Intense ACV Foundation Build 27.5+ Carbon Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2017
Save 38% on the 2017 ACV Foundation 27.5 FS Mountain Bike by Intense!
Intense ACV Foundation Build 27.5 plus Suspension MTB
The new ACV (AIR CUSHIONED VEHICLE) is a specifically designed 27.5+ bike that was created out of a necessity for adventure. a wider 2.8" tire offers ultimate traction climbing or descending any terrain, while the agile geometry and 130mm adjustable travel deliver supreme ride quality. Fluctuating the tire pressure between 12-25 PSI adds another level of ride preference to the ACV. More undampened suspension and sidewall grip at lower PSI allows riders a smooth ascent through the rockiest of trails. Adjustable Travel: 4.5" to 5" (115mm OR 130mm) 27.5+" Wheel size 5.3 lbs / 2,420 grams = Standard frame w/ alloy link, no shock, size M Tapered Head Tube Monocoque front triangle Integrated BOOST 148 x 12 dropouts Internal Brake and Derailleur Cable Routing System Internal Seat Tube Cable Routing for dropper posts Angular Contact/Collet Bearing System with replaceable Grease Zerks Flack guard Downtube and Chainstay protection H20 Bottle Fitment Foundation Build Specification: Frame: ACV 27+ Monocoque UD Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, alloy Top Link, Internal Derailleur Routing, Integrated protector, w/ 148 x12 mm spacing, 115 -130 mm travel Fork: RockShox Pike RC, 27.5+" 15QR Thru Axle, 150mm Travel, 110 x 15 mm Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch R Debonair, 200x 51 mm Wheels: DT Swiss Champion Plus+ Tyres: Maxxis IKON (FRONT) REKON (REAR), 27.5x2.8", Kevlar Bead, EXO TR Gear Lever: Sram NX1 - 11 Speed Rear Derailleur: Sram GX1 Chainset: RaceFace AEFFECT 32T Cassette: Sram NX 11-42 Chain: Sram NX1 - 11 Speed Saddle: WTB Silverado Sport Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm x 420 mm, zero offset, 150 mm of travel Bars: Intense Recon 760mm / 18mm Rise Stem: Intense 50mm
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About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.