Video: Bernat Guardia vs the Intense Tracer 275C

Mar 20, 2014
by Scott Secco  
 
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126 Comments

  • + 69
 I think the racing winer dogs is way cooler. I mean like ain't nobody else has trail winer dogs.
  • + 24
 Enduro Dogs!! You just wait, its gonna be the next big thing. Trail dogs are so last year. hahaha
  • + 5
 Wiener
  • + 3
 check out my wiener.......................... dog! globalnews.ca/video/1108658/vedder-mountain-vandalism
  • + 32
 Those are 26" dogs. Get a 29" dog, they clear obstacles easier.
  • + 1
 Uh hu hu uh he said trail wiener
  • + 6
 You'd be amazed what an extra 3 inches will do for your wiener.............................dog! Sorry, cant believe nobody else said that first. Couldnt resist. lol
  • + 3
 wiener dog racing circuit that needs to happen. DH wiener dogging
  • + 4
 I've always wanted to see a wiener dog get high-centered. It's a life goal of mine.
  • + 37
 A bit too intense for that poor little tree at 1:54...
  • + 13
 "f*ck you pine cone, this is my trail!."

- Rider
  • + 1
 ^^Pun intended?
  • + 1
 Too intense for the wheels, solo much flex in them bad boys! Slo mo just makes it more apparent...
  • + 22
 All you a*sholes b*tchin at the price of this bike. It is overpriced. For the extreme top end of almost everything you must pay an extreme premium. So what. If you must have the bike, get a cheaper build. Otherwise buy a cheaper bike. If you want the best, I guess you'll have to pay. So ride your bike that's fun to ride, and skip one bacon cheeseburger and go for a run instead of paying 2000 for rims. That said, I love the bike, bet it rides like a dream, but I don't have it, or a Ferrari. Rant over.
  • + 4
 The more reasonable build is in the $6k range, which is totally in line with offerings from Specialized or SC, who also sell $9k+ builds that nobody bitches about. A carbon Enduro or Bronson frame is also around $3k. Not really sure what people are complaining about.
  • + 3
 I find it funny that people complain about bike prices, then they show up at the trailhead with a newer Subaru sti or Tacoma. It's all about priorities. I make very little money, but I have a sick Bronson carbon with all the goodies. Oh, and the "I have 3 kids, blah, blah, blah" argument holds no weight. Those people chose to have kids. Nothing wrong with that, just different priorities.
  • + 10
 Yeah I'm a 16 year old working and I'm about to order a Bronson c xo1 build (lbs I work for) and people ask me why I don't just get a call instead. I've my priorities now, and I'd rather have a bike.
  • + 1
 *car instead(autocorrect)
  • + 2
 @Dylan098 I am in the exact same position at the shop I work for: I am also sixteen and got a carbon bronson that I bought because I ended up not needing my own car. My friends think I'm crazy that I have a bike worth more than their Cars but thats my priorities. Now I'm stuck not able to ride it because I sold the fork and got a pike. (frowny face).
  • + 5
 That escalated quickly from talk of wiener dogs, trees and pinecones...
  • + 1
 Wow that's my plan exactly, even to swap the fork out for a pike lol. Only thing you missed was replacing the rear shock with a ccdbair cs Smile
  • + 1
 Said it yourself Dylan. You may not own a Ferrari, but guess what. Some people do. Obviously enough that they continue to make a profit from trying to sell 'em.
Does the existence of the Ferrari devalue your Carolla? Not really. I'm not sure why people feel so threatened by these bikes? The cheaper models give little away to the 10k Factory ones (though 6k isn't cheap we are talking about carbon and X01). And soon the Aluminium model will be updated to reflect the new geo at a lower price. Yay!
  • + 2
 Dylan, I'm looking at a vivid air or ccdb air down the road but gas money and a bike park pass seem like its more worth it. What good is a bike if you can't ride it aka (my bronson).

And NickBit has a nice point and metaphors to Corolla's. I think that if the nicest mtb's are 10k for the regular consumer and cars are 100k+ for the regular consumer and an affordable car is 10k while an affordable mtb may be 3-4k average then what is the big deal. There is always a compromise for consumers and often the top end models have little effect on the consumers. I say this now as I'm not living on my own yet and in highschool and I'm sure my ideologies and priorities will change.
  • + 1
 Seriously, keep the dialog chill. One minute I was reading some funny shit about weiner dogs and the next someone is chiming in with some bullshit.
  • + 23
 Those puppies :3
  • + 16
 worth it for the dogs at the end
  • + 12
 It seems that disscussing against "enduro" is getting trendy. Come on guys, lets talk about the video...
Great job, Bernat and Basilico Studio! Good luck for this season!
  • + 10
 so much advertisement for this bike.... makes me wonder if it is like with the movies... the more advertising the worse the movie is????
  • + 5
 agree with the wheel size and edits and "enduro" branding or not...it's still a frame from intense. that should be enough to earn your respect as a real player in this segment/travel of bike
  • + 4
 I enjoyed the video but I feel the same way. Pushing this bike so hard right now. Also, silliest trail dogs ever.
  • + 1
 The bike has more leg than the dogsSmile
  • + 35
 Intense is pushing the Tracer 275C because they put a LOT into developing it, and it rips. Easily one of my favorite bikes I've ridden, and it wasn't even the 10k one. Not that I can afford either... However, it's better for charging down trails than crying on the internet, so it may not appeal to everyone.
  • + 8
 Dirtcrab I lol'd at your final comment
  • + 6
 couple promo vids, a banner ad on a website and a few magazine ads. big deal. I guess bike companies shouldn't pump $ into MTB media, hey? or try to recoup the r&d costs of their products through promotion and advertising

