Customer Bike Check | Intense Carbine 275

To be perfectly honest, I seriously thought about absconding with this bike and never showing my face at Art’s HQ again. Thankfully for this bike’s owner to be, I was able to convince myself not to. I mean, what kind of person would I be if I took off with the surprise birthday bike for one extremely lucky wife. Sure, I’d have one sweet bike, but just think of that dose of bad karma. No thanks!

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Each part carefully picked out by one very loving husband, this Intense Carbine 275 cuts quite the figure. And, tastefully outfitted in red, black and white livery, it’s a steed that’s sure to arrest the gaze of plenty at the local trailhead too.

Intense’s Carbine 275 was one of the first 27.5-inch frames to hit the market from a major manufacturer, and it’s a frame that has certainly proven itself as a worthy contender. Built around the well-established VPP suspension platform the Carbine 275 boasts impeccable trail manners—both up and down.

Tech Specs:

Frame:Intense Carbine 275 Naked Carbon
Fork: Rock Shox Pike RCT3 27.5″ Solo Air 160mm
Shock: Fox Factory Kashima CTD shock
Headset: Chris King InSet3
Wheels: Industry Nine Torch Trail 24 27.5
Brakes:  Shimano XT M785
Crankset: Shimano M785 XT Double Crankset
Chainrings: 38/26
Cassette: Shimano M771 Deore XT 10-Speed
Chain: Shimano XT HG-X 10-Speed
Bottom Bracket: Chris King PF24 Bottom Bracket
Shift Levers: Shimano XT M780
Front Derailleur:  Shimano XT M786 Shadow Plus
Seatpost: Kind Shock LEV Dropper Seat Post 125mm
Saddle: WTB Pure V Race Saddle
Stem: Chromag Ranger Stem
Handlebars: Easton Haven Carbon
Tires: F: Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo 2.35 , R: Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo 2.35
Pedals: Chromag Scarab Flat Pedals
Grips: ODI Troy Lee Lock-On Grip

Weight: 29 lbs. 4 oz.

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