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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Intense Tazer. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
17 reasons to buy
- Progressive geometry suited fast, winding trails while maintaining a stable ride.
- In ‘boost’ mode, riders said it climbed rugged hills with the vigor of a frightened cat.
- Fox’s e-bike 36 GRIP2 suspension fork was described as “sublime” by one expert.
- A steep seat angle kept riders’ weight forward on climbs.
- The Tazer’s rear linkage and DPX2 suspension setup was progressive and deep.
- Shimano’s STEPS E8000 system kicked in assist with absolute minimal lag.
- A long reach kept the Tazer stable at speed and comfortable on long-distance rides.
- The wide 2.8” rear tire on a 27.5” wheel, dug in with ample traction on climbs.
- Riders can select their level of input with three levels of assist; Eco, Trail and Boost.
- In tests, Maxxis Minion tires were grippy and tough.
- A 504Wh battery allowed for ample ride distance without concern over running flat.
- Under assist, the 11-speed Shimano SLX drivetrain provided generous range.
- Shimano’s full-color control unit was compact, direct and straightforward.
- The Shimano STEPS 504 Wh battery is designed to be easy to swap out at the trail.
- The width and shape of the Intense Recon Alloy handlebar satisfied experts.
- There is room to attach a water bottle cage in the main triangle of the Tazer.
- Powerful braking is supplied by Shimano 4-piston hydraulic brakesets with 200mm disc rotors.
6 reasons not to buy
- An expert felt that reach on the Tazer was too long.
- A test rider wasn’t too impressed by battery life on the STEPS E8000 system.
- Battery rattle was consistent on one reviewer’s test-bike.
- A long-term reviewer said the battery compartment let in a little water.
- The Fox Transfer dropper seatpost sometimes failed to fully extend.
- One reviewer felt that rear wheel clearance was limited, moreso with a fender attached.
Expert Reviews80/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Intense Tazer eMTB Review
The Tazer is mighty impressive. It’s an innovative setup… a solid and well-rounded package that really excels on trails… When it comes to value, despite being a boutique brand, the Tazer isn’t too much of a credit wrecking proposition compared to similarly specced rivals thanks to their shift to direct sales…