News | Intense Tracer T275C DVO Edition
One of 2014’s most desirable bikes is now available in an even more exciting edition. Shall we call this one “green with Envy”? Hm, that would have worked much better with some certain carbon rims! Nevertheless, this bike looks ready to race, but so good you may want to just put it up on the wall…
The Limited Edition Tracer 275C DVO allows Intense Cycles to offer Interbike’s 2014 Bike of the Year, the Tracer 275C, in a special ride package featuring DVO’s race-tuned suspension. With a special design customized to highlight the new DVO Trail suspension system – a Diamond Fork with 160mm of travel and the Jade coil rear shock – this bike gives riders a completely different feel than the standard specified air shock.
Riders experience a more supple ride, increased traction and superior big hit performance because with the Jade coil rear shock, the first 50mm of travel – or “sag” – is much more active than air. The rear coil shock also allows for a more active suspension that keeps the rear tire in contact with the ground to increase traction. And when compared with an air shock, a coil shock provides a more linear feel though the travel. Big hits feel controlled as the bike cycles through its travel, especially when bottomed out. The unique DVO system allows the rider to dial in the suspension feel while on the go for that perfect race tune tailored to each ride.
Like our 951 EVO DVO bike we shared with you last fall, the Tracer DVO is not just a simple spec change but a bike designed around this special suspension system. We used the SRAM XO/X1 drivetrain combination with green highlights on the cranksets and derailleurs, Stan’s Flow wheels with matching green color hits, a stunning black and green Tracer carbon frame using high-gloss green paint to match the DVO components. We chose a Renthal cockpit, Maxxis High Roller II tires, Rock Shox Reverb adjustable post and Shimano XT brakes.
This bike is another example of Intense’s commitment to making high-performance bikes with a stunning finish. Intense will build 250 of these bikes and no more.
Words & Photos: Intense Cycles PR