Intense Carbine SL All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $2899.00


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Introducing the Carbine SL: the newest addition to Intense Cycles? exciting line of carbon fiber frames. The Carbine SL takes the Carbine, shaves some weight while adding nimbleness and maneuverability in a shorter travel package for riders looking for that trail riding rocket of a bike. Weighing in at just 5 lbs. (medium frame) and offering cool features like titanium bolts and a carbon fiber shock link , the Carbine SL delivers an exceptional ride for racers and enthusiasts alike. Features: -Adjustable travel 4.75?-5.25? (120mm-134mm), easily set at the upper link -Carbon fiber upper link -Titanium bolts -135mm drop outs only -49mm lower head tube and 44mm upper headtube allow you to run a tapered steerer fork -Direct mount front derailleur -Height adjustable seatpost routing -H20 bottle mounts -"Flk-Grd" down tube and chain stay protector system -Angular contact bearings and collet axle system with replaceable zirk fittings World Cup, National, and World Championship winning VPP suspension platform


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Javier Bours

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, climbs like a goat and the handling its amazing

Weaknesses:    None at all

Bottom Line:   
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2012

Strengths:    Light and nimble, climbs and descends exceptionally well.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Only had it for a few weeks now but i can already tell this is gonna be my favorite bike. The speed and lightness of this bike make it an ideal San Diego xc bike.

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Bike Setup:   1x10, SRAM X7 derailleur, SRAM XO shifter, Fox Sektor TK

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Anyone had to convert 240s rear end caps for carbine sl?

I'm having issues with my 240s conversion for my carbine sl. Originally, they were 142x10. I, then, bought both the 135x10 and qr end caps/axle. I tried 135x10 first with a RWS thru axle and it didn't fit in the dropouts (end caps too large to fall in the dropouts and too wide to fit inbetween dropo ... Read More »

Carbine SL with CC Inline

Still digging my Carbine SL even with its lowly 26" wheels. Well the stock Fox CTD was getting tired and starting to act weird on compression so I pulled the plug and got a DB inline. I went with the longer stroke 7.875 x 2.25" ( stock is 7.875x 2.0). it fits perfectly with no interference at all an ... Read More »

Carbine SL 650b

[url=http://m.pinkbike.com/news/Ibis-Swingarm-Converts-Mojo-HD-to-275-inch-Wheels.html]Ibis Swingarm Converts Mojo HD to 27.5-inch Wheels - Pinkbike[/url] It's doable, make it happen & sting me for more brass, but don't take the piss. IBIS has the price right I reckon ;-)Read More »

Carbine sl ride quality questions

I can pick up a carbine sl frame for relatively cheap. The frame looks awesome but I have a few reservations mainly because I have no way of demoing the bike. I ride east coast trails and don't do much in the way of jumps. I have ridden fsr and a dw-link azure bike. My questions are: Is the ... Read More »

My Carbine SL Story

I originally wanted to buy a 2014 Carbine 275, but after some advice on this forum, I saw some great deals on Carbine SL frames in the US&A. I was fortunate to get hold of one of the last mediums available from Zach at Bike Bling, and a few weeks later was the proud owner of a stunning frame. I thou ... Read More »

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