Intense blurs the line between eMTB and Moto with the new Tazer MX

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If you’re an eMTB rider who is fed up of people calling your bike a motorbike, then I can’t wait to hear what you think of the new Intense Tazer MX.

When Intense reintroduced the Tazer as an eMTB, they were pretty clear on who their intended market was. At the launch in Barcelona, Intense made it clear that in the U.S the Tazer would be aimed at MotoX riders who fancied a little EEB action.

The standard Tazer eMTB even came with a small built-in MX style rear fender, mismatched moto-style wheels and a bright MX inspired paint job.

But these details obviously weren’t moto enough for some, so Intense has taken a fresh look at the Tazer and created the new Tazer MX Pro and Tazer MX Expert bikes.

Each of the new builds is based around the original Tazer carbon frameset with 155mm of rear-wheel travel and an internal Shimano 504Wh battery, but the build kits have been tweaked to give them a more aggressive feel.

The flagship Tazer MX Pro boasts a 170mm travel Öhlins dual crown fork, Öhlins coil shock, Magura brakes, Renthal cockpit and Maxxis tyres, all brands that also offer MX components. Powering the MX Pro is a Shimano E8000 motor with 70Nm of torque.

If that sounds like a bit too much bike for you then Intense have also put together a Tazer MX Expert option. This bike uses the same frame but the more affordable Shimano E7000 motor. Renthal still supplies the handle bar, but suspension duties are handed over to DVO and brakes are 4 piston Shimano units.

Intense Tazer MX Pro Specifications

Pro build complete with 170mm dual crown forks.
  • FRAME: TAZER Optimized Carbon 29” Front and 275+ Rear Triangle, Enduro link Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake, Dropper Post, and Display Unit Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 150mm travel.
  • FORK: Ohlins DH38 Race fork -170mm travel
  • REAR SHOCK: Ohlins TTX22M Coil
  • HEADSET: Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS44/EC49.40
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano SLX, 11-speed
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano SLX, 11-speed
  • CRANKSET: E13 e*spec 34T 165mm
  • PEDALS: N/A
  • CHAIN: Shimano E-bike, 11 speed
  • CASSETTE: Shimano SLX 11-42, 11-speed
  • BRAKES: Magura MT7 Pro (4 Piston) Hydraulic Disc, 203mm Front and Rear
  • WHEELSET Front: 29” DT Swiss H1700 Hybrid 30mm Inner width, 110×15 MM INCLUDING VALVE & RIM Tape
  • Rear: 27.5” DT Swiss H1700 Hybrid 35mm Inner width, 148x12MM REAR, 6 BOLT, INCLUDING VALVE & Rim Tape
  • TIRES Front: 29X2.60, MINION DHR II, FOLDABLE, 120TPI, 3CMAXX TERRA/EXO+/TR
  • Rear: 27.5X2.8, MINION DHR II, FOLDABLE, 120TPI, 3CMAXX TERRA/EXO+/TR
  • HANDLEBAR: Renthal Fatbar 35mm diameter 800mm width 30mm Rise
  • STEM: Renthal Integra 35 Direct Mount
  • GRIPS: ODI
  • SEATPOST: INTENSE Recon Dropper, 31.6mm, 150mm travel w/Raceface Lever
  • SADDLE: SDG Bel-Air w/ Cr-Mo Rails

Intense Tazer MX Expert Specifications

Spec says DVO pic shows Rockshox…
  • FRAME: TAZER Optimized Carbon 29” Front and 275+ Rear Triangle, Enduro link Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake, Dropper Post, and Display Unit Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 150mm travel.
  • FORK: DVO Diamond E3 – 160mm travel
  • REAR SHOCK: DVO Jade Coil
  • HEADSET: Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS44/EC49.40
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano SLX, 11-speed
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano SLX, 11-speed
  • CRANKSET: E13 e*spec 34T 165mm
  • PEDALS: N/A
  • CHAIN: Shimano E-bike, 11 speed
  • CASSETTE: Shimano SLX 11-42, 11-speed
  • BRAKES: Shimano M6120 (4 Piston) Hydraulic Disc, 203mm Front and Rear
  • WHEELSET Front: 29” EThirteen 30mm Inner width, 110×15 MM INCLUDING VALVE & RIM Tape
  • Rear: 27.5” Ethirteen 35mm Inner width, 148x12MM REAR, 6 BOLT, INCLUDING VALVE & Rim Tape
  • TIRES Front: 29X2.60, MINION DHR II, FOLDABLE, 120TPI, 3CMAXX TERRA/EXO+/TR
  • Rear: 27.5X2.8, MINION DHR II, FOLDABLE, 120TPI, 3CMAXX TERRA/EXO+/TR
  • HANDLEBAR: Renthal Fatbar 35mm diameter 800mm width 30mm Rise
  • STEM: INTENSE Recon 35mm
  • GRIPS: ODI
  • SEATPOST: INTENSE Recon Dropper, 31.6mm, 150mm travel w/Raceface Lever
  • SADDLE: SDG Bel-Air w/ Cr-Mo Rails

The Intense UK website doesn’t currently list either bike, but over in the U.S the Expert will retail for around $5999, while the Pro with Öhlins kit will sell for $7999.

Now let’s sit back and watch the Facebook comments section ignite.


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