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Intense Cycles Tracer 275C Factory Complete Mountain Bike
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Whether it's a stunning Swiss timepiece, or a 1,000 horsepower Italian supercar, there's something deeply satisfying about knowing that your new toy is "the ultimate." And it wouldn't be an overstatement in the slightest to add the Intense Tracer 27. 5 Carbon Factory Complete Mountain Bike to the list. With an unrivaled pedigree, this composite trail monster is well deserving of its ENVE hoops, RockShox suspension package, and XX1 drivetrain. Let's just say that if you need to ride the absolute best, the Tracer Carbon will go toe to toe with any and all comers, especially dressed in this pro-level kit. You probably already know about Intense's long history with American-made aluminum, so we'd forgive you if you had some questions regarding the Tracer's carbon fiber construction. But Jeff Steber and co. aren't the type to cut corners, so Intense brought in consultants from the composite wizards at SEED Engineering. We don't use the term "wizards" lightly, either, and the firm's extensive experience in building carbon fiber structures was tapped to make the best possible use of the material. The Made in USA ethos still stands, though, thanks to the fact that all the links and hardware are built in Temecula, alongside Intense's aluminum models. This ensures that your bike benefits from the best of modern composite construction and maintains the soul you'd expect from an Intense. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from subassemblies. This construction method has been well-proven on Intense's Carbine models, but the Tracer employs a different blend of materials and a finely tuned layup that shave additional weight, while maintaining maximum strength. This keeps the frame weight at 5. 3 pounds for a medium frame, while maintaining the strength and stiffness necessary for the most aggressive riders to keep it pinned in terrain that would have lesser bikes shaking in their boots. It would be a shame to dr...