Intense Spider 275 A Foundation Bike - Unisex

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Intense Spider 275 A Foundation Bike - Unisex

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Our friends at Intense Cycles gave MEC an exclusive deal on these aluminum-frame Spiders, and we're passing on the savings to our members. (Check out that price!) What they made is a fast and flickable rocket for flowy trails and XC precision. The secret to the Spider's eagerness lies in the efficient suspension link system that allows for compact chainstays and a shortened wheelbase. Expect mind-bending acceleration and a stiff, responsive feel when mashing steep climbs. The Foundation Build offers a selection of reliable Shimano components and buttery smooth suspension: X-Fusion Sweep fork with 130mm of travel to soak up chuddery sections, and 115–130 adjustable Monarch rear shock to smooth rowdy descents. The 27.5 wheelset hits the sweet spot between a nimble ride and a fast-rolling pace.

  • Hydroformed alloy frame is lightweight, fast and strong.
  • i-BOX Pivot System allows for compact seatstays and a shortened wheelbase for a nimble and efficient ride.
  • Angular Contact/Collet Bearing System for easy maintenance.
  • 148 x 12mm spacing in the rear and 100 x 15mm 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.
  • X-Fusion Sweep RL fork with 130mm of travel can be locked out.
  • RockShox Monarch R Debonair can be adjusted from 115-130mm.
  • 27.5in. Sun Inferno 25 wheels are tubeless ready.
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires are 2.35in. front, 2.25in. rear.
  • Intense seatpost, headset, handlbar and stem are purpose-built for trail.
  • Shimano Deore and SLX components for a reliable 2 x 10 groupset.
  • Shimano M506 hydraulic disc brakes with 180 and 160mm rotors front and rear.
  • WTB Silverado Sport saddle.
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your Intense Bike to any MEC bike shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for 2 years after purchase.
  • Based in Temecula, California, Intense Cycles have been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1993.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Trail riding
Frame Intense Spider 27.5 aluminum
Front travel 130mm
Fork X-Fusion Sweep RL
Rear shock RockShox Monarch R Debonair
Rear travel
  • 115mm
  • 130mm
Stem Intense 50mm 31.8mm
Seatpost Intense Recon
Headset Intense TS
Handlebars Intense Recon 740mm 31.8mm
Grips/tape Intense Dual Density Lock-on

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

Shimano M506 (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano M506 Disc
Shifters Shimano Deore
Derailleur (front) Shimano Deore
Derailleur (rear) Shimano SLX
Crank + rings Shimano FC-M627B 38-24T
Bottom bracket Shimano SLX
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) Intense Tuned
Hub (rear)

The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.

Intense Tuned

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

Shimano CS-HG50 10-speed 11-36T
Chain Shimano
Spokes DT Champion
Rims Sun Inferno 25
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.25 / 2.35
Saddle WTB Silverado Sport
Made in Taiwan