2022 Tracer 279 Enduro Mountain Bike
2022 Tracer 279 Enduro Mountain Bike
2022 Tracer 279 Enduro Mountain Bike
2022 Tracer 279 Enduro Mountain Bike

Tracer 279 Frame

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OVERVIEW  |  FEATURES | SPECS  | GEOMETRY

BUILT FOR ENDURO.

An Enduro bike needs to do two things: eat-up mountainous terrain on the downhills, and climb back up to do it all again. With our new Tracer we believe we have made a bike that can do just that.

Borrowing design inspiration and technology from our M29 downhill bike, utilizing its bottom link driven rear shock and suspension design, we have created a bike with plush travel for the roughest of descents, and a firm pedal platform when needed. We’ve positioned the rear shock low down and centered in the frame, allowing the Tracer to descend and handle terrain impeccably.

 

 

QUICK STANDOUTS

 TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR): 170MM/170MM
WHEEL SIZE: 29" Front 27.5" Rear
BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless) 36 lbs 6 oz 
FRAME WEIGHT: (Size Medium With Shock)
8 lbs 4 oz 
HT ANGLE: 64.5 ̊ High Setting/ 64 ̊ Lower Setting
REACH: 425MM / 16.7" (Small)  //  455MM / 17.9" (Medium)  // 480MM / 18.9" (Large)  //  505MM / 19.9" (XL)

 

COMPLETELY REDESIGNED.

The INTENSE Tracer 279 Enduro bike has been completely reengineered for 2022. With 170mm (6.7”) of travel and a staggered wheelset (29” front/ 27.5” rear), we have created a bike that is stable and capable while also fast, fun, and agile.

 

STAGGERED WHEELS = STAGGERING SPEED.

The Tracer 279 has been designed around a staggered wheelset. Taking what we've learned from our staggered wheel Tazer, we've found a great balance of agility and stability. When the trails get tight or you're looking to shave time off of race stages, the new Tracer is ready. 


IN-FRAME CHAD STORAGE SYSTEM.

The Chad Storage System is an on-bike storage solution system that is being introduced on the Tracer. This system is not one individual part, but a concept for storage solutions that will continue to evolve with INTENSE models. The system is named in memory of our late colleague and bike fanatic, Chad Peterson. 

The Tracer has a compartment located in the frame's downtube under the bottom bracket where a specially designed Chad System storage bag can hold your tubes, tools, and other trailside repair solutions. In addition to the storage bag that is included with your Tracer, a Chad System storage box will also be available to purchase separately. This semi-hard case box will neatly house your multi-tools, CO2 cartridges, and other trailside repair solutions. 

*Chad System tube bag is included with Tracer, optional Chad System Storage box shown on image above.   

THE JS TUNED ENDURO LINK.

We talk a lot about JS Tuned here at INTENSE. JS stands for Jeff Steber (our founder and CEO) and simply put, it is a system that focuses on all of the individual parts that make up one of our bikes: from suspension, geometry, wheel size, materials, and component spec. The key element of JS Tuned is our suspension system that uses two counter-rotating links to connect the front and rear triangles of the bike. The links are specifically placed to allow for separation between the pedaling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.

intense tracer 2022 JS tuned link

FLIP CHIP GEOMETRY ADJUSTMENT.

The INTENSE Tracer 279 has a ‘Flip Chip’ feature which allows you to alter the geometry of your bike between two positions. The bike comes from our factory in the HI (High) setting. The HI setting is engineered to perform the best in the roughest and most technical terrain. The LO setting is engineered to perform the best in slightly smoother, high speed trails such as what could be found in many bike parks. The LO setting will slacken the head angle a little, lower the bottom bracket and standover, shorten the reach by 5mm, creating slightly firmer suspension.. What position you have the Flip Chip in comes down to personal preference, riding style and the type of terrain you normally ride on.

The Flip Chip on the INTENSE Tracer 279 is located on the Lower Link of the suspension system where it bolts onto the rear shock. With the bike fully built the Flip Chips are hidden, so in order to gain access to them you will need a 5mm Allen key and a torque wrench. The basic process involves removing the rear wheel, unbolting the Rear Triangle from the Top Link, which will then give you access to the Bottom Link and the Flip Chips.

