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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

Weight13.66kg (Small)
14.02kg (Medium)
14.09kg (Large)
14.66kg (X-Large)
Ideal for
  • Trail riding
FrameIntense Spider 27.5 aluminum
ForkX-Fusion Sweep RL
Front travel130mm
Rear travel130mm
Rear shockRockShox Monarch R Debonair
StemIntense 50mm 31.8mm
SeatpostIntense Recon
HeadsetIntense TS
HandlebarsIntense Recon 740mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • Shimano M506 (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano M506 Disc
ShiftersShimano Deore
Derailleur (front)Shimano Deore
Derailleur (rear)Shimano SLX
Crank + ringsShimano FC-M627B 38-24T
Bottom bracketShimano SLX
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Intense Tuned
Intense Tuned
Shimano CS-HG50 10-speed 11-36T
SpokesDT Champion
RimsSun Inferno 25
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.25 / 2.35
SaddleWTB Silverado Sport
Made inTaiwan

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