Kick up your trail or enduro game with the 2016 Intense Cycles Tracer 275C Expert Complete Mountain Bike and its massive 160mm of plush front and rear travel. Intense oufits the 275C Expert with a RockShox Monarch Plus shock in the rear and a Pike RC up front for a smooth ride. A Shimano Deore XT one by drivetrain makes for precise gear changes along the way, while Shimano XT hydraulic brakes among our favorites provide massive stopping power and exceptional modulation to navigate technical sections. Add all this together, and you have a whip that's capable of crushing lines, both up and down, with an aesthetic flair that'll turn heads on the trail. Compared to its alloy predecessor, the carbon fiber Tracer turns the trail fiend's formula to 11 by adding 10mm of travel, kicking out the head angle a degree, and lengthening the wheelbase by half an inch. Both the front and rear triangles are constructed as a whole, rather than bonding them together from subassemblies, so the carbon wraps through key joints in a layup that requires less material but still produces a stronger chassis. The frame weight reflects this, registering a claimed 5. 3lb for a size medium while maintaining the strength and stiffness necessary for the most aggressive riders to keep it pinned in terrain that would have lesser bikes shaking in their boots. The Tracer's geometry sheet makes its intentions crystal clear. With a relaxed head angle, a low bottom bracket, and fairly long wheelbase, it's built to come alive at high speeds and under gnarly conditions. The oversized collet style hardware is made in Temecula, CA, and ensures durability and ease of service a feature that's especially important for home mechanics. Additional touches to the build such as a LEV Integra dropper post and smooth spinning, tubeless ready DT Swiss hoops mean this bike is ready to race without any after purchase modifications.