Intense Cycles Mega Price Cut - Deal Round-up

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With the news that iconic American mountain bike brand Intense Cycles are now going 'rider-direct' with their sales, their bike prices have been slashed across the web.

That's music to our ears so we've been busy collecting all the amazing deals in one place. Below you'll find the fruits of our labour, with bikes discounted by up to 40%.

Intense Cycles has a rich and storied history, with their M1 downhill rig being one of the most influential mountain bikes of all time, with a huge number of downhill podiums during the 1990s. The lineage of their trail bikes is equally illustrious, with the hard-hitting Tracer and lightweight Spider having a huge influence on the direction full suspension bikes would take. While best known for their beautifully welded monocoque aluminium creations, in recent years they're moved exclusively into carbon fibre, with a range of full suspension bikes that cover the full gamut of riding.

Let's get on with the deals!

 

Intense Recluse Foundation 27.5 (L) - £2,499

Intense Recluse Foundation
£2499.00
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First up is this Recluse Foundation 27.5. The full carbon frame is paired with downtube Flack Guard armour to stop any rocks from killing the frame.

Up front there's a RockShox Pike RC with 150mm travel which uses a 15mm thru axle. At the back, a Rock Shox Monarch Plus delivers 140mm of travel via the JS Tuned suspension to keep the rear wheel planted. There's a dropper post in the form of a RockShox Reverb Stealth too.

The Sram NX shifting is excellent in our opinion, providing accurate shifts with easily maintanable robust components.

 

Intense Recluse Expert 27.5 - £3,499

Intense recluse Expert
£3499.00
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Should you want to go even lighter, then the Recluse Expert will be very tempting, with a higher quality build kit on the same frame.

The differences from the foundation are mostly found in the wheelset and the gearing, though the shock dampers are also more capable items. This one boasts DT Swiss wheels and Shimano XT for that extra bit of weight saving.

 

Intense Recluse Pro 27.5 - £3,699

Intense Recluse Pro
£3699.00
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Want to turn it up to 11? Well we do too! Have a look at the Pro edition of the Recluse.

Up here at the lofty heights of the Pro, the orange paint job is swapped out for this stunning matt grey and red. The changes aren't just superficial. No. 

The Pro gets a Fox Performance Float 36 fork up front with Boost spacing and a Fox Performance Float X2 shock in the back.

Maxis Highroller rubber should keep you stuck to the trail.

 

Intense Spider 275C Expert 27.5 - £4,699

Intense Spider Expert
£4699.00
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This short travel 27.5 MTB is perfect for fast trail riding.

Like the Recluse above, this features a RockShox Pike RC fork, but this time with less travel at 140mm. The full carbon frame has internal routing for all the cabling, making this a super clean-looking frame.

The Spider differs in the fact that it's got a 1x11 Shimano XT groupset, an awesome choice for reliability at a low weight.

 

Intense Tracer 275C - SL Frame - £2,170

Intense Tracer SL Frame
£2170.00
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Wanting to build up your own bespoke bike?

It'd be hard to start with a better frame for high-end enduro riding and racing than this Tracer 27.5. It features a full carbon monocoque front end with Boost 148 x12 mm spacing and 165mm travel.

Now obviously, we'd build ours with ENVE rims and Eagle, but we'll leave your build up to you!

 

Intense ACV Foundation Build 27.5+ - £2,599

Intense ACV Foundation
£2599.00
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This ACV Foundation is an incredible deal at 38% off.

The frame is again made of lightweight carbon fibre with more RockShox suspension front and rear. The wider tyres are a massive Plus point. At 2.8" wide, they provide amazing traction over difficult terrain.

 

Intense Primer Expert 29er - £3,710

Intense Primer Expert
£3710.00
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Rounding out this mega list is the only 29er here. At 30% off, it's a steal. 

This one is perfect for trail riding thanks to a 140/130mm front to rear travel split, with Shimano XT 1x11 keeping weight down and the tubeless ready DT Swiss wheels spinning up quickly.

The Primer isn't sluggish by any means. Intense wanted this to feel like a 27.5 and reckon you can still chuck it around like one, with the full carbon frame keeping the stiffness high for great handling. 

The deals listed on this page are the best deals on the best cycling products we can find. If you purchase anything as a result of clicking on a deal, Farrelly Atkinson Ltd may earn some commission: on some we do, on some we don’t. Any money that we earn goes in to paying for road.cc and its sister sites off.road.cc and ebiketips.