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Intense 2018 Spider Expert Bike - Unisex


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A carbon fibre rocket with beautiful SRAM Eagle 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: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 components and Shimano XT 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 up steeps.

  • 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 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
  • 27.5in. DT Swiss M1900 Spline wheels are built for trail riding
  • Maxxis Forekaster tires are 2.35in. wide and has a tread pattern that will make you forget about the weather
  • Fox Transfer seatpost with 150mm of travel
  • The SRAM 1x12 GX Eagle groupset provides crisp and reliable shifting in all conditions
  • Truvativ Stylo crankset is made of 6000-series forged aluminum
  • 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
  • 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

Weight13.12kg (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 50mm 31.8mm
SeatpostFox Transfer with 150mm travel
HeadsetCane Creek 40
HandlebarsRenthal FatBar 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • Shimano XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano XT
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM GX Eagle
Crank + ringsTruvativ Stylo 34T
Bottom bracketSRAM Pressfit GXP BB92
PedalsSold separately
SRAM XG-1275 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
ChainSRAM Eagle GX
  • Maxxis Forekaster 27.5 x 2.35
WheelDT Swiss M1900 Spline
SaddleWTB Silverado Race
Made inTaiwan


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