jeez some people seen to crawl out from under rocks, or live in the Stone Age. think I might just buy myself a $10k Intense just to piss off all the bitter people
  • + 0
 ...
  • + 3
 A dachshund as a trail dog does seem kind of silly. A pack of three is just pure awesomeness.
  • + 2
 That bike would be a sure sell if it was a fair $7000. Looks like the extra $3000 is going into it's advertisements.
  • + 2
 @gnarbar, Challenge accepted. You go buy that bike and post pictures to prove it. We wont be bitter, but you might be when you realize that bike is not worth the MSRP when somebody gets that bike for $4000 less at the end of season.
  • + 3
 Yeah, More than that probably 40% of the cost for this bike is Marketing.
  • + 8
 Who cares if you aren't going to buy it. I rarely post but am always impressed at all the crying that happens here on pinkbike. NO, I will not buy that bike! YES, the riding was off the hook!
  • + 6
 Thanks for all comments , hope the dogs liked you, they are the real locals of those trails I made with a pair of friends.
The names in order of appearence of the dogs
Goldie(the mother) Vàna and Chocolate, all them are great downhillers and enduracers as well
Im really proud of those Intense Dogs
Smile ))
  • + 2
 good job, mate!
  • + 6
 Is it just me or is any one else getting sick and tired of people complaining about the cost. If you cant afford it or don't like it then don't worry, because trust me there is plenty of people out there who can afford it and do like it. $10,000 is a lot of money, but when you work hard for your money, there is nothing better than splashing the cash on a great bike and enjoying it on the trails.
  • + 7
 Kudos to Intense for releasing a bike and actually having it available for purchase.
  • + 6
 It appears that 1 trail dog just isnt enough these days, you need three. Hell why not just bring the whole litter.
  • + 4
 enduro dogs though on 27.5" legs
  • + 5
 and all the bitter/broke/jealous people come crawling out from under their rocks again.....

it's just a bike for Gods sake
  • + 1
 SO true. Everyone loves to hate the bike when they are in fact jealous that they can't ride like this on their 8-10 inches of travel, downhill bikes. So now its the bikes fault? You could spend 10k on a Specialized or Trek if you wanted to get the top of the line model. Its not the only option people!!!
  • + 6
 Bike comes with three puppies!
  • + 6
 Dare I say it, better than Kovarik's Tracer video/advert?
  • + 3
 i ' d rather pay 10K for those 3 dogs than 4 this intense bike... it a nice bike ..but tooooooooo expensive
  • + 1
 those dogs are non-priceable, but thanks!!!
  • + 3
 Lots of hype but it does look like it rides nice. Now where did I put that 6 G's i had laying around
  • + 2
 Intense out did themselves this time, and nice touch with the train of dogs at the end !
  • + 0
 Those trails look tight! May be if some one invented smaller diameter wheels the bike would have improved cornering performance. I predict that ten years from now a new wheel size will become popular. The 26 inch wheel.
  • + 1
 Anyone knows where it's filmed at? Am planning a riding trip in Spain and this looks like it should be included in the itinerary!
  • + 3
 Man Intense is really going all out on this bike!
  • + 3
 Dry trails…I vaguely remember those...
  • + 2
 Bought it. Rides rad. I worked hard to afford it. And my wiener dogs love it. Suck it bike price complainers.
  • - 1
 What i find funny is that my tracer 2 rails so hard...threw on a pike and i almost gurantee it rips as hard as the t275!!! for like a quarter of the price. carbon, 27.5 all shit the bike companies are putting on to the riders.
  • + 1
 Nobody is "putting" anything on anybody. You are the one with $$$. I just bought a 26'er AM bike with a Pike.
  • + 1
 3K$ for a frameset is leaving them 7K$ for the rest of the spec. There is some good money to be made selling completes:-). That Enve smashed rim that jumamu linked to is nasty. That's the third one broken like that my the media in a test that I've seem. As shitty as Easton's hubs are, I can't recall a haven carbon rim doing that.
  • + 2
 Sick video!!!!!! Abso-fucking-lutely awesome! Bernat Guardia and Intense Cycles combination is rad!!!
  • - 1
 I don't buy a bike because some guy who races takes it for a test spin. 99 percent of the stuff I purchase for mountain biking comes off the internet or is slightly used. I spend a fair ammount of time looking for used rather then running out and paying full price for something. You are better off to wait until some one used it for a few months and then gets tired of it. I aviod paying retail or getting caught up in the hype and never buy a complete bike from a shop with all the low end crap on it that is abundent on eBay for a lot cheaper.
  • + 2
 26" Trail dogs ^^^^^^^ hahahahaha Big Grin
  • + 1
 Pikes are the most amazing fork I have ever ridden. CHARGER DAMPER ON ALL RS FORKS PLZ?????
  • + 2
 lose the gratuitous slomo and you're got yourself a sweet 1:45 video.
  • + 2
 what was the point of the oversized rats at the end?
  • + 0
 Makes an edit wearing a go pro in nearly every clip, wears a go pro t-shirt, video contains zero go pro footage, way to look like an idiot.
  • + 1
 That bike is soooo over priced its not even funny. All your paying for is the brand
  • + 2
 after each ride, full bike maintenance :s
  • + 1
 Know what you mean m8, every one I know who has owned an intense frame spend more time doing up the pivot bolts than riding the bike, HAHA.
  • + 3
 they must go on really short rides, it takes me about 30 seconds to check EVERY bolt on my bikes. Which i check before every ride.
  • + 3
 intensity clearly has intelligence
  • + 0
 More suitable video titles include 'Brenat whatshisname vs. The vegetation' Or 'Bernat rides sick bike slowly and skids a bunch'
  • + 1
 Enduro jokes are fucked out.
  • + 1
 Maybe 650b isn't the worst thing to ever happen. That was sweet riding
  • + 1
 I love the clean look of the bike.
  • + 1
 Kovarik is a hard act to follow...
  • + 1
 Great vid!

