Regular price €2,808.26 Sale price €2,107.44

Price includes tax and duties in CE countries

The Foundation Build Carbine is our entry level build with an NM frame. We've carefully selected and tested each component to provide an exception ride experience at our most competitive price point. The Foundation build comes with Intense branded alloy bars, stem and hubs.  

All bikes come pre-built and tuned through Intense Cycles authorized mechanics and will arrive to you with minimum assembly. 



 TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR): 160mm/155mm
HT ANGLE: 65.5 ̊
REACH: 410mm/16.1" (Small)  // 431mm/17.0" (Medium)  // 455mm/17.9" (Large)  // 471mm/18.5" (XL)


FRAME Carbine 29” Enduro Monocoque Carbon Frame. Alloy top link, internal shift, dropper post and brake routing. ISCG05 mounts, flack guard armour, 155mm travel
FORK Rock Shox Yari RC 29, Solo Air, 160mm, Boost 110x15mm
SHOCK Rock Shox Deluxe RT3, 230x60mm
WHEELS Intense Foundation 29"
HUBS 32 Hole 110 x15mm Front Hub; 148x12 BOOST Rear Hub XD driver, 6 Bolt
RIMS Race Face AR 30, 29", 32 Hole
SPOKES DT Swiss Champion
TIRES Maxxis 29x2.30 Highroller II 60TPI EXO/TR
SHIFTERS Sram NX 11speed Trigger
CRANK Race Face Aeffect 175mm, 30T
CASSETTE Sram PG1130 11speed, 11-42T
CHAIN Sram PC 1110 11speed
SADDLE WTB Silverado Sport w/ Steel Rails
SEATPOST Race Face Aeffect 31.6mm, 150mm Dropper
HANDLEBAR Intense Recon 780mm Alloy
STEM Intense Recon 45mm
HEADSET Intense Tapered
BRAKESET Shimano m500 Hydraulic Disk 180mm Front & 180mm Rear
GRIPS Intense Dual Lock-On

 Included with each complete bike is an Intense Cycles branded torque wrench set and shock pump, precision tools to keep your new bike in peak performance. 



Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Everything worked as promised!

Thank you, haven’t been riding that much so far, but all works as promised :)

Feedback carbine

I appreciated the speed, the grip, the crossing, and the pedaling efficiency.
All this is perfect for me, however the negative point is braking, that's why I did not give 5 stars.
Braking lack of efficiency is endurance, it becomes very dangerous because the bike is able to ride very hard.
I am not overly heavy (80kg), I know that the model was the most economical but I expected anyway braking not perfect, but at least effective. Currently it's just dangerous. (I have broken in the brake as it needs to be done, is all the settings are good, just the brake model is not compatible with the use of the bike).
Maybe you have a commercial solution? I can possibly add a little money to have new brake and be able to use my bike safely. (I already change the front brake disc for 200mm).
Thanking you for your answer, I wish you a pleasant day.
Sorry for my bad english I'm french..
Mr Léo Lambert.


Gran compra, muy contento, comportamiento excelente. No esperaba q las 29 fuesen tan bien.
Totalmente recomendable.


Loving riding every day

Fantastica bike

Con la mia Carbine sono migliorato nella guida, in discesa e in curva, merito della geometria e della sospensione molto efficiente . Ottimo acquisto ad un prezzo molto competitivo.


