Tazer MX is Intense's ultimate e-MTB

Tazer MX e-MTB
Intense's Tazer MX is a dream e-MTB build gravity riders (Image credit: Intense)

Intense has announced a new version of its Tazer e-bike.

As part of a distribution agreement with Parts Unlimited, the Tazer MX features a build kit and colour sensibility which is aimed at the bold e-MTB rider.

This new MX derivative has been conceived to make the most of Intense’s Tazer platform, which is built around a carbon frame, with 150mm of rear suspension travel and Shimano battery drive assistance.

Intense has always been committed to the gravity side of mountain biking and the new Tazer has evolved that destiny to an e-MTB, which is hugely capable on the steepest of technical descents.

Beyond the striking grey and red colourway, Parts Unlimited have sourced some outstanding bits for this Tazer MX build.

The suspension is supplied by Swedish specialist, Öhlins, with a 170mm DH38 fork up front and a TTX22M coil shock at the rear. A triple-clamp front fork clearly indicates the rider Intense and Part Unlimited have in mind for its Tazer MX: someone who will be using their e-MTB as an independent downhill shuttle bike.

Providing traction for the Tazer MX is a 29 x 2.6in front tyre, while a smaller diameter 27.5-inch wheel rolls in the rear, boasting a 2.8in volume tyre. The Tazer MX rides on a robust DT Swiss H1700 aluminium wheelset.

Any mountain bike with a triple-clamp fork is going to be descending long, steep and fast trails. Providing ample braking power for the Tazer MX are Magura’s MT7 Pro four-piston brakes, which actuate large 203mm rotors, both front and rear. These Magura brake levers are mounted on a Renthal riser handlebar.

To assist Tazer MX riders when pedalling uphill, Shimano’s 250w E8000 STEPS motor system harvests power from a 504Wh battery pack.

Part Unlimited is scheduled to launch the Intense Tazer MX Pro build this August, at $7,999.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for MBR.com, Off-Road.cc and Cycling News.