers future compatibility and different axle choices (it comes with a 142mm 12). The Carbine 27.5 is much more than a conversion but now a dedicated 27.5 frame with proper travel , geometry and aggressive 27.5 trail geometry.
The 27.5 (650b) Carbine is remarkable: a do-it-all trail bike with a dual personality. Intense took the original DNA of the famous Tracer VP and re-designed and improved it using carbon fiber construction. The Carbine is proving to be Intense's best all-around trail bike. The combination of the properties of carbon fiber and the magic of patented VPP suspension makes the new Carbine a segment leader.
Parts list: Fox Float 34 CTD suspension fork with 150mm travel, Shimano XT 3x10 drivetrain Shimano XT disc brakes 180mm rotor front and 160mm rear, Thomson Elite seatpost and X4 stem, FSA SL-K carbon 720mm handlebar Novatec Diablo 15mm, 142mmx12mm wheels with Kenda Nevegal 27.5 x 2.35 tires.