Intense releases new Tazer Alloy electric bike with updated geometry and mullet wheelset

The new Intense Tazer Alloy is an electric enduro bike with aggressive geometry, a mullet wheel setup and 155mm of rear-suspension travel.

The new electric mountain bike is available in two incarnations. The Pro model uses Shimano’s EP800 electric bike motor with a 630Wh battery, while the Expert bike gets the EP600 connected to a 504Wh battery.

The Intense Tazer Alloy Pro is priced at £5,499/$7,499/€5,999 and the Tazer Alloy Expert is £4,499/$6,499/€4,999.

Intense says the Tazer Alloy Pro will be available in early August, with the Expert model following in September.

Sticking with aluminium roots

The new Tazer Alloy is only available in silver.

The new bike is Intense’s first aluminium bike in six years. The American brand says it harks back to its roots, with the hydroformed 6061 T6 alloy frameset bringing the durability and aesthetics of its original bikes to the Tazer Alloy.

The new frame is now Universal Derailleur Hanger compatible, enabling SRAM’s new Transmission groupsets to be installed.

The Tazer employs the brand’s signature JS Tuned suspension system, which uses two short, counter-rotating links. Intense says this setup offers the ability to fine-tune shock rates and wheel path.

Intense Tazer Alloy close up of frame.

Intense has three varieties of its JS Tuned suspension system, with the new Tazer Alloy using the Enduro framework.

The battery is integrated into the down tube and can be removed for separate charging. A rubberised down tube protector should help fend off rock strikes and shuttle rub when transporting the bike.

The rear triangle also features protection, with the chainstays and seatstays featuring chain-slap deadening rubber and the bridge sporting an integrated mudguard that extends from the chainstay.

Intense has given the Tazer Alloy integrated cable routing, with the ports featuring on either side of the down tube. There is also space in the front triangle for a water bottle.

Carbon copy geometry

INTENSE Tazer Alloy PRO RF_07540 Hi Res

The bike’s geometry looks ripe for technical ascents and descents.

Intense says the new Tazer Alloy shares a similar geometry to the carbon-fibre framed bike, with head angles remaining similar around the 64-degree mark.

There are subtle geometry differences between the models, with the Tazer Alloy Pro featuring a 64.6-degree head angle and the Expert a 64.8-degree head angle for a large-sized frame.

Reach measurements appear up-to-date, with the Pro 465mm and the Expert slightly longer at 467mm.

Chainstay lengths remain the same across the models and sizes at 450mm.

Intense Tazer Alloy spec and price

Intense Tazer Alloy descending down mountain singletrack


Intense Tazer Alloy Expert

  • Fork: DVO Diamond E3, 160mm
  • Shock: DVO Topaz E3 Air
  • Motor: Shimano EP600
  • Battery: Shimano Steps 504Wh
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore
  • Brakes: TRP HD-M843 Trail EVO
  • Wheels: WTB ST I30 TCS 29in (front), WTB ST I35 TCS 27.5in (rear)
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.6in (front), Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.8in (rear)
  • Price: £4,499/$6,499/€4,999

Intense Tazer Alloy Pro

  • Fork: Fox 38 Performance Elite, 160mm
  • Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory
  • Motor: Shimano EP800
  • Battery: Shimano Steps 630Wh
  • Drivetrain: TRP EVO 12
  • Brakes: TRP HD-M846 DH-R EVO
  • Wheels: E*thirteen E*Spec (rims), Intense E-MTN Alloy (hubs)
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.6in (front), Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.8in (rear)
  • Price: £5,499/$7,499/€5,999

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