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Intense 2017 Primer Pro Bike - Unisex


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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 Pro Build 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 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
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth 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 Fatbar Lite bars 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 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

Weight12.33kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Cross-country riding
FrameIntense Primer 29 carbon
ForkFox Float 34 Performance Elite
Front travel140mm
Rear travel130mm
Rear shockFox Float Performance Elite EVOL SV 3 Pos
StemThomson Elite X4 31.8mm
SeatpostRock Shox Reverb Stealth with 125mm travel
HeadsetCane Creek 40
HandlebarsRenthal FatBar LITE 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • SRAM Level TLM (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversSRAM Level TLM
ShiftersSRAM X01 Eagle
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM X01 Eagle
Crank + ringsSRAM X01 Eagle 34T
Bottom bracketRaceFace PF92
PedalsSold separately
SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
ChainSRAM Eagle X01
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic EVO 29 x 2.25 / 2.35
WheelDT Swiss M1700 Spline TWO
SaddleFabric Scoop Radius Pro
Made inTaiwan

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