Intense 2017 Primer Foundation 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 well-chosen Foundation 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. The Rockshox Pike RC suspension combined with the 29er wheels offers a smoother feeling ride than you'd get on a smaller wheeled bike. For the drivetrain, you get nothing but efficient, reliable SRAM 1x11 components to move smoothly from long, steep climbs to fast and flowy descents. A RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost drops out of the way when things get rowdy and pops back up when you need to start churning.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame with alloy 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.
  • RockShox Pike RC is tuneable and can be locked out.
  • RockShox Monarch R Debonair rear shock is adjustable between 115 and 130mm.
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected.
  • Tubeless ready Sun Helix rims are laced on Intense Tuned hubs.
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires offers good grip and low rolling resistance in a variety of conditions.
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost with 125mm of travel.
  • 1x11 SRAM NX and GX components makes for a reliable and efficient groupset.
  • RaceFace Aeffect crank is high-strength 6066 aluminum, paired with a 32T ring.
  • Shimano M506 hydraulic disc brakes with 180 and 160mm in the front and rear.
  • Intense stem and bars point your wheel down the trail.
  • WTB Silverado Sport saddle is trail ready.
  • 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 Cross-country riding
Frame Intense Primer 29 carbon
Front travel 140mm
Fork RockShox Pike RC
Rear shock RockShox Monarch R Debonair
Rear travel
  • 115mm
  • 130mm
Stem Intense 50mm 31.8mm
Seatpost Rock Shox Reverb Stealth with 125mm travel
Headset Intense TS
Handlebars Intense Recon 760mm 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 SRAM NX
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM GX
Crank + rings Race Face Aeffect 32T
Bottom bracket RaceFace PF92
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.

SRAM NX 11-speed 11-42T
Chain SRAM PC1110
Spokes DT Champion
Rims Sun Helix TR25
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29 x 2.25 / 2.35
Saddle WTB Silverado Sport
Made in Taiwan