Description

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A premium 29er, and in fact, one of the finest 29ers available anywhere in the world. Detailed and engineered for XC excellence, the Primer's hyperlight carbon frame and top-tier components deliver a ride that's competent, flickable and fully race-ready. At its heart lies the innovative i-BOX Pivot system for climbing efficiency and trail management. Buttery Fox FLOAT front and rear shocks both feature multiple travel positions for a dialled ride on any terrain. To top it off, this achingly gorgeous trail weapon features an SRAM 1x12 Eagle set up (yes, you read that right 1x12) a hyperlight groupset with consistently beautiful shifting, and solid SRAM Guide brakes to help keep this rocket under control.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame with titanium hardware and carbon top link is light, strong and stunning.
  • i-BOX Pivot System allows for compact seatstays and a shortened wheelbase for a remarkably nimble and efficient ride.
  • Angular Contact/Collet Bearing System for easy maintenance.
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front boosts stiffness.
  • JS Tuned rear linkage results in an efficient and balanced ride when climbing or descending.
  • Tapered headtube shaves grams and improves stiffness.
  • Flack guard protects the downtube and chainstays from chain slap and rock lift-off.
  • Direct-mount front derailleur tab allows the use of a 2x system.
  • FOX Float 34 Performance Elite is tuneable and can be locked out.
  • FOX Float Performance Elite SV EVOL rear shock is adjustable between 115 and 130mm.
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected.
  • DT Swiss M1700 Spline TWO wheels are tubeless ready with SRAM XD Driver.
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires offers good grip and low rolling resistance in a variety of conditions.
  • LEV Integra seatpost with 125mm of travel.
  • 1x12 SRAM X01 Eagle groupset leverages a massive 10-50 cassette.
  • SRAM X01 Eagle crank is carbon fibre with a 34T ring.
  • SRAM Level TLM hydraulic disc brakes with 180 and 160mm in the front and rear.
  • Thomson Elite stem and RenThal carbon fibre bar boost stiffness and specialness.
  • Fabric Scoop Radius Pro saddle is low on weight and comfy.
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC bike shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase.
  • Based in Temecula, California, Intense Cycles have been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1991.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Cross-country riding
Frame Intense Primer 29 carbon
Front travel 130mm
Fork Fox Float 34 Performance Elite
Rear shock Fox Float Performance Elite EVOL SV 3 Pos
Rear travel
  • 115mm
  • 130mm
Stem Thomson Elite X4 31.8mm
Seatpost KS LEV Integra with 125mm travel
Headset Cane Creek 40
Handlebars Renthal FatBar carbon 31.8mm
Grips/tape Intense Dual Density Lock-on
Brakes

Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.

SRAM Level TLM (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers SRAM Level TLM
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM X01 Eagle
Crank + rings SRAM X01 Eagle 34T
Bottom bracket RaceFace PF92
Pedals Sold separately
Cassette

Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.

SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
Chain SRAM Eagle X01
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic EVO 27.5 x 2.25 / 2.35
Wheel DT Swiss M1700 Spline TWO
Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Pro
Made in Taiwan