Intense 2022 Tracer 279
Intense 2022 Tracer 279
Intense 2022 Tracer 279
Intense 2022 Tracer 279
Intense 2022 Tracer 279
Intense 2022 Tracer 279
Intense 2022 Tracer 279
Intense 2022 Tracer 279
$5,499.00

Intense 2022 Tracer 279

Intense

SKU:
Size M
Color Tan/UD Carbon
Build Expert
+

Only 1 left in stock

This item will ship Monday

BUILT FOR ENDURO
An Enduro bike needs to do two things: eat-up mountainous terrain on the downhills, and climb back up to do it all again. With our new Tracer we believe we have made a bike that can do just that.

Borrowing design inspiration and technology from our M29 downhill bike, utilizing its bottom link driven rear shock and suspension design, we have created a bike with plush travel for the roughest of descents, and a firm pedal platform when needed. We’ve positioned the rear shock low down and centered in the frame, allowing the Tracer to descend and handle terrain impeccably.

  • COMPLETELY REDESIGNED
  • STAGGERED WHEELS = STAGGERING SPEED
  • IN FRAME CHAD STORAGE SYSTEM
  • THE JS TUNED ENDURO LINK
  • FLIP CHIP GEOMETRY ADJUST
  • COMPLETELY REDESIGNED
    The INTENSE Tracer 279 Enduro bike has been completely reengineered for 2022. With 170mm (6.7”) of travel and a staggered wheelset (29” front/ 27.5” rear), we have created a bike that is stable and capable while also fast, fun and agile.

    STAGGERED WHEELS = STAGGERING SPEED
    The Tracer 279 has been designed around a staggered wheelset. Taking what we've learned from our staggered wheel Tazer, we've found a great balance of agility and stability. When the trails get tight or you're looking to shave time off of race stages, the new Tracer is ready.

    IN FRAME CHAD STORAGE SYSTEM
    The Chad Storage System is an on-bike storage solution system that is being introduced on the Tracer 279. This system is not one individual part, but a concept for storage solutions that will continue to evolve with INTENSE models. The system is named in memory of our late colleague and bike fanatic, Chad Peterson.

    The Tracer has a compartment located in the frame's downtube under the bottom bracket where a specially designed Chad System storage bag can hold your tubes, tools, and other trailside repair solutions. In addition to the storage bag that is included with your Tracer, a Chad System storage box will also be available to purchase separately. This semi-hard case box will neatly house your multi-tools, CO2 cartridges, and other trailside repair solutions.

    THE JS TUNED ENDURO LINK
    We talk a lot about JS Tuned here at INTENSE. JS stands for Jeff Steber (our founder and CEO) and simply put, it is a system that focuses on all of the individual parts that make up one of our bikes: from suspension, geometry, wheel size, materials and component spec. The key element of JS Tuned is our suspension system that uses two counter-rotating links to connect the front and rear triangles of the bike. The links are specifically placed to allow for separation between the pedaling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.

    FLIP CHIP GEOMETRY ADJUSTMENT
    The INTENSE Tracer 279 has a ‘Flip Chip’ feature which allows you to alter the geometry of your bike between two positions. The bike comes from our factory in the HI (High) setting. The HI setting is engineered to perform the best in the roughest and most technical terrain. The LO setting is engineered to perform the best in slightly smoother, high speed trails such as what could be found in many bike parks. The LO setting will slacken the head angle a little, lower the bottom bracket and standover, shorten the reach by 5mm, creating slightly firmer suspension.. What position you have the Flip Chip in comes down to personal preference, riding style and the type of terrain you normally ride on.

    The Flip Chip on the INTENSE Tracer 279 is located on the Lower Link of the suspension system where it bolts onto the rear shock. With the bike fully built the Flip Chips are hidden, so in order to gain access to them you will need a 5mm Allen key and a torque wrench. The basic process involves removing the rear wheel, unbolting the Rear Triangle from the Top Link, which will then give you access to the Bottom Link and the Flip Chips.

     TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR):

    170MM/170MM

    WHEEL SIZE:

    29" Front 27.5" Rear

    BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless)

    36 lbs 6 oz 

    FRAME WEIGHT: (Size Medium With Shock)

    8 lbs 4 oz 

    HT ANGLE:

    64.5 ̊ High Setting/ 64 ̊ Lower Setting

    REACH:

    425MM / 16.7" (Small)  //  455MM / 17.9" (Medium)  // 480MM / 18.9" (Large)  //  505MM / 19.9" (XL)

    • FRAME
    FRAME Full carbon fiber front and rear triangle utilizing an optimized carbon layup for the ENDURO category. Features fully guided Internal cable routing, carbon top link, titanium hardware, ISCG-05 tabs, threaded BB and updated molded frame protection and shuttle guard. Concentric bottom link with integrated flip chip to adjust GEO. Integrated CHAD Storage system with the ‘tube bag’ included. 170mm of rear wheel travel. Quick release rear axle (148mm boost hub spacing)
    FORK FOX Performance 38 Float 170mm with GRIP Damper quick release front axle (boost 110 hub spacing)
    SHOCK FOX Performance elite DHX2 coil, rebound adjustments, 2 position climb switch, Shock size/Stroke: 205mm x 65mm upper mounting hardware Trunnion Lower Mounting Hardware: 8mm x 20mm.
    COIL/SPRING 350 lbs (S Size for 54 - 64 kg rider weight) / 450 lbs (M Size for 64 - 73 kg rider weight) / 500 lbs (L Size for 73 - 80 kg rider weight) / 550 lbs (XL Size for 80 - 84 kgs rider weight).
    • DRIVETRAIN
    SHIFTERS Sram NX Eagle 12SP
    FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
    CRANK Sram NX Eagle 12SP / DUB / 32t / 170MM / Boost / 52mm Chainline
    CASSETTE Sram PG 1230 Eagle 12SP / 11-50t
    CHAIN Sram NX Eagle 12SP 118 links
    CHAIN GUIDE E Thirteen Vario top guide
    BOTTOM BRACKET Sram DUB Threaded
    • COMPONENTS
    SADDLE WTB Silverado Sport w/steel rails
    SEATPOST INTENSE Recon Dropper 31.6mm, length 125mm SM / 150mm MD / 170mm Lg / 200mm XL (Frame Size Specific)
    HANDLEBAR EThirteen 35mm bar with 20mm rise, 800mm width
    HEADSET INTENSE Top ZS49/28.6mm, Bottom ZS56/40
    BRAKESET SRAM Code R 4-piston - Front Rotor 200mm 6-bolt 1.8mm / Rear Rotor 200mm 6-bolt 1.8mm
    GRIPS INTENSE Logo Lock-on

    HIGH (HI) SETTING
    NOTE: 279 GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 583MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH AND 44MM FORK OFFSET.

    SIZE

    SMALL

    MEDIUM

    LARGE

    EXTRA LARGE

    A: SEATTUBE LENGTH

    385MM / 15.2"

    418MM / 16.5"

    440MM / 17.3"

    465MM / 18.3"

    B: EFFECTIVE TOPTUBE

    557MM / 22.7”

    589MM / 23.2"

    617MM / 24.3"

    644MM / 25.4"  

    C: STACK

    618MM / 24.3"

    627MM / 24.7"

    636MM / 25"

    645MM / 25.4” 

    D: REACH

    425MM / 16.7"

    455MM / 17.9"

    480MM / 18.9"

    505MM / 19.9”  

    E: BB HEIGHT

    349MM / 13.75"

    349MM / 13.75"

    349MM / 13.75"

    349MM / 13.75"

    F: BB DROP

    5MM / 0.2"

    5MM / 0.2"

    5MM / 0.2"

    5MM / 0.2"

    G: HEADTUBE LENGTH

    90 MM / 3.54"

    100MM / 3.94"

    110MM / 4.33"

    120MM / 4.7”  

    H: HEADTUBE ANGLE

    64.5 ̊

    64.5 ̊

    64.5 ̊

    64.5 ̊

    I: SEATTUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE)

    77.9 ̊

    77.9 ̊

    77.9 ̊

    77.9 ̊

    J: STANDOVER HEIGHT

    803MM / 31.6"

    807MM / 31.8"

    807MM / 31.8"

    807MM / 31.8"

    K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH

    437MM / 17.2"

    437MM / 17.2"

    437MM / 17.2"

    437MM / 17.2"

    L: WHEELBASE

    1193MM / 47"

    1228MM / 48.3"

    1257MM / 49.5"

    1286MM / 51"

    SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT

    154cm - 166cm / 5’ 0” – 5’ 6”

    164cm - 177cm / 5’ 4” – 5’ 10”

    175cm - 187cm 5’ 8” – 6’ 2”

    183cm – 198cm 6’ 0” – 6’ 6”

    LOW (LO) SETTING
    NOTE: 279 GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 583MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH AND 44MM FORK OFFSET.

