2017 RECLUSE EXPERT BUILD

Regular price $6,899.00 Sale price $5,299.00

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WHAT IS AN INTENSE EXPERT BUILD?

The Expert Build Recluse is our second build spec. We've carefully selected and tested each component, offering a great balance of performance and budget to provide an exceptional ride experience at an aggressive price.

 

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


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.


QUICK STANDOUTS

TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR): 150mm/140mm
WHEEL SIZE: 27.5" / 650b
BUILD WEIGHT (NO PEDALS) 11.82kgs
FRAME WEIGHT: 2.38kgs
HT ANGLE: 66 degrees
REACH: 417mm / 16.4" (Small) // 438mm / 17.3" (Medium) // 460mm / 18.1" (Large) // 486mm / 19.2" (XL)

EXPANDED EXPERT BUILD SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME 275 Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 140mm travel.
FORK RockShox Pike RC, 27.5 15QR Thru Axle, 150mm Travel, 110 x 15mm
SHOCK RockShox Monarch Plus HV MM, Custom Tune, 200x57mm
WHEELSET
WHEELS DT Swiss E 1900 Spline 275
HUBS 28 Hole DT Swiss SPLINE hub with pawl drive system, silk matt black; 100 x15mm Front Hub; 148x12 BOOST Rear Hub Shimano Driver, centerlock
RIMS DT Swiss E1900 Spline 275, Tubeless Ready
SPOKES DT Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
TIRES Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5x2.30 HR II 62a/60a 60tpi folding
DRIVETRAIN
SHIFTERS Shimano DEORE XT, Right, 11-Speed
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano DEORE XT, RD-M8000, SGS 11-Speed Top-Normal Shadow Plus Design
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
CRANK Race Face Turbine 32T
CASSETTE Shimano DEORE XT, 11-SPEED, 11-42
CHAIN Shimano 11 speed
CHAIN GUIDE
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Pressfit
COMPONENTS
SADDLE WTB Silverado Race
SEATPOST RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm x 420 mm, zero offset, 150mm of travel
HANDLEBAR Renthal Fatbar 20mm x 760 mm
STEM Thomson Elite X4: 50mm
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS44/EC49.40
BRAKESET SRAM GUIDE RS, 180mm front, 160mm rear
GRIPS Intense Dual Lock-On

FIND YOUR SIZING

GEOMETRY (mm / inch)

SIZE Small Medium Large Extra Large
A: SEAT TUBE LENGTH 376
14.8
446
17.6
484
19.1
515
20.3
B: EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE 575
22.6
601
23.7
626
24.6
652
25.7
C: STACK 587
23.1
599
23.6
611
24.1
611
24.1
D: REACH 417
16.4
438
17.2
460
18.1
486
19.1
E: BB HEIGHT 344
13.5
344
13.5
344
13.5
344
13.5
F: BB DROP -
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
G: HEAD TUBE LENGTH 102
4.0
102
4.0
102
4.0
102
4.0
H: HEAD TUBE ANGLE 66.0° 66.0° 66.0° 66.0°
I: SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75.0° 75.0° 75.0° 75.0°
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT 792
31.2
800
31.5
807
31.8
807
31.8
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH 438
17.2
438
17.2
438
17.2
438
17.2
L: WHEELBASE 1142
45.0
1169
46.0
1196
47.1
1222
48.1

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  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 chainring. 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?
    • We use the bottom bracket we feel is best suited to the style of bike. If you are building the frame up yourself and are unsure, call/visit your local intense dealer for advice. Intense AU Dealers.
  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 call or email into our customer service hotline. Technical info and specifications of your bike can be found in the user manual (download here). 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.
  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 (click here).
  9. How much does a particular frame, or built model weigh?
    • The specific frame/bike weight will be listed on our website on your bike's 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?
    • Small parts are available for all current and some previous models of bikes going back 3 years. Click here to be directed to our small parts web store, OR click here to email us. If your model of bike is not listed on the website, please call into or email our customer service hotline - see contact details here.
  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 the 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. From our home page, click on the “service” tab. Then select “register your ride”, fill out the required fields and your registration will be complete. Click on this register my bike link.
  15. Can I purchase parts directly from 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.
  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 the Intense website www.intensecycles.com.au/pages/registerbike. 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. you will find this information under the service tab on our home page.
  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?
    • Click here to see a schedule of upcoming demo events. Can't wait? Email us to arrange a demo ride.
  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.