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Intense Bikes helped to define a new era of mountain biking with the introduction of the original Tracer. Almost 20 years later, Intense is launching their latest version of the Tracer, and it is still defining how capable and efficient a long travel all mountain bike can be. We got our hands on a test bike, and gave it a good flogging. See what we thought of this latest iteration of a legend.
A while back, I got the chance to race the Kamikaze Games at Mammoth Mountain. I had also been wanting to test out the Intense Tracer 275c. So, what better time and place to break in a new bike and see if it was a match made in enduro heaven?
From casual lunch rides to enduro races and weekend trips spent on the trails of Big Bear’s Snow Summit, our Tracer 275A test crew has used (and even gently abused) Intense’s 27.5” aluminum enduro machine to capacity. In this review we’ll compile our general impressions of the Tracer’s ride quality and design, as well as a few things to consider before giving the Tracer 275A a home in your garage.