Intense Cycles Carbine 29 Pro Complete Mountain Bike - 2014 - Road Bike Shop
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Intense Cycles Carbine 29 Pro Complete Mountain Bike - 2014
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A carbine's shortened barrel makes it a highly effective style of weapon for short range combat. This methodical approach to fighting illuminates the inspiration for the Intense Carbine 29 Pro Complete Mountain Bike. With big wheels, VPP suspension, and carbon fiber construction, the bike has an aim that's clear -- to get you through hairy sections of trail blazing fast, and in complete control. And while we don't recommend thinking of your competitors as enemy combatants, the Carbine will gladly put a hurting on them when you strap on a number plate at your local Enduro series. Because really, there's a fine line between friendly competition and all-out war. Like the rest of Intense's lineup, much of the Carbine's controlled ride can be attributed to its VPP suspension. It's a suspension platform that's widely beloved among riders in-the-know for its blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links to achieve this balance. The upper link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point. This yields a vertical wheel path, which you'll notice in the form of a firm feel during acceleration. As the bike compresses deeper into the suspension, the lower link activates, moving the axle path rearward. The rearward axle path enables the rear wheel to travel out of the way of square-edged impacts. If it sounds like an ideal blend of characteristics, well, that's because it is, and countless riders agree. While Intense is best known for its American-made aluminum bikes, the Carbine is built from carbon fiber. Knowing that carbon fiber can be finicky to work with, Intense brought in consultants from both the bicycle and composites industries to make the best possible use of the material, and then handed the construction to one of Taiwan's finest composites manufacturers. The Made in USA ethos still stands though, thanks to the fact that all the links, dropouts, and hardware are built in Temec...