    SIZE

    SMALL

    MEDIUM

    LARGE

    EXTRA LARGE

    A: SEATTUBE LENGTH

    385MM / 15.2"

    418MM / 16.5"

    440MM / 17.3"

    465MM / 18.3"

    B: EFFECTIVE TOPTUBE

    559MM / 22.1"

    591MM / 23.3"

    619MM / 24.4"

    646MM / 25.5"

    C: STACK

    622MM / 24.5"

    631MM / 24.9"

    640MM / 25.2"

    649MM / 25.6"

    D: REACH

    420MM / 16.5"

    450MM / 17.7"

    475MM / 18.7"

    500MM / 19.7"

    E: BB HEIGHT

    342MM / 13.5"

    342MM / 13.5"

    342MM / 13.5"

    342MM / 13.5"

    F: BB DROP

    12MM / 0.5"

    12MM / 0.5"

    12MM / 0.5"

    12MM / 0.5"

    G: HEADTUBE LENGTH

    90 MM / 3.54"

    100MM / 3.94"

    110MM / 4.33"

    120MM / 4.7”  

    H: HEADTUBE ANGLE

    64.0 ̊

    64.0 ̊

    64.0 ̊

    64.0 ̊

    I: SEATTUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE)

    77.4 ̊

    77.4 ̊

    77.4 ̊

    77.4 ̊

    J: STANDOVER HEIGHT

    798MM / 31.2"

    802MM / 31.6"

    802MM / 31.6"

    802MM / 31.6"

    K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH

    439MM / 17.3"

    439MM / 17.3"

    439MM / 17.3"

    439MM / 17.3"

    L: WHEELBASE

    1195MM / 47"

    1229MM / 48.4"

    1258MM / 49.5"

    1287MM / 51"

    SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT

    154cm - 166cm / 5’ 0” – 5’ 6”

    164cm - 177cm / 5’ 4” – 5’ 10”

    175cm - 187cm 5’ 8” – 6’ 2”

    183cm – 198cm 6’ 0” – 6’ 6”

     

    FEATURES

    BUILT FOR ENDURO
    An Enduro bike needs to do two things: eat-up mountainous terrain on the downhills, and climb back up to do it all again. With our new Tracer we believe we have made a bike that can do just that.

    Borrowing design inspiration and technology from our M29 downhill bike, utilizing its bottom link driven rear shock and suspension design, we have created a bike with plush travel for the roughest of descents, and a firm pedal platform when needed. We’ve positioned the rear shock low down and centered in the frame, allowing the Tracer to descend and handle terrain impeccably.

  • COMPLETELY REDESIGNED
  • STAGGERED WHEELS = STAGGERING SPEED
  • IN FRAME CHAD STORAGE SYSTEM
  • THE JS TUNED ENDURO LINK
  • FLIP CHIP GEOMETRY ADJUST
  • COMPLETELY REDESIGNED
    The INTENSE Tracer 279 Enduro bike has been completely reengineered for 2022. With 170mm (6.7”) of travel and a staggered wheelset (29” front/ 27.5” rear), we have created a bike that is stable and capable while also fast, fun and agile.

    STAGGERED WHEELS = STAGGERING SPEED
    The Tracer 279 has been designed around a staggered wheelset. Taking what we've learned from our staggered wheel Tazer, we've found a great balance of agility and stability. When the trails get tight or you're looking to shave time off of race stages, the new Tracer is ready.

    IN FRAME CHAD STORAGE SYSTEM
    The Chad Storage System is an on-bike storage solution system that is being introduced on the Tracer 279. This system is not one individual part, but a concept for storage solutions that will continue to evolve with INTENSE models. The system is named in memory of our late colleague and bike fanatic, Chad Peterson.

    The Tracer has a compartment located in the frame's downtube under the bottom bracket where a specially designed Chad System storage bag can hold your tubes, tools, and other trailside repair solutions. In addition to the storage bag that is included with your Tracer, a Chad System storage box will also be available to purchase separately. This semi-hard case box will neatly house your multi-tools, CO2 cartridges, and other trailside repair solutions.

