The 2019 Carbine Foundation is the entry point to the Carbine model range, giving you an enduro-ready 29er race machine that we've carefully specced to give an uncompromised ride experience and a tempting price point.
New for 2019 is our Optimised Layup frame, an upgrade over the previous NM version at this spec level. The new frame incorporates full carbon uni-directional monocoque front and rear triangles as well as a full carbon top link and packs internal cabling and flack guard. All this means the 2019 Carbine Foundation offers you a ready-to-race platform of exquisite quality, making it ideal for future upgrades.
Component highlights on the 2019 Carbine Foundation include RockShox suspension, full SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetain, WTB saddle, Intense-branded dropper and bars and Shimano M500 brakes.
The performance Rock Shox Yari RC 29 Solo Air fork and RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock will be tuned specifically for you by our own Intense Cycles UK mechanics so you can get straight onto the trails and ride with confidence.
160mm front, 155mm rear travel
RockShox Yari RC 29 Solo Air fork
RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock
SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed Drivetrain
Shimano M500 brakes
About The Carbine
Once considered an impossible feat, the Carbine effortlessly combines 29er speed with impeccable trail manners. Add in the long 155mm rear travel with 160mm up front and the Carbine can take big hits in its stride while maintaining its lively, playful handling.
This latest Carbine model has been completely redesigned from the ground up to create a truly enduro-focused trail geometry with longer reach, slacker head angle and increased wheelbase. Like the 27.5" Tracer, the Carbine takes advantage of our redeveloped and JS Tuned-suspension 'Enduro Link', which has been refined to deliver optimised leverage curve and axle path.
All this means the Carbine is most at home on rough, fast trails where you'll get the biggest benefit from the speed of the 29" wheels and the most fun out of the longer travel.
The Carbine is the go-to enduro race bike for our team riders, so if you're looking for flat-out speed on every stage, look no further than the Carbine.
ABOUT Intense Cycles
Founded in 1993, Intense changed mountain bike racing forever with the M1, the first true full-suspension downhill bike. Racing remains at the heart of everything Intense does with the US brand continuing to innovate across XC, trail, enduro and DH disciplines. Every Intense bike is made to the very highest standards with extraordinary attention to detail and an exceptional finish – making you stand out as a true mountain biker on the trails. Read more about Intense.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Intense, Moots Cycles, Peaty's, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.