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Intense 2018 Spider Foundation Bike - Unisex


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The ultimate device for fast riding, the Spider 275C is explosively fast and insanely light. The weight of the carbon 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. The Foundation Build adds a batch of reliable components to offer up a worry-free bike. SRAM NX shifters and GX rear-derailleur ensure the 1x11 shifting goes smoothly. Shimano M506 brakes keep things under control when the terrain is weird and unruly.

  • 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 allows 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 Revelation RC fork with 140mm of travel is tuneable and can be locked out
  • RockShox Monarch RL rear shock is adjustable between 115 and 130mm
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected
  • Tubeless ready 27.5in. Race Face AR Rims are laced on Intense Tuned hubs with DT Swiss Champion spokes
  • Maxxis Forekaster tires are 2.35in. wide and ready for any weather
  • Race Face Aeffect dropper seatpost with 150mm of travel
  • A mix of SRAM NX and GX components makes this 1x11 groupset crisp and reliable in all conditions
  • Race Face Aeffect crank is designed for agressive trail riding, with a XC crank weight
  • Shimano M500 hydraulic brakes with 180 and 160mm rotors front and rear respectively
  • 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
  • Buy an Intense bike, get 2 years of free top-level bike service that includes: drivetrain tune-ups, wheel truing, 2 brake bleeds, 2 fork and shock services and minor part installs
  • Includes an Intense gift box with over $150 of free stuff – like a torque wrench set, shock pump, and extra valve stems for going tubeless
  • Based in Temecula, California, Intense Cycles have been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1993

Tech specs

Weight13.62kg (Large)
Ideal for
  • Trail riding
FrameIntense Spider 27.5 carbon
ForkRockShox Revelation RC Solo Air
Front travel140mm
Rear travel130mm
Rear shockRockShox Monarch RL
StemIntense Recon 45mm 31.8mm
SeatpostRace Face Aeffect with 150mm travel
HeadsetIntense TS
HandlebarsIntense Recon 780mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • Shimano M500 (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano M500 Disc
ShiftersSRAM NX
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM GX
Crank + ringsRace Face Aeffect 32T
Bottom bracketRaceFace BB92
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Intense Tuned
Intense Tuned
SRAM NX 11-speed 11-42T
ChainSRAM PC1110
SpokesDT Champion
RimsRace Face AR 24
  • Maxxis Forekaster 27.5 x 2.35
SaddleWTB Silverado Sport
Made inTaiwan


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