Anyone knows the song`?
  • + 1
 darn it those dogs can handle the turn better than me, hahaha nice vid!
  • + 1
 that pine cone shot a 2:10 tho...
  • + 1
 This got me feelin' some sort of way.
  • + 0
 For 10000 you an buy a 450 dirtbike and go even Faster. Oh and it comes with the motor.
  • + 1
 Slow mo after 1:25 is awsome!
  • + 1
 These bikes go for big $$$$$$
  • + 1
 yeah the nicest model is going for 10,000. never thought id see the day
  • + 1
 "Lets shove this 9999$ bike in your fave all week long"
  • + 2
 Marketing at its best!
  • - 1
 another ad by the disposable bike company. they should spend a bit less money on ads and fix known problems with their past sales/supporters
  • + 2
 I have to disagree. Intense bent over backwards for my buddy with a 951.
  • + 2
 seems to be a disparity in treatment/warrantee. mine was past the 2 yr warrantee but 40 days give or take 2-3 days on it. gave a quote of 1200 for replacement swingarm. a lot of $ to replace something that was known to be flawed not to mention a co. with cracking issues(1200 and what/when will break next). then on the other hand I have an older banshee rune. Banshee checked out my frame and determined alignment was fine and just slight wear in one pivot(3yr old pivot). in good faith they gave me new keronite axles and bushings. super nice to deal with. anyone that had real issues was given a smoking deal on their new bikes which are incredible bikes. they admitted a problem and made it right. this is a company I want to support. I've been around the sport over 30yrs and this will cost intense more than their disposable frame costs. that's a guarantee you can put faith in
  • + 2
 This one is a second hand bike, 4 years old. Replaced the chainstay for free.
  • + 1
 1200 vs free = disparity. good for you. I always wanted one. woked hard , forked over a lot of $ and 40 days. it took about 20 days to blow the top of the piggyback/compression adjuster of the fox rc4. fox tech told me a # of these bikes had rc4's with a circlip installed upside down. didn't even try to warrantee that but add in $200 to purchase price. what a dud of a bike
  • + 1
 Please build the xl for us 6'1" plus riders!
  • + 1
 ..and how tall is this rider?
  • + 1
 the rider is about 6'2 -6'3 there is a xl coming in September
  • + 1
 no plants were injured in this video..
  • + 2
 Nice!
  • + 2
 Visca Catalunya!
  • + 0
 Riudarenes. Enduro paradise
  • - 1
 I love that place! After watching this video I might just go there this weekend! SHRED!
  • - 2
 i really thought we were done with open face + goggles. i really wish people would stop trying to make this look cool. it NEVER looks cool.
  • + 5
 Why does it have to "look cool"? Perhaps it simply serves a purpose...and works well for that person
  • + 1
 NICE VIDEO
  • + 0
 Tracer and Carbine have 5.5 - 6 inches of travel?
  • + 0
 enduro bikes is the new freeride !!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Rad video
  • + 1
 I was there! good job!
  • - 1
 halfshell and goggles need to go...
  • - 2
 5 years ago DH race bikes were 10 grand. It's getting out of control.
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