Mountain Equipment Company

Intense 2019 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 RockShox Pike RCT3 fork and Monarch RT3 rear shock both feature multiple travel positions for a dialed ride on any terrain. To top it off, this gorgeous trail weapon features an SRAM 1x12 Eagle setup (yes, you read that right, 1x12), a hyperlight groupset with consistently beautiful shifting, and solid SRAM Level TLM 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 head tube 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 RCT3 is tuneable and can be locked out
  • RockShox Monarch RT3 rear shock is adjustable between 115 and 130mm
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected
  • Mavic XA Light wheels are tubeless ready with SRAM XD Driver
  • Maxxis Forekaster tires offers good grip and low rolling resistance in a variety of conditions
  • Fox Transfer seatpost with 150mm of travel
  • 1x12 SRAM X01 Eagle groupset with GX shifter leverages a massive 10-50 cassette
  • Truvativ Stylo carbon crank is paired with a 34T ring
  • SRAM Level TLM hydraulic disc brakes with 180 and 160mm in the front and rear
  • Intense cockpit includes a set of 760mm wide carbon bars for boost stiffness and comfort
  • Fabric Scoop Radius Elite saddle is low on weight and high on comfort
  • 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

Weight12.34kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Cross-country riding
FrameIntense Primer SL 29 carbon
ForkRockShox Pike RCT3
Front travel140mm
Rear travel130mm
Rear shockRockShox Monarch RT3
StemIntense Recon Elite 50mm 31.8mm
SeatpostFox Transfer with 150mm travel
HeadsetCane Creek 40
HandlebarsIntense Recon Carbon 760mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • SRAM Level TLM (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversSRAM Level TLM
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM X01 Eagle
Crank + ringsTruvativ Stylo Carbon 34T
Bottom bracketSRAM Pressfit GXP BB92
PedalsSold separately
SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
ChainSRAM Eagle GX
  • Maxxis Forekaster 29 x 2.35
WheelMavic XA Light
SaddleFabric Scoop Radius Elite
Made inTaiwan


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