Intense Carbine

Kevin’s Intense Carbine


The Build

Kevin was coming off of the 2017 Specialized Enduro and was looking for a bike that would give him the same riding style of the long travel 29er, but with a JS tuned suspension system. The build was designed to be lighter weight but still just as capable. With the help of a great carbon frame and an ENVE wheelset we were able to accomplish that. Thank you for your support Kevin and we hope you enjoy the new ride!


Build Specs

Frame: Intense Carbine 155mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 series
Saddle: WTB Volt Ti
Seatpost: Bike Yoke 160mm 31.6
Fork: RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Debonair 29″ 160mm
Handlebar: ENVE DH 800mm
Stem: Syntace 40mm
Grips: DMR Brendog Flanged DeathGrip, thin
Shifter: SRAM XX1 Eagle
Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate
Crank: RaceFace NEXT SL G4 170mm
BB: HOPE BB92, sealed, ENDURO
Chainring: Wolf Tooth 34t CINCH dm
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Cassette: SRAM XO1 Eagle
Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle
Front Wheel: ENVE M70HV, DT 240
Front Tire: Minion DHF 2.3 EXO, TR, 3C,
Rear Wheel: ENVE M70HV, 30mm int. DT 240
Rear Tire: Minion DHR II 2.3 EXO, TR, 3C
Pedals: Shimano XTR M9020


Build Team

Jacob Horsley
Master Technician

John Frey




1 thought on “Intense Carbine

  1. I’ve owned a couple VPP bikes and loved the pedaling platform, but didn’t like how the suspension felt like it couldn’t keep up in deep, high speed ruts. It always felt like the suspension was packing up and gave you this GACK GACK GACK feel regardless of the rebound/compression on the shock. This was mainly why I went to an enduro off a 2015 Tracer. I was skeptical of the new bikes, but was blown away. The Carbine climbs way better than the enduro and has a totally different feel than the older VPP. Also, the CS length if 445, which is longer than what I was used to. The longer wheel base is very noticeable at high speed. The bike tracks really well and inspires confidence on gut wrenching full speed ahead side hills. Add in some stiff enve’s and a lyrik and It’s a sweet ride!

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