Intense ACV Pro-Build 27.5+ Carbon Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2017
Save 30% on the 2017 ACV Pro-Build 27.5 FS Mountain Bike by Intense!
Intense ACV Pro- 27.5+ 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. Pro-Build 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 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 RCT3, 27.5+" 15QR Thru Axle, 150mm Travel, 110 x 15 mm Shock: RockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair, 200x 51 mm Wheelset: DT Swiss M 1600 Spline Two, 27+", Tubeless Ready, Boost 148x12 Rear and Boost 110mm Front Tyres: Maxxis IKON (Rear) REKON (Front), 27.5x2.8", Kevlar Bead, EXO TR Shifters: SRAM X1, 11 speed Rear Deraileur: SRAM X01, 11 speed Chainset: Raceface NEXT, 32T Cassette: SRAM XG-1175 10-42, 11 speed Chain: SRAM X1, 11 speed Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Elite Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm x 420 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of travel Handlebars: Renthal FatBar 20mm rise - 760mm width Stem: Thomson Elite X4: 50mm Headset: Cane Creek, 40, alloy cartridge Brakes: SRAM GUIDE RS, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear Grips: Intense Dual Density Lock-On
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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.
Wheel Size: 27.5"