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Intense Cycles Tracer 275C Expert Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

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Item # INC001G

Turn up the intensity.

Kick up your trail or enduro game with the 2016 Intense Cycles Tracer 275C Expert Complete Mountain Bike and its massive 160mm of plush front and rear travel. Intense oufits the 275C Expert with a RockShox Monarch Plus shock in the rear and a Pike RC up front for a smooth ride. A Shimano Deore XT one-by drivetrain makes for precise gear changes along the way, while Shimano XT hydraulic brakes — among our favorites — provide massive stopping power and exceptional modulation to navigate technical sections. Add all this together, and you have a whip that's capable of crushing lines, both up and down, with an aesthetic flair that'll turn heads on the trail.

Compared to its alloy predecessor, the carbon fiber Tracer turns the trail fiend’s formula to 11 by adding 10mm of travel, kicking out the head angle a degree, and lengthening the wheelbase by half an inch. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from subassemblies, so the carbon wraps through key joints in a layup that requires less material but still produces a stronger chassis. The frame weight reflects this, registering a claimed 5.3lb for a size medium 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.

The Tracer’s geometry sheet makes its intentions crystal clear. With a relaxed head angle, a low bottom bracket, and fairly long wheelbase, it’s built to come alive at high speeds and under gnarly conditions. The oversized collet-style hardware is made in Temecula, CA, and ensures durability and ease of service — a feature that's especially important for home mechanics. Additional touches to the build such as a LEV Integra dropper post and smooth-spinning, tubeless-ready DT Swiss hoops mean this bike is ready to race without any after-purchase modifications.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Virtual Pivot Point
Rear Shock:
RockShox Monarch Plus
Rear Travel:
160 mm
RockShox Pike RC
Front Travel:
160 mm
Cane Creek 40
Shimano Deore XT 11-speed
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus, RD-M8000, SGS
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG 05
32 t Shimano Deore XT 11-speed
Bottom Bracket:
PressFit 92
11 - 42 t Shimano Deore XT 11-speed
Shimano 11-speed, CN-HG700-1
Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc MY2016
Brake Type:
180 / 180 mm Shimano centerlock
Renthal Fatbar
Handlebar Width:
760 mm
Intense Dual Density lock-on
Thomson Elite X4
Stem Length:
50 mm
WTB Volt Race
Kind Shock LEV Integra, 31.6mm x 392mm, zero offset, 125mm of travel
DT Swiss E 1900 Spline 275
Front Axle:
100 x 15mm
Rear Axle:
142 x 12mm
Maxxis High Roller 2
Tire Size:
29 x 2.3 in
not included
Recommended Use:
enduro, all-mountain
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

sizing chart

Tracer size by rider height


Geometry chart

Intense Cycles

Geometry Chart


Tracer 275 C
150mm Travel Fork

Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube






Stand Over

Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Height




S 15.5in 22in 23.4in 15.5in 31.2in 4in 66.5o 74.5o 13.5in 17in 44.25in
M 17.5in 23in 24in 16.4in 31.4in 4.5in 66.5o 74.5o 13.5in 17in 45.25in
L 19in 24.25in 24.3in 17.5in 31.5in 5in 66.5o 74.5o 13.5in 17in 46.25in
XL 21.25in 25.25in 24.3in 18.5in 31.6in 5in 66.5o 74.5o 13.5in 17in 47.25in

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Ex-moto guys tend to make pretty awesome mountain bikes. Intense is no different. In fact, they are some of the best. Overshadowed by Santa Cruz and Yeti at times, don't overlook the versatility of the 275c. Trail, Enduro, park, it likes to get rowdy and climb back up for more. Give me a shout and we can go over more details. btowery@backcountry.com 801-204-4557