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Intense Spider Expert Bike - Unisex


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A carbon fibre rocket with beautiful XT components that climbs as beautifully as it descends. While the Expert build sits just below the Pro level, you won't mistake this for a budget build: Shimano XT 1x11 components and brakes along with buttery RockShox suspension make this a truly special build. Explosively fast and insanely light, the weight of the frame is on par with many road bikes, but the real secret to its eagerness lies in the efficient link system that gives it compact chainstays and a shortened wheelbase. Expect mind-bending acceleration and a stiff, responsive feel when mashing steep climbs.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame with aluminum 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 allows for easy maintenance
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 100x15mm 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
  • RockShox Pike RC fork with 140mm of travel is tuneable and can be locked out
  • RockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair rear shock is adjustable between 115 and 130mm
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected
  • 27.5in. DT Swiss M1900 Spline wheels are light and tubeless ready
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires are 2.35in. front, 2.25in. rear
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost with 125mm of travel
  • A full 1x11 Shimano XT M8000 groupset provides crisp and reliable shifting in all conditions
  • Race Face Turbine crank is CNC machined to optimize stiffness and to shed grams
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes with 180 and 160mm rotors front and rear respectively
  • WTB Silverado Race 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

Weight13.02kg (Medium)
13.05kg (Large)
Ideal for
  • Trail riding
FrameIntense Spider 27.5 carbon
ForkRockShox Pike RC
Front travel140mm
Rear travel130mm
Rear shockRockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair
StemThomson Elite X4 31.8mm
SeatpostRock Shox Reverb Stealth with 125mm travel
HeadsetCane Creek 40
HandlebarsRenthal FatBar 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • Shimano XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano XT
ShiftersShimano XT
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)Shimano XT
Crank + ringsRace Face Turbine 32T
Bottom bracketRaceFace PF92
PedalsSold separately
Shimano XT 11-speed 11-42T
ChainShimano XT
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.25 / 2.35
WheelDT Swiss M1900 Spline
SaddleWTB Silverado Race
Made inTaiwan

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