INTENSE TRACER FLIP CHIP GEOMETRY

EXPERT BUILD SPECS

FRAME Full carbon fiber front and rear triangle utilizing an optimized carbon layup for the ENDURO category. Features fully guided Internal cable routing, carbon top link, titanium hardware, ISCG-05 tabs, threaded BB and updated molded frame protection and shuttle guard. Concentric bottom link with integrated flip chip to adjust GEO. Integrated CHAD Storage system with the ‘tube bag’ included. 170mm of rear wheel travel. Quick release rear axle (148mm boost hub spacing)
SHOCK

FOX Performance elite DHX2 coil, rebound adjustments, 2 position climb switch, Shock size/Stroke: 205mm x 65mm upper mounting hardware Trunnion Lower Mounting Hardware: 8mm x 20mm. 

COIL/SPRING

350 lbs (S Size for 54 - 64 kg rider weight) / 450 lbs (M Size for 64 - 73 kg rider weight) / 500 lbs (L Size for 73 - 80 kg rider weight) / 550 lbs (XL Size for 80 - 84 kgs rider weight).

GEOMETRY

HIGH (HI) SETTING

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NOTE: 279 GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 583MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH AND 44MM FORK OFFSET.

SIZE SMALL MEDIUM LARGE EXTRA LARGE
A: SEATTUBE LENGTH

385MM / 15.2"

418MM / 16.5"

440MM / 17.3"

465MM / 18.3"

B: EFFECTIVE TOPTUBE 557MM / 22.7” 589MM / 23.2" 617MM / 24.3" 644MM / 25.4"  
C: STACK 618MM / 24.3" 627MM / 24.7" 636MM / 25" 645MM / 25.4” 
D: REACH 425MM / 16.7" 455MM / 17.9" 480MM / 18.9" 505MM / 19.9”  
E: BB HEIGHT 349MM / 13.75" 349MM / 13.75" 349MM / 13.75" 349MM / 13.75"
F: BB DROP 5MM / 0.2" 5MM / 0.2" 5MM / 0.2" 5MM / 0.2"
G: HEADTUBE LENGTH 90 MM / 3.54" 100MM / 3.94" 110MM / 4.33" 120MM / 4.7”  
H: HEADTUBE ANGLE 64.5 ̊ 64.5 ̊ 64.5 ̊ 64.5 ̊
I: SEATTUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE) 77.9 ̊ 77.9 ̊ 77.9 ̊ 77.9 ̊
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT 803MM / 31.6" 807MM / 31.8" 807MM / 31.8" 807MM / 31.8"
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH 437MM / 17.2" 437MM / 17.2" 437MM / 17.2" 437MM / 17.2"
L: WHEELBASE 1193MM / 47" 1228MM / 48.3" 1257MM / 49.5" 1286MM / 51"
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT 154cm - 166cm / 5’ 0” – 5’ 6” 164cm - 177cm / 5’ 4” – 5’ 10” 175cm - 187cm 5’ 8” – 6’ 2” 183cm – 198cm 6’ 0” – 6’ 6”

LOW (LO) SETTING

SIZE SMALL MEDIUM LARGE EXTRA LARGE
A: SEATTUBE LENGTH

385MM / 15.2"

418MM / 16.5"

440MM / 17.3"

465MM / 18.3"

B: EFFECTIVE TOPTUBE 559MM / 22.1" 591MM / 23.3" 619MM / 24.4" 646MM / 25.5"
C: STACK 622MM / 24.5" 631MM / 24.9" 640MM / 25.2" 649MM / 25.6"
D: REACH 420MM / 16.5" 450MM / 17.7" 475MM / 18.7" 500MM / 19.7"
E: BB HEIGHT 342MM / 13.5" 342MM / 13.5" 342MM / 13.5" 342MM / 13.5"
F: BB DROP 12MM / 0.5" 12MM / 0.5" 12MM / 0.5" 12MM / 0.5"
G: HEADTUBE LENGTH 90 MM / 3.54" 100MM / 3.94" 110MM / 4.33" 120MM / 4.7”  
H: HEADTUBE ANGLE 64.0 ̊ 64.0 ̊ 64.0 ̊ 64.0 ̊
I: SEATTUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE) 77.4 ̊ 77.4 ̊ 77.4 ̊ 77.4 ̊
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT 798MM / 31.2" 802MM / 31.6" 802MM / 31.6" 802MM / 31.6"
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH 439MM / 17.3" 439MM / 17.3" 439MM / 17.3" 439MM / 17.3"
L: WHEELBASE 1195MM / 47" 1229MM / 48.4" 1258MM / 49.5" 1287MM / 51"
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT 154cm - 166cm / 5’ 0” – 5’ 6” 164cm - 177cm / 5’ 4” – 5’ 10” 175cm - 187cm 5’ 8” – 6’ 2” 183cm – 198cm 6’ 0” – 6’ 6”