    THE JS TUNED ENDURO LINK
    We talk a lot about JS Tuned here at INTENSE. JS stands for Jeff Steber (our founder and CEO) and simply put, it is a system that focuses on all of the individual parts that make up one of our bikes: from suspension, geometry, wheel size, materials and component spec. The key element of JS Tuned is our suspension system that uses two counter-rotating links to connect the front and rear triangles of the bike. The links are specifically placed to allow for separation between the pedaling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.

    FLIP CHIP GEOMETRY ADJUSTMENT
    The INTENSE Tracer 279 has a ‘Flip Chip’ feature which allows you to alter the geometry of your bike between two positions. The bike comes from our factory in the HI (High) setting. The HI setting is engineered to perform the best in the roughest and most technical terrain. The LO setting is engineered to perform the best in slightly smoother, high speed trails such as what could be found in many bike parks. The LO setting will slacken the head angle a little, lower the bottom bracket and standover, shorten the reach by 5mm, creating slightly firmer suspension.. What position you have the Flip Chip in comes down to personal preference, riding style and the type of terrain you normally ride on.

    The Flip Chip on the INTENSE Tracer 279 is located on the Lower Link of the suspension system where it bolts onto the rear shock. With the bike fully built the Flip Chips are hidden, so in order to gain access to them you will need a 5mm Allen key and a torque wrench. The basic process involves removing the rear wheel, unbolting the Rear Triangle from the Top Link, which will then give you access to the Bottom Link and the Flip Chips.

    KEY INFO

     TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR):

    170MM/170MM

    WHEEL SIZE:

    29" Front 27.5" Rear

    BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless)

    36 lbs 6 oz 

    FRAME WEIGHT: (Size Medium With Shock)

    8 lbs 4 oz 

    HT ANGLE:

    64.5 ̊ High Setting/ 64 ̊ Lower Setting

    REACH:

    425MM / 16.7" (Small)  //  455MM / 17.9" (Medium)  // 480MM / 18.9" (Large)  //  505MM / 19.9" (XL)

    EXPERT BUILD SPECS

    • FRAME
    FRAME Full carbon fiber front and rear triangle utilizing an optimized carbon layup for the ENDURO category. Features fully guided Internal cable routing, carbon top link, titanium hardware, ISCG-05 tabs, threaded BB and updated molded frame protection and shuttle guard. Concentric bottom link with integrated flip chip to adjust GEO. Integrated CHAD Storage system with the ‘tube bag’ included. 170mm of rear wheel travel. Quick release rear axle (148mm boost hub spacing)
    FORK FOX Performance 38 Float 170mm with GRIP Damper quick release front axle (boost 110 hub spacing)
    SHOCK FOX Performance elite DHX2 coil, rebound adjustments, 2 position climb switch, Shock size/Stroke: 205mm x 65mm upper mounting hardware Trunnion Lower Mounting Hardware: 8mm x 20mm.
    COIL/SPRING 350 lbs (S Size for 54 - 64 kg rider weight) / 450 lbs (M Size for 64 - 73 kg rider weight) / 500 lbs (L Size for 73 - 80 kg rider weight) / 550 lbs (XL Size for 80 - 84 kgs rider weight).
    • DRIVETRAIN
    SHIFTERS Sram NX Eagle 12SP
    FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
    CRANK Sram NX Eagle 12SP / DUB / 32t / 170MM / Boost / 52mm Chainline
    CASSETTE Sram PG 1230 Eagle 12SP / 11-50t
    CHAIN Sram NX Eagle 12SP 118 links
    CHAIN GUIDE E Thirteen Vario top guide
    BOTTOM BRACKET Sram DUB Threaded
    • COMPONENTS
    SADDLE WTB Silverado Sport w/steel rails
    SEATPOST INTENSE Recon Dropper 31.6mm, length 125mm SM / 150mm MD / 170mm Lg / 200mm XL (Frame Size Specific)
    HANDLEBAR EThirteen 35mm bar with 20mm rise, 800mm width
    HEADSET INTENSE Top ZS49/28.6mm, Bottom ZS56/40
    BRAKESET SRAM Code R 4-piston - Front Rotor 200mm 6-bolt 1.8mm / Rear Rotor 200mm 6-bolt 1.8mm
    GRIPS INTENSE Logo Lock-on

    GEOMETRY (HI)

    HIGH (HI) SETTING
    NOTE: 279 GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 583MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH AND 44MM FORK OFFSET.