  1. How long is the warranty period for my Intense?
    • 5-year limited warranty on carbon frames (except Downhill)
    • 3-year limited warranty on XC/Trail/Endurol aluminum and carbon Downhill frames
    • 2-year limited warranty on aluminum Downhill and Enduro frames
  2. What is the widest tire that will fit my bike?
    • With the wide variety of rim widths and tire dimensions,there is no way to accurately determine what your actual tire width will be with your component spec. A general rule of thumb is 2.4 for xc/trail, 2.6 for enduro/downhill and 3.0 for plus tire frame options.
  3. Is my frame compatible with Eagle?
    • All Intense mountain bikes featuring 142mm and boost 148 rear wheel spacing will fit SRAM Eagle Drivetrain with the appropriate offset front chain ring. 6mm offset for non boost applications and 3mm offset for 148 boost applications.
  4. What type of bottom bracket do I need for my bike?
    • Excluding our downhill bikes, all carbon frames Use a bb92 and has a 73mm BB shell width.
    • Excluding our downhill bikes, all alloy frames use a threaded bb and has a 73mm BB shell width.
    • All downhill bikes use a threaded bb and has a 83mm BB shell width.
  5. Where is my serial number located?
    • The serial number on your Intense frame is located on the front triangle on the back/underside of the bottom bracket. The serial number for the rear triangle is located on the forward facing surface of the cross brace.
  6. What are the shock size specs for my bike? ( Eye to Eye and Stroke) (Reducer Size)
    • If you have a question of shock hardware specs, please email into our customer service Otherwise please visit ROCK SHOX or FOX for specifications.
  7. What is the longest dropper post that will fit in my seat tube? (Maximum Insertion)
    • The maximum length of your dropper post is based solely on the size frame you are using and the lower tube length of the dropper post used. All of our frames are capable of at least a 150mm dropper post but are capable of running a dropper post with a lower tube length up to 225mm on a small and 260mm on medium, large and XL frames.
  8. How much sag should I run on my rear shock?
    • Intense recommends that your sag be set at 30% for all xc/trail/enduro models and 35% for the downhill models. For a demonstration and more information, check out the tech video section.
  9. How much does a particular frame, or built model weigh?
    • The specific frame/bike weight will be listed on our website under your bikes product page. You can also see a chart with frame and bike weights here. (Please note that a variable of 100G should be given).
  10. Where can I purchase a particular part for my Intense?
    • Yes, small parts are available for all current and some previous models of bikes going back 3 years. You will find this tab on our website home page on the top or click here to be directed to our small parts web store. If your model of bike is not listed on the website, please call into or email our customer service hotline. Info for this is on the “service” tab on the home page.
  11. Is there touch up paint available for my bike?
    • No, currently there is not touch up paint option available yet. This is still under development.
  12. Can I use an Angle set headset for my bike?
    • Yes, all our external headset cup frames are capable of running an angle set headset. Although with most of our bikes and our JSTuned geometry, typically the bikes geometry are matched with our component spec to make that particular bike perform at its best for its intended use.
  13. What is the recommended spring rate for my bike and body weight?
    • For specific sag measurements and suspension set up, please refer to the user manual for your model of bike. Or, click here to see the tech video demonstration.
  14. How can I register my bike?
    • Registering your new Intense is quick and easy. Click on this register my bike link.
  15. Can I purchase parts directly through you?
    • Yes, small parts are available for all current and some previous models of bikes going back 3 years. You will find this tab on our website home page on the top. If your model of bike is not listed on the website, please call into or email our customer service hotline. Info for this is on the “service” tab on the home page.
  16. I am the second owner of my bike, Do I still have a warranty?
    • Intense promises that new Intense frames will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This limited warranty applies to the original owner only and is nontransferable. The original owner must register his purchase within 90 days on this link. Intense will, at its discretion, repair or replace any frame that it determines to be manufacturing defective during the warranty period. In order to exercise your right under the Intense Cycles Limited Warranty, the frameset must be presented to an authorized Intense dealer, Intense distributor or to Intense Cycles, Inc., together with the proof of purchase.
  17. Can I ride my bike if I see a crack/dent on the frame?
    • You should always do a post-ride and pre-ride bike check. Click here to see how. If while doing your pre ride or post ride inspection of your frame and all its components you see a dent, crack or surface imperfection, please contact your local intense dealer or email or call into our service hotline.
  18. Do you still make Intense BMX Bikes?
    • No, we no longer are apart of the intense brand of BMX bikes.
  19. How much torque should I use to tighten my bolts?
    • The torque settings, as with any high performance machine are very important to reliability and overall performance. The specific torque values are located in the user manual. Or, you can click here to see the tech video.
  20. Is there an owner’s manual for my bike model?
    • The user manual for your specific model of intense bike is located in the accessory box shipped with your intense bike or you can download it from the bike manual page on our website.
  21. Where can I demo an Intense bike at?
    • Sorry, no demo events availables at this moment, we are working on it.
  22. How do I know it's time to have my bike serviced
    • As a responsible owner of your high performance mountain bike, it is important to stay on your  scheduled maintenance program. Preventing problems from happening should be your number one priority to ensure the best performance, reliability, safety and life out of your Intense mountain bike. For more information on how to maintain your bike properly please check out the tech video here.
  23. What is recommended for seatpost and seat tube care?
    • Intense recommends that the seatpost be installed with a thin coating of waterproof grease. This is something that should be checked, cleaned and re-prepped quarterly.

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