Why is this Intense Tracer2 the bike of the week? Because it is the coolest ‘kids’ bike on the trails. Built for a local young (12 year old) ripper, this bike is really well sorted with some pretty exotic parts. The stand out feature is obviously all of the purple anodized Hope Technology parts, the boys from Barnoldswick England know how to build beautifully machined parts from aluminum, they should, they got started machining parts for Rolls Royce. They aren’t just pretty, however, they are built to withstand the harsh British mtb bike climate. They know how to seal out mud and water and keep bearings running smoothly.
The next thing to notice would be the BOS suspension, a Deville fork and a Kirk rear shock. not something you see very often in North America, but they have more than 20 Mtb championships, four Paris-Dakar wins, a Rally World Championship and a Formula 3 World Championship to their name, trust us, BOS knows how to build shock absorbers.
The rest of the bike is built with a Shimano drivetrain and Mavic Crossmax wheels. Is this the most pimped-out kids bike on the black? We think it just might be.