    SIZE

    SMALL

    MEDIUM

    LARGE

    EXTRA LARGE

    A: SEATTUBE LENGTH

    385MM / 15.2"

    418MM / 16.5"

    440MM / 17.3"

    465MM / 18.3"

    B: EFFECTIVE TOPTUBE

    557MM / 22.7”

    589MM / 23.2"

    617MM / 24.3"

    644MM / 25.4"  

    C: STACK

    618MM / 24.3"

    627MM / 24.7"

    636MM / 25"

    645MM / 25.4” 

    D: REACH

    425MM / 16.7"

    455MM / 17.9"

    480MM / 18.9"

    505MM / 19.9”  

    E: BB HEIGHT

    349MM / 13.75"

    349MM / 13.75"

    349MM / 13.75"

    349MM / 13.75"

    F: BB DROP

    5MM / 0.2"

    5MM / 0.2"

    5MM / 0.2"

    5MM / 0.2"

    G: HEADTUBE LENGTH

    90 MM / 3.54"

    100MM / 3.94"

    110MM / 4.33"

    120MM / 4.7”  

    H: HEADTUBE ANGLE

    64.5 ̊

    64.5 ̊

    64.5 ̊

    64.5 ̊

    I: SEATTUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE)

    77.9 ̊

    77.9 ̊

    77.9 ̊

    77.9 ̊

    J: STANDOVER HEIGHT

    803MM / 31.6"

    807MM / 31.8"

    807MM / 31.8"

    807MM / 31.8"

    K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH

    437MM / 17.2"

    437MM / 17.2"

    437MM / 17.2"

    437MM / 17.2"

    L: WHEELBASE

    1193MM / 47"

    1228MM / 48.3"

    1257MM / 49.5"

    1286MM / 51"

    SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT

    154cm - 166cm / 5’ 0” – 5’ 6”

    164cm - 177cm / 5’ 4” – 5’ 10”

    175cm - 187cm 5’ 8” – 6’ 2”

    183cm – 198cm 6’ 0” – 6’ 6”

    GEOMETRY (LO)

    LOW (LO) SETTING
    NOTE: 279 GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 583MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH AND 44MM FORK OFFSET.

    SIZE

    SMALL

    MEDIUM

    LARGE

    EXTRA LARGE

    A: SEATTUBE LENGTH

    385MM / 15.2"

    418MM / 16.5"

    440MM / 17.3"

    465MM / 18.3"

    B: EFFECTIVE TOPTUBE

    559MM / 22.1"

    591MM / 23.3"

    619MM / 24.4"

    646MM / 25.5"

    C: STACK

    622MM / 24.5"

    631MM / 24.9"

    640MM / 25.2"

    649MM / 25.6"

    D: REACH

    420MM / 16.5"

    450MM / 17.7"

    475MM / 18.7"

    500MM / 19.7"

    E: BB HEIGHT

    342MM / 13.5"

    342MM / 13.5"

    342MM / 13.5"

    342MM / 13.5"

    F: BB DROP

    12MM / 0.5"

    12MM / 0.5"

    12MM / 0.5"

    12MM / 0.5"

    G: HEADTUBE LENGTH

    90 MM / 3.54"

    100MM / 3.94"

    110MM / 4.33"

    120MM / 4.7”  

    H: HEADTUBE ANGLE

    64.0 ̊

    64.0 ̊

    64.0 ̊

    64.0 ̊

    I: SEATTUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE)

    77.4 ̊

    77.4 ̊

    77.4 ̊

    77.4 ̊

    J: STANDOVER HEIGHT

    798MM / 31.2"

    802MM / 31.6"

    802MM / 31.6"

    802MM / 31.6"

    K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH

    439MM / 17.3"

    439MM / 17.3"

    439MM / 17.3"

    439MM / 17.3"

    L: WHEELBASE

    1195MM / 47"

    1229MM / 48.4"

    1258MM / 49.5"

    1287MM / 51"

    SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT

    154cm - 166cm / 5’ 0” – 5’ 6”

    164cm - 177cm / 5’ 4” – 5’ 10”

    175cm - 187cm 5’ 8” – 6’ 2”

    183cm – 198cm 6’ 0” – 6’ 6”