Again to its roots: Intense launches alloy Tazer e-bike

An aluminium body places this new e-bike’s concentrate on sturdiness in addition to keener pricing.

Intense has taken its Tazer Carbon e-bike and its traditional JS Tuned design, tweaked the geometry slightly and gone again to its roots. Simply launched are two new Tazer Alloy e-bikes in a Professional and Knowledgeable spec, sitting alongside the model’s current carbon framed fashions and powered by Shimano motors.

Customized hydroformed 6061 T6 alloy tubes means the brand new Tazer Alloy has a concentrate on longevity and sturdiness in addition to providing a decrease entry worth into the model’s vary of e-bikes. This new body makes use of a mullet wheel arrange (29in entrance, 27.5in rear), as on the carbon Intense Tazer 279 Knowledgeable we examined again in 2021.

With battery capability choices growing and motor tech and show integration shifting on quickly, this new Intense has stiff competitors. How will the Tazer Alloy evaluate when pitched in opposition to the very best electrical mountain bikes?

We’ve but to journey one but (and even see one..) however right here’s an outline on the 2 mannequin specs and what this new e-bike presents.

Have to know

  • 29in entrance, 27.5in rear, mullet wheel arrange
  • 160mm fork journey
  • 155mm rear journey
  • Shimano motors and batteries
  • Built-in detachable battery
  • Built-in rear mudguard and downtube safety
  • Revised on/off swap
  • JS Tuned enduro hyperlink
  • 2.6in entrance, 2,8in rear inventory tyre sizes

For the UK, there are two fashions, each sharing the identical alloy body and supplied in 4 sizes, all with the mullet wheel arrange. There aren’t any color choices, with the Tazer Alloy solely in silver, for that traditional Intense look.

The Tazer Alloy Knowledgeable with DVO suspension, TRP brakes has a eager price ticket of £4499

The cheaper Knowledgeable mannequin (£4499) runs a Shimano EP6 motor, smaller 504Wh battery and DVO suspension entrance and rear.

The upper-spec Professional (£5499) makes use of Shimano’s well-liked EP8 motor, a bigger 630Wh battery and is provided with a Fox fork and rear shock. This Professional mannequin additionally makes use of a TRP transmission, a side-step from the default SRAM and Shimano drivetrains. It’s perhaps no shock although, with the sturdy hyperlink to the Intense Manufacturing unit Racing workforce and their TRP sponsorship.

Intense Tazer Alloy

JS Tuned Enduro hyperlink with 155mm of rear journey

The brand new body can also be UDH suitable, giving compatibility with SRAM’s newest Eagle AXS Transmission. In contrast to the up to date Nukeproof Megawatt e-bike, there isn’t a Tazer Alloy mannequin sporting this new drivetrain as inventory although.

Downtube and motor safety as normal, together with a customized rear fender

Value noting are the tyre specs that Intense has chosen. Each the Knowledgeable and Professional fashions run Maxxis DHRII 3C tyres entrance and rear with EXO+ casing. Up entrance is a 29×2.6in whereas on the rear Intense has gone wider, boosting grip and luxury (and bucking the two.5/2.6in pattern) with a 27.5×2.8in Plus measurement. To match these tyres sizes, the rim width specs are 30mm entrance and 35mm rear.

Tazer Alloy Professional

  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 630Wh battery
  • Fox Float 38 Efficiency Elite 160mm fork
  • Fox Float X2 Manufacturing unit rear shock
  • E*13/Intense e-spec wheelset
  • Maxxis DHR II 3C EXO+ 2.6/2.8in tyres
  • TRP M9050 shifter/derailleur
  • Shimano/KMC 12 pace cassette/chain
  • TRP DH-R EVO 4 piston brakes
  • 203mm rotors F/R
  • E*13 Vario dropper (measurement particular stroke)
  • £5499 (accessible early August)

Tazer Alloy Knowledgeable

  • Shimano EP6 motor
  • Shimano 504Wh battery
  • DVO Diamond fork
  • DVO Topaz E3 rear shock
  • WTB ST I30/35/Intense wheelset
  • Maxxis DHR II 3C EXO+ 2.6/2.8in tyres
  • Shimano Deore 12 pace transmission
  • Shimano Deore chain/cassette
  • TRP Path EVO 4 piston brakes
  • 203mm rotors F/R
  • Intense Recon dropper publish (measurement particular stroke)
  • £4499 (accessible early September)

It’s 29in entrance, 27.5in rear, mullet wheel arrange on all Tazer Alloy sizes