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Intense Cycles Tracer 275C Foundation Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

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Item # INC001H

Blurring categories, sticking lines.

As frame and suspension designs continue to improve, it's getting harder and harder to pigeon-hole mid-travel bikes in continuously blurring categories like trail, XC, or enduro. This is especially true with Intense Cycles' versatile Tracer 275C Foundation Complete Mountain Bike, which lays the bedrock for a successful season of racing or recreation with a competent Shimano build kit and a RockShox Pike fork. If we were pressed to define the Tracer 275C, we might settle on calling it an all-mountain, all-terrain, all-day machine — but we'd rather just let it speak for itself.

Compared to its alloy predecessor, the carbon Tracer further confuses efforts to categorize it 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.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Virtual Pivot Point
Rear Shock:
RockShox Monarch Plus R Debonair
Rear Travel:
160 mm
RockShox Pike RC Solo Air
Front Travel:
160 mm
TS Intense
Shimano Deore
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano SLX
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG 05
36 / 22 t Shimano Deore
Bottom Bracket:
11 - 36 t Shimano CS-HG50-10
Shimano BL M506
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
180 / 180 mm
Intense Recon
Handlebar Width:
760 mm
Intense Dual Density lock-on
Stem Length:
50 mm
WTB Volt Sport
Intense Recon
Seat Collar:
31.6 mm
Sun Helix TR27
Front Axle:
15 x 100mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Maxxis High Roller II
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.3 in
not included
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 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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