New bikes from Intense, Pivot and Diamondback

Intense Carbine

Intense partnered with a German engineering firm to produce the brand’s latest carbon fiber frame, the Carbine, a all-purpose trail bike with VPP suspension technology. It boasts an adjustable 5.5 or 6 inches of travel, a BB92 composite bottom bracket, a tapered headtube, 9×135 or 12x142mm rear spacing with replacable dropouts, and can fit a water bottle inside the frame triangle. With a style similar to the aluminum Tracer 2, the Carbine losing a touch of travel and weight compared to its brother. No word yet on availablity.