2018 Recluse — The 2018 Recluse gets a 12-speed Eagle and an upgraded Fox fork for 28% less thanks to Intense's new consumer direct model. Details below.
The Recluse is a fair bike for dialed back downhill laps or a mellow trail half-day without much climbing. Given our far superior experience on the other bikes in the test, however, we can't recommend the Intense Recluse over your other options anywhere on trail. The beastly Bronson or playful and well-rounded Canyon Spectral are far better options meant for similar, aggressive-trail applications.