The new Intense Cycles Tracer Alloy from Intense Cycles integrates the latest in trail bike innovation into the Tracer Full Mountain Alloy frame. Building upon the venerable reputation of several previous variations of the alloy Tracer, the 2015 T275 Alloy propels the Tracer name to new heights. Boasting an aggressive geometry design, 5.5-6 inches of adjustable travel, and the precision of Intense's VPP suspension technology, the Tracer T275 Alloy is poised to devour rock gardens, carve up singletrack, and attack climbs like no other, leaving nothing but a cloud of dust in its wake. The well-proven 27.5" wheel size offers the agility of 26" wheels combined with the added power and stability offered by the 29er platform, resulting in a ride that is truly the best of both worlds.
The 27.5" wheel size offers the best of both worlds with its ability to clear obstacles in a way that is reminiscent of the 29er platform, plus an added knack for quick handling and agility that will keep 26" devotees satisfied as well. With modern trail geometry and the VPP suspension, the Tracer T275 is your do everything bike. VPP suspension balances forces to eliminate unwanted compression. VPP bikes use a patented link configuration and axle path to apply some of the pulling force from the chain to counteract the motion caused by pedaling, offering a plush ride with minimal “pedal- bob”.
Dialed and beautiful, yet packed with all the snarl, shred, and attitude Intense is known for, the Tracer T275 Alloy raises the bar on performance, technology, and beauty, when it comes to alloy full suspension trail machines. Designed to allow riders to descend the roughest enduro tracks with confidence, the bike features adjustable travel from 5.5 - 6 inches of rear wheel travel via the FOX Shox Evolution shock, and 160mm of travel up front courtesy of the Fox FLOAT CTD suspension fork. The slack head angle (66.5°ree;) and 17” chainstays work together to create a bike that delivers exceptional agility and improved handling; fast and gnarly rock sections never felt so tame.
For a frame of this caliber, Intense felt they needed to include all the bells and whistles: internal cable routing, dropper post routing, and ISCG 05 tabs for all your chain guide needs. A full Shimano XT 2x10 drivetrain delivers top notch, reliable pedaling performance with a gear-range that's well suited for any terrain. Powerful Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes offer industry leading braking performance with the goods to stop on a dime when needed, and nuanced control for modulating speed on technical descents. The T275 Alloy gallops on a bomb-proof set of NO TUBES Rapid 28 Comp 275 wheels, offering tubeless compatibility right out of the box. A Kindshock LEV Integra seatpost provides simple and convenient control of seatpost height for adjusting saddle position on-the-fly as the terrain varies. Intense chose to outfit the cockpit with a WTB Volt Race saddle, and an Intense branded stem and handlebar for a lightweight package centered on leverage and excellent control.