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It’s official: Intense readying Tracer and Carbine with 650b

The Tracer 275 is the latest offspring from the creative mind of designer/president, Jeff Steber. The idea to do the 275 came to Steber while he was traveling abroad. A few weeks later, he was riding the first prototype.

The Tracer 275 offers 5.5-6 inches of adjustable travel, 17-inch chainstays, a 13.3-inch bottom bracket, cable routing for RockShox’s Stealth Reverb dropper post, the G1 replaceable dropout system, and a modified geometry 67-degree head angle. 

While locked away in “Area 51”, Steber also found the time and the creativity to develop a second 275 model. The Carbine, a 5.5-6” travel carbon fiber trail bike released late last fall also gets the 275 treatment. A modified G1 Dropout allows for ample tire clearance and as well adjusts geometry, which gives the bike the same dialed head angle that all Intense bikes are known for. While the Carbine 275 is a conversion kit, there are no compromises; the Carbine 275 will allow a full size 2.35” tire, unlike many of the other bikes being converted on